This is a 7 days itinerary for a recreational trip to Parvati Valley. This trip is suitable for a group of friends or for solo travelers.
Arrive at Bhuntar
Check out the hot springs
Go River rafting
Visit the small beautiful villages around
Stay in hostels and interact with strangers
Tick Kasol off your bucket list
Watch the clouds pass through the snow capped mountains
Legit experience of ‘A sky full of stars’
INR 7000 for 7 days
HOW TO REACH
- Buses are available to Bhuntar from Delhi.
- Shared cabs or buses avaible to reach Tosh, Kasol, etc.
WHAT AND WHEN TO DO
- Arrive at Delhi
- Take an overnight bus to Bhuntar
- Arrive at Bhuntar
- Visit the hot springs and walk around the town
- Take a sharing cab to Tosh
- Stay there overnight at Pink Flyod Hotel
- Experience the village lifestyle
- Wake up early to witness the sunrise amidst the snow capped mountains
- Head to the Tosh Waterfalls which is a one hour trek
- Spend afternoon at the village
- Head to Kasol by evening and it’s just a one hour drive from Tosh
- Check into Hosteller (Parvati Valley’s first Backpacking Hostel)
- Go around Kasol in the evening and crash a party at night
- Trek to Chalal, it is one hour trek from Kasol
- Enjoy the mountain views, hot and spicy Maggi
- Find out about the parties happening and sneak into one
- Come back to Kasol for the night
- Take a cab to starting point of Malana Trek (1 hour ride)
- Go for the trek (1.5 Hours)
- Interact with people, understand the history of the village
- Spend the day there and come back to Kasol by night
- Take a cab or local bus for Khir Ganga Trek starting point
- Trek to Khir Ganga, this will take around 5 hours
- Get into the hot springs.
- Rent a camp on the hill.
- Put on the campfire beneath A SKY FULL OF STARS!
- Trek back to Kasol
- Take a local bus to Bhuntar and take a bus back to Delhi
WHERE TO STAY
WHERE TO EAT
- German Bakery, Kasol
- Irani Food and Maggi
HOW TO TRAVEL AROUND
- Rental Cars/ Bikes
- Local Buses
- Walking/ Hiking
HELPFUL TIPS AND MY STORY
- Advance Booking is recommended for the buses to and from Delhi, especially Delhi to Bhuntar
- You cannot stay at Malana Village for the nights, so head back on time. Also, there are a few rules at the village (you can be fined for touching villagers) so do look it up once.
- I came across many solo travelers and it is a very safe place to do so.
This was my first backpacking trip and it was an unforgettable experience. I’ learnt many lessons on life skills from this journey. All you need is a backpack, a small group of friends and the desire to travel adventurously.Pooja Raj
PICTURES FROM THE TRIP
This Itinerary was Contributed by Pooja Raj
You can reach Pooja for any queries about this trip on her Instagram.
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