After a 14 km trek, part of it being a walk in the park and part of it making me realize that getting my rucksack along for the trek was huge mistake. Kheerganga has panoramic skies and vast greenery, which is a much needed delight to the eyes and especially the tired legs. It's not just the destination though, en route to Kheerganga you will cross many waterfalls and bridges that might be your last step ever, the tremendous river flow and its thunderous sound do instil some fear into your heart about how strong mother nature really is. Once you get to the top though, there is nothing that feels better than a hot spring bath after walking 14 km, trust me, nothing. Take in everything that Kheer ganga has to offer!
About Kheerganga Trek
Approx trekking distance (Both sides) : 26 Km
Base Camp :
Difficulty : Easy
Highest point of trek : 10,065 Ft
Nearest Airport : Bhuntar Airport
Nearest Railhead : 150 km
Region : Kullu
Snow : Kheerganga is covered with snow in the winters, i.e from November to January.
Starting point of trek : Barsheni
Dhaba food is available up along the way. You can pack essential food for the rest of the climb.As it is in most of Himachal, there's many foreign tourist in Kheerganga and one can find a variety of cuisines over there.Moderate price and alright taste would give the cafe's of Kheerganga 3 out of 5 stars.The one thing you'd love to do there is just sit and sip hot drinks, tea, coffee and other things people prefer consuming hot are the biggest sellers at all the cafes.
Guest houses are available at all destinations. Camping can also be adopted by trekkers on the trek because of the natural beauty that it boasts of.
Water is available in the guest houses along the way. It is advisable to stock up in reasonable quantities whenever a refilling option is available.
Places to visit around:
Many people travel to Kheerganga as it has a temple of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and the hot water spring there is considered to have medicinal properties. The night sky that gives you a panoramic view of the outer milky way a treat you must not miss.
General tips and tricks
1) Make sure you carry warm clothes along with you no matter during whichever season you are travelling in.
2) Be always prepared with your trekking gear and equipment.
3) Carrying your own medication and a good pair of shoes is a must.
4) Also carry raingear along as weather at higher altitude changes at every moment.
5) Carry spare batteries and film roll for camera as there maybe no electricity supply.
Note: No refunds on cancelation before a week of travel.
Departure from Delhi at 10 pm.
Arrival at Kasol at around 12 pm
Check in to the guesthouse/camps.
Afternoon Lunch in Manikaran Gurdwara
Evening walk to the chhalal village(Riverside)
Cosmic Meditation and relax
Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse/Camps.
Breakfast in Kasol
we will proceed for our trek to kheerganga.
Trek starts from Barsheni.
12 kms Trek approx 6-7 hours. Stopage after 3 hours at a most beautiful and picturesque setting in the nature where you can get your photograph clicked for your memories and Instagram .
Trek through The Parvati valley . After reaching Kheerganga enjoy the most beautiful sunset.
Bonfire will be installed with music.
Dinner will be served.
Brief Astronomy talk with expert
Constellations, planets and galaxy watch through binoculars/telescopes.
Watching Milky-way live*
Stay will provided in camps.
*depends on weather condition
Early Morning Enjoy The Sunrise.
Breakfast will be served.
Refreshing Bath at hot water kund. Trekking down back to Barsheni