Kheerganga is a trek that has become excessively famous of late, fundamentally because of the prevalence of Kasol as a flower child joint. It gets an ordinary progression of trekkers, as a negligible portion of the party swarm in Kasol accumulates sufficient inspiration to give this one a shot. I invested some quality energy in the Parvati Valley last year yet didn’t attempt Kheerganga. Thus, this time I needed to polish it off. Since it is a really well known place, I question if I have anything new to say. Be that as it may, by and by, I managed to make it somewhat more intriguing by taking some unacceptable courses toward the beginning.
We made a promising beginning soon after 6 am from Kalga, a spot that I’ve depicted previously. (There is one more course that bypasses Kalga on the off chance that you need to begin promptly after arriving at Barshaini). We were excessively certain and didn’t get some information about the course. There was no other person around that morning, which was astounding for a particularly well known course. In any case, we reassured ourselves by accepting that we are the additional focused ones who managed to get up so early.
Nonetheless, disarray started to develop as even following 2 hours, each indication of a reasonable path was lost. Then, at that point, we met a few local people watching out for their cows and understood that we had gone the wrong way. In any case, the return was far more detestable as we even lost the weak path that we took. We were hearing the waterway thus continuing to walk downhill through thick woods, and needed to utilise both our hands alongside the legs to endure this stretch. In the end we emerged from the wilderness, and arose exactly at the right point, where the genuine trek begins from the town. It was at that point 11 am and we were beginning anew.
At any rate, at that point we’d promised to finish the trek before the day’s over or bite the dust attempting. We pushed forward with our drained legs yet fortunately the genuine trek didn’t feel that feverish. There were many even stretches where we just needed to stroll along a straight line.
The underlying stretches are routinely set apart with promotions for something many refer to as The Waterfall Cafe. It is roughly the midpoint of the course and the last 500 metres to this point was a lot more extreme. Considering the adventures in the first part of the day, we’d as of now done a few hours of trekking and readily acknowledged the not so welcoming and overrated food at the bistro, which was essentially a transitory shack set under a cascade. I cleaned up and filled my feet in water, just to pull out after a large portion of a moment.
The following half was similarly more extreme and the wilderness got a piece denser. Yet, ultimately it was not quite as hard as I anticipated. It took around four hours to finish it, which was not awful as we’d squandered a great deal of energy in some unacceptable spot in the first part of the day.
Kheerganga by means of Nakthan and Rudranaag
This is a backup way to go that begins from Barsheni and goes through towns called Nakthan and Rudranaag. In any case, ultimately this course additionally meets the other course some place after the midpoint and its last stretch is the same as the past one.
Kheerganga by means of Buni Buni Pass
There is a harder elective course through the Bunibuni Pass from Kalga. It is more extreme, and less swarmed. Along these lines, assuming you are a not kidding trekker and find that course excessively simple, attempt this one. Peruse this post on the Bunibuni Pass here composed by a companion.
Where to Stay in Kheerganga?
This is the fascinating part. Whenever I visited a couple of years prior, the Kheerganga Top was loaded with unapproved cabins. Some of them offered quarters beds at INR 100 each while some advertised “private rooms’ ‘ at INR 300-500. In 2018 there was a prohibition on these settlements to forestall overcrowding and contamination thus the trekkers needed to orchestrate tents for themselves. I even composed a post on Kheerganga Ban the year before. Nonetheless, I have discovered that some of them have returned for the current year. Not certain assuming that there is an inversion of request or basic official mercy. In any case, make a few inquiries in Kasol before you leave.
Washroom in Kheerganga?
Try not to expect excessively. There used to be open improvised latrines set up by similar accommodation suppliers when I visited. That is the very thing everybody utilises. Not certain on the off chance that they actually exist.
Food in Kheerganga?
I even saw shops selling all kinds of pressed things. The individuals who gave convenience additionally gave food. In any case, normally they are over the top expensive at the top as need might arise to be helped through the trek from beneath. You can convey light stuff with you to save costs.
Best Season for Kheerganga?
The most well known season for kasol Kheerganga is Spring, Summer, and Post Monsoon.
Spring (March-April) is a delightful season in Parvati Valley. In the lower regions you will get decent climate and spring blooms. At the top, there should in any case be some snow left from the winer.
Summer (May-June) is as yet a decent season. Be that as it may, this is additionally the season when it gets the greatest group.
Storm (July-August) Rainy season is for the most part stayed away from on the grounds that with a lot of downpour it gets tricky and you can’t likewise appreciate a lot.
Post Monsoon (Sept-Oct) Post teh downpour season, it is again a decent season for this trek.
Winter (Nov-Feb) In the winters likewise you can make it happen. However, in November the plant life blurs a little and when it begins snowing, it gets cold and testing.