Why This Trek?

Kheerganga at an altitude of 13000 feet AMSL is 13 Km's trek from the small village of Tosh in Parvati Valley of Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, it's famous of its hot water springs and is a famous destination among Hikers and Backpackers. Offers beautiful views of Parvati Valley and Himalayan Ranges. The trail is lined with streams and Waterfalls among which the serpent shaped Rudranag water fall is most famous and is also a camp site.

  • DIFFICULTY : Moderate.

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 13100 Ft.

  •  BASE CAMP : Kasol

  • DURATION : 2 Days 1 Night1.

  • BEST SEASON : Pre & Post Monsoon.

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 1,900

Trek Cost: Rs 1900 + 4.5% service tax

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Kheerganga at an altitude of 13000 feet AMSL is 13 Km's trek from the small village of Tosh in Parvati Valley of Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, it's famous of its hot water springs and is a famous destination among Hikers and Backpackers. Offers beautiful views of Parvati Valley and Himalayan Ranges. The trail is lined with streams and Waterfalls among which the serpent shaped Rudranag water fall is most famous and is also a camp site.

Destinations Covered during Kheerganga Trek : kasol,.

What's Included :

  • Accommodation during Trek(Camping)
  • Meals while on trek(Veg)
  • Permits
  • Transport not included
  • First aid medical kits
  • Tents, Sleeping bags,
  • Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.

What's Not Included :

  • Trekking Poles, Jackets, Boots etc
  • Any Deviation or detour
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason
  • transportation

Here's a short itinerary of Kheerganga Trek:

Day 1:Kasol - Barsheni- Tosh - Kheerganga
Day 2: Kheerganga - Kasol

Detailed trek itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kasol (6000 ft) to Tosh.Trek to Kheerganga (5 hrs)

We gather in the village of Kasol at 9:00 Am where our transportation will take us to Tosh. The trail ascends steeply amidst thick Oak and Pine Forests towards the open meadows high above, on the way we will cross the serpent shaped Rurdranag Waterfall. Soon we will reach the meadow where Kheerganga is. Enjoy a dip in Hot water springs to relax. Overnight in Tents at Kheerganga.

Day 2: Kheerganga to Kasol .4 hrs easy descent.and drive to Kasol

After breakfast we take the same route and head down towards Tosh where our transport will be waiting to take us back to Kasol. Trip Ends with Drop in Kasol.

Fitness Required for Kheerganga Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of  oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.The Hampta Pass Trek is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitnessTrekking Experience: Ideal trek for a beginner.Fitness Required: The Kheerganga Trek falls in the category of easy treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.

Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.

You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to get for Kheerganga Trek

Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 30 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
2 Pair of Socks
1 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One down feather Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Gloves
Trekking Pole
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

FAQ

What is the Kheerganga Trek?
Kheerganga is a famous camping site in Parvati Valley, mostly known for the Natural Hot Water Springs, it also forms first camp site for the famous Pin Parvati Trek which joins Parvati Valley in Kullu to Pin Valley in Spiti. It also hold a lot of folklore and religious history and is held sacred by the locals who live here.

When is the best time to go to for the Kheerganga Trek?
The best time for Kheerganga Trek is during months all year round except in the monsoon

 How difficult is the Kheerganga Trek?
Good physical fitness is must for all treks and so it is for this trek, doing regular walks and jogging for 25 Minutes every day is recommended, please check the fitness section for more information on the same, Kheerganga is considered to be a High Altitude and an easy trek.

What are the temperatures during the Kheerganga Trek?
The day time temperatures are pleasant and can be upto 20 Degrees however in mornings and evenings single digit temperatures can be expected and it might drop below zero in the nights.

 How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-7  Kms each day and it takes around 6 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek.
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage - 3 to 5 meters
Band aid - 10 stripsGauze cloth - 1 small role
Leukoplast - 1 small roll
Cotton - 1 small roll
ORS - 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray

Tablets:
Crocin - 5 tablets
Avomine - 4 tablets
Avil 25mg - 4 tablets
Diamox - 15 tablets
Combiflam - 5 tablets
Disprin - 10 tablets
Norflox - 10 tablets
Digene - 10 tablets
Diamox - 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it please consult your Doctor before taking it.

What will happen if a trek is extended because of landslides or any other reasons?
If we have to extend the trek because of the reasons which are beyond our control then additional charge may apply.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team we will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can follow the list at things to carry

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same?
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 250 per day.

 Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes  are a must for the valley of flowers Trek. Read more at How to Buy Trekking Shoes

How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents  were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Kheerganga Trek. This is an ideal trek for a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

 What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kits and oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker. Also before the trek it's your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize a Kheerganga Trek?
Yes the Kheerganga Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure'?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure'. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy?
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling  Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Kasol
The base and starting point for Kheerganga Trek is Kasol, we assemble in the main market, where are transport will take us to Tosh the trek starting Point, Kasol is famous destination among backpackers and during season the place is full of international tourists.

Reaching Kasol by Road (Bus)
Regular buses Volvo/Deluxe ply between Delhi and Manali, one can take one of these buses from Cashmere Gate ISBT Delhi and Get off at Bhuntar which is some 20 Km from Kasol, there are buses which ply on this route or you can hire a cab which will cost you between Rs 1000/- to 1500/- one way.

Reaching Kasol by Air
Bhuntar is the nearest airport to Kasol, which is connected by air from Delhi. Please check the availability of the same with online Air Ticket Selling Companies like Make My Trip, Go Ibibo etc.Bhuntar which is some 20 Km from Kasol, there are buses which ply on this route or you can hire a cab which will cost you between Rs 1000/- to 1500/- one way.

AVAILABLE DATES

May

6,13,20,27

3,10,17,24

1,8,15,22,29

5,12,19,26

2,9,16,23,30

7,14

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Here's a short itinerary of Kheerganga Trek:

Day 1: Drive from Kasol to Tosh.Then trek to Kheerganga
Day 2: Trek back to Tosh.Then drive back to Kasol

Facilities

Accommodation
Meals
Permits
First Aid
Guide & Support
Experienced Leader