Kaso(u)led: Must-try Treks in Kasol for a soul searching experience!
Updated: Oct 16, 2021
Also known as Mini Israel, Kasol is also a Backpacker's paradise! In fact, Kasol is the origin of many trek routes - both long and short. Hence, let us look at some of the best treks you must try in Kasol :
A man enjoying the beautiful snow - clad mountains in Kasol
The Kheerganga Trek is one of the easiest treks and is among the best treks in Kasol for beginners. Located in the heart of the Parvati Valley, Kheerganga offers more than just mountains and valleys. Kheerganga is also believed to be a magical land where Lord Shiva was believed to have meditated for thousands of years. This great Himalayan hideout can be accessed in 2 routes, a daring Rudranag route and an easy Kalga- Pulga route. Whether it is the beautiful milky white streams or the majestic panoramic views - this trek is sure to captivate you with its elegance!
Duration: 3-4 hours
The best time for Kheerganga Trek is from April to October.
A beautiful valley you come across trekking in Kasol
The Malana Trek might be a short trek route but it definitely a daring one and isn’t any less than the others. The trek ends at a steep village called Malana located at an altitude of 10000 ft above sea level. The enticing views the trek provides from the top of the village make you feel like going back to the place again and again! Hence, it is among the treks you must try in Kasol.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Malana is accessible all year round. However, for snow, one must visit this place in the winter months of December, January, and February.
Waichin Valley Trek
Waichin valley in it's supreme beauty
Free from the daily buzz and chaotic city life, Waichin Valley offers the peace and tranquillity that most of us seek. The Waichin Valley lives up to its name of The Magic Valley and is sure to entangle you in its mysterious spell. Surrounded by the Pir Panjal mountain range and the dense pine forests make Waichi valley truly a trekkers paradise. To conclude, this trek route is one of the best offbeat treks in Kasol.
Duration: 1-2 hours
The best time to visit the Waichin Valley is from the end of August to November.
Tosh Valley Trek
The lush greens of Tosh to cheer your soul
The Tosh Valley Trek is another short trek starting from Barshaini and ends in Kasol. The place will surely leave you awestruck. The lush green forests, chirping birds, snow-capped mountains, and the burbling of crystal clear Tosh River and valleys are sure to make you addicted to trekking and hiking!. The rather calm environment of the Paravati valley adds to the tranquillizing element of your trekking journey.
Tosh Valley is accessible all year round. For snow, the best time to visit Tosh valley is from December to February.
Rasol Valley Trek
The snow clad mountains of Rasol valley
Rasol Valley is a beautiful hamlet located in the picturesque Parvati valley in Himachal Pradesh. The trek offers such a peaceful atmosphere that one can even listen to his heartbeat while trekking! Hence, this trek offers what every backpacker seeks - tranquillity and closeness to nature!. The pine trees that line up on either side welcome and embrace every trekker's senses. The steep trekking trail makes the experience a challenging one.
Distance: 8km (one way)
Duration: 2-3 hours
The best time to do the Rasol Valley trek is from April to December.
Sar Pass Trek
A slice of heaven
The Sar Pass Trek is one of those treks that offers more than you can imagine. If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding trekking spot then this is it. The uneven extreme terrains, the lush green meadows, the snow-capped mountains, the picturesque hamlets, the rhododendron fields - the Sar Pass Trek is one for the memory album! The ethereal views from the Sar Pass will surely make you forget all your problems!. The beauty of the Parvati valley paves its way indeed among the best treks in Kasol!
Distance: 25 km
Duration: 5-6 days
The best time to do the Sar Pass Trek is from April to June
A calmly flowing river in Chalal
Trekking to a place where it feels like a slice of heaven just fell to earth. Chalal is a place every nature lover would love to go. The beautiful and peaceful villages tucked in snow-covered mountains will capture your heart. This isolated place is connected with a ropeway from Kasol. The pine trees and the cafes make Chalal a perfect happening trekking spot.
Pin Parvati pass
People trekking in Pin parvati
This is one of the most exciting yet challenging trekking routes you will see in Kasol. Starting from the enthralling Parvati valley and ending in the Pin Valley National park makes it the most challenging route where even experts take few months of preparation to conquer the mighty mountains. To make the most out of the trip, it is better to hire a porter and a guide, so trekking in groups will be a better option.
This is no place for newbies, it is a place for the daring.
*mentioned trek distances are for one-way only
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