WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS TREK?
Parvati valley is located on the steep side of a hill town called Bhuntar. Even though there are many little villages and hamlets surrounding the area, the three most well known are Kheerganaga, Kasol, and Tosh. The unseen trail to Grahan village, on the other hand, is secluded and very serene. It is an ideal weekend getaway for people looking for total isolation in this beautiful valley. Housing not more than 30 traditional Himachali houses, Grahan village falls en route to the mighty Sar Pass trek and is one of the hidden gems travelers in the Parvati valley.
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.
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TREK
Day 1: Kasol – Manikaran
Upon reaching Kasol, after a tiring journey, we will 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, you can walk down to Kasol village to grab delicious local food or check out the nearby attractions. Our trip coordinator will then meet you at the city center for a 3 hour Manikaran Gurudwara tour. Once back, you can bond with other travelers around the bonfire or can make yourselves comfortable in the cozy rooms. A delicious vegetarian dinner will be served at The Hosteller cafe around 9 PM. You can also register for a jungle walk at the reception (timing: 10 PM – 12 midnight).
Meals: Dinner only.
Day 2: Kasol – Grahan
Post breakfast around 9 AM, we will be packing up and heading towards the Grahan trek (around 10 KM from Kasol). Our highly experienced local trek guide will guide you throughout the hike. Grahan trek, almost parallel to the riverside, is one of the most beauitful short treks in the Parvati valley. Coursing through numerous dense forests, open grazing spaces and a plethora of flora and fauna. Every place you put your foot on will offer a picture worth taking. Post reaching the homestay in Grahan and settling down, you can visit the waterfall, local temple or the village. A delicious vegeterian dinner (around a bonfire) will ensue.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner.
Day 3: Grahan – Kasol
The day shall begin early with breakfast served at 8 AM. Post breakfast, our trek guide will take you further ahead from Grahan in search of fresh snow. We can guarantee that you will not be able to get enough of the sensational views this trail has to offer. Having spent a few hours in Grahan, we will be descending down to Kasol along with the trek guide. The trip ends here.
Meals: Breakfast only.
Meals & stay as mentioned in the itinerary.
Camping & trekking equipment.
Expert trek leader and guide.
Forest permit charges.
Lunch on all days.
Any personal expenses and needs.
Any unforeseen fees/costs due to natural causes.
Trekking equipment like trekking shoes, hiking pole etc.
Comfortable clothing and raincoat.
Warm woolen clothes (depending upon the season).
Items like knife, lighter, torch, power banks, notebook, pen etc.
Camera or any other photography/videography equipment (personal decision).
All disclosure form (shared by The Hosteller).
Q: What is the best time to do this trek in the year?
A: March – December.
Q: What is the difficulty level of this trek?
A: This trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers.
Q: What should I pack?
A: Refer to our “Things to carry” section.
Q: Would I need to buy camping equipment and accessories?
A: No, you don’t need to buy anything except items listed in “Things to carry” section.
Q: Who would lead us on the trek?
A: Our highly experienced local guides would lead the trek.
Q: How would the weather be during the trek?
A: March – June (Bright & Sunny)
July – August (Sunny & Rainy)
September – October (Bright & Sunny)
November – December (Snowy).
Q: What all activities would be involved apart from trekking?
A: Apart from trekking, you would also be learning how to set up your camps, lighting a bonfire, jungle survival techniques, stargazing and much more.
Q: How do I pack?
A: We recommend you to pack light while trekking. Keep essentials in a small backpack and leave the rest of the luggage at the base location.
Region: Parvati Valley, HP
Best Time to Visit: October – June
Avg. Temp: 22 C (Daytime) – 8 C (Nightime)
Famous for: Cafes, Trekking, Adventure, Weekend getaways
ATM: Kasol, Manikaran (Carry enough cash due to the shortage of ATMs)
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport (30 KM)
Nearest railway station: Chandigarh (250 KM)
Nearest bus stop: Bhuntar (30 KM)
Day 1: Kasol
Day 2: Grahan
Day 3: Trip Ends
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Cancellations made 7 days before the start date of the trip will attract 50% of booking value as cancellation fees.
Cancellations made within 3 days before the start date of the trip will attract 100% of booking value cancellation fees.
In the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.
Refunds would be made through bank transfer and would be processed within 5-7 working days