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Kheerganga Trek From Kasol – Complete Travel Guide

Nestled at an altitude of 2956 meters (9678 ft.) and surrounded by the Himalayan mountain range, Kheerganga or Khirganga is a scenic trekking destination from Kasol at Parvati valley in Himachal Pradesh, India. As per locals, Kheerganga has spiritual significance and is known as the ‘abode of Lord Shiva’.

kasol kheerganga trek distance

Kheerganga Trek Overview

About kheerganga.

Kasol to Kheerganga trek involves Barshaini (also known as Barsheni), Kalga, and Tosh as starting points. The distance covered is around 12 Km which usually takes 4-6 hours to complete, depending on the capability of the trekkers. Most part of the trek is pretty straightforward. Still, some can be a little difficult and risky for beginners due to steep stairs, slippery paths, and precipices.

The best things about Kheerganga are the surrounding scenic view, forest trek, and a hot water spring. Its beauty is incomparable in different seasons. While the temperature reaches 26 degrees Celsius in the summer (May-June), the winters (December-February) are colder, and there is often snowfall. However, you can trek to Kheerganga from Kasol at any time of the year according to your preference.

Way to Kheerganga

The Mythology About Kheerganga

Kheerganga is an ancient pilgrimage site. The name “Kheerganga” comes from two words- “kheer”, which means a slurry sweet dish made of milk, and “Ganga” means a river of great importance.

It is said that from Satya-yuga till now, Shiva Parvati and Kartika have been living here. By the grace of Shiva and Parvati, Kheer (usually made by boiling milk) flowed here. That is why the place is called “Kheerganga”.

In order not to quarrel over the kheer, it was turned into hot water by the grace of Parasurama in Kaliyuga. Bathing in this water is virtuous. Also, the Kartikswamy cave is located 60 meters away from the hot spring. Now it is forbidden to enter the cave, but pilgrims can still visit there.

Highlights Of Kheerganga Trek

  • Altitude: 9678 ft.
  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy to moderate
  • Starting Point: Barshaini/ Kalga/ Tosh
  • End Point: Kheerganga
  • Distance Covered: 12-14 Km
  • Duration Of Trek: 4-6 hours
  • Temperature: 16°C to 20°C (Summer), -11°C to 12°C (Winter)
  • Rainfall: 128-500 mm (monsoon), 29-130 mm (Other Seasons)
  • Best Time To Visit: April, May, June, October, November
  • Nearest ATM: Kasol
  • Mobile Network: BSNL
  • Cost of Trek: ₹2760 to ₹11100 for two persons* (Kasol to Kasol via Kheerganga)

*Includes the cost of accommodation, food (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and charge for the guide.

Kasol Kheerganga Trek Map

Map of Kheerganga Trek from Kasol, Tosh and Kalga

This map explains the Kheerganga trek routes from Kasol, Barshaini, Tosh and Kalga. Check more details .

How To Reach Kheerganga From Kasol?

The best option to reach Kasol is availing of the AC Volvo Bus service from New Delhi or Chandigarh. The distance is roughly 520 Km which needs an overnight journey. The nearest airport to Kasol is Kullu–Manali Airport, Bhuntar, just 23 Km away. You can get both public transport and private cars to reach Kasol.

Once you have arrived in Kasol, you can book a cab or ride on a bus to reach Barshaini in 40 minutes. The distance between Kasol and Barshaini bus stand is 17 Km, and the trek to Kheerganga starts from this point.

Parvati River at Barshaini

Kheerganga Trek Routes

There are three different trekking routes from Barshaini to Kheerganga, covering a 9 to 14 Km distance. Every route is best for their unique experience and adventure. So, let’s explore!

Route 1: Barishaini to Kheerganga via Nakthan

Nakthan is known for its 460 MW hydropower project and its surrounding scenic village. After passing the bridge on the Parvati river, take a left turn to reach the Nakthan village. Follow the Barsheni road to reach Rudranag which meets another trail from Kalga. The path is well-marked and easy to follow.

This route is easier to descend from Kheerganga than other ones. The distance from Kheerganga is the shortest on this route, usually taking 3-4 hours to complete. If you are an experienced trekker, it will be the best option. The famous Pin Parvati trek starts at Kheerganga, and most trekkers prefer this route to save time.

View of Rudranag village on Kheerganga trek

Route 2: Barishaini to Kheerganga via Tosh

This trek route connects Barshaini to Kheerganga via Tosh. This small village is surrounded by mountains and the Tosh river (nallah), which meets the Parvati river near Pulga village. This picturesque village is a perfect place to visit for trekkers and hikers. The only disadvantage is that this trek route adds an additional 2.5 Km to the course mentioned above.

If you plan to trek to Kheerganga from Tosh, you must follow a different trail that meets the previous route 1 near Nakthan village. You can stay overnight at Tosh and begin your adventure the following day to trek to Kheerganga from Kasol.

Way to Kalga village

Route 3: Barishaini to Kheerganga via Kalga

Trekking to Kheerganga via Kalga village is most scenic in dense forests, waterfalls, and eye-soothing greeneries. Watching the dance of light through the shadow of giant trees is mesmerizing. You won’t get such a beautiful form of nature in any of the previous trek routes. If you love photography, trekking to Kheerganga via Kalga won’t disappoint you. This is the best trek route to Kheerganga.

Kheerganga waterfall

Previously, this 10 Km long route was lesser known to trekkers, and there are reports of people missing in the dense forest. Presently, it is getting popular, and you can follow the trail easily. However, hiring a guide from Kalga is highly recommended as there are some difficult bridges on waterfalls and steep areas where beginners might need an expert hand.

Kheerganga Trek Itinerary

The Kheerganga trek can be covered in two days with one night stay at the camping site. However, if you are travelling from Manali or Delhi to Kasol, it can be exhausting to trek on the same day. For this reason, staying at Kalga or Tosh for the night and starting trekking the next morning is advisable. In this way, you will be refreshed and able to enjoy the adventure more. So, it will be best to plan a 3-day-2-night itinerary unless you plan to complete it in 2 days.

Itinerary 1 (Kheerganga Trek Direct From Barshaini)

  • Starting Point: Barshaini Bus Stop
  • Endpoint: Kheerganga Camping
  • No. Of Days: 2
  • Distance: 12 Km
  • Completion Time: 4-6 hours

Trekking to Kheerganga

Day 1 (Trek To Kheerganga And Camp Overnight)

  • The Beginning : The adventurous trek from Kasol to Kheerganga begins at Barshaini, located on the bank of the Parvati river. Just after the hydel power project, follow the Barshaini road or cross the Nakthan bridge to reach the Nakthan village. Continue trekking on the road to reach Rudranag. Then cross the scenic Rudranag bridge and start trekking in the forest. Another Kheerganga trekking trail from Kalga meets this route near the bridge.
  • Adventurous Experience : Hike towards the forest through the apple orchards and meadows. As the journey advances, you will see sky-piercing pine forests surrounded by mountains. You will cross several waterfalls on wooden bridges on the way, which is a thrilling experience. You can rest for a few minutes by the falls and enjoy the beautiful surrounding with lush green forest.

Crossing waterfall on wooden bridge near Kheerganga

  • Food and Drinks : There are some stalls on the trail where you can get refreshing drinks like mango shakes, watermelon juice, tea, coffee, cold drinks, etc. You can also buy namkeen, chips, and biscuits from these stalls and proceed.
  • The Excitement : Once reaching Kheerganga, immerse yourself in the hot spring, relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the snow-capped Himalayan mountains. After checking in at your camp, keep the rucksack and other trekking essentials well-packed and enjoy the evening.
  • Evening Enjoyment : Most camp operators serve dinners from 8 PM to 10 PM. You can get roti, chana masala, mixed veg, and sometimes paneer. The food is delicious, but please do not expect restaurant-like non-veg food here. Most camping operators arrange music systems, bonfires, and barbecues on request.

Kheerganga trail landscape

Day 2 (Return To Barshaini From Kheerganga)

  • Do Not Miss The Sunrise : The beauty of sunrise from Kheerganga is incomparable. In the early morning, the sun plays hide and seek behind the Himalayan mountain range, colouring the sky red. At around 7 AM, the sun rises above the mountains with its magical rays spread across Kheerganga camps.
  • Have Breakfast And Pack Your Bags : After witnessing the spectacular sunrise, return to your camp and pack your bags for return. Most camping operators provide breakfast from 8 AM. So, have breakfast, refill your water bottles, contact your guide, and prepare to check out the camp.
  • Bid Goodbye : After everything is arranged, bid goodbye to Kheerganga and descend down. Some alternative shortcuts take less time but can be risky. You should not attempt them without the help of a guide. The surrounding forest and trekking trails are the same as you crossed when trekking to Kheerganga from Kasol.

Lush green forest in Kheerganga trek

Itinerary 2 (Trek To Kheerganga Via Kalga)

  • Starting Point: Kalga village
  • Endpoint: Kheerganga
  • No. Of Days: 3
  • Distance: 10 Km

Day 1 (Arrive at Kalga and Stay Overnight)

  • Arrive And Explore Kalga Village : Unlike the previous itinerary of the Kheerganga trek, arrive at the Kalga village from Kasol via the Barshaini bus stand. After crossing the hydropower project, turn right and hike uphill to reach Kalga. It is a small scenic village located in the lap of Parvati valley, surrounded by pine forests and misty mountains. You can relax for the day, roaming around the apple orchards and organic farms of Kalga. If you have sufficient time, hike to Pulga and Tulga- two small villages with beautiful sights.

Kheerganga trail from Kalga village

  • Stay Overnight In Kalga : You can stay at Holy Cow Cafe, Evening Star Homestay, Gypsy House Cafe, The Forest Park Homestay, Hilltop Homestay, or Tafreegram to have the best experience. All these homestays offer all basic amenities, including a clean bedroom, hygienic toilet, hot water, bonfire facility, and delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A double-bed bedroom at Kalga costs ₹800-₹3000 depending on the facilities and meal packages. The rooms with an attached bath are priced higher.

Day 2 (Trek To Kheerganga From Kalga)

  • Start Trekking In the Early Morning : After having delicious food and a night of peaceful sleep, it is always the best option to start trekking to Kheerganga from Kalga in the early morning. The whole trail lies inside the forest, so the journey would be much more comfortable and enjoyable than any other route. Like the previous itinerary, you can refresh yourself with juices, shakes, and foods available in the small shops open en route.

Shops on Kheerganga trek to buy fruit juice, shakes, cold drinks , tea, coffee and food

  • Reach Kheerganga And Camp : Depending on your capability, you will reach Kheerganga after 4-6 hours of trekking. On the way, enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls, Parvati river, and green forest to make the Kheerganga trek worthy of your precious time. On reaching Kheerganga, do not forget to immerse yourself in the hot spring to drain the tiredness and rejuvenate your body. It is a fantastic experience to see the sunset from this place. Next, check into your camp and keep your luggage in a proper place.
  • Relax, Enjoy And Stay Overnight : Enjoy music and snacks at Kheerganga camping in the evening. You will get dinner from 8 PM to 10 PM with a drinking water facility for 24 hours. After completing dinner, stargazing can be an exciting activity as you can clearly see the Milky Way and surrounding thousands of stars with bare eyes. Use your camera, and adjust the ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and metering to capture mind-blowing night sky photos. After that, sleep well in the tent and prepare for return the following morning.

View of Himalayan Mountain Range in the morning

Day 3 (Return Trek From Kheerganga To Barshaini)

  • Enjoy The Morning Glory : In the next morning, do not forget to witness the beautiful sunrise at Kheerganga. You can also get back to the hot spring for another bath or explore the surroundings.
  • Have Breakfast And Pack Your Things : After enjoying the morning glory of the heavenly place, get down to your camp and grab breakfast. Then pack your bag properly and check out. Climbing down from Kheerganga is more manageable and should take less time than you needed upon arrival.
  • Return To Kasol : Instead of returning to Kalga, go to the Barshaini bus stand directly and avail of the bus or car service to return to Kasol. The distance between Kasol and Barshaini is 16 Km, so it should not take more than 40 minutes. Once reaching Kasol, always prefer the Volvo bus service to go to Delhi or Chandigarh.

Kheerganga trekking

Itinerary 3 (Trek To Kheerganga Via Tosh)

  • Starting Point: Tosh village
  • Distance: 14 Km

Day 1 (Arrive at Tosh and Stay Overnight)

  • Arrive Tosh From Kasol : Just like Kalga, Tosh is an offbeat tourist destination in the Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh. Instead of dropping you off at the Barshaini bus stand, ask your cab driver to get you to Tosh, just 3.5 Km away.
  • Book A Homestay And Explore : Once reaching the village, book a homestay for the day, relax and adjust your body to avoid high altitude sickness. Romani House, Nomads Hostel, Shiva Mountain View Cafe, Pink Floyd Cafe, Old Brahma Cafe And Restaurant are some of our favourite places to stay at Tosh. You can also explore the wooden temple and a waterfall, located at a 15-minute hiking distance.
  • Stay Overnight At Tosh : After exploring the surrounding of Tosh, return to your homestay in the evening. Most homestays in Tosh provide dinner around 8 PM. Grab your dinner and rest for the night. Then wake up in the early morning to watch the magical beauty of Parvati valley.

The magical forest of Parvati valley

Day 2 (Trek To Kheerganga From Tosh)

  • Leave Tosh For Kheerganga : The morning at Tosh is very pleasant with comfortable weather and temperature. Start your day with the chirping of birds and burbling of the Parvati river that call you for a wild adventure. You can get your breakfast by 8 AM and start trekking to Kheerganga by 9 AM, or you can leave by 6 AM and get your breakfast on the way.
  • Enjoy Your Trekking Adventure : As the distance of Tosh from Kheerganga is roughly 14 Km, it will take approximately 4-6 hours, depending on the ability and experience of the trekkers. First, you need to reach Barsheni, then follow any routes via Kalga or Nakthan villages. Both trails are adventurous and enjoyable.

Adventure trek to Kheerganga

  • Reach Kheerganga Camping : The last few kilometres of this trekking route can be difficult for some trekkers as the trail is steep. After following the path and crossing several waterfalls and bridges, you will get a glimpse of Kheerganga camping. Check-in your camp, keep your backpack inside the tent and take a bath in the famous hot water spring. There are separate areas for males and females, so everyone can immerse themselves in draining out the stress and pain.
  • Evening Entertainment And Overnight Stay: After bathing in the hot water spring, return to your tent and chill out in the magnificent sunset across the mountains. After dark, you can enjoy yourself with music and eat dinner in the dining area. Watching the starry sky is also an enjoyable activity there. After dinner, sleep well to prepare for the return trek.

Kheerganga trekking trail through forest

Day 3 (Return From Kheerganga To Barshaini)

  • The Picturesque View Of Kheerganga : In the morning, watch the sunrise and enjoy the magnificent landscape of Kheerganga. Go a slight uphill from your camp to get the best view of the campsite surrounded by mountains. After photography, return to your camp and pack your backpack. In the meantime, your breakfast will be ready. After filling your stomach, start trekking downhill- inside the forest.
  • The Return Trek : The return journey from Kheerganga is comparatively easier and would take less time to complete. You will view the beauty of the same forest and mountains from a different angle. If you have trekked via Nakthan, try the Kalga route and vice versa. Take your time, avoid shortcuts and stay safe when returning to Kasol from Kheerganga.


Best Time For Kheerganga Trekking

Anyone can trek to Kheerganga throughout the year, as Parvati valley offers unique beauty in different seasons. Summer (March to June) is the most preferable time for Kheerganga trekking as the trekkers will get sunny yet comfortable weather (Avg. Temperature: 16°C 20°C) with minimum possibility of rainfall. However, accommodation, food, and transport rates are the highest at this time.

On the other hand, the trekking trail and Kheerganga get covered with thick snow during the winter (October to February) . The temperature drops (Temperature: -11°C to 12°C), and the path becomes slippery and unpredictable. Unless you are an experienced trekker, winter is less preferable than summer to trek to Kheerganga from Kasol.

Monsoon (July to September) is an adventurous season to trek to Kheerganga. At this time, nature gets soaked with raindrops (Avg. rainfall in monsoon: 1000 mm) and becomes greener and more soothing. However, the path becomes slippery, and many waterfalls start flowing over the trail, making the trekking difficult.

Trekkers trekking to Kheerganga in monsoon wearing raincoats

Considering all the seasons, summer, especially the months of April, May, and June, is the best time to visit Kheerganga . During these months, you will get clear weather and comfortable temperature with the least rainfall. The trail is relatively dry, and you can enjoy the spectacular view during your trek. After reaching Kheerganga, the breathtaking view of the Himalayas would surely stun you.

Kheerganga trekking in summer is highly recommended for beginner trekkers as the journey would be easier for them. However, if you are a reasonably experienced trekker and have not got the fun of trekking in rain or snow previously, winter and monsoon will be ideal for you.

Where To Stay At Kheerganga?

There are plenty of options to stay in Kheerganga. However, do not expect hotel-like facilities as all the accommodations are inside camping tents. There is a common dormitory stay option; however, if you have family or friends, you may like to book private accommodation inside a tent for 2, 4, or 6 persons. Depending on the size of the tents, all the accommodations are priced in the range of ₹500-₹1500 in different seasons. There is also a Dharamshala or ashram where you can get cheaper stay options.

Kheerganga camping

Sunshine Himalayan Camp, Kheerganga Hike Camps, Woodland Camp, and Om Shanti Camps are some of the famous campsites of Kheerganga. All these camping sites have the basic facilities of a warm blanket, waterproof tent, shared toilets, drinking water, etc. They also serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the designated dining area. The tents are comfortable for a cold night but do not expect much cleanliness in the common toilet facilities as we have experienced.

What To Eat At Kheerganga?

Every food item is overpriced in Kheerganga. This is because the sellers have to carry them on the entire high-altitude trekking route. For the same reasons, you will not get rich food items like fried rice, biryani, or any non-veg food items. Every camp provides rice, roti/paratha, dal, mixed veg, rajma, and occasionally paneer.

You will also get namkeen, biscuits, Maggi noodles, tea, coffee, cold drinks, and juice from the stalls and campsites nearby. There are a few cafés around with limited facilities. So, it is wise to carry some food for Kheerganga.

Snow-capped mountain at Kheerganga

Activities In Kheerganga

  • Adventure Camping

Camping under the starry sky is an exciting activity for all trekkers. The camping site of Kheerganga is picturesque and worth visiting for a lifetime. If you are a trekker, camping at Kheerganga would definitely be an adventure. The glimpse of the snow-covered Himalayas from the tent under a full moon is a memorable experience.

  • Bathing In The Hot Spring

The main activity in Kheerganga is bathing in the hot water spring. After completing the trekking journey, it is incredibly refreshing when you immerse yourself in the pool. The gents’ section is open, while the ladies’ section is covered all around. So, anyone can get fun and relaxation while bathing in the hot spring. There is a shaded cloth/luggage storing area where you can keep your bags and come down.

  • Visit The Kartikswamy Temple

Just 60 meters away from the hot spring, visit the Kartikswamy temple. As per local mythology, the god Kartika meditated here. So, if your religious soul is calling, visit the temple in Kheerganga.

  • Watching Sunset And Sunrise

The magical beauty of Kheerganga, surrounded by the sky-piercing Himalayas, is most enjoyable in the evening, especially before the sunset. During this time, nature paints itself with a mystic dance of colourful light and shadow. This is the most mesmerizing time of the whole trekking to Kheerganga from Kasol. The sunrise also looks beautiful from Kheerganga.

Photography in sunny weather at Kheerganga

  • Photography And Videography

Kheerganga is a very photogenic place. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and dense forests, it is a perfect trekking destination for beginners. Located at an altitude of 2956 meters, Kheerganga is also free from air pollution and dust.

For this reason, the visibility of the night sky of Kheerganga is high. You can easily watch the stars, planets, and galaxies with your bare eyes. Using a good quality camera with suitable lenses would be very beneficial in capturing the starry night sky like it did to us during our trip.

If you like the Kheerganga trek for its short duration and easy difficulty, you will also like trekking to Triund and Thachi Valley in Himachal Pradesh, Sandakphu near Singalila National Park, West Bengal, and the double-decker living root bridge in Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya.

You can also check other trekking destinations with easy to challenging difficulties.

Waterfall in Kheerganga trek

Things To Carry In Kheerganga Trek

  • Waterproof Trekking Shoe : A waterproof trekking shoe is an essential item for Kheerganga trekking. As there are many waterfalls, streams, and muddy trails, ordinary shoes will get wet and make your journey uncomfortable. Choose the best trekking shoe with high comfortability, breathability, and water resistance for a trouble-free trek.
  • Umbrella/ Raincoat : Carrying an umbrella and/or raincoat is a must for Kheerganga trekking because rainfall is very uncertain throughout the year. If you get wet, you may catch a cold as the temperature is much lower at Kheerganga.
  • Backpack With Rain Cover : For the same reason as abrupt rainfall, you must carry a trekking backpack with rain cover. You can use a small backpack (daypack) with minimum essential items or a rucksack with a higher capacity. But do not load the backpack heavily. Use the best quality rucksack with water-resistant materials and a rain cover for Kheerganga trekking.
  • LED Torch With Extra Batteries: Carrying an LED torch or flashlight with additional batteries would be very beneficial for the Kheerganga trek. Electricity is available only at the starting points (Kasol/ Barshaini/ Kalga /Tosh) and endpoints (Kheerganga). So, an LED torch can be your saviour if it gets dark. You can use the torchlight from your mobile phone, but carrying a torch would be safer and more helpful.
  • Toiletries: This is another essential item for trekking to Kheerganga. You should carry soap paper, toilet seat sanitiser, and wipes as the toilet facilities are not impressive.
  • Warm Clothes: While you can comfortably trek wearing a simple T-shirt and trousers, you will need warm apparel like a trekking jacket and woollen shocks once reaching Kheerganga. The temperature is quite cold up there, so it is always better to carry warm clothes.
  • Miscellaneous Items: Apart from the above items, you should also carry mosquito and insect repellants, binoculars, a walking stick/ trekking pole, a cap, sunglass, a towel, extra clothes for bathing, a first aid kit, medicines, photo ID proof, a water bottle and reusable plastic bag. Check the essential trekking list for more items.

Crossing a log fell on the path

Kheerganga Trek Cost

The cost of trekking to Kheerganga includes charges for accommodation, food, transport, and a guide. If you want to complete the trek within 2 days without staying at Kalga or Tosh, the expense would be lesser. It also depends on the number of trekkers.

If you are a solo trekker, you can accommodate in a single-occupancy tent. A 2-person tent would be ideal for a couple but will cost more. The cost of trekking is cheaper if you are travelling with a group and prefer a dormitory. Here is a typical package of trekking from Kasol to Kheerganga for 2 persons –

As you can see in the above table, the total cost mainly varies on transport and accommodations at Kalga and Tosh. You can hire a car from Kasol to Barshaini at the expense of ₹1200 to ₹1500, which becomes ₹2400 to ₹3000 for a return journey (Itinerary-1). On the other hand, you can also avail of the bus service at the cost of ₹40 per head.

The accommodation cost at Kheerganga greatly varies from ₹600 to ₹1500 in different seasons. For example, if you plan to trek in the month of May-June, the price will be the highest as it is peak season. Other times, you can book a tent at Kheerganga at a significantly lower cost.

Kalga and Tosh have different homestays with unique amenities and facilities. For this reason, the cost of stay and food at these two places vary a lot. However, the food quality is excellent as the vegetables are grown on local organic farms.

Tips For Kheerganga Trekking

  • Always stay prepared for rainfall during Kheerganga trekking as the weather is often unpredictable. For this reason, carry an umbrella, raincoat, waterproof shoes, and a cover for your backpack.
  • However, never overload your backpacks. Carry only the essential items and trek lightweight.
  • Though you can get food and drinks on the way, it is wise to pack some dry fruits, chocolate, and enough water if you are uncomfortable with water from the streams.
  • Start trekking as early as possible to enjoy the beauty of the Kheerganga trail to the fullest. Starting early in the morning, you will reach Kheerganga by noon and relax there.
  • You should always follow the trail and stay safe from getting lost in the forest. Abide by the suggestions/commands of your guide/trek leader and avoid shortcuts.
  • Mobile network and internet connectivity in Kheerganga are very poor. However, if you have a BSNL sim card, it can be a saviour.
  • Pack enough toiletries and stay hygienic as we did not find the toilet facilities up to mark.
  • As the nights are pretty cold at Kheerganga, carry a warm jacket in your rucksack. Besides blankets in the tent, it will help you warm up.

We are trekking to Kheerganga

Frequently Asked Questions

While most parts of the Kheerganga trek are pretty easy for trekkers, some are difficult due to the narrow trail and risky landslide zone, especially if it rains. The last 3 kilometres of the journey involve a steep uphill trek which can be exhausting for beginners.

The Kheerganga trek is 10 to 14 Km long on different routes through apple orchards, pine forests, and meadows. You will cross several waterfalls, bridges, and stairs to reach there via Kasol, Barsheni, Kalga, and Tosh.

Presently, you do not need a permit to trek to Kheerganga. On 25th May 2018, commercial activities, including camping, were banned in Kheerganga following the mandate from the High Court. At that time, a permit from the forest department was mandatory. But, since many tourists and trekkers were visiting the place, the ban was lifted soon. Now, you do not need any permit to stay in a camp at Kheerganga.

If you are planning for a solo trek to Kheerganga, select a popular season like summer (April-May). At this time, lots of trekkers across India visit the place, and you will clearly see the trail and follow the crowd to reach Kheerganga. The route via Nakthan and Rudranag is preferable for solo travellers as it is easy to follow with no chance of getting lost in the forest. But if you plan to trek to Kheerganga from Kalga alone, it is recommended to hire a guide or join other groups of trekkers.

Yes, the Kheerganga trek is perfectly safe for the family, including women and kids. However, the age of the children should be at least 7. Also, the trek should be avoided if any of your family members have asthma or other breathing problems. But, in general, it is perfect for a family vacation.

To plan the Kheerganga trek, first, book your train/flight/bus tickets to Delhi or Chandigarh. Then, use any of the itineraries mentioned above and book your homestay/camp and bus to Kasol for at least 3 months before commencing the trek. Before leaving for Kheerganga, pack all your trekking essentials in the rucksack. When you reach Kasol, hire a cab and go to Barshaini, where you will start the Kheerganga trek.

Barsheni does not have a cloakroom to store the luggage before trekking to Kheerganga. However, if you plan your trekking via Kalga or Tosh and stay there according to the above itineraries 1 and 2, you can request the homestay owner to keep your luggage in the store room until you return from Kheerganga. When we trekked to Kheerganga, we kept our luggage in the homestay at Kalga and collected it after we returned.

The largest expenditure on the Kheerganga trek is the transport from and to Kasol and the guide charges. To trek to Kheerganga under ₹3500, avoid hiring a cab and avail of the bus service and travel with a group. In such a condition, you should also avoid staying at Kalga or Tosh, further reducing expenses. Follow the itinerary-1 mentioned above for trekking to Kheerganga with minimum outlay.

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Kheerganga Trek is the most popular trek in Himachal altitude (3500 meters) a magnificent place lying in the Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh at the end of Sylvan Hills. It is famous for hot water springs which are believed to be therapeutic and is of great significance for the Hindus and Sikhs.

On this amazing trek go through some fable destinations –  Kasol, Rudra Nag Waterfalls, and Shiva temple  in the Great Himalayas.

Kheerganga trek provides trekkers with a fortune of treasured memories. The location is well-known for its hot water springs and breathtaking view of the valley, which draws visitors from all over the country to Himachal Pradesh.

The name is Kheerganga is derived from a legend that states the Keerganga springs were once filled with rice puddings provided by Lord Shiva. Kheerganga’s history is rich and has profound religious significance both to Hindus and Sikhs. According to popular local folklore, after losing the great race against Lord Ganesha, Lord Kartikey decided to seclude himself and meditate in these hills. Thousands of years passed, but all attempts to reach Lord Kartikey failed, so Lord Shiva decided to take on the task himself, forming a stream of kheer (rice pudding) to bring Lord Kartikey back. This trek offers a great opportunity to explore the local people and their cuisines. The camping site of this trek provides a majestic view of the great snow-capped peaks. While trekking amidst Barshini, trekkers can witness the beautiful Parvati River that gorges from Barshaini and also flows adjacent to the village.

The Kheerganga Trek is a popular trekking destination located in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. It offers stunning natural beauty, hot springs, and picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. Here are the main highlights of the Kheerganga Trek:

  • Scenic Beauty: The trek takes you through breathtaking landscapes with lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, and panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. The trail is adorned with colorful flowers, making it a visual delight.
  • Kheerganga Hot Springs: The highlight of the trek is reaching the natural hot water springs at Kheerganga. The hot springs are believed to have medicinal properties and are perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation. Taking a dip in these hot springs is a unique experience amidst the serene mountains.
  • Serene Campsites: Along the trail, you will come across beautiful camping spots surrounded by towering mountains. Spending a night under the starry sky and waking up to the peaceful ambiance of the mountains is a memorable experience.
  • Challenging Trekking Trail: The Kheerganga Trek is of moderate difficulty level, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. The trail involves steep climbs, narrow paths, and river crossings, offering a thrilling adventure amidst nature.
  • Parvati Valley Views: As you ascend, you will witness stunning views of the Parvati Valley. The valley is known for its picturesque villages, terraced fields, and the gushing Parvati River flowing through it. The views from the higher altitudes are truly awe-inspiring.
  • Camping and Bonfire: Camping at Kheerganga is a highlight in itself. After a day of trekking, setting up tents, sitting around a bonfire, and sharing stories with fellow trekkers create a sense of camaraderie and add to the overall experience.
  • Trekking through Villages: The trek also offers an opportunity to pass through traditional Himachali villages, where you can interact with the locals, experience their culture, and get a glimpse of their lifestyle.

Why Is This Place Called Kheerganga Trek?

It is believed that after losing race to Ganesha Lord Shiva’s son “Kartikeya” came here and meditated for thousands of year. Then to bring him back, Lord Shiva tried to tempt Kartikeya by forming a stream of Kheer (rice pudding).

The journey from Kasol to Kheerganga is a pleasing one that gives you a chance to go through the splendid Himalayan trails and also the lifestyle and culture of people living in villages. The Kheerganga trek starts from Kasol which is a famous tourist destination in Pin Parvati valley. Ahead it gives you the opportunity to explore nature at its best with the views of lofty peaks looming in the background.

Why kheerganga trek should be your this years summer trek?

Kheerganga is a low-altitude mountain brimming with scenic vistas and local legends. Owning to its easy trekking level, this trek is a popular and ideal choice for many families, individuals and school tours.TheKheerganga trek starts in Kasol, a well-known tourist destination in the Pin Parvati valley. Trekkers will be able to explore nature at its best, with views of lofty peaks looming in the background.

The trail takes individuals through the picturesque villages of Nakhtan and Rudra Nag, which are also the ideal resting and discovering spots. Trekkers can learn about the local people and culture of Himachal Pradesh through these stopping points. The terrain remains a gentle incline and decline through its trail. As soon as trekkers arrive in Kheerganga, they can go straight to the ParvatiKund, or natural hot water springs, which are particularly appealing in the winter.

Summers in this trail are generally filled with greenry, whereas winters experience a gradual drop in temperature allowing nearby places to get completely covered under a blanket of snow. Trekker’s can extend their experience by visiting some nearby locations of Tosh and Malan.

Why to choose Kheerganga Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Kheerganga trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total on foot 10 km which is to be covered into 2 days.

Kheerganga trek is a low altitude mountain trek in himachal, Altitudes is 3500 Meters

The Starting trail is easy as compare to other treks this is easy trek. So this trek is best for family and beginners, school tour , weekend trek

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Himachali culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 6 kg only

The altitude covered in Kheerganga trek 

Kasol-1580 m

Barshaini- 2000 m

Rudra Nag-2700 m

Kheerganga-3500 m

Best Time to Visit  Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga is a journey that can be done at any time of year, but the summers are regarded as peak season, attracting a significant number of visitors from all around the country. This trek is the first choice of those seeking for a simple and doable summer trek.

The monsoon season is widely regarded as the most unfavourable season of the year. Due to the obvious dreary weather and the possibility of landslides, the site is highly unpredictable, and trekkers should avoid visiting during the rainy season. Winters are generally covered in snow from December to February; trekking conditions during these months are not promising, hence winter treks should be avoided.

In March, April, May, and June, visitors can see beautiful trails and green forests with flowing streams. Hikers should definitely attend the summer fairs and music festivals that take place during this time of year because they are an adventure in and of themselves. The views of many snowcapped peaks from the endpoint might also assist trekkers in bookmarking their new adventure.

  What should you keep in mind for the  kheerganga trek?

kheerganga trek is as good as it is said, you also need to be prepared., kheerganga trek is a  Easy or moderate trek which starts from Kasol village and ends after trek same point Kasol ,

So what are the special things to keep in mind before coming on this trek?

kheerganga trek is one such trek, which you can trek all 12 months

Winter Season

  • In kheerganga Winter Trek, you will need warm clothes a lot, for which you will need proper good uniform clothes
  • Winters are always cold, so only warm clothes can keep you safe on trek
  • Always take the information from the company with which you are booking the trek before going on the trek, what do we need to bring
  • In the winter season, the temperature always drops day by day , so warm clothes will help you a lot.

Summer Season

  • Summer trek to kheerganga trek is very special, the view and the temperature are all favorable to you
  • For summer trek, you have to bring only normal clothes, so that your trek can be good, there is no need for hot clothes, but in hiking it is also necessary to bring all the equipment which is necessary for you.
  • It is necessary to have 2 pairs of clothes from trekking, especially the poncho, you will have to bring every season
  • In the summer season, the temperature is always normal, so there is no need for hot clothes.

  Monsoon Season

  • During the monsoon season, it rains occasionally during the kheerganga trek, especially in the Himachal , so if you have dry clothes here, it is very good, even when wet, it dries quickly.
  • At this time you have to bring at least 2 pairs of clothes, for monsoon trek you do not have to bring too warm clothes, at this time you, hiking pants and t-Sart, I can trek
  • It’s only a little cold in the morning and evening and the day is a good temperature for you
  • Before going on any trek, it will be easy for you to take information related to each season.
  • Trekkers need to know about these, you can ask us anytime like, kheerganga trek route, trek map, temperature, weather condition, difficulty level, trek starting point, end point, transport, view of the trek, best time to visit, How to reach, trek distance etc, Trek Location, keep this information before going

Key Points of Kheerganga Trek

Duration: 01 nights 2 Days from Kasol to Kasol

Best Season: – all years

Level:   Easy- Moderate

Highest Point:  (3500 Meters)

Trekking distance – 24 km)

Weather:  Nights are cold and days are pleasant during the season .

Winter temperature:   -3°C to -5°C) (-5°C to -10°C)

Summer temperature:  5°C to 12°C)

Starting Point:  Kasol

Short Itinerary of Kheerganga trek 

Day 1 – Drive from Kasol to Barshaini by Taxi Same day Trek to – Rudra Nag and Kheerganga overnight stay camp

Day 2 – After breakfast from Kheerganga – Rudra Nag – Barshaini Same day Drive to Kasol

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Is it safe?

Set amidst popular destinations, the Kheerganga trek is indeed very safe. All our professionals strive their best to provide trekkers with the best experience possible.

Difficulty level

Despite the fact that the top is relatively low in elevation, we recommend regulated physical fitness. All groups will be guided by our pros for trekking equipment and any impending terrain during the course.

We strongly urge beginner trekkers to attempt the Kheerganga due to its modest difficulty.

Weather conditions

The weather conditions depend on the time of the year trekkers are traveling. Months from March to June experience moderately good temperatures during the day with substantially colder nights.

Monsoons remain cascaded under heavy rainfall while winters offer snow-covered tracks.

During the day the temperature of Kheerganga trek is around Winter temperature is  -3°C to -5 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to -5 °C  to -15 °C  which is not bad.

Things to carry

1) Because nights at elevations tend to be considerably colder, we suggest having well-graded, warm and comfortable clothing along with good-quality shoes.

2) Despite the fact that we handle medical crises, we urge individuals to keep their emergency kits at hand in any case of personal underlying illnesses.

3) Since the journey provides you with a picturesque view, don’t forget to bring your camera along with extra batteries.

4) All the trekking gears will be provided by our teams, hence we recommend carrying only the important luggage with essentials.

Connectivity and Transactions

1) Because connectivity along the route is unpredictable, we urge people to do all of their work ahead of time.

2) Trekkers will be provided with walkie- talkies beforehand in case of emergency.

3) The last ATM transactions available will be at Kasol, but we recommend that travellers collect cash beforehand or while in Kasol as the ATM available at other places might not dispense cash at times.

How to Reach Kasol for Kheerganga Trek?

Kasol is a small village in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, situated in the Parvati Valley, on the way from Bhuntar airport to Manikaran, on the banks of the Parvati River. which is a very popular place

Kasol Village With tourists coming from all corners of the country and the world, Kasol has been a personal favorite of hundreds of trekkers and hipsters. If you are planning a trekking trip from Kasol, then you must definitely know how to reach Kasol. Reaching Kasol Village is not a problem, it is very easy as it enjoys excellent connectivity with many neighboring states through various modes of transport.

Air travel details

The nearest airport to Kasol Village is Kullu Manali Airport which is also known as Bhuntar Airport in Kullu District. Daily flights connect the airport with the capital of the country, Delhi. Delhi is the only airport for you here, from where there is a direct flight, Kasol is just 31 km from Bhuntar airport, from where you can come comfortably by taxi and it will take you about 1 hour to reach Kasol. . Looking for Delhi to Kasol flight? For tourists coming from other countries, you can take a flight to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. From there, you can either opt for Bus, Cab 531 kms with a journey of 10 hrs) or you can take another flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport to Bhuntar

How to reach by road Kasol?

To reach Kasol from different cities in India, here are the general transportation options available:

  • By Road: Kasol is approximately 520 kilometers away from Delhi. You can take a bus or drive by car. There are overnight buses available from Delhi to Bhuntar, from where you can take a local bus or taxi to reach Kasol.
  • By Train: There is no direct train connectivity to Kasol. You can take a train from Delhi to Pathankot or Chandigarh, and then continue by road via taxi or bus.
  • By Air: The nearest airport to Kasol is Bhuntar Airport in Kullu, which is around 31 kilometers away. You can take a flight from Delhi to Bhuntar and then proceed to Kasol by taxi or bus.
  • By Road: Kasol is approximately 1,920 kilometers away from Mumbai. You can take a bus or drive by car. Several buses operate from Mumbai to Bhuntar, from where you can take a local bus or taxi to reach Kasol.
  • By Train: There is no direct train connectivity to Kasol from Mumbai. You can take a train from Mumbai to Delhi, Chandigarh, or Pathankot, and then continue the journey by road via taxi or bus.
  • By Air: You can take a flight from Mumbai to Bhuntar Airport in Kullu. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Kasol.
  • By Road: Kasol is approximately 1,700 kilometers away from Kolkata. You can take a bus or drive by car. There are no direct buses available, so you may have to break the journey at Delhi or Chandigarh.
  • By Train: You can take a train from Kolkata to Delhi or Chandigarh, and then continue the journey by road via taxi or bus.
  • By Air: The most convenient option is to take a flight from Kolkata to Delhi or Chandigarh. From there, you can proceed to Kasol by road.
  • By Road: Kasol is approximately 2,360 kilometers away from Bangalore. You can take a bus or drive by car. Several buses operate from Bangalore to Bhuntar, from where you can take a local bus or taxi to reach Kasol.
  • By Train: There is no direct train connectivity to Kasol from Bangalore. You can take a train from Bangalore to Delhi or Chandigarh, and then continue the journey by road via taxi or bus.
  • By Air: You can take a flight from Bangalore to Bhuntar Airport in Kullu. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Kasol.
  • By Road: Kasol is approximately 1,780 kilometers away from Pune. You can take a bus or drive by car. There are no direct buses available, so you may have to break the journey at Delhi or Chandigarh.
  • By Train: You can take a train from Pune to Delhi or Chandigarh, and then continue the journey by road via taxi or bus.
  • By Air: The most convenient option is to take a flight from Pune to Delhi or Chandigarh. From there, you can proceed to Kasol by road.
  • By Road: Kasol is approximately 740 kilometers away from Jaipur. You can take a bus or drive by car. There are no direct buses available, so you may have to break the journey at Delhi or Chandigarh.

By Road – Haryana to kasol distance is – 521 kms

Day 1: Kasol to Barshaini – Rudra Nag-via Kalga village and Kheerganga

The magical Kheerganga trek starts from the famous trekking destination “Kasol” which is a small village located on the bank of Parvati River. The vehicle will be arranged from here and then it move towards Barshaini which is the confluence of Tosh and Parvati Rivers.

Today witness nature at its best in Himachal Pradesh. Go through the picturesque landscape offering scenic vistas, cross some wooden bridges on the trail. Now, one after another the cascading waterfalls welcome you.

Reach Rudra Nag, a serpent-shaped waterfall in Parvati Valley which attracts many tourists because of its unique shape. Stop here for some time admiring its formation then move ahead.

After a long 12 km hike along Parvati River explore the Kalga and Pulga villages and know about their lifestyle.

The route from Kasol to Barshaini, Rudra Nag, and Kheerganga offers a scenic and adventurous journey in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Kasol to Barshaini: Barshaini is the starting point for both Rudra Nag and Kheerganga treks. It is approximately a 16-kilometer drive from Kasol. The road journey takes you through the beautiful Parvati Valley, offering views of lush green mountains, gushing Parvati River, and charming villages along the way.
  • Barshaini: Upon reaching Barshaini, you will find a small village nestled amidst the mountains. This is where the road ends, and the trekking trail begins. Take some time to rest, fuel up, and gather your essentials before commencing the trek.
  • Rudra Nag: From Barshaini, you can trek to Rudra Nag, which is a natural waterfall. The trek to Rudra Nag is approximately 3 kilometers long and takes around 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on your pace. The trail is scenic, passing through dense forests and crossing a wooden bridge over the Parvati River. Once you reach Rudra Nag, you can witness the mesmerizing waterfall surrounded by rocks and greenery.
  • Kheerganga: After visiting Rudra Nag, you can continue your trek to Kheerganga. The distance from Rudra Nag to Kheerganga is around 7 kilometers, which takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to complete. The trail gradually ascends through pine forests, meadows, and picturesque landscapes. You’ll come across charming villages like Nakthan and Kalga along the way. As you approach Kheerganga, the trail becomes steeper, but the breathtaking views make it all worthwhile.
  • Kheerganga View: Upon reaching Kheerganga, you’ll be greeted by the stunning views of the snow-capped peaks and the Parvati Valley. Kheerganga is famous for its natural hot water springs, which are believed to have healing properties. You can take a dip in the hot springs, relax, and enjoy the serene surroundings. The sunset and sunrise views from Kheerganga are particularly captivating.
  • Camping at Kheerganga: Kheerganga offers camping facilities, and spending a night in the midst of the mountains is an incredible experience. You can set up your tent, enjoy a bonfire, and stargaze in the clear night sky.

Day 2: Return from Kheerganga – Rudra Nag – Barshaini to Kasol

To return from Kheerganga to Kasol, you will follow the same route in reverse. Here’s how you can make your way back:

  • Kheerganga to Barshaini: Start your descent from Kheerganga back to Barshaini. The trek downhill is relatively easier and takes approximately 2 to 3 hours, depending on your pace. Enjoy the scenic views and take breaks as needed along the way.
  • Barshaini to Rudra Nag: Once you reach Barshaini, you can choose to visit Rudra Nag again if you wish. It’s a 3-kilometer trek from Barshaini to Rudra Nag, which takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. Spend some time at the waterfall and soak in the natural beauty before proceeding further.
  • Barshaini to Kasol: From Barshaini, you can hire a local taxi or catch a shared cab to Kasol. The drive back to Kasol takes around 30 to 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 16 kilometers.

Alternatively, if you prefer to trek the entire way back to Kasol, you can take the following route:

  • From Barshaini, trek towards Tosh village, which is about 4 kilometers away. The trail will take you through scenic landscapes and charming villages.
  • From Tosh, continue the descent towards Kasol, which is approximately 7 kilometers away. The trail passes through lush green forests and offers beautiful views of the Parvati Valley.
  • The trek from Tosh to Kasol can take around 3 to 4 hours, depending on your pace.

Once you reach Kasol, you can relax, unwind, and explore the vibrant town known for its hippie culture, cafes, and riverside views.

Remember to plan your return journey accordingly, considering the time required for the trek, weather conditions, and transportation availability from Barshaini to Kasol.

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below.

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc, Passport and Visa important to foreigners Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker) Declaration Certificates

Note: –   Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry. It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters) A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing  Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Transport Facility

1 review for Kheerganga Trek

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Praveen – October 8, 2021

Great trek experience! It was not as easy as most tour operators make it seem. It’s a 5 hr trek through treacherous winding roads overlooking deep valleys (safe if you are prepared definitely not so for kids/ adults under any stress) Come prepared with energy bars and juices to keep hydrated. The views on route are stunning! Wouldn’t recommend coming down the same day because of the physical excersion involved!

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Kheerganga: A Popular Trek starting From The Mini Israel, Kasol

Kasol, manali: a soulful destination.

Kasol, a beautiful village in Himachal Pradesh is situated in the Parvati valley, on the banks of the pristine Parvati River, placed between Bhuntar and Manikaran. Its salubrious weather and the immaculate environment leave an awe-inspiring impact on the travellers. Kasol remains extremely crowded during the summer season. It is very famous for its Israeli cuisines. Kasol offers a wide range of weed, hash, and marijuana also.

kasol kheerganga trek

Kasol is a quaint settlement falling under the district of Kullu. The Parvati River adds to the enchanting view of the serene village. Kasol village is located at a distance of about 40 km from the popular hill station Kullu, and about 228.8 km from the capital city of Himachal, Shimla.


Kheerganga is rendered as the most popular trek starting from Kasol . It is perched at an elevation of 2960m from the sea level. Kheerganga is a small picturesque village ringed with innumerable mountain ranges. Kheerganga, as we can decipher from the name, talks about the religious Ganga river whose colour resembles that of Kheer(a popular Indian dessert made from milk). This name has originated from its white, milky complexioned waters flowing continuously all day in its entirety, into the Parvati valley from all sides and edges of the mountains. The history of Kheerganga is rich and has a profound religious significance. It was believed that Lord Shiva meditated here, in this village for years. It is religiously important for both Hindus and Sikhs.

There is more to the history of Kheerganga . Kartikeya, brother of Lord Ganesha was also known to meditate and pray in Kheerganga after losing to Lord Ganesha. Parvati, while visiting her son, wanted to cook rice pudding. Due to the presence of the hot water spring, legends have it that Parvati cooked in that natural hot water itself. Keeping in mind this event of mythological importance, the name Kheerganga was assigned to this pious, mystical tourist spot.


Kheerganga Kasol encompasses the woods, the lush green and dense forests, quaint valleys, and a natural hot water spring. Kasol Kheerganga is a perfect treat to the passionate trekkers and nature lovers who are always on the lookout for adventures. There are many places open for trekking there but Kheerganga trek stands out for its uniqueness.The main catch of this trek is that it be done in one single day if left early.

The Kheerganga trek is simple to moderate in difficulty and it can be undertaken by beginners too. The Kheerganga trip is one of the most stunning and scenic hikes in the Himalayas, and it is on most people's bucket lists.

Starting Point Of The Trek: KASOL


Kasol paves the way for a number of treks to Tosh, Chalal, Kheerganga, emerging as a gateway. The Kheerganga Trek commences from Kasol. The distance between Kasol and Kheerganga is about 22kms which takes about an hour to reach. The Kheerganga trek distance in total is around 12 to 13 km. Its scenic view includes a wide variety of mystic pathways, stunning terrains, snow-capped peaks, lush green landscape, and much more. The enchanting rivers, majestic mountain peaks, beautiful valleys, elegant hot springs, the Kheerganga trek has it all to make it worth trekking.”


From Kasol, you need to reach Barshaini, another small village where the Parvati and Tosh rivers meet, which forms the base camp to start off your trek. Everything around here is quite affordable and cost-effective. Kheerganga from here is an 11 to 12 km trek which ideally takes 4 to 5 hours to complete.

On this 12km trek, one gets to see old traditional villages, numerous enchanting waterfalls, the best among them being the serpent-shaped waterfall of Rudra Nag. This trek also includes the ever beautiful landscapes along with widespread, extraordinary vistas of the Himalayas.


This trek also consists of an important tourist spot, the Shiv Temple. Watching the sunset above the line of the horizon, and noticing how the colour of the rocks change after the Kheerganga trek, is the most splendid experience one can ever have in his/her lifetime.

There is also another trek to the Pin Parvati Pass from Kheerganga. Situated at a distance of 37.2 km, the Pin Parvati Pass poses a thrilling and exciting challenge to the trekkers. The sense of achievement after traversing a 17,457 ft pass is something that will forever remain etched in one’s soul. The Pin Valley National Park is famous specifically for the rare snow leopards and other wildlife too.

The Kheerganga trek also gives you an opportunity to garner facts about the interesting cultures of the village people. It is deemed as the perfect place for photography. The glimpses of snow-capped mountains are worth capturing and filming. At the end of the trek, at an altitude of 13000 feet, the mystical hot spring is introduced. Free from the city-life hustles, urban nuisances, and sedentary, monotonous lifestyle, one can delve into the intoxicating beauty of the hot spring, surrounded by mountains.

Taking a dip into these hot springs, washes away all the tiredness of the trek, thereby rejuvenating one’s heart, mind, and soul. It also works as a natural medical aid to patients suffering from arthritis and several other mental and physical illnesses. It also provides warmth and comfort against the excessively cold weather.

While descending from Kheerganga, one must surely visit the villages of Kalga and Pulga and be in dialogue with the local people, thereby getting to learn about their way of living, their occupations, cultures, and festivals.


camping at kasol kheerganga

Camping has always been a tradition in Kasol. Known as the “Amsterdam of India”, Kasol provides a deep insight into one’s inner self and awakens the passion for adventures. The timeless beauty of nature makes this place a traveler’s delight. Camping in Kheerganga for a night can be one of the best treats to the travellers and trekkers.

The price of camping in Kasol varies on different grounds which are based on certain factors, namely; duration of stay, season, adventurous activities, and the camping sites chosen. The price of camping sites starts from INR 800 and it can shoot up to INR 3000 to INR 4000, depending on the above-mentioned factors. Camping in Kheerganga for a night can be one of the best treats to the travelers and trekkers.

In all probability, the trekkers might be up all night gazing at the glorious star-lit night sky. The large, extended vistas of the snow-capped mountains across the Parvati valley from the camping site is delightful to watch.

Camping one night in Kheerganga also provides you with sumptuous dinners which are extremely needed after the strenuous 5 hours trek. With some hours of rest, you will be again charged up to carry on with your trek downwards to Barshaini. While trekking with Moxtain your meals and stay is taken care of by us, to give you the best experience of this easy grade short trek in Himachal Pradesh.


The trek to Kheerganga and camping at Kasol are best done between April to June and September to October. One must avoid the monsoon season completely, as it becomes muddy and slippery which can be extremely perilous for a trek. This monsoon season is also prone to a number of landslides, thereby leading to road blockages. The temperature from April to June ranges between 13 degrees Celsius to 37 degrees Celsius and the weather is pleasant at its best.

The temperature from November to February is quite low, ranging between 3 degrees Celsius to 10 degrees Celsius, and is mostly unfavorable for treks. Most of the roads become inaccessible and therefore it is restricted to trek during this time frame. However, during summers lots of parties and music festivals are conducted, making it the perfect destination for the tourists who are music lovers.The Kasol Kheerganga trek in December remains opens even amidst harsh weather conditions. You will only find it otherwise if the trails experience severe snowfall.


The distance between Delhi and Bhuntar is 484.5km which takes 12 hours to reach. The most convenient way is, one can take a Volvo bus from Kashmere Gate, Delhi for Bhuntar and then avail a local bus to Barshaini which is nearest to Kheerganga. The fare of the Volvo bus starts from INR 800, ranging up to INR 1200, or thereabout. It is advisable to book the tickets early as that saves a lot of time.

From Chandigarh, you can board a bus to Manikaran which takes about 8 hours to reach. The fare of this route by bus ranges between INR 390 to INR 1100. From Manikaran, you need to take a taxi to Kasol which will take about 30 minutes to reach and will cost you another INR 200. From Kasol, you can take a taxi to Barshaini, its 1-hour drive.

From Ahmedabad, you can take a bus to Gurugram which will take you about 13 hours to reach. This will cost you around INR 2500. Then again, you have to take a bus from Gurugram to Chandigarh which will take you 5 hours to reach and it will cost you another INR 1250. Then from Chandigarh, you can take a bus to Manikaran and then a taxi to Kasol as mentioned above. From Kasol, you can book a taxi to Barshaini the drive is for about 1 hour.

From Manali, you can take a bus to Kasol from the bus stand on Mall road. The drive will take around 5 hours. From Kasol, you can book a taxi to Barshaini.

The smoothest way to reach Kasol by train would be to book Dauladhar Express from Delhi to Pathankot railway station. The train fare per head would be INR 1,260 (AC- 3 tier), 1,760 (AC- 2 tier), INR 2,165 (AC 1st). The driving distance between Pathankot and Kasol is approximately 294km. It takes around 5-6 hours by bus which would cost you another INR 221. From Kasol, it will take another 1 hour to reach Barshaini by car, which is closest to Kheerganga. The fare is expected to be around INR 310-INR 380. The nearest railway station to Kheerganga is Joginder Nagar Railway station.

From Ahmedabad Jn, you can take a train to Chandigarh which will take about 23 hours via Vadodara Jn. The train fare per head is INR 1365 (AC- 3 tier) and INR 1965 (AC- 2 tier). Then from Chandigarh, you can take a bus to Manikaran and then a taxi to Kasol as mentioned above. From Kasol, you can book a taxi to Barshaini as mentioned above.

By air, you need to first reach Bhuntar Airport. The flight fare from Delhi to Bhuntar (one way) is INR 2,380 (Indigo). From Bhuntar airport, you need to book a cab to Barshaini, which would take another 2-3 hours by car via Manikaran road. The cab will charge you INR 850-INR 1,100 approximately.


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The Bridge at Barshaini works as the junction point. Take a right turn from the bridge and trek up to the Kalga Village. This route is enclosed with dense forests and is steep and undulating. It takes a bit longer to reach Kheerganga by this route, but it offers a calm and serene atmosphere. This route is not known to many, so it is advisable to take along a local tour guide.


Take a left turn from the Bridge at Barshaini, which goes to the Nakthan Village. It is the most preferred route and the easiest one. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach Kheerganga by this route depending on walking speed. This is a well-marked route and it falls on the left side of the Parvati River.


There is another trekking path to Kheerganga from the Tosh Village. The Kheerganga trek distance from Tosh is around 7 km. This route is mainly taken by those tourists who reside in Tosh. This route coincides with the 2nd route near Nakthan Village.


From Kasol, you can take a bus or book a taxi to Barshaini. The drive is for about 1 hour. From Barshaini, it is a 12 km trek to Kheerganga, which will ideally take 5 hours to reach depending on the walking speed of the trekkers. During the trek, you can explore the surreal beauty of the Parvati valley and visit the Rudranag temple. The best and exciting part of the trek is when you get to take a dip in the natural hot water spring. You will surely relish this experience. After the trek, you will have the opportunity to camp under the star-lit night sky.

With yesterday’s relishing experience in mind, today you need to descend downhill. It is again a 12 km trek. You have to be careful while trekking downwards as it can be slippery due to the previous night’s unpredicted rainfall. After another 5 hours of trek, when you reach Barshaini, you can take rest and have your lunch and relax. Then, take a cab or bus again from Barshaini to Kasol.

If you are looking for a pious, pilgrimage destination along with enthralling and surreal scenic beauty of the sacred natural hot water spring surrounded by gigantic and sweeping mountain ranges, free from casual crowds, then Kasol Kheerganga it is! Visit this heaven on earth, nature’s paradise, and feed the aesthetic, nature-loving part of your inner soul.

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Your Ultimate Adventure: The Detailed Trek Guide to Kheerganga, Kasol, Himachal


A haven for wanderlusts and thrill-seekers, the trek to Kheerganga, Kasol, nestled in the sublime valleys of Himachal Pradesh , presents an exhilarating challenge and a spiritual awakening. Unfolding the journey of a lifetime, here’s your complete guide for this trek. Let’s embark on an unforgettable adventure!

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The Detailed Trek Guide to Kheerganga, Kasol, Himachal

Before you pack your backpacks and tighten your boots, let’s delve into a detailed overview of the trek. The trek to Kheerganga, Kasol, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, is a 12 km long route that offers magnificent landscapes, pristine Parvati River, quaint villages, and the serene ambiance of the Himalayas. What awaits you is a breathtaking view of the snow-capped mountains, but also a trek that tests your endurance and willpower. So, are you up for the challenge?

The Beginning: Kasol

Parvati Valley Himachal

Kasol, a small hamlet in the Parvati Valley, is the starting point for the Kheerganga trek. Famously known as ‘Mini Israel,’ this place is a melting pot of different cultures. The local market offers numerous cafes and shops where you can buy essentials for the trek. Make sure to feast on the local cuisine here. Ready to kick off?

Nakthan Village: The First Milestone

Nakthan Village, Himachal Pradesh

Around 4 km into the trek, you’ll reach the beautiful village of Nakthan. Here, local customs and traditions are still alive, and you can immerse yourself in a different world. But remember, keep the noise down and respect the local culture. Is the adventurer in you feeling excited yet?

Rudranag: The Serpentine Waterfall

Rudranag Waterfall, Kheerganga Trek, Himachal

Another couple of kilometers up the trail, you’ll witness the mesmerizing Rudranag waterfall. The waterfall is said to symbolize a serpent, considered holy by the locals. As you take a break here, soak in the sounds of nature, and let the waterfall’s rhythm enchant you.

The Final Ascent: Kheerganga

This is the final push! The trail gets steep and a bit challenging, but don’t lose heart. Once you reach the top, the sight of the snow-capped mountains, lush meadows, and the panoramic view of the valley will wash away all your fatigue. Bask in the achievement of your climb and celebrate your victory!

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The Hot Springs: A Divine Experience

Hot Springs Kheerganga Himachal

Kheerganga is famous for its hot water spring. After a tough trek, soaking in the warm water of this spring, surrounded by mountains, is a truly divine experience. It’s said to have healing properties, so don’t miss this soothing treat!

The Night Sky: A Celestial View

Night Sky kheerganga Himachal

The sight of the Milky Way galaxy with the naked eye is something few get to experience. At Kheerganga, when the night falls, you’ll see the sky come alive with countless stars. With a sky so clear and stars so near, you might feel like reaching out and catching one!

Camping at Kheerganga

Camping at Kheerganga Himachal

Camping on the Kheerganga peak under the starry sky is a surreal experience. As the cool mountain breeze sings lullabies, the galaxy of stars watches over you while you sleep. The camps provide basic facilities, and the food served is simple yet delicious.

The Descent: Trekking Back to Kasol

The journey back to Kasol is equally scenic and mesmerizing. Walking down the trail, you’ll witness some of the best views of the valley. This downhill trek will take less time, but it’s important to maintain a steady pace and be careful of slippery spots.

Fitness Level Required for The Trek

While Kheerganga Trek is considered a moderate-level trek, it’s crucial to have a good fitness level. The trail demands physical endurance and mental tenacity. Regular workouts, including cardio exercises for a few weeks before the trek, will make your journey more enjoyable.

What to Pack: Trekking Essentials

Packing right is very important for the trek. The essentials include good trekking shoes, warm clothing, a raincoat, a water bottle, snacks, a first aid kit, and necessary toiletries. Remember, pack light but don’t forget the essentials!

Best Time to Trek: Seasons Matter

The best time to undertake the Kheerganga Trek is from May to June and September to October. During these months, the weather is pleasant, and the path is clear. However, always check the weather forecast before planning your trek.

The Flora and Fauna: Himalayan Wonders

During your trek, you’ll encounter a variety of flora and fauna. From lush green pine forests to blooming rhododendrons and a plethora of bird species, the Himalayan biodiversity will leave you in awe.

Dos and Don’ts of the Trek

While you enjoy the trek, it’s crucial to respect the local culture and the environment. Carry your trash back, don’t play loud music, and avoid plucking flowers or harming the fauna. In short, leave only footprints, take only memories!

Travel Itinerary: Planning Your Trip

Planning your trip ahead can help you enjoy the trek without any hitches. Consider reaching Kasol a day before the trek to acclimatize. After the trek, plan a day of rest in Kasol before returning.

Find below the sample itinerary starting from Delhi – Kheerganga – Delhi

  • Day 1 – Delhi to Kasol
  • Day 2 – Kasol – Manikaran
  • Day 3 – Kasol – Kheerganga
  • Day 4 – Kheerganga – Tosh
  • Day 5 – Tosh – Kasol
  • Day 6 – Delhi

Stay and Food: Local Delights

Kasol and Kheerganga both offer decent accommodation options. You can also taste the local Himachali cuisine, which is a treat for your taste buds. When in Kasol, don’t miss the famous Israeli cuisine!

Permits and Guidelines: Things to Remember

While no permit is required for the trek, it’s essential to follow the guidelines provided by the forest department and local authorities. This helps ensure the trekkers’ safety and preserve the trek’s natural beauty.

Health and Safety: Precautions

Adequate medical preparation is important for the trek. Carrying a basic first aid kit, medicines for altitude sickness, and other personal medications are crucial. Always remember, safety first!

Connectivity: Keeping in Touch

Mobile network connectivity is weak and intermittent on the trek route. However, Kasol has decent connectivity. It’s a good idea to inform your loved ones about your trekking plans before you start.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difficulty level of the kheerganga trek.

The Kheerganga Trek is considered a moderate-level trek. It can be undertaken by beginners who have a good level of physical fitness and endurance.

How long does the Kheerganga Trek take?

The trek to Kheerganga, Kasol, usually takes two days. It’s a 12 km trail that takes approximately 5-7 hours to climb and 4-5 hours to descend.

Is it safe to do the Kheerganga Trek?

Yes, it is safe to do the Kheerganga Trek. However, it’s always advisable to follow safety guidelines, remain on the designated paths, and respect local customs and traditions.

What should I pack for the Kheerganga Trek?

Essential items include good trekking shoes, warm clothing, a raincoat, a water bottle, snacks, a first aid kit, and necessary toiletries. It’s better to pack light but include all the essentials.

Can I do the Kheerganga Trek solo?

Yes, the Kheerganga Trek can be done solo. It’s well-marked, and you’ll often find fellow trekkers on the trail. However, trekking with a group or guide can enhance the experience and provide additional safety.

Is camping allowed at Kheerganga?

Yes, camping is allowed at Kheerganga. You can rent tents at the top, which come with basic facilities. Remember to respect the location and avoid littering.

The trek to Kheerganga, Kasol, Himachal Pradesh offers a blend of adventure, natural beauty, and a sense of achievement. It’s not just a trek; it’s a journey that allows you to explore yourself while being in the heart of nature. With this comprehensive guide, you’re all set for an unforgettable adventure. So, tie up those laces, gear up, and hit the trail!

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Kheerganga Trek

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Kheerganga Trek is one of the most popular treks in Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at a height of 2950 meters above sea level in the Parvati Valley and it takes you through some beautiful routes. It is one of the best treks in Himachal for beginners as Kheerganga treks do not require any prior trekking experience. 

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Kheerganga is a paradise for nature lovers, the beauty of this place attracts many trekkers throughout the year. Kheerganga is famous for having a hot water spring and a scenic view of the valley. During the trek of Kheerganga from Kasol, you will witness some beautiful waterfalls. The total distance covered in this trek is 24 km and it can be covered in almost 1-2 days easily.

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Kheerganga is visited throughout the year but in peak winters the trekking route of this beautiful Kheerganga trek is covered by the heavy snow which may occur some difficulty to trek and the tents and other accommodation options may not be available in this season. 

Summer is the best time to visit the Kheerganga trek in Himachal Pradesh. March to June are the best months to visit this beautiful trek in Himachal. The weather is pleasant here in these months that makes it easier for travelers to experience its wilderness.

Activities in Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga is a famous trekking spot in Himachal Pradesh that attracts many young adventure lovers throughout the year. There are many activities to do in Kheerganga such as.

  • Bathing in the hot water spring
  • Visit nearby temples
  • Exploring the nature
  • Yoga and Meditation

Staying in Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga is now a most popular trekking destination in Himachal fro young adventurers. You can stay at the camps, huts etc. There are some huts available that offers you accommodation facilities in Kheerganga.

Kheerganga does not has any hotels, it only has simple places like huts and camps to stay. Some tented accommodation may also be available on the green meadows that is a short distance away from the other cafes.

You can pitch your own tent by paying a small fee in Kheerganga. Some trekkers will be staying in the common rooms at Ashrams which is maintained by the Monks and Sadhus.

Kheerganga Trek Food Guide

Kheerganga has some places to eat there are some cafes and restaurant that offers food to the trekkers. But food is quite expensive in Kheerganga so we suggest you carry packed food like bread, chips, chocolate, etc that gives you the energy to do the trek easily and in Kheerganga there are some ashrams and camps offers the food to the trekkers. 

History of Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga’s history is said to be thousands of years old when it was the adobe of Hindu Lord Shiva. Local peoples say Lord Shiva came to Kheerganga or some local people say that his Son Kartik came to Kheerganga and is said that he was meditated here for thousands of years. 

The name Kheerganga means “Milky White Sacred Water”. The water of this natural spring is hot and white like milk and a dip in this hot spring is considered a sacred bath. There is a temple situated close to the spring which is believed to be ancient too.

Trekking routes to Kheerganga

The trekking distance to Kheerganga from Barshaini is around 9-10 km by any of the routes. There are three routes from Barshaini to go to Kheerganga.

Route No. 1:- Barshaini to Kheerganga via Nakthan Village

Start your trek from Barshaini cross the bridge after Barshaini and take the left turn after the bridge on the route of Nakthan village and Kheerganga. This trekking route to reach Kheerganga is the shortest and most preferred route that takes 3-4 hours to reach Kheerganga. This route is on the left side of the Parvati river. The trail through Nakthan is the most popular trekking route to Kheerganga and the trail is well marked.

Route No. 2:-  Barshaini to Kheerganga via Kalga Village

Start your trek from Barshaini cross the bridge after Barshaini and take the right turn to hike up and reach Kalga village. After reaching Kalga village there is a different trek route to go to Kheerganga, that will join the main route halfway on the trek. This trekking route passes through dense forests and many people lose their way on this trekking route to Kheerganga. Very few trekkers used this trekking route to reach Kheerganga because most people do not aware of this route.

Route No. 3:-  Barshaini to Kheerganga via Tosh Village

You can also reach Kheerganga from Barshaini via Tosh Village. This is a different trekking path for Kheerganga from Tosh village. Tosh nallah or Tosh river flows by near Tosh village which joins Parvati river near Pulga. This trekking route to Kheerganga joins another route of Kheerganga which we mention above near the village of Nakthan. This route is mostly used by those tourists who stay in Tosh for the night and want to trek the next morning.

Short Itinerary of Kheerganga Trek

Day1:- Barshaini to Kheerganga 12 km 5-6 hr

The Kheerganga trek will start from Barshaini, You have to trek 12 km from Barshaini to reach Kheerganga.

After reaching Kheerganga, check-in to your camp and rest at your camps for a while, and then enjoy the Parvati Kund which has hot water it.

Dinner and overnight stay at camps in Kheerganga.

Day 2:- Kheerganga to Barshaini

After breakfast, trek back to Barshaini from Kheerganga. Our services will be ended at Barshaini.

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What is Kheerganga Trek famous for?

Kheerganga Trek is famous among tourist as Trekking, High Altitude Trek, Camping, Hot Water Spring.

Kheerganga Trek is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

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Kheerganga trek, a perfect trek for beginners, was my first trek ever. And while it was an easy trek, there is a lot that I didn’t know about before starting the trek. As a result, I faced a lot of issues but in the end, our destination was completely worth it.

We planned our Kheerganga trek from Delhi and struggled a lot while reaching because there weren’t many articles on Kheerganga 4 years back. Luckily for you, if you are contemplating if you should go on this trek or not, this guide will help you plan the trek.

In this guide, I have noted down all the information on this trek including the distance, temperature, accommodation options, and so on.

Kheerganga Trek

Situated at an altitude of approximately 3050m, Kheerganga is a small village nestled amidst the Parvati Valley.

According to the local legends, Lord Shiva meditated here for around 10,000 years, making it an important religious site.

Also, Kheerganga was given the name because of the milky white Parvati river that flows beside the valley. You will find an ancient temple dedicated here to Lord Shiva as this places is said to be the abode of Lord Shiva and is considered a spiritual site.

One of the top treks in Himachal, apart from the Prashar Lake Trek , Kheerganga is particularly famous for its hot springs. Yes, that’s right! You will find hot springs here at the completion of this trek (something that’s a must to relax those aching muscles and joints).

The natural water from these hot springs is milky white and a bath in it is found to be meditative and sacred.

There are separate pools for women so, you don’t have to worry about your privacy as well while taking a dip in it.

A lot of people even trek to kheerganga in December to enjoy the snow-covered trails and the snow-capped mountain views. However, if it is your first trek, then avoid trekking in December or join a trekking group as it is not advisable to go on a snow trek alone.

How to Reach the Starting Point of the Trek – Barshaini

Bus to Kasol

The starting point of this trek is the village of Barshaini which is the last motorable road in the area. So, your goal is to reach Barshaini and then start your trek from here.

Reaching Bhuntar

To reach Barshaini, you will need to reach Bhuntar first and the time taken to reach Bhuntar depends on where you are starting from. Here are a few ways that you can choose to reach Bhuntar, regardless of where you are starting from.

The closest airport to Bhuntar is the Kullu Manali airport at a distance of approximately 1.5 km. You get flights from Delhi, Shimla, and Chandigarh to this airport, and the frequency of these flights is slightly low.

However, if you are short on time and don’t mind spending the extra money to reach Bhuntar, then taking a flight from one of these destinations could be a good choice.

The closest railway station to Bhuntar is the Pathankot railway station at a distance of 245 km. From Pathankot Railway station, you can take a bus or taxi to reach Bhuntar or you can take the passenger train to Joginder Nagar which is around 95 km from Bhuntar.

From Joginder Nagar, you will find local buses or cabs to reach Bhuntar.

If you are planning to start the Kheerganga trek from Delhi, then one of the best ways to reach is to take a private Volvo bus or local HRTC bus to reach Bhuntar. You can find HRTC buses for 500 INR whereas the private Volvo buses will cost around 800 – 1000 INR and there will be several buses available in the evening to take you to Bhuntar.

The buses will take around 10-12 hours to reach Bhuntar from Delhi.

Reaching Barshaini from Bhuntar

Once you have reached Bhuntar, you need to reach Barshaini to begin the trek. Barshaini is situated around 46 km from Bhuntar and will take around 2-3 hours in a private cab or local bus.

You will find regular buses to Barshaini from Bhuntar that will charge you 50-75 INR and will take 2-3 hours to reach. You can even take a private cab for 2000 INR (divided by 4 passengers) to reach Barshaini.

Note: While you are waiting for the bus, enjoy some breakfast in Bhuntar as it will be a long ride to Barshaini village.

Note: The last bus to return from Barshaini to Bhuntar leaves around 2 – 3 p.m. so be careful when planning your return ticket from Bhuntar.

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Trekking Routes to Kheerganga

The complete Kheerganga trek distance that you have to complete is 18 – 20 km (both ascent and descent) regardless of which route you choose. This trek distance is counted from Barshaini and is differs only slightly for the three trekking routes available.

  • From Barshaini, you walk to the bridge and then take the left turn and make your way to Nakthan Village. You can ask the locals for the directions for the Nakthan village and Kheerganga and they will help you out. This is the shortest route and takes around 3-4 hours on average. This route lies on the left side of the Parvati river and is well-marked with a lot of food stalls and waterfalls on the way.
  • If you are staying in Tosh, then you can take the Tosh route to reach Nakthan village and continue with the route 1. This is perfect for people who are staying in Tosh for the night and wish to trek early morning to Kheerganga.
  • From Barshaini, if you take the right turn from the bridge, you will reach Kalga village. Kalga Village route is quite different and passes through a dense forest and can be a little confusing. However, there are usually many people on this route so you should be good. Also, this route joins the main route midway.

 I used route 3 while reaching Kheerganga summit and route 1 while descending back to Barshaini village.

Through Kalga Village

You need to turn right from the bridge of the Barshaini village and follow the path till the road ends. Then, you need to climb up, the first few steps will be a little steep but you would have a few rocks at your disposal to take support.

Once you have climbed a little, you will see an open enclosure with a small hut. You can rest here for a while or you can hike for another 10 minutes to reach the first food stall point of this route. The trail will be straightforward to this food stall point.

After hiking for another 2-3 km, you will see a small waterfall and a bridge over this waterfall. You carry on for another 2 minutes on this path and you will find the second food stall point of this trek route.

Keep hiking further, now you will come across a steep 1 km stretch which you need to carefully ascend. Once you cross it, you will see a huge waterfall and a small café here named Shalom Waterfall Café where you can enjoy a hot plate of Maggi and tea. You can also fill your water bottle from here as the water is clean here.

The trekking trail will become slightly difficult after the waterfall and is a continuous uphill climb. Also, the trail is properly marked and you can enjoy the forest scenery while making your way on it. It can become a tiring but you are shaded from the sunlight so the cool air helps you relax. Make sure you have sufficient water for this stretch.

After 2 km of hiking, you will come across another small waterfall and café. From here, the summit is just another 2-3 km and will take around 45 – 60 minutes to complete.

Through Tosh and Nakthan Village

If you are looking for a more scenic and shorter route for this trek then the Nakthan Village trail would be perfect for you.

Take the left turn from the Barshaini village fork and climb downhill to cross the river and reach Nakthan village. The first 1-2 km of the trail will be covered in stones and you will simply need to cross it.

After that, you will reach the Nakthan village, which is located on the right side of the Parvati river. Nakthan village is known for its small wooden houses and offers a few cafés as well where you can relax or eat something.

After crossing the village, you will come across the Rudranag Temple and a peaceful waterfall nearby. There is also a Dharamshala near this temple where you can stay and a couple of cafés. You can also fill your water from this waterfall and enjoy the pine forest views close to the mountain peaks.

After another 1-2 km, you will come across a bridge on the right that crosses a big waterfall stream. Here, you will have a basic dhaba offering staying facilities as well.

Once you cross the bridge, keep moving uphill and in another 1-1.5 km, you will reach the small waterfall and café. This point joins with the other route through the Kalga village.

From here, the path is similar to the other route and you will reach the Kheerganga summit in another 45 – 60 minutes.

Planning the Trek Details


As mentioned above, the total kheerganga trek distance is around 20 km, so you can choose to make it a day trek or camp for one night at the summit and return the next day. As for the trek difficulty, it is moderately easy regardless of which route you choose.

While the Nakthan Village is simpler and more straightforward, it lacks cover against the sunrays. And the Kalga village offers the forest cover but can be a little steep at times. So, it is up to you which trek route you would like to choose.

Ideally, it takes around 4-5 hours for the ascent and 2-4 hours for the descent.

Yes, it is possible to do this trek in a day but you would need to leave early for that. This is not possible if you are reaching Barshaini around 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. So, you would need to stay the night at the Barshaini village and then start the next day around 5 a.m.

This way, you will reach the summit around 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. You can spend 2-3 hours at the summit and then reach Barshaini back by 2 p.m. to catch the last bus to Bhuntar. You can choose to spend more time at the summit and enjoy the hot springs as well, this way you will reach Barshaini by 5 p.m.

Two-Day Trek

On the other hand, if you choose to camp at the Kheerganga summit for the night, then you can leave for Barshaini once you reach from Bhuntar. It will take 4-5 hours so you should reach Kheerganga at around 5 p.m.

You stay the night and enjoy the sunrise the next day. The next day, you can start around 12 p.m. for Barshaini and you will reach back in time to catch the last HRTC bus to Bhuntar.

Note: You would need to book a trekking package if your plan to reach Kheerganga in December, January, or February due to the snow.

Best Time to Visit Kheerganga

One of the best things about this trek is that it has a pleasant temperature throughout the year. So, the best time for the trek is throughout the year, even in winter.

If you wish, then you can trek here in the winter months too but you will have to plan well for this journey.

Below is a breakdown of what you can expect to find in Kheerganga in different months:

March to June (Summer Season)

Summertime is undoubtedly the best time for this trek if you wish to escape the summer heat. In fact, most people plan the Kheerganga trek from Delhi during these months to relax and chill in pleasant weather.

However, since Kheerganga is at a high altitude, the temperature stays cool throughout the trek in summers as well. This is why you need to carry warm clothes on the trek during the summer months as well.

July to September (Monsoon Season)

Kheerganga Summit

Although trekking to Kheerganga in monsoon months can be a little tricky, it is quite rewarding as well. During these months, the entire valley is covered in lush greenery which can be a magical sight.

However, it will be colder at the summit so pack warm jackets and thermals to wear at night. Also, the trek trail is muddy and slippery at this time so, pack good waterproof hiking shoes for your trek.

October to February (Winter Season)

Finally, you can even trek here in the winter months but you need to be more careful. Kheerganga in October and November is still manageable and would simply require you to pack more warm and woolen clothes.

However, if you want to trek to Kheerganga in December, January, or February then you would need to hire a local guide and porter. You can also find a winter trek group and join them because trekking on your own to Kheerganga in winter months is not easy.

What and Where to Eat on the Trek

At the kheerganga summit.

You won’t find any proper food establishment at the summit but the camping vendors do offer basic meal facilities. Although it will be quite expensive, so you might want to carry your own food for camping up at the top.

Please make sure that you don’t litter including any food waste or water bottles at the summit.

On the Trek

You will find several cafés and food stalls on the trek to Kheerganga summit on every trekking route. You can get Maggi, Parathas, Fruits, Packaged Foods, etc. in these food stalls. However, if it is a long weekend then most of these food stalls empty out early in the day. So, it would be better if you purchase snacks from the base itself and carry it with you.

You don’t have to worry about purchasing water bottles as there are several clean river streams and waterfalls on the way. Just carry a refillable water bottle with a carbon filter and you are all set for the trek.

Note: If you are trekking to kheerganga in December, then check from the base villages whether you will find food on the way or not.

Where to Stay during the Trek

Camping at Kheerganga

Depending on which route you choose and when you start to trek, you have a few accommodation options available that you can choose from.

Barshaini and Tosh and Kalga

As mentioned above, Barshaini is the last motorable road in the valley and is a small town with a few staying options in the form of homestays. So, if you are planning to start your trek from Barshaini, then you can stay in Barshaini for the night and start early the next day. In Barshaini, you will find a few basic dhabas and grocery stores to buy food and other essentials.

From Barshaini, a road diverges for Tosh village and the village is around 3 km away. Since Tosh is a popular destination, you will find a lot of accommodation options available here. From hotels to homestays, you will find everything here which be a little pricey since Tosh is a popular tourist destination.

There are several cafés here where you can enjoy some delicious meals while enjoying the Parvati valley view.

Kalga Village

Another option is to stay at Kalga village where you will find a few cheap and basic homestays. There will be in-house cafés as well where you can eat.

Ideally, the cost of stay at any of these villages should be around 200-400 INR per day per person.

In 2018, the High Court of India had banned camping in Kheerganga and shut down all the shops and stays here. This was done in an attempt to stop the littering in the area and preserve the natural beauty of this place.

While this was an amazing idea for the preservation of nature, it did leave a lot of adventure travelers high and dry as they couldn’t spend a night at Kheerganga.

However, that is not the case anymore. We have received updates from the locals that only the permanent structures have been removed from here. You will still find several camping vendors in Kheerganga, at the summit.

Is camping allowed in Kheerganga?

Yes, you can camp in Kheerganga and can easily rent a tent for 300 – 500 INR from one of the camping vendors here. They will also prepare meals for you for which you need to pay more.

Also, the strict no-litter policy has been implemented here so, make sure you carry your litter with you to the base and throw it in a garbage bin.

Can you take your own camping equipment for camping here?

Yes, you can also take your own tent to camp at Kheerganga. However, you would need a permit from the HP Forest Department, Shamsha that is around 1 km from Bhuntar.

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ATMs near Kheerganga

There is no ATM near Kheerganga or around Tosh, Barshaini, etc. as well. In Kasol, you will find a single ATM that is usually out of cash for most days. There are a few ATM vendors in Kasol but they tend to charge a high fee for withdrawing the amount.

Apart from that, you will find a few ATMs at Manikaran too but most of the time, these ATMs don’t have enough cash in them.

So, it is advised that you withdraw cash before starting your trip.

Network Availability on the Trek

Barshaini is the last point where you might get a signal on a BSNL sim but the chances of catching network on other Network providers are quite dicey. On the trek, the BSNL network works intermittently but there is no signal at the top of the trek.

Make all your important calls before starting the trek, possibly in Kasol or Bhuntar.

Essential Things to Carry on the Trek

Kheerganga Trek

When I first trekked to Kheerganga, I had no idea about what I should carry so it was quite uncomfortable for me. So, make sure that you do carry these essential items when trekking to Kheerganga.

  • Warm Clothes
  • Woolen Socks
  • Warm Jacket

As I have repeatedly mentioned above, Kheerganga’s temperature stays cool throughout the year. And while during the trek, you won’t need to wear a lot of warm clothes as you will automatically feel the heat due to trekking, you would need warm clothes for evening and night.

Make sure you carry 2-3 pairs of thermals with you to keep yourself warm at night. Apart from that, you would also need multiple pairs of woolen socks, a woolen cap, and a warm jacket.

Also, if you are planning to take a dip in the hot spring, then do carry a swimwear with you too.

Note: If you plan to trek to Kheerganga in winters, you would also need a waterproof jacket and a few waterproof clothes so that the snow doesn’t drench you wet.


In the afternoon, it can be quite sunny here so you will need sunglasses and a hat to keep your eyes and face protected from the sun rays.

Trekking Equipment

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Trekking Pole
  • Backpack or Rucksack
  • Raincoat or Windcheater

Another important thing to carry with you is the essential trekking gear for this route. You definitely need to buy or rent a good pair of hiking shoes (waterproof and non-slippery) along with a trekking pole for an easies and more convenient trek to the summit.

If you are trekking to Kheerganga in August or September then you would also need to carry a raincoat or a windcheater to protect yourself from the rainfall.

And most importantly, carry a day pack of 10-20 liter for the day trek and a backpack/rucksack for a longer trip.

Other Essentials

  • Energy Drinks

Finally, as advised, make sure that you carry sufficient snacks for you for the trek and do carry a few energy bars and drinks as well.

Apart from that, you should carry a First Aid Kit for unexpected accidents. You would also need a torch to see your way at night and a power bank to keep your phone recharged for the descend.

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Kheerganga Trek for the First-Timers – A Complete Guide

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Never trekked before? Planning to take on trekking with kids? Kheerganga is one of the best Himalayan treks in India for beginners and children. Here’s our story and a complete guide to the Kheerganga trek in Parvati Valley to plan yours judiciously 🙂

How I wish my parents had introduced me to trekking when I was young.

Anyhow, I didn’t want to repeat the mistake, and thus, introduced my daughter to the trekking world as soon as she felt comfortable about the whole concept.

I believe trekking or hiking is a great way to develop confidence, patience, perseverance, and a sense of responsibility in children. It’s magical the way even one trekking experience changes and shapes the kids.

Introduce your children to this unparalleled sport and watch as my words become your reality.

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A Complete Guide to Kheerganga Trek for the Beginners

I enjoyed my first trek to Kheeganga with my hubby and daughter so much so that thought of sharing my experience plus some tips to inspire people to trek with kids.

Read on to know how we managed to trek Kheerganga in one day with our 8-year-old daughter and how you can do it too. But before we dive into the trek details, you must know how to prepare yourself for hiking and what to wear while hiking .

The Magical Parvati Valley

Located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Parvati Valley starts above Bhunter where the Parvati River meets the River Beas and goes eastwards all the way up to Mantalai Lake (source of Parvati River.)

The valley is utterly beautiful in that it moves your soul.

Kasol, Manikaran, Malana, Chalal, Tosh, Rasol, Katagala, Pulga, and Kalga are some of the lovely villages in Parvati Valley.

Kasol – Mini-Israel of Himachal Pradesh

I had been reading about Kasol a lot and the place attracted me because of its varied culture, cuisine, and abundant natural beauty.

Kasol is famous among backpackers and people who love to stay high (Charas or Marijuana).

The place offers a fabulous blend of Israeli culture, quaint landscapes, and unspoiled nature.

Though Kasol is not a great destination for a family holiday, however, you can’t deny the gratification you get from doing something out of the ordinary.

There’s beauty in the unusual!

How to Reach Kasol from Delhi

Kasol is best traveled by road because who wants to miss the exquisite views? It makes a great weekend trip from Delhi for those seeking adventure.

One can self-drive or hire a cab. Catching a private bus or Volvo from Majnu Ka Tila or Rama Krishna Ashram Metro Station in Delhi or HRTC Himsuta Volvo from ISBT Kashmiri Gate is also a good option, however, you need to get down at Bhuntar if you are coming by bus and catch another one to Kasol or Manikaran or Barshaini depending upon where you have booked your stay.

The Volvos depart in the late evening mostly.

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Delhi to Kasol – A Beautiful Drive

I planned the 4-day itinerary covering Kasol, Katagala, Manikaran, Malana, Chalal, Tosh, and Barshiani (Watch out for my next blog post about these places). If you have more days on your hands then do add Manali and Rohtang Pass to your itinerary.

Kasol Kheerganga trek was out of the question. I and hubby didn’t have any trekking experience and we were sure that it was next to impossible with our little daughter who couldn’t even walk up to a nearby market without complaining about her leg pain.

We drove to Kasol from Delhi via Chandigarh. It’s around 530 km and took us 14 hours via NH44.

beas river parvati valley

Almost a 14-hour journey from Delhi to Kasol was incredible wherein we witnessed two prodigious rivers (Beas and Parvati) snuggled between the Himalayas.

Beas River accompanied us all through the journey from Mandi to Aut tunnel and once we crossed the Aut tunnel, Parvati River became our constant companion.

The highlight of our road journey was driving through the 3 km-long Aut tunnel , which is one of the longest road tunnels in India.

Places to Stay in Kasol Parvati Valley

Parvati Kuteer on the bank of Parvati River was our home for the next 4 days in Kasol.

A wooden cottage covered by Cedar trees and a lovely garden, offering the views of the snow-covered Himalayas and overlooking the gushing Parvati river – Ah! Imagine what happens when the sound of the river becomes the alarm clock!

You won’t ever snooze!

We found Parvati Kuteer to be one of the lovely stay options in Kasol.

Book your stay at Parvati Kuteer  here .

Parvati Kuteer is expensive? Kasol has a lot of budget stay options as well. Check  here .

Kheerganga Trek – A Trek to Remember

It was not planned. How can it be?

I mean with an 8-year-old child, nobody would want to trek 13-15 km one-sided, and certainly not to a place like Kheerganga infamous (or famous) for its own reasons.

But it happened!

We trekked up to Kheerganga and trekked down to Barshaini on the same day with our little daughter.

The rest is history!

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Kheerganga Trek in Parvati Valley – How We Planned the Unplanned

All the places in our itinerary were covered in 3 days and 4th day was left free intentionally because what better way to enjoy nature than just sitting by the river surrounded by the mountains and tall Deodar trees?

But destiny had its own plans that didn’t match ours.

My daughter curiously questioned,” Why can’t we take on Khir Ganga ?”

I explained the difficulty level to her and how it was inappropriate for her age. She announced that she wants to experience it, maybe a 2-3 km trek, and then come back.

I was apprehensive and scared. We enquired about the trek with the natives and they felt that it was pretty conceivable. It was, of course, their version based on their own stamina and experience.

Kasol to Barshaini

Barshaini, the starting point of the Kheer Ganga trek is around 17 km from Kasol.

We had our own car and driver. One can either take a taxi or cab from Kasol to Barshaini or opt for a budget-friendly bus ride.

So, our plan was to trek up to Kalga village, relax, have tea and snacks, and come down.

kasol kheerganga barshaini temple

Places to Stay in Barshaini

Barshaini is quite a small village with no or few stay options.

You might be able to find a few homestays in Barshaini. Tosh is just 3 km uphill from Barshaini and can be chosen as a base for the night as it offers all kinds of accommodations ranging from homestays, and guesthouses to hotels.

Kheerganga Trek Distance

The distance from Barshaini to Kheerganga is around 13-15 km depending upon the route you take.

Best Time to Take on Kheerganga Trek

The best time to visit Kheerganga is during the summer or autumn season. The best months include May, June, September, and October.

Kheerganga Trek Difficulty Level

As I said it’s a relatively easy trek and can be easily done with kids.

2960m above sea level, Kheerganga is the best trek for beginners.

Barshaini to Kheerganga – Route Options

There are two routes to reach Kheerganga from Barshaini:

1. Through Nakthan and Rudranag (13 km) – Difficult to climb, easier to come down, and offers ravishing views (ideal for photography enthusiasts). It has fewer trees and vegetation; and more tiny hamlets on the way so a bit exhaustive during bright sunny days.

2. Through Kalga (15 km) – Easier to climb, difficult to descend. Thick vegetation and dense forests make it best suited for bright sunny days. This is a lesser-known route and people generally avoid it for there are chances of losing way due to dense forests. Ideal for first-timers and low-on-stamina trekkers like us 🙂

Tosh to Kheerganga – Yes, That’s Also an Option!

Tosh is a beautiful hamlet that is known to be the last village in Parvati Valley.

A narrow road from Barshaini near the Parvati Hydel Project diverges to Tosh village. One can drive up to the village which is utterly bumpy or can opt to walk which takes around 45 minutes to reach the village of Tosh.

You are rewarded with some amazing views of the Parvati Valley once you reach Tosh. You can spend a day in Tosh relaxing while admiring the stunning views of glittering snow-capped peaks as the first and last rays of the sun fall on them.

The mountains look vivacious in moonlight too. There are decent guesthouses and homestays in Tosh.

The route to Kheerganga from Tosh joins the same Rudranag route once you cross the village of Nakthan.

Places to Stay in Tosh

Tosh treats you with the best views of Parvati Valley. You are sure to get a room with a view here.

You look out of your window and the view of the snow-clad mountain peaks enveloped by green pine trees fills your senses.

Though the stay options in Tosh are not many so better to book in advance.

Check here the list of properties in Tosh for availability and prices.

Kalga Village – A Breath of Fresh Air

We obviously took the Kalga route.

Around 30 30-minute trek led us to Kalga and we were stunned by the beauty of this quaint little village emitting the serenity every one of us craves these days.

We sat at the local cafe and sipped on hot tea while our daughter enjoyed Maggi with breathtaking views. The people of Kalga were welcoming and cheerful.

They encouraged us to trek to Kheerganga with our daughter as according to them it was not wise to leave such a beautiful place unexplored when you are so close to it.

Travel melodies Kalga Village Kasol Parvati valley Himachal India

Places to Stay in Kalga or Kalgha (Sosan)

If you are looking for a much quieter place than Kasol or Tosh to stay, you can find many beautiful stay options in Kalga.

Kalga is one of the most beautiful villages sprinkled across Parvati Valley. It’s actually dope!

A sleepy hamlet where time stands still. The Himalayas, apple orchards, lush meadows, and vibrant flowers – do you need any other thing to be happy?

Holy Cow Café And Beds , Sacred Garden, Brahma Homestay , and,  Red Apple Cottage Homestay are some of the places to stay in Kalga.

They are perfect for solo travelers though they can be good for family travelers who love mountains more than comfort and luxury.

With so many homestays coming up in Kalga, I doubt it will remain as clean or offbeat as it is now.

I guess then travelers will head to Pulga and Tulga for much-needed peace.

rock markings kheerganga trek

With no arrangement for the journey ahead and a little kid with us, it was eerie.

We only had a light backpack with a bottle of water and an extra pair of clothes for our daughter. Water, food, and accommodation weren’t a problem though because there were plenty of cafes on the way to Kheerganga and numerous places to stay at Kheerganga.

The problem was the journey. With so many questions unanswered, we resigned to our daughter’s will and continued our journey to Kheerganga from Kalga.

It seemed easy at the start with open grounds and lush green forests until we crossed a bridge made of wood logs.

The Kheerganga trek became more demanding after a 5 km walk. We made it a point to ask for the right way at every cafe on the way so that we don’t lose our way.

There were fallen trees and rocks on the way and it became scary as we proceeded further.

And then came this warning! It scared the hell out of us! We were more cautious.

kasol kheerganga trek in parvati valley warning signboard

Rain Gods Added to Our Venture – (Add)venture

As if that wasn’t enough, it started raining heavily.

Tracks became muddy and increasingly difficult creating slippery walking conditions. We regretted and blamed ourselves for bringing our daughter here unprepared (no raincoats or ponchos).

There were no kids, no families on the way; Only boys’ gangs (typical backpackers and seasoned trekkers) and sadhus (saints).

I’m still getting goosebumps while I’m writing about it. A few boys on the way warned us not to go further as it’s not safe in this kind of weather and there are only hippies at the Kheerganga.

But it was too late to move back as we had already trekked more than half the distance.

We took shelter in a tent on the way and waited until the rain eased off. A British couple waited with us in the same tent and having a chit-chat with them relaxed us.

We started again while it was drizzling continuously. It took us 5 hours to complete the trek, however, locals and cafe owners whom we met on the way reached Kheerganga in less than 2 hours.

Imagine the stamina these Himalayan guys have. They trek up and down every other day without any exhaustion and fuss.

Travel melodies kheerganga trek bridges Parvati valley

We drank water from the waterfalls on the way to Kheerganga and believe me, I have never tasted the water with such a sweet and delicate flavor, full of oxygen, naturally cold and digestible.

It felt heavenly. We have traveled in India and abroad; and experienced so many things but for the first time in my life, I literally realized that the journey is more important and beautiful than the destination.

It’s absolutely a beautiful trek where physical pain or exhaustion feels like a breeze.

Once we were at Kheerganga, we forgot the stress of the journey and soaked in the other-worldly views of the dream-like surroundings. Lush green meadows, clouds descending down to the valley, and natural hot water springs surrounded by the snow-covered Himalayas.

Would you ask for more?

How one feels?

Serendipity. Euphoria. Virgin nature makes you high, yeah, high on happiness and Shiva temple at the top makes you high on spirituality.

Felt close to Mother Nature and to God at the same time. I was speechless as I entered the temple of Lord Shiva which holds great religious significance.

Legends of Kheerganga

There are two different legends that explain the origin of Kheerganga – One says that Lord Shiva meditated here for thousands of years and another says that Kartikeya, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati meditated here and the natural spring emerged when Shiva struck the ground with His Trishul on Parvati’s request as she was worried that her son wouldn’t get anything to eat here.

This spring was kheer (an Indian sweet dish made of milk and rice) in Satyuga (Golden Age) which was later turned into the water during Kalyuga (Iron Age) by Shiva on Parshuram’s insistence.

Travel melodies kheerganga trek Temple Parvati valley Himachal India

Whatever it is, Kheerganga is certainly a miracle, water as white as milk, flowing in all its glory and its streams gushing into Parvati Valley.

Bath in the sulfur-rich hot water spring is so relaxing and healing.

Travel melodies hot thermal bath spring at Kheerganga trek kasol

There are two sub-sections of the pool – one for the men and the other for the women.

It’s believed that drinking the water from the spring cures all kinds of gastric diseases and taking a bath in it washes all your sins.

We, like everyone, filled our bottles with holy water to bring them back home.

Kheerganga Trek – How We Unplan the Planned

The original plan was to book a camp or room and stay overnight at Kheerganga which changed later on taking into account certain factors not suitable for kids.

There were no decent and clean places to stay and eat with kids and the weather was really bad. And remember, we weren’t prepared! We had to take a leap of faith.

It was already 15:40. Calculations indicated that if we walked continuously without taking longer breaks, we would reach Barshaini by 8 p.m. It takes comparatively less time to trek down.

Places to Stay in Kheerganga

The stay options aren’t many for families traveling with kids. There are private rooms, tented accommodations, common spaces like dormitories for a group of travelers, and a Dharamshala or ashram  at cheap prices but I didn’t find them good enough to stay with kids.

They are fine for backpackers though. There’s also an option to pitch your own tent by renting a space at Kheerganga after paying a minimal amount of fee.

Shared toilets and washrooms are available but not hygienic for obvious reasons.

Places to Eat in Kheerganga

Kheerganga has cafes and small restaurants with basic food options.

The food is over-priced because well you are sitting and eating at the height of 2960m. You know, how does the food get to the top?

Update on Kheerganga Trek : According to the latest news update; the cafes, restaurants, and accommodation facilities (commercial activities) including camping have been banned in Kheerganga. You can still trek up to Kheerganga after getting a permit from the forest department. The permission will be granted if you fulfill certain conditions – No camping allowed so you need to complete the trek the same day and No littering. Please carry your garbage along. The step is really appreciated owing to the damage caused to the ecologically sensitive region. It’s high time we as travelers choose responsible and sustainable travel practices.

How We Trekked Down to Barshaini from Kheerganga

We started trekking down with our fingers crossed. We took the Rudranag route while coming down because it was told that the route was shorter and less steep than the Kalga one.

Trek starts with walking through the thick pine forests and then suddenly landscapes change into fields and villages once you cross an iron bridge over the raging stream.

rudranag kheerganga trek

One of the fascinating, exhilarating, and worth-mentioning features of the Kheerganga trek is that the rumbling water stream and mighty waterfalls flow all through the trek.

We crossed several streams on foot. The thunderous sound of the water reveals the dangerously beautiful side of nature.

It was scary and soothing at the same time. We really felt small in the face of nature. The trail gets narrower as one progresses further.

We stopped at Rudranag temple to offer our prayers. A waterfall was coming down from the mountaintop with an evident snake-like shape and thus the name, Rudranag.

People were taking a dip in the water near the waterfall but it was too cold to handle for us. We moved further as it was getting dark.

Rural woman from Kheerganga trek kasol India

Small villages on the way attract you to stop and admire the beauty in simplicity. Villagers are so simple, helpful, and cheery.

One of the ladies at Nakthan village greeted us and offered us to rest in her house for some time when she saw our tired little daughter but we politely turned down the offer saying we can’t afford to take a break. She blessed and applauded our daughter.

Kids coming back from school, women bringing wood in a basket on their shoulders, people chit-chatting randomly; I felt like spending my life here!

That’s how life’s supposed to be! A life so uncomplicated, bereft of the harshness of the modern world.

Kheerganga Trek – The Final Phase

4 km left, dog-tired, legs refused to move, almost vanquished, a mountain kid boosted our spirits. He moved gracefully from one stone to the other, swinging on the narrow paths, singing Himachali songs, with no trace of panic; obviously, it was a routine thing for him.

We were re-energized by the positive assurance,”Bas thoda sa aur chalna hai! Bas 20 minute aur aap neeche pahunch jayenge.” (It’s just 20 more minutes and you’ll be down) and the carefree attitude of the boy. We happily followed him.

It was dark when we reached Barshiani. Our driver was waiting for us. Amazed at what we have accomplished (technically, we walked more than 25 km in a day), we retired and slept in the car while coming back to our resort in Kasol.

What had we gained?

Well. We rediscovered ourselves. We really felt true intimacy with God. The trek rekindled our connection with nature.

You never know what you are capable of until you have no choice .

If given an option, I wouldn’t want to return to this false world of self-gratification and remorseful judgments. The trek left me with a lot to reflect on.

Know Before You Go

1. It’s better to start a trek early in the morning maybe 6 am or so because it normally rains after 2 making it difficult to walk.

2. Carry light backpacks with a pair of flip-flops, torch or headlight, light towel, poncho or raincoat, warm jacket, swimwear, travel soap, toilet paper, tissues, snacks, eco-friendly water bottle, and cash.

3. I would have recommended not trekking up and down from Kheerganga on the same day as I found it pretty risky and tiring especially with a kid. One would better chill and enjoy the fairy-tale-like surroundings for a day but as per the new update, you can’t stay up there. So, come back to Tosh and stay there. Head to Kasol the next morning.

4. Last but not least, Respect nature. Act responsibly. Be a responsible traveler and tourist. Don’t throw your trash anywhere. You’ll find dustbins at all the cafes on the way. Carry all the disposable waste in your bag and dump it into a dustbin later. Don’t spoil the serenity of nature by being a glamorous tourist.

This was our first-ever trekking experience. Have you ever tried trekking with kids? How was your experience?

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39 thoughts on “Kheerganga Trek for the First-Timers – A Complete Guide”

Wow that’s amazing and so wonderful to trek with 8 year..,Blog is really informative..I always wanted to go to northern side for trek,ill definitely check my schedule and plan this..!!!

Thanks, Ankita! You should definitely go for trekking as it delivers a sense of fulfillment and being close to nature is one-of-a-kind experience.

This is just amazing, Anjali! And your daughter is so brave. Hope she enjoyed the trek.

This place has been on my bucket list for quite some time. Now I feel bad for not being able to trek there despite being from Himachal. 😀

Thank you, Tushar! This happens, we never really explore our own city or state like we explore other ones. I’m from Delhi and I haven’t seen famous Red Fort yet 🙂 Kheerganga is a beautiful, relatively easy trek for beginners. If you are a seasoned trekker, there are many exquisite and challenging treks in Himachal Pradesh which I plan to do once my daughter grows up!

Think you’re right. That does happen to many. I’m thinking of Pin Parvati. Not sure when, though.

Hoping to see more trek experiences on your blog. 🙂

Thank you 🙂

This looks amazing, i love travelling new places, i live in Uttarakhand so i’m familiar with this kind of places, i always wanted to travel HP, how much did you spend for this trip, especially for camps ?

Thanks for reading, Kailash! It was a self-drive trip. We spent around 30,000/- in total. We didn’t stay at Kheerganga but came back the same day. The cost of camp depends on the occupancy. It was 1500/- for double occupancy with kid.

You have done something very great with your 8 year old by taking her to trek to Himalayas. This is a lifetime memory gifted by you. Trekking around the Himalayan rustic scenery with hamlets, trees, streams and hills is really a wonderful moment spent by a mother and child.

Thank you so much for your kind words, Yukti! I truly believe that travel is the best gift a parent can give a child.

It looks amazing! it is wonderful that your daughter was able to experience this with you. She is very brave! I understand that you where worried but if you are careful and take your time it is possible to do a short trek with a child. Your daughter has a beautiful trek experience now.

Yeah, she really cherishes the experience and is keen to take another trek now 🙂 I’m proud of her! Thank you so much for taking time to read my blog and for your words of appreciation.

Thanks for sharing these amazing tips of treking. These are going to help me in future.

Thanks for reading! I appreciate it.

This sounds so exciting. I know things can get tiring with kids, kudos to your daughter for initiating to do this. 🙂 I don’t have kids so I can’t share a similar experience but I did trek Mt. Fuji in Japan (highest mountain of Japan); it was worth all the pain, sweat, chill, excitement and above all the experience.

Yeah, Aditi…and I’m proud of her for this! Mt. Fuji!!! That’s so awesome! I would love to do Mt. Fuji trek someday.

That’s so awesome that you were able to make that trek with a child in tow. I am sure it must have been difficult. And I am sure it was scary with that sign they put up there. But it did look beautiful and the end result was worth it I am sure.

Thanks for reading and appreciating 🙂 It seemed scary with child but yeah, at the end we were rewarded with beautiful memories to cherish and that sweet feeling of achievement, you know!

What an amazing experience and a fantastic story. This is just type of trip I love: unplanned, unorganised and unhinged. Well done for taking your daughter with you too – as I’m sure she will remember the trip forever, cherishing the memories x

Thanks for the read, Rebecca! Unplanned trips have their own charm. I’m lucky that mini-me loves traveling as much as her mom 🙂 and embraces the uncertainties and surprises that come with it.

As a fellow traveller, I hope that if and when I have children, mine are just like her ☺️

May God fulfill all your wishes 🙂

We must train our children in early age and make sure to meet them the nature. Now everything is so easy download digital map , read people’s comment and directions. and take your cild with you. Go a trekking togethe even Do a camp in the forrest. Your article is very helpful for everyone! Thank you so much

Thank you for reading and sending the comment love! I completely agree with you. Travel is the best education we can give to our kids.

Thank you so much for sharing your journey. And how awesome to share it with your little one. I love the fearlessness of the young, yet greatly admire a parent’s will to protect their young and also share with them life’s great adventures. My mom and dad’s are still very protective of me and worry for example when I travel alone as a female. I also enjoyed your photos. They are beautiful. And love also, “You never know what you are capable of until you have no choice.” So true.

Thank you so much for your words of appreciation. We really want our daughter to learn life by experiencing it. Being protective while giving our kids enough freedom to explore and learn is the key. I’m glad you liked the pictures. Thank you again for dropping by, it means a lot!

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That was really helpful, thanks!

Thank you for this writeup Anjali. Will be a great help in planning my own hike to Kheerganga with friends 🙂 Meanwhile, if you still haven’t accomplished Antarctica then you MUST, and soonest! You can read all about MY TRIP TO THE WHITE CONTINENT on my website.

Hey Sudeep,

Thanks for taking out time to write to us 🙂 It’s nice to know that our blog helped plan your trip.

Antarctica still remains high on my bucket list. Hope to tick it off the list soon. Sure, I’d definitely read your posts about Antarctica.

Very helpful anjali, thanks for sharing this.

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Kheerganga – a detailed trek guide.

River Flowing Between River | Kheerganga Trek

Through the valley where the magical Parvathi river flows is this trek to the humble abode of Lord Shiva – Kheerganga.

It is an easy 2-day trek, following trails through iconic temples, enchanting waterfalls, picturesque deodars and hot springs.

I had covered the distance of approximately 15 km with the help of a trekking guide and a group. The trails are beyond fascinating, and there is a good share of a chance of getting lost here if you’ve not been here before. The locals are familiar with the trails and shorter routes, so it’d be easier to trek along with a group.

At an altitude of 2950 m above sea level, the terrains are quite steep but an easy climb until the waterfalls.

Maximum Elevation: 2690 Metres

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time to Visit: April–June and September-November

Duration: 2 days

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The ideal time to visit

It’s a feast of all seasons at Kheerganga, as it can experience the extremes of all. Winters can get extremely cold with snow being sprinkled over you very often. If you’re used to the Himachal climate, Parvathi valley can hold quite the normal scale of temperature drop to you.

Take extra precaution during winters as the trails get covered by snow and you might find a hard time figuring out the route if you’re travelling solo.

During summers of early June, the temperature can rise up to 45° and the snow melts off in the form of glacier rivers.

So be it the December chills or the May heat, based on your preference, you can choose to trek at any point of time to Kheerganga.

How to reach Kheerganga

Flights, even though one of the most convenient options, are not the most reliable ones due to the fluctuating nature of Himachal climate.

The nearest accessible airport is the Kullu Manali airport in Bhuntar. At a distance of 53 kilometres, the airport has frequent domestic flights.

From here on, the onward journey will be facilitated through public transport services such as cabs or buses.

The nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar railway station, from where you can reach Kasol within 4-5 hours via NH154. Kheerganga is another hour drive away from Kasol.

The rail-network has trains connecting major cities with the town such as Chandigarh, Palampur, Ghatasni and so on.

If you have the provision of a personal vehicle, taking the road to Parvati valley is always the best option. It is one of the most convenient ways to get to the valley.

There’s also an unavoidable personal space and choice of pit-stops. The travel might get longer than it was charted, but to me the longer I was around Himachal, the merrier it was.

From Delhi, it’d take approximately 13 hours to reach Kasol without much interruptions other than the few halts en route.

Through the Delhi-Manali highway, the roads that lead to the village of Bhuntar are pretty smooth. It gets a lot steeper from Bhuntar to Parvathi valley.

The last motorable road is Manikaran.

Staying around Kheerganga

During the months of summer, Kheerganga is crowded with those seeking the perfect summer retreat. Hence it’s quite important to know the stay options and their feasibility before-hand.

There are various options available from resorts to ashrams, but most of them would be filled, so try pre-booking your stay.

The most cost-effective and peaceful stay in Kheerganga is what the common rooms of the Ashram provide. Maintained by the monks and sadhus, this place is a common option opted by trekkers. Rooms are accounted for on a daily basis and can cost barely Rs.150.

Food can cost quite a fortune in Kheerganga and the rates of everything, beginning from a simple bowl of Maggi to a full-fledged thali, will be double.

The ashram is among the very few places that gave a decent North Indian platter for a meagre price.

Amidst the rudimentary settings, are almost a dozen huts that facilitate a stay at Kheerganga. Private huts start at a rate of around Rs. 500. These huts have all basic necessities, and for extra services, you might have to pay extra, like an additional blanket or a room heater.

Simple lodges can be found along the route, and most of them also have an open-air cafe attached. The places were simple in nature but did not compromise quality or accommodation capacities. They seem to have the capacity to hold around 100-150 people at one go.

Most of these cafes also have a very hippie vibe to it, with vivid coloured doodles, wind chimes designed like dream catchers, and a very common image of Bob Marley.

If you’re directly moving for the trek, you can find tent facilities around Kheerganga itself. In case that’s the plan, you could also carry your own camping gear and pitch a tent by making a minimal fee.

Endless stories

Passed down like a family heirloom, the traditional culture of story-telling lives through the people here. While I was sipping on to some homemade wine and munching on the cheese coated snacks, I was told the stories and mythological importance of the place.

Kheerganga is also a lot more like wine that just got better over time. The antiquity it holds, added along with its pristine beauty, Kheerganga’s popularity has grown over time.

Among the stories that were shared with me, is my favourite of the mythological reference regarding this place.

Karthikeyan, son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi, is said to have meditated and conducted prayers at Kheerganga. After years and years of meditation, his parents came by to visit their beloved son.

Overwhelmed by his dedication, his mother stayed by to cook for her son. With the help of the hot water spring that flows by Kheerganga, she cooked Kheer (rice pudding) for him.

A lot of them associate the name of this place to this expression of the love of the Goddess.

The name in itself can loosely be translated to “Milk like sacred water”.

Considered as sacred as the holy Ganga, the springs here made me feel like I was dipping my feet into warm milk. The shades are a blend of pure pearl white along with the roughness of graphite-like rocks.

Kheerganga is relatively less steep than other trekking experiences in Himachal. At an altitude of 2950 m, the entire distance that will be covered will come around 7-9 kilometres. Based on your speed of pace the duration will vary for about 4-6 hours.

The base camp is Barshaini. Reaching here is not much of a task as there is frequent transportation available from Bhuntar to Barshaini.

With several deviations and shortcuts, the trails might feel a lot like a confusing maze, if you don’t have a proper route map or a guide.

From Barshaini itself, there are more than 3 routes to reach Kheerganga. The locals know most of these routes like the back of their hands.

The trek can also be shortened to the duration of a single day. This would require you to reach the spots much earlier than planned. Taking the proper routes after asking the locals would reduce the time you’d take to get back to Barshaini from Kheerganga.

Barshaini – Kheerganga

The base camp has many facilities including decent network, Dhabas, accommodation, and small scale provision stores.

Buy necessary materials from here and leave off for the trek as you may not find any shops en route. Just a few miles from Barshaini is a bridge that paves the way to Nakthan village.

A different route than Nakthan is the Kalgha village, which can be accessed by taking a deviation from the same bridge. This route is taken by very few trekkers and more by the localites.

The Nakthan route is mostly preferred as it is the shortest and most convenient trails. Due to the village settlements along the line, it becomes easier to ask the villagers to guide you as well.

It’s an easy climb to the village, amidst the fresh apple orchards and small cafes for trekkers to stop by and relax.

With the beautiful Parvati river gushing down the gorges and neatly arranged huts alongside it, Nakthan is a paradise disguised in the form of a hamlet.

Barely a 30-minute walk from here is the infamous shrine of Lord Shiva – Rudranag temple. There’s always a good share of localites welcoming you to this abode of Shiva, and over the time it has become a ritual to halt here.

This place is one of the important milestones for yet one more reason.  The humble stone temple leads the way to the Rudra Nag waterfalls. Waters here can be used to refill your bottles, it’s that crystal clear and pure.

A 100 m steep ascend from here is the Kheerganga camping site.

Once you’ve pitched your tent and unpacked, you can rest for a while before leaving for the hot water spring – Parvati Kind. Warm water creating ripples around your feet with the snow-covered mountains in the background is the perfect way to relax after the trek.

Kheerganga – Barshaini

I was awake by the early hours of 6 am because of the cold air that had breezed into the tent. Waking up this early has its own perks. I could spend a few extra peaceful hours at the hot water spring, before trekking back to Barshaini.

While I sat there, not wanting to go back, I remembered one of the infamous quotes of Henry Thoreau.

“On tops of mountains, as everywhere to hopeful souls, it is always morning.”

I had not understood the quote until that very moment when I had reached the summit and saw the first rays of sunshine make their way through the marshmallow clouds.

After a warm cup of chai and some filling breakfast, we walk back through Rudranag and Nakthan villages.

Almost half an hour from the Rudranag temple, before the bridge you could spot a small Dhaba like setup. You can halt here and munch onto some snacks before tracing your route back to Barshaini.

On the way back I had spotted several shepherd’s who were walking their cattle to the mountains. Every morning they pick up their sticks and take their sheep’s and goats to the meadows of Thakur Khan, that falls after Kheerganga.

One thing to keep in mind is to never follow unorthodox trails and take shortcuts to reach earlier. Unless you’re sure about the routes and have proper assistance, never depend on such trails to get back to your base camps.

From Barshaini, at a trekking distance lies the village of Tosh. This is one of the best places to shop for little souvenirs and also an easier route to Kasol, which lies about 4-5 hours drive away.

In case you’re opting for public transport from Barshaini to Bhuntar, make sure you communicate about it and remain informed about the last bus from Barshaini. There are not many buses after evening, so make sure that you access the bus by the timings enlisted on the Himachal Road Transport Corporation website.

Things to keep in mind

  • If you’re a beginner, it would be best that you prepare yourself for the trek with light warm-up exercises.
  • Always carry water along with you on the trek. Don’t depend on purchasing water bottles on the route.
  • Refilling points are available around the Ashram and the waterfalls.
  • Keep necessary first aid in your backpack in case of mountain sickness or injuries.
  • Make sure you carry energy-providing foods, and particularly something sweet. Candies will prevent your throat from going dry and the sugar will also provide with the necessary energy for the climb.
  • If you’re carrying your own camping gear, make sure it has waterproof tents and sleeping bags.
  • There is no good network around Kheerganga. If there are important calls or messages that you have to make, do it from the base point.
  • Keep the trails clean and do not litter it up, this way even others can enjoy the unadulterated beauty of Kheerganga.

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A Detailed Guide to the Kheerganga Trek

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Overview of the Trek

How to reach kasol, kheerganga trek routes, nakthan village, kalga village, things to do in kheerganga, important things to carry on the trek, frequently asked questions (faqs).

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Kheerganga trek overview.

Kheerganga, nestled in the bosom of Mother Nature at the very end of the Parvati Valley, has captivated the hearts of millions with its pristine beauty. It doesn't take much effort to get here, and you'll be rewarded with a dazzling display of nature's bounty. This Kheerganga Trek is remarkable for several reasons, including the starry night sky and the lush greenery during the day, but the hot spring is the highlight. The hike starts in the Parvati Valley at an altitude of 2,950 metres above sea level, is one of the most well-known treks in Himachal Pradesh, and with good reason. Unlike many other Himalayan treks, Kheerganga treks like Kasol Kheerganga trek does not necessitate any prior trekking experience, making it ideal for first-timers. Barshaini, the trek's starting point, is merely a three-hour drive from Manali at a height of 1,189 metres, making it a budget-friendly excursion. From Barshaini, you can take one of three roads to Kheerganga but leaving Kheerganga will take a different path than arriving there, so that you can see more of the surrounding countryside. You'll begin your hike at Barshaini, near the dam on the River Parvati, and make your way to Kheerganga, where you'll spend the night in tents.

You will stop in the villages of Nakhtan and Rudra Nag on the way to Kheerganga. These picturesque villages are great places to rest, take in the scenery, and learn about Himachal Pradesh's unique culture while experiencing its delicious cuisine and quaint cafes. Eventually, you'll reach the Rudra Nag temple, an ancient shrine to Lord Shiva that attracts many devotees every year who become swept up in the place's fervent spiritual atmosphere. As you make our way up to Kheerganga, you pass another beautiful landmark: the Rudra Nag Waterfall. The water here is clean and refreshing, so you can fill up your water bottles here before heading to the adjoining cafe for some hot drinks. Also, there are hot springs at the trail's finish, and they're great for soothing tired muscles and aching joints. The natural water of these hot springs is a milky white colour, and a soak in it is claimed to provide a calming and meditative effect. This journey to Kheerganga is unlike anything else in the world, and you may even run with shepherds tending to their sheep in the surrounding fields.

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Kasol Camping with Chalal and Kheerganga Trek (Reporting Point: Kasol)

Kheerganga is one of the unique Himalayan treks in which you are rewarded with excellent meadows, forested ways with pine trees, couple of cascades and crossing towns on reaching the summit at almost 10,000 feet

Get a chance to learn more about the story of Lord Shiva’s son Kartikey, who meditated here for thousands of years. 

At Kheerganga, you’ll be rewarded with the breathtaking Parvati Kund - The holy hot water spring, just what you need to relax when the weather is cool

Explore a cross-cultural mix of Indian and Hippie cultures on your Kasol Kheerganga trek. 

Be ready to witness and indulge in landscape photography during your stay as the view of the sunset and trekking through Kheerganga forests are an incredible experience.

Camp under the starlit sky atop the Parvati Valley to relax and unwind.

  • In case of operational issues, camps will be pitched at Rudra Nag.
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains available.
  • All the activities depend upon the weather.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Forest entry charge INR 50 extra.
  • Trekking experience are totally weather permitted
  • In any unforeseen circumstance( landslides or heavy snowfall) if Kheerganga Trek cannot be conducted then any alternate trek will be conducted or alternative will be provided by the operator as per their discretion based on the situation and availability.
  • Permit charges are not included in the Kheerganga trek package.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the Kheerganga trekking.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the Kasol to Kheerganga trek.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the Kheerganga trek package.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the Kheer ganga trek. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • The Kheerganga trek from Kasol takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travellers littering may be fined.
  • In case, the Kheerganga trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Children under the age of 7 years are not recommended for Kheerganga trek from Kasol.
  • The actual camp may vary due to a variety of reasons like availability, quality, no of bookings, maintenance etc

Kasol Trip and Trek to Kheerganga (Pickup and Drop from Delhi)

Quick Facts of Kheerganga Trek

Quick Facts of Kheerganga Trek

Maximum altitude: 9700 feet (2956 meters)

Grade: Easy to moderate

Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights

Trekking distance: The approximate Kheerganga trek distance is around 26 kilometers that includes ascent and descent.

Trail type: Not a round trail as there are three trek routes but a smooth one

Rail head: Joginder Nagar Railway station

Airport: Bhuntar Airport

Snow Season: Between November to February, Kheerganga is blanketed in snow.

Service from: Delhi to Kasol

Kheerganga Trek Starting Point: Kasol Base Camp

Kheerganga Trek Best Time: March to June

Region: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Who can participate: Anyone above the age of 7 years can participate in the Kheerganga trek

Short Itinerary for Kheerganga Trek

Day 1: Start your journey to Barshaini on Day 1 by taking a bus or calling a taxi from Kasol. It will take around an hour to make the trip. Distance from Barshaini to Kheerganga is 12 kms, and the hike should take about 5 hours. While hiking, you may take in the otherworldly beauty of the Parvati valley and pay a visit to the temple dedicated to the dragon god, Rudranag. The highlight of the hike is a refreshing dip in a natural hot spring. You may rest assured that this is something you will never forget. You can spend the night under the stars after your hike.

Day 2: Today, you must spiral downward while you reflect on yesterday's wonderful event. It's a 12-kilometre trek yet again. Since the precipitation the previous night was unexpected, it's best to take it slow and steady as you make your way down the next day.

Day 3: After having covered the entire Kheerganga trek distance, on the third day you reach Barshini where you finally kick back in, have lunch, and take it easy. Then, get a cab or a bus from Barshaini to Kasol to finally make your way to Delhi.

Kheerganga Trek Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Kasol to Chalal excursion

Altitude: 5180 feet

Distance: 300 meters

Duration: 30 minutes

When you get to Bhuntar/https://www.Kasol, take a deep breath of the clean air and enjoy the sights of the magnificent hills before making your way to the campsite in Kasol using the local transportation system at your own expense.Before reaching Chalal, take some time to wander Kasol's "Little Amsterdam," a collection of streets filled with tourist traps and Israeli cafes.Spend an amazing day in Chalal, and then retire to your tent for the night.Relish a delicious meal while dancing merrily in the glow of the fire.Stay the night in Kasol.

Day 2

Kasol to Kheerganga via Barshaini

Altitude: 3901 feet – 9700 feet

Distance: 12 kilometers

Duration: 36 minutes – 6 hours

  • Your fascinating Kasol kheerganga trek can begin after breakfast as you independently make your way to the Barshaini.
  • Barshaini is a tiny settlement located close to Kasol, at the meeting of the Parvati and Tosh rivers.
  • Start off your Kheerganga hike with a little rest at one of the many stunning waterfalls along the way, such as the magnificent Rudra Nag.
  • Walk for around 14 kilometres (8.5 mi.) alongside the rushing Parvati River and through the peaceful towns of Kalga and Pulga.
  • When you've made it to the lush Kheerganga meadow, wash away your travel weariness with a revitalising swim in the mythical Parvati Kund.
  • After that, relax by the campfire and stock up on energy for tomorrow's adventures.
  • Spend the night in tents.

Day 3

Kheerganga to Barshaini (Final descent)

Altitude: 9700 feet- 3901 feet

Duration: 5-6 hours

Enjoy the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas before making your way back to Barshaini using the same path you travelled to get to Kheerganga.Get to Barshaini, where you can take a taxi or bus to Kasol for a fee.During the Kasol kheerganga trek, pack your bags and say your goodbyes to the Himalayas as you return to Delhi.

General Trivia About the Kheerganga Trek


Legend has it that Goddess Parvati used the hot water from this spring to prepare kheer for her son Kartikeya. According to legend, Kartikeya spent a considerable amount of time in meditation at this location. Ganesha and Kartikeya were asked to circumnavigate the globe by Shiv and Parvati, according to another mythology.

The elephant-headed god Ganesha made a circle with his parents Shiva and Parvati, insisting that they were his whole world. Kartikeya, on the other hand, set off on a global tour. After some time had passed, he returned to find Lord Ganesha basking in the perks of his status as the favourite child. Kartikeya was outraged and felt betrayed by this. He came to Kheerganga to escape his rage and has been living there ever since.

Deity Parvati visited, bringing kheer to feed to her displeased son. There's also the myth that kheer just magically materialised one day. So the name "Kheer ki Ganga" came to be. In Kalyug, both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati saw it for what it would become: a cause of conflict. Thus, they prayed to Lord Parshuram, requesting that he drain the kheer. When Lord Parshuram was finished, there was nothing but hot, boiling water and no kheer left. According to legend, the Kheerganga waters also contain healing elements and powers. It is stated that a dip in these waters can help treat a variety of medical conditions.


The trek has a maximum elevation of about 2,900 metres (9,600 feet), and the Kheerganga trek distance spans a total distance of roughly 14 kilometres (2 days).

This hike is suitable for families with young children. At 2960 metres above sea level, and with a Kheerganga is the ideal hike for novices.

Due to the length of the Kheerganga trek (often 2 days), a night spent under the stars is incorporated into the deal. Domed tents, suitable for twin, triple, or quad occupancy, will be provided. The entire camping trip will feel like something out of a daydream.

Kheerganga trek is enjoyable anytime of the year. This hilly region, unlike many others, enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, making it a great vacation spot at any time.Bharsaini serves as the trailhead and final destination for the Kheerganga Trek.

Know Before You Go to Kheerganga Trek

Tips For Kheerganga Trek

  • This first and foremost rule is Do not litter, and please remember to take home your used plastic bags and any waste for proper disposal.
  • There is no need to worry about running out of oxygen or becoming ill due to the elevation gain, but you should reconsider your plans and head back to Barshaini if you find yourself having trouble breathing or otherwise feeling unwell.
  • Kheerganga has a zero-tolerance alcohol policy, however you may find a cafe where you can enjoy a soft drink or hot beverage.
  • The trail becomes extremely hazardous during the monsoon or after snow has begun to melt. Always use caution, but especially now.
  • Kheerganga is accessible all year round, however the monsoon and winter months are the worst. A phone call ahead of time to find out the current state of things is recommended.
  • When descending, one's full weight goes forward, making one more prone to slip and fall. Don't be in a hurry; take your time walking.
  • While a guide isn't strictly necessary, it's highly recommended if you have the means to do so. Whether it's helping you pitch a tent or pointing out landmarks along the way, they can make your stay here a breeze.
  • If you want to go hiking during the winter, you need a guide.
  • You should avoid bringing any alcoholic beverages or tobacco products near the lake.
  • It is imperative that you keep the atmosphere respectable.
  • Kheerganga is a place where you should probably bring some snacks and chocolates from home because the prices of food there are quite high.

How to Reach

Kasol's closest major airport is Bhuntar's Kullu Manali Airport. There aren't too many flights to Bhuntar, and even those that do exist aren't always reliable. From here, you can take a taxi or a bus to your next destination. Mohali Airport in Chandigarh is the next (more secure) option, located some 300+ kilometres distant.

The Joginder Nagar train station is the closest one., and Kasol is less than a four-hour taxi ride away from here.

Overnight buses from ISBT in Delhi make the trip to Bhuntar. Prices for rides on Volvo and Mercedes buses start at INR 1500. It takes about 8 hours by bus to get there from Chandigarh. You may take a bus to Manikaran from Bhuntar, but you'll need to switch buses and get off at Kasol on the route.

Of course, road transport is the quickest and easiest method to enter the Parvati Valley, and it takes roughly 12 hours to drive the 565 kilometres (km) between Delhi to Kasol. Make a lot of stops along the way for a relaxing and enjoyable trip. Taxis are easily accessible from any of the city's major hubs, including airports, train stations, and bus terminals, though those departing from the train station should come prepared to negotiate a lower fare. The most convenient way to accomplish this, though, is to reserve a taxi in advance and pay for it. Aside from regular taxis, you may also take advantage of ridesharing services.

Trekking Essentials


Due to the fact that Kheerganga is regarded as one of the most beautiful treks in India, a camera is one of the most important items that you must bring with you. Therefore, it is crucial to have a high-quality camera. If you're a serious photographer planning a trip to Kheerganga for some hiking, you should know that this area has earned the nickname "Heaven for the Photographers." Possessing a high-quality mobile phone is also adequate for taking stunning photographs.

Hiking backpacks are essential for the Kheerganga journey, as they provide space for all of your gear and allow you to distribute the weight of the pack more comfortably. Besides, you can save money on porters and mules by hiking with your own gear.

Swiss Knife

Knives are one of the most useful items to bring on a hike since they can be used for so many different purposes, including starting a fire, cutting up meals, treating injuries, making repairs, and even defending yourself. For its versatility and usefulness in a variety of situations, the Swiss Army Knife is a go-to gear for many hikers.

Trekking Boots

You should pack a pair of Quechua hiking shoes because they are the best choice for advanced hikes due to their comfortable design and durability.

Selfie Stick

Anyone who enjoys taking photos of themselves in exotic locations or on long hikes would do well to invest in a quality selfie stick, as it enables images that would have been impossible with only one's own arm. With a selfie stick, you won't need to bring a tripod on your walks.

Purchase a sturdy and supportive pair of hiking boots. Get a lightweight but durable backpack that can hold all the gear you'll need for a night out in the wilderness. Bring along things like a warm coat, a spare pair of shoes and socks, a water bottle, some snacks, a first aid kit, a set of toiletries, and a flashlight. If you plan on hiking during the rainy season, be sure to pack a waterproof and windproof jacket.

Trekking Routes

Barshaini to Kheerganga through Nakthan Village on Route No. 1.

Starting from Barshaini, walk across the bridge and then turn left into the path leading to Nakthan hamlet and Kheerganga. The hike to Kheerganga takes only three to four hours if you use the most popular and direct path. The path follows the Parvati River on its left bank. In order to reach Kheerganga, most trekkers take the well-marked path through Nakthan.

Barshaini to Kheerganga by via Route No. 2, through Kalga Village.

From Barshaini, hike up to the settlement of Kalga by crossing a bridge and then turning right. Alternatively, once you've reached the settlement of Kalga, you can take an alternative trek route to Kheerganga that will eventually connect with the main route. Many hikers get lost along the trip to Kheerganga because it goes through impenetrable trees. This is a less-traveled path to Kheerganga because few people know about it.

Route 3 includes Barshaini to Kheerganga through Tosh Village

Kheerganga may be accessed from both Barshaini and Tosh Village. From Tosh hamlet, this is a separate trekking route that leads to Kheerganga. The Tosh nallah or Tosh river begins near the settlement of Tosh and runs toward Pulga, where it converges with the Parvati. Near the settlement of Nakthan, this path converges with the second Kheerganga road we described before. In general, visitors who spend the night in Tosh and begin their climb the following morning choose this path.

Best Time to Visit

March to June (summer)

If you're considering a Kheerganga hike, the best time to go is any time after the winters, which occur from March to June or after monsoon season. Temperatures on the Kheerganga Trek range from 15 to 22 degrees Celsius from March to June, and from about 3 to 10 degrees Celsius the rest of the year. The months of March through May are ideal if you're a nature lover hoping to see a variety of animals on your hike. If, on the other hand, the thought of snow and wind that will "blow" your mind appeals to you, then the months of October through February make the most sense. However, the low temperatures and high winds during this time of year might make it difficult to hike up steeper slopes or to reach higher elevations. Some roads may be impassable because of the recent snowstorm, adding to the hassle of your journey. The greatest time to go on the Kheerganga walk is from March to May, when the weather is mild, the settlement is quiet but still active, and the views are spectacular. With the weather being warmer, the rivers being calmer, and the slopes being dry, river crossing is easier and more enjoyable than usual.

Why to Go for Kheerganga Trek?

You must set out on the Kheerganga trek because it is one of the easiest treks and anyone above the age of seven years can undertake it without any formal fitness training. Upon reaching the peak at over 9,000 feet, hikers on the Kheerganga walk are treated to stunning views of the parvati valley, as well as great meadows, forested paths with pine trees, a couple of cascades, and traversing settlements along the way. You'll learn from the villagers why Lord Shiva's son Kartikey chose to spend a millennium in meditation in this spot. Kheerganga's magnificent Parvati Kund — the sacred hot water spring — is the perfect place to unwind when the weather outside becomes chilly. Kheerganga is a fascinating example of cultural crossover, with its surprising blend of Indian and Hippie traditions. The sunset view and hiking through the Kheerganga trees are both worth seeing and photographing, and camping beneath the starry sky at the peak of the Parvati Valley is a great way to clear your head and relax.

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FAQs of Kheerganga Trek

How difficult is the kheerganga trek.

Kheerganga is not a particularly difficult hike, thus it is ideal for beginners older than seven years. However, you should still do some light jogging, stretching, and breathing exercises on a weekly or biweekly basis or on the weekends to get your body ready for the route in preparation. The trek is appealing in every season, any month, whether it's the dead of winter in December or the height of summer in May, and the trekker can select when to go on the journey based on his or her personal weather preferences. It's a quick and simple journey that can be accomplished by anyone, including young children. The Kheerganga trek distance encompasses a total of 24 kilometres (14 miles), and while the terrain does get slightly harsher in some places, the average hiker should be able to complete the walk in two to three days.

Is the Kheerganga trek challenging for first-timers?

If you're a newbie hiker, a Kheerganga trek won't be too challenging. A trek to Kheerganga is a great option if you are a novice hiker or a backpacker searching for a easy journey in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh.

How long does it take to climb Kheerganga trek?

It takes roughly 5-6 hours to trek from start to finish. During your travel, you'll be surrounded by verdant woods and the rushing waters of the Parvati River. If you're hiking the Kheerganga Trek, once you reach the peak you'll need to head to one of the designated camps.

What elevation is the Kheerganga trek?

Kheerganga Trek is among the most well-known treks in Himachal Pradesh. It's in the Parvati Valley, at an altitude of 2,950 metres above sea level, and it winds through some stunning landscapes.

Is it safe for couples to hike the Kheerganga trail?

Kasol and Kheerganga are secure destinations for single travellers and couples. When it comes to hiking, the Kheerganga trek is a must-do. For a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life and the stifling heat, Kheerganga is a welcome destination any time of year, but especially in April.

Does Kheerganga trek have washrooms on the way?

If you merely plan to visit Kheerganga, you do not need to bring tents, as there is ample lodging available. You can get your morning routine done in one of the shared restrooms. In just 5 minutes, you may reach a rejuvenating hot spring that is conveniently located near the campers.

Is Kheerganga worth visiting?

The river Parvati flows beside you as you make your way up, and there are some stunning waterfalls along the way. If you make it to the summit, be sure to spend the night in one of the designated campgrounds. Take advantage of your time in this sacred location by relaxing in the hot springs.

Can we see the Milky Way from Kheerganga?

The trek offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, lush forests, and hot springs. As for stargazing and seeing the Milky Way, it depends on the level of light pollution, weather conditions, and the time of the year.

Additionally, during the peak season, there can be a large number of people visiting the place which might make it difficult to see the stars. So, it is better to check the conditions before planning the trip.

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Kheerganga Trek : Complete Guide for Trek to Kheer Ganga


Starting from Barshaini, a picturesque hamlet near Kasol, Kheerganga Trek is a well-known trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh. Trek to Kheerganga offers excellent meadows, forested ways with pine trees, crystal clear waterfalls, fresh air, tranquil surroundings, snow-capped mountains, hot springs, and a splendid view of the Himalayas. There are a lot of tiny hamlets and villages near Kheerganga that travelers explore, like – Kasol, Pulga, Tosh, Malana, Chalal, Rasol. The best part about the Kheerganga trek is that it can be done in any month of the year except January and February. Kheerganga officially closes in snowfall which generally happens from January to February.

Trek To Kheerganga Overview –

  • Location: Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate
  • Kheerganga Trek Distance: 24 KM
  • Price Range: Rs 990 to 1500 per person
  • Kheerganga Trek Base: Barshaini
  • Routes for Kheerganga Trek:
  • Best Time for Kheerganga Trek: March, April, May, June
  • Temperature:  In Day: 8°C to 15°C; and Night: 0°C to 3°C
  • About Kheeganga Trek

Kheerganga Trek Itinerary

Kheerganga trek packages.

  • F.A.Q’s about Khir Ganga Trek


About Kheerganga Trek

Located in Himachal Pradesh, Kheerganga is one of the most popular trekking destinations among trekkers looking for moderate-level treks. Kheerganga Trek starts from the kasol. Kasol is a beautiful village in Himachal Pradesh and situated in the Parvati valley, on the banks of the pristine Parvati River, placed between Bhuntar and Manikaran. Kasol is an emerging gateway to many popular treks and gets extremely crowded during the summer season. Kasol is the base point for a number of popular treks in Himachal like treks to Tosh, Chalal, and Kheerganga.

Kheerganga trek from Kasol is a short and easy trek, which even beginners can do. The distance of the Kheerganga trek is 24 km and the terrain remains a gentle incline or decline throughout the trek. Kheerganga Trek is a day trek and can be completed in one day. The specialty of Kheerganga is a river that flows through it and has the color of Kheer. Kheerganga is famous for hot water springs and a mesmerizing view of the Himalayan mountain and Parvati valley.

How To Reach Kheerganga (Khir Ganga Trek Routes) :  

There are three different possible routes that can be taken from Barshaini to reach Kheerganga. 

  • Through Nakthan and Rudranag  (13 km): This route is perfect for people who are willing to do some photography as the route offers mesmerizing views. To take the Nakthan route, cross the bridge after Barshaini and take left from the Parvati river. This is the shortest and most preferred route and takes 3-4 hours for a person with average trekking speed. The path through Nakthan is the most popular route to trek to Kheerganga.
  • Through Kalga  (15 km): Kheerganga Trek through Kalga village is the less popular route as compared to Nakthan and Rudranag. To take this route walk towards the right side of the bridge in Barshaini, and move towards Kalga village. This route is surrounded by dense forests.
  • Through Tosh Village:  The route for the Kheerganga trek is different from the Tosh village and is mostly used by those travelers who stayed in Tosh one night and were planning to go to Kheerganga the next morning. 

About Bairshani, a Base Point for Trek to Kheer Ganga 

Barshaini is a starting and the endpoint of the Kheerganga Trek. There are few options for accommodation and a restaurant in this small but beautiful village. If you have to buy any supplies for the trek, it is recommended that you buy them from here. A small road from here diverges to go to Tosh village, which is around 3 km from Barshaini. The Parvati River flows down adjacent to the Barshaini village. 

Where to Stay?

As Barshaini is a small village in the upper Himalaya it has a couple of homestays in close vicinity. Tosh is a popular destination and has many options to stay, ranging from hotels to homestays. The recent tourist rush in Tosh has meant that the prices of rooms have gone up. On the other side, Kalga village has cheap and basic homestays, with an in-house restaurant as well. Prices for the stay vary according to the season.

Climate at KheerGanga –

The temperature at Kheerganga Trek varies according to the season. During the winter weather at Kheerganga gets extremely cold and the temperature hits the negative, with snow covering the landscape in glittering snow. During summers the temperature goes up to 26 degrees, .i.e., late in May or early June. In the winters & subsequently in the rainy season that’s from October to February, the temperature ranges between 3 degrees to 10°C, and normally it’s been 32 degrees.


For this adventurous Kheerganga trek, you have to meet the Trek Organiser at the beautiful hill station Barshaini.  You can reach Barshaini easily from Kasol by taking a bus or hire a cab from there. You can also take an overnight bus from Delhi to Bhuntar, and then take another bus from Bhuntar to Barshaini.

Below is the 2 Day Itinerary for Kheerganga Trek and Camping.

Day 1 : reach barsheni village, trek to kheerganga.

Trek to Kheerganga starts from the Barsheni, situated on the bank of Parvati River. After reaching Barshaini, your hiking will start. Trek starts with walking through the thick pine forests and then suddenly landscapes change into fields and villages once you cross an iron bridge over the raging stream .On the way to your trek, you stroll through the magnificent landscape of Himalyan Valleys.  As you trek further to Kheerhanga from Kasol, you’ll find many waterfall. Later you arrive at Rudra Nag and take a small halt to see the beauty and capture it. This trek gives you the opportunity to Interact with the locals, and to know about their culture and lifestyle. Since

Day 2 : Kheerganga to Barsheni to Bhuntar

Get up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise and cherish the view of the misty mountains. After a hearty breakfast at the campsite, pack up and get ready to trek back to Barshaini


You will be staying in camps, overnight, in Kheerganga. Experience campfire, tents and sleeping bags, like never before, during this adventure. The music session to be organized at the campsite is the cherry on the top! During the upcoming holidays, plan a trip to Kheerganga and make your vacations extraordinary!

Kheerganga Trek Cost –

Rs 1299 to 1599 per person 

Kheerganga Trek Package Includes – 

  • Overnight stay in dome tents on sharing basis.
  • Transit Room on the day of arrival in Kasol for freshen-up
  • Veg meals – breakfast & dinner
  • Trek Guide (Experienced and Certified)
  • Air/Train fare
  • Transportation of any kind.
  • No lunch will be provided 
  • Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
  • The tariff does not include barbeque, personal expenses like telephone, laundry etc.

Things To Know Before Starting Trek to Kheerganga:

  • Carry light backpacks with a pair of flip-flops, torch or headlight, light towel, poncho or raincoat, warm jacket, swimwear, travel soap, toilet paper, tissues, snacks, eco-friendly water bottle, and cash.
  • Items for personal use to be tagged along. Camera to capture some of the breath-taking views not available elsewhere. Medicines for cough and cold, fever; and ointments for minor scratches during trekking and camping should be taken along.
  • It gets very cold at night so carry warm clothes, socks, gloves and essential trek gears.
  • Extra cash in case of emergencies should be taken as there are few ATM facilities. The last ATM counter available is in Kasol.
  • There are no ATMs after Kasol. So, carry extra cash before you begin the trek. There is a possibility that ATMs in Kasol may be out of cash. make sure you have a back-up.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kheerganga Trek

Which is the best time to go kheerganga trek.

Best Time to Visit best done between April to June and September to October

What is the duration of Kheerganga Trek?

The trek starts from Barshaini, and the total trek distance is 12-13 km and it takes around 6-7 hours to reach the topmost point of Kheerganga.

What type of footwear and cloths should be used for Kheerganga Trek?

A good pair of water-resistant trekking boots that will provide you comfort, grip and speed will be best for the trek.

Can beginner go for this trek?

This trek is known to be easy to moderate trek and perfect for even first-timers. The trekking route of easy to moderate gradient offers you some real adventure which is different from the routine Himalayan treks

Is trekking to Kheerganga Safe?

Yes, if you’re physically fit and using proper trekking gear, the Kheerganga trek will be safe. If you are doing this trek with some trekking company then insure that the trekking guide is certified.

How is Kheerganga Trek in December?

Kheerganga receives snowfall during winters and the view here looks no less than a paradise. The hot springs at the Kheerganga top will tempt you to take a dip in the warm waters after a grueling trek. Due to snowfall, the routes of Kheerganga become muddy and slippery, so take proper precautions and proper trekking gear for the trek.

What is the Distance of KheerGanga Trek?

The Distance of Kheerganga trek from Barshaini to Kheerganga is around 12-13 km long and takes approx 5 to 6 hour to complete. Same distance will be covered while coming back to base.

From where the Kheerganga Trek Gets Started?

The base point for Kheerganga Trek is Barshaini, located only a 3-hour drive away from Manali, at an altitude of 1189 m. The trek starts from Barshaini, at the dam built on river Parvati, and goes to Kheerganga, where you will be camping overnight in tents. 

Is drinking water available on the routes to Kheerganga Trek?

It is advisable to carry all necessary items from the base as there are few shops after Barshaini. However, you can maintain your stock of safe drinking water by filling your bottle at the natural springs of the place called Ashram. You can also fill your bottles at various points along the way.

About Barshaini, Kasol

Barshaini is a small town with a few staying options, and has basic dhabas, a taxi stand and a wine shop. If you have to buy any supplies, it is recommended that you buy them from here. A small road from here diverges to go to tosh village, which is around 3 kms from Barshaini.

Kheerganga Trek from Tosh

The distance of Tosh to Barshaini is just 4-5 km, and you can cover it in about 15-20 minutes. You can also cover it by walking. Then from there, you can start your trek to Kheerganga. Or you can directly start your trek from Tosh village, which will further connect you to the Nakthan village route junction.

Kheerganga Trek from Kasol

The distance between Kasol and Kheerganga is 22 – 23 km. Kasol is the base location of many popular treks in the region. Once you arrive at Kasol, you will be getting plenty of buses and shared cabs or local cabs, which take you to Barshaini. It is located 16 km away from Kasol. From Barshaini, you can reach Kheerganga via Kalga village or Nakthan village. Both the routes require trekking and climbing.

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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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Approx trekking distance (Both sides): 26 km

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 for Kheerganga Trek

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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Kheerganga Trek Overview

Kheerganga trek in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular treks. A wealth of picturesque landscapes and a scenic forest trail fueled by an easy trail make it a popular hiking destination. Add some roaring waterfall along the way, a pine-crested scenic forest, and a hot water spring. This easy-to-do trek traverses quaint villages and is a perfect weekend getaway for an adventurous experience. 

Nestled deep inside Parvati Valley, the trail to Kheerganga trek takes you along the gushing Parvati River. The trek derives its name from the white milky water of river Parvati meandering through the valley. 

Apart from the scenic landscapes, Kheerganga trek is a well-known spiritual location. The place is home to many temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Locals believe that Lord Shiva blessed this place with his meditation for years. As it is believed to be the holy place and home to the revered Lord Shiva, the trail is frequented by people seeking adventure and spiritual escape. 

Kheerganga offers majestic sunsets and breathtaking photo opportunities for an easy trek that requires no prior trekking experience. The trek begins from Barshaini village, near Kasol and can be completed in two days. 

Kheerganga Trek Itinerary

Day 1 : barshaini to kheerganga, distance – 7 km  | time taken – 6 hrs.

The trek starts from Barshaini and takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Kheerganga Campsite. Along the way, you will be mesmerised by passing through the lush green forest trail. The Gushing River Parvati keeps you company, and you can splash some water on the way to Rudra Nag waterfall. Remember to take a holy dip at the natural hot spring of Parvati Kund. 

Kheerganga Trek route traverses scenic hamlets where snow-capped mountains play hide and seek along the way. The tranquil bliss of Parvati Valley is perfect for immersing yourself in picturesque landscapes. 

Day 2 : Kheerganga to Barshaini 

Distance – 7 kms | time taken – 5 hours .

You can return to the base after your breakfast. Take time to soak in the breathtaking landscapes around you. 

The trail follows the same route. It takes around 5 hours to descend to the starting point at Barshaini. Once you reach the base, you can explore the surrounding village of Tosh or return to Kasol. 

How to reach the basecamp of Kheerganga Trek

✈️nearest airport – kullu airport/ mohali airport , 🚉 nearest railway station – joginder nagar.

The starting point of Kheerganga Trek is Barsahini, around 31 km from Kasol. Barshaini, the starting point of the trek is roughly 6 km from Kasol. 

Here are a few travel options to consider to reach the starting point of Kheerganga Trek. 

By Air to Chandigarh/ Kullu Airport 

The fastest mode of transportation to reach Kasol is to fly to Kullu Airport in Bhuntar, located around 31 km from Kasol. You can fly from Delhi to Kullu Airport in 1.5 hrs. However, you will have limited flight options due to the low frequency of flights on this route. 

Another option is to fly to Mohali Aiport, Chandigarh, followed by a road journey to Kasol. Kasol is around 300 km from Chandigarh. You can easily board a bus or taxi from Chandigarh to reach Kasol. It takes around 6 to 8 hours to reach Kasol from Chandigarh. 

By Train to Joginder Nagar followed by a road journey to Kasol

Kasol is not connected by rail with other cities. The nearest station is located at Joginder Nagar. You can board a train to Joginder Nagar and hire a cab/taxi to Kasol. It takes 3 to 4 hours to cover the distance of 144 km. 

Kasol is around 531 km from Delhi. It takes roughly 11 to 12 hours to reach Kasol from Delhi by road. You can either drive to Kasol or travel by bus to Kullu. The bus will drop you at Kullu. From here, you can hire a cab to Kasol. 

Kheerganga Trek FAQ

What is the distance of kheergangatrek.

The total distance of the Kheerganga trek is 14 km, round trip. You can cover the Kheerganga distance in two days. 

Is Kheerganga trek suitable for beginners?

Yes, if you are a beginner with good physical fitness, you can consider the trek after consulting our Outdoor Leader. 

What is the difficulty level of Kheerganga trek? 

The trek can be categorised as an easy one, considering the duration and the altitude. 

What will be the temperature in Kheerganga? 

Kheerganga trek temperature ranges between 8°C to 15°C during the day. Night remains colder than the day and you will experience temperatures between 0°C to 3°C. 

Read more about Kheerganga trek temperature and the weather here. 

What is the best time to visit Kheerganga trek?

The best time to visit Kheerganga trek is from March to June and September to November. Avoid the peak monsoon season between July to August. If you prefer cold weather you can attempt this trek in winter months. 

Read more about the best time to visit Kheerganga trek here 

Will there be snow on the trek?

Yes. If you visit Kheerganga during winter, you will find snow on the trek.  Trekking in winter becomes challenging due to snow on the trail. 

Where is Kheerganga Trek located?

Kheerganga Trek is in located in Parvati Valley in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh Uttarakhand. The trek starts from a place called Barsahiani. 

Where is the base camp of Kheerganga trek?

Barshaini is the base camp of Kheerganga trek. 

Can we do Kheerganga trek on our own?

You can do this trek on your own. However, do your research before heading to this trek. The trail is easy and well marked but updating yourself with weather forecasts and essentials required will help you to trek comfortably. 

What is the altitude of Kheerganga trek?

Kheerganga Trek altitude is 9678 f t. 

What is the duration of KheergangaTrek?

It takes 2 days to complete Kheerganga trek.

How should I prepare to avoid AMS?

Drink more water than your daily intake to prevent AMS on the trek. Work on your physical fitness. Kheerganga is an easy trek suitable for beginners. Though there is a minimal chance of AMS, avoid smoking and drinking on the trek. It’s important to have nutritious meals during the trek. 

What document do I need to carry?

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Should I bring snacks to eat on the trek?

Pack some light trail snacks. You can bring protein bars, dry fruits, and homemade snacks like Shakkarpara to help you give that extra energy on the trek. 

Do I need to get my medical kit for the trek?

Pack a comprehensive first aid kit to handle any unforeseen situation or emergency.

What kind of arrangement is available for accommodation on Kheerganga trek?

You can carry your tent. The other option is to book a tent at the top through local agents/companies. If you reach the top in the afternoon, there will be sufficient options available for you to choose from. However, book your stay in advance to avoid last-minute hassle. 

What will be the toilet facilities on the trek?

Many organizations that manage your tent/stay will have common washroom facilities. 

What will be the food arrangement on the trek?

You will find small cafes and eating joints along the way. At the top, some cafes serve full-fledged meals. Most of these cafes serve Maggi and eggs. You can also look for a cafe that serves Parathas or Dal Chawal. 

Try to reach the top in the afternoon to avail options for a comfortable stay and a healthy nutritious meal. 

What will be the status of the mobile network on the trek?

Kheerganga Trek offers limited mobile network coverage. Kasol is the last place with a mobile network. 

Are there any ATMs at the base camp?

Kasol is the nearest place with an ATM. 

Carry a sufficient amount of cash. While Kasol has an ATM, it usually remains out of service. Since the base camp is situated away from the cities and lacks basic facilities like ATMs and digital payment options, it is always better to be prepared.

Will there be hot water facilities?

We recommend our trekkers drink water from natural sources when acclimatising to the mountain temperature and altitude. Many campsites available at Kheerganga offer hot water facilities. You can make a special request. 

What do I need to pack for Kheerganga Trek?

Here is a list of trekking gear you need to pack for your trek, the must-haves, trekking backpack( 40ltrs), trekking shoes, trekking clothes, down jacket -01, raincoat/poncho -01, thermals -01 (if trekking in winter), fleece -01 (if trekking in autumn/winter), dry fit tshirts -02, trekking pants/trousers -02, woollen socks -02, dry fit socks – 02, woollen cap -01, sun hat -01, spare undergarments – as per the requirement, trek accessories , trekking poles, sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses), water bottles (1 litre each), lunch box, spoon, mug, first aid kit or personal medication, small biodegradable bags to take the waste/ used clothes , toilet paper/tissues, toiletries – lip balm, mouisteriser, lightweight towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, related tours.

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  • Summer (May to June): This is considered the peak season for the trek. The weather is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F) during the day. The nights can be cooler, with temperatures dropping to around 10°C (50°F). The days are longer, allowing for more daylight hours to complete the trek.
  • Monsoon (July to September): The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the region, making the trek challenging and potentially dangerous. The trails can become slippery, and there's a higher risk of landslides. It's generally recommended to avoid trekking during this time.
  • Autumn (October): The post-monsoon period, particularly October, can be a good time to trek to Kheerganga . The rainfall decreases, and the weather starts to cool down. The temperatures range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F), making it pleasant for trekking. However, as October progresses, the temperatures can drop further, especially at night.

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Kheerganga trek overview, introduction.

Kheerganga is one of the most attractive trekking points wrapped in the beautiful view of the mountains. It is a unique Himalayan trek in which you are rewarded with excellent meadows, forested ways with pine trees, a couple of cascades, and crossing towns on reaching the summit at almost 10,000 feet .

If you are religious or if you enjoy going to places having religious history , this would be the perfect choice for you. The place holds a breathtaking site – Parvati Kund – The holy hot water spring, just what you need to experience when the weather is too cold.

If you are a solo traveler , Kheerganga , located in Parvati Valley (Kullu Valley), is one of the best choices for you. Kasol is a small village near Kheerganga which offers breathtaking views . The distance from Kheerganga to Kasol is 32kms . The trek from the Kheerganga to Barsheni takes approximately 4-5 hours. One should not miss these places while visiting Himachal Pradesh.

 It starts and ends from Barshaini and we suggest you take all the trek essentials from Barsheni.

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Height of Kheerganga Trek

The Kheerganga trek is located at a height of 2,956m or 9700ft approx .

Kheerganga Trek Weather

The month of July to September is not suitable to visit these places as the monsoon season hits the floor differently, which is quite dangerous for traveling. The place gets slippery during this season.

During October to February, the temperature varies from 3°C to 10°C. And normally it is 32°C .

Difficulty level of Kheerganga trek

Its Easy to Moderate.

Even if this is your first trekking experience , you don’t need to worry much about it . Kheerganga trekking is not so difficult. But avoid visiting this place in the Winter Session.

Kheerganga Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1- Barshaini to Kheerganga

Barshaini is the place where trekking begins. This trek is 12km along the Parvati River . Once you reach the green meadows of Kheerganga, don’t forget to relax your tired body in the hot water spring. And how is it possible in India to not have a temple in a hill station? In Barshaini, you will find a beautiful temple that will make provide you with inner peace with a blissful environment.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Kheerganga camp.

  • Day 2 – Kheerganga to Barshaini

Wake up with a gorgeous sunrise. Have a healthy breakfast and get ready for the Barshaini again. Prepare your mind to end the journey with a lot of unforgettable memories.

Highlights of the Kheerganga Trek

  • The journey starts as soon as you reach Barshaini . After a nice breakfast, your trekking to the Kheerganga begins.
  • You will see the specialty of Kheerganga which is a river that flows through it which has the color of ‘Kheer’(an Indian sweet dish).
  • Kheerganga will give you a mesmerizing view of its beauty just like the other spots of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Indian places are incomplete without sacred places. So, here it is a beautiful temple. With the clean walkways, trekkers will have an awesome experience.

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Things To Carry

  • Backpack 30/60 L    

With fully adjustable suspension system, external straps and loops and easy to open compartments access.

  • Water Bottle    

A reusable water bottle/hydration flask – 1.5-2L

  • Energy Bars    

Nutrient-dense with oats, nuts, seeds, and fruit.

  • Weather Appropriate Clothing    

Warm and waterproof clothing for winters, wind and waterproof jackets for monsoon, breathable clothing for summers.

  • Warm Jacket    

Fleece/padded jacket to keep you warm.

  • Flashlight    

Lightweight and a textured grip with rechargeable batteries.

  • Sun protection    

Sunscreen, wide brim hat, sunglasses

  • Rain Protection    

For  warmer months, consider a compact travel umbrella, opt for waterproof & wind proof rain jacket for winters.

  • Trekking Boots    

With deep grooves for good grip,flexible sole, good ankle support, snug fit, water resistance and are easy to wear/remove.

  • Extra Pair of Clothings    
  • Personal Hygiene Kit    

Hand sanitizer, biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste,  cotton washcloth, unscented wet wipes, toilet paper, a menstrual cup (if necessary) or feminine hygiene products and a sealable plastic bag to carry them out. a sizeable plastic bag to do laundry in.

  • Mini First Aid Kit    

First aid for emergencies

  • Personal Medication    
  • Trash Bag    

Normal kitchen garbage bags to keep the trails you trek beautiful, clean and free of garbage.

With flexible sole and good grip, water resistant.

How to reach Barshaini ?

By Taxi – ₹1200/- for 4 Seater Cab or ₹1500/- Six Seater cab

Regular Buses and Taxis will be available from Kasol. Travelers after reaching Barshaini, where the trek starts, can park their vehicles at Barshaini for further trekking to Kheerganga . And of course, the trekking will begin with a good light walk!

By Bus(local bus) – ₹ 70-₹ 100 Per person

Regular Buses available for Kasol to Barsheni,(Every 30-45 Minutes)

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Day 1- Barshaini – Kheerganga(12KM)

Starting Point - Barshaini is the place where trekking begins.(Local Buses Available for Kasol to Barsheni(₹70) ) Reporting Time - Trek Start- 9:30 AM At Brasheni Near Bus station Trek Distance -This trek is 12km along the Parvati River.(4-5Hrs) Incusion on First Day - Guide - Dinner - overnight stay in the Kheerganga camp.

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Journey Back To Barsheni - Barshaini is the place where trekking End.(Local Buses Available for Barsheni to Kasol (₹70) ) Incusion on Second Day - Guide - Breakfast


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Kheerganga Trek, Kasol

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

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From ₹1050.00 per person

Standing tall at an altitude of 9600 ft and deep in the Parvati Valley, Kheerganga trek is a well-known trek 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 to Kheerganga starts from Barshaini village which is situated at a distance of 15 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, visit the Parvati Kund(natural hot water springs) while you gaze at the snow-peaks of Himalayas. Kheerganga trek highlights: Start/end point: Barshaini Kheerganga trek distance: 24 km Kheerganga trek temperature: Day- 8 degrees to 15 degrees, Night- 0 degree to 3 degrees Kheerganga trek height: 9,600 ft Kheerganga trek difficulty level: Easy Kheerganga trek best time: Whole year except monsoon Note- If you are a group of 3 or more people, the trek can be organized anyday from Kasol.



This Package Includes:

  • Accommodation in camps(triple/quad sharing)
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Trekking with certified guides

This Package Excludes:

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


  • 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.


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  • Ideal for first-time trekkers.
  • Explore the hot springs at Kheerganga at the end of the trek!

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Day 1 - Reach and explore Kasol

Reach and explore Kasol

  • Board bus the night before and reach Kasol via Bus (Applicable on "Delhi to Delhi variant")
  • Upon reaching Kasol at around 10:30 AM, you can head out to explore Kasol. Explore all the landmarks of Kasol and enjoy the many cafés which serve delicious local cuisine, before heading back.
  • Enjoy the trek to Chalal a local sightseeing in the region.
  • After getting back, freshen up, relax for a while and then enjoy the bonfire and music set up for you.
  • Afterward, have the wonderful experience of a music session and a splendid campfire as you enjoy a scrumptious dinner prepared for you.
  • Adventure doesn't stop here, as you snuggle into your mountain top camping tents, surrounded by the surreal Parvati Valley; after the ablaze bonfire to keep you cozy and warm.

Kasol Kheerganga Trek with Camping Itinerary Day 1

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Day 2 - Trek to Kheerganga via Barshaini - 12 km long trek

Trek to Kheerganga via Barshaini - 12 km long trek

  • 6:00 AM - Wake up call. Enjoy the hot, fresh breakfast before starting your day.
  • Reach Barshaini by 10:30 AM. From here, the much-awaited trek to Kheerganga begins! The trek takes about 5-6 hours to complete.
  • On the way from Barshaini to Kheerganga, you will explore various tourist attractions like the Rudra Nag waterfall which is famously shaped like a serpent, the ancient Shiva Temple, and the beautiful, fragrant apple orchards.
  • Upon reaching Kheerganga, you can explore the various forest trails and the surrounding woods. The pretty wildflowers and the humongous oaks and deodars are enticing for all.
  • In the evening, enjoy a fun music session, next to a cozy campfire before heading to your tents for the night!

Kasol Kheerganga Trek with Camping Itinerary Day 2

Day 3 - Trek from Kheerganga back to Kasol - 12 km

Trek from Kheerganga back to Kasol - 12 km

  • 6:30 AM - Wake up call. Start the day early with a dip in the natural hot springs - the Parvati Kund. Enjoy the view of the green slopes of the Parvati Valley and the scent of the forest lingering in the air while relaxing in the hot water of the Kund. 
  • After breakfast, we will start the trek back to Kasol. This time, upon reaching, you can explore the towns of Barshaini and go sightseeing even in the nearby Tosh. The quaint towns have seen a recent spurt in tourist activity - the splendid local cafés and the various tourist spots being the main reason for that, along with the trekking activity. 
  • In the evening, reach Kasol as your journey comes to an end.
  • Take the bus to Delhi (Applicable on "Delhi to Delhi variant")

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The best camping experience with an amazing trek along with a bath in a hot spring is all we get in this. We enjoyed it so much and would love to come again.

It was a memorable trip with my friends. The stay, food, and trekking were awesome. Highly recommended.

Chidaatma Asan

The entire 3-days were really fun and we got to learn a lot more about trekking and forest life and all. The guide was really wonderful and we had so much fun listening to the stories of him. We got the best deal from The Banbanjara for this and had a great experience booking with them.

Everything was great. From camping and food to trekking and all the facilities. We were very much excited about this trip and I really loved the adventurous trek. The guide was also very funny and kept cracking hilarious jokes. Kasol was just so beautiful in this summer heat. Thanks for the tour!

Dayaamay Nayar

The views of the beautiful Parvati Valley were just so superb. I clicked a lot of pictures. Very beautiful place.

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Splendid trip. It was a nice trip which I enjoyed with friends from my college. Camping and trekking is a great energizer.

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A wonderful way of spending your time in Kasol. Go ahead and book this trip if you want to see the real beauty of the Himalayas.

Great trip with office colleagues. Really enjoyed Chalal river side camping with a bonfire away from Delhi’s heat.

Nice trip. Booked it at the last minute with Banbanjara and was very satisfied with all the arrangements.

This very ancient and very famous river and its water is so clean and clear. We take a bath here with friends and we enjoyed here picnic.


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Kasol Kheerganga Trek with Camping FAQs

What is the best time to go for the kasol kheerganga trek.

The summer months are generally considered the best to go for the trek. This is the time when the wildflowers grow out in full bloom and the slopes of the mountains are covered in lush greens. The trip can be a lot of fun around September as well. Generally, monsoon months should be avoided as the path becomes slippery and dangerous.

Do they have ATMs in Barshaini, Kheerganga or Kasol?

While Kasol does have ATMs, they are often not in working condition. It is best to avoid any problems and just carry enough cash!

What are some activities in Kasol apart from trekking?

If you have extra time in Kasol then visit Chalal or Malana village. Manikaran Gurudwara can be visited on your way back from Barshaini. You can also consider the exciting Chalal trek while there

Is it a good idea to go for the Kasol Kheerganga trek in December?

The trek is open even during December. You are most welcome to undertake this trek at the end of the year, if you so wish! However, if the trek is undertaken in December, there are certain things to be kept in mind - the snow gets really slippery, and dangerous during the winter months. It is best to undertake a guided tour, with adequate trekking gear including trekking shoes and poles. However, once you reach safely to the top, the hot springs awaiting you become even more enticing.

What is the weather like, during the Kasol Kheerganga Trek?

The temperature during the trek varies throughout the seasons. It can go from an average maximum of 37 degrees in June to an average minimum of 3 degrees in December. Choose your time of visit as per your preferences. If you want to explore the wilderness, in pleasant, slightly warmer weather, then March to May are the best months. However, if you’re looking for snow and colder winds, then November to February is the best time!

How do I reach Kasol from Delhi?

You can simply take a bus from Kashmere Gate to Bhuntar. From Bhuntar, HRTC buses ply to Kasol on a regular basis. You can also fly to the Bhuntar Airport, also known as the Kullu Manali Airport. From here you can take a bus or a taxi to Kasol. You can also take a train either to the Chandigarh railhead or to Joginder Nagar Railway Station. From these places, you can take a bus towards Manikaran or hire a cab straight to Kasol. Or you can even drive to Kasol, or hire a car to take you there. The road journey will be picturesque and enjoyable.

What is the maximum height reached in the Kasol Kheerganga trek?

Kheerganga is perched at a height of 2960 m, in the Parvati Valley. This is the highest point of the trek. Kasol, located at an altitude of 1580 m, is the base camp for the trek and is nestled slightly lower in the valley.

Is the Kasol Kheerganga trek okay for solo travellers?

If you are looking for a solo backpacking trip, this trek is ideal for you. This trek is highly engaging and will keep you entertained throughout! Furthermore, we ensure the safety of all the trekkers. We have had a lot of solo female travellers successfully completing this trek in a safe and guided environment. Furthermore, all our trek leaders are qualified professionals, carefully selected by us after a rigorous process.

What is the total distance covered in the Kasol Kheerganga trek?

The total distance from Kasol to Kheerganga is 12-13 km and will remain the same regardless of the route you take. Thus, the total distance covered during the trek becomes around 25 km including both sides.

Is Kasol Kheerganga a good trek for group travellers?

The Kasol Kheerganga trek is ideal for group travellers. It is becoming increasingly popular as a weekend trek for the youth, travelling as a group of friends. The trek is even gaining popularity as a family trip, taking into the account the fact that the trek is of an easy grade and can be undertaken by children, youngsters and adults alike

What are the things to do in Kasol?

While you are in Kasol, there are certain things you must not miss out on! Enjoy the mouth-watering Israeli food at the many local cafes, take a stroll alongside the Parvati River, dip your feet in the cool river and revel in the peace of nature. You must also visit the Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara, located around 6 km away from Kasol. And if you have the time, a long walk to village Malana, located around 20 km away from Kasol, is a must. The trip will astonish you beyond means, as the local culture prevents travellers from touching anything in the village or even interacting too much with the locals!

How difficult is the Kasol Kheerganga Trek?

This trek is of an easy grade and is ideal for first-time trekkers. The total distance covered during the trek is 25 km, which is manageable for beginners. The said distance is distributed evenly during the trek, making it easier for the trekkers. Furthermore, the terrain of the trek is a soft, gradual incline and decline, and will not lead to fatigue for anyone with average health!

What is Kheerganga famous for?

Kheerganga is considered the trekkers’ paradise. The Kasol - Kheerganga trek is the most popular of all treks from Kasol. It is a trek which is equally engaging for beginners as well as for experienced trekkers! While in Kheerganga, make sure to take a dip in the Parvati Kund - the natural hot springs - and explore the Kheerganga Waterfalls!

Where is Kasol-Kheerganga trek?

Kasol- Kheerganga is nestled in the gorgeous Parvati valley which is a famous tourist spot for trekkers and travelers. The Kasol Kheerganga trek starts from Kasol, a beautiful hippie village in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

Is there snowfall in Kasol?

If you are a snow lover, then Kasol is an ideal destination for you. The chilly winters and heavy snowfall make Kasol a dreamland. It is good to explore and experience the vibes of Kasol in the winter season. You will see a lot of backpackers and tourists in the snowfall months of December to February.the temperature ranges from 3 °C-10 °C 

What to visit in and around Kasol?

Kasol is famous for its hippie markets where you will get stuff like funky t-shirts, chillums, hukkas, bags, boho jewelry, wooden handicrafts, and a lot more beautiful things which you can buy for a memory. try some great Israeli, Indian cafes and get a chance to eat new cuisines. Psychedelic parties are very famous in Kasol, a lot of music festivals happens in summer and winter. Some of the best places that you can visit in and near Kasol are:

  • Parvati River for River Rafting.
  • Manikaran Gurudwara 
  • Malana (Trekking)
  • Kheerganga hot springs
  • Tirthan valley
  • Chhalal village 
  • Pulga village for camping 
  • Naggar village to visit Naggar castle
  • Bhuntar town

How long is Kasol-Kheerganga trek?

Kasol- Kheerganga is a 12km trek. From Barshaini, It will take 5-6 hours to get complete. With camping, the trek is of 2days and offer a lot during the journey like scenic vistas, gorgeous mountains, gushing waterfalls, splashing Parvati valley, etc. The hot springs of Kheerganga will be a great savior for the trek. Take a dip into the hot water and do camping the top with the astounding views. 

How to plan my Kasol-Kheerganga trip?

The best way to plan your trip is to hire a good tour operator that will help you make a proper itinerary like places to visit, things to do, how to reach, more information about the trek, etc. this would be helpful and pocket-friendly. Or else you can make it on your own by doing research about the place and reading traveler’s experiences.

How is Kasol-Kheerganga-Tosh Trek?

Tosh is a quaint village near Kasol which gained popularity in recent years. Kasol-Kheerganga via Tosh village is a great idea and opportunity to see the trippy vibes of the village. You will smell Marijuana while entering the village. You will spot some wooden houses, shops, and cafes in Tosh.

Will there be mobile network connectivity?

Mobile network connectivity issue is very common in hilly areas. Somehow, BSNL can work in Kasol at some places. Other SIM cards like Vodafone, airtel won't work. It is good to inform your family about the trek in advance.

What kind of shoes I should carry for the trek?

You will need to carry good quality trekking shoes which are light-weight, comfortable, and one which doesn't hurt your feet. You can shop good quality shoes from brands like wildcraft, Decathlon, Quechua, and few others. 

Are there any tips for the Kasol Kheerganga Trek?

  • Waking up early has always been useful. When you are trekking it is important to wake up early to start your day early.  You can cover most of the trek in moderate temperature, not in the scorching heat of the sun.
  • Pack light :- Always pack light when you are travelling. Travelling is all about fun and experiences so you don’t want to ruin your trip with loads of bags and luggage,  Always carry the basic necessities. 
  • kheerganga hot spring:- Kheerganga is famous for its hot springs which you will find once you reach kheerganga. the experience is insane having a bath in the hot water in freezing winters is no less than a blessing and gazing at the wonderful mountains and the beauty of the place,  dive into the water to have this feeling.
  • Camping in the middle of the mountains under the twinkling sky is something different and special so live the moment and make the memories that will live with you forever.

What are the safety security measures in Kasol Kheerganga?

  • Dexamethasone
  • Asthalin inhaler
  • Nutrition and hydration

What are the risk and respond?

High altitude treks involve high risk. In relation to the risk involved, there are some prescribed responds to deal with risky situations. Risk: Altitude: Before starting a high altitude trek you should be aware of the implications of high altitude on your body. Beware of symptoms such as mountain sickness, headache, nausea and any kind of discomfort. Response: If you feel any of such symptoms inform the trek leader and always carry medicines for such situations. Every camp has the stretcher, proper first aid box and oxygen cylinders for such an emergency. Risk : Weather: Weather is always unpredictable in the Himalayan regions, therefore it is important to understand the security. We do not proceed further till the weather improves. Response: Wait for the decision of trek leader. The decision of the trek leader will be final and the trek can further proceed with his/her approval.

What all medicine trekkers should carry?

Prevention is better than cure. Kasol kheerganga is at an altitude of (9917ft)  trekkers may suffer from altitude sickness, high altitude sickness, and headache because of the cold therefore always carry some basic medicines which are required during trekking.

What is the distance from Delhi to Kasol?

The distance from Delhi to kasol is 517km it will take 12hrs to reach kasol.

What is the distance of Kasol to Manikaran?

The distance of Kasol to Manikarna Sahib is of 3km, it takes 10-20 minutes to reach there.

Which is the nearest airport to Kasol kheerganga?

The nearest airport to  Kasol Kheerganga is Pantnagar airport, which is at the distance of 235 km from Kheerganga. From here, you can opt for a taxi or cab to reach Barshani which is 11 km away

What is the distance between Bhuntar to Kasol?

The distance between Bhuntar to Kasol is 30 km, it will take 1.5 hours to reach Kasol.

What are the nearby places to visit while I âm in the hill station Kasol?

If you have extra time in Kasol then visit Chalal or Malana village. Manikaran Gurudwara can be visited on your way back from Barshaini. You can also consider the exciting Chalal trek, Choj bridge, kasol park, Ragunath Mandir and Naina Bhagwati mandir to explore the beauty of nature

What type of shoes should I wear?

Choose trekking shoes wisely. Follow these factors while buying trekking shoes- 

  • Grip- Buy shoes that have a good grip on rock, snow and wet areas. 
  • Waterproofing- Leather shoes provide waterproofing. 
  • Ankle Support
  • Light weighed

How can I customize the trip?

Kheerganga is a perfect getaway with friends and family away from a city’s hustle-bustle. Kheerganga is a small town with enchanting water streams, serene landscapes and scenic mountains. To reach Kheerganga, you need to reach Manali or Bhuntar which is well connected with Kheeranga via a road.

Is there mobile connectivity in Kheerganga?

Only the BSNL network works at Kheerganga settlement.

What should be in my first aid kit?

These following things should be included in your first aid kit- Hand sanitizer, Aspirin, Eye drops, Anti-diarrheal pills, Poison ivy/poison oak treatment, Insect sting treatment, Rehydration salts, Prescription medications, Antiseptic wipes, Antibacterial ointment, Assorted bandages, Gauze pads in various sizes, Medical tape, Antihistamine for allergic reactions, Non-stick pads, Safety pins, Multitool, Pain reliever, Water purification tablets etc.

What is the best time to visit Kheerganga?

Kheerganga is a lovely place to visit. You will enjoy the site from March to May and September to Mid November.  SUMMER SEASON- April to June are beautiful days to visit Kheerganga as the weather is pleasant and all the cafes are in full swing. A large number of tourists come at Kheerganga during summer. The temperature ranges somewhere between 13℃ to 35℃ MONSOON SEASON- The months from August to September are the months to be avoided for this trip. You will witness heavy rainfall and frequent landslides during monsoon, due to which roads are blocked, and adventure activities are suspended. The temperatures are somewhere between 15℃ to 25℃ WINTER SEASON- The winter months from November to February are considerably colder, and you may even witness snowfall. Winter is not a perfect time to go trekking and camping.  The temperatures in the winter season may go as down as -5

What places can I visit near Kasol?

There are many beautiful hamlets near Kasol. Some of them are given below-  Chhalal, Choj, Garahan, Manikaran, Malana village, Kalga, Pulga, Gushani, Parvati Valley, Kheer Ganga- a hot water spring, Tirthan Valley, Tosh Village, Rasol etc.

What things can I do while I âm in Kasol?

Countless things can be done in Kasol. Some of them are given below-  Mini Market- The Kasol Market is a lovely place where you can find items of your choice.  Cafes and Israeli Food- The tasteful, cheap and delicious food in Kasol will make you go there again and again. Explore the cafes and restaurants around you and have the food of your choice.  Camping- Kasol is a perfect place for camping. The area has some excellent campsites. You will enjoy your time there under the starlit sky.

When there is snowfall in Kasol?

During winter months (from November to February) Kasol can be seen all covered in snow. If you like snow and can bear chilly temperature, you should head for Kasol in winter.

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  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.

Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.

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How To Reach Kheerganga And Things To Do Around Kheerganga

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Kheerganga is situated at an altitude of 2960m from sea level binding some picturesque beauty of the Himalayas. 12km trek to kheerganga falls under the easy category of difficulty level, half of which is normal walk till Rudranaag and another half is mild climb, covered with pine trees which soon open to the meadows of kheerganga. I have written number of articles on parvati valley and today in this article I will tell you how to reach Kheerganga and what are various things to do around Kheerganga.

Kheerganga History

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There are two aspects of the story, one which resident’s of Nakthan tell which is quite funny that’s why I am not sharing it and another which is written on a flex that has been hung on the wall outside the temple.

It is believed that in Satyug with Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati’s grace “Kheer” emerged out of ground and flowed into the valley, that’s why its called kheerganga and with Parshuram’s help it was turned into water because they knew that people of Kalyug might fight for this.

You can still find cream like elements in water. It is also believed that by drinking this water some minor skin problems are cured. From then on wards hot water started flowing from where “Kheer” emerged in Satyug.

kasol kheerganga trek distance

How To Reach Kheerganga

  • Most of the travelers start their journey from Delhi. So I am going to tell you how can a person reach Kheerganga from Delhi
  • Volvo buses are great option which starts from Kashmiri Gate in Delhi to Manali in Himachal Pradesh. You can also go for shared taxi services which are very cheap and comfortable
  • Don’t head to Manali in the Volvo. Get down in the place named as Bhuntar from where you will head to Kasol
  • If you are Budget traveler then you can take a bus from Bhuntar to Kasol which run at regular interval one after another till 5 in the evening. Or can go for shared taxi services which are very comfortable and cheap
  • But if you are an adventurous person then you can rent a bike from Bhuntar to commute in the valley.   Bike rental call 6230586604 thakur bhai is one of the most trusted person and my first choice when I plan trip to kheerganga or parvati valley.
  • After Kasol you need to head toward Manikaran and then toward Barsheni. From Barsheni one can walk till Tosh or get a bus to Tosh.
  • Trek to kheerganga starts from Tosh and one can cross 3-4 villages on the way binding some picturesque beauty, often considered heaven for the photographers.
  • Trek to Kheerganga from Tosh is around 14km out of which it is an easy walk till Rudranag. And after that some steep slopes may take your breath away. This part of the trekking beholds some amazing scenery that may blow your mind.
  • You can also follow the path by village Kalga but the main disadvantage of this part is that the place is less extra ordinary as compared to the other way.

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Himachal pradesh is one of the most peaceful state in India so if you are planning a trip to Himachal you should try to spend more time trekking then staying in hotel rooms. If you have problem in planning a trip you can ask me here by commenting belo.

How to Plan a trip to Kheerganga?

Kheerganga is a trek in Parvati valley just like the few other trekking destinations. If you are planning a trip to Kheerganga just keep few things in mind.

If you are planning a trip to Kheerganga you can also explore places like Tosh, Garahn, Pulga, Katalga, Kasol, Rasol making your trip more memorable. These villages are among the most beautiful and peaceful villages I have seen in my life. The green meadows and the dense deodar trees are something which will definitely make your heart pound widely.

  • First day take a bus from Delhi and get down in the place called as Bhuntar in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.
  • If you are taking a bus at night from Delhi then you will reach Bhuntar during the morning hours.
  • After reaching Bhuntar you can take a bus from Bhuntar to Kasol, get a shared cab to Kasol or can also rent a bike from Bhuntar for rest of your trip.
  • After 2-3 hours journey from Bhuntar one can reach Kasol where one can find a accommodation and relax for few hours.
  • After that on same day one can visit Manikaran which is at a distance of 4-5 km from Kasol. Here at Manikaran one can take a holy dip at hot water pool that is believed to remove all the skin diseases from the body.
  • At evening return back to Kasol and enjoy the night life in the local cafes along with himachali dishes
  • Next day you can head toward Tosh and plan a trek to kheerganga.

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Distance Chart for Parvati valley

  • Bhuntar to Kasol = 31Km (Fair condition of road)
  • Kasol to Manikaran = 4.5Km (fair condition of road)
  • Manikaran to Barsheni = 8Km (fair condition of road)
  • Barsheni to Tosh = 7.6Km (Very Bad condition )
  • Kasol to Tosh = 22km

Top Things to do in Kheerganga


Manikaran is a holy destination in the Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh along the banks of river Parvati. This place lies at an distance of 34km from Bhuntar (nearest airport) and lies at distance of 4km from Kasol which is also referred to as mini Israel . Manikaran is holy center for both Hindus as well as Sikhs. The legendary tales states that once the wife of lord Shiva, Parvati dropped her earings in the spring of Manikaran which led to the uprising of hot water from the place. On the other hand Sikhs believe that the third Udasi, Guru Nanak Dev Ji came to this place in 1574 with his disciples. After some time one of his disciple felt hungry. So they went to collect food but the only problem was that there was no fire to cook. Then Guru Nanak lifted the stone in Manikaran and the spring of hot water came out of the earth Surface. So if you are planning a trip to Kheerganga this place should always be on your wish list.


it is a village which lies in close proximity to Kasol and Manikaran. Parvati valley offers you that which is difficult to find anywhere in the entire country and that makes this place special. Trekking route from Kasol to chalaal is quite busy.

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It is a beautiful as well as peaceful village located at a distance of 32km from Bhuntar ( nearest airport ) in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. This village lies adjacent to gurgling Parvati river where you can sit along the river and enjoy the tranquillity and peace offered by nature. The specialty of the place lies in the trekking routes to various places like Malana, Chalaal, Kheerganga etc and you can definitely visit Manikaran which is at a distance of 4km from Kasol. Kasol is abode for the trekkers, backpackers and for those who cannot control their adrenaline rush. The cafés in the area offer you world-class cuisines which will definitely make your mouth water .

So this was the easiest method of reaching Kheerganga from Kasol or Delhi.

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Seems like such a lovely village 🙂 Must visit the next time I travel North

kasol kheerganga trek distance

Sandy, its not a village but a trekking destination just like Triund in Dharmshala

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Hey, I’m visiting Kasol on 22 sept along with my 4 friends. Can you suggest some budget hotels in kasol. Also, please share where should we stay during our visit? Can we trek without hire a local guide? Do we really need a bike/car to visit the places? What are the best options for couples? Share some event/parties places.

Hey Kapil, I would suggest you that don’t go for online booking as the season is off. Instead look for hotels after reaching kasol. You can negotiate the price for sure and get rooms at very cheap rate. For trekking to kheerganga, Challal or Tosh you don’t need a guide. Parvati valley is very simple to navigate on own. Avoid trekking at night. Bike would be great option for couples because the bus timing is very uneven in the valley

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How is road from bhunter to kasol and road from Delhi to bhunter. I am planning a road trip. Please guide

kasol kheerganga trek distance

Tell me about the mobile network at Kheerganga & Kasol & at the other places nearest to these places & if network works then which network will be better?

kasol kheerganga trek distance

When is the best time to travel to kheerganga….is it in winter season or autumn season? Is it safe to park vehicle at tosh and go for kheerganga trip?

its absolutely safe…. priyadarshan and every weather has its own flavour..

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How is the weather in the end of May for 11 months old kid can I take him along. Do we get any pitthu or mules for carrying a kid and luggage for to kheerganga?

The weather in May is very pleasant, and surely you can find mules to carry your child.. Geetanjali

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Hey there, read the brief idea you gave about the experience. I would like some assistance. I am planning for a solo trek around 2nd week of June 2018. I am a fresher and this is going to be my first trek. I am keenly interested in visiting kutla valley. Can you help me step my step all the way from delhi-kheerganga-tosh-kutla-delhi?

Also,it it safe for a woman to travel alone? Is the locality and environment safe enough? nidhi you can go through this article….. for more information you can call on 8988265439

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Hey m planing to kasol n manali on 8june to 13june we are 4bachelor please suggest me where i go first and which place is best that time.

go to tosh or rasol brother they are peaceful and good places

kasol kheerganga trek distance

Hey plz suggest best hotels etc .. how to book be best options.. we r planning to visit this month.. reply asap..

Sandhya is a good hotel, rest you can visit sunshine cafe…. but i would suggest you to stay in Pulga

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Hii kheerganga trek pr rat ko rukne k liye camp me kya charges lege? Hum teen log h and we are going on 31 December to celebrate new yr .

1000rs per person but make your bookings before u reach

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SIR, can u please tell me how it will cost for FOUR PERSON including BIKE for rent from BHUNTAR to KHEERGANGA via KASOL. and we will take 4 bike on rent for 3 days .

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Hi This Hanry,

I am planning for August month, so in short, will it be safe with the kid and how would be weather conditions in August there. one more thing I heard about parvati kund so will it be on the same route to kheerganga.

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kasol kheerganga trek distance

Hi Rahul, We are planning to celebrate the new year in Kasol this year we will be going in December. I want to explore myself and don’t want to go with any camping packages. Where all places can we travel, how do we do camping? It would be great if you guide a little.

Dear Dableena, carry your own tents and travel to tosh,Kalga or you can even go for Kheerganga..

Thank you for your reply. If you are guide, can I get your number? Or any other reliable guide you can suggest?

Thanks once again 🙂

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Thanks for sharing your experience, really helpful for beginners like me. I am planning for a trip to kasol-kheerganga in september end this year with 3 of my friends. We have around 3 days time with us. None of us have trekked or camped in hills before. Would like to know if it is possible to stay in kheerganga at night as I heard that off late, commercialization has been completely stopped there. If not, can kheerganga be covered in one day including both, up and downhill trek?

brother now they are again putting up tents up there so u can stay surely for the night

kasol kheerganga trek distance

Wow amazing place and their story is just wow. Surely going to visit.

kasol kheerganga trek distance

Treking in kheerganga is now allowed or not?

sir they have allowed now again so you can visit freely

kasol kheerganga trek distance

hey brother , em from south india ,iam planning for a trip there in november 1st and we are a group of six ,we planing to take train to chandhigarh and from there to bhuntar then to kasol, actually we are planing a low budjet trip ,and we are planning trek to kheerganga and may i know is it possible to camp there in kheerganga and from where we can hire our trekking gear like tents and sleeping bag ,will you please help me to make a clear root which i can explore everything and we are planing to go via kalga to kheerganga can you help me make a plan

Brother call on 8988265439 for any assistance

kasol kheerganga trek distance

Hi, If I choose to take a bike from Bhuntar then on the day of trekking from Tosh, where do we have to park the bike safely?? Is there any specific location for parking. And do we have to come back to same day after trekking or is there any arrangements for stay once we reached the place after trekking.

sir you can park your bikes in Barsheni from where you can trek. It is difficult to return on same day so you have to stay up there. yes you will get few arrangements to stay up in Kheerganga

kasol kheerganga trek distance

You wrote about this place in an interesting way. It connect us directly with that place and the story. Very spiritual. Thanks for sharing a wonderful place.

thanx kinjal

kasol kheerganga trek distance

Me & my wifeam visiting kasol in dec first week with a 4 year kid. Is it ok to visit kasol with family? Is it safe to track to kheerganga with kid?

Kheerganga is a long trek sir you can surely do it with kids but It will be to hard for child and now as in October it would be cold enough up there so you should probably plan next year maybe without kids.

kasol kheerganga trek distance

I really liked your article. Can you help us with your experiences? We are planning an all girls trip to Himachal on dussehra long weekend 19-21 Oct. We will be a group of 3 girls. Any suggestions for us ?

P.S. we don’t drink or smoke :p

I have written a complete article on solo travel for girls in Kasol, you can search it on websit. Rest Himachal is peaceful just keep your travel time restricted till 6pm in the evening, no treks after that

kasol kheerganga trek distance

hey Rahul, I’m planning to come for a solo trip to Kasol in the first week of December , is trekking to kheerganga during this month convenient and could you suggest a stay and an itinerary for the same.

Brother you can call on 8988265439

kasol kheerganga trek distance

is kheerganga trekk is closed for whole December month because we are planning to go there by 7 dec.

It’s currently open

kasol kheerganga trek distance

dear sir , i was planning to go kheer ganga around 4 decemeber this year ! and we are 8 peoples. what should be the budget for us for 10 days ?

15000 per person

kasol kheerganga trek distance

How much days it will take to complete total journey from delhi.

kasol kheerganga trek distance

Dear, I am planning to spend 4 night – 5 days around Kasol. Is it right decision to stay in Pulga as a base camp and from there to Kheerganga trek, and Tosh. Will I find accommodation in Pulga ? We are almost 16 persons .

Yes, Pulga is a great choice to stay. you can stay 2 days in Pulga and 2 in Kasol

Thanks. We will be there most probably in June 1st week. Can you suggest plan with moderate distance approx. 6 to 8 km per day ?

kasol kheerganga trek distance

hi, i’m planning to visit khirganga on 29-31 march with gf. Please suggest hotel in kasol and where to stay after trek.

kasol kheerganga trek distance

Rahul can u send me ur site on which I can go through ur travel articles in Himachal

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