Explore The Hippie In You: Visit Kasol-Kheerganga
Being a traveler, I always like to do a different adventure. An adventure is something that surprises you with thrill and excitement. Recently, I did my Kasol-Kheerganga adventure trip from which I got to explore the hippie inside me. The best part of this adventure was I made new friends.
I already knew that Kasol is an amazing place mainly known for its hippie culture and Marijuana. Kasol showcases the splendid beauty of nature and mountains. It is nestled in the alluring Parvati Valley in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. So, a trip to Kasol was a mandatory one.
I planned a solo trip to Kasol- Kheerganga, took all my travel stuff, and got ready for the trip. In the evening, I took the double-decker train from Jaipur and reached Delhi. Taking a small meal break at a Dhaba, I took a train to Bhuntar town from Delhi and reached there early morning. Kasol is only 30km from Bhuntar town. I hired a cab and reached Kasol.
As we all know that Kasol-Kheerganga is a 3 days trip or known as a perfect weekend getaway. I am an avid explorer, so, I wanted to explore the core of every corner of the place. I reached Kasol and took rest for a while at the campsite. After taking rest, I moved out to explore the village on my own.
Kasol is scenic and beautiful, the very first thing which you feel is the smoky air mix of marijuana and forests smell. And the second thing is the Israeli crowd. A lot of cafes, sightseeing places, colorful markets, small houses, and many more. The locals are selling handicrafts, boho stone jewelry, beautifully carved chillums & hukkas, bags, and printed trippy clothes. I had my lunch at the famous evergreen cafe which has amazing ambiance and scenic site. For the first time, I tried Israeli cuisine and it was lip-smacking. The amazing views of the foggy mountains and lush green all around were unforgettable.
By the evening, I came back to the campsite, had my hot healthy dinner, and slipped into my tent to sleep.
Waking up to the alluring sunrise, was so relaxing and soothing. I got ready, had my breakfast, and got into my trekking shoes to start the adventure.
The total trek distance of the Kasol-Kheerganga trek is 12km and starts Barshaini. It took 5-6 hours, to reach Barshaini from Kasol.
The trek started and I took gentle steps in starting, unaware of the fact that the trail will be going not to be nice with me. The trek passes through steep climb, thick forests of oak & pines, gushing waterfalls, and scenic vistas of lush green mountains. The first break I took on the trek was at Rudranag waterfalls, a serpent-shaped waterfall flowing in between from the lofty mountains to make you relax and calm. After spending a quite good time at the waterfalls, we moved again on the trail thick forests of pines again fall back on the route. After so much of easy to moderate trekking, I finally reached Kheerganga- the surreal and divine beauty of nature.
The views from the top were astounding and amazing. The highlight of the trek is the hot springs. I stayed in the camps and watched the sunset. Later, I captured the views in my camera and spend my night under the star-glazed night.
The next morning, I took a dip into the hot waters of Kheerganga and relaxed. The locals believe that the hot water pool is sacred and has some healing properties in it. Well, I guess they are somewhere right as the hot water will at least save you from the chilling winds. After the soothing and refreshing bath, It was the time to trek back to Barshaini. This time the trek was not so harsh on me. The steep climbs and gradual ascent-descents were normal. Though I get a lot of bruises and cramps during the trek.
After reaching Barshaini, I explored the nearby villages like Pulga, Malana, Tosh, etc. The Parvati valley is full of surprises. Beautiful hamlets, scenic surroundings, and trippy vibes all over my Kasol trip was an amazing one. A short trek took me to Kasol again, where I said goodbye to this wonderful adventure.
My Kasol-Kheerganga adventure was an exciting and amazing one. I remember each and every corner of the place I visited there. The great landscapes and alluring beauty of the place had stayed in my heart forever. Traveling always gives experiences, a chance to explore and observe nature. Do some exciting adventures in your life and make memories.
As a traveler, what I want is the right tour operator that will make my trip a hassle-free and amazing one. I chose Banbanjara, the best in terms of reviews and prices. Kasol-Kheerganga trek adventure is a must-do.
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