Malana Village trek is probably the most popular trek in Himachal. There is a lot of mystery around this little village that probably is the reason for its popularity. People of Malana Village claim to be descendants of Alexander the Great and consider themselves a superior race. This village has a lot to offer to those who are dedicated and enthusiastic. You will also enjoy beautiful views from the village.
Tosh is a small village near the end of Parvati Valley. Whn you trek to Tosh you will cross streams and meadows that will leave you speechless. You will also get to see picturesque snow covered mountains and beautiful green landscapes.
Rasol is nested deep within the Parvati Valley. This village is largely disconnected and is a great place to go if one seeks solitude and silence. From Rasol you can enjoy the view of snowcapped mountains in the winter and lush green valleys when the snow melts away.
Pulga is a beautiful and small village near Kasol that is easy to reach and a whole lot of fun. You can hike to Pulga with ease, although rain can make things a little difficult. There are beautiful small wooden houses and cafes where you can eat and enjoy the pleasant mountain air.
Kalga is a village that is similar to Pulga. This offbeat destinations has very few houses but more than enough natural beauty to feast your eyes on. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, Kalga is the place to be.
Starting Point: Barshaini
What To Take: Warm Clothes | Water | Caps/Sunglasses | Rain Gear
Distance of Trek: 1.5 km
Time required: 30-45 Minutes
Difficulty: Very Easy
Best Time To Visit: February – October
Where To Stay: Homestay | Tents
This picturesque little village is located in the lap of Parvati Valley. From hot springs to scenic mountains, Kheerganga offers it all. Kheerganga is the last inhibited village in Parvati Valley. Cast greenery & panoramic skies are a delight for anyone’s eyes.
Starting Point: Tosh
What To Take: Warm Clothes | Trekking Gear | Water | Rain Gear | Trekking Shoes
Distance of Trek: 14 Km
Time required: 6-7 Hours
Best Time To Visit: May-June, September-October
Where To Stay: Guest Houses | Tents
Other Things To Do In Kasol
While there is not much to do in Kasol, you should still spend a day there and do the following things.
Eat Good Israeli Food
There are many cafes in Kasol that make excellent Israeli food. Make sure you try different cafes and dishes. The rich flavors and great variety will send you straight to paradise (not literally).
Things To Try: Shakshouka, Bureka and Lemon cake
You can also go on a shopping spree in Kasol. You will find a wide variety of Himachali products at unbelievably low prices. You buy things like caps, ponchos, dream catchers and more.
Visit Manikaran Sahib
This Sikh temple is very popular and attracts many tourists year round. You should definitely visit this temple and immerse yourself in the temple’s spiritual atmosphere.
There are various adventurous activities that you can take part in and around Kasol. Some things you can try are Fishing (Naggar Village), mountaineering, biking, camping and more.
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How To Reach Kasol
You can reach Kasol in the following ways: Flight | Train | Bus | Drive Down
Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot (150 Km)
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport, Kullu (31 Km)
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Nearest Bus Stop: Bhuntar (Hire a cab till Kaso)
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Drive Down: Driving down is definitely the best way to reach Kasol. You will see beautiful mountains and lush green valleys on your way. If you don’t want to take your car, then simply rent one. You can use the following coupon codes to save money when you rent a car!
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Where Should You Stay
Most Popular Hotels: Alpine | Asaka Lodge | Hotel Green Valley
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There are many things to do in Kasol. Here are some things that we thing you definitely shouldn’t miss:
- Eat amazing Israeli food
- Wander in the jungle
- Go for a trek
- Definitely visit Pulga