Parvati Valley (7N/8D)

Parvati Valley

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We're going to the hills. We hope you leave the city version of you behind. 

Let us give you a little idea of how we at Vagabond Experiences do group trips. First of all, we don’t do ‘tour operators’. Every group will be accompanied by an 'Experience Manager' (AKA. EM). EMs are trained to do one job; help you have a comfortable, safe, and fulfilling experience. 

Through the ages, the mountains have been a getaway for many a traveller. But, this valley holds a special place amidst them. Parvati is home to many small villages, some ancient cultures, and an abundance of natural beauty. Honestly speaking, a lifetime might not be enough to explore everything that this beautiful place has to offer. But think of this trip as a carefully curated and relaxed introduction. 


Batches: 18th-25th May, 25th May-1st June (Saturday-Saturday | 7N/8D)

Meeting point: New Delhi | Majnu Ka Tila at 5:30 pm sharp


-Hike and camp at the majestic Bunbuni Pass

-Waterfall trail through the mysterious Fairy Forest

-Explore the multicultural and bustling Kasol market

-Wander through the tiny hamlets of Tosh, Pulga, and Chalal

-Gorge on some delicious langar at the Manikaran Gurudwara


Places covered: Kalga, Pulga, Tosh, Bunbuni Pass, Kasol, Manikaran, Chalal

Day 1: The Mountains Are Calling
Our journey begins in the National Capital. Assemble at Majnu Ka Tila in Delhi at 5:30 pm. Board a bus to Kasol. Goodbye traffic, goodbye families, and probably (hopefully), goodbye cellphone reception for a while.
Travel: 12-13 hrs bus journey (Delhi > Kasol)

Day 2: The Heart of The Valley
We reach Bhuntar/Kasol early the next morning and switch into taxis to get to Kalga, a hilltop village nestled in the heart of Parvati Valley. Settle into our homestay for the day. Take the rest of the day to explore the beautiful woodside hamlet.
Travel: 1-1.5 hrs taxi journey (Kasol > Kalga)
Day 3: Hum Bhi Hai Tosh Main
We are going into the misty mountainside forest!
There’s going to be a fair bit of walking. A visit to the neighbouring villages of Tosh and, if time permits, Pulga is the plan. Tosh is one of the popular hamlets in this neck of the woods. Pulga is another hidden gem that is accessible only on foot. We will dine at our homestay.
Travel: 30 minutes taxi journey (Kalga > Tosh)
Day 4: The Best View In The Valley
Today's the big day! We trek to the glorious Bunbuni Pass. We will be crossing tiny streams, shepherds with their cattle, and (hopefully,) some patches of snow on the way. NGL, this trek will test you. We should get there before sunset. Brace yourself, the views you are going to see are just special. Not many city-dwellers get to witness sights like these in their lifetimes.

Once you lay your eyes upon the beautiful pastures of Bunbuni, you will understand why so many people make this climb in the first place. You will also meet the nomadic families that call this place their home during Summer. They travel from the plains of Punjab with their herds of buffaloes. We will find a nice spot, set up tents, and spend our night on top of the world under a blanket of stars.

Trek: 8kms ascent (4-5 hrs approx)
Day 5: Muscle Discovery Day
After breakfast, trek down from Bunbuni and make our way back to our rooms in Kalga. While the rest of the day is at leisure, you’re going to want to rest the muscles you didn’t even know you had. Campfire and chill scenes at night.

Trek: 8kms descent (5 hrs approx)

Day 6: K-Town
After breakfast, we bid farewell to Kalga and head towards the town of Kasol by afternoon. Check into rooms and explore the quaint cafes and throbbing markets. Spend the day eating or shopping at the Kasol market. We’ll dine together and celebrate our last night in the hills.
Travel: 1-1.5 hrs taxi ride (Kalga>Kasol)

Day 7: Last Chance
This is our last day in Himachal. You will have the day at leisure. Go shopping for those jholas, hemp paraphernalia, and jewellery that you've always wanted to buy from Himachal. We board our jeep for Bhuntar in the afternoon. Take an overnight bus back to New Delhi. Make the most of this night since we might not be seeing each other again (Aww damn!).
Travel: 12-13 hrs bus journey (Kasol>Delhi)
Day 8: Byeeeee
Reach Delhi in the morning by 11 am. It’s time to say goodbye to your new friends. Until next time, Vagabonds.
PSA: Please wait at least a month before you put up “Take me back” posts.

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Vagabond started out as a project by four friends with a disdain for the ordinary. The idea was simple; take people out of their comfort zones. Not like Roadies, but just enough to bond them together through beautiful and authentic experiences. Happiness, as they say, is only real when shared. And share we did. The company was founded in 2014. As fresh Bachelor of Arts degree holders, companies were lining up to hire us fine gentlemen; we’re kidding. Fueled by entrepreneurial zeal, we started with small events in the city like heritage walks through Bombay’s old quarters. As musicians and travellers ourselves, we decided to marry these two loves of our lives. That is how the idea for the first Fields of Sound™ came about. Since then, it has only been onward and upwards for us. Since 2014, we’ve made friends like family through our journey. Our little ‘Vaga’-Fam. It’s safe to say, it’s been quite an adventure. One we would like you to join :)

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-Bus fares to and from Delhi and Kasol in semi-sleeper AC buses

-Accommodation at Kalga in cosy A-frame cottages with attached bathrooms on a quad-sharing basis (click for photos)

-Accommodation at Kasol in double-sharing hotel rooms with attached bathrooms (click for photos)

-Accommodation at Bunibuni Pass in tents with sleeping bags on a twin/triple/quad sharing basis (as per tent availability)

-Private internal transport (jeeps/cars) in Parvati Valley

-Two meals a day i.e. breakfast/lunch and dinner while in Himachal

-All activities and visits to places as per itinerary

-Basic medical and first-aid kit assistance

-All permits, tolls, and parking charges

-Experienced local guides

-Trip led by Vagabond EMs (Experience Managers)


-One meal a day in Himachal

-Dinner during bus rides from Delhi to Himachal and back

-Travel Insurance


1. Sturdy shoes for trekking (well-fitting, neither loose nor tight)

2. An extra small backpack for day outings (20-30 ltrs)

3. Reusable water bottle (avoid buying mineral water bottles to reduce plastic waste)

4. Toiletries, Torch, Lip-balm, Sunscreen, Sunglasses.

5. Personal Medication (Asthma, allergen medication etc.)

6. Slippers/flip-flops

7. Rainwear (jacket/poncho) & rain cover for bags (precautionary measure)

8. Binoculars, Camera (optional)

9. Sufficient liquid cash (minimum ₹5,000 for food and emergencies)

10. Crepe-bandage (each person MUST have 1 roll each)

11. Warm clothes (Temperature appropriate clothing)



Depending on how you're travelling to Delhi, you can either take a rickshaw or taxi (Uber/Ola) to Majnu Ka Tila and meet us at 5:30pm. Further details regarding the exact location will be shared closer to the trip date

Policy and Terms

-30 days prior to the date of departure, Rs 6,000 will be deducted.

-Between 29 to 15 days prior to the date of departure, Rs 10,000 will be deducted.

-Between 14 to 7 days prior to the date of departure, Rs 15,000 will be deducted.

-6 days to the date of departure, no refund shall be admissible

-3.8% of all booking amounts are payment gateway charges. This amount is not refundable

(Please refer to the further Terms and Conditions mentioned in the footer of the website)


Terms and Conditions

-All timings and activities are subject to weather, group size, capabilities of participants, etc.

-Vagabond holds the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances (for eg. unfavorable weather)

-By registering for this trip, you agree to have read through and abide by the Vagabond Terms & Conditions mentioned in the footer.

Frequest Questions

Q: What region of north India are we traveling to?
A: We're traveling from Delhi to Kasol > Kalga which is a part of Parvati Valley in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

Q: Where will we be staying?
A: We will be staying at Kalga in luxurious A-frame villas at 'The Shire'. Rooms will be quade-sharing (4 in a room) with attached washrooms. These villas are built with soaring, peaked roofs that allow for plenty of natural light to flood the interiors, while also providing a cozy and intimate feel. The 2 cozy and comfortable bedrooms are on 2 levels, with plush bedding and luxurious linens that provide the perfect night’s sleep after a long day exploring the great outdoors. We will stay in comfortable hotel rooms at Kasol on a double-sharing basis with attached washrooms. On the Bunbuni trek, accommodation will be in tents with sleeping bags on a twin/triple/quad sharing basis (as per availability)

Q: What altitude would we be traveling to?
A: Kalga is at an altitude of approximately 7,480 ft while our campsite at Bunbuni is at 10,987 ft

Q: What food will be provided?
A: Vagabond will provide 2 meals a day while in Himachal. We will take care of breakfast, and lunch or dinner everyday. The cuisines will be shuffling between Indian, Israeli, Continental and Tibetan. Depending on your preference, you can opt for vegetarian or non-vegetarian meals. If you require Jain or vegan food options, please inform us in advance.

Q: How will we travel within Parvati?
A: We will be traveling from Delhi to Parvati Valley and back in AC semi-sleeper Volvo buses We will transit within Parvati Valley in privately booked cars or jeeps

Q: What will the temperature be like while we're there?
A: On our summer trips, temperatures rise to a maximum of 27°C during the day and can drop to a minimum of 15°C at night.

Q: Is there mobile connectivity in Parvati Valley?
A: Apart from Bunbuni Pass, you will have good cell phone reception and internet connection in most places.

Q: Are there any ATMs where we're traveling?
A: There is just one ATM at Kasol market and most of the time it is out of order. We recommend that you carry at least ₹5,000 in cash for this trip.

Q: Can I smoke/drink on this trip?
A: We at Vagabond do not refrain our participants from smoking or drinking on our backpacking trips. However, there are times you will be disallowed to do so (monasteries, treks, sacred spaces, etc). Indulge in these activities very responsibly.

Q: What will the group size be?
A: We will be a maximum of 15 travellers and 1-2 Vagabond EMs

Q: Is there any age limit to join this trip?
A: No, there is no age limit to join this trip. However, based on our previous experiences, the age group of travelers is usually between 18-35.

Q: Can I join this expedition solo?
A: Yes, of course, you can! We have a good number of solo travelers on almost every Vagabond experience.

Q: How physically fit do I need to be to join this trip?
A: This trip involves a lot of walking (and 2 days of hiking)! Most of the real exploration happens on foot. If you have any physical, mental, or medical conditions that may affect your capacity to do the trip, you must talk to your doctor or inform us before you confirm your seat.

Q: Are there doctors/hospitals in Parvati Valley?
A: Kasol market has a doctor's dispensary which is at a convenient distance from our stay

Q: How do I know if I’m fit enough?
A: You should be able to walk a distance of 5kms in less than 35 minutes for 5 days continuously. If you are above 40 years of age, you should be able to walk a distance of 5 km in less than 45 minutes for 5 days continuously.

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