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The

Hippie

Trail

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QUICK INFO

Batches : 11th Jan – 14th Jan

Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Highest Altitude:  ~ 10,000 feet

Temperature: -3 – 8°C

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WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS TREK?

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.

Tread the path most beloved by the original hippies of Himachal

EVERYTHING YOU WANT 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 cosy 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).

Meals: Dinner

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: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS:

Meals & stay as mentioned in the itinerary.

  Camping & trekking equipment.

  Expert trek leader and guide.

  Forest permit charges.

First aid (if necessary).

EXCLUSIONS:

Lunch on all days.

Local transfers (Bhuntar – Kasol – Bhuntar).

Any personal expenses and needs.

Any unforeseen fees/costs due to natural causes or government policies.

Waterproof backpack.

  Trekking equipment like trekking shoes, hiking pole etc.

Water bottles.

Re-hydration packets.

  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).

  Personal ID.

 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.

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DETAILED INFO

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

CONNECTIVITY

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)

          BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Kasol – Manikaran

Day 2: Kasol – Grahan

Day 3: Grahan – Tosh

Day 4: Tosh – Kasol

WHY US

We aim to create authentic memories for every traveller looking for a bit more than just a vacation. Our hostels in India, are themed on inspirations drawn from our city’s history, locals, behavioural patterns as well as maintaining modern & safety standards, all along.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

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