Grahan is a Spiritual village in Parvati Valley. Not so popular among travelers visiting Kasol, but a great scenic hike of 10km starting from Kasol.
Situated at an altitude of around 7500 feet is home to no more than 300 villagers and about 30-40 houses. Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited in Grahan and travelers not adhering to it are either imposed a heavy fine or thrown out of the village. The only way to reach the village is by a small hike starting from Kasol and has no mobile network or ATM. You will find basic accommodation in Grahan village, either guest house or homestay run by the local community.
DAY 0: Drive from Delhi to Kasol
DAY 1: Kasol and Around. Night stay at Kasol
DAY 2: Kasol to Grahan Village
DAY 3: Grahan Village to Kasol. Later depart for Delhi
DAY 0: DRIVE FROM DELHI TO KASOL
Assemble at RK Ashram Metro Station by 7:00 PM. We start our journey towards Kasol which is 513 km by 7 PM. We take our first stop at a restaurant near Murthal for Dinner and then continue our drive to Kasol in Himachal Pradesh.
DAY 1: KASOL AND AROUND. NIGHT STAY AT KASOL
Reach Kasol in the morning by 10 AM. Relax a bit at the Hotel. Later in the afternoon, we leave for local sightseeing around Kasol, Chalal. Kasol is a scenic place in Parvati Valley and has numerous hikes and cafes to explore. Return to the property by evening for dinner. Night stay at Kasol.
DAY 2: KASOL TO GRAHAN VILLAGE
After an overnight stay at the Hotel at Kasol, we start our trek to Grahan Village. The total distance of the trek is 8 km and the trail passes through dense forest with a scenic view of Grahan Nala (a tributary of Parvati river) along the trail.
The initial trail is through a path full of boulders and water streams. Mind your step while crossing the streams as stones remain slippery. After this stretch of about half km, you will reach the forest and from where the real trek starts. The whole trek is steep and uphill and it passes through dense forest. After an uphill walk of around 6 km, you will reach our base camp, which is a nice cafe to relax.
One can have its first sight of snowcapped peaks from the cafe. Facilities of the homestay are available at the cafe along with a soothing bonfire. The village is pristine and remains covered with snow during winters. The village has many prestigious and overwhelming things to offer. After reaching there, Have dinner. Overnight stay in tents.
DAY 3: GRAHAN VILLAGE TO KASOL. LATER DEPART FOR DELHI
Wake up early and enjoy the sunrise. If time and weather allow, we hike up to some of the nearby waterfalls. After having breakfast, we will visit two prestigious temples, and explore their local culture and traditions. Later we start our downhill trek towards Kasol. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach Kasol. Our vehicle will pick you from Kasol and we will start our return journey to Delhi. Reach New Delhi next day early morning by 6 AM.
Transport Delhi to Kasol and return
1 Night Stay in Hotel at Kasol
1 Night stay in Homestay
6 Meals during Trek and stay ( 3 Breakfast + 1 Lunch + 2 Dinner)