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Kasol Backpacking Trip


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Kasol Backpacking Trip, Tosh, Malana, Kheerganga Treks

Kasol is a paradise where all the birds with backpacking feathers will fly down to. This backpacking trip doesn’t leave any stone unturned not just in Kasol, but also in Tosh, Kheerganga, and Malana.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Backpacking, Camping, Trekking
    • Activity Level Easy to Moderate
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Kasol Backpacking Trip.

    Hello Backpackers!

    Kasol – a picturesque village in Kullu, stretched along river Parvati is on every trekker’s checklist. There are abundant treks and hikes that take you to absolutely stunning villages hidden far from civilization in their own world and time. One would be surprised with the warm hospitality of the villagers in the Old and the New Kasol, separated by a small bridge.

    The Kheerganga trek is one of the most amazing treks that can be attempted by even beginners. About 13,100 feet above sea level, one would pass through various hot sulfur springs, a number of small waterfalls that will thrill you while trekking. Needless to say, the view after conquering the summit is mind-blowing.

    We will also head on easy treks to the beautiful Himalayan hamlets of Tosh and Malana of Parvati valley.

    Tosh, a village lying at the height of 8000 feet on top of a hill surrounded by mountains from all sides. Tosh offers some breathtaking views of the Parvati Valley. It’s a perfect place to get lost in nature.

    Malana, one of the best-kept secrets of the country is a small village managing its own democracy, parliament, and religious beliefs even today, disconnected from the Indian system. There are many surprises in store here. For example, one shouldn’t even touch the walls or belongings of the natives unless he/she wants a fine imposed. Sounds crazy, isn’t it? But not to worry too much, the locals have always been kind and welcoming to the visitors like us 🙂

    Come, join Muddie Trails to experience a wonderland called Kasol.


    • Colorful Kasol exploration
    • Malana village trip
    • Beautiful Tosh Valley Waterfall trek
    • Chalal Nature Walk
    • The stunning Kheerganga trek
    • Dip in the natural hot water springs
    • Visit Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara and hanging bridge
    • Beautiful Campsite by the Parvati River
    • Bonfire and Music at Camps
    • Village walks, treks, cafe hopping and leisure itinerary.

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    1. Day 1 Arrival at Delhi
      • Arrive at Delhi and assemble at Majnu Ka Tilla – our pick up point for Volvo Bus that takes us to Bhuntar (near Kasol). You can either book a taxi or travel by Metro to reach Majnu Ka Tilla.
    2. Day 2 Chalal Day Exploration
      • Reach Kasol by local vehicle, check into our beautiful Campsite by the Parvati River.
      • Freshen up, have Breakfast and get set for the first trek of the event.
      • Enjoy the forest trail walk towards Chalal village, that goes along the Parvati river.
      • Our guide will leave us at Kasol market. Explore the market, Hippy cafes and spend time by the free flowing Parvati River.
      • Bonfire, rest in the tents.
    3. Day 3 Malana Village Trip
      • Get set for a day trip to Malana, which is a quaint little hamlet located in the dreamy surroundings in the Parvati Valley.
      • Malana is about 17 Km from our Kasol Campsite. Explore Malana village tucked at 10000 feet and overlooked by Chandrakhani and Deo Tibba Himalayan peaks.
      • Return to our Kasol Camp by late evening.
      • Bonfire, and long conversations with overnight stay.
    4. Day 4 Tosh Waterfall Trek
      • Check out of camp, board village bus towards Barshaini
      • Stop by at Manikaran Sahib, refresh by taking a bath in hot water springs
      • Visit Gurudwara and the famous hanging bridge across the Parvati river
      • Reach our Tosh campsite. 
      • The village is located on a mountain overlooking the Parvati river. We will now go on one of the engrossing day treks to Tosh Waterfall which plunges from a great height. (Note that water level of falls varies with seasons)
      • There are plenty of cafes with great Israeli and European food en route trek path to relax.
      • Take an evening stroll across the village, through the local flea market to pick some souvenirs, cool t-shirts, and try some local food.
      • Bonfire, overnight stay at Tosh.
    5. Day 5 Kheerganga Trek

      Note: In case Kheerganga Trek is closed because of heavy snow/rain or any other reason, then we shall do Grahan Trek.

      • Check out from the campsite, reach Barshini village.
      • Start the trek to Kheerganga, which is 12 km long which takes around 6 hours to ascend.
      • Enjoy the magnificent views throughout. Take a dip in its hot water springs. Rejoice the sights of snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
      • Bonfire, overnight stay at Kheerganga peak Camp.
    6. Day 6 Kheerganga Trek return
      • Wake up to a pristine Himalayan setting with sun rising atop snow called Himalayas.
      • Freshen up and have breakfast.
      • Check out from Kheerganga camp, hike down to Barshaini village.
      • Relax until evening at a cafe, pick your luggage and head back towards Kasol by early evening
      • Board our private vehicle from Kasol to Bhuntar and catch the return Bus to Delhi.
    7. Day 7 Drop at Delhi
      • Reach Delhi around 9 AM
      • You may book your flight back to your city after 11 AM
    Generic Details


    • Total slots for the trip: 4 or more
    • Stay: Tent stay at Private Campsite with clean Washrooms, Dining area, Cafe
    • 4 sharing tents with Beds, thick Blankets and Pillows
    • Food: Veg Breakfasts and Dinners included. Lunches are self-sponsored.
    • Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
    • Max altitude: Kheerganga at 13,100 feet above Sea level

    What is the kind of stay for this trip?

    • Kasol is a Backpackers paradise. One can get to feel the real vibe of Kasol by staying in backpackers dorms or camping where you get to interact with people coming from different parts of the world.
    • We picked camping for this backpacking trip as it is more close to nature. Our Kasol Campsite is a private property located on the banks of the Parvati river. Just sitting by the Parvati river and doing nothing is one of the beautiful feelings.
    • The property has separate shower rooms and toilets that are very well maintained. It has a cafe where you can sit and chill out. You can pay and order snacks, tea, and other beverages.
    • There are hammocks, tables, chairs placed by the River for the travelers to relax and enjoy this peaceful setting.

    What about accommodation at other places?

    • We will also stay 2 nights at our Tosh campsite with similar facilities as Kasol (except the river part).
    • Another night stay is close to Kheerganga peak. Over here, facilities are basic as it is a famous trek with limited options for stay.

    What about Local travel?

    • In spite of being a famous backpacker’s destination, connectivity to Kasol is still an issue. There are limited options for local travel.
    • We will get down from the Delhi bus to a place named Bhuntar. Between Bhuntar and Kasol we shall provide a taxi. This is already included in the package.
    • Within Kasol we shall use village buses to travel in true backpackers’ way to places like Malana, Tosh, Barshaini, Kheerganga base, and Manikaran. Note that these are small journeys of 10 mins to less than an hour. Charges for this are self-sponsored.

    What kind of food is provided at our Camps?

    • We provide Vegetarian Breakfasts and Dinners
    • Items like Puri sabzi, Aloo/Plain Paratha are served for Breakfasts.
    • Dinner will have Dal, Mix veg or Palak paneer or Paneer gravy sabzi with Roti and Rice.
    • This food is unlimited during our serving hours.
    • Lunches are self-sponsored as we would be traveling outdoors at that time. Kasol is famous for cafes that serve delicious middle eastern delicacies thanks to backpackers who travel from Israel every year.

    Things to Pack:

    • Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste,
    • A lightweight large Backpack for the entire road trip (60 liters or more)
    • A small backpack for basic items (to carry valuables, water bottle, etc when trekking)
    • Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID)
    • 2 Passport size color photographs (important for permit)
    • Thermal inners and warm clothes (very cold climate)
    • A rainproof jacket with a hood (to protect from cold winds, sudden rain/snowfall)
    • Waterproof gloves, thick socks, track pants, full sleeve t-shirts (to keep your body warm)
    • Cap/Hat (you may get tanned because of high altitude direct sun rays)
    • Sunglasses (important as snow reflects harmful UV rays)
    • Sunscreen (SPF 50 or more)
    • Power bank, charger, camera, binoculars (if you wish to)
    • Hand sanitizer and liquid hand wash (facilities over there are very basic)
    • Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill water at our campsites.
    • Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, wet/dry clothes)
    • Water-resistant, good grip shoes for trekking, extra slippers to use at guest houses
    • Personal medications, any drugs that you may feel necessary (remember high altitude, ghat roads, chill climate)
    • No need to carry snacks/chocolates. You may buy at local shops to support them.

    What’s next after booking your trip:

    • We will get in touch with you. After that, you may book your Flights/Train up and down.
    • A Whatsapp group will be created for all the registered folks 2 days before the event
    • You may discuss about the trek in the group and get prepared.

    Special Notes:

    • Kasol is an offbeat place with basic facilities. Travelers are expected to carefully read and understand the Terms & Conditions that explain the complexities of this trip before booking.
    • Expect crowd during Summer season, during long weekends and public holidays. The more the crowd, the more colorful Kasol is. But there might be slight delays or inconveniences here and there.
    • Travelers are expected to come with an open heart, respect local culture, care towards the environment and climate change, and are willing to help each other.
    • If any of the places are not available for some unpredictable reason (like a landslide, heavy snow/rain, etc), we cannot help it. We will try to suggest alternatives based on the situation.
    • Book this trip only if you are okay with the above points.
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Kasol Package InclusionsItems that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel (Volvos between Delhi and Bhuntar, private vehicle between Bhuntar and Kasol)
    • Stay for 4 Nights (4 sharing basis. Tents with Beds, Blankets, and Pillows)
    • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners (Veg food)
    • Entry tickets, permissions
    • Guides for different Treks
    • Bonfire(s) with Music (if it doesn’t rain or snow at that time)
    • Once in a lifetime backpacking, trekking experience
    Kasol Package ExclusionsItems that are excluded in the cost of tour price.
    • Lunches
    • Local travel from Kasol to other places by Village Bus
    • Any kind of insurance, shopping, party, medical expenses
    • Any misc. expenses that are not in inclusions above
    • No major health issues shall be present to the traveler like Asthma, respiratory problems, mental ailments, Heart issues, High blood pressure or any other special medical condition which may affect you and others during the trip
    • No Luxury. We assure awesome memories every trip, but not awesome facilities!
    • We provide basic facilities in terms of food, travel & accommodation.
    • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule are permitted
    • Absolutely No littering during our travels. We swear to protect our environment.
    • No alcohol & smoking during Treks & adventure activities. There would be separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at campsite/homestay for interested people
    • Cooperate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
    • Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety while traveling with Muddie Trails. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
    • Every traveler is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organizer(s) after boarding the vehicle that discharges Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.
    • Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
    • The event will stand canceled if less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek
    • Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
    • Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by Muddie Trails.
    • 80% refund if a cancellation request is sent 30 days before the trip start date.
    • 50% refund if a cancellation request is sent between 29 to 15 days before the trip start date.
    • No refund within 15 days, during, or after the trip whatever be the reason.
    • No refund on the partial payment done to block your seat for the trip.
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    March 11, 2021 - March 17, 2021
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    March 31, 2021 - April 6, 2021
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    May 9, 2021 - May 15, 2021
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    June 13, 2021 - June 19, 2021
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