Kasol is a small yet beautiful suburb located on the banks of river Parvati in the peaceful habitat of Himachal Pradesh in North India. This quiet and easygoing place is situated in the Himalayas and somewhere every Indian dream of visiting Kasol at least once in their lifetime.
To escape from the stress of this chaotic life, Kasol is one of the most beautiful destinations in India and much more than pleasure for a backpacker. It is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway for the ones who love snow. If you are yet to explore this paradise, here is a comprehensive list of the best places to visit in Kasol which will surely tempt you to plan your trip.
Walking by the Parvati River
Visit Manikaran Sahib
A short Night trek through meadows and dense forests.
Trek to Kheer Ganga One of the best places to visit in Kasol for trekkers
Camping in Kheerganga
Tosh Village & Waterfall
Panoramic views of Dhauladhar, Kinnaur and Pir Pinjal mountain ranges.
Deep blue waters of the lake surrounded by a green carpet of wild verdure.
The ancient pagoda-style temple located on the side of the calm lake.
Arrive at Delhi airport or railway station and assemble at Majnu Ka Tilla. Then, we start our Kasol trip by Road 05:00 PM. Overnight journey to Kasol.
Day 2: 16th Aug Arrival at Kasol - Manikaran
Upon reaching Kasol, after a tiring journey, check-in at The Cottage Kasol at 11 AM. Located 5 minutes away from the city center, The Cottage Kasol offers serene mountain view, comfortable rooms, and various local experiences. After Getting Fresh then I will meet you at the Reception for a 3-hour Manikaran gurudwara tour. After settling down, one can walk down to Kasol village for grabbing delicious Israeli or local food. Once back, one can enjoy with other travelers around the bonfire or can make themselves comfortable in the cozy rooms. Delicious veg & Non-veg Food dinner is served in Overnight stay at Kasol.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
A place to Visit: Manikaran-Kasol market-Chalal Village-Night Jungle Walk.
Day 3: 17th Aug Trek to Kheerganga
Post breakfast around 9 AM, one should put on the hiking shoes and leave for Barsheni village (around 22 KM from Kasol). Our highly experienced local trek guide awaits at Barsheni to take one to Pulga (takes around 1 hour) traversing through dense pine forests, enjoying serene views and sharing local facts. Post reaching the campsite in Kheerganga and settling down, one can visit Hot Spring Bath local temple. A delicious vegetarian dinner (around a bonfire) sums up the day for a peaceful night under a million stars. Overnight stay at Kheerganga.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
A place to Visit: Barsheni-Pulga-Kheerganga.
Day 4: 18th Aug Kheerganga - Tosh
The day begins early with breakfast served at 8 AM.Kheerganga, the most popular place to be in the Parvati valley, definitely leaves many travelers speechless. Known for its natural hot water springs, one must definitely take a dive in the hot water pool in Kheerganga to feel hot and cold, at the same time, literally. For photographers, Kheerganga offers much more than mountain selfies. Having spent a few hours in Kheerganga, one should descend down to Barsheni along with the trek guide to reach Tosh homestay. A delicious vegetarian dinner sums up the tiring yet a wonderful trekking day. Overnight stay at Tosh.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
A place to Visit: Kheerganga-Rudranag Waterfall-Barsheni-Tosh
Day 5: 19th Aug Tosh - Bhuntar
What can be a better morning than waking up in the last village of the Parvati valley? Located at one extreme edge and an altitude of approximately 7900 feet, Tosh is truly blessed with nature's abundance. Post the breakfast, one can choose to laze around in the comfortable homestay, visit the local village or the nearby waterfall. Later, check out from Tosh around 08 AM to reach back to Bhuntar. Enjoy River Rafting in Beas & Parvati river that makes you experience better and board the bus to Delhi The trip ends here.
A place to Visit: Tosh-River Rafting-Bhuntar.
Day 6: 20th Aug Arrival at Delhi
The memorable backpacking Kasol trip ends here and we depart from Delhi.
03Night accommodation Cottage & Camping
04breakfasts Veg & 03Dinner Veg,Non-Veg
Transport services by bus From Delhi vehicle as per itinerary
Local Transport services by zeep vehicle as per itinerary
Night Jungle Walk
Bonfire & Music
Experts Trek Leader & Guide.
Inclusive of all the Taxes (Parking, Toll Tax, Luxury Tax, Green Tax, Fuel Exp., and Driver Exp. etc.)
Adventure Supports Activities
Heater charge will be extra
Traveling time food Delhi to kasol & Back
Lunch on all days
Any kind of personal expenses
Any air/train fare
Anything not specifically mentioned under inclusions
Frequently Asked Questions
1) What region of north India are we traveling to?
-We're traveling from Delhi to Bhuntar > Pulga which is a part of Kasol in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.
2) What altitude would we be traveling to?
-Tosh is at an altitude of approximately 9,498 ft (2,895 m) while our campsite at Kheerganga is at 9,711 ft (2,960 m)
3) What will the temperature be like while we're there?
-Temperatures rise to a maximum of 30°C during the day and can drop to a minimum of 15°C during the night
4) Is there mobile connectivity in Kasol?
-Other than our stay in Tosh & Kheerganga, you will have network and internet connection at Kasol.
5) Are there any ATMs where we're traveling?
-There are a couple of ATMs at Kasol market, however, carry liquid cash at all times.
6) What will the group size be?
-We will be a maximum of 20 travelers including 2 Bhatakna representatives.
7) Is there any age limit to join this trip?
-No, there is no age limit to join this trip. However, based on our previous experiences, the age group of travelers is usually between 18-30.
8) Can I join this expedition solo?
-Yes, of course, you can! We have a good number of solo travelers on almost every Backpacking trip.
9) How physically fit do I need to be to join this trip?
-This trip doesn't have a very high physical requirement. You need to be able to walk long distances on flat plains and be able to do a day trek too. Those who have a low tolerance of cold should be prepared with temperature appropriate clothing.
10) Are there doctors/hospitals in Parvati Valley?
-Kasol market has a doctors dispensary which is at a convenient distance from our homestay
Accommodation and Meals
-Rooms will be on a triple sharing basis
-There will be washrooms at the Cottage & Campground
-These are Cottage & camp and not hotels. There will be no room service
-bhatakna will provide 2 meals a day
-We will take care of breakfast and dinner every day
-For lunch meals, we will try out new cafes. We will alert you a budget and you can choose to eat any item off the menu
-The cuisines will be shuffling between Indian, Israeli, Continental and Tibetan. You can try any of these cuisines at the cafes we visit
-We urge you to go explore the various cuisines that Kasol has to offer
-We will be traveling from Delhi to Kasol and back in a tempo traveler
-We will transit around within kasol by tempo traveler
Things To Carry
1. Sturdy shoes for long walks (well-fitting, neither loose nor tight)
2. An extra smaller backpack for day outings (college bag types) 3. Water bottle (try avoiding buying mineral water bottles to reduce plastic waste) 4. Toiletries, Torch, Lip-balm, Sunscreen, Sunglasses. 5. Personal Medication (Asthma, allergen medication, etc.) 6. Slippers/flip-flops 7. Binoculars, Camera (optional) 8. Sufficient liquid cash 9. Crepe-bandage (each person should have 1 roll each)
10. Warm clothes (Temperatures drop really low toward the end of the year)
-In Delhi, we will meet at Manju ka Tilla at 5:00 pm. Please do not be late.
-On your return journey from Delhi, please book your train or flights post 1 pm (to be on the safer side in case of any delays)
-Despite this being a backpacking trip, we will be running on a fixed schedule. Punctuality will be appreciated.
-All of Kasol is home to people across the world from different cultures. Please honor the local cultures and do not be disrespectful.
-This is a backpacking trip. Please be prepared for a good amount of walking up and down hills and hilly terrain.
-Carry enough liquid cash. There are barely any ATMs at Parvati Valley. The ones that are there, don't work at times.
-Carrying a backpack/haversack is essential. Do NOT carry trolley bags. You will find it very difficult to lug them up and down the slopes.
-Please carry enough winter wear like thermals, beanies, socks, gloves, and jackets. It is advisable to carry a few pieces of temperature-appropriate winter-wear as opposed to several layers of regular clothing.
-While we're moving in groups to various places, try and stick to the group and not wander off.
-The trip schedule is subject to change. The day of visits to the mentioned places could be shifted back and forth.
-While booking your transport to Delhi, please try and book refundable tickets wherever possible (especially flights)
- 2000 is the non-refundable amount and its an advance payment to block your seats balance you need to pay 7999 at the meeting point in cash payment gateway charges & commission fees are not included in the inclusion
-In the scenario that the trip gets canceled, you will be refunded the entire trip amount.