How To Reach Kheerganga And Things To Do Around Kheerganga

reaching kheerganga

Kheerganga is situated at an altitude of 2960m from sea level binding some picturesque beauty of the Himalayas. 12km trek to kheerganga falls under the easy category of difficulty level, half of which is normal walk till Rudranaag and another half is mild climb, covered with pine trees which soon open to the meadows of kheerganga. I have written number of articles on parvati valley and today in this article I will tell you how to reach Kheerganga and what are various things to do around Kheerganga.

Kheerganga History

There are two aspects of the story, one which resident’s of Nakthan tell which is quite funny that’s why I am not sharing it and another which is written on a flex that has been hung on the wall outside the temple.

It is believed that in Satyug with Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati’s grace “Kheer” emerged out of ground and flowed into the valley, that’s why its called kheerganga and with Parshuram’s help it was turned into water because they knew that people of Kalyug might fight for this.

You can still find cream like elements in water. It is also believed that by drinking this water some minor skin problems are cured. From then on wards hot water started flowing from where “Kheer” emerged in Satyug.

How To Reach Kheerganga

  • Most of the travelers start their journey from Delhi. So I am going to tell you how can a person reach Kheerganga from Delhi
  • Volvo is the best option which start from Kashmiri Gate in Delhi to Manali in Himachal Pradesh
  • Don’t head to Manali in the Volvo. Get down in the place named as Bhuntar from where you will head to Kasol
  • If you are Budget traveler then you can take a bus from Bhuntar to Kasol which run at regular interval one after another till 5 in the evening.
  • But if you are an adventurous person then you can rent a bike from Bhuntar to commute in the valley.  Bike rental call 8988265439 thakur bhai is one of the most trusted person and my first choice when I plan trip to kheerganga or parvati valley.
  • Note: Never ever Rent bikes from the local Mechanics. I have small incident to share one of friend told me that he tried to look for some cheap rental services in Bhuntar, he even got one but when he returned the bike he was blamed for scratches and damage which were present from first only. He was later told to pay more money. This was how he was cheated. So remember whenever you rent a bike always rent from trusted source. The above shared number is one of really trustworthy persons I know in Bhuntar and Kasol.
  • After Kasol you need to head toward Manikaran and then toward Barsheni. From Barsheni one can walk till Tosh or get a bus to Tosh.
  • Trek to kheerganga starts from Tosh and one can cross 3-4 villages on the way binding some picturesque beauty, often considered heaven for the photographers.
  • Trek to Kheerganga from Tosh is around 14km out of which it is an easy walk till Rudranag. And after that some steep slopes may take your breath away. This part of the trekking beholds some amazing scenery that may blow your mind.
  • You can also follow the path by village Kalga but the main disadvantage of this part is that the place is less extra ordinary as compared to the other way.

So If you guys still have any doubt regarding how to plan or anything else you can ask me on Instagram.


Why you should Travel without Package?

Himachal pradesh is one of the most peaceful state in India so if you are planning a trip to Himachal you should never go for the packages or standard touring chart. If you have problem in planning a trip you can ask me here by commenting below but always prefer traveling to parvati valley with your friends instead of your parents and I am sure that everyone must be knowing the reason.

How to Plan a trip to Kheerganga?

Kheerganga is a trek in Parvati valley just like the few other trekking destinations. If you are planning a trip to Kheerganga just keep few things in mind.

If you are planning a trip to Kheerganga you can also explore places like Tosh, Garahn, Pulga, Katalga, Kasol, Rasol making your trip more memorable. These villages are among the most beautiful and peaceful villages I have seen in my life. The green meadows and the dense deodar trees are something which will definitely make your heart pound widely.

  • First day take a bus from Delhi and get down in the place called as Bhuntar in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.
  • If you are taking a bus at night from Delhi then you will reach Bhuntar during the morning hours.
  • After reaching Bhuntar you can take a bus from Bhuntar to Kasol or the much better thing would be to rent a bike from Bhuntar for rest of your trip.
  • After 2-3 hours journey from Bhuntar one can reach Kasol where one can find a accommodation and relax for few hours.
  • After that on same day one can visit Manikaran which is at a distance of 4-5 km from Kasol. Here at Manikaran one can take a holy dip at hot water pool that is believed to remove all the skin diseases from the body.
  • At evening return back to Kasol and enjoy the night life in the local cafes along with some magical cream.
  • Next day you can head toward Tosh and plan a trek to kheerganga.

Distance Chart for Parvati valley

  1. Bhuntar to Kasol = 31Km (Fair condition of road)
  2. Kasol to Manikaran = 4.5Km (fair condition of road)
  3. Manikaran to Barsheni = 8Km (fair condition of road)
  4. Barsheni to Tosh = 7.6Km (Very Bad condition )
  5. Kasol to Tosh = 22km

Top Things to do in Kheerganga



Manikaran is a holy destination in the Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh along the banks of river Parvati. This place lies at an distance of 34km from Bhuntar (nearest airport) and lies at distance of 4km from Kasol which is also referred to as mini Israel. Manikaran is holy center for both Hindus as well as Sikhs. The legendary tales states that once the wife of lord Shiva, Parvati dropped her earings in the spring of Manikaran which led to the uprising of hot water from the place. On the other hand Sikhs believe that the third Udasi, Guru Nanak Dev Ji came to this place in 1574 with his disciples. After some time one of his disciple felt hungry. So they went to collect food but the only problem was that there was no fire to cook. Then Guru Nanak lifted the stone in Manikaran and the spring of hot water came out of the earth Surface. So if you are planning a trip to Kheerganga this place should always be on your wish list.



it is a village which lies in close proximity to Kasol and Manikaran everyone knows why it is so famous. Yes definitely it’s the M cream or the Malana cream. Kasol has always been a destination for the weed lovers who want to enjoy their life in the midst of smoke offered by nature. Parvati valley offers you that which is difficult to find anywhere in the entire country and that makes this place unique. The rave parties of chalaal are renowned throughout for the magical stuff and the magical mood that will take you away from this planet. Trekking route from Kasol to chalaal is quite busy due to some above mentioned things and hence its also considered heaven for the smokers.

Read: Unkown facts about Malana cream


moon dance cafe kasol german bakery

It is a beautiful as well as peaceful village located at a distance of 32kmfrom Bhuntar (nearest airport) in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. This village lies adjacent to gurgling Parvati river where you can sit along the river and enjoy the tranquillity and peace offered by nature. The specialty of the place lies in the trekking routes to various places like Malana, Chalaal, Kheerganga etc and you can definitely visit Manikaran which is at a distance of 4km from Kasol. Kasol is abode for the trekkers, backpackers and for those who cannot control their adrenaline rush. The cafés in the area offer you world-class cuisines which will definitely make your mouth water.

Read: Best time to visit Kasol for party lovers

So this was the easiest method of reaching Kheerganga from Kasol or Delhi.

So If you guys still have any doubt regarding how to plan or anything else you can ask me on Instagram.

42 thoughts on “How To Reach Kheerganga And Things To Do Around Kheerganga

  1. Hey, I’m visiting Kasol on 22 sept along with my 4 friends. Can you suggest some budget hotels in kasol. Also, please share where should we stay during our visit?
    Can we trek without hire a local guide?
    Do we really need a bike/car to visit the places?
    What are the best options for couples?
    Share some event/parties places.


    1. Hey Kapil, I would suggest you that don’t go for online booking as the season is off. Instead look for hotels after reaching kasol. You can negotiate the price for sure and get rooms at very cheap rate. For trekking to kheerganga, Challal or Tosh you don’t need a guide. Parvati valley is very simple to navigate on own. Avoid trekking at night. Bike would be great option for couples because the bus timing is very uneven in the valley

  2. Tell me about the mobile network at Kheerganga & Kasol & at the other places nearest to these places & if network works then which network will be better?

  3. When is the best time to travel to kheerganga….is it in winter season or autumn season?
    Is it safe to park vehicle at tosh and go for kheerganga trip?

  4. How is the weather in the end of May for 11 months old kid can I take him along. Do we get any pitthu or mules for carrying a kid and luggage for to kheerganga?

  5. Hey there, read the brief idea you gave about the experience. I would like some assistance. I am planning for a solo trek around 2nd week of June 2018. I am a fresher and this is going to be my first trek. I am keenly interested in visiting kutla valley. Can you help me step my step all the way from delhi-kheerganga-tosh-kutla-delhi?

    Also,it it safe for a woman to travel alone? Is the locality and environment safe enough?

  6. Hey m planing to kasol n manali on 8june to 13june we are 4bachelor please suggest me where i go first and which place is best that time.

  7. Hey plz suggest best hotels etc .. how to book be best options.. we r planning to visit this month.. reply asap..

  8. SIR,
    can u please tell me how it will cost for FOUR PERSON including BIKE for rent from BHUNTAR to KHEERGANGA via KASOL.
    and we will take 4 bike on rent for 3 days .

  9. Hi This Hanry,

    I am planning for August month, so in short, will it be safe with the kid and how would be weather conditions in August there. one more thing I heard about parvati kund so will it be on the same route to kheerganga.

  10. Hi Rahul,
    We are planning to celebrate the new year in Kasol this year we will be going in December. I want to explore myself and don’t want to go with any camping packages. Where all places can we travel, how do we do camping? It would be great if you guide a little.

      1. Thank you for your reply. If you are guide, can I get your number? Or any other reliable guide you can suggest?

        Thanks once again 🙂

  11. Hi Rahul,

    Thanks for sharing your experience, really helpful for beginners like me.
    I am planning for a trip to kasol-kheerganga in september end this year with 3 of my friends. We have around 3 days time with us. None of us have trekked or camped in hills before. Would like to know if it is possible to stay in kheerganga at night as I heard that off late, commercialization has been completely stopped there. If not, can kheerganga be covered in one day including both, up and downhill trek?

  12. hey brother ,
    em from south india ,iam planning for a trip there in november 1st and we are a group of six ,we planing to take train to chandhigarh and from there to bhuntar then to kasol, actually we are planing a low budjet trip ,and we are planning trek to kheerganga and may i know is it possible to camp there in kheerganga and from where we can hire our trekking gear like tents and sleeping bag ,will you please help me to make a clear root which i can explore everything and we are planing to go via kalga to kheerganga can you help me make a plan

  13. Hi,
    If I choose to take a bike from Bhuntar then on the day of trekking from Tosh, where do we have to park the bike safely?? Is there any specific location for parking.
    And do we have to come back to same day after trekking or is there any arrangements for stay once we reached the place after trekking.

    1. sir you can park your bikes in Barsheni from where you can trek. It is difficult to return on same day so you have to stay up there. yes you will get few arrangements to stay up in Kheerganga

  14. Me & my wifeam visiting kasol in dec first week with a 4 year kid. Is it ok to visit kasol with family? Is it safe to track to kheerganga with kid?

    1. Kheerganga is a long trek sir you can surely do it with kids but It will be to hard for child and now as in October it would be cold enough up there so you should probably plan next year maybe without kids.

  15. Hi Rahul,

    I really liked your article. Can you help us with your experiences?
    We are planning an all girls trip to Himachal on dussehra long weekend 19-21 Oct. We will be a group of 3 girls. Any suggestions for us ?

    P.S. we don’t drink or smoke :p

    1. I have written a complete article on solo travel for girls in Kasol, you can search it on websit. Rest Himachal is peaceful just keep your travel time restricted till 6pm in the evening, no treks after that

  16. hey Rahul, I’m planning to come for a solo trip to Kasol in the first week of December , is trekking to kheerganga during this month convenient and could you suggest a stay and an itinerary for the same.

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