Dates: Every Thursday
Duration: 3 Nights – 4 Days
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Highest Altitude: ~ 10,000 feet
Temperature: -3 – 8°C
Start Day from Location:
|Every Thursday (ex-Kasol)|
|April – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th|
|May – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th|
|June – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th|
The KTK circuit, a perfect getaway for beginners looking for an adventurous trek in the lower Himalayas, is widely popular for its dense pine forests, natural hot water springs (Manikaran & Kheerganga), waterfalls (Rudranag), short hikes, serene villages (Kalga, Pulga, Tulga) and the valley’s natural beauty. The crisp mountain air coupled with delicious Himachali & Israeli food with the smell of burning herbs coursing through the otherwise unpolluted air makes Kasol the so-called “Amsterdam of India”. One should also take a short hike to Malana from Kasol to experience the centuries-old local Malana culture.
Upon reaching Kasol, after a tiring journey, check-in at The Hostel in Kasol at 11 AM. Located 5 minutes away from the city center, The Hostel in 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 3-hour 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).
Post breakfast around 9 AM, one should put on the hiking shoes and leave for Barsheni village (around 22 KM from Kasol). Our highly experienced local trek guide awaits at Barsheni to take one to Rudranag (takes around 4 hours) traversing through dense pine forests, enjoying serene views and sharing local facts. Post reaching the campsite in Rudranag and settling down, one can visit Rudranag waterfall, local temple or the village. A delicious vegetarian dinner (around the bonfire) sums up the day for a peaceful night under a million stars.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
The day begins early with breakfast served at 8 AM. Post breakfast, our trek guide takes you to Kheerganga (around 3 hours from the campsite). Kheerganga, the most popular place to be in the Parvati valley, definitely leaves many travelers speechless. Known for its natural hot water springs, one must definitely take a dive in the hot water pool in Kheerganga to feel hot and cold, at the same time, literally. For photographers, Kheerganga offers much more than mountain selfies. Having spent a few hours in Kheerganga, one should descend down to Barsheni along with the trek guide to reach Tosh homestay. A delicious vegetarian dinner sums up the tiring yet a wonderful trekking day.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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.
If you are anywhere near McleodGanj, then the Triund trek is a must do on the list. Skipping this would be like eating popcorn without butter. The trek starts from the vibrant Tibetian town of McleodGanj, makes its way through beautiful oak and rhododendron forests and finally opens up to the large open expanse of the Triund Hilltop. If the views of the entire Kangra valley are not enough to satiate you, just pitch a tent and wait till the sun drops. It will take your jaw with it. Believe us!
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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