Kasol is the popular tourist hub in Himachal Pradesh, it offers the lush green grasslands, pine and rhododendron trees. Kheerganga trek is the most popular trek in Parvati valley. Every place has its own speciality, culture and traditions, kasol holds the majority of Israeli people that makes this place so popular among tourists, the Israeli food of kasol is something one should definitely try. Tosh Valley, hot water spring, Manikaran and Parvati river are a famous tourist destination, these places are filled with beauty and serenity. Kheerganga is the nature paradise offering the panoramic views of Himalaya.
Quick facts about Kheerganga Trek:
- Altitude: 2960m
- Distance: 13km
- State: Himachal Pradesh
- Difficulty: easy to moderate
- Population centre: Kasol
Best time to visit Kheerganga
The best time to visit kheerganga is any time throughout the year. The beauty of the place is flourishing throughout the year, for trekking the best time is April to May and September to October.
How to reach Kheerganga
By Air: Bhuntar airport is the nearest airport, it is 31km away from Kasol.
By Road: Take a bus from Delhi to Bhuntar and from Bhuntar take a bus to Kasol, the distance between Bhuntar to Kasol is 5km.
By Rail: Joginder Nagar railway station is the nearest railway station, it is 145 km away from Kasol.
About the trek
There are two routes from Barshaini; the first one is taking a right from the bridge of Barshaini and head up to Kalga village, the trail is scenic and gentle, perfect for beginners.
The second route is Left from Barshaini bridge which will head towards Nakhthan village, the route is steeper but beautiful offering spectacular views of the valley.
Kheerganga is not a village and there is no electricity, the place offers accommodation and facilities for camping as well. It is very important to trek with some experienced guide, camping is banned at kheerganga, therefore, you can camp at Rudranag, a few kilometres before Kheerganga.
There are many cafes, restaurants and tea houses offering delicious food and the natural hot water spring Parvati Valley.
Other Treks near Kasol and Kheerganga
Kasol is a popular trekking destination, the beauty, adventure, fun, camping all of these come hand in hand with Kasol. The place has something for everyone. Some of the trekking Destinations are:
Kheerganga & Tosh Trek
Once you have reached Tosh, you will experience the most beautiful and scenic beauty of the place surrounded by snow clad mountains, long oak and pine trees and small water streams throughout your way. The locals of the village are so welcoming and the hospitality of the people is heartwarming.
Kutla Village Via Tosh
Kutla is an offbeat village in the mid of Himalayas, the calm and serene place with nature’s magic, you will reach kutla by walking through a narrow trail, it is a two-hour trek from tosh leading to the splendid view of mountains and the natural beauty of the place.
Kheerganga & Buni Buni Pass Trek
Buni Buni pass is the less travelled path, it is a few hours trek from Kheerganga and there is a good chance to find snow in early summers and in winters, passing through the dense forest and offering an eye catching view of Parvati Valley. The path is less crowded and perfect for the ones who want to spend some good time with nature.
- Do not litter around, keep your surroundings clean.
- Carry all your necessary medications with you along with basic medicines that are required for mountain sickness, motion sickness and other possible situations.
- Consumption of Alcohol and other toxic substance is not advisable.
- Please take care of your own luggage.
- Keep yourself hydrated throughout the trek.
- Listen to the guidance of trek leader carefully.
- Carry warm clothes irrespective of seasons.
- People with any kind of ailment or Heart problem are advised not to come on the trek.
Things to carry
Comfortable trekking pants
Pair of woollen socks
Sunglasses and sunscreen
Camera and extra batteries
Small bottle of shampoo
Toothpaste and toothbrush
Lip balm and wipes
Trekking shoes and trekking pole
First aid box with all the necessary medicines