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Kheerganga Trek, Kasol

Offers deep forests and rich meadows along with a natural hot water spring- Parvati Kund

Kheerganga Trek, Kasol

Duration

2 Days/1 Night

Pickup Point

Kasol

Maximum Altitude

9,650 ft

Best time to visit

Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn

Difficulty level

Easy

Accomodation

Tent

Overview

Standing tall at an altitude of 9600 ft and deep in the Parvati Valley, Kheerganga trek is a well-known experience in Himachal Pradesh. This trek neither requires previous experience nor too much time to explore making it a perfect experience to go for. The trek starts from Barshaini, situated at a distance of 17 km from Kasol.
Often called a nature paradise, Kheerganga trek route takes you to a journey through verdant oak trees, waterfalls, and majestic landscapes of Himachal. Once you reach Kheerganga, take a dip in the Parvati Kund(natural hot water springs) while you gaze at the snow-peaks of Himalayas.

Note- If you are a group of 3 or more people, the trek can be organized anyday.

Quick info:
Kheerganga trek distance: 24 km
Kheerganga trek temperature: Day- 8 degrees to 15 degrees, Night- 0 degree to 3 degrees
Kheerganga trek height: 9,650 ft
Kheerganga trek difficulty level: Easy
Kheerganga trek best time: Whole year except monsoon

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Kasol to Kheerganga

  • Pick up point- Kasol main market
  • Pick up time- 8 AM
  • Trek start time- 9 AM
  • Distance covered- 12 km
  • Altitude- 5183 ft to 7224 ft to 9650 ft
  • Meals- Dinner

Day 2: Trek Back to Kasol

  • Trek down after breakfast
  • Transfer to Kasol

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kasol to Kheerganga

  • Get ready to be picked up from Kasol main market in the morning.
  • Reach Barshani in approx 1 hour and meet your guides.
  • This 12 km will take you around 5-6 hours to complete.
  • Start your trek after a briefing session from the guides.
  • Trek through the forest with the company of Parvati river.
  • Reach the campsite and relax for a while.
  • Head towards Parvati Kund, which is the highlight of this trek.
  • Have lunch with the breathtaking view of the Himalayas.
  • Explore the surroundings in the evening.
  • Have dinner and retire for the night.

Day 2: Trek Back to Kasol

  • Have breakfast and start your trek back to Barshaini.
  • Get transferred to Kasol and end your Kheerganga trekking experience.

How to reach?

By Air: Bhuntar Airport near Kullu is the nearest from Kasol. You can take a domestic flight from Delhi till the Bhuntar Airport and then complete the remaining journey by bus or a taxi.

By Train: The nearest railway stations from Kasol are in Pathankot and Joginder Nagar. After getting off at these railheads, you will have to board a bus or hire a taxi to Kasol.

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

  • Accommodation in camps(double/triple sharing)

  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Trekking with certified guides

Exclusion

  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any food item or other purchases made during the trek and the drive
  • Mules or Porters to carry personal luggage and other items on trek 

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. Guests must be vaccinated with both doses of Covid vaccine.
  3. The organization reserves the rights to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  4. In unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, the trek may get canceled or altered. In such cases, the operator will try to provide with an alternate option. However, a cash refund will not be applicable in this situation.

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
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Kheerganga trek best time is all around the year except the months of July, August, and September because of monsoons.
Kheerganga trek distance is 24 km(both ways) which takes 2 days to complete.
In summers(March to June) the temperature ranges from 13 degrees to 35 degrees. In winters(October to February) the temperature ranges from -4 degrees to 10 degrees.
Going to Kheerganga is a commendable choice as it is a fairly easy trek with some patches ranging to a little moderate in difficulty. A person must be in in average physical and mental state to embark on this trek.
The trek requires you to come fully prepared, and so the things and equipments that you must definitely carry with you are - an ideal sized backpack to carry all your essentials and still be light, hiking or trekking shoes with good grip, water bottle, a jacket and a pullover to keep you warm, comfortable clothes, track pants, toiletries and personal medication, some snacks, pocket charger, torch with extra batteries, camera, and other small tools as per requirement.
The best suited shoes for the Kheerganga trek route are the ones that are breathable and light in weight. Also, ankle support is a very important thing to take care of while buying the perfect pair of shoes. You can go for brands like- Decathlon, Wildcraft, Quechua, etc. In the winters, you’ll require gators or gumboots which you can rent from the base village
Kasol witnesses snow-fall in the winter from November till February. In these months, many areas of the village get covered in snow, which makes it a little difficult to explore the place.
The highest altitude of this trek is 9950 ft and the total distance covered will be 24 km.
Yes, the trek is available all around the year because of its pleasant weather all year. Although it’s advised to not opt for this in the months of monsoons, the trek will also be available for a few days at the time of heavy snowfalls in winter.
Follow all the instructions from your guides. The stay will be in camps on double/triple sharing so one must not expect any luxuries. Kheerganga camping is a very unique experience. The trek is easy but still, trekkers need a basic level of fitness for this trek. The climatic conditions in the mountains can change from time to time, so please pack your bags accordingly.
Veg food is served during the Kheerganga trekking package. We serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.
Yes, camping is allowed in Kheerganga. You can stay here overnight in tents with your friends or solo. Camping is one of the best part of the Kasol Kheerganga trek as trekkers can enjoy star gazing, bonfire, listened to the exotic animals and feel the calmness of nature in Parvati Valley while camping.
The minimum age requirement is 8 years and the maximum age depends on the trekker's fitness.
The distance from the base point to the top is approximately 12 km which can be covered within a period of 7-8 hours. The total distance of the Kheerganga trek route is 24 km both sides.
During winter months Kheerganga receive heavy snowfall. During this time, the temperature ranges between -3 degrees to 14 degrees celsius and is accompanied by the spine-chilling breezes. If snow is something that you love then you can head to Kheerganga this month.
One can go for this trek at any time of the year though it is advisable not to go for this trek package during monsoon as the trail tends to become more slippery and muddy. The heavy rain also blocks the mesmerizing views from the top during the monsoon season.
Absolutely. The safety of girls is of foremost importance to us. We always create a friendly environment on the trek. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. They are very honest and reliable, but we would also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
The mobile connectivity in Kheerganga is not very good, only BSNL works at the top. Therefore it is advisable that you make all important phone calls in Kasol itself.
No, Female trekkers share tents with female co-trekkers. If you are the only girl on the trek, you get a separate tent for yourself.
Kheerganga is said to be the abode of Lord Shiva, situated at an altitude of 9600 ft and deep in the Parvati Valley. The trek starts from Barshaini Village. At Kheerganga, get rewarded with the breathtaking Parvati Kund - The holy hot water spring. The holy dip in the Parvati Kund will wash away the fatigue of the journey.
The trek to Kheerganga starts from Barshaini Village. The total trekking distance is 24 km. On the Day 2 after breakfast, trek down to Barshaini. From there, hire local cabs and other facilities available to go to Kasol.
Yes, the Kheerganga trek in winter offers a perfect blend of thrill and beautiful views. At this time, you can not only witness the sparkling white snow but also cold breeze that brims over in the air. Trekking in this month is a little difficult as the temperature drops too low and makes the experience a little difficult.
The Kheerganga trek package include: Stay: Stay in tents (common washrooms) on a double/triple/quad sharing basis Meals: Dinner on Day 1 & Breakfast for Day 2 Activities: Trekking, Kheerganga Camping & Bonfire (if weather permits) Guide: A friendly and experienced guide
We advise our trekkers to bring proper woolen clothes and windcheaters during the months of Dec, Jan, and Feb. In other months, a few jackets along with a raincoat is sufficient.
The Kheerganga trek from Kasol is the safest option to opt for. The trek is a perfect choice for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.
Barshaini is situated at a distance of 17 km from Kasol and it takes around 1 hour to reach Barshaini from Kasol. From Bharsaini, trek to Kheerganga via Kalga village or Nakthan village.
Yes. Since you are climbing up to a height of about 9,600 ft above sea level, chances to experience the drastic change in oxygen level and climatic conditions are high. Hence carry Diamox which will help you overcome the problems caused by acute mountain sickness
The trek is led by professional trek leaders who have completed basic and advanced mountaineering courses. Guiding you safely through the mountain terrains.
Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the trek. You can also do some yoga every day to regulate your breathing properly to get ready for the trek.
Yes absolutely, the Kheerganga trekking trail is covered in snow and the views will make you fall in love with the place during December. At this time, the temperature ranges between - 3 degrees to 14 degrees celsius and is accompanied by the spine-chilling breezes.
Yes. One can enjoy Kheerganga trekking all over the year. The temperature of Kheerganga trek varies with the seasons. Temperature of Kheerganga trek in winter months varies from - 3 to 15 degrees celsius and in summers from 15 to 30 degrees celsius. Apart from this, in monsoon months, the temperature ranges from 10 to 16 degrees celsius.
Yes, the Kheerganga trek package is perfect for beginners as the trekking trail is steep except for some ascents and descents. It is an ideal option for beginners to get familiarized with similar high altitude treks.
The layer of snow on the Kheerganga trek Kasol starts to melt by the month of March. The best time to experience snow here is from the winter months of December to February.
The choice is yours if you want a walking stick or not. But it is always more comfortable with a trekking pole. Also a trekking pole will help you make firm steps and help you grip on rugged and slippery grounds.

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