15 Best Treks Near Kasol (Parvati Valley), You Should Consider Going

Kasol has something to offer everyone, whether you are a trekker, hiker, party lover, or social animal. In this post, I am going to cover all of the best treks near Kasol. Check here itinerary for Kasol.

I have been divided this article into different categories so you can choose the best trek for you according to your preference.

A Quick Table Of Treks From Kasol According To Difficulty

BeginnerIntermediateAdvance
ChalalKheergangaSar Pass
RasolRudranagPin Parbati Pass
KalgaGrahan | PulgiMantalai Trek
Pulga
Tosh
Buddhaban
Kulta Glacier
Malana
Waichin Valley

A Detailed Overview Of Treks From Kasol

1. Chalal

Chalal is the easiest trek nearby the Kasol as it’s just 2 to 3 KM. Chalal is famous for its cafes, riverside camping, and beautiful views of mountains. From few years, Kasol gets much commercialized and crowded; as a result, Chalal becomes the best nearby, less crowded spot to stay inside nature.

Camping In Chalal

How To Reach: After reaching Kasol, ask anybody about the Chalal bridge; from there, just follow the way leading to the forest area beside the river Parvati.

Where To Stay: There are all kinds of stay, like Camps, Cafes, Homestays, etc.

Where To Eat: All homestays, cafes, and camps serve FoodFood too. If you are not interested in Camp and homestay food, then you can visit any nearby cafe to taste from a variety of options.

  • Distance: 2.5 km
  • Trekking Time: 30 to 50 Minute
  • Difficulty Level: Beginners
  • Best Time To Come: Anytime throughout the year 

2. Rasol

Rosol is the next Village from the Chalal; it’s less explored in comparison to Kasol and Chalal. If you are one who wants to stay away from crowded Kasol and Chala, then you should consider visiting Rasol. This place is also very cheap; you can find budget Homestays in the Rasol with magnificent views of mountains.

How To Reach: From Kasol, first you have to come to Chalal, which is around 2 to 3 Km, from there you have to start trek for Rasol, which will be around 3 to 4 KM.

Note: My recommendation will be to first come to Chalal, and spend one time there. The next day you can start your trip to the Rasol.

Where To Stay: There some budget-friendly cafes and homestays.

Where To Eat: Homestay & Cafes also serve Food.

  • Distance: 8 KM from Kasol
  • Trekking Time: 3 to 6 Hours
  • Difficulty Level: Beginners
  • Best Time To Come: Anytime throughout the year 

3. Kalga

Kalga is a very easy trek that will just require a 30 to 40-minute hike. Kalga always has been the favorite spot of backpackers, artists, and long-term travelers. The view of the valley from the Kalga is breathtaking. Kalga has some of the most beautiful cafes at affordable prices.

Maybe you know that Kasol is considered as mini Israel, Kalga will give you the sense of Hippi lifestyle and culture. Here you will meet many Israelis and other foreign tourists who are staying in the Village for years.

Kalga Parvati Valley

How To Reach: Take a bus or cab for Barshini; from there, Kalga is just 30 to 45 minutes of the hike.

Where To Stay: There are mainly cafes.

Where To Eat: All cafes serve Food too,

  • Distance: 2 Km
  • Trekking Time: 30 to 40 Minute
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Best Time To Come: Anytime throughout the year 

4. Pulga

Klaga, Tulga, and Pulga are the three neighboring villages that are situated just a few kilometers of distance from each other. From Pulga you can also visit Fairy Forest, which is a dense forest of Deodar trees.

Pulga Himachal

How To Reach: Take a cab or Bus from Kasol for Barshaini; from there, you can trek all of the ways to Pulga. If you are staying in Kalga, then there is a route from inside the Kalga village, which will take you to the Pulga.

Where To Stay: There are manly cafes, you can also find few homestays there.

Where To Eat: All of the cafes serve both Food and shelter.

  • Distance: 4 Km
  • Trekking Time: 1 to 2 Hours
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Best Time To Come: Anytime throughout the year 

5. Tosh

Tosh is a small but very beautiful village, famous for its hippy cafes and beautiful landscape views. Especially during winter, this place is the perfect place near Kasol to enjoy the snowfall. In winter, this place has unmatchable beauty.

The trek to the tosh is not hard; it can be hiked by anyone.

Tosh Near Kasol

How To Reach: Take a cab or Bus for Barshaini; from there, you have to trek all the way to Tosh.

Where To Stay: There are so many cafes and homestays.

Where To Eat: All the homestays and cafes serve Food too, or you can also visit other cafes.

  • Distance: 4 to 5 KM from Barshaini
  • Trekking Time: 4 to 5 hours
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Best Time To Come: Anytime throughout the year 

6. Buddhaban

Buddhaban is also a small village where you can easily reach with few kilometers of the hike. The way to Buddhaban will go from Tosh, so if you are in Tosh, then you should definitely go to this palace. Or if you are in Kasol then first you should visit tosh and spend one night there. The next day reach to Buddhaban.

How To Reach: Take Bus or cab from Kasol for Barshaini; from there, first reach Tosh to start the trek for the Buddhaban.

  • Distance: 4 KM
  • Trekking Time: 2 to 3 Hours
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Best Time To Come: Anytime throughout the year

7. Kutla Glacier

You can reach here from Tosh village; Kutla Glacier is around 8 Km from Tosh. The route passes through some beautiful scenic views. You can easily reach here by 2 to 3 hours of hike. If you are staying in Tosh for a few days, then you can consider going there. It’s considered as one of the off-beat places of Kasol.

How To Reach: The trek for the Kutla Glacier will start from Tosh.

Where To Stay & Eat: There is no option for a stay; you can return to tosh after completing the trek.

  • Distance: 8 KM from Tosh
  • Trekking Time: 2 to 3 Hours
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Best Time To Come: Summer

8. Malana

Malana is one of the most controversial places in the whole of Parvati Valley because of so many tourist restrictions. There are so things bizarre things mentioned about Malana, but some of them are just rumors. The people of Malana are very much demonized, but they are not completely like that. So don’t trust all of the things mentioned online about the Malana.

Yes, there are some restrictions for the tourists, but you can freely roam around the Village and witness its beauty.

Way To Malana

How To Reach: From Kasol Malana is more than 16 Km, but because of the connectivity of the road, you can easily reach here. Take a cab or Bus from the Kasol for the Jari; from there, you have to take a cab for the Malana trekking point. After that, you have to track all the way to Malana.

Where To Stay: Tourists can’t stay in the Malana, but there are some places to stay on the outside of the Village, so you can stay there, or you can visit the Waichin Valley, which is just around 4 Km from there.

Where To Eat: Cafes and homestay serve food too. 

  • Distance: Around 4 km from Malana Trekking Point
  • Trekking Time: 2 to 3 Hours
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Best Time To Come: Anytime throughout the year 

9. Waichin Valley

Waichin Valley, also known as Magic Valley, is one of the very traveled places in the Parvati Valley as compared to the Kasol. Trust me, Waichin Valley’s beauty is really magical, and it’s the best place to witness snow-covered mountains, waterfalls, pine & coniferous trees, and dense deodar forests.

Waichin Valley is also known for its viewpoint; From here, you can have a clear look at Animal Pass, Tiger Mouth Peak, and Khiksa Thaj Glacier.

Waichin Valley

How To Reach: From Malana village, Waichin Valley is just around 4 Km which can be easily hiked. If you in Kasol, then you have to take a cab or bus for the Waichin Valley trek point; from there, you have to trek a few kilometers to reach your final destination.

Note: I will recommend not to visit Waichin Valley directly, first go to the Malana Village, and from there, visit the Waichin Valley.

Where To Stay: There are several cafes and homestays where you can stay.

Where To Eat: All of the homestay server food too.

  • Distance: 4 to 5 km from Malana
  • Trekking Time: 3 to 4 Hours
  • Best Time To Come: Summer 

10. Kheerganga

Kheerganga is one of the best moderate levels of the trek in the Parvati region. There are two main things which I love most about this place, first taking a bath in the open Hotspring with a beautiful landscape view, second is star gazing in the night. If you in Kasol during Full Moon, then Kheerganga is the perfect place to enjoy Full Moon night.

Camping In Kheerganga

How To Reach: You have to come to Barshini from Kasol by cab or Bus. From there, you have to trek all the way to Kheerganga.

Where To Stay:  You can place your own CampCamp after the permission of the campsite owner. Or there are so many campsites where you can book a camp for yourself. Or you can also book a trekking package online, where they will provide you guide, stay, and Food.

Where To Eat: Most of the camp owners server food too. Other than that there are some small cafes.

  • Distance: 14 Km
  • Trekking Time: 4 to 6 Hours
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Best Time To Come: Summer

11. Rudranag

Rudranag is situated on the route to Kheerganga; it’s one of the less traveled but challenging intermediate levels of trekking in Kasol. The trek to the Rudranag is very sharp and steep, which makes it very challenging.

How To Reach: Take Bus or cab from Kasol for Barshaini; from there, you have to trek all of the ways to Rudranag.

Where To Stay: There are various campsites, homestays, and guest houses.

Where To Eat: All of the camping, homestays, and guest houses also serve Food.

  • Distance: 13 Km
  • Trekking Time: 5 to 6 Hours
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Best Time To Come: Summer

12. Grahan | Pulgi

This is my favorite place near Kasol; I have been to this place more than three times and still want to visit. Grahan is a small village with less than 50 houses, and no mobile network, big cafes, shops, etc. if you want to witness the real lifestyle of mountain peoples then you should visit this place.

More than Grahan, I like Pulgi, which is just 1 Km from the Grahan, this Village has just 10-20 houses. If you are visiting Kaosl during winter, then Grahan or Pulgi is the place for you.

There are three waterfalls from Grahan; you can easily reach there by the 40 to 60-minute hike.

Pulgi Village

How To Reach: Trekking is the only way to reach here; you can reach halfway to Grahan from Kasol by Car or bike, but rest halfway you have to trek.

Where To Stay: There are mostly homestays.

Where To Eat: All the homestays serve homemade food. There are some cafes too; you can also go there.

  • Distance: 10 KM
  • Trekking Time: 4 to 5 Hours
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Best Time To Come: Anytime throughout the year 

13. Sar Pass

Sar Pass is one of the famous and very challenging treks near Kasol. The trek will take you around five days to complete from Kasol, and will pass through some amazing places of the Parvati Valley. If you are a complete beginner, then I will recommend you to first try the beginner and moderate level of trekking, and then go for Sar pass.

How To Reach: Kasol – Grahan – Min Thach – Nagaru – Sar Pass – Biskeri Thach – Barshaini. If you are planning to go by yourself, then please carry all essential things, and be prepared to face any kind of circumstance. I will not recommend going for this trek alone, you should have one or two peoples, so if something terrible happens, then other can manage the things.

You can also book a tour online for Sar Pass, or go to Grahan village, where you can find locals who can take you to Sar pass at a much lower price than trekking service providers.

Where To Stay: You have to take camps, sleeping bags, and other essential things, as you will find no place to stay after Grahan village. That’s why booking a package is a good option, because they will provide you all of the essentials for your stay.

Where To Eat: You have to prepare your food by yourself. If you book a package, then they will make all arrangements for Food. It is advisable to bring some packaged food with you for an emergency, but please don’t litter. 

  • Distance: 49 KM
  • Trekking Time: 5 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Best Time To Come: Summer

14. Pin Parbati Pass

It’s one of the extreme treks which will take you to the origin of the Parvati River. The best way to go for this trek is with a group of your friends, or with a trekking agency. As this trek will take around 10 to 11 days to complete, so you can’t predict the weather or what is coming next.

How To Reach: The trek starts from Barshaini and continues to Kheerganga, Tunda Bhuj, Thakur Kaun, Odi Thach, Mantalai Lake, Pin-Parvati Pass, Tiya, and Mudh.

Where To Stay: You have to take camps, sleeping bags, and other essential things. That’s why booking a package is a good option, because they will provide you all of the essentials for your stay.

Where To Eat: You have to prepare your food by yourself, but if you book a package, then they will make all arrangements for Food. It is advisable to bring some packaged food with you for an emergency, but please don’t litter. 

  • Distance: 110 KM
  • Trekking Time: 10 to 11 days
  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Best Time To Come: Summer

15. Mantalai Trek

It’s also one of the hardest treks in the Parvati Valley, which will take you to the source of water of River Parvati. I have never been to Mantalai, but according to sources, the route to Mantalai Trek is much similar to the Pin Parvati pass trek. 

How To Reach: Kasol to Barshaini, to Kheerganga, to Tunda Bhuj, to Thakur Kaun, to Odi Thach, and finally Mantalai Lake.

Where To Stay: You have to take camps, sleeping bags, and other essential things. That’s why booking a package is a good option, because they will provide you all of the essentials for your stay.

Where To Eat: You have to prepare your food for yourself, if you are going by yourself. If you book a package, then they will make all arrangements. It is advisable to bring some packaged food with you for emergencies, but please don’t litter. 

  • Trekking Time: 7 to 10 days
  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Best Time To Come: Summer

Best Winter Treks In Kasol To Enjoy Best Snowfall

  • Kalga
  • Pulga
  • Tosh
  • Malana
  • Waichin Valley
  • Grahan | Pulgi

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Hi, i'm Rahul Choudhary. I am a content marketer by profession, and a traveller by choice. I am travelling for three years, but occasionally, now I am slowly shifting my career to Travel Blogging as it is the perfect match of my career and passion. I am self-employed, which gives me the complete freedom to work from anywhere. Even I am very much inspired by the digital nomad lifestyle.

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