When it comes to finding a destination that is beautiful, serene, adventurous and available through the year, in Kasol India has already found its favorite spot to travel to. Kasol shot to fame for a plethora of reasons, the prime being the kind of serene beauty that surrounds the city lying in the Parvati Valley as well as the activities you can do here. This quaint little town in Himachal Pradesh is situated on the banks of the Parvati River and has maintained a level of pristine beauty through the years, the kind that attracts people not just from India, but also from many different corners of the world.

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, is very well known in the travel community for being a haven for backpackers and budget travelers. Replete with experiences that will take away the heart of a lot of travelers, Kasol is more than just a destination. It can easily be proclaimed to be a whole adventure in itself. with a wide number of places to visit in Kasol, it can be called as an ultimate destination. The reason for that is the many adventures that a traveler experiences, be it physical, visual, spiritual, and in some cases, life-changing. Really a small town in the Parvati Valley, Kasol is not just a hotspot for backpacking adventures or a destination set amidst green hills. It is a hub for people looking to just get away from their regular office lives and take to the Himalayas for an experience of a lifetime.

The reason why Kasol is famous amongst such a crowd of travelers is that it caters to everyone. Be it the ones arriving for trekking, camping, rafting, sightseeing, parties, or seeking spiritual awakening, Kasol never disappoints anyone. Starting from the beginning, Kasol is a heaven for the trekking enthusiasts and adventure buffs.

Starting from Kheerganga, Kasol has made this meadow high in the Himalayas their favorite destinations. A 12 km trek that leads through forests of Oak and Rhododendron, trekking on this trail in Parvati Valley is one of the best things to do in Kasol and is one of the favorites too. Beginning from Kasol, the trek passes from Barshaini and Rudra Nag waterfalls, it ends high up on Kheerganga which is a hotspot for campers. Kheerganga is also a location of one of the many hot springs in Kasol with water coming from the earth’s crust naturally warmed up. Popularly known as the Parvati Kund, it is a great spot to relax on top of Kheerganga after a long day of trekking in Kasol. From Kheerganga, the way can either take you back to Kasol or on a majestic detour to the village of Tosh. Nestled in a side valley to the Parvati Valley, and situated in the banks of a small rivulet of the same name, Tosh is an offbeat trekking adventure and a quiet small town. Lesser known and almost uncrowded, the scenes from Tosh of the Dhauladhar range of Himalayas are the best that you can get anywhere in Kasol. Also famous in Tosh are the many small cafes catering to the small tourist crowd that chooses to visit this offbeat green vista of a village.

Another trekking adventure that leads from Kasol is to the secretive village of Malana. The small village in the Himalayas is situated amidst the towering giants of Chanderkhani and Deo Tibba, and is famous for various reasons, the prime one being the self-isolation of the people of the village. This secretive nature, and the fact that Malana is the gateway to the famous Magic Valley is what brings a large crowd of people to take on the trek and pay this majestic little town a visit. The whole experience soothes the eyes and soul of the travelers who take on the Malana and Magic Valley trek and arrive in this green heaven.

And another day hike from Kasol, which is short yet highly adventurous is the trek to Chalal. Situated by the roaring Parvati River in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, Chalal is also called the Little Amsterdam and for every reason. This place is well-known in the world for the crazy trance and PSYtrance parties that happen here from time to time. But one of the greater reasons for the fame of this tranquil small town is the presence of the River Parvati and the kind of beauty that it brings to the whole place.

And speaking of the River Parvati in Kasol, India, there is no denying the fact that the soothing stream is a landmark of this town in itself. It is the river that created the valley and hence, everything beautiful in Kasol is owed to the presence of Parvati in the region. The sometimes roaring sometimes gurgling river is a great place to just sit back, relax and marvel at the beauty of nature around. Parvati River also makes for a great spot to camp near, on the banks of it, to be precise.

And speaking of camping, Kasol, India has many great spots to enjoy staying out in the lap of nature and under the billions of stars in the night sky that you can see loads and loads of because of the fact that this place is untouched by the modern curses and is still in its pristine state. Some of the best spots for camping in Kasol include the name of Kheerganga. A chance to camp in the meadow seems to be a great option as you will be waking up to one of the best sunrises ever over Kheerganga. Apart from this, Tosh proves to be another great place to set up camp and get an exquisite hilltop view of the entire region as you sit near a bonfire. Malana, in its secluded and cut-off state, is also a gateway to one of the best camping sites in the Himalayas, known as the Magic Valley. And for an offbeat experience of camping amidst towering mountains of the Himalayas and a place where the inhabitants do not keep themselves reserved from talking to outsiders, Grahan will prove to be a great retreat. The trail to Grahan walks beside the river Parvati in Kasol, with the village lying in the midst of towering green hills and a view of the snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar range.

Apart from the adventurous face of Kasol, there is also a spiritual side to this town. And one of the greatest spots of religious importance here is Manikaran. The region built around a cluster of natural hot springs, Manikaran is of great religious significance to the Sikhs and Hindus. The Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is said to belong to the era of the founder of the Belief, the first religious leader of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak. He is believed to have come here with a disciple, and to cook their food for a public kitchen called ‘Langar’, he asked the disciple to remove a stone. From under the stone came a hot spring, which still resides in Manikaran Sahib and is considered very sacred. People from all over come to cook the offerings to their God in these springs before consuming, and even take a dip in these waters to wash off their sins. The piety of this place is of the utmost level for the believers of Sikhs.

Another legend relates the place with the Hindu Gods, Vishnu, and Parvati. Parvati lost a gem or ‘Mani’ in the torrential waters below, and the story that followed gave this place its name, Manikaran. Also, it is believed that Lord Shiva’s legendary anger is what gave birth to the hot springs in the area. With many temples dotting the place all over, Manikaran is a must visit, especially because it falls on the way to Kullu and Manali.

Speaking of these regions in the valley, Kullu and Manali can be called as the cultural capital of the state. With such close proximity to Kasol, the name of the small town is many a time collectively called along with the other two. Their presence nearby has boosted tourism in the area even more. And that has given a speed boost to the emergence of a number of cafes, guesthouses, and homestays in the area, so the tourists arriving here will feel all in their comfort zone, meeting and greeting other like-minded backpackers arriving in this quaint destination from several corners of the country, sometimes even the world.

Kasol tourism has done everything to ensure that when someone arrives in this city, they feel safe and sound, alongside the conquering feeling of adventure and the serene feeling of calm taking over their self. And so a trip to Kasol will sure be the best budget tour with a fulfilling feeling that you will ever take. Read this guide for all the information you will need for motivating and planning a trip to Kasol.

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"It was a wonderful journey and enjoyed a lot and welcome gesture was good and the guides were good"
16 February 2020
Excellent
Hey hi! I'm Divya. This was my experience with Thrillophilia and it was amazing. They've responded always whenever I needed them. About this trip, firstly Kasol is a very beautiful place and the camp we were staying at is located Riverside, a very beautiful location and the hosts are lovely ppl, very friendly, camp in Kasol. They've taken us on Trek to Chalal .... This is a trek trail that goes along the river up to the village of Chalal. And next day was the Kasol trek. It is the beautiful trek that I've experienced till now ( not that I've climbed many mountains and hills). It was covered all over with snow. The views were amazing.. We had a guide trekker who took us on the trek. Overall it was a wonderful experience!!! Thanks to Thrillophilia, sincerely!!!!
"One of the experiences, which will always remain in my memories. Kheerganga is a trek which is beautiful, not so tough, tiring but the moment you reach the destination, you forget it all and you feel that you have reached a different realm altogether. I can still feel the fresh air hitting my face up there. anyone who can trek 4-5 hours continuously, please do not miss this place.\nand our trek guide is VICKY a very good person\n"
17 August 2019
Excellent
Highly satisfied with my maiden camping experience at HIM CAFE.. Realy awe-inspiring views around the camp. Decent food to get in a hilly terrain. Pawan-caretaker is too friendly and caring. Tents were clean and safe.. Day 1: Reached the camp by 2.00 pm checked in the tent. Started trek to Tosh village after a Powernap at the tent. Tosh village is too beautiful that it couldnt be penned down. Wittnessed aome melting snow while sunset which is an imsane experience. You can enjoy at cafes at Tosh before your way bck to the camp. Had dinner. Enjoyed Bonfire. Day2: If you are trekker then use this day for an early morning trek to a stunning water falls which is little above the Tosh village. Come back for a sun kissed breakfast. I had Kheerganga in my list so i started to Barshaini which is the starting point of the Kheer ganga trek. So its ideal to stay at Tosh before/after a trek to kheerganga. Amenities at camp: Food Tents Cafe Kitchen Clean washrooms And what not amazing sceneries around. An amazing one day backpacking experience which could carry lot of insane memories. Happy Trekking..
"It was a nice trip, I loved how beautiful that place was"
We recently went to Kasol and it was a wonderful trip. The place is so beautiful and alluring. The Kheerganga trek included in the trip was the best part. All the facilities provided on the trip were amazing, from rooms to meals, even the camping facility was great. Thanks Thrillophilia for the memorable trip.
05 January 2020
Excellent
There is a lot to experience in this trek. We visited local villages, temples, hot springs and all of them are fun to visit. The group was amazing and we spent a lovely time around the bonfire and enjoying the music and dance and scary stories of the people. The trekking trail was really beautiful and worth experiencing. We would recommend this to all of our friends.
26 February 2020
Excellent
I visited kheerganga twice and this time we did our booking from Thrillophilia and must say it was a best among them, the group we had is so familiar like we just felt going with the family. The bonfire was amazing and the best. The food there at the top is just fine but gave the vibe of the place so it was great.
27 January 2020
Excellent
This trek was awesome I visited here with my friends and we all amazed to see the beauty this place. It was amazingly beautiful , The challal place in kasol near the river was just lovely. Weather was also perfect at our day, and the food was also good. We enjoyed the music near the bonfire. Completely amazing experience. Highly recommended.
12 March 2020
Superb
We did this trek with a group of 8 . it was so amazing that its been 3 days and I still want to visit again. Highly recommended from my side as this place has so relaxing and calming atmosphere. If one want to dip in thrill can go there without worries. Totally worth the visit.

People Also Ask About Kasol

  1. What all things can be done in Kasol?

    While you are at this wonderful destination you might be thinking where which are the best things to start with. Some of the best things to do in Kasol are:

    1. Head out for a camping in the wilderness
    : Kasol has captivated a great many voyagers till date and it is the unrivaled center point of peacefulness, bona fide customs and social upgrades. Indulge in the savoring trekking expedition to Malana Valley and camp there for the night. Some of the other places for camping in Kasol are: Parvati Woods Camps, Kasol Camps etc.
    2. Go out for Hippie shopping:  The flea market in Kasol is said to have some of the best hippie clothing. T shirts to chillums, mixing bongs and a lot of hiking gear you will find everything here. This flea marlet has it all. All you need to do is just bargain a bit and you will have you desired wear.
    3. Visit Moon Dance Café:A standout amongst the most attractive bistros for voyagers but then another energizing thing to do in Kasol, the Moon dance cafe has an astonishing perspective of the mountains and valleys outside, making for an ideal place for discussions and some astounding photographs of the scene. There are large groups of mouth watering delicacies that you can appreciate here for prices that will make your wallet smile if it could.
    4. Head out for a trek to Kheerganga: Trekking in Kasol is also one of the exciting things to do. Kheer Ganga lies towards the extraordinary end of Parvati valley, and for the most piece of the year, this place will be shrouded in snow and this place will be covered in snow and sparsely covered in other months, still making for a slippery cover and trail for anyone walking or trekking here.
    5. Explore the Tosh Valley: This little town is situated on a hillside above the waterway and a waterfall. It is perfect to attempt long strolls to discover the pretty delights of its mountain scenery. Tosh is more European than Israeli and with a consistent whiff of cannabis in its air. Trekking tough through the forest is a shorter course to achieve Tosh. Taxis are likewise accessible to take you there for a negligible charge of 200 Rupees.
    6. Do some sightseeing at Malana:A 5-6 hours of trekking from Kasol will take you to this curious and excellent town and influence you to go gaga for everything without exception that it is known for, from its landscapes to the people, although reviews have suggested you shouldn’t get too comfortable there, it is still a wonderful place to visit on your way from Kasol.
    7. Try the Israeli Cuisine: From the curious bistros to amazing street food, Kasol offers you a brilliant opportunity to eat on amazing food and have an extraordinary discussion about the climate. Visit the 'TurquioseKasol' and 'The Evergreen' for astounding food that will have you frail in the knees. Appreciate pastries like 'Hi to the ruler' and 'Hi to the lord' while you are at the Evergreen eatery and bistro.

  2. What are the famous easy treks in Kasol?

    The following ones are some of the best treks for the beginners-

    1. Tosh:
    A sleepy village located in the exotic Parvati Valley, Tosh offers an amazing view of lush greenery and the mountains altogether. You can start the trekking tour of Tosh from the small hamlet of Barshaini, which is situated almost in the middle of the village and Kasol. To complete your hiking journey, you would have to cover a distance of around 7.5km, which is perfect for a newbie trekker.

    2. Rasol:
    Widely known as one of the best treks in Kasol, Rasol is yet another charismatic village that is situated in the midst of the Parvati Valley. While covering the trekking distance of 8km, you can relish the amazing view of the forests as well as the mesmerizing mountains.

    3. Kutra Glacier:
    Unlike how it sounds, the 8km trek to the Kutla Glacier is actually quite comfortable, as the trails here do not have that many obstacles. It might take you around four hours to complete your journey, but when you reach the top, the captivating sight of Kutla Glacier would surely make you feel proud of yourself.

    4. Chalal:
    Snuggled exquisitely in the midst of mountains, Kasol probably is one of the most scenic and fascinating treks in Kasol. The distance that you have to hike to reach this place is only 2.5km; hence, it would take you around an hour to complete it.   

  3. When is the best time to visit Kasol?

    For those of you who are planning to visit Kasol the best time to visit this place is during the month of October to June. You can explore the vivid wilderness of this region during the month of wilderness from March to May. During this time the weather is very pleasant and the temperature varies from 15 - 22 degrees Celsius.

  4. Which are the famous summer treks in Kasol?

    The best places for trekking in kasol in the summer are:

    1. Sar Pass Trek:
    Located at the northern side of the village of Kasol, the Sur Pass is probably one of the most challenging treks in Himachal Pradesh. To complete your trekking journey, you will need to cover a distance of almost 50km, which would take you around five to six days. However, summer is considered to be the best time to trek here, as, during this season, the risk of encountering an avalanche is quite low.

    2. Kheerganga:
    Be it the dense forests of pine or the eye-catching streams, the Kheerganga trek has it all to make your day even more blissful and cherishing. However, during the summer season, this place sometimes encounters some bouts raining, which makes its surroundings look even more beautiful and trekking here becomes much more enjoyable.

    3. Grahan:
    Unlike the previous two treks, Grahan is somewhat quiet and peaceful, but packs a punch of unparalleled natural beauty without a doubt. Nevertheless, the atmosphere of this place is quite chilly, making it a popular choice among the other summer treks in the village of Kasol.

    4. Malana:
    A beautiful uphill trek with glorious surroundings, the trails of Malana can be both highly exciting and quite tiring for the beginner hikers. However, once you reach the top after hiking around 5km, the view of this small piece of heaven would surely wash all of your tiredness away from you.

  5. What kind of fitness am I expected to have for trekking in Kasol?

    Well, you can find several trekking trails in Kasol, which are absolutely ideal for the beginners or the novice trekkers. Hence, if you do opt for hiking in these places, then you would not probably have to be much of a fitness freak. However, if you want to trek in a place like Sar Pass, then you need to do your best to keep your fitness attributes at the top.
  6. How can I reach Kasol from Delhi?

    1. By Road: Kasol is very well connected by road to the rest of India. There are regular bus servicesavailable you can easily get a bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Kasol which will take around 14 hours.
    2. By Air: There There is no direct flight connectivity to Kasol.  Bhuntar airport near Kullu is the nearest airport that connects Kasol with the rest of India. It is located at a distance of 31 km from Kasol and from there you can take a taxi. You can also or you can fly to Gaggal Airport in Dharamsala and from there take the local bus to reach Kasol.
    3. By Train: If you are planning to travel by train then take a train from Delhi to Bhunter. Get down at the Bhunter railway station and from there take a local bus ride or hire a taxi to Kasol. All the roads are well connected to Kasol so you can easily get a ride from the station.
  7. What you will like there?

    - Outdoor and adventurous activities: Tourists from all over the world visit Kasol to get a taste of its scenic beauty, its hippie culture and unique history. Most of the houses are made in lumber and wood. The architecture of the villages near Kasol is unique. In Malana, every storey of the building has a name. This is one of the most quintessential places in Himachal Pradesh. You might not find a lot of resorts in this hilly area.S
    - Shopping, indoor games, and food: 
    You can shop for clothes, jewelry, and artifacts that depict the trance and the hippie culture of this area. You can as well style yourself in vibrant clothes this place has to offer. Food is one of the highlights of Kasol. All the cafes and restaurants serve delish food that has exotic taste of Israel and Indian platter.
    - Photo blogging: You can start a travelogue and a Photo journal beginning at this place. The villagers do not mind being photographed and there are no restrictions to taking photographs in and around areas of Kasol. You can capture the vibrant culture at every stage.
  8. Is there a chance of facing wild animals while trekking in Kasol?

    The wild animals usually tend to stay away from the humans; hence, if you are traveling with a big team, then you probably would not face any of them. However, sometimes, you might encounter a bear or some rabbits, who usually come out of their caves or staying places during the daytime.
  9. What kind of medical arrangements will be there during trekking?

    During trekking, each and every trekker will have a first aid kit with them, however, if unexpectedly certain things go wrong, then there will be an ambulance available too to take you to a nearby hospital.
  10. How far is Kasol from Manali? How to reach Kasol from Manali?

    Kasol is located at a distance of 75.2 km from Manali. Kasol is well connected to the rest of India only by well-connected roadways. You can easily take a bus which will take around 2 hours to reach Kasol. Bus fare from Manali to Kasolmay be around Rs.26.

  11. How far is Malana village from Kasol?

    Malana Village is located at a distance of 21.5 km via Manikaran Rd and Malana Valley Rd/Malana Village Rd. If you are travelling by car then you will have to park your vehicle on the road and then trek down from the Malana main road to trek towards Malana village.

  12. Can we have alcohol and smoke during the trek in Kasol?

    No , you cannot drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes while trekking in kasol because if you get intoxicated, then it might pose danger to your journey.
  13. Is it safe for a solo female to travel in Kasol?

    Yes, it is safe for solo female travelers to travel in Kasol. During your trip you will find many girl travelers travelling alone. But do keep in mind that you don’t stay put late at the markets at night.

  14. What all things I should carry for Kasol trip?

    If you are planning to travel to Kasol this time there are few essential things which you need to carry with your to make you vacation an amazing and thrilling one.
    Some of the essential things that you should carry for you Kasol trip are:
    -A backpack rain cover
    -Sleeping bag
    -Mobile
    -Mobile Charger
    -Woolen clothes
    -Trekking Shoes
    -Travel Map
    -Socks
    -Gloves
    -Rain Sheet
    -Comfortable Footwear
    -Hiking Shoes
    -Sunscreen
    -Sunglasses
    -Camera
    -Soap
    -Snacks.
  15. Which are the famous places to visit in Kasol?

    Some of the most famous spots that you can enjoy during your visit to Kasol are:

    1. Kheer Ganga Peak:
    This place is in the beautiful Parvati Valley of Kasol Town and popularly known for its panoramic views from a height of 3050 metres. It lies at the extreme end of the Parvati valley and also carries great mythological beliefs. It is a holy place with a hot water spring, a small temple of Lord Shiva and a bathing tank. It is believed that a bath in this hot spring relieves all your ailments. It is also believed that “Kheer”Ganga (Indian dessert made of rice) was  created by Goddess Parvati.

    Location:
    Parvati Valley, Kasol.

    2. Tosh Village:
    This quaint village of Himachal Pradesh is widely known for its cannabis plantation and holds amazing beauty within its mountains. Located at the far end of Parvati valley, Tosh is way off from modernisation and fast life. Tosh-Kasol trek is famous amongst bag-packers as it is situated at a height of 7900 feet. Along with this, Tosh Village is known for its hippie culture. The trek to Tosh begins from the base of Kheerganga and is one of the most incredible treks with valleys surrounding you.

    Location:
    Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh.

    3. Parvati River:
    This huge river is an integral part of this beautiful region of Himachal Pradesh. The Parvati River originates from the Mantalai Glacier, flowing north through Parvati Valley and eventually flowing into the Beas River near Kullu. The view of this frothy river flowing through the snowy mountains really gives peace to the soul. You can enjoy fishing and try sun-basking as well. The best time when you can visit the river is from April to June when the weather is pleasant, cool and ideal for sightseeing.

    Location:
    Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh.

    4. Malana Village:
    Hidden from the hustle-bustle of the world, the village Malana is located in the side valley of Parvati Valley and situated at a height of 2652 metres. It falls under the district of Kullu and it is widely popular for people who are in the search of spiritual guidance. The village is surrounded by Parvati valley on the north-east and Kullu valley on the other side with peaks of Cahndrakhani and Deo Tibba. This place is known for its strong culture and religious beliefs. The temples in Malana - the Jamadagni Temple and the Shrine of Renuka Devi – are the major attractions of the village.

    Location:
    Malana Nala, Kullu Valley, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh.

    5. Manikaran Gurudwara:
    This holy place is located within 4 kilometres from Kasol in the Parvati Valley along the banks of river Parvati in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. Manikaran is known as a famous pilgrimage destination for both Sikhs and Hindus religious travelers. There is a hot spring inside the Gurudwara in which one can take a bath. The hot spring is believed to give cure to the sick people. The hot springs is a nature’s marvel which is full of boiling water and it is rich in Uranium and other beneficial elements.

    Location:
    Hari Har Ghat, Manikaran Rd, Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh 175105.
    Timings: Open 24 hours throughout the year.

    6. Chalal Village:
    Apart from the main attraction Kasol, if you trek a little further from there it will take you to a quaint village called Chalal, which is a home for some real natural beauty. Located at a height of 5300 feet, Chalal is only a 30 minutes trek from Kasol and it is worth every bit of it. This small town is also named as “Israel of Himachal Pradesh”. While on your visit to Chalal, a visit to Tosh café is a must as it offers some really tasty Israeli cuisines.

    Location:
    Chalal Village, Kasol, Himachal Pradesh.

    7. Pin Parvati Pass:
    If you are a trekker and on the lookout for an adventure then this is the perfect place for you. It is one of the top rated Trans-Himalayan treks that will leave you amazed with its beauty and also take a real test of your skills. The trail goes around to approximately 110 kilometres. Track of the trek is within the thick forests of Great Himalayan National Park is also a big challenge even for an experienced trekker. This terk is meant for seasoned trekkers as it will take you to the height of 17,457 feet and leaves you with a once in a lifetime experience.

    Location:
    Kasol, Himachal Pradesg.

    8. Evergreen Café:
    It is one of the famous café of Kasol that serves some really tasty delicacies of Israeli, Chinese, Mexican, Indian and multi-cuisine food. Visiting Evergreen café is like a ritual of every Kasol lover. Apart from the great food this place also offers you incredible views of the mountains from their outdoor seating. French fries, Burgers, Omelette and Sundae are some popular choices here. An average cost for two people at Evergreen Cafe is somewhere between INR 700 to INR 800.

    Location:
    Manikaran Road, Near Forest Rest House, Kasol, Himachal Pradesh.
    Cafe Timings: Opens at 11 a.m. and Closes at 11 p.m.

    9. Bhuntar Town:
    It will take you 30 kilometres from Kasol and a really adventurous drive on the narrow roads of Himachal Pradesh to reach Bhuntar village. It is a place to sit back and relax and it is one of the most peaceful places near Kasol. This place has the perfect setting for people who are in love with hiking and trekking. Not only that, this place also showcases a combination of natural and man-made exhibits like Mohan Nature Park, Vishweshwar Mahadev Temple, Bhagsu Falls, and Bijali Mahadev Mandir.

    Location:
    Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh.

    10. Pulga Village:
    This is totally an off-beat place and it is at a distance of 16 kilometres from Kasol Village. Pulga village is filled with Tea gardens and it is surrounded by temples that are worth visiting. This place is not really for a regular traveller, it is an offbeat place and only those who really admire the true beauty of nature can enjoy this place. This village has got it all including lofty mountains, tea plantations and houses made of woods. It is a quaint place where you can stay alone just by yourself and cherish nature's beauty.

    Location:
    Sosan, Himachal Pradesh.

  16. Is smoking and drinking legal in Kasol?

    Although smoking and drinking is not allowed in public areas. But Kasol is known for the famous Malana Cream. So you can hit the pub for drinking or smoking and you should be at least 21 years old.

  17. What kind of clothing is suitable for Kasol?

    While in Kasol the weather will be a bit cold so it is always advisable to carry some warm clothes like:
    -Jacket
    -Pullover
    -T-shirts
    -2 pair of jeans
    -Track pants
    -Trekking Shoes.
  18. Why Malana Village is famous? What is the difficulty level of Malana Village trek?

    Placed at the Northeast of Kullu, Malanais an ancient village. Laying at an altitude of 9,938 feet above sea level this village is famous as village of Toboos.  Malana is famous for 'Malana cream' which is Cannabisand has high oil content and an intensely fragrant aroma.
    The difficulty level of this trek is from moderate to difficult. The best time to do this trek is during the month of April - June, October -November.

  19. Can I do trekking at Tosh Valley? How much it will cost me?

    Yes, you can definitely head out for a trek at Tosh Valley. Tosh is situated at a height of 7,874ft and leads to the beautiful Pin Parvati Pass. Tosh Valley will take you through gorgeous meadows and streams leaving you breathless.The average temperature here ranges between 2°C and 7°C and dips below the freezing point in winters. The approximate cost for your trek starts from Rs 2200 per person.

  20. What are some do’s and don’ts in Kasol?

    While you are visiting a new destination there are few things that you need to keep in mind. Kasol is a quaint little town away from the hustle and bustle of daily city life. The way of living of the people may be a bit different from what we follow usually. So here are a few do’s and don’ts in Kasol which you need to follow.
    Some of the do’s and don’ts in Kasol are:

    Do's:
    -Explore new varieties of pahadi cuisine.
    -Learn about the local culture.
    -Visit the local markets.
    -Meet the local people.
    -Head out for a meditation.
    -Make new friends.
    -Always ask permission before clicking pictures.

    Don'ts:
    -Don't wander around after 12 AM till 6 AM as the woods and the forest get dangerous.
    -Don’t meet too many random person and ask aboutstuffs.
    -Don't buy too much of stuff or you might get a seize bounty on you.
    -If you spot some international tourists, be friendly but don't get caught in raves.
    -Carry your medicines along with you and take your meds on time as you are on a different altitude.
    -Don't keep all valuables in one place. Rather don't carry too much flashy items or accessories. One camera one phone would be enough or just a phone that works.
    -Don't do on the spot room bookings at night. Prices triple up. If possible pre book.

  21. What are some famous music festivals happen in Kasol?

    Kasol is known as a Psychedelic Party Village. There are a lot of music festivals which are held here and draw in a lot of crowd around the world. Each of this music festivals are unique and have their own essence. So while you are at this destination you definitely need to know about the music festivals happening here. Some of the famous music festivals which are held in Kasol are:

    -Himalayan Music Festival
    -Indrasan Festival
    -Parvati Peaking
    -Hill Top Festival
    -Shiva Squad
    -Arudra Festival.

  22. Which are the best treks in Kasol?

    Kasol is one of the favourite spots for the trekkers and hikers as there are plenty of options nearby to trek..

    1. Sar Pass Trek:
    If you are a beginner then it is the perfect trek to try. Rich in nature’s beauty Sar Pass Trek offers mesmerising views of the mountains. The trail will take you through thick forests, lush green meadows, rustic villages, and snow clad mountains gracing the backdrop. Sitting in the lap of Parvati Valley, this trek is a perfect destination to begin your trekking journey with.

    2. Rasol Village Trek:
    Situated deep inside the magical Parvati Valley of the Himlayas, Rasol village is located at around 10,000 metre above the sea level. Rasol village is not much connected with the urban world but it ensures to offer you breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayas, which turn lush green as they flow down deep into the valley. Close to the famous Malana village, Rasol is not so different to outsiders, with its rustic charm and well-protected community and culture.

    3. Kheerganga Trek:
    Kheerganga lies on one end of the Parvati Valley and it is the last populated village you will find on your way pin valley vial Pin-Parvati pass. Located at a height of 2950 metres, Kheerganga trek is one of the most popular treks in Himachal Pradesh. The total distance covered during the trek is 26 km and the terrain remains a gentle incline or decline throughout, though it does get relatively steeper in certain parts. It can be covered in 1-2days easily.

    4. Pin Parvati Trek-
    This trek is meant for seasonal trekkers and this trek can even give chills to an experienced trekker. Trekking at a massive height of 17,457 feet is an amazing experience for any trek lover.

  23. Which are the best places for camping in Kasol?

    1. Kabil Camps: Located only 4 kilometres from Kasol, this place is located alongside river Parvati and surrounded by mountains from all the sides. This is one of the best campsites that offers nature’s soothing vibes and an option to de-stress yourself. You will enjoy the facilities like Garden, Free Wi-Fi, Bike rentals, Local tours, Taxi services, On-site cafe and Tour desk.

    2. Parvati View Riverside Camps:
    It is a soothing place alongside river Parvati where you can enjoy some personal time on your blissful vacation. It is located near Shanti Café in Kasol. This place offers you more than just Camping, it also offers activities like hiking and trekking.

    3. Mahadev River View Camps:
    This place is known to offer astounding sights of the Parvati River and the surrounding lush green valley. It is located at a walkable distance from the city centre and is a perfect escape for adventure freaks.

    4. Jalpa Camps:
    This Camp offers you mesmerising views of mountains. This is located in Choj, which is only 2 kilometres form the Kasol. The camp is equipped with a terrace, recreational zone and a parking lot as well. The place is located at just a 20 minute walk from Kasol.

  24. Which are some famous Resorts in Kasol?

    1. Hotel Sandhya: Located in Manikaran near the district Kullu, stay at this place starts at only INR 3500. It is a 3-star luxurious hotel in the Parvati Valley and just 3 kilometres away from the holy Manikaran Gurdwara. Pine trees are surrounding this hotel from all the sides making it more close to nature.

    2. Devdhar Cottage:
    The cottage is located in Parvati Kuteer and it is a group of 6 homely cottages that provides you a comfortable stay in the mountains. Numerous hiking trails and pathways surround the cottage which makes it an ideal place for travellers.

    3. Kasol Heights:
    This little upscale place is located in Brahma Ganga and has huge mountains on one side, this gives a beautiful view right from your room’s window. This place has an outdoor swimming pool and modern facilities as well.

    4. The Himalayan Village:
    This is the most expensive and unique resort in Kasol as it is built in Kathkuni style- only wood and stone stacks. There are 8 Machan-styles cottages that offer a vision of local customs and traditions.

    5. Alpine Guest House:
    Situated in District Kullu, it is a nice place to stay along with your family. The quaint cottage-like resort which is quite spacious is nestled amongst mountains and forests.

  25. What are the amazing adventure sports I can do in Kasol?

    Some of the best adventure activities available at or near Kasol are:

    1. Camping:
    It is undoubtedly one of the most amazing activities that can be done in place which is surrounded by the mountains and blissful scenes. Snow-capped mountains on one side and lush green surroundings on the other, makes Kasol a perfect place for camping. You can camp by a riverside, or camp at the top of Kheerganga, or in the majestic Magic Valley, or even in the beautiful Tosh Valley.

    2. Trekking:
    Trekking is a must to do thing on your visit to Kasol. There are many treks that you can take varying from easy treks to some of the most difficult one. You can choose from Kheerganga Trek, Tosh village Trek, Malana village trek, etc.

    3. Fishing:
    Parvati river is a favourite spot for fishing as well. With a small trek you will find yourself sitting on the banks of parvati river and enjoying fishing in the shallow water.

    4. Mountaineering:
    Kasol is surrounded by big mountains from most of the sides, this attracts the mountaineers here. Manali also has their own Mountaineering Institute where you can be trained via experts.

    5. Biking:
    Most adventure seekers like to do Biking all the way till Kasol.The place is a perfect place for a biker as it offers hearthrobing views with smooth roads.

  26. How far is Tosh Valley from Kasol? What all things can be done there?

    Tosh Valley is situated at a height of 7,874ft and is located at a distance of 20.1 km from Kasol. Some of the things to do in Tosh Valley are:
    -Visit Manikaran Sahib
    -Trek to Kheer Ganga
    -Visit the Fairy Forest
    -Visit the Malana village
    -Spend some time by the Parvati River.
    You can also experience, camping tours in Kasol with a trek to Malana Valley!

  27. Which are the cafes to visit in Kasol?

    1. Caffe 9: Located in Chalal Village, this place is surrounded by green terrains of Challal. It is a perfect place to relax after a tiring trek across the mountain. Make sure to order Honey Lemon Tea and Pizza as they are their best serves.

    2. Buddha Place:
    Located at Manikaran Road, it is a perfect place where you can enjoy tranquillity. It is one of the finest eateries of Kasol that serves amazing spicy morsels along with a grand view of mountains terrains.

    3. Moon Dance Café:
    If you are fond of eating healthy even while you are on a vacation then this is the place for you. Located in the main market of Kasol, this place offers Amazing food, amiable hospitality, and eye-catching décor.

    4. Bhoj Café:
    It is actually a heaven on earth for the food lovers. Situated on Manikaran road, this place holds a perfect combination of unique interior blends, urban décor and great music.

    5. Jim Morrison Café:
    It is a home of delicious food and rock music. Situated on Manikaran road, this place is a home of unique interior characterized by artwork strewn across the walls.

  28. Why is Kasol called mini Israel?

    Kasol has emerged as a hotspot for tourists and due to massive numbers of Israeli tourists, this place is also known as Mini Israel of India . All the backpackers from around the world with interest in hiking, trekking, camping, etc. visit Kasol as this place provides so many options.
  29. How much does a Kasol trip cost?

    Kasol offers multiple attractions to cover, camping in Kasol along with trek to Keerganga can be done within INR 2500 per adult. Similarly, Camping in Kasol along with a trek to Malana Village can be availed at INR 4500 per adult. You can also opt for Kasol Winter Trek at INR 2609 per adult. The cost covers accommodation, meals and a guide as well.
  30. Why is Kasol famous?

    There are multiple reasons behind kasol being famous:

    -Widely known Parvati valley is one of the key reasons.
    -Parvati River in Parvati Valley brings most of the tourist attraction here because of its beauty. Fishing in the Parvati River is popular.
    -KheerGanga Peak trek is a major attraction for new trekkers.
    -Hip culture of this place along with international tourist exposure makes it famous.
    -It is an easy trek from Kasol to the popular villages including Malana Village, Tosh Village, Rasol Village, etc.
    -Variety of cafes that serve multiple cuisines including Israeli, Chinese, India, etc.

  31. How many days are enough for Kasol?

    Usually 3 to 4 days are good to explore Kasol but again it comes down to your choice of places. If you are willing to take a thorough tour of Kasol that will include a visit to Kheerganga, Manikaran, Malana Village, Tosh Village, Pin-Parvati valley, etc., then you will need around a week to explore it all.
  32. What can I buy in Kasol?

    Apart from collecting some of the greatest views of mountains you can also collect:

    -Chillums and Bongs as souvenirs from the local market.
    -Himachali caps as it belongs to the local culture here.
    -Dream catchers are very famous, you can find many varieties here.
    -Handicrafts are some of the popular materials here that can be bought.

  33. Is Kasol worth visiting?

    Without any doubt, Kasol is definitely a place worth visiting. Kasol offers you a whole package of attractions that includes sightseeing of some amazing places like Parvati Valley and Pin Parvati Pass, trek to Kheerganga ,Malana Village, Tosh village and much more.

    You can explore the hippie culture here along with sunbasking and fishing on the banks of the Parvati river. Adding to that, you can interact with the international tourists as well.