Kasol In Kullu

Kasol is a small hamlet in the Parvati Valley of the Himachal Pradesh. Replete with mountain ranges, it is an adventure seekers paradise with various stupendous trekking trails, picturesque beauty and stunning rivers surrounded by pine trees. 






The most popular trek trails  at Kasol are

Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga at a height of 3,050 meters is a small village in Parvati Valley and the most famous trek route at Kasol. Beginning at Tosh, it is a moderately challenging trek through the dense forest that takes upto 6-7 hours and offers a magnificent view from top of the emerald green snow crest alps, vast greenery, tropical forests and flowing Parvati river. Upon reaching the top, one can indulge in dipping under the hot water spring to relax and rejuvenate.


Tosh is a quaint hamlet situated at an elevated height of 2,400 feet above sea level and en route the Pir Parvati Pass. It is popular for its scenic trek routes and marijuana plantation. Located at Parvati Valley, Tosh is a beautiful village dotted with green hills and snow peaks. Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world especially from Europe and Israel descend in Tosh for a backpacking trekking expedition on its gradual terrain with mesmerizing views and to enjoy the hippie culture. Nature lovers flock here to practice yoga and meditate amidst the natural beauty, fresh air and serene surroundings.


Malana is a solitary hamlet in the Malana Nala, a side valley of the Parvati Valley to the north-east of Kullu Valley. Shadowed by the mountain peaks of Chanderkhani and Deo Tibba rising like benevolent giants, it is isolated from the rest of the world making its picturesque beauty unparalleled heaven on earth. Trekking in Malana is an exquisite experience of witnessing a serene ambience, spellbinding terrains, dense forests, transcendent valleys, splendid waterfalls and snow crest alps. Malana is also know as the ‘Little Greece of India’


At an altitude of 3,048 meters above sea level, Rasol is a peaceful isolated village at the foothills of Himalayas and an exhilarating trekking trail with awe-inspiring views of the snow capped Himalayas. The expedition is a 5km journey from Kasol spanning between 3-4 hours passing through Chalal and ending at the mystical village also known as Magic Rasol.  


Chalal is a mystical village at an altitude of over 5,300 feet and a 30-minute trek from Kasol. Filled with rustic charm and old world beauty with wooden houses and a spectacular panoramic view of the snow covered mountains, magnificent pine trees and serene Parvati river, this quaint village is a delight and popular with trekkers and backpackers for trekking and camping. Chalal is smattered with wonderful mix of Indian and Israeli cafes that must be visited. The main allure of the village is the trance parties that are held here amidst the dense forests and under the brilliant star lit sky. People from all over the world flock to Chahal to enjoy the scenic beauty and sway the night away at these parties held throughout the year.

Pir Parvati Pass

Pir Parvati Pass is the most thrilling trek expedition and an adrenaline pumping experience to engage in. The most sought after trek, it is a challenging experience of trekking through steep slopes, climbs and persistent peaks, which starts by crossing the Parvati Valley and ascending to the great height of 5,319 meters above sea level in 12 days. The apt time to undertake this challenge is during the monsoon season of July to September. This pass also leads to Spiti Valley.

The Great Indrahar Pass

The Great Indrahar Pass is a mountain pass hike from Dauladhar range and snow draped Pir Panjal mountains. The hike moderately difficult lead you through the scenic sights of the enchanting tropical forests comprising of Deodar and Rhododendron and ends at Chamba. The hike offers a fun experience to camp at Triund and Lahesh under the blanket of star filled sky. The best time to visit this place is between May and October.

Manikaran Sahib

At an altituted of 1,760 meters above sea level and located between the two pious rivers, Beas and Parvati, Manikaran Sahib is a revered gurudwara thronged by Sikh and Hindu devotees throughout the year. At the peak of Manikaran Sahib originates a hot spring that is considered sacred and bathing in it is believed to absolve one of his sins and curing of any disease. It is a tranquil place with a spiritual ambience and beautiful surroundings with majestic mountains serving as a backdrop.   .

The best time to visit Kasol is between October to June.



  1. Kasol will give you the ultimate adrenaline rush with its multiple trek routes.
  2. Parvati river, originating from the Pir parvati mountain range and flowing from the Parvati valley is popular with tourists for river rafting, angling and basking in the tranquility of the serene and mesmerizing landscape.
  3. Chahal village is a popular destination with tourists and foreign expats for the outdoor trance parties.
  4. Kasol has many quaint cafes serving lip smacking Israeli cuisine that is extremely popular with the tourists.


Recommended For

Trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.


How to get to Kasol


The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport, Kullu located at a distance of 31 km. A cab can be hired from there directly to Kasol


The closest station is Pathankot railway station at a distance of 150km. A cab can be hired from there directly to Kasol


Several private and state buses ply to Kasol. Private car and taxi can also be hired.


Interesting Facts About Kasol

  1. It is believed that Lord Shiva meditated at Kheerganga for 3000 years and the hot spring has sacred medicinal properties.
  2. The residents of Malana consider themselves as a superior race belonging to the Aryan race and direct descendants Alexander the Great due to which they maintain less contact with the outside world and don’t interact with people. They have their own lifestyle, culture and social structure with the the oldest democracies of the world followed with the well-organized parliamentary system, guided by their deity Jamlu Rishi.
  3. Malana is known for the best production of cannabis.
  4. Kasol is inhabited by a huge number of people from Israel and has several Israeli cafes.
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