WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS TREK?
Parvati valley, located in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, draws its name from the Parvati river flowing through the valley. Encompassing various villages, Kasol, Tosh and Kheerganga are the three most known places to visit by a traveller. A 3-day trip to the Parvati, recommended for the first timers, starts from Kasol and offers short treks to Tosh and Kheerganga.
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 travellers 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.
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TREK
Day 1: Kasol – Manikaran/Challal
Upon reaching Kasol, check-in at The Hosteller Kasol at 11 AM. Located 5 minutes away from the city centre, 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 centre 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 travellers 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 mesmerising 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 mesmerised 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.
Meals & stay as mentioned in the itinerary
Camping & trekking equipment
Expert trek leader and guide
First aid and emergency assistance (if needed)
Forest permit charges
Lunch on all days
Local transfers (Bhuntar – Kasol – Bhuntar)
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-Manikaran/Challal
Day 2: Kasol-Grahan
Day 3: Grahan-Tosh
Day 4: Tosh-Kasol(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