After a 14 km trek from Tosh, part of it will make you realize that getting your rucksack along for the trek can be a huge mistake, but don’t feel that way. Kheerganga’s pictorial skies and vast greenery are a much-needed delight to the eyes and especially the tired legs. It’s not just the destination though. Enroute to Kheerganga, you will cross many waterfalls and bridges on one of the tremendous river flowing beneath it. It’s crashing sound might instill some fear and also love into your heart about how strong and beautiful mother nature really can be. Once you get to the top though, there is nothing that feels better than a hot spring bath after walking 14 km. Trust me, nothing!!
2. MANTALAI LAKE TREK
The root and origin of the “The Great and Powerful Parvati River” Mantalai Lake Trek. Mantalai lake trek falls on the way to Pin Parvati Pass, and the pass connects the luxuriant and verdant Parvati valley on the Kullu side with the Pin valley on the Spiti side. With every bow in your path offers yet another picture perfect view of the distant snow capped peaks. If you continue east from Mantalai lake, you can cross to the great trekking routes that are Pin-Parvati Pass and reach Spiti. Each fresh peak ascended says a story of its own.
3. PARVATI VALLEY
Parvati Valley is a beautiful little lower Himalayan valley in the Kullu District that can be reached through a small diversion from the highway heading to Manali. The Pin Parvati valley trek is one of the most captivating and challenging trekking trails in India. The Parvati Valley is very near to Kasol, which has become a reasonably big town due to high tourist influx. The lure of the nature has made this place highly popular among the millennial travellers including students and white collar workers.
4. SAR PASS TREK
Offering a range of activities for trekkers, Sar Pass trek snuggles in the perfect lands of Parvati Valley. The trek starting from Kasol serves as an Eden for the trek lovers from all around the world. If you are looking for something exquisite yet comfortable, Sar Pass Trek is a perfect destination to begin your trek journey. The Sar Pass is in Parvati Valley of Kasol, a beautiful Himachali village near Manali. Sar Pass Trek route will take you on the journey through serene meadows, waterfalls and peaceful Himalayan villages. The view of snow-capped peaks makes Sar Pass review always one of the best amongst all Himachal high altitude treks.
5. CHALAL VILLAGE
Rest and acclimatize in Chalal village
Being known for the old heritage charm, Chalal village is a 30-minute casual walk from Kasol; this village is located on the banks of river Parvati. It can only be approached by foot from the town of Kasol by crossing a cable suspended bridge that has been built over the free-flowing river – Parvati river. Not over yet, one shouldn’t miss the signs of the roaring river, tall gazing trees and the rural household. People love to do camping, partying, trekking as it adds to the pleasure that this village offers. It is one of best places near Kasol to visit, where one can enjoy warm hospitality rather than going through obstacles of other cities.
6. TIRTHAN VALLEY
Blessed with immense beauty, Tirthan Valley is a gateway to the Great Himalayan National Park that borrows its name from Tirthan river. It rises from the bitter cold glacial lake set in the interior of the Great Himalayan National Park in the southeast of Kullu. One will be greeted with orchards of trees loaded with apples, apricots, almonds and fields of the cereals and vegetables. People love to go for trout fishing, rock climbing, trekking and river crossing. In the end, this valley will relieve you from all pains and bruises with streams of fresh water along with your way. Trekking shouldn’t be just a tour; it should be a tale.
Malana- The village of Taboos, is an ancient Indian village popularly known for “Malana Cream”, the most expensive hashish in the Amsterdam. It is a tiny village fully amidst with lush green and shimmering snow-capped mountains of the Parvati Valley. One will be greeted by shades of greenery and a river flow that adds to the charm of the beauty. The villagers show full concern about the environment, burning of wood, hunting of wild animals, even fixing of a nail on a tree is not allowed. In the end, it is not wrong to say that Malana is a village more for travellers and backpackers and less for tourists.
Widely known for its hot springs and pilgrimage centres, Manikaran is considered holy for Hindus and Sikhs. Manikaran is located in the Parvati Valley on river Parvati, located about 4.5 km from Kasol. Purely dedicated with temples of Lord Shiva and Gurudwara of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, there is no end to nature’s magic in and around Manikaran. Moreover, the market consists of Tibetan products which undoubtedly attracts people. The best part is that one can visit Manikaran anytime as it enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year having remarkably curative powers of hot springs.