Kheerganga Trek

duration Duration 2 Days / 1 Night
altitude Maximum Altitude 9,700 ft
age Minimum Age 8+
Camp Thrill Level Extreme
Camp Tour type Group
Camp Accommodation type Tents
Kheerganga Trek

What will it feel like to snug in a natural pool of comfortable warm water with massive mountains insolating you from all the sides and giving you a moment of utter freedom? What if, the entire trekking journey is all about impressive waterfalls and short natural water pools for you to take a refreshing bath? Won’t it be the most cherished times of your life?

Kheerganga trek which is only 13 few km long but is definitely not a beginner’s delight. The Kheerganga route takes you through such paved and warped trails which have been in use since several ages by the local shepherds and village dwellers. Unlike other specially made trails, such natural tracks offer an almost unpredictable number of surprises and wonders.

The lush green meadows and stupendous heightened viridescent oak trees bring an unusual sense of relief and satisfaction in the minds of the trekkers and provide an unforgettable view of the limitlessness of Himalayan mountains.

Kheerganga trekking is also immensely known for its history of sustaining all kinds of traditional rituals, ways, and lifestyles of the native villages. This trek gives you a chance to stay away from unnecessary modern advancements and seep in the realm of traditionality of Himachal villages and its sweet inhabitants.

During the exciting ascend over the mountain, Parvati river will keep coming and greet you at several stoppings and crossings. These will be your opportunities to take short breaks, relax a bit, reenergize yourself and your water bottles and start again to conquer the amazing mountain.

Kheer Ganga weather is again something to flaunt for. Throughout the year except for winters, the Kheerganga temperature swings between 25 – 5 degree Celsius. This gives the landscape and astonishing verdant blanket of meadows, oak trees, bushes, and blooming flowers. The Kheerganga distance, which is only 13 km but will take you to the maximum kheerganga height of 9700 ft. and will leave you awestruck with its incredulities. You will be camping right at the summit under a sky sparkling full of stars with crazy people just like you. What a moment would it be? To sing songs and share stories until the heart empties is one of the best things one can expect on such a starry night and group of adventurous people.

Our starting point for the trek is Barshaini village which is approximately 16 km from Kasol. It is a sweet little hamlet in the Kullu district situated in the Parvati valley. One of the most famous things about Kasol is the transparent blue coloured Parvati river flowing just beside the village.

It holds several beautiful riverside camping sites, themed cafes and inns, and adventurous games. It is a perfect retreat for someone who is looking for some peace against the busy running life in metros and spending some time to themselves. Other than all the accessible points to Malana village, Tosh, Chalal and Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib it also offers scenic landscapes and spectacular ranges of mountains as inspirations for photographers and writers. We also have another wonderful package which will take you from Kasol to Kheerganga with amazing nights of camping and wistful games.

Come, join us to one-of-a-kind treks of Kheerganga which will ride you to a natural retreat of peace, solemness and rejuvenation.

 

Highlights:

• Take some time off from your bustling life and give it to solemn you.

• Trek through stupendous waterfalls and verdant oak forests

• Enjoy the occasional dips in the glittering water of Parvati river

• Experience bathing in a lovely hot spring deep-seated in the mountains

 

Why Moustache?

Moustache believes that travelling should not be restricted to high-end earners, but should be accessible to people from all walks of life. Therefore, we believe in a vision of less package costing with maximum exposure to adventurous activities. Moustache also understands the current situation of pandemic and the uncertainty it has brought in our lives; therefore, we also have a very flexible cancellation and rescheduling policy. Check the policy section to know more.

Day 1: Barshaini - Rudranag - Kheerganga

 

Altitude: 9,700 ft

Meal Included: Dinner

Stay Included: Stay in the dome tents on a sharing basis.

Trek: 12 km (5-6 hours)


  • After you have explored the enchanting village of Kasol and have arrived at Barshaini which is an ancient Himachal village, our ground team and your trek guide will have a short briefing to explain all the do's and dont's of the journey sharp at 10 o’clock in the morning. They will convey all the necessary information regarding the trek and the route. 
  • Once the briefing is over, we will start with our exiting trek. The Barshiani village is famously known for the point confluence of Tosh and Pravati river giving a beautiful site to savour. You will pass through several river crossings and wooden bridge, hopping from the side of the mountain to another.
  • One of the attractions of this trek is the Parvati river. While you trudging over the narrow-paved trail, you will also have the Parvati river flowing just beside you and greeting you occasionally. It is a relieving experience to keep listening to the gushing of sparkling water and keep ascending the lush green mountain.
  • You will also have several waterfalls coming your way. After you pass them, you will reach the first resting spot known as Rudranag. Here, you can rest for a while and enjoy the scenic beauty around yourself. As overtime, this sport has turned into a major tourist spot, you might find a lot of other fellow trekkers also sitting around. 
  • The trail will keep changing its route and the curves and after some time will take you through one of the oldest villages of this region – Kalga and Pulga. Go, have a chit chat with the locals and if possible, befriend them. Who knows, you might get lucky to eat some of their authentic local food too.
  • Once you have passed the two oldest villages, understand that you have trekked almost 3/4th of the journey. We totally understand that continuous trekking might be a little exhausting, so please keep taking short breaks and hydrate your body with enough water.
  • Finally, after going through several villages, seeing amazing landscapes and walking beside the river Parvati, you will reach the Kheerganga point. If it is starting of the winters, you will see several patches of snow around the campsite and giving it beautiful imagery. In summers, the campsite will look much more greenish and verdant.
  • Above all, your natural hot water bed – hot spring is eagerly waiting for you. Before the night falls, jump into the hot spring and experience the fun of bathing right in the middle of massive mountains and vast nature. This surely is once in a lifetime experience.
  • After you are through with the hot spring and are done eating your steaming dinner, go around with your pals, sing songs to each other and enjoy the rest of the night in your tents.

 

Day 2: Kheerganga - Rudranag - Barshaini

 

Meal Included: Breakfast

Trek: 12 Km (5-6 hours)


  • We hope you slept a sound sleep after making a lot of memories and sharing stories under a beautiful sky full of stars. Come out of your tent and watch the magnificent views of Himalayas right in front of you.
  • While ascending, you might have forgotten to click enough pictures for your gallery and for yourself, so while coming down, grab this opportunity to wake the photographer in you and get some stunning photos to showcase your other friends. 

After you have safely reached Baishaini village, our journey ends here. We sincerely thank you for choosing us and keeping your trust in us. It is a goodbye to the trip from our side but not to you. We hope to see you super soon for another amazing trek.

The trek ends here.


Air: You can take a flight to Delhi and from there book a private or shared cab to Kasol. board a shared cab to Barshaini.


Road: Regular busses are available from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kasol, from there board a shared cab to Barshaini.


Rail: You can take a train to Delhi and from there book a private or shared cab to Barshaini.

1. Shirts / T-shirts –1/2, Jeans

2. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater

3. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)

4. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

5. Comfortable Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

6. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

7. Raincoat / Poncho, Small light weight towel

8. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

9. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

10. Personal toiletries

Inclusions:

 

1. You will be breifed by the trek guide on your arrival at the base camp.

2. Accommodation in dome/alpine on a sharing basis.

3. Meals Included on the basis of MAP plan (Breakfast and Dinner), Vegetarian Only.

4. Trek guide fee.

5. Hot water for drinking purpose shall be provided on request.

 

Exclusions:

 

1. The above trek charges do not include the GST charges (5%).

2. Personal essentials -

(i) Equipment - Trekking poles

(ii) Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.

(iii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages

(iv) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.

(v) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.

3. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

4. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

5. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

6. Separate tents on request, will be charged extra (INR 2,000 per tent)

1. If cancellations are made within 2 days prior to the start of the trek, 100% advance will be charged as cancellation fee.

2. If cancellations are made between 3-7 days prior to the start of the trek, EITHER 75% of total package amount will be returned to the guest (25% of total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee) OR whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 6 months.

3. If cancellations are made prior to 7 days from the start of the trek, 100% of the total advance will be refunded.

4. If you book the trek by paying 25% of the booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 25 days from date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

5. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.

6. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

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