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What's This About?
Beautiful places are often hidden away in the most easily accessible places.
To those of us with less money than enthusiasm, Himachal is like a gift from God.
To escape the stresses of mundane life, Parvati Valley in Himachal is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
Starting at the confluence of River Parvati and River Beas, the valley is famous for its pretty as a picture coniferous forests and crystal-clear mountain streams.
Nestled in these sylvan hills is the charming village of Kasol.
Resplendent in natural beauty, Kasol is fast emerging as a hub for backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Anyone who wants to explore the Himachal wonderland.
Manikaran (The famous hot springs).
Kheerganga Trek (Trek to the most beautiful spot in the Parvati valley).
Tosh (A hippie hub in Parvati Valley).
Malana ( A village full of mysteries).
Manali (The ever-famous hill station of India).
> 6 - Breakfasts.
> 6 - Dinners.
> Accommodation for 06 nights on quad sharing basis.
> Delhi to Delhi private transportation.
> Entrance fee, packaged drinking water, adventure activities.
> Kheerganga hot water springs on personal expenses.
> Anything else not mentioned above.
Delhi - Kasol - Manikaran
> On arrival at Delhi Airport/railways station, we will hop into our ride for Kasol.
> Reach Kasol and check into our local homestay.
> We will set out to explore Manikaran. The famous Gurudwara is known for its hot water springs.
> We will spend the day exploring in and around.
Kasol – Barshaini – Kheerganga trek
> Today after breakfast you start for Barshaini, the starting point of Kheerganga trek. It will take an hour to drive to Barshaini and from there Kheerganga trek will start.
> The trek will take 5-6 hours. Jungle trekking is the best way to get close to nature. Our guide will give you wilderness survival tutorials on the way to get hold of your survival skills.
> Kheerganga, located at a height of 9712 ft, it is the most beautiful of all amongst the Parvati valley.
> After the group reaches Kheerganga around 4 PM. Relax, watch the sunset and wash your tiredness away in the mystical hot springs bath while admiring the snow-clad peaks at an altitude of 13,051 feet.
> Fire up the evenings with dinner around a bonfire and experience the perfect stargazing in the clear skies all night long.
Kheerganga – Pulga – Tulga – Tosh
> Today morning experience sunrise at Kheerganga. After breakfast, start your trek back to Kasol.
> Get ready to explore the beautiful village called Tosh. Tosh, the last village in Parvati valley, is well-hidden amongst tall pine forests and is located alongside the Parvati River.
> Located at a height of 7874 feet, it provides surreal views of the wonderful Pin Parvati Pass. Reach the campsite by 3 PM, relax and enjoy the hot snacks served.
> Later, pick a camera and get lost in the nature exploring Kutla village, 3 km ahead of Tosh.
> Sit and get familiar with the locals and our experts to get the best of the culture & traditions of the place.
> The day ends with a lovely dinner at Tosh.
Tosh - Malana Jari - Manali
> Post breakfast, get ready to go to Malana, it’s an hour-long trek to reach.
> Explore Malana, hear the myths and explore history while spending close to 2 hours in the village.
> After this return back to Jari & proceed back to Kasol After this get ready to explore THE MINI ISREAL.
> Here you can enjoy the Israeli food in local cafes.
> In the evening, we will proceed towards Manali and check into our accommodation there.
> After breakfast we will proceed to Solang Valley (Adventure Palace, Paragliding Picnic Spot).
> It affords a wide panoramic view of the mountains. A breathtaking view of the wonderful snow-capped mountains.
> At the top of the pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over the ridges into the Solang valley.
Manali - Delhi
> Today we will have breakfast and proceed back towards Delhi.
Tour concludes with Happy Memories :)
Things To Carry
For Trek : Proper Trekking Shoes along with 2 extra pairs of socks. Full body covering clothes - Extra pair of clothes recommended. Trekking Stick/Hiking Pole Min. 2 to 3 liters of water. Torch. Light Backpack Rain protective gear for monsoon treks. Appropriate warm winter clothes for winter treks. Energy Drinks - Recommended Lemon Tablets, chocolates, etc. - Recommended For Backpacking : Extra Clothes Swim Wear Clothes Food during the transit. Extra pair of Sandals - Recommended Amazing Camera. General Things to carry : Personal Medicines Odomos Suncream, Cap and goggles. Personal things if any. Fun Things : Fun games like Uno, Jenga, etc. Some exciting things like guitar, mouth organ, etc
Please note the following points : 1) This is a trek. Kindly stick to carrying backpacks of min 35 liters. 2) Our itinerary will change according to the situation. 3) There is a fair amount of walking involved to explore the locations, so it is not advised for those who have physical ailments or can't walk long distances. 4) The trip is for ages 12 and above.
About Your Hosts
Pune Travel Club
It is all about travel & adventure. That is what Pune Travel Club was founded upon and what the community is all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on.
The Pune Travel Club (PTC) is a non-profit, volunteer based group which organizes outdoor, sports, green and social events throughout the year on weekends and weekday mornings. Upcoming events are informed to our members through a mailing list, write-ups on completed events are posted on our blog, ongoing member discussions happen in our Facebook group.
PTC is a place where like-minded, nature loving and outdoor passionate souls come together in a open, volunteering environment, overcoming challenges together as a team, breaking out of oneself physical and mental boundaries, coming out as friends for life and recharged human beings with a different perspective on life. The non-profit nature of equal cost sharing and volunteering based environment focusing on a shared passion brings out the best in people.
Balancing both his profession and passion, Avinash curates all the treks & travel experiences of Autdoors along with his day job. He is a serial trekker who has explored the whole of Sahayadris and also traversed north for some Himalayan treks. If you are a trekker yourself or wish to start climbing mountains, connect with him on his FB and Instagram profile.
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