October 21st, 2021
The Kasol Kheerganga Trek starts at Kasol, a small village located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is nestled deep in the scenic Parvati Valley and is fast emerging as a major spot for tourists looking for budget travelling. Kheerganga’s history is believed to be dated thousands of years back, with the natural place coming into existence as the abode of Lord Shiva. The Kasol Kheerganga (Khir Ganga) trek is a favourite amongst those seeking a backpacker’s adventure in Kasol or Kullu.
You can opt for this package on any date.
The best time to visit Kasol and Kheerganga depends upon your preference as a trekker. If you prefer warmer weather and spring, March to early June are the best seasons for your visit. However, if you are looking to trek in snow, and hoping for colder weather, November till early December, or late in January - February would be ideal! This adventure trek is marked as an easy level trek. The terrain of the trek is a gentle incline and decline, for the most part, getting steep for only some short parts. Moreover, the facts that the trek is for a short duration of 3 days and the total distance covered during the trek is 25 km, make this trek an easy one, ideal for beginners! While undertaking this backpackers’ trip to Kasol, make sure to explore the famous Israeli cafes and shop for wonderful souvenirs.
This beautiful trek will let you, the traveller, experience it all, starting from trekking and camping at a height of 2960 m, leading to a bath in the natural hot springs in Kheerganga, and all the while letting you bask in the breathtaking vistas of the River Parvati and the Himalayas covered in lush greens and pristine white. The Kheerganga trek starting point is at the dam constructed over Himalayan river Parvati in Barshaini. If you need, you can get trekking gear like trekking poles from a shop right outside the dam! You can also seek the help of our trek guide in order to get the best rates and quality of the trekking poles. During the trek to Kheerganga, you will come across the beautiful Rudra Nag Waterfall. Take a break there, dip your feet in the cool, clear water of the roaring waterfall and enjoy hot refreshments at the famous cafe located near the waterfall! The ancient Shiva temple, or the Rudra Nag temple, is located only some way away along the route to Kheerganga. It is especially popular amongst religious pilgrims. There are a lot of shortcuts along the way to Kheerganga, however, it is advised to follow the instructions of the trek leader carefully and avoid all such routes as they can get dangerous. When you start spotting yellow and blue huts on your ascent after the waterfall and the temple, that is when you know that Kheerganga is only a few minutes away!
During this brilliant trek to Kasol and Kheerganga, you will experience the hospitality of Kasol for a night, as you will stay in a riverside camp in the mighty mountains. Delve in the local culture and enjoy indigenous cuisine while in Kasol! Apart from this, you will experience camping at Kheerganga for a night! Be prepared for campfires and sleeping bags! For your upcoming vacations, make the best of your time with this experience of the best of nature!
For this adventure trek, you have to simply meet us at Kasol. The distance between Kasol to Kheerganga is 22 km(13.7miles) via Barshaini road. The starting point of the trek is Barshaini where you can reach by taking a bus or taxi from Kasol. The trek distance is 12 km (7.5miles) from Barshaini and can be completed in 5-6 hours. The distance from Delhi to Kasol can be covered in a beautiful, 15-hour-long drive route. However, if you are looking to undertake the trek, it is best that you do not undertake the long drive before the trek as it can get tiring, and take public transport instead. You can take an overnight bus from Delhi to Bhuntar. You will reach Kasol between 5 AM to 7 AM. From Bhuntar, you can either take a bus or hire a cab to Kasol. Alternatively, you can also fly to Dharamshala or Kullu, and from there you can simply take a bus to Kasol. You can also reach Kasol by taking a train from Delhi to Joginder Nagar, the nearest railway station to Kasol. From Joginder Nagar, you can take a bus or cab to Kasol.
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