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Kheerganga Trek, Kasol Overview

Kheer Ganga (3050 meters) lies at the extreme end of Parvati valley and the last inhibited village while trekking to pin valley via Pin-Parvati pass. Kheerganga's panoramic skies and vast greenery are a much-needed delight to the trekker's eyes and especially the tired legs. It is a holy place with a hot water spring, a small temple of Lord Shiva and a bathing tank. It makes a rare combination for any trekker to bath in hot spring water when everything is covered by snow.

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Food Availability

Dhaba food is available up along the way. You can pack essential food for the rest of the climb.

Camping/Shelter

Guest houses are available at all destinations. Camping can also be adopted by trekkers on the trek because of the natural beauty that it boasts of.

Water Availability

Water is available in the guest houses along the way. It is advisable to stock up in reasonable quantities whenever a refilling option is available.

General tips and tricks

1. Make sure you carry warm clothes along with you no matter during whichever season you are travelling in.
2. Be always prepared with your trekking gear and equipment.
3. Carrying your own medication and a good pair of shoes is a must.
4. Make sure you obtain all the permits well in advance required for trekking in the region.
5. Also carry raingear along as weather at higher altitude changes at every moment.
6. Choose a well-qualified and professional guide and fix the rates in order to avoid any misunderstanding.
7. Carry spare batteries for the camera as there may be no electricity supply.

Best Time To Visit Kheerganga Trek

May - June
September - October

Best Time To Visit Kheerganga Trek

May - June
September - October

How to reach Kheerganga Trek

By Air - The nearest airport to Kheer Ganga is the Pantnagar Airport, which is located about 235 kms from Kheer Ganga. From here, one can take a taxi or a bus to Barshaini, from where its is only a 11 km trek to Kheer Ganga. By Rail - The nearest railway station is Kathgodam Railheas, which is about 198 kms from Kheer Ganga. By Road - The route to Kheer Ganga is well connected till Barshaini, after which it's a 11 km trek to reach Kheer Ganga.

  • Rail: Take Pooja Superfast express, which departs at 10:25 pm and arrives at Pathankot Railway station at 6:05 am. You can take a bus or taxi to Barshaini, from where you will have 2 options, take a cab that will cost Rs.200 or you can walk for around an hour across the hills to get to Tosh.

  • Road: Delhi to Tosh is 515 km by road and takes about 10-12 hours to reach.

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About Kheerganga Trek

Approx trekking distance (Both sides) : 26 km

Base Camp :

Difficulty : Easy

Highest point of trek : 10,065 ft.

Nearest Airport : Bhuntar Airport

Nearest Railhead : 150 km

Region : Kullu

Snow : Kheerganga is covered with snow in the winters, i.e from November to January.

Starting point of trek : Tosh

Itinerary

Day 1 : Tosh to Kheerganga

Distance: 14 Km , Duration: 6-7 Hrs

Walk by the road from Tosh to Barshaini, a small village in the valley which is where you start the hike in the forest. Cross the village of Nakthan and the temple of Rudra Nag, both ideal places to take short breaks on the way to KheerGanga which is where you can spend the night in basic tented accomodation.

Day 2 : Kheerganga to Barsheni to Bhuntar

Distance: 12 Km , Duration: 6-7 Hrs

Get up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise and cherish the view of the misty mountains. Take a bath in hot water spring and have breakfast. After breakfast, start back journey to Barsheni. From Barsheni, catch the Bus to Bhuntar. There are regular buses and taxis to Delhi from Bhuntar.

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Arnav Mathur 1 year ago
Kheerganga is a a must do when in Kasol or Manali , India. Kasol, located in the state of Himachal Pradesh is the hippie paradise with the weed growing freely everywhere. Malana , the magical valley producing the best hash in the world is a half day trek from Kasol. The base point of the trek is from Barshiani which is 20 km from Kasol and one can reach Barshiani via private cabs or via local buses. The highest point of this trek is 13,025 feet. Kheerganga is also the first halt if you are going for the Pin Parvati Trek.Its a 12-14 km trek one way and it is mostly acclivity for the majority of the part.The trail passes through villages, apple orchards and finally through a mountain trail.There are a lot of cafes en route to grab a quick bite and refresh. Generally the trek is an easy one but during monsoons it becomes a bit challenging as it is all slushy slushy.We crossed a waterfall and a landslide en route which was an experience in itself.The reward of trekking for 4-5 hours over a distance of 12-14 km is taking a relaxing dip in the hot water springs which are the highlight of the trek.The springs are sure to relax your muscles and shoo away the tiredness and it is said that the water has some therapeutic properties. PS : If you are trekking during the rains, be sure to carry a poncho and good trekking boots.Avoid heavy rucksacks as they slow your speed. As responsible travelers, kindly do not litter the trail and get all your trash back with you to the base Read more such reviews on Eat, Travel, Live and REPEAT

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