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Grahan Village is situated at a close proximity to the hippie town of Kasol at an altitude of 7,700 ft in Parvati Valley. Popularly known as magic honey village, this village is famous for its honey which is collected from the forest nearby and has a different taste and feel to it. Grahan trek is an ideal experience for those who wish to escape from a busy and mundane lifestyle and want to experience the beauty and peace of nature
To reach the Grahan Village Kasol, one has to cross the wooden bridges that make this trek a bit unique and special. The entire Grahan Village trek trail is covered with tall pine trees and one can witness the amazing landscape along the trail. Enjoy the mesmerizing scenic view of Parvati Valley and fresh mountain air on the trek and walk alongside the Grahan Nalla Stream - the highlight of the trek
Note- If you are a group of 3 or more people, the trek can be organized anyday
Grahan trek distance: 20 km
Grahan Village altitude: 7,700 ft
Grahan trek difficulty: Easy to moderate
Grahan trek best time: April to December
Mesmerized Dense forest
Experienced Trek Guide
Basic medical facilitie
Explore local cuisine/ market
Who should attend?
Anyone who loves challenge
Anyone who has limits to push
Anyone looking for an adventure
Anyone fit enough for this thrilling experience
Assemble at the goStops Kasol and meet the fellow travelers and the trek guide
After a quick briefing session we will start our trek to the quaint village of Grahan
The Kasol to Grahan Village distance is 9 km and it takes 4-5 hours to reach there
On the trail, get mesmerized by the dense forest of pine trees and cross the wooden bridges to reach the Grahan Village
Upon reaching the village, check in to the homestay and freshen up.
Have sancks and explore the local market of the village and try different cuisines at the local cafes
Back to homestay by evening. Have a hearty chit chat session with the fellow travelers around the warm bonfire
Dinner and overnight stay at the village.
Stay Not Applicable
Wake up early in the morning in the lap of Parvati Valley and refresh yourself with a delicious breakfast
Post breakfast, get ready for a small hike to 3 simultaneous waterfall that are 10-15 mins away from one another
After spending some leisure time at Grahan Waterfall, head back to Kasol
Upon reaching goStops Kasol, bid a warm farewell to the fellow trekking companions
End of trip with beautiful memories.
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goSTOPS India’s fastest-growing backpacker hostel brand, goSTOPS predominantly aims to provide quality travel experiences and make living spaces accessible to the youth - millennials and Gen Z. Founded in 2014 by a Delhi-based couple - Pallavi Agarwal and Pankaj Parwanda, the brand not only provides accommodation, but it enhances the experience of its guests. Whether it is the quality of stay, facilities, amenities, or the things we, as humans, crave for like safety, human interaction, and a sense of belonging- goSTOPS takes care of all of it. So far, there are 25 active hostels, housing around 2,000 beds all over the country. The target is 55 hostels with 3,000 beds by March, 2022. The company has a geographical footprint in all the major tourist spots in the country like Agra, Alleppey, Amritsar, Bir, Dalhousie, Delhi, Goa, Jaipur, Kasar Devi, Kochi, Leh, Manali, McLeod Ganj, Mukteshwar, Mumbai, Munnar, Mussoorie, Naggar, Nainital, Palampur, Pushkar, Rishikesh, Udaipur, and Varanasi. So far, goSTOPS has hosted more than 4,00,000 travelers across its 25 properties. The target audience is usually between the ages of 18 and 30, comprising a cross-section of solo travelers, group travelers, backpackers, digital nomads, and individuals seeking interesting stay and workation options. It is a full-stack operator brand that leases and transforms budget hotels and operates them as backpacker hostels. goEXPERIENCES goEXPERIENCES is the ‘experience division’ of goSTOPS, launched to inspire travelers to enhance their travel experiences. The founders believe that trips can be taken to the next level if they are planned and managed by experts on the ground. goSTOPS offers customized trekking and sports activities like cycling tours, snowboarding, rappelling, boulder climbing, etc. in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Apart from this, travelers are introduced to new and offbeat destinations in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, and other cities.
Grahan Village trek includes:
Accommodation in homestay on sharing basis
Dinner on day
Breakfast on day
Trekking with certified guides
Grahan village trek package Excludes:
(i) Equipment- Gumboots, trekking poles, etc
(ii) Insurance- Personal and travel insurance
(iii) Beverage- Mineral water bottles, bottled or canned beverages
(iv) Snacks- Chocolates, dry fruits, protein, or nutrition bar
(v) Entertainment- Camera or drone fee
● In case your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or due to personal reasons after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by yo
● Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the trekker
● Loading and unloading of personnel luggag
● Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
THINGS TO CARRY
- Rucksack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
- Trekking Shoes, Floaters or Sandals
- Quick Dry Tees
- Track Pants
- Cotton socks
- Pair of woolen socks
- Rain jacket or Poncho
- 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket,1 Heavy Jacket, 1 Pair of Thermal
- Quick-dry towel
- Windproof Jacket
- Woolen Cap
- Sun Cap
- Lip Balm
- Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
- Packed food
- Water Bottle 1
- Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
- Personal Toiletries
- Personal Basic Medical Kit
- People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
- Trekking Pole
- Extra Polythene
HOW TO REACH
By Road :- The NH-3 is the main road leading to this village towards Manali. A road journey should simply just be as enjoyable and pleasant as Kasol itself. You can opt for self-drive or hire a cab. Delhi sets the base for people coming from long distances.
By Train :- Kasol does not have a railway station of its own. To reach Kasol by railways you have to get off at the nearest railway station to Kasol which is Joginder Nagar railway station, about 144 km from the village of Kasol. You can take a cab from the station to reach Kasol or a bus from the Joginder Nagar Bus Stand towards Manikaran which should take about 4.5 to 5 hours
By Air :- The nearest airport to Kasol is Kullu Manali Airport also known as Bhuntar Airport in Kullu district. Daily flights connect the airport to the country’s capital, Delhi. You can book a cab or a taxi to go to Kasol from the Bhuntar airport which is a mere 31 km and will take you about 1 hour to reach there. The nearest airport to Kasol is located in Bhunter, which is 31 kilometres away.
Policy and Terms
- If cancellation is made 30 days before the date of travel, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days before the date of travel, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation is made 0 to 15 days before the date of travel, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.
Q: What is the best time to do the Grahan village trek?
A: The best time to do this trek is in between the months of April to December as the weather remains pleasant and cool for the visitors to explore the beauty of this trek and place.
Q: What is the difficulty level of this trek?
A: The difficulty level of this trek is easy which makes it a perfect option for the beginners.
Q: What is the Kasol to Grahan Village distance?
A: The Kasol to Grahan village trek distance is 9 km one way which takes around 5-6 hours to cover..
Q: What is the fitness level that is required for this trek?
A: The trek is a beginner-level trek and anyone with an average fitness routine can easily do this trek. Although someone with a serious medical condition like heart disease or breathing problem should consult a doctor beforehand.
Q: What type of food is served during the trek?
A: Vegetarian food is provided during the trek as it is nutritious and healthy and is also recommended by the locals of mountains.
Q: What will be the weather while trekking to Grahan Village?
A: Grahan experiences pleasant weather throughout the year, with the mercury reaching the highest at only 29-degree celsius. With the average temperature slightly below 17-degrees, if you go in the months before and after monsoons, and before winters, you will find the most pleasant weather for trekking.
Q: Is Grahan trek for beginners?
A: With an easy difficulty level, the trek is perfectly worth going for beginners. Also, a basic knowledge of trekking/hiking is needed to complete it as you will be covering a distance of 20 km while traversing through various scenic and thrilling paths.
Q: Which type of shoes should I carry?
A: The best suited shoes for this trek are the ones made with semi leather, are light in weight and breathable so your feet don’t get too heated. Also, make sure that the ankle support is as per your own comfort. You can choose hiking or trekking shoes from brands like- Quechua, Decathlon, Wildcraft, Salomon.
Q: Is there snowfall in Grahan Village Kasol?
A: Yes. Kasol receives snow-fall during the winter months from November till February. Around this time many parts of the village get covered in snow roads getting blocked, making it difficult to explore the place. Besides, the temperatures also remain low with chilly winds making the atmosphere dry around this season. The trek may be closed during these months according to the weather conditions.
Q: How much time does it take to complete Grahan trek from Kasol?
A: The Grahan trek Kasol is around 9 km one way from Kasol which takes around 4-5 hours to complete.