Thursday, October 6

Kasol Kheerganga Trek | Weekend Getaways near Delhi

Introduction

Kasol Kheerganga Trek is a famous trek in Himachal Pradesh, India. It starts from Kasol and ends at Kheerganga Temple which is the main attraction of this trek. Trekking in this area is known as one of the toughest treks in India. If you are an adventure lover then you must prefer to do it once in your lifetime.

Difficulty

The trek to Kasol Kheerganga is a moderate trek located in the Himalayas. It is an easy trek and can be completed by people of all ages. It involves walking through mountain meadows, forests, and villages. The path is mostly filled with stones and mud which makes the trek more challenging. Trekkers are rewarded with stunning views of the Himalayan peaks including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Panchachuli once they reach the top of the trek. The breathtaking view of the sunrise from the top also makes it worth it!

Twin Peaks of Kheerganga

The twin peaks of Kheerganga are a mountain range in India that have come to be known as the Peaks of the Goddess. They are located in the Parvati Valley, near the town of Kheerganga. A lake at the base of the mountain gives it its name.

In Hindu mythology, Parvati is considered to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga. She is also known as Gauri or Gauri Parvati, meaning “The Fair One”. She is considered to be a benevolent form of Shakti, or the female form of the divine energy that is said to flow through all living things. Kheerganga is considered to be one of her 51 Shakti Pithas; it was said that a single drop from her sweat fell on this mountain in Himachal Pradesh, India. The mountain has been an important pilgrimage site for many Hindus for centuries. When you visit Kheerganga today, you can see how pilgrims still come there to worship and give offerings to their gods.

Kheerganga is a popular destination for Indian travelers who come from around the country each year to visit and bathe here. Hindus consider bathing in this sacred lake to be extremely beneficial; you can see lines of people waiting their turn to step into the water.

 Kheerganga trek height

The trek route to Kheerganga begins at the Trilokinath temple in Mukhba village. The temple is built on a hill, and walking up its stairs takes you to the start of the trek. This is a picture of the path from the temple to the start of the trek:

The path begins by running parallel with a road for about 10-15 minutes. It then turns into a forest trail and continues for another 20-30 minutes before reaching a clearing. This is a picture of that part of the trail:

After crossing this clearing, you’ll find yourself on a dirt road going through dense forest for about 10-15 minutes:

Once you reach this point, you’ll be able to see Kheerganga’s waterfalls from afar and will know that you’re almost there! This is a picture:

Finally, after walking along this dirt road for around 15 minutes, you’ll reach Kheerganga’s gates. The first cave is right in front of you. There are steps leading up to it where you can take rest before continuing on your journey. There are also steps leading down from here to the waterfalls where there are some beautiful natural rock pools. If resting isn’t your thing, then just keep going up until you reach the height.

 Things to see in Kasol :

Kasol is a small village in the Himalayan region of India. The village has a number of temples, such as the Bhimakali temple, and is known for its beautiful mountain scenery. Kasol is a starting point for treks into the nearby mountains, including the famous Manirang peak and Masroor Rock.

Here is a list of some sites you should visit:

  1. Bheemakali Temple
  2. Shiva Temple
  3. Gomukh Falls
  4. Kinner Kailash
  5. Lidder River
  6. Golden Cave
  7. Hadsar Lake
  8. Masroor Rock
  9. Manirang Peak
  10. Simbal Lake
  11. Tiger’s Nest
  12. Naggar Castle (Manikaran)
  13. Palchan Temple
  14. Beas Kund

15 .Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

16 .Simbal Campsite

17 .Rohtang Pass

18 .Shrikhand Mahadev Temple

19 .Deo Tibba

20 .Dhund

i21 .Dharamsala

22 .Mussorie

23 .Sadhna Ashram

24 .Narkanda

25 .Nahan

26 .Kasauli

27 .Chail

28 .Himachal Pradesh University

 Kasol Weather

The weather in Kasol can be unpredictable. It can change rapidly, so it is a good idea to check the weather forecast before going outside.

Kasol experiences two seasons – Summer and Winter. Summer lasts from May to September, while Winter lasts from December to February. The temperature in summer varies between 20-25 degree Celsius, while in winter it is between 0-5 degree Celsius. Rainfall is a common occurrence, with an average of 150 days of rain every year.

Skiing is possible in Kasol all year round and generally starts from mid December till mid April.

It is advisable for tourists to carry heavy woolens along with them during winter season and light woolens during summer season.

 Kasol Homestay :

 Homestays are compact guest houses where they provide accommodation on a room-by-room basis. They are usually run by locals and very basic amenities are provided. Most homestays have 2-3 rooms with an attached or shared bathroom. Price varies depending on the room and amenities provided by the host.

In our case, we found this beautiful homestay not far from the main market of Kasol on Shambhuling road. The owner of the place was very friendly and helped us in every way he could during our stay. He handpicked us a beautiful room with its own balcony overlooking the valley and helped us in booking our taxi back to Manali the next day.

We highly recommend staying at Kasol Homestays if you wish to have some peace of mind at night

 Things to carry on a trek to kheergana

If you’re planning a trek to Kheerganga, there are some items you should consider carrying along with you. The most important thing is to make sure that you have enough water to drink throughout the trek. It’s very easy to get dehydrated.

Hence, we suggest you carry at least two bottles of water with you. Apart from this, there are many other things that are important for a trekker to carry along with him/her. Some of those things include:

-A pair of pants or jeans

-Two T-shirts

-A raincoat

-A cap and sun glasses

-A towel

-Adequate amount of medicines (like headache powders)

-Lip balm

Takeaway: 

 Kasol is a beautiful little village in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. This place has the Valley’s only airport and is famous for its scenic beauty, tourism, and bohemian living. The place is one of the most peaceful and picturesque places to visit in India and tourists from all over the world visit this place to have an experience like no other!

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