Kheerganga trek A Perfect Detailed Guide

1. Plan For A Hiking Trip

On the first day of your journey, if you are interested in experiencing adventure, you may enjoy the excitement of hiking. There are many locations to explore around Kheer Ganga, but if you don’t want to spend too much time exploring them, take a leisurely stroll along these simple pathways.

  1. Enjoy Staying In A Homestay

While staying in a hotel will always provide you with comfort and all of the necessary as well as luxurious facilities, staying in a homestay during your vacation to Kheer Ganga will present you with an entirely different level of global experience. The KheerGanga trip includes numerous tiny villages with a variety of accommodation choices for visitors.

  1. While on a trek in Kheer Ganga, give your legs a break.

While on your hiking paths, you will undoubtedly be mesmerised by the vistas of the eye-catching and colourful settlements. While walking, you may take a break at Naktan and rest for an hour or two while taking in the sights. There are two reasons why you might want to come to a halt then.. For starters, Naktan is right in the centre of your trip, so if you become weary of walking, you can stop here and relax for a little. This place is also known for its watermelon juice and noodles.

Kheer Ganga Trek – Planning And Route

Although Himachal tourism is well-organized, travelling to Kheer Ganga is not straightforward, necessitating careful planning and iteration, which can be calculated using the Kheerganga trek map.

The travel may be divided into two parts:

Pathankot, the nearest railhead, is 150 kilometres away from Bhuntar. By road, we recommend Delhi-Chandigarh-Mandi-Bhuntar. After 6p.m.  regular machine services depart from Delhi.

Barshaini can be reached by local bus from Bhuntar, although a private cab would set you back INR 900–1,000. If you have the time, avoid getting a cab. Take a machine from Bhuntar to Manikaran (36 kilometres in 90 seconds) and from Manikaran to Barshani (36 kilometres in 90 minutes) (18 km in 40 minutes). The last bus from Barshaini to Bhuntar leaves at 5:00 p.m. A shared cab from Manikaran may be beneficial if you’re on a tight schedule. On average, they charge between INR 75 and INR 100 per person.

Rudra Nag (13 km) This is a steep ascent with spectacular lookouts; ideal for shutterbugs.

Enroute Kalga To Kheer Ganga

A dozen really welcoming house stays are available for a pittance here.The chef, who is generally the owner, acts like a sophisticated waiter, serving anything from cool teas and Chinese platters to Israeli and indigenous Himachali food.

Easy to Moderate Difficulty

  1. 2 day duration
  2. At Kheerganga, the highest point is 2960 metres.
  3. Kasol / Barshaini is the starting point.
  4. The ideal months to visit are April to June, September, and October.
  5. Total Trekking Distance: 12 km in one direction
  6. Budget: 2000–3000 rupees (depending on the itinerary)

To go to Kheerganga, you must first travel to Kasol, either by car or by public transportation. You will drive from Kasol to Barshaini and begin your hike from there.

One of the elements that draws hikers and backpackers to Kheerganga is the region’s simple accessibility and year-round connection. Kasol is one of Himachal’s most famous tourist spots, and getting there is not difficult. It is accessible by road throughout the year, and public transportation is provided on a regular basis.

Day 1 – Kasol

This is the day you will arrive at Kasol. You have the option of staying in Kasol or Chalal. Chalal is a great option if you’re on a budget or seeking a less busy location. It’s only a short distance from Kasol, and you can simply walk there.

Day 2 – Kasol to Kheerganga

Stay the night in one of these locations and leave early the next day towards Kheerganga. Starting as early as 6 or 7 a.m., by the first light of the day, is highly recommended. The overall hiking distance is around 11 kilometres, and it will take approximately 5-6 hours to complete. Starting early ensures that you get to Kheerganga on time and have the rest of the evening to explore and enjoy yourself.

Starting in the middle of the day isn’t a good idea. It indicates you’re putting yourself at risk of running out of daylight while still on the trail. If the time is beyond 11 a.m., it is better to spend the night in Kasol and attempt Kheerganga the next day.

Kasol to Barshaini

Your first stop will be at Barshaini, the trek’s beginning point. Regardless of how you arrived in Kasol, you should take a bus or shared taxi to Barshaini, or a private taxi if you have a large party. If you arrive by vehicle or motorcycle, I recommend keeping it parked at the Kasol hotel.

Barshaini to Kheerganga

To go to Kheerganga, you can use one of two routes. The first path passes via Nakthan Village, while the second passes through Kalga Village.

Shortly after crossing Barshaini, you’ll come to a bridge that will determine which path you’ll follow. If you turn left after the bridge, you will pass through Nakthan Village. If you turn right, you’ll end up in Kalga.

Via Nakthan

The path through Nakthan is the most popular since it is shorter and is preferred by the bulk of trekkers. This is, however, the more challenging of the two options. The route climbs gradually at first, then gets quite steep before easing back out.

You’ll reach the famed Rudranag Temple a few kilometres after leaving Nakthan Village. One of the reasons why people like this route is because of its gorgeous waterfall. There are two large eateries in the area that offer full dinners as well as home stays. I didn’t see it, but I believe Rudranag also has a Dharamshala for pilgrims.

Take a rest, relax, and then resume walking. You’ll come to a river Parvati bridge a little while after Rudranag. Following the bridge, you will begin a tough uphill climb that will leave you gasping for air, especially if this is your first walk. If you wish to take a break before commencing the tough climb, there is a dhaba at the bridge.

The second path from Barshaini through Kalga joins the one from Nakthan at this point. From here on forth, there is just one track that leads to Kheerganga.

Because it is the more common route, the whole path via Nakthan is well-marked, and you should have no trouble finding your way.

 

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