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Kheerganga trek-A Perfect Detailed Guide

An outline of Kheerganga Trek:

Kheerganga trek is one of the most distinguished treks in Himachal Pradesh. It is the best-known trek that is recommended every time the topic of trekking comes. Its beginning point is Kasol and its endpoint is Kheerganga temple. Every adventure enthusiast may try this trek full of splendid views at least once in their lifetime. 

This amazing trek comes with the best mesmerizing views one can go through. This trek is also suitable for beginners and people of any age with no experience at all. However, its difficulty level is moderate. You can enjoy the beautiful trek with your friends, family, and pets. This trek is full of stunning sceneries such as meadows, mountains, forests and villages. The path is mostly covered with stones and rocks, thus making the trek a little difficult. Himalayan peaks which include Trishul, Nanda Devi and Panchachuli are seen on this trek once you reach the peak of the trail. 

Rejuvenate in the Himalayas while strolling through the exquisite trek. This trek has a lot to see what nature offers. Picturesque waterfalls and a beautiful sightseeing experience are abundant. According to me, there is nothing that can match this extreme natural beauty. 

Some Highlights of the trek:

  • Kheerganga trek is undoubtedly a trek full of majestic sights of the meadows, and forests full of pine trees. It consists of beautiful small towns as well.
  • The summit is at an altitude of nearly 10,000 feet located in the lap of glorious views of the Himalayas. 
  • There is a story that Kartikeya who was the son of Shiva contemplated in Kheerganga for over a thousand years. Also, there is Parvati Kund, a hot water spring used to relax your body and mind. 
  • Kheerganga is a unique place to fall in love with, full of mixed cultures and traditions. 

Kheerganga Trekking, some main points:

Starting Point of the trek: Barshaini

Start Time of the trek: Day 1 approx 9-10 am. 

End Time of trek: Approximately noon (Day 2)

Height of the trek: 9600 ft. approx. 

Temperature Ranges between 8°C to 15°C (day) and  0°C to 3°C at night. 

Total Trek Distance: 14 Km 

BSNL Network works best in the area. 

Trekking difficulty: Easy to moderate. 

Kheerganga Trek Package Includes:

  • Stay in the tents (on sharing basis)
  • Meals include Breakfast and dinner. 
  • Professional guide. 

How to reach? 

The beginning point of the Kheerganga trek is Barshaini which is at a stretch of 20 km from Kasol. Arrive at Barshaini by your vehicle or you can opt for a cab to Barshaini. 

What to bring?

  • Torches with extra batteries.
  • Warm and cosy clothes
  • Water bottles
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Thermals, caps and scarfs etc. 
  • Hiking shoes or sports shoes
  • Mosquito repellent

Peace of  the Kheerganga trek: 

The major tourist destination of the trek is a shiv temple. On this trek, one can experience the most of his life enjoying the best views of their life while watching the majestic sunset above the horizon. 

There is also a trek to the Pin Parvati Pass on the way to trek. Pin Parvati pass ideally spans a length of 37.2 km, which is a thrilling trek not recommended for beginners. Trekking Pin Parvati can prove to be an exciting task for adventure seekers. One can feel a sense of accomplishment after trekking this trail by crossing a 17,457-foot pass. The Pin Valley National Park is well-known for its wildlife also. Snow leopards as well as other species are found in the area. 

By trekking the Kheerganga trek, one can learn about the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people/habitants of the place. This place serves as a heaven for the photographers as this place provides a lot more picturesque sights of snow-capped mountains for photography. There is Parvati Kund located at an elevation of 13,000 feet. People visit this place often to take a break from their busy schedules and the hustle and bustle of the city. Taking bath in this hot spring rejuvenates the soul, and body and removes all the fatigue of the trekkers while trekking. It also serves as a natural medical aid for people suffering from arthritis and other medical ailments. The hot water provides a sense of comfort to the trekkers. 

While descending from Kheerganga, trekkers must stop in the villages named Kalga and Pulga to know more about the inhabitants of the place, their lifestyle, and culture and gain knowledge about their daily life also. 

Ahsan Khan
Ahsan Khan
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