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Kheerganga trek is a must do trek for any traveler and trekking enthusiast. The trek starts from Barshaini village which is 6 KM from Kasol. Going to 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.
Trek is a bit challenging at a few points and you may need to prepare for this in advance. You may find how to prepare for a Himalayan trek here.
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 traveler’s inn. From Kasol taxis can be hired to reach Barshaini. Nearest airport is Bhunter (Kullu). Buses are available from Delhi and Chandigarh to reach Kullu from where taxis and buses are available till Kasol.
Journey starts from Kasol which is 16 KM from Barshaini. Barshaini is a small village where you can find 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 which lead to the Kheerganga however if you wish to enjoy trek to 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 Parvati river. 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 sometime. 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.
In morning after breakfast you can head back to Barshaini and can take an alternate path which goes through the village. Once reached in Barshaini you can also visit Tosh village which is in most travelers must visit list.