Kasol is an amazing place to visit and is located in Himachal Pradesh. It has many features and things to do ranging from trekking to visiting a mysterious village to a nice food tour. Do check out the article to know more about Kasol.
Trek to Kheerganga
Kheerganga is located in Himachal Pradesh. From Delhi you must start heading towards Bhuntar, which is a famous place. From Bhuntar the local cab or taxi will take you to Kasol. If you are traveling in your own vehicle, make sure you travel during daytime considering the trickiness of the path. So Kasol Trek starts from Barshaini. There are 3 routes to go – 2 routes start from Barshaini and the other one starts from Tosh. You can start from Barshaini and go to Kalga. The trek from Kalga to Kheerganga takes 9 kilometers. There are waterfalls in the midst that you must cross to reach the top. It would take around 3-4 hours for you to reach the top. There are many camps even at the top. So you can do a trek along with a nice camping trip on the top. And do not miss taking a bath in the famous hot water spring on the top.
Hot springs at Manikaran Sahib
Manikaran Sahib is located in Parvati Valley, which is 6 kilometers away from Kasol main square, Himachal Pradesh. It is approximately 1750 meters above sea level. Many tourists especially come here to see and enjoy the hot water springs. People believe that these waters have the ability to treat skin diseases and many other bodily pains. Even during the heavy snowfall these waters still boil to form hot water. There are many stories and legends regarding the making of Langar with this hot water spring. Even today many tourists try to boil the raw rice in this water. So do visit to get that experience of spiritual and mental peace.
Pin Parvati Pass trek
It is an incredible mountain pass in Himachal Pradesh and is at around 17500 feet above sea level. It is a popular trek because once you cross the valley you will experience a complete change in landscape of the region as the mountain slopes turned into barren lands. It is a moderately difficult pass to trek. Since it is a challenging trek, it is recommended mainly for experienced trekkers. You must try to acclimatize with the weather and climate of the region in order to start the trek. It is a whole 10 day trek starting from Barshaini Dam. Kheerganga would be the first campsite to stay. From Kheerganga you will be moving towards Tundabujh, which is an easy walk. But from Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan is a bit adventurous. Paradise Gaht point is a tricky one to cross. This is how the next couple of places like Pandav Bridge, Mantalai and Kaza need to be crossed in order to reach Pin Parvathi. So the trail is a bit challenging and adventurous with many ups and downs.
Kasol is famous for Italian and Israeli food and has a lot of Cafes nearby. Some of the popular cafes are Moon Dance Cafe, The Evergreen Cafe, Little Italy, Shamdo Momos, Paradise Hill Resort and many more . The cuisines like Shakshuka, an Israeli dish, Chicken Cheese Pizza, Spinach Mushroom Lasagna, Nutella Pancake, Chicken Hot Pot Sizzler, Steamed Momos etc would make your mouth watering and finger licking. If you were to visit Kasol then do consider having some Italian and Israeli food along with the stunning view all around.
Malana Village Tour
Malana Village is one of the oldest villages to follow democracy in the world, which is located in Himachal Pradesh. You can reach Malana from Jari Village and then it will take you to Nalang. From Narang it takes 4-5 kilometers to reach Malana. Then trek the 4 kilometers trek to finally reach the Malana village. It is said that they are the descendents of Alexander, the great. They consider themselves superior to the whole world and they do not allow anyone to touch their temples or their homes. It is completely isolated from mainstream society and for some time now even Kullu people were unaware of this village. But it is now popular for it being an isolated village. It is also famous for its Malana Cream, which is used as Hashish. Many houses here are made of wood. So do pay the visit to Malana Village but also be careful with the place.
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