Trekking in Kheerganga is decorated with alpine trees, and cutting through them are intimidating trails and routes that actually flaunt a mountain’s true charm.
Infinite beauty and snow-capped peaks keep uplifting your soul when the body is still trying to climb. Something similar is the story of trekking in Kasol.
Decorated with daunting treks, Kheerganga trek from Kasol is an adventurer’s dream run. The journey from Kasol to tosh will be a memorable one.
Kheerganga’s weather is something that will sooth just not your mind, but your soul too.
Don’t you want to have this unique experience?
Round the year, you can take yourself to one of the most soothing Kheerganga trekking routes where you are awaited by the sprawling campsites, adventures, and a lot of outdoor activities.
Not just trekking, here you can actually engage in a number of activities at this adventure capital of India, like biking trips, paragliding, and jeep safari.
Sitting at an altitude of around 3,000 meters, these Kheerganga treks test you on various levels.
The Kheerganga trek is for 1 Night/2 Days but, you can make the most out of the time to give yourself a long lasting experience of trekking.
The view of the sunset and trekking through Kheerganga forests are an unbelievable experience.
Barshaini is the last motorable point and thereafter vehicles are not allowed. Hiring a guide to reach Kheerganga trekking point is advisable to make the journey smoother.
It takes about 4hours from Barshaini to Kheerganga on feet.
While trekking from Barshaini, you will come across the village and several sightseeing options like Rudra-Nag, the serpent-shaped waterfall.
After Rudra-Nag crossing bridge over Parvati River, the trail goes steeply for a while. The Kheerganga trek difficulty level is not that much and is mixed with the steep and moderate trek.
Once you reach the Kheerganga trek slope you can see the food tents and the temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and there is a hot spring famous for its known healing purposes.
In this hot spring, one can take bath and feel relaxed during the trek.
Although the place is beautiful throughout the year, the best time to visit Kheerganga is between the months of May and November when the weather remains pleasant and pleasing.
Kheerganga Trek in December is not so busy trek, but truly amazing if you wish to witness the real calm Himachal.
Winter months are avoided for the trek, as the snow makes the trail difficult to walk and the rocks become slippery.
There is an ashram near the Shiva temple that offers basic accommodation and decent facilities. We also have organized campsites along the Kheerganga trekking routes.
The closest airport to Kheerganga is the Pantnagar Airport, which is situated at distance of about 235 km from Kheerganga. From here, one can get a taxi or a bus to Barshaini, from where it is only an 11 km to Kheerganga trek.
The closest railway station is Kathgodam Railheads, which is about 198 km from Kheerganga.
The route to Kheerganga trek is well connected till Barshaini, after which Kheerganga's trek distance from Barshaini will be 11km.
You will be arriving at Manikaran (Kasol) by 8.00 am along with a team guiding you to places and location and will arrive Barshani at 9:30 am. Thereafter you will be starting the trek to Kheerganga.
The total trek length is 11 km and it will take 4-5 hrs to reach Kheerganga. There you will be enjoying the breeze along with Kheerganga’s alpine grassland.
After reaching the destination, delicious snacks will be served with hot Tea.
The evening sunset will provide you with a magical view that will give you a long-lasting soothing effect.
Then comes another exciting part of your journey, the camping. You will spend the night in the camping tents.
It will be the day where you will actually be exploring the Kheerganga.
Kheerganga is the part of Pir Panjal range. Through Kheerganga trek, you can get a terrific view of the Himalayan rocky ranges.
There is also a hot water spring where one can loosen up and bath.
After healthy breakfast, you will be trekking back to Barshani (11 km) and from there you will then return back to Manikaran or you can also return to Barsheni.
From Barsheni, you can catch the Bus to Bhuntar. There are regular buses and taxis to Delhi from Bhuntar.
The difficulty level for Kheerganga trek can be categorized as moderate one.
The trails could have some unsmooth sections. Prior high altitude trek experience and peak fitness is ideal for treks like these but, even if you are a beginner you can complete this trek.
Kheerganga Trek distance is moderate only. Temperatures at higher camps could dip at night.
Highest altitude gained could be above 3,500 m. Even if you are a beginner, you can reach this height.
May, June, September, and October are the perfect months to do the Kheerganga trek. This is because the temperature and the weather at Kheerganga trek are the most pleasing for trekking and not humid.
Kheerganga Trek in December can also be real chill. If you want to witness some amazing white snow over those pacifying peaks, you can visit it in December.
The difficulty level for Kheerganga will not be affected and will be a moderate one because of the weather.
Although the accommodation is included in the trek cost to Kheerganga trekking route, it has plenty of places to stay and accommodation is not a problem.
The price for the stay may vary from Rs500 a night to a mere Rs100 a night at the 'Ashram' built on top.
You can select from brick or wooden houses to tents depending upon how comfortable you want to sleep at night.
The weather of Kheerganga is pacifying and one can also carry their own tents and set them wherever they wish to, which would save a lot of expenses. But bring it only if you're there for more than a week.
The meal is included in the trek cost to Kheerganga.
You can find a variety of regional and global food here. Medium price and decent taste would give the cafe's of Kheerganga 3 out of 5 stars.
The one thing you'd like to do here just sit and sip hot drinks.
You can carry a power bank to recharge your electronic devices during the trek from Kasol to Kheerganga.
ATM services in Parvati Valley can sometimes not work, so it is advisable to carry the required cash or withdraw from Bhuntar/Kasol.
Although mobile networks and signals work in Barshaini, Kalga, and Tosh, you will not find good internet connectivity. Kheerganga trekking area may have BSNL connectivity, but it is better to make important calls before you start the trek.
In these Kheerganga’s trekking areas, there is no such need of a trekking permit.