Seven Days Backpacking around Parvati Valley

Description

In the lap of the Himalayas, if there is one place that is considered to be a heaven for Backpackers, it is Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. At a convenient distance from the town of Bhuntar (on Delhi-Manali Highway), Parvati Valley is enchantingly beautiful. The Parvati River enters the Beas just above Bhuntar and its ethereally beautiful valley stretches back up to the hot springs at Manikaran and beyond into the 5000m heights of the Great Himalayan Range. With the pristine waters of the Parvati River gushing by, flourishing meadows, snowcapped peaks for the backdrop, and the peaceful village walks, this place is like a fairy tale come alive. It is a lush green valley that offers magical views of the Pir-Panjal Range, which is also one of the largest Himalayan Ranges. The valley has a well-deserved reputation for its charas (hashish), and several villages have been transformed into hippie/backpacker hang-outs, offering cheap accommodation, international food and nonstop music to crowds of international travelers. Like Manali, the Parvati is a favorite destination along the 'hummus trail' followed by post-military service Israeli travelers. It's also increasingly popular among young Indians.

Highlights


Itinerary

  • 1

    Board Train:

    We board in a Tata HRTC Volvo bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate around 19:00 Hrs.

  • 2

    Reach Kasol and Local Exploration :

    We reach Kasol around 10:00 Hrs and check into the Tent Accommodation.

    The rest of the day is for leisure exploration of Kasol. Go to nearby village Chalal and spend the evening on the bank of River Parvati or go for an Israeli dinner nearby.

  • 3

    Hike to Grahan:

    Early morning around 09:00 Hrs, we start for the village of Grahan

    We reach Grahan by the end of the day and check into a typical Himachali Village Homestay.

    The evening is for leisure in the village of Grahan.

  • 4

    Hike back to Kasol:

    Post Breakfast, we start for Kasol around 10:00 Hrs.

    Reach Kasol by afternoon. (Post Lunch You may explore Manikaran-Sahib)

    The evening is for leisure in Kasol.

  • 5

    Journey to Malana:

    We start for the village of Taboos (Malana) around 06:30 Hrs. after an early breakfast.

    We reach Malana by lunchtime and explore Malana until daylight lasts.

    Return back to Kasol by evening.

    We stay the night in Kasol.

  • 6

    Local exploration and Bus boarding:

    The last day of the trip. Unwind yourself on the tiny lanes of Kasol

    Post Lunch, we start for Kullu, in a local Bus.

    Board into a Tata HRTC Semi Volvo for Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate around 17:00 Hrs.

  • 7

    The End:

    We reach Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate around 08:00 Hrs.

General Disclaimer Information

  • Fixed Departure Trips will have a minimum of 5 Backpackers
  • Only on payment of a minimum of 50% of the trip cost will secure a seat.

Essentials to carry

  • Valid Photo ID Proof ( 5 Copies )
  • Passport Photograph
  • Your Own Backpack ( Other kinds of baggage will not be allowed)
  • Essentials for the Backpack

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Travel to all points of interest as mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Food (Breakfast and Dinner) in Grahan and Kheerganga.
  • Entry Fee as applicable
  • Permit charges as applicable.
  • Guide Charge

Exclusions

  • Travel charges till Starting Point (ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi)
  • Travel charges from End Point (ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi)
  • Anything not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’