Himachal is a perfect place for those who seek solitude and want to spend some quality time in the lap of mother nature. The state has many beautiful valleys and magical mountains. The state is famous for trekking, camping and sightseeing purposes. As everyone knows, Kheerganga is the hub of trekkers. It is a small village nestled in the Parvati Valley, in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is perched at an elevation of 3050 meters above sea level. This popular trekking destination attracts a lot of trekkers and backpackers every year.

This beautiful trek for Kheerganga starts from Kasol which is also known as the Mini-Israel of India due to a huge crowd of Israelis. The beautiful village offers great views of lush green valleys and the alluring Parvati river flowing alongside. Kheerganga is a heaven for trekkers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Both beginners and experienced trekkers can undertake this trek. The special thing about this trek is that it is open all year. Apart from trekking,  Riverside camping in Kheerganga is another amazing experience you can have. You can explore the village, take a walk in the markets, admire the view of the setting sun and the rising sun, have delicious food in the trippy cafes, click photographs, and enjoy the tranquility of the lush green surroundings. If you are planning to travel in Himachal Pradesh then you must explore Parvati valley and Kasol apart from Kheerganga to experience the best of nature.

Kheerganga is a peaceful place up in the hills of Parvati valley. Kheerganga is perched at an elevation of 3,050m above sea level. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the place has religious importance. At the top of Kheerganga an old temple of Lord Shiva is situated. It is said that Lord Shiva meditated here for more than 1000 years. Kheerganga is also famous for its natural hot springs. The hot water pool which is known as Parvati Kund is separated into two parts one side for males and one for females. It is believed that the water of the Parvati valley is pure and cures any type of skin ailment.

Difficulty level of kheerganga

Kheerganga is an easy trek and can be done at any time of the year. The trek is ideal for first-time trekkers and as well as experienced trekkers. It stands on the elevation of 3020 meters above sea level and the total distance of the trek is 12 km that can be covered in 8 to 10 hours.

How to reach kheerganga trek

By road- you can drive your own vehicle from Delhi to Kasol. The journey from Delhi to Kasol is of 12hrs covering the distance of 565kms. You can also reach by bus from Delhi to bhuntar. And once you reach bhuntar change take the bus to Manikaran and reach kasol.

By rail- the nearest railway station to kheerganga is Joginder railway station afterward, you can take a cab to kasol.

By airways- the nearest airport to kasol is The Bhuntar Airport. Upon reaching Bhuntar, you can hire a private taxi to reach Barshaini or Kasol.


Things to carry for the Kheerganga trek-

1. Warm clothes and thermal innerwears
2. 2-3 pair of warm socks and gloves
3. Trekking shoes of good quality and with good ankle support
4. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat/cap
5. Basic toiletries
6. All the necessary medicines
7. Trekking instruments
8. Charger, power bank, extra battery
9. Backpack as Rucksack Herren backpacks

General Travel tips:

– Carry all the essential things in your backpack.
– Travel light and carry minimum weight.
– If you are traveling in a group, do not wander off on your own. Always follow the trek leader and do not take shortcuts.
– The trail is not well-defined. It is advisable to be physically fit and have strength and stamina.
– Always carry an ID proof.
– Do not litter here and there. Keep the surroundings clean & green.
– Always carry a water bottle and handy snacks in your backpack.
– Always check the weather conditions before leaving for the trek.
– Avoid drinking and smoking throughout the journey
– Eat healthy and do not skip meals during the trek.
– Always carry a personal medical kit with you as cuts & bruises are very common during the trek.


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