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Grahan Trek, Kasol

Visit Grahan, a spiritual village in Parvati valley near Kasol

Grahan Trek, Kasol

Duration

2D/1N

Pickup Point

Kasol

Accomodation

Home Stay

Overview

Grahan Village is situated at a close proximity to the hippie town of Kasol at an altitude of 7,700 ft in Parvati Valley. Popularly known as magic honey village, this village is famous for its honey which is collected from the forest nearby and has a different taste and feel to it. Grahan trek is an ideal experience for those who wish to escape from a busy and mundane lifestyle and want to experience the beauty and peace of nature.

To reach the Grahan Village Kasol, one has to cross the wooden bridges that make this trek a bit unique and special. The entire Grahan Village trek trail is covered with tall pine trees and one can witness the amazing landscape along the trail. Enjoy the mesmerizing scenic view of Parvati Valley and fresh mountain air on the trek and walk alongside the Grahan Nalla Stream - the highlight of the trek.

Quick info-
Grahan trek distance: 20 km
Grahan Village altitude: 7,700 ft
Grahan trek difficulty: Easy to moderate
Grahan trek best time: April to December

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Kasol to Grahan trek

  • Pick Up Point- goStops Kasol
  • Pick Up Time- 11:00 am
  • Distance- 9 km
  • Altitude- 5,180 ft to 7,700 ft
  • Time- 4-5 hours
  • Meals- Snacks and dinner
  • Stay- Homestay

Day 2: Hike to Grahan Waterfall and trek back to Kasol

  • Distance- 11 km
  • Altitude- 7,700 ft to 5,180 ft
  • Time- 6-7 hours
  • Meals- Breakfast

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kasol to Grahan Village

  • Assemble at the goStops Kasol and meet the fellow travelers and the trek guide.
  • After a quick briefing session we will start our trek to the quaint village of Grahan.
  • The Kasol to Grahan Village distance is 9 km and it takes 4-5 hours to reach there.
  • On the trail, get mesmerized by the dense forest of pine trees and cross the wooden bridges to reach the Grahan Village.
  • Upon reaching the village, check in to the homestay and freshen up. 
  • Have Snacks and explore the local market of the village and try different cuisines at the local cafes.
  • Back to homestay by evening. Have a hearty chit chat session with the fellow travelers around the warm bonfire.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the village.

Day 2: Hike to Grahan Waterfall and trek back to Kasol

  • Wake up early in the morning in the lap of Parvati Valley and refresh yourself with a delicious breakfast.
  • Post breakfast, get ready for a small hike to 3 simultaneous waterfall that are 10-15 mins away from one another.
  • After spending some leisure time at Grahan Waterfall, head back to Kasol.
  • Upon reaching goStops Kasol, bid a warm farewell to the fellow trekking companions.
  • End of trip with beautiful memories

How to reach?

By Air: The nearest airport to Kasol is Kullu Manali Airport also known as Bhuntar Airport in Kullu district. Daily flights connect the airport to the country’s capital, Delhi. You can book a cab or a taxi to go to Kasol from the Bhuntar airport which is a mere 31 km and will take you about 1 hour to reach there. The nearest airport to Kasol is located in Bhunter, which is 31 kilometres away.

By Train: Kasol does not have a railway station of its own. To reach Kasol by railways you have to get off at the nearest railway station to Kasol which is Joginder Nagar railway station, about 144 km from the village of Kasol. You can take a cab from the station to reach Kasol or a bus from the Joginder Nagar Bus Stand towards Manikaran which should take about 4.5 to 5 hours.

By Road: This is the fastest and direct way to reach Kasol. Many governments and private bus services ply from all parts of India, including Delhi to Kasol. You can also hire a direct taxi from Delhi.

Things to Carry

  • Rucksack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
  • Trekking Shoes, Floaters or Sandals
  • Quick Dry Tees
  • Track Pants
  • Cotton socks
  • Pair of woolen socks
  • Rain jacket or Poncho 
  • 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket,1 Heavy Jacket, 1 Pair of Thermal
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Woolen Cap
  • Gloves
  • Sun Cap
  • Scarf
  • Lip Balm
  • Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
  • Packed food
  • Water Bottle 1 
  • Powerbank
  • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
  • Personal Toiletries 
  • Personal Basic Medical Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
  • Trekking Pole
  • Extra Polythene

Inclusion

Grahan trek includes:-

  • Accommodation in homestay(Triple Sharing)
  • Snacks and dinner on day 1
  • Breakfast on day 2
  • Trekking with certified guides

Exclusion

Grahan trek excludes:-

  • Personal essentials
  • Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles, etc.
  • Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.
  • Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages
  • Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.
  • Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.
  • Transportation - The charges of transportation on day 1 and 6 are to be borne and shared between the trekkers.
  • In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.
  • Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the trekkers.
  • Loading and unloading of personnel luggage.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Any king of emergency evacuation charges

Advisory

  1. Rent gear: You can reduce the hassle of buying gear like trek pants, jackets, shoes and rent them for the trek at an additional cost.

  2. RT-PCR negative certification: This is mandatory for goSTOPS treks. Without it, you will not be allowed to join us. You are exempted only if you’ve taken two doses of vaccine or were infected with COVID-19 in the last three months.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation is made 30 days before the date of travel, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees

  • If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days before the date of travel, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees

  • If cancellation is made 0 to 15 days before the date of travel, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to do this trek is in between the months of April to December as the weather remains pleasant and cool for the visitors to explore the beauty of this trek and place.
The difficulty level of this trek is easy which makes it a perfect option for the beginners.
The Kasol to Grahan village trek distance is 9 km one way which takes around 5-6 hours to cover..
The trek is a beginner-level trek and anyone with an average fitness routine can easily do this trek. Although someone with a serious medical condition like heart disease or breathing problem should consult a doctor beforehand.
Vegetarian food is provided during the trek as it is nutritious and healthy and is also recommended by the locals of mountains.
Grahan experiences pleasant weather throughout the year, with the mercury reaching the highest at only 29-degree celsius. With the average temperature slightly below 17-degrees, if you go in the months before and after monsoons, and before winters, you will find the most pleasant weather for trekking.
With an easy difficulty level, the trek is perfectly worth going for beginners. Also, a basic knowledge of trekking/hiking is needed to complete it as you will be covering a distance of 20 km while traversing through various scenic and thrilling paths.
The best suited shoes for this trek are the ones made with semi leather, are light in weight and breathable so your feet don’t get too heated. Also, make sure that the ankle support is as per your own comfort. You can choose hiking or trekking shoes from brands like- Quechua, Decathlon, Wildcraft, Salomon.
Yes. Kasol receives snow-fall during the winter months from November till February. Around this time many parts of the village get covered in snow roads getting blocked, making it difficult to explore the place. Besides, the temperatures also remain low with chilly winds making the atmosphere dry around this season. The trek may be closed during these months according to the weather conditions.
The Grahan trek Kasol is around 9 km one way from Kasol which takes around 4-5 hours to complete.

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