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Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga Trek

  • 2 Days
  • Group : 8-15 People
  • Guided Trek
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Start: Kasol
  • Altitude
    Altitude : 2,800 m

Kheerganga is a beautiful and serene place in the Parvati Valley. It is one of the most popular treks in India. The serenity and natural beauty of the place is something that has to be seen to be believed. 

Kheerganga is a unique Himalayan trek that rewards you with natural hot water springs on reaching the summit. The one-of-a-kind experience of relaxing in the stunning views of snow-capped peaks will stay with you forever.

Along the sparkling Parvati river or savouring Israeli food at colourful cafes, everything here is a little more unique. Kheerganga is the perfect place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with nature.

The small temple of Lord Shiva is also a nice touch. The trek to Kheerganga starts from Barshaini, a small village situated at a distance of 20 km from Kasol.

Kheerganga is also known for its hot springs which are believed to have medicinal properties. So, after a tiring day of trekking, you can relax your sore muscles in the hot springs and rejuvenate yourself. The pool is split into two sections – one for the men and one for the women.

It’s said that the water from the spring has miraculous healing properties, People believe that drinking the water from the spring cures all kinds of gastric diseases and that taking a bath in it washes away all your sins.

The trekking route passes through dense forests of deodar and pine, gushing waterfalls and meadows blanketed with wildflowers. The views are simply breathtaking!

The Kheerganga trek is definitely worth the effort. Not only is the scenery breathtaking, but you can also drink from the waterfalls and enjoy the fresh, sweet, and delicate flavour of the water. It’s full of oxygen and naturally cold and digestible.

All in all, the Kheerganga trek is an amazing experience that should not be missed!

Departure & Return Location

Kasol

Meeting Time

9 A.M

Price Includes

  • Activity: Trekking, Camping, etc
  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals (Dinner & Breakfast)
  • All season Camping tents on twin sharing basis, Sleeping bags with adequate sub-zero temperature rating, comfortable mattress
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission – up to the amount charged for Indian Nationals.
  • Experienced Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage

Price Excludes

  • Transportation
  • Meals during the road journey
  • Insurance
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage. (extra luggage, if any can be left at the base camp with the authorities)
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reasons
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
What to Expect
  • Natural hot water spring at Kheerganga Take a relaxing bath in the legendary Parvati Kund, a natural hot water spring that will relax your spirit. The sulfur-rich hot water spring bath is so comfortable and feels healing. The minerals in the water are great for your skin and help to improve your overall health.
  • Pleasant weatherKheerganga is a beautiful destination that offers fantastic views throughout the year, except in winter. It has a lovely climate and an aesthetically beautiful environment, which leave an unforgettable impression on visitors. The temperature usually ranges from 25 to 5 degrees Celsius, making the landscape look stunning with its green meadows, oak trees, bushes, and blooming flowers. If you're looking for a place to enjoy nature's beauty, Kheerganga is the perfect spot for you.
  • Beautiful Parvati riverLocally known as mama Parvati. The blue-colored Parvati river flows beside the village of Kasol, making it a popular spot for tourists. The clear water and scenic views make it a popular destination for hikers and trekkers.
  • Diverse cultural experienceYou can experience a diverse set of cultures from local Himachali traditions and cultures in the Parvati valley. At the hippie-culture-influenced restaurants of Kasol, try delicious Israeli food.
Legends of Kheerganga

There are two different legends that explain the origin of Kheerganga – one says that Lord Shiva meditated here for thousands of years and another says Lord Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, meditated here.

The sacred spring is said to have been created when Lord Shiva’s son, Kartikeya, meditated here and the natural spring gushed forth after Shiva struck the ground with his Trishul on Parvati’s request as she was concerned that her child would go hungry.

This is an ancient spring that was once known as the kheer (an Indian sweet dish made of milk and rice) in Satyuga (Golden Age). However, during Kalyuga (Iron Age), it was turned into water by Shiva on Parshuram’s insistence. Today, it is a popular destination for trekkers and nature lovers. Whatever it is, Kheerganga is undoubtedly a marvel: water as white as milk, cascading in all of its majesties, and streams gushing into the Parvati Valley. 

Kheerganga is a sacred place for Hindus and has been mentioned in many ancient texts. It is believed that Lord Shiva meditated here for thousands of years and that the natural spring emerged when Shiva struck the ground with His Trishul. 

Whatever the truth may be, Kheerganga is a truly magical place, with water as white as milk flowing in all its glory and streams gushing into the Parvati valley.

Things To Carry for Kheerganga Trek

Here’s a list of things you should carry for the Kheerganga trek:

Clothing

  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Full sleeve t-shirts
  • Fleece jacket
  • Windproof and waterproof jacket
  • Thermal innerwear
  • Warm woolen socks
  • Trekking shoes

Accessories

  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sun hat/cap
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Trekking poles
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Water bottle

Toiletries

  • Sunscreen with high SPF
  • Moisturizer
  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Quick-drying towel
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

Medicines

  • Prescription medicines (if any)
  • Pain relief spray/tablets
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent

Miscellaneous

  • ID proof (mandatory)
  • Cash (there are no ATMs in Kheerganga)
  • Energy bars or dry fruits

Make sure to pack light and carry only the essentials. Happy trekking!

Kheerganga Trek Itinerary

Day 1Barshaini to Kheerganga

Distance: 12 km
Time Taken: 6 hours
Altitude: 2,800 m (9,186 ft)

We’ll meet at Barshaini at 9:00 AM. Make sure you have everything you need before we leave for the 12 km trek to Kheerganga. It will take approximately 6 hours to reach our destination.

The trekking route passes through dense forests of deodar and pine, gushing waterfalls and meadows blanketed with wildflowers. The views are simply breathtaking! 

During the trek, we’ll take a break at Nakhtan and Rudra Nag villages. These charming hamlets are perfect for getting a glimpse of the local culture in Himachal Pradesh. You can sample the local food and drinks, and also interact with the friendly locals there. After a while, we’ll reach the Rudra Nag temple. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and sees many pilgrims every year who come to pay their respects.

Another notable landmark nearby is the Rudra Nag waterfall. The water here is clear and refreshing, making it a great place to take a break and enjoy some refreshments from the nearby cafe. You might also spot some sheep and their shepherd herds grazing in the area. These idyllic scenes make Kheerganga an unforgettable experience.

The last stretch of the trek is a bit challenging as it involves climbing a steep hill. But, the efforts are all worth it once you reach the top and see the magnificent views of the snow-capped peaks. In the evening you can relax under the starry night and enjoy a delicious meal before going to bed in your tent. 

Day 2Kheerganga to Barshaini

Distance: 12 km
Time Taken: 6 hours
Altitude: 2,202 m (7,224 ft)

The fresh mountain air and gentle breeze are the perfect way to start the day. It is a great place to relax and take in the natural beauty of the area.

After breakfast, while descending, we’ll take a different route and come back via the tosh village in the Parvati Valley. The views along the way are stunning,

This is the end of the journey, but there are plenty of great things to explore in the area. Tosh village is a great place for sightseeing and shopping for souvenirs. You can also take a dip in the Tosh river. No matter what you decide to do, you’re sure to have a great time. 

Best Time To Visit Kheerganga Trek

The trek to Kheerganga and camping at Kasol are best done between April and June and September to October when the weather is pleasant.

During summer: the day temperature is between 10-25 degrees while the night temperature is between 5-10 degrees. 

During post-monsoon season: the day temperature is between 3-10 degrees while the night temperature goes down to zero.

However, one must avoid the monsoon season completely, as it becomes muddy and slippery which can be extremely perilous for a trek. The monsoon season is also prone to a number of landslides, thereby leading to road blockages. Most of the roads become inaccessible and therefore it is restricted to trek during this time frame. 

The temperature from November to February goes sub-zero and is mostly unfavourable for treks. The trail will not be accessible if it experiences severe snowfall.

Kheerganga and Kasol are beautiful places and many tourists visit them during summers to enjoy the parties and music festivals. However, the trek to Kheerganga remains open even during harsh weather conditions, making it a perfect destination for tourists who love outdoor activities.

Kheerganga Trek Map

Kheerganga Trek Photos
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long is Kheerganga Trek?

The Kheerganga trek is about 12-13 kilometres, and there are plenty of lovely spots to stop and rest along the way. There are also some great places to eat, with delicious food options available at the various dhabas.

Is Kheerganga trek for beginners?

If you’re looking for an interesting and beginner-friendly trek in the Himalayas, consider Kheerganga. This trek is located in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh and is perfect for backpackers and trekkers of all levels.

What is Kheerganga famous for?

Kheerganga is a village located in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for its hot springs, which are said to have healing properties. The village is situated at an altitude of 2,800 metres and is a popular destination for trekkers. There are several temples and shrines in the village, which add to its religious significance.

Can Kheerganga be done in one day?

Yes, it is possible to do Kheerganga in one day. However, it is a long and challenging hike, so be prepared for a strenuous journey.

Can kids do Kheerganga Trek?

Yes, children can do the Kheerganga Trek. It is a beautiful trek and it is perfect for families.

Is Kheerganga Trek safe in rain?

The Kheerganga trek is not safe in the rain. The trails can become extremely slippery and dangerous, and there is a higher chance of getting lost or injured. It is best to avoid doing the trek in the rain.

What are the requirements for participation for Kheerganga Trek?

The minimum requirements for participation in the trek are age 10+, good fitness, and a sense of adventure. The trek is not recommended for people with respiratory problems or heart conditions.

Participants must be able to carry their own gear and walk 10-12 kilometres per day over difficult terrain. A good level of fitness is required as the trek involves walking up and downhills. Those who are not used to walking long distances or carrying a backpack may find the trek difficult.

A valid passport is required for all international participants, and Indian citizens must have a valid ID such as a driver’s license or Aadhar card. A medical certificate may be required.

How to make a booking with us?

You can make your booking at our website www.advenchar.com or you can contact us at hello@advenchar.com.

You must be at least 18 years old to make a booking with us. After the booking, our team will send you a confirmation of the booking.

We understand that you may have to change your travel plans due to the Covid-19 situation, so considering this we have introduced a Book Now, Pay Later facility for all the participants. However, you will be required to pay the full amount at least 15 days prior to the departure date.

How do I cancel/modify my booking?

If you wish to cancel/modify your existing booking, you can do so by logging in to www.advenchar.com, and pay through the dashboard or you can drop us a mail at hello@advenchar.com with all the details of your booking, and we’ll cancel it for you.

What is cancellation policy?

You can claim a 100% refund if you choose to cancel your booking before 15 days. The refund will primarily be in the form of a voucher valid for 12 months.  You can also opt for a cash refund provided the booking is not part of a promotional offer or a coupon code provided by Advenchar. 

Refund

  • Cancellation before 15 days from departure date – 100% refund.
  • Cancellation between 15 days and 7 days from departure date  – 70% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 7 days from departure date – You can modify your trek free of cost, and transfer it to a friend/family member.

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We were a group of 9 to trek to the Kashmir Great Lakes with Advenchar in the first week of August, 2023. Swena was kind enough to accommodate us at the last minute since our trek to Tarsar Marsar was cancelled at the last minute with another company. Being a small group, we were able to start early in the morning, cover the hard sections before the sun came up & reach the campsite well before the evening rains. We were guided by Neil from Advenchar through the trek who is as well versed with the mountains as one can possibly get. The local Kashmiri team fed us to our hearts content. Bajjis, gulab jamoons, soup, kawa, sooji ka halwa was what I relished the most during the evening snacks. Mountain stories from Neil, crystal clear weather during the trek, the camaraderie among the co-trekkers & the ever helpful team made the pretty pretty KGL trek all the more memorable. Only disappointment was the trash at Vishnusar & Ganagabal campsites. Wished we had camped further away at these 2 sites. But the remaining 4 campsites were clean & beautiful. I would definitely do my next trek with Advenchar! Thank you for such a wonderful & beautiful experience!
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August 6, 2023.
It is my first time trekking in India & I chose Advenchar for their positive reviews & small batch sizes. The team also patiently answered the many, many questions I had & were always available. True enough, I had a great & smooth experience with the KGL trek. The guides & helpers were experienced, knowledgeable & helpful. The trek timings were well planned; we often set off earlier & managed to avoid the rain. The food was delicious, varied & planned according to the trek. The tents were of high quality, withstanding the evening rain. Overall, I would recommend Advenchar, a huge thanks to them for everything. 🙂
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This is my 1st trek with Advenchar. I really enjoyed the KGL Trek . Team Advenchar is focused on their small groups to deliver good experience for the trek enthusiasts. Kudos to team Advenchar.
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August 5, 2023.
Like always Advenchar is the best. Srinagar to Srinagar it was a great experience to be a part of KGL trek. Hospitality is up to the mark. Overall we had a great time. Looking forward for more treks with Advenchar. Thank you for this memorable trek team Advenchar 😍.
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It was my first trek, and I have to say, it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. The team was extremely professional and particular in their conduct and the trek was properly organised and executed.
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June 7, 2023.
The staff is amazing right from the owner to the cook and other helpers. Would highly advise to let the client have an option of changing their trek in case the intended trekking destination is experiencing harsh weather.
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