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Tosh, Kasol Overview

Popular for its cannabis plantations, the tranquil village of Tosh is just another example of the unparalleled natural beauty that Himachal Pradesh holds within its bounds. Located at the far end of Parvati Valley, Tosh is untouched by modernisation and fast-paced life. With its gradual terrain and the waters of river Parvati flowing through its bosom, the Tosh Kasol trek is the go-to expedition for all adrenaline junkies. The hippie culture and otherworldly vibe of this village will surely transport you to another world.

Tosh has scattered villages across the lush green hills juxtaposed against snow-dusted peaks. Here you can experience the bounty of nature in all its glory, combined with some indigenous as well as exotic experiences. This destination is quite often thronged by visitors from other countries, and you can interact with them and experience their cuisine at local eateries as well.

Tosh has become quite popular in recent years due to its proximity to the famous hippie town - Kasol. It is popular among backpackers who are looking for an escape from the humdrum of their chaotic life. People often throng here to practice yoga and meditation in the clean, fresh air and peaceful surroundings. It is mostly visited by backpackers from Isreal and Europe. One of the first things that hit you when you enter Tosh is the distinct smell of marijuana. Tosh is most famous for the trek route here, Kheerganga being the most popular. With every step you take into this quaint village called Tosh, you feel more in love with this city of hash and trance!

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Tosh Weather and Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Tosh is from April to October, though it has a pleasant weather throughout the year. The period from November to February sees the whole village covered in snow and can be a good time to visit if you want to experience the freezing cold.

Things to Do in Tosh

Exploration: It is a do-nothing vacation spot where people come to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and have a laid back holiday. You can take a walk through the village passing through the apple orchards and green pastures.

Partying: Since Tosh is a hub for backpackers, many psychedelic and trance parties are organised here. 

Visit Jamdagni Rishi Temple: In the centre of the village, there is a temple of Jamdagni Rishi. It is opened only once a year during January or February. The temple has a long verandah which provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding snow-capped Himalayan ranges.

Trekking: You can also undertake various treks in the nearby areas with Kheerganga being the most popular.

Where to Stay in Tosh

Since tourism is growing at a fast pace in Tosh, many guesthouses and hotels are coming up. There is budget accommodation available in the village. Most of these guesthouses have a tandoor in each room to keep it warm and a common bathroom. Some of the few stay options available include Pink Floyd, Ashwin Cafe and hotel Hilltop. There are also some homestays in Tosh, though they are few in number.

Where to Eat in Tosh

The cafes in Tosh mainly serves Indian, Italian and European food. The food available here is a little expensive as it is a lot of effort to bring all the raw materials up to the village. There are some cafes serving pizza and sandwiches. There is a limited choice of food available in Tosh. Like all other hill stations in Himachal, Tosh also has vendors at various places serving Maggi with a cup of tea. There is something about having Maggi at high altitude in the chilly weather. 

Getting Around Tosh

Since the village of Tosh is located at a high terrain, there are no motorable roads. However, the village is quite small and can be easily explored by walking around. 

How To Reach Tosh

The best way to reach Tosh is to take the bus from Delhi and get down at Bhuntar. Since no buses travel from Delhi to Bhuntar directly, you can take the bus going to Manali as Bhuntar is located 50 km before Manali. From Bhuntar, you will find HRTC buses going to Barshaini. Once you reach Barshaini, you can trek your way to Tosh. You can also take a shared cab for the 5 km long route at the cost of INR 100.

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