4 Days 3 Nights
Are you a Nature lover? This time is right for you to plan for the most refreshing trek to Kheerganga! The place offers a natural hot water spring experience that can never be expressed in words. The trek is very pleasant and offers some exhilarating views of Parvati Valley, which is a treat you must not miss. Kheerganga vast greenery, panoramic skies, and the hot water spring is a much-needed delight to the eyes and especially for the tired legs.
Yourself for the great big adventure that lies ahead!
A Tribe team that will be your guide throughout the trek! Get acquainted with each other, and head to a short 30 minutes hike to Challal from Kasol after a hearty breakfast. The trail to Chalal starts from Kasol town, passing via an old iron bridge over the ferocious Parvati River. About 30 minutes into the walk you enter a beautiful Alpine forest popularly known as the Mystic Forest, in the small village of Challal. After exploring this quaint village and gorging on some lunch, we stroll along the pristine Parvati River and head back to our traditional Himachali homestay for some dinner and bonfire, as we prep ourselves for the trek the following day!
After breakfast, we start our hike back to Kasol early in the morning and from Kasol, we pack ourselves into a car that will take us till Barshaini, the starting point of the trek. From here, we take on the trail to Kheerganga (12 km, 5 hours) and walk through thick Alpine forest laden with oak, pine, deodar and rhododendron trees. As you walk through the trail, you notice the beautiful bright red rhododendron flowers in full bloom along the trail, with locals climbing the trees to take the flowers home and process them into different preparations. Commonly known as buransh in the local language, these flowers bloom in spring and have heat preventing benefits. These flowers are commonly consumed in the form of juices, squash or jams. Spring is indeed the finest weather to trek in one of the most beautiful trails of Himachal!
Upon completing reaching the top and completing the trek, we get comfortable in our tents and celebrate this victory with a bonfire to warm our tired souls, followed by some piping hot dinner to ward off the bone-chilling spring winds!
After catching a glorious sunrise from the elevation and having a soothing hot water bath in the natural hot spring, we pack up and trek back to Barshaini and drive further till Kasol. Board the evening bus back to Delhi from Kasol with a heavy heart full of warmth and happy memories!