Kasol is 31 kms from Bhuntar Airport in Kullu. The campsite is located in Sumaropa, on the Kasol-Manikaran highway, near Hotel Anupam.
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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.
Kasol, also known as 'little Amsterdam,' is lively with Israeli cafes and small souvenir shops. The hippie culture here is evident, from the groovy clothing to the trance parties that are held here. You'll start your trek to Kheerganga from here, but as you ascend, you'll leave civilization far behind. Kheerganga is the last village in the Parvati Valley, and one of the most beautiful too. It lies high in the hills, and you'll be walking through forests of pine, oak, and conifer. You'll be camping up here, with views of the mountains all around.
Spend a few days in the most gorgeous hills of Kheerganga and Kasol. | Trek through charming villages, small shops and wooden bridges in Kasol. | Experience the hippie fun of Kasol. | Take a dip in the therapuetic hot springs at Kheerganga. | Splash in the cool waters of the Rudranag waterfall. | Camp under starry skies in alpine tents in Kheerganga.
You'll have to report to the campsite in Kasol by 10:00 hrs. You'll have to fill in some paperwork, and then you'll board a bus to take you to Barshaini. You’ll pass quaint villages as well as the Manikaran Gurudwara. In Barshaini, you'll cross an old wooden bridge over the Parvati river beneath you, and start the trek to Kheerganga. It's a 7-hour long trek through the quaint villages of Kalga and Pulga, and you'll stop at the Rudra Nag waterfall before you get to Kheerganga. You can dip your feet in the soothing hot water springs and unwind around a bonfire after dusk. You’ll dig into a sumptuous dinner and set up camp on the meadow. Overnight stay in tents.
Overnight stay in tents.
You'll have to report to the Kasol campsite by 10:00 hrs and will board a bus to Barshaini, where your trek begins. You'll reach the meadows of Kheerganga in the evening and will enjoy a bonfire and a delicious meal before retiring to comfortable tents for the night. You'll be provided with sleeping bags and camping mattresses to keep you warm and there is a common washroom at the campsite.
For any cancellations made 30 days or more before the departure of the Kheerganga trek: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
For any cancellations made between 30-15 days before the departure of the Kheerganga trek: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
For any cancellations made 0-15 days before the departure of the Kheerganga trek: No refund.
You can choose to reschedule the same trip for another batch date, subject to availability. In such a case, 20% of the trek cost will be forfeited.
Smoking cigarettes, consumption of drugs and alcohol is strictly prohibited during the Kheerganga trek.
The instructor's decision is final and participants must adhere to the same on the Kheerganga trek.
Participants must use and handle all the equipment provided to them with care.
Littering during the Kheerganga trek is strictly prohibited.
Trek departure timings are sacrosanct. The team will depart at the appointed time, regardless of late arrivals. There is no refund for those who miss the trek due to late arrival.
Any meals/services not availed of by the traveller are not refundable.