Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Highest Altitude: ~ 10,000 feet
Temperature: -3 – 8°C
Start Day from Location:
|April – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th|
|May – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th|
|June – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th|
About the trek:
The Kasol-Grahan-Tosh circuit, a perfect getaway for beginners looking for an adventurous trek in the lower Himalayas. The trek is widely popular for its dense pine forests, natural hot water springs, the Grahan waterfall, lush flora, and fauna, etc. Grahan gives the travelers an opportunity for a peaceful retreat without any of the humdrum of typical civilization. One of the most unique things about Grahan is how secluded it is. Not a lot of people know about this small village and there is also not a lot of information to go around. Coming to this place will ensure that you have some brilliant memories that cannot be tarnished by time.
Day 1: Kasol – Manikaran/Challal
Upon reaching Kasol, check-in at The Hosteller Kasol at 11 AM. Located 5 minutes away from the city center, The Hosteller Kasol offers a serene mountain view, comfortable rooms, and various local experiences. After settling down, one can walk down to Kasol village for grabbing delicious Israeli or local food. Our trip coordinator would then meet you at the city center for a fun day out which would include a river walk, a trip to the charming village of Challal and the Manikaran gurudwara tour. Once back, one can enjoy with other travelers around the bonfire or can make themselves comfortable in the cozy rooms. A delicious vegetarian dinner is served in The Hosteller cafe around 9 PM. One can also register for Jungle walk at the reception (timing: 10 PM – 12 midnight).
Day 2: Kasol – Grahan
Post breakfast around 9 AM, put on the hiking shoes as we leave for Grahan trek (around 10 KM from Kasol). Our highly experienced local trek guide awaits at the reception to start the trek. Grahan trek, almost parallel to the riverside, is one of the most beautiful short treks in the Parvati valley. One cannot miss the mesmerizing sights while traversing through dense pine forests, hidden waterfalls and lush green paddy fields, all while being privy to surreal views of the lower Himalayas. Post reaching Grahan and pitching the tents, one can visit the waterfall, local temple or the village. A delicious vegetarian dinner (around the bonfire) sums up the day for a peaceful night under the twinkling sky.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Grahan – Tosh
After breakfast, at around 9.30 am we will begin our journey to Tosh. A short trek to the picturesque village of Tosh will be accompanied by splendid views of the Parvati valley and multiple photo opportunities. Upon crossing an old-timey wooden bridge, we shall enter the town of Tosh. A delightful town full of charming cottages and cafes, Tosh will keep you mesmerized for the whole day. We shall be staying at a local homestay.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Tosh – Kasol
What can be a better morning than waking up in the last village of the Parvati valley? Located at one extreme edge and an altitude of approximately 7900 feet, Tosh is truly blessed with nature’s abundance. Post the breakfast, one can choose to laze around in the comfortable homestay, visit the local village or the nearby waterfall. Later, check out from Tosh around 11 AM to reach back to Kasol. The trip ends here. You have the whole day to explore Kasol’s local markets and surrounding areas before the bus leaves for Delhi at around 7 pm.
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The Unseen Trail comprises of one day in Kasol and Grahan each. This is an extremely good choice for first-time trekkers wanting to experience hiking in the lower Himalayas. The trek is widely popular for its dense pine forests, natural hot water springs, Grahan waterfall, lush flora, and fauna, etc. Grahan gives the travelers an opportunity for a peaceful retreat without any of the humdrum of typical civilization. One of the most unique things about Grahan is how secluded it is. Not a lot of people know about this small village and there is also not a lot of information to go around. Coming to this place will ensure that you have some brilliant memories that cannot be tarnished by time. A short hike ahead of the village leads to the Pir Panjal mountain range, which is a great thing to do if you have spare time on your hands.
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33B Mansarovar, Sector 61, Noida, U.P
Mon – Sun: 09:00 to 17:00
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