Kheerganga trek is a must-do trek for any traveller and trekking enthusiast. The trek starts from Barshaini village which is 6 KM from Kasol. Going on this trek is a complete package if you are thinking about visiting Parvati Valley. Trek goes through lush green forest and there are multiple streams of water available throughout the trek. The best thing about this trek is that you don’t have to worry about carrying a lot of water which happens on most treks.
While you are going for the Kheerganga trek you can also visit a few places which are nearby this trail like Kasol, Manikaran Tosh Village & Malana. If you are staying in Kasol and want to do camping or need a place to stay you can find them here. If you wish to visit beautiful Tosh village there is a road which diverts from Barshaini and you can club visiting Tosh village if you have a couple of more days.
Travel to base – Barshaini is 16 KM from Kasol (also known as Mini-Israel). Kasol is well connected by road from Kullu and is a traveller’s inn. From Kasol taxis can be hired to reach Barshaini. The nearest airport is Bhunter (Kullu). Buses are available from Delhi and Chandigarh to reach Kullu from where taxis and buses are available till Kasol.
Short itinerary for Kheerganga Trek
Day 1 – Kasol to Kheerganga
Start from Kasol which is 16 KM from Barshaini. Barshaini is a small village where you can find a few shops and dhabas. If you wish to visit beautiful Tosh village there is a road which diverts from here and you can club visiting Tosh village if you have a couple of more days. Once reached Barshaini the trek starts through the Kalga Village. There are 2 trails that lead to the Kheerganga however if you wish to enjoy the trek to the fullest you should take a path through the right side of the bridge which is a lush green trail and goes through deodar trees. This trail is challenging at a few points and you need to be cautious. Once you reach the waterfall you can follow the trail further.
The trail goes along the Parvati river. The total trekking distance is around 10 KM to Kheerganga. Once you reach Kheerganga you will find a Shiva temple besides which you are welcomed with a hot water pool where you can take a dip and rest for some time. This relaxing dip takes away all the tiredness you had on the trek.
There are few Dhabas and bakeries at Kheerganga which also allows you to stay overnight. Alternatively, you can also pitch your own tent and stay.
Day 2 – Kheerganga to Kasol
In the morning after breakfast, you can head back to Barshaini and can take an alternate path that goes through the village. Once reached Barshaini you can also visit Tosh village which is on most travellers must-visit list.
Things to keep in mind before attempting KheergangaTrek.
- There are tea stalls at on the way as well as at Kheerganga.
- Mobile network is not available on most of the trek.
- There are a couple of stay options that can be booked after paying some amount. It is recommended to carry your camping gear or hire an agency to manage your stay and food needs.
- Trek is a bit challenging at a few points and you may need to prepare for this in advance.
- If you are doing this trek during winters please carry trekking and snow gear.
If you are planning for the trek and want to hire camping/trekking equipment you can rent it out at Chandigarh from Gadget Rental India.
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