There are many trekking places that you can go to from Kasol. Chalal, Malana, Grahan, Kheerganga, Sar pass, Tosh, Rasol, Pulga, Tirthan Valley, and Parvati valley are some of those places. Kasol is a famous trekking spot in Himachal Pradesh of India. This article describes the best trek in Kasol and the surrounding area with the distance of the trek, the best time for the trek, the altitude, and the time required to reach.
- Malana Trek
Malana is a small village located at a height of 8701 feet in the Parvati valley. Malana is famous for “Malana Cream” a high-quality hash, a product made from the cannabis plants in the Parvati valley. It is an isolated, beautiful, and peaceful village. The distance from Kasol to Malana is 23 km. The starting point of the trek is Grahan village. The distance from Graham to Malana is 7.5 km. The time required to reach Malana from Grahan village is one hour and 30 min by the normal speed of walking. The rule in Malana is that tourists cannot touch any person or thing in that village. The people in Malana are very good, cooperative, and polite.
2. Kheerganga Trek
Kheerganga trek in Parvati Valley from Kasol is famous in Himachal Pradesh. Kheerganga is located at the extreme end of Parvati valley and is the last inhabited village at a height of 2950 meters. The starting point of the trek is Barshaini village 17 km from Kasol. The distance between Barshaini to Kheerganga is 12 km. The time required to cover this distance is 3 to 4 hours depending on the walking speed of the person. At kheerganga tent, accommodation is available for stay in the night which provides high tea and dinner. The temperature in the winter season reaches minus Degrees Celsius and is not the best time to visit Kheerganga. The best time to visit Kheerganga is from May to November when the temperature is pleasant and ranges between 15 to 30 Degree Celsius.
3. Tosh Trek
Tosh is a beautiful village located in Tosh valley of Himachal Pradesh. Tosh is famous for its hippie culture. Tosh to Kheerganga trek is the first preference of solo as well as group travelers. Tosh is located at a height of 2400 km in Parvati valley. The distance between Kasol to Tosh is 20 km. The trek starting point is Barshaini. The distance between Barshaini to Tosh is 4 to 5 km. The time required to reach Tosh from Barshaini village is 15 to 20 min. It is one of the simple and easy treks in the Himalayas. The best time to visit Tosh is from May to November. During this month the temperature ranges between 10 to 20 Degree Celsius.
4. Tosh To Kheerganga Trek
Some tourist prefers Tosh to the Kheerganga trek. The distance between Tosh to Kheerganga trek is 7. 5 km. The time required to cover this distance is 40 min. this is one of the most beautiful treks in the Himalayas.
5. Chalal Trek Trail
Chalal is a small village near Kasol. There are majestic mountains, chirping birds sound, and flowing rivers. Chalal trek is one of the long-distance treks. The route of the Chalal trek is from Kasol to Chalal and onward to Tosh and then Kasol. To complete this trek time requires 3 days and 2 nights. The Parvati river is along the trekking side. This trek is very beautiful. There are hotels and homestays for your relaxation and stay at night.
6. Parvati Valley Trek
Parvati Valley is located in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh of India. Parvati valley starts from Bhuntar in the Kullu district. Parvati valley is famous for its hippie culture, glorious mountains, green pine trees, and the Parvati river in Kasol. The high-quality hash is grown in that area. All these things in the Parvati valley attract young Indians as well as international travelers. Many travelers visit Parvati valley for scenic landscapes and leisure.
7. Tirthan Valley Trek
Tirthan valley is located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh at a height of 1600 meters of sea level. It is famous for the Tirthan river’s icy glacier spring and its beautiful view. It is an ideal place for relaxation and enjoyment. Kasol and Tirthan are two different places. To reach the Tirthan valley start from Manali, after Mandi, there is Aut, from there go to Tirthan valley. The places to visit in Tirthan valley are river crossing, Serloser Lake, Jalori pass, and Jibhi.
8. Walking Along Parvati River Side
Parvati river flows in the Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh and makes the region beautiful. Kasol is a small village in Himachal Pradesh located on the bank of the Parvati river. Parvati river is one of the major attractions of tourists in Kasol. Due to its beauty, the village Kasol is named the Amsterdam of India. Walking along the Parvati riverside is a great experience in Kasol. It has pristine water and the surrounding greenery makes a scenic view.
9. Grahan Village Trek
Grahan is a beautiful village of wooden houses located at an altitude of 2350 meters. This is a farmer’s village. Grahan is known for its scenic landscape and nearby waterfalls. The locals are calm-natured like other pahadi. The distance between Kasol to Grahan is 9 km and requires 3 to 4 hours to reach. It is an easy and most popular trek in Kasol. Hiking is the only way to reach Grahan. The best time for the Grahan village trek is from April to December. The temperature in Grahan is very cold even during the summer season reaching 0-5 degrees Celsius. On the way to the trek, you will see the mesmerizing dense forest of pine trees.
10. Sar Pass Trek
Sar pass is located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. In the local language, the meaning of Sar is a lake. Sar pass is one of the pleasant and easiest treks in India. Sar pass is situated at an altitude of 14000 feet above sea level. This trek starts from Kasol and ends at Barshaini in Kullu valley. The length of the trek is 9 km and requires 4 to 5 hours depending on the speed. You will witness some of the most scenic views, green meadows, beautiful villages, and a dense forest of towering pine trees. The best time to visit the Sar pass trek is from May to October as the weather is pleasant and you will get the mesmerizing panoramic view.
11. Rasol Trek
Rasol is a charming village with mountains and mesmerizing views. It is located in the Parvati valley. Rasol trek start from Chalal. The distance between Kasol to Rasol is 5 km and the time required to reach is 3 to 4 hours. The trek is a very steep climb and requires patience and endurance. Hiking to the village Rasol is the only to reach Kasol due to the lack of road facilities. Rasol is situated at an altitude of 3048 meters from sea level. The Rasol trek difficulty is moderate.
12. Pulga Trek
Pulga is a high-altitude meadow surrounded by pine forests on all sides. Pulga is famous for apple orchard fruit. Being a remote village Pulga remains largely untouched by the tourist most of the time. Pulga offers a majestic view of the snowcapped mountains of Parvati valley. It is a difficult trek of 13 km uphill from Barshaini and the time requires is three-hour to reach. To reach the Barshaini you have to cross the Manikaran and Kheerganga. Recently Pulga village becomes the hub for backpackers. The other two beautiful must-visit villages near Pulga are kalga and Tulga.
Best Time To Visit Kasol
The best time to visit Kasol is from March to June. The Temperature of the day is warm during these months. The valley during these months is beautiful and serene. July to September is shoulder season. Many visitors visit during shoulder season.
How To Reach Kasol
Kasol has no airport or railway station. The nearest airport to Kasol is Bhunter. The distance between Bhunter to Kasol is 30 km. The cheapest way to reach Kasol from Delhi is the bus to Kullu, then a taxi or cab to Kasol. There is not any train to Kasol.
Weather In Kasol
The average temperature of Kasol is 13.7 degrees Celcius. July is the hottest month and January is the coldest month in Kasol. The temperature in January drops to – 5 degrees Celcius. The winter season is the snowfall time in Kasol. July and August have maximum rain.
I hope that the article will be useful to you for planning your next trip to Kasol.
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