All those who love travel, adventure and the outdoors would tell you that travel is more than just seeing new places. It is also about having new experiences, and on many occasions, rejuvenating your soul. When it comes to exploring the great outdoors, Himalayas top the list of every adventure seeker. Whether it is trekking, hiking, mountaineering, camping or rafting, Himalayas offer it all. Additionally, and more importantly, what Himalayas offer is the ultimate solace to the weary traveller.
In the lap of the Himalayas, if there is one place that is considered to be a haven for trekkers and backpackers, it is Parvati Valley in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. At a convenient distance of 58 KMs from the town of Bhuntar (that houses the Bhuntar Airport), Parvati Valley is enchantingly beautiful. With the pristine waters of the Parvati River gushing by, verdant meadows, snow-capped peaks for backdrop, and the peaceful village walks, this place is like a fairy tale come alive. It is a lush green valley that offers magical views of the Pir Panjal Range, which is also one of the largest Himalayan Ranges. In addition to all this, Parvati Valley is also home to some of the most exciting Himalayan Treks like the Pin Parvati Pass Trek , Sar Pass Trek, Malana Chanderkhani Pass Trek, Naggar to Manali Snow Trek and more.
When travelling to any place so close to and amidst nature, like the Parvati Valley, it is extremely important to understand that the people and the communities that live here have limited means and resources, in addition to the degradation in biodiversity of the place, due to excessive human activity and climate change. Thus, it becomes our responsibility to travel in ways that support the environment, create awareness about eco-tourism, and also contribute to the good of the community. Through this trek we aim at working closely with the local communities for their development through issues related to the environment and livelihood. A portion of what our trekkers pay for this trip would go towards implementing specific interventions in the region. Be it utilizing Solar Power, or demonstrating water filtering techniques or fuel efficient cooking stoves, we will be working on one initiative or the other. We would also encourage all our travellers to carry their own water bottles and cutlery, to minimize and eventually diminish the use of plastic/disposable items.
Trekkers would also get the rare opportunity to interact with the local populace of these villages, which would further educate them about their living conditions, routine, traditions, and also interesting local stories! Parvati Valley Trek is not to be missed! It will be the most enjoyable, thrilling and also fulfilling experience for all nature and adventure lovers.
Know more about other popular options for Trekking in Himachal Pradesh.
Day 1: Registration and Orientation at Kasol
After arriving at Kasol Base Camp, you will meet one of our representative who will introduce you to the city and will even give some orientation on dos and don’ts on the trek route. Listen to it carefully, and make sure you abide by it. Then, you will also need to complete the registration process, post which you will be given certain trekking and packing techniques.
Later, take a walk of the base camp and the village in the evening and enjoy camp fire. You can also indulge in some scrumptious meal at night, post which you can share some travel and other stories with your friends or have a good night sleep later.
Day 2: Trek To Grahan Village
Today, after you wake up, you will head out to spectacle beautiful sunrise. Post breakfast, you will gear up for the trek. The trail will pass through lush pine forest towards Grahan Village. The trek is easy till Grahan, post that it is continues accent and the path will be laden with rhododendrons tress and will have rocky terrains.
Also, if you wish to experience a life like a local, you can make a refreshing drink with the petals of Rhododendrons in water. On reaching, you will reach the village, where the splendid view of the surroundings will amaze you with its beauty. In the evening, you can chill by the bonfire and share some thrilling stories of your travel. Later, you will be served with dinner, after which you relax with a goodnight sleep.
Day 3: Trek from Grahan Village To Sheela Village (5 Hrs-6hrs)
In the morning, after the sun gilds over the skies, you will leave behind the spectacular village of Grahan, and move towards Sheela Viilage. A trek of 5 hrs, settled in the heart of Parvati Valley is just the place you need to break away from the mundane life.
The magnetizing vibes of the village will keep you entranced through your stay. The vibrations of temple bells will take you close to the divine power, while the ever-changing scenery of the mountains will keep you hooked. Get your cameras as you don’t want to miss the feed for your Instagram page.
On arrival at the camp, get freshened up, post which you can head out to enjoy your time in the village. Sit by the bonfire, talk to your friends and later enjoy the hospitality of the villagers with the delicious taste of the dinner meal.
Day 4: Sheela Village-Barshaini Trek (3 Hrs)
After you wake up to the beautiful sunrise, you will get ready to trek back to Kasol. In the midway, you will also go through the stunning village of Barshaini. Catch every single view in your cameras as sceneries will explicitly beautiful. On reaching Kasol, your journey will end. You can either return to your hometown on your own or explore Kasol at your own leisure.
Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days
Maximum Altitude: 9711 feet
Region: Parvati Valley, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh