The Parvati Valley is one of the most picturesque places in the Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh. Two days is all you need to explore its magnificent landscape and get refreshed from within. The Kasol to Kheerganga trek is an invigorating journey, which not only unveils the stunning terrain of the Himalayas, but also gives you a chance to learn about the interesting culture of the people living here. You will visit plenty of villages, and there will be infinite opportunities for you to click pictures with the snow-capped peaks in the background.
We begin this Kheerganga trek from Kasol, which is among the most famous hill stations in the Pin Parvati Valley. From here, you will be taken to the hamlet of Barshaini to begin the on-foot journey. The 12-km trail from here provides you with ample opportunities to explore the natural bounties of the region. On the way, you will find numerous charming waterfalls that will convince you with their allure to take a picture. One sight of the astonishing serpent-shaped waterfall of Rudra Nag will give you a new perspective on nature. These splendid waterfalls are among the highlights of the Kheerganga trek.
All your tiredness of the hike will be washed away with a sight of the mystical hot springs of Kheerganga. You can step in it to tackle the cool weather. The one-of-a-kind experience of relaxing in a hot spring while admiring vistas of snow-capped peaks will remain with you forever as memories. The vistas from an altitude of about 13000 feet will also leave you spellbound. You get to spend the night here amidst the mighty snow-laden mountains. The second-day journey back to Kasol gives you another chance to admire what you might have missed on the first day while trekking from Kasol to Kheerganga. The trek is graded easy; therefore, almost anybody can undertake it with a little bit of preparation.
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Day 1: Kasol – Barshaini – Rudra Nag – Kheerganga
The thrilling Kheerganga trek begins from the small village of Kasol, situated on the banks of the serene Parvati River. After pickup, move to Barshaini, the point of confluence of the Parvati and Tosh Rivers, to start hiking. Report at base camp before 10 AM to start the trek.
While strolling through the magnificent landscape of Himachal Pradesh, you will be treated to majestic sights of nature. On the trail, pass a few wooden bridges and some slippery sections. During this part of the Kheerganga trek from Kasol, your eyes also feast on many picturesque waterfalls; remember to take pictures of every single one of these.
Later, arrive at Rudra Nag, and take a small halt to admire the beauty of the landform. The serpent-shaped waterfall has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Parvati Valley and a popular stop for trekkers.
The approximately 12-km hike along the gushing Parvati River also takes you to the villages of Kalga and Pulga. This is a great time to learn about the local way of life and see how people survive here. Interact with the locals, and click a few pictures with them to save as memoirs of the amazing time you have on the Kasol to Kheerganga trek.
After reaching the green meadow of Kheerganga, take a refreshing dip in the hot springs to wash off the fatigue of the journey. The cool weather and vistas of the mighty peaks of the Himalayas, and the therapeutic water of the hot springs is a unique combination; an experience you will remember for the rest of your life. Later, enjoy a good night’s sleep in your camp to gather energy for the next day.
Day 2: Kheerganga – Rudra Nag – Barshaini – Kasol
Wake up to a magnificent view of the Himalayan peaks, and prepare for the journey back to Kasol through the same route you took to reach Kheerganga. Seize this opportunity to click pictures of the Himalayan landscape once again. The picture-perfect waterfalls en route treat your eyes, and soon you arrive in Barshiani. From here, head back to the buzzing hill station of Kasol, where this enthralling experience of trekking from Kasol to Kheerganga ends, leaving you with never-ending memories.
FAQs for Kasol to Kheerganga Trek
1) When is the best time to trek Kheerganga?
Kheerganga Trek is such a popular one because it is accessible most of the year. The best time for the trek is between April to November, but the absolute best months are April-May and September-October, because the weather is very pleasant in these months. Trekking during the monsoon season should be avoided, as the path can become very slippery and muddy.
2) How is the network connectivity at Kheerganga?
As it is in the hills, network connectivity may be a problem. BSNL network works best, alongwith Airtel at some places. Take any important calls before starting to Kheerganga just in case.
3) How much time it takes to reach Kheerganga?
The trek starts from Barshaini, and the total trek distance is 12-13 km and it takes around 7-8 hours to reach the topmost point of Kheerganga. The hot springs, located at a height of 2,950m, will entice you to take a dip in the hot water after the gruelling trek.
4) Will I find any food stalls enroute or I will have to carry my own food?
Enroute to Kheerganga you will find 5-6 stalls where you will mostly find Maggi and tea being served. However, we also suggest you to carry protein bars, biscuits, apples, etc. as sometimes these stalls are out of stock, so to avoid hunger carry some food along with you. You don’t have to worry about water, as the massive waterfalls have really fresh water to fill up in your bottles.
5) What kind of shoes should I wear?
A good pair of water-resistant trekking boots that will provide you comfort, grip and speed will be best for the trek. Make sure to break in your boots before starting out to prevent foot sores.
Note: Please report at the Base Camp before 10 AM.
Maximum Altitude: 13000 Feet
Best time to go to Kheerganga Trek: October to December and April to June
The experience was wonderful and more worth the amount which was paid. Thanks guys!
If you love the mountains and want to get some peace then this trek is for you! Wonderful time I had, amazing staying options.
Adventure Nation took care of everything, we had nothing to worry about but just had to enjoy the beauty of place.
I had previously been to Kasol from Delhi and it had been wonderful. The vibe there is something else. This time I decided to do a little trek from Kasol to Kheerganga. Because even as I stayed in Kasol last time, a lot of tourists told us to visit Parvati Valley and Kheerganga. I booked this trek with Adventure Nation. I wasn't anxious at all but they continually gave me needful information from the time I made the payment up to the first day of trek. The trek begins from Kasol so I took a bus to Bhunter first from Delhi and then took a cab from there to Kasol. Even though it was a two day trek, I had lots of fun!
Kheerganga trek from Kasol is a fun weekend getaway which can be added as an extension to your vacation to Kasol. It is added fun that adds more scenic, natural beauty to your vacation. Or you could do it over a random weekend if you're tight on time. It is incredibly budget friendly and makes for an awesome getaway with a bunch of friends or your family. Parvati Valley promises unforeseen beauty and the villages of Kalga and Pulga are such an escape from our busy city lives! This one is worth it, thanks Adventure Nation!
I saw the promotion of this trek on Instagram and was instantly charmed in because of how budget friendly, and how convenient it is. I took a bus to Kasol where this trek begins and from there on went to Barshaini where Parvati and Tosh meet. From there we went to Rudra Nag and finally to Kheerganga. You will likely meet a lot of people on the way because this is definitely popular with tourists in North. Book in advance, a lot of people plan to go on this every year. All the best!
Kasol to Kheerganga is an aesthetically pleasing, soothing trekking experience that is really meant for all kinds of trekkers with all kinds of experiences-beginner or advanced. You have to reach Kasol on your own so keep that in mind. You will reach base camp in the morning and from there the journey will begin to Kheerganga. On the second day, you will be back from Kheerganga to Kasol. It is an easy adventure that spans two days at most and a fantastic way to explore Parvati valley! Amazing experience.
Parvati valley is the best place to be in Himachal Pradesh. The Kasol part has gotten a bit commercial over time. But the trek to Kheerganga is reasonably less mainstream and so beautiful! I have been here twice and the people you meet here are almost always so cool and friendly. You will have an amazing experience. Take a weekend out in summer and do visit this little paradise!
My journey of this particular trek began from Delhi. Took a bus to Bhuntar and from there, a cab to Kasol. And spent a few days there with friends. 2 days later after reaching Kasol, I went to the point of pickup in the morning and we went to Barshaini from there. Next, Rudranag and then reached Kheerganga. Amazing experience, as expected. From Kheerganga took the same route and back. Really enjoyed all of it.
I went on this trek a few months ago for a long weekend. What a lovely experience! Had the time of my life because I was accompanied by friends and all. Loved all of it, especially Kheerganga, obviously. But even the journey to that point was so so scenic. Had so much fun. Thanks, really!