Kheerganga trek in Himachal Pradesh, India

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About Kheerganga

Kheerganga is located in the iconic Parvati Valley in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. The Kheerganga trek is perfect for beginners as it not an arduous trek and the region is achingly beautiful with pristine views of the Parvati and Tosh Rivers, the glacier of Lahaul Spiti and lofty mountains for company.

About the Kheerganga trek:

There are plenty of trekking trails in this region and travellers flock here for its hot sulphur springs and relaxed vibe. The Kheerganga trek starts from Barsheni village which is where the Parvati and Tosh rivers meet. On this Kheerganga trek you will be walking along the top of a ridge and you can expect to spend some time negotiating tricky descents, crossing a gorge, and walking beside the gushing Beas river. The trek has lots of interesting sights enroute such as a Shiv Temple, Rudra Naag waterfall which is a waterfall that looks like a snake and an interesting variety of flora and fauna.

The Kheerganga Malana trek will take you past ancient shrines, rocky outcrops and quaint tribal villages with traditional wooden homes. Kheerganga is infamous for cannabis production and on the Kheerganga Malana trek you will be sure to see lots of marijuana fields. At night, you'll camp out in tents, amidst terraced green fields and picturesque meadows. The beauty of nature here will leave you in a stupor as you advance on your Kheerganga Malana trek.

About Malana

The highlight of this trek however, is the Himachali village of Malana. If you’re curious about this legendary village, where the locals run their own democracy, speak a language known only to themselves (and believed to be the devil’s language), and fiercely guard their culture against outsiders, this Kheerganga trek will gives you a glimpse into their lives.

Malana is the oldest village in the state of Himachal and is surrounded by the peaks of Chandrakhani and Deo Tibba. Apart from the cannabis-related taboo surrounding the village, there are ancient temples and structures to admire, and plenty to learn on your Kheerganga Malana trek. The village itself lies in the midst of beautiful forests at a height of 9500 feet, so you’ll have gorgeous views all along your Kheerganga trek.

You'll get to see a lifestyle and a belief system that is different from anything you've seen before and you will cross Manikaran which lies in Punjab. Located in the Parvati Valley, Manikaran is as beautiful as it is holy and you will get a chance to swim in the Manikaran Sahib (Gurudwara) hot sulphur springs.

Best season for Kheerganga Malana treks

The summer months are beautiful on the Kheerganga Malana route. The skies are clear, the streams and rivers sparkle in the sunlight, and wildflowers dot the slopes. The weather is pleasant during the day, and can get chilly at night.

Top Kheerganga treks

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Kasol-Kheerganga trek
Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
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The Kasol-Kheerganga trek is one of the most iconic treks in Himachal Pradesh. It offers a short 2-day trek that beginners will enjoy (although it can be a bit steep), and takes you through gorgeous pine forests and along the Parvati river. You'll stop at the famous serpent-shaped Rudra Nag waterfall, and walk through the quaint villages of Kalga and Pulga, and finally arrive in the meadows of Kheerganga. After a long 7 hour climb, the natural hot springs of Kheerganga are the perfect way to spend the evening. After that, it's time for a bonfire and a hot dinner, before heading to your tent for the night.
    Inclusions
  • 1 night accommodation in tents on triple or quad sharing basis
  • Meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 2
  • Transport from Kasol to Barshaini and back as per itinerary
  • Sleeping bags
  • Camping mattresses
  • Common washrooms
  • Porters/ mules to carry common equipment and ration
  • Facilities to keep luggage at base in Kasol
  • Forest entry charges, permissions, camping permits, if any
  • Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide and support staff
  • Certificate on completion
  • Safety equipment and first aid kit
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Lunch (you will stop at small cafes en route to your destination
  • Personal expenses such as extra meals, snacks, packaged water, etc
  • Transport from Delhi to Kasol and back
  • Porters to carry personal luggage
  • Any cost arising due to an unforeseen emergency situation
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Trek to Kheerganga
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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If you are looking for an adventure where the journey is as rewarding as the destination, then this trek to Kheerganga is the perfect one for you! Over two days, you'll traverse some stunning landscapes, see pine forests, green meadows, and waterfalls as clear as crystal. And finally, at Kheerganga, you'll be able to take a soothing dip in natural hot water springs at the altitude of 12990 feet.
    Inclusions
  • Transport from Kasol-Barshaini-Kasol by public or private transport (depends on group size)
  • 2 veg meals during the trek ( 1 dinner and 1 breakfast )
  • Tented accomodation during the trek on triple-sharing basis (couples will have twin sharing)
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced trek guide and support staff
  • All necessary fees and permits
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Lunch during the trek (fresh and hot lunch is available for you to choose en route)
  • Purchase of personal natures: beverages, snacks, etc
  • Porters / mules for carrying personal luggage
  • Cost escalation due to natural reason
  • Any expenses which are not mentioned in inclusions
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Trek to Kheerganga
Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
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Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
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The Kheerganga trek gives you the complete Himalayan experience: pine forests, towering peaks, hot springs, mystical legends, and a wonderful trek. All this in just two days! The trail is an easy one, fit for beginners too, and passes through dense forests, waterfalls, and spectacular scenery.

Lord Shiva is said to have meditated at Kheerganga for 3000 years, and when you see it, you’ll feel like staying there that long as well. The tiny hot spring fills up two pools, and the swirling waters will ease away all the soreness of the trek.

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip. It requires a minimum of 4 pax for a booking confirmation.
    Inclusions
  • Breakfast and dinner at Kasol Camp (veg meals)
  • Lockers at base camp for storage (if required)
  • Wash and change facility at the base camp
  • Stay on twin or triple sharing basis in tents/homestays with sleeping bags and sleeping mats
  • Experienced and professional guides
  • Common dry toilet tent
  • Camping fees, permits and storage of luggage at base camp
  • Forest entry and permissions
  • First aid
  • Certificate on completion
  • Group insurance on request at additional cost
    Exclusions
  • To and fro to the base camp in Kasol
  • Lunch
  • Return transfer to Kasol from Barshaini (regular buses and taxis are available for the return journey to Kasol or Bhuntar)
  • Porter for personal luggage (can be arranged at an extra cost
  • Airfare or transportation over and above the expedition plan
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses towards medical or other emergencies
  • Unforeseen handling costs due to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverage etc
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Chalal-Kheerganga Trek
Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
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Chalal-Kheerganga Trek
Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
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This beautiful 5-day adventure takes you into the breathtaking forests of the Parvati Valley. You'll see Barshaini, Kheerganga, and Kasol, and you'll also visit the serpent-shaped Rudra Nag waterfall and take a dip in the natural hot springs of Kheerganga. One of the highlights of this trip is the gorgeous campsites: a riverside campsite in Kasol, where you'll fall asleep to the sound of the Parvati river; and a campsite in an alpine meadow in Kheerganga, where you'll wake up to spectacular views of the mountains all around.

On this trek, you'll start from Kasol, and trek to Chalal, returning to your riverside camp in Kasol by evening. Next morning, you'll take a bus to Barshaini, where your trek to your Kheerganga campsite begins. Your trip ends in Kasol, leaving you free to stay on or head home.
    Inclusions
  • 2 night accommodation in tents on triple or quad sharing basis
  • Breakfast and dinner; meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 3
  • Transport from Kasol to Barshaini and back as per itinerary
  • Sleeping bags
  • Camping mattresses
  • Common washrooms
  • Porters/mules to carry common equipment and ration
  • Facilities to keep luggage at base in Kasol
  • Forest entry charges, permissions, camping permits, if any
  • Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide and support staff
  • Certificate on completion
  • Safety equipment and first aid kit
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Lunch (you will stop at small cafes en route to your destination)
  • Personal expenses such as extra meals, snacks, packaged water, etc
  • Transport from Delhi to Kasol and back
  • Porters to carry personal luggage
  • Any cost arising due to an unforeseen emergency situation
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Kheerganga-Tosh Trek
Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
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Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
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The Kheerganga-Tosh trek takes you through dense forest cover, over rickety bridges that criss-cross the Parvati river, and to the charming Tosh village. Barshaini is the start point for the trek to Kheerganga. You'll spend a night at Kheerganga, enjoying the evening with a dip in the healing hot springs. After that you return to Barshaini and set off in another direction towards Tosh. The trail lies at the foot of towering snow-capped mountains. You'll camp here for the night.

NOTE: You can leave your extra luggage at the base camp in Kasol and carry only the essentials for your Kheerganga-Tosh trek. There is no charge for this service.
    Inclusions
  • Breakfast and dinner at Kasol and Tosh Camp (veg meals)
  • Lockers at base camp for storage (if required)
  • Wash and change facility at the base camp
  • Stay on triple sharing basis in tents/homestays with sleeping bags and sleeping mats
  • Experienced and professional guides
  • Common dry toilet tent
  • Camping fees, permits and storage of luggage at base camp
  • Forest entry and permissions
  • First aid
  • Certificate on completion
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Kasol to Barshaini and back (this will cost about INR 35 per person, one way)
  • Lunch (you will stop at small cafes en route to your destination
  • Porter for personal luggage (can be arranged at an extra cost)
  • Airfare or transportation over and above the expedition plan
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses towards medical or other emergencies
  • Unforeseen handling costs due to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverage etc