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KHEERGANGA trek 

Duration

3 Days

Base Camp

Barshaini

Pick Up/ Drop

Kasol

Difficulty

Easy

Temperature

Day 16°/Night 3°

Altitude

9,700 feet.

About Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga or Kheer Ganga as the name suggests is Ganga River as white as a Kheer (an Indian sweet dish made from milk and Rice) The name Kheerganga came due to the milky waters of the river flowing in all its vastness and its streams flowing into Parvati valley from all sides of the mountain.

 

Kheerganga is mainly a spiritual spot located at an altitude of 2960m in the Pin Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh. The valley offers a beautiful view of the Parvati River and the glaciers of Lahul-Spiti.

To reach Kheerganga there are two trails, one goes through the small yet beautiful village named Kalga and the other one goes through Nakthan and Rudranag village which has a beautiful waterfall and Shiva Temple en route.. The path that goes through the Kalga village is shorter compared to the other one but it is steep, slippery, and dangerous, so this is perfect for those who are adventure lovers and want to get fun and adventure within a day or two.

 

The other route that goes through the Shiva Temple is mystical and offers mesmerizing views of flora to the travelers all through the way.

The best part of this trek is that it has a natural hot water spring on the top, so even if you are exhausted and dead tired while trekking up the hill, you have a natural remedy ready that can heal up your tired soul and can cheer you up to enjoy and explore the valley more.

Itinerary

Day-1: Arrive at Kasol 

Your first day starts after you reach Kasol in the morning. You get to stay at our homestays with amenities like Free Wi-Fi. Rooftop Cafe, snow clad mountain views from windows or balconies and laundry services. After reaching your stay relax for a while and you will be served with delicious breakfast. Rest of the day is yours you can shop around Kasol market or stroll to nearby places like Chalal, Katagla, Manikaran etc. You can also sit and relax or work in our cafe if you want to work from Mountains. 

After your leisure activity come back to your hotel and have stomach full of dinner and take rest to gear up for next day for 4 hours long trek.

Day-2: Reach Barshaini and start your trek to Kheerganga 

Wake up to the majestic views of Parvati Valley if you are a morning person or the explorer in you remains unsatisfied. Explore the calmness of the nature, sit and interact with locals and gradually start getting ready for your next journey. We leave for Barshaini sharp at 8 AM in the morning by local bus. Have an experience of traveling in the local bus where you get to know so many things about Himachal and its people. 

After reaching Barshaini you can rent trekking shoes or trekking sticks if you want them to rent. After this we have some delicious local breakfast called Siddu, which keeps you full and energizes you for your trek.

We start our trek sharp at around 10 AM to make sure that we don't end up on missing the beautiful views enroute to Kheerganga. We take the route from Tosh and reach Nakthan, have some rest over there and leave for the next point called Rudranag which is again a beautiful point where you come across a beautiful waterfall. We pass through IC Point which is the last tea point before Kheerganga. Take some rest and boost up your energy for the last push.

After trekking and admiring nature for another 40mins we reach Kheerganga, our final destination. 

If you have that energy and daring heart, do take dip in the hot water pool after reaching the campsite and you will see all your pains, cramps, sprains during your trek getting washed off and giving you a mental as well as physical peace.

Enjoy rest of the evening in or around your campsite with added bonfire. Soon after, you will have your delicious dinner and get a peaceful sleep.

Day-3: Descend from Kheerganga, board your bus to Delhi

Wake up to the another morning with some more spectacular views all around you, if you want you can take quick shower in the morning to get freshen up to get down. You will get your breakfast sharp at 9 which will definitely fill your heart and stomach for the remaining of your trek. We start descending at sharp 10:30 AM through the same route till IC point, right after which take a diversion towards left which will need you to trek upwards for some time. This route will take you through Kalga village and then lead you to Barshaini Dam. While trekking downwards we come across another large waterfall coming straight from the top of the mountain and beyond which is obviously a part of Parvati river flowing all across the valley. Soon after almost 2.5 hours of trek we reach Kalga. A small yet beautiful hamlet situated right above the Barshaini Dam giving a spectaular view of the Dam beneath and the valley. You can also sight beautiful nightlights of Tosh village visible from Kalga, if you plan to stay for a night.

 

After reaching Kalga we cross the dense forest of Kalga and start trekking down further towards Barshaini Dam to reach Barshaini Bus Stand. We board the bus after reaching Barshaini and reach Kasol.

 

The trip ends over here, biddig adieu to the beautiful valleys, and beautiful people you met in past few days.   

Inclusion

  • Meals (Breakfast and Dinner)

  • Experienced Guide

  • Bonfire

  • Accommodations in Rooms and Tents

Exclusion

  • Backpack Offloading

  • Any other food expense other than Breakfast and Dinner

  • Cost of treatment of any accidental injury before, during, and after the trek.

  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Things to carry-

  • Torch/Head Lamp

  • Trekking Shoes

  • Pair of Slippers

  • Backpack

  • Personal Medical Kit

  • Poncho/Raincoat

  • Valid ID Cards (ADHAAR CARD or VOTER CARD or DRIVING LICENSE)

  • 1 Passport photograph

  • Mask and Sanitizer

  • 2 Trek Pants

  • Sunscreen, Water Bottle, Towel

  • Soap, Toilet Paper

  • Printed Medical form and Declaration form issued by The Happy Trekkers.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation about the booking via e-mail within 24 hours of successful booking. In case a customer has not received any e-mail from us on booking confirmation post 24 hours, he/she can reach us at thehappytrekkers@gmail.com or can also call us at 8759990845.

  • In case we find that there are no slots available for a certain date, the customer will be given the option to reschedule to some other date or cancel the trek with full refund to their source account within next 10 business days.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made within the last 7 days before the start of the trek, 30% of the total tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

  • If cancellations are made within the last 5 days before the start of the trek, 50% of the tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, the trek might get cancelled. In such cases, operators will try their best to provide an alternate date or alternate trek to the customer. However, a cash refund will not be applicable for the same, customer can book some other tours for some other dates. 

  • In case a customer wants to reschedule a date, he or she can do that by simply dropping a mail at thehappytrekkers@gmail.com

Refund Policy

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

  • All the applicable refund will be done in the customer's source account.