Parvati Valley (Summer)

Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh

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Welcome to Back-Pack-Go!
We personally hope you leave the city version of yourself behind. We're going to the hills
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 | AKA. Ex-Man). 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 careful and relaxed introduction.


Places covered: Kalga, Pulga, Tosh, Kheerganga, Kasol, Manikaran, Chalal

Highlights/trip overview:
-Hike to Kheerganga
-Dip in natural hot-water springs
-Explore the multicultural Kasol market
-Visit the gorgeous fairy forest in Pulga

Who should attend?

-There isn’t an age restriction on any of our experiences, everyone is welcome. However, the average Vagabond customer is anywhere between 20 – 35 years old. The experiences involve a good amount of time spent with the group. Depending on what experience you’re opting for, there could be a lot of walking and physical exertion
-It’s important to understand that most of our experiences include very rustic accommodation and not a luxurious means of transport. These may be basic in their facilities, but the hospitality is homely and comforting. If you’re someone who doesn’t like compromising on your comforts while travelling, this experience may not be very enjoyable
-Most of our trips have a healthy number of solo travellers. We encourage you to join us solo, especially if you’re tired of waiting on your friends. We promise you’ll return with many more
-We try our best to be responsible travellers. Everyone is welcome to explore with us, but we pay utmost importance to cleanliness in all our experiences. We encourage you to #LeaveNoTrace while you discover the beauty of the outdoors
-It’s important to understand that in a limited amount of time, only a limited amount of experiences can be had. We like to cover a few places in-depth rather than just ticking off a long list of things-to-do and places-to-go. However, if you are that kind of traveller, on almost all trips you can feel free to wander by yourself to places of your interest
-At a Vagabond Experience, it’s important to stay open-minded and positive when things don’t go as per plan. The essence of traveling in a group is being able to help each other out when in need. The weather could go bad, and plans could get altered. In such situations, we urge you to have faith in your group leader to make the most informed decision for the group.

Delhi > Kasol


A/C Volvo semi-sleeper

Our journey begins in the National Capital. Assemble at the R.K. Ashram Metro station (Pillar no. 9) at 6:00 pm. Board a bus to Bhuntar. Goodbye traffic, goodbye families, and probably (hopefully), goodbye cellphone reception for a while.

Kasol > Kalga


8 seater jeeps


Twin sharing rooms

Lunch, Dinner

(Home cooked buffet-style meals)

We reach Bhuntar 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.

Kalga > Tosh > Pulga


4-8 seater taxis/jeeps


Twin sharing rooms

Breakfast, Dinner

(Home cooked buffet-style meals)

We are going into the misty mountain-side 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.

Kalga > Kheerganga Hike



Swiss army tents on a 4-6 sharing basis. Pillow, blankets and mattresses will be provided

Breakfast, Dinner

(Dinner at the Kheerganga campsite will be only vegetarian.)

Today's the big day! We trek to the glorious hot springs of Kheerganga. We will be crossing tiny streams, cafes, and grazing sheep. NGL, this trek will test you. We should get there before sunset. After being assigned our tents, we can take a dip in the natural hot springs. Mind you, the switch in temperature can make you feel a little dizzy. But the experience of lazing in a pool of hot water while staring at the Himalayas is quite surreal. Stay the night on top of the world.

Kheerganga Descent > Kalga



Twin sharing rooms

Breakfast, Dinner

(Home cooked buffet-style meals)

After breakfast, trek down from Kheerganga 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.

Kalga > Kasol > Chhalal


4-8 seater taxis/jeeps


Twin/Triple sharing rooms

Breakfast, Dinner

(Home cooked buffet-style meals)

After breakfast, we bid farewell to Kalga and head towards the town of Kasol by afternoon. Check into our rooms on the banks of the Parvati River. Spend the day exploring Challal and Manikaran, or eating and shopping in Kasol market. We regroup for dinner.

Kasol > Manikaran


A/C Volvo semi-sleeper


(The bus will stop at a restaurant on the highway for dinner)

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, or post some postcards and visit the Gurudwara at Manikaran. We board our bus from Kasol in the evening to New Delhi. Make the most of this night since we might not be seeing each other again (Aww damn!).

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 for 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 Bhuntar for semi-sleeper AC buses
-Accommodation in cozy, rustic, and comfortable homestays at Kalga and hotels in Kasol with basic amenities on a double-sharing basis
-Accommodation in swiss tents at Kheerganga
-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
-Assistance by Vagabond Experience Managers


-One meal a day in Himachal
-Dinner during bus rides 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

8. Binoculars, Camera (optional)

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

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

11. Warm clothes (Temperature appropriate clothing)

12. Hand sanitizer and reusable face-masks



Depending on how you're travelling to Delhi, you can either take a rickshaw or taxi (Uber/Ola) to RK Ashram Metro. Further details regarding the exact location will be shared closer to the trip date

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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

-In case of cancellations from our end due to COVID or safety-related reasons, an 85-100% refund (excluding taxes) will be initiated, depending on any cancellation charges we may have to bear.

-Advance booking amounts are non-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 below: I hereby agree, undertake, and declare as follows: IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to the Vagabond trip/event/trek/activity, hereinafter referred to as Activities conducted by Vagabond, (Hereinafter referred to as the Conductor, under the guidance of Elton Dmello and/or Shannon Fernandes and/or Nihar Nair, hereinafter jointly referred to as the Instructors, I do hereby: Acknowledge and agree that I am aware of the risks involved in the Activities and have also been apprised by the Conductor through his/her Instructors of the inherent risks and dangers associated with the activity and having understood the risks associated with the activity I have willingly agreed to learn/agree to send my ward to learn and participate in the Activities. I assure that I am / my ward is in proper and good health and I am / my ward is physically fit to learn and also participate in the activity and represent that I am / my ward is not suffering from any disease which might remotely either put myself / my ward or the other participants at any risk or danger; I agree to comply with the stated terms and conditions of participation; further, agree and warrant that if at any time when the Instructors believe and think that any conditions to be unsafe, they will have the right to ask me / [my ward] to discontinue further participation in the Activities immediately; I shall not hold the conductor, instructors, employees, other participants, owners, lessors or anyone responsible for any injury that might happen to me / my ward in the course of my journey to the venue and my journey backward I hereby release, discharge, and agree not to sue the conductor, Instructors, employees, any sponsors, advertisers, other participants, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place, from all liability, claims, demands, losses, injuries, damage to property or other damages caused or alleged to be caused on my account / on account of my ward in whole or in part by the bonafide errors of the Instructors. I have read this letter and I fully understand its terms; I also understand that this letter intends to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the largest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be not valid, the balance shall continue in full force and effect.

Frequest Questions

1) What region of north India are we travelling to?

-We're travelling from Delhi to Kasol, and Kasol to Kalga which is a part of Parvati Valley in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

2) What altitude would we be travelling to?

-Kalga is at an altitude of approximately 9,498 ft (2,895 m) while our campsite at Kheerganga is at 9,711 ft (2,960 m).

3) What will the temperature be like while we're there?

-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. On our winter trips, it's a maximum of 20°C and minimum of 5°C on average.

4) Is there mobile connectivity in Parvati Valley?

-Apart from Kheerganga, you will have good cell phone reception and internet connection in most places.

5) Are there any ATMs where we're traveling?

-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. 

6) Can I smoke/drink on this trip?

-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 and at your own risk. 

7) What will the group size be?

-We will be a maximum of 20 travellers excluding 2 Vagabond Experience Managers

8) Is there any age limit to join this trip?

-No, there is no age limit to join this trip. However, based on our previous experiences, the average age group of travellers is usually between 22-35.

9) Can I join this expedition solo?

-Of course you can! We have a good number of solo travellers on almost every Vagabond experience.

10) How physically fit do I need to be to join this trip?

-This trip involves a lot of walking! 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 inform us before you confirm your seat. 

11) How do I know if I’m fit enough?

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 kms in less than 45 minutes for 5 days continuously. 

12) Are there doctors/hospitals in Parvati Valley?

-Kasol market has a doctor’s dispensary which is a short distance from our homestay in Katagla.


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