Himachal Pradesh is always a bliss state for trekkers and travelers. With great scenic vistas, the place is a paradise for every traveler and backpacker. Parvati valley is one of the beautiful destinations to explore and experience the beauty of nature.
Planning a trip to Kheerganga is a great idea to spend your weekend. The trip will offer you a lot apart from the unforgettable experience. Kheerganga, an amazing spot lies in the far end of the alluring Parvati Valley. It is perched at an elevation of 2,960m and known as a spiritual spot among Hindu and Sikh Pilgrims. Kheerganga Trek is a great escape from the hustle-bustle of the urban cities.
To start this trek one has to reach Kasol. If you planning to do this trek just after winters then be carefully the melting ice will make the path slippery. A short drive from Kasol will take you to Barshaini, a quaint hamlet near Kasol from where the trek officially begins. The trek will take you through dense forests, steep climbs, unique variety of flora & fauna, waterfalls, alongside the Parvati valley. The uphill walk to Kheerganga seems easy but it is a moderate one.
After reaching the top to the lush green meadow, you will catch the magnificent views of the mighty snow-clad Himalayas, and dark green beauty of forests. The clear blue skies and soothing environment will make you stop and admire the serene beauty of nature. Pitching the tent at the top will take your trip to the next level.
The highlight of the trek is the famous hot springs of Kheerganga. A dip into the blissful Jacuzzi is mandatory to relax and release your trek fatigue. The locals and pilgrims believe that the water has some sacred healing property. The soothing and tranquil surroundings will bound you and tell you not to leave this place.
Staying at the top in the tents and experiencing the most alluring stargazed nights of your life. The twinkling stars on the dark clouds are shinning like sparkles and glitters. Sleeping under the skies is the best experience you can cherish for a lifetime.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to do a trip to Kheerganga is in the months of April to June and September to March. If you are a snow lover then visit this spiritual place in winter months for a better and incredible experience.
In summers, the temperature remains pleasant and the sun shines a little brighter. Do not forget to carry your sunscreen and sunglasses.
In winters, the temperature drops down in negative and you will experience snowfall. Take proper trekking gear and hike safe.
How To Reach
Kasol is the nearest place to Kheerganga. You can reach either Kasol or Barshaini to start the trek.
Take a direct bus from Delhi and get down to Bhuntar town. Then, get another local bus or taxi and reach Barshaini.
You can also drive from Delhi to Kasol and start the trek to Kheerganga either from Kasol or Barshaini.
The nearest railhead is the Joginder Nagar which is located 143km from Kasol. Take a direct train and reach Kasol by taking a local bus or cab from the railway station.
Take a direct flight from Delhi to Bhuntar airport in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is almost 31km from Kasol.
Some Useful Travel Tips:
– Hire a good tour operator for your trip.
– Try to explore the small places and nearby places.
– Don’t be a bore, interact with other group members, local village people.
– Carry all the essential things in your backpack.
– Do not litter. Keep the surroundings clean and green.
– Be careful and trek safely.
– Always carry a water bottle and eatables with you.
– If you are a beginner then take adequate breaks and stay hydrated.
– Always carry a first aid kit in your bag.
– Listen to your trek leader. Do not misbehave.
– Learn, observe, and explore the surroundings.
Kheerganga will amaze you by its amazing natural beauty, star-studded skies, fresh breezes, magical mountain views, and hot springs. You will remember your trip to Kheerganga forever. It is a perfect weekend getaway that will take you to the best of nature.
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