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Backpack Parvati Valley w/ the Junglees

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Sun, 19 Apr 5:00PM - Sat, 25 Apr 11:00AM + more dates
Kasol Market
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The Himalayas have always been a dream getaway destination for all people alike. The might of these mountains added with the hospitality of its people and the fresh air is addictive- and we're not to be blamed ;)

Parvati valley is unabashedly the epicentre of beautiful landscapes, and with such a beautiful aura, it is also surrounded by great folklore and mythology. And, Parvati Valley truly is synonymous with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the places to see and explore.

The charm of Parvati Valley is such that it beckons you to stay and connect with your inner peace, match the pace of nature and reflect on the beauty within and outside!

In this charming yet mysterious valley, you can take up a scenic trek, go cafe hopping, stay in the rustic homestays sipping on a hot cup of tea and staring out the window into the infinite mountains, relax in a natural hot water spring and... Well, where's the fun if we spill it all right here? ;)

To say the least, this is going to be the backpacking trip you've been looking forward to all your life; so don't even be in a dilemma, just pack your bags and join in!!

Location: Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Trip duration: 6N / 7D

Dates:

BATCH I: 5-11 April

BATCH II: 19-25 April

BATCH III: 3-9 May

BATCH IV: 17-23 May

Cost: (ex- Delhi)

Rs 13,000  (Per person, Early bird's)

Rs 13,600 (Per person, regular)

Highlights: 

- Explore lesser-known villages like Pulga, Manikaran, Kalga

- Trek to the scenic Kheerganga

- Take a dip into hot water springs

- Go cafe hopping & explore the local markets in the bustling town of Kasol 

- Stay in the lap of Himalayas and experience the local lifestyle, hospitality and food

- Visit pristine pine forests & Parvati river

- All our trips have a healthy number of solo travellers. So if you're tired of continuously cancelling plans with your friends, we highly encourage you to join solo!

You'll travel with like-minded people and come back with a lotta new friends :)

Itinerary:

DAY 1

Our journey begins in the capital city! We'll assemble at the R.K. Ashram Metro station (Pillar no. 9) at 5:00 pm where we board our bus to Bhuntar!

Ditch the fast-paced city life, ditch commitments, ditch the boring. We're gonna live the best week of our lives!! LETS GOOOOOOOO!!!!!

PSWe can guide you with travel assistance to Delhi & back :)

DAY 2

We will reach Bhuntar next morning from where we shall commute to mini Israel of India - KASOL!

Once a sleepy village lying on the way to Manikaran, Kasol is now the hottest destination for backpackers and travellers from around the globe. So much so, that this little village  can tuck into the heart of Parvati Valley often gets mistaken for a mini-Israeli town (thanks largely to signboards in Hebrew as well)

You can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, exploring this hippie paradise and go cafe hopping, hog on some interesting falafel, as you watch the Parvati river roaring through the valley, where the mountains are clearly not the only things high ;)

DAY 3

Today's the day you've been waiting for all your life! For today, you'll do everything you dreamed of as a child.

Go trekking in the high Himalayan mountains where we will be crossing tiny streams, cafes and grazing lands of sheep, make a bonfire and sleep in tents, and of course the cherry on the cake- relax in natural hot water springs (How about that as a reward for a testing trek?)

YEP, we're gonna be trekking (and eventually camping) to Kheerganga today!

DAY 4

After breakfast, we'll make our way down and drive to a quaint little village called Tosh. Surrounded by pristine pine trees, streams bearing the ice-cold Himalayan water, cutting through the forests like a piece of art- this village can be perfectly depicted like those paintings we used to make when we were little (You're already imagining, aren't you?)

Soak in the fresh air, go for a small walk in the vicinity or simply lie down and do absolutely nothing. Today is 'ME' day; which means, YOU DO YOU.

Relax, take some time out to think and gaze into the endless blue sky occasionally interrupted by funny-looking clouds.

You're gonna go back home a happy person after today, you know that? :)

DAY 5

Post breakfast, we'll head to another dreamy village- Kalga! 

Now is the time to think about lying down in a hammock under the blossoming apple trees with a good Murakami book in hand & maybe your eyes set on the golden sun setting in the horizon.

That's Kalga for you, and we're sure it'll turn out to be your fav village in this trip, if not the second fav :P

We'll also take time out to hike to the neighbouring Pulga village and take long walks back home once we're done exploring and unravelling little secrets of this pinewood wonderland!

We'll end the day dining at one of the many little cafes in this village.

DAY 6 

Today's our last day in this beautiful valley :( 

We'll head to the holy town of  Manikaran Sahib in the afternoon and participate in the langar. 

We'll also take a dip into the pure hot water springs (ONE LAST TIME!) after which we'll make one final stop to go shopping and get those jholas, souvenirs & the famous Himachal jewellery. We'll head to Bhuntar right after and take a bus back to Delhi in the evening.

DAY 7

We reach Delhi in the morning and disperse after giving long, tight hugs to one another.

Goodbye new friends, goodbye mountains but surely not for long! :)

INCLUSIONS:

-Bus fares from Delhi to Bhuntar and back in semi-sleeper AC buses

-Accommodation in cosy, rustic and comfortable homestays at Kasol, Tosh & Kalga

-Camping at Kheerganga

-Private internal transport (Jeeps) throughout

-Two meals a day i.e. breakfast and dinner (from Day 2 to Day 6)

-All activities as per itinerary

-Visits to places as per itinerary

-Basic medical and first-aid kit

-All permits, tolls and parking charges

-Experienced local guide

-Experienced Junglee representative

EXCLUSIONS:

- One meal a day (most likely lunch)

- Travel insurance

- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary (transfers/meals/experiences etc)

- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.

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Stay / Meals / Transport

Stay / Meals / Transport

STAY:

-All our homestays are rustic and have an extremely homely vibe. However, do not expect any kinds of luxuries here. 

- Rooms will be on a triple sharing basis (double sharing can be opted by paying an additional amount)

-There will be common washrooms at the homestays

-These are home-stays (with basic amenities) and not hotels. There will be no room service

MEALS:

-Junglee Outdoors will provide 2 meals a day (Breakfast & Dinner / lunch)

-Meals while traveling by bus from and to Delhi are not covered

-For our meals, we will provide you with home-cooked, nourishing options at the homestay itself. 

-The cuisines will be shuffling between Indian, Israeli, Continental and Tibetan. 

- We encourage you to try any of these cuisines Parvati Valley has to offer in its many colourful cafes :)

TRANSPORT:

-We will be travelling from Delhi to Bhuntar and back in AC semi-sleeper Volvo buses

-We will transit within Parvati Valley by private Jeeps.

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What to pack?

What to pack?

You could choose to pack the following items for your Parvati Valley backpacking trip:

  1. A backpack of min. 40-50ltr. of storage (Please avoid carrying luggage / trolley bags)
  2. Windproof Jackets (heavy / feather)
  3. Pullovers / Sweatshirts / Raincoats
  4. Warmers / Thermals
  5. Woolen caps, mufflers, gloves, and socks
  6. Light Cotton Trek Pants / Comfortable Jeans 
  7. Waterproof / snow-proof hiking shoes*
  8. An extra pair of shoes (if you are trekking
  9. Sunscreen (SPF40 and above)
  10. Personal Medicines (As prescribed by your doctor)
  11. Water bottle 
  12. A flashlight
  13. Solar chargers / Power banks
  14. Lip guard
  15. Hat / Cap
  16. Sunglasses
  17. Face Mask
  18. BSNL Prepaid / Postpaid SIM Card
  19. Hand Sanitizer
  20. Toilet Paper

*If you are buying new shoes for your Parvati Valley trip, please remember to use them for at least 2-3 weeks before you commence the trip.

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Please Note

Please Note

-Meeting time at Delhi is RK Ashram Metro station (Pillar no. 9) at 5 pm. Please do not be late.

-On your return journey from Delhi, please book your train or flights post 2 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.

-Parvati Valley home to people from many different cultures. Please honor the local cultures and do not be disrespectful.

-This is not a leisurely trip. Please be prepared for a good amount of walking up and down hills and hilly terrain.

-Carrying rainwear is very important if the trip is between June-Sept. Take all necessary precautions to keep yourself and your belongings dry.

-While we're moving in groups to various places, try and stick to the group and not wander off. Even if you do, please inform the group leads.

-The trip schedule is subject to change. Day of visits to the mentioned places could be shifted back and forth by the Leads.

-While booking your transport to Delhi, please try and book refundable tickets wherever possible (especially flights)

-In the scenario that the trip gets canceled from our end, you will be refunded the entire trip amount.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What region of north India are we travelling to?

-We're travelling from Delhi to Parvati Valley which is situated in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

2) What altitude would we be travelling to?

-Kasol and other villages in the Valley are located at an altitude of approximately 9000 ft.

3) What will the temperature be like while we're there?

-Temperatures rise to a maximum of 17°C during the day and can drop to a minimum of 7°C during the night.

4) Is there mobile connectivity in Spiti?

-Yes, almost everywhere.

5) Are there any ATMs where we're travelling?

-We'll come across a few ATMs at Kasol, however, carry liquid cash at all times.

6) Can I smoke/drink on this trip?

-We do not refrain our participants from smoking or drinking on our backpacking trips. However, there are times you will be disallowed to do so (at monasteries/temples, treks/forests, sacred spaces etc). Indulge in these activities responsibly.

7) What will the group size be?

-We will be a maximum of 12-14 travellers including 1 or 2 Junglee representatives.

8) Is there any age limit to join this trip?

-No, there is no age limit to join this trip. However, the average age group of travellers is usually between 18-32.

9) Can I join this expedition solo?

-OF COURSE, you can! Almost everyone that joins our backpacking trips is solo travellers.

10) How physically fit do I need to be to join this trip?

-This trip needs moderate physical requirement. You need to be able to walk long distances on flat plains and be able to do a trek too. Those who have a low tolerance of cold should be prepared with temperature appropriate clothing.

12) Are there doctors/hospitals in Spiti Valley?

-Kasol market has a doctor's dispensary which is at a convenient distance from our stay.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy
  • 30 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 25% will be deducted
  • 15 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 50% will be deducted
  • 7 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 75% will be deducted
  • 1 week to the date of departure: No refund
  • (All refunds to be initiated only 3 days post the trip concludes)
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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions
  • All timings and activities are subject to weather, group size, capabilities of participants etc.
  • Junglee Outdoors holds the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen/unfavourable circumstances (for eg. unfavourable weather)
  • By registering for this trip, you agree to have read through and abide by the terms & conditions mentioned below:

I HEREBY AGREE, UNDERTAKE AND DECLARE AS FOLLOWS:

IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to the Junglee Outdoors trip/event/trek/activity, hereinafter referred to as Activities conducted by Junglee Outdoors, (Hereinafter referred to as the Conductor, under the guidance of Parin Gala and/or Mayur Kanade and/or Khush Gala, hereinafter jointly referred to as the Instructors, I do hereby:

Acknowledge and agree that I am aware of the risks involved in the Activities and have also been apprised by the Conductor through his/her Instructors of the inherent risks and dangers associated with the activity and having understood the risks associated with the activity I have willingly agreed to learn/agree to send my ward to learn and participate in the Activities.

I assure that I am / my ward is in proper and good health and I am / my ward is physically fit to learn and also participate in the activity and represent that I am / my ward is not suffering from any disease which might remotely either put myself / my ward or the other participants at any risk or danger;

I agree to comply with the stated terms and conditions of participation; further, agree and warrant that if at any time when the Instructors believe and think that any conditions to be unsafe, they will have the right to ask me / [my ward] to discontinue further participation in the Activities immediately;

shall not hold the conductor, instructors, employees, other participants, owners, lessors or anyone responsible for any injury that might happen to me / my ward in the course of my journey to the venue and my journey backwards;

I hereby release, discharge and agree not to sue the conductor, Instructors, employees, any sponsors, advertisers, other participants, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place, from all liability, claims, demands, losses, injuries, damage to property or other damages caused or alleged to be caused on my account / on account of my ward in whole or in part by the bonafide errors of the Instructors.

I have read this letter and I fully understand its terms; I also understand that this letter intends to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the largest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be not valid, the balance shall continue in full force and effect.

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More about Junglee Outdoors

More about Junglee Outdoors

A trip with Team Junglee is always an absolutely enthralling experience! May it be treks, camps, stargazing trips, backpacking trips or just about anything with us, come solo or come with your squad- you'll feel more at home than your real home with us. That's our magic ;) 

We're always blasting with energy and filled with amazing ideas. Our sole motive is to make your experience of hanging out with us so top-notch, that you remember us for the longest time to come; may wherever you go around the globe! 

It's not just about the places we go but also how you grow as a person and test your mettle, and discover parts of yourself that you didn't know existed!! 

Our trips are meticulously executed, but plans can be impromptu! And we're here to rescue all of you dying city dwellers by releasing you in the wild, one weekend at a time ;D 

One day monsoon treks, backpacking trips to Himachal Pradesh & NE India, specially curated overnight camps to the beach or by the lake or at some secret spots, WE DO IT ALL! 

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Kasol Market Grahan St, Sosan, Himachal Pradesh 175105, India
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