Namaste! To all those people who have found a calling and soul in the mountains and those who wait with utmost patience for those long weekends. Running to the mountains is in our blood now.
We all have detected concerning the Parvati valley and have think of once become hippies to travel up there. Well, if you wish to be a small amount a lot of adventure then do a trek, then Kheerganga it is!
Kheerganga trek could be a trek that has become too famous these days, because of the recognition of Kasol as a hippy joint. It receives a daily flow of trekkers, as a fraction of the party crowd in Kasol gathers enough motivation to undertake this one out.
HOW TO DO IT?
After all the trouble and waiting and infinite glances on your office watch , take a HRTC Roadways bus at 8:30 PM from Kashmiri Gate ISBT. The bus may be a non-ac semi-sleeper. tho’ you have got to compromise on the luxuries of a Volvo or Mercedes, you’ll have a comfy semi-sleeper bus. The bus ride is safe. The another advantage of this bus is that it doesn’t soak up passengers from the main junctions it crosses and so saves time. the price of the ticket is Rs 671 only! Hurry up and book a seat on the proper hand aspect of the bus to rouse to a rising sun across Beas river. it’ll steal your heart away!
The bus drops, between 7am-8am, right at the pick-up point of the native busses that travel from Bhuntar to Barshaini or Manikaran. One has to specify that the conductor or the driving force if the bus is up to Manikaran or Barshaini. The price ticket to Barshaini is for Rs. 100. decide a seat on the left aspect of the bus for a few incredibly and insane views.
In case you have got down at Manikaran, then climb up to the road higher than the bus stand from wherever you’ll get either a shared cab for Rs 80/head (bargain guys bargain!) or pay the bus ticket of 50Rs. The seats to be occupied on the right hand to view the dizzying drops from the road and Parvati flowing at its full pace.
After some good breakfast, take some efforts and do alittle 20-minute climb over the the dam to village Kalga. Kalga is quiet and largely, occupied by foreigners, to meditate and revel in the huge nature.
VIEW FROM BARSHAINI
Look for the Guest in Kalga.. the costs throughout the peak season are between Rs. 400-600/room. one space will accommodate up to 2 to 3 individuals. you’ll have anything from chicken to mutton, daal, paneer, mix veg, tea, tawa rotis, and sandwiches! and therefore the better part is that it all tastes like home.
Be all set to depart from Kalga by 9:30am for your trek to Kheerganga. it’s a advise to own a lightweight nonetheless energy activity breakfast like bread, tea, eggs to stay up with the challenges of the trek. Carry a minimum of a bottle of water and lemon water to stay yourself hydrated throughout the trek.
There are 2 ways of trek , one through the jungle ranging from Kalga that I wouldn’t suggest as it’s a path less taken by hikers. therefore get to the dam (second way) and take the steps down . Once that’s done, take the route through Nakthan village to Rudranag so to Kheerganga. Take a brief break at Nakthan within the 1st restaurant . The trek from Barshaini to Nakthan is something between one to 2 hours reckoning on your speed.
VIEW FROM BARSHAINI DAM
After Nakthan, take a brief break at Rudranag then at the primary restaurant to Kheerganga from Rudranag. The trek from Nakthan to Kheerganga takes regarding 3 to four hours. If you permit Barshaini by 10:00 am you ought to hit Kheerganga by 4:00pm involving enough rest and breaks on the thanks to admire some breath taking views and to appreciate wherever you’re. The trek would for certain steal your heart away.
Once in Kheerganga, stay at guest houses. There cafés area unit wonderful to relax and chill with friends. the value for shack rooms is between Rs 300-500/room for an evening accommodating two individuals.
CAMPS IN KHEERGANGA
Most of the cafes here either play trance or psychedelic music. thus with the proper permutation and combination you’ll have a decent time tripping. Fooding, eatables and drinks (no alcohol) area unit big-ticket. On a strict budget, you can, with utmost comfort, pay up to Rs 900/head inclusive of everything. The check-out time for the area in Kheerganga is at 11:00am.
And yes, once you reach Kheerganga, dip yourself into hot water spring close to the Mandir to relax your muscles and be rejuvenated for the long party night ahead!
Get up early, have breakfast and sit go in the sun and chill! Push far from Kheerganga by 12:00 pm to achieve Barshaini well in time before the sunset. The descend shall not take you quite four to five hours. Once back in Kalga, celebrate the success of the trek in your own high-ways and for non-drinkers and smokers, calm down with juice or coke.
Be up and prepared by 12:00pm with a brunch and a hangover of the previous night’s party. explore by 12:30pm and catch the 2’o clock bus from Barshaini to either Bhuntar or Kullu to require the HRTC bus from that you came. Remember, this bus has no service on Sundays. If you push faraway from Barshaini by 2:00pm you ought to be at Kullu bus stand by 6:15pm to catch the HRTC bus regular at 6:30pm. you’ll conjointly board the bus from the fruit market in Bhuntar around 7:15 or 7:30pm; tho’ the bus are often a delayed affair.
Morning and you will be in Delhi by 7:00 AM at Kashmiri gate ISBT to mark the end of your trip!
Room in Barshaini for three days
Room in Kheerganga for one night
Fooding (Rs 300/day)