Kasol is a small village of Himachal Pradesh situated in Parvati Valley. The valley is famous for its hypnotic view and spell casting surroundings. Also known as mini Israel of India where you will find Israeli tourists more than others. It is 16000 m above from sea level and surrounded by Himalayan flora and fauna specially Chirpine, Deodar. There are numerous spots where you can spend time at the bank of Parvati River. The maximum-paths you will follow the river will along with you. The sound of the river will like a large orchestra is playing.
This beautiful Himalayan hamlet is 32km away from Bhuntar which is a small town of Kull district. Kullu district is also a famous tourist spot where world-famous Dushehra Festival organized in during oct-nov depends upon the dates.
Attractions Near Kasol
There are various small but beautiful spot in kasol where you can enjoy the wonders of mother nature however most popular spots are Manikaran, Barshaini and Kheerganga.
Manikaran is a place where two kinds of religion meet in one place. This place is considered as a sacred place for Sikhs and Hindu community and also known as for hot spring pools. You will find Gurudwara which is known as Shree Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurudwara. Other religious worship places belong to Hinduism i.e Shri Ramchandra Temple, Lord Shiva Temple, Hanuman Temple. There are shrines also available where pilgrims of both religions may stay as well as they may eat also as parsadi.
Distance from kasol to Manikaran – 4.3 km.
Barshaini is known for its natural surroundings as well as for Himachali village life. It is a small place however you will find all kind of basic facilities like medical shop, food shop as well as small restaurants also. Even if you want to stay, there are guesthouses also. The trail to kheerganga trek and Tosh trek also goes from here.
Distance from Manikaran to Barshaini- 15.9 km
Kheerganga is a most popular trek among all trekkers, hikers and nature-loving peoples. The water of the river near Kheerganga looks like white as milk and there are other mythological stories also related to this place where some believes some not believes. Kheerganga is the most beautiful place in this region. This is the place where you will find snow-clad peaks with a lush green forest full of Himalayan Tree species. The main attraction of this place is hot spring pool where you can relax as much as you can.
Distance from Barshaini- 7.3 km
Best Time To Visit
This trek is open for all seasons however it may risky to do this trek under heavy rain and snowfall conditions. So to avoid any kind of hazard, confirm it from tour guide or authorities before going there.
How To Reach Kasol
The best way to reach directly at Kasol is from Delhi. From Delhi, you can easily find government as well as private bus services from ISBT and Majnu Ka Tila. However, your journey will be in a break. These buses will drop you at Buntar, Kullu then from there you have to catch the transport to Kasol. You can also hire a private tourist cab from Kullu which will drop you at Kasol.
Day 1- Delhi to Bhuntar
After arrival at Delhi board on the bus in which you have a reservation.
Distance – 490 km
Day 2- Bhuntar to Kasol followed by Camping at Kasol
After reaching at Bhuntar meet your tour guide and reach at Campsite. Take a deep breath of fresh air and make your day pleasant in the lap of mother nature. In the night enjoy your dinner with bonfire.
Day 3 -Kasol – Barshaini- Kheerganga
Wake up early in the pleasant morning and get ready for the trekking. During this trek you will visit Manikaran, Barshaini, Rudranag then finally you will reach Kheerganga.After reaching there enjoy the hot water spring pool to be relaxed from the journey. Enjoy your camping there.
Day 4- Kheerganga -Barshaini-Kasol-Bhuntar
In the morning enjoy the scenic view of mountains under the rays of golden sun. After getting fresh and breakfast pack your bags to descend up to kasol.At kasol take some rest if time available and board on the bus to Delhi.
Day 5- Drop at Delhi
In the morning bus will drop you at the dropping point. Where you will start your ongoing journey with sweet memories of trekking.
This is all about Kasol -Kheerganga Trek so- “Stay blessed and keep trekking”.
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