Kasol is an enchanting place nestled amidst the Parvati Valley, which draws nature aficionados, adrenaline junkies, and backpackers from across the world. It is known for panoramic vistas, gushing rivers, luxuriant forests, and the serene ambiance that renders it a perfect getaway from the maddening urban chaos. Cross it off your wish list and book a Treebo Hotel in Kasol to make the most out of your Kasol trip, and visit these 10 spellbound locations.
Places to explore on your Kasol trip
1. Kasol Kheerganga Trek
Kheerganga Trek in Kasol starts from Barshaini and lets you explore the dense forests, rocky terrain, and steep slopes of Parvati Valley. You’ll see the Parvati River flow alongside you as you walk through the serene beauty of Kasol. The trail is moderate and shouldn’t take more than 4-5 hours to reach the summit. Do not miss out on the hot water springs; they will definitely be a highlight of your Kasol Kheerganga Trek. You can also visit Lord Shiva’s temple here, which stands proud at an altitude of approximately 3000 meters. You can try trout fish at the starting point, which is a local delicacy of the small Himachali village.
2. Tosh Village
Your Kasol trip is incomplete without a visit to Tosh Village, a hidden gem nestled in the picturesque valleys of Himachal Pradesh. Here, you’ll be blessed with the view of snow-capped mountains and lush green forests. The village folks are very hospitable, and interacting with them will give you a glimpse of Himachal’s peaceful culture. It’s also one of the best places to go on a trek because the Tosh Glacier will never disappoint you. Treat yourself to some local Himachali dham, a relishing traditional meal, after you return from your trek to your relaxing abode in our Treebo Hotel.
3. Malana Village
Malana is one of the most unique villages you’ll ever come across; here, you’ll find a distinct culture, customs, and language that separates them from most of the region. Moreover, the villagers here believe they are descendants of Alexander the Great and have a different governance altogether. The 500 years old Jamlu Devta Temple is their most cherished and holy site, and it is another place you can explore to understand the Malana folks a little better. However, visitors are advised to respect their beliefs, customs, and traditions and not disturb any of their property. This place can be added to your Kasol trip.
4. Parvati River
During your Kasol trip across several mountains, you’ll spot the Parvati River multiple times. It originates from the Parvati Glacier and is a major tributary of the Beas River. It’s known for its crystal-clear water, where kayaking and rafting are common recreational activities. Other than that, it’s also a source of fishing trout for the local population. You can take a day off after a difficult trek to just walk alongside the banks of this river, which is considered holy by the Hindus. There are numerous temples and shrines situated near the banks, which are easily accessible without a lot of hiking or trekking.
5. Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara
Speaking of holy places, Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara, is a Sikh shrine located on the banks of the Parvati River and is a must-visit for your Kasol trip. Here, you’ll also find natural hot springs that are said to have healing properties, and they are one of the major tourist attractions and pilgrims of this region. This Gurudwara is a major religious site for Sikhs and is believed to be found by Guru Nanak himself. Many visitors travel from numerous parts of India just to take a dip in these waters and partake in the langar (a form of service by providing food) by either cooking, serving, or eating food. Moreover, you’ll also find a museum here with historical artifacts related to Sikhism and the monument’s history.
6. Chalal Village
Chalal is a village with a serene atmosphere and the perfect environment for backpackers and trekkers. It has narrow streets, wooden houses, and beautiful temples. Moreover, Chalal is nestled between lush green forests and waterfalls, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers. You’ll also come across many cafes and restaurants here that serve local Himachali and international cuisine too. The place is quite close to one of our hotels named Treebo Trend Woodward II With Mountain View, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
7. Rasol Village
Rasol is another secluded village with breathtaking views, located at an altitude of 3,048 meters above sea level. To reach Rasol, you’ll have to trek for 4-5 hours since it’s only accessible by foot. It’s untouched by modern civilization and also houses people from the Malana tribe. There are multiple guesthouses and homestays here where you can enjoy their traditional way of living during your Kasol trip. It’s an off-the-beaten-path destination that gives you a glimpse of a unique culture.
8. Naggar Village
Head to Naggar Village after a good night’s sleep at your Treebo Hotel and enjoy the tranquility of this dreamland. Naggar Castle is a highlight of this place, and it was built in the 15th century. The village folks have still preserved their heritage, such as the Tripura Sundari Temple and Gauri Shankar Temple with pagoda-style roofs. Surprisingly, you’ll also find European architecture here, with stone walls, wooden balconies, and intricate cravings. The market here is quite happening with numerous shops where one can sample local cuisine and handicrafts.
Your Kasol trek experience will be memorable with each trail you find here due to the stunning mountains and the ethereal beauty of the Beas River.
9. Pin Parvati Pass Trek
This Kasol trek is one of the most rewarding treks you can find here, and it is known for its prodigious natural beauty and rugged terrain. Embark on a journey in this isolated region of Spiti Valley, a 110 km-long expedition that takes around 11-12 days to complete if you begin from Manikaran. The emerald forests and blossoming alpine meadows makes this Kasol trip worth it. But the path is snow-laden most of the year and only accessible during the summers. The trail culminates at the Pin Parvati Pass, and the surrounding areas are home to the elusive snow leopard and Himalayan Ibex.
10. Bhuntar Town
Bhuntar Town is not far from Kasol and is stationed in the Kullu district. However, it is the perfect entry point to the Parvati Valley. The area is an amalgamation of traditional and modern architecture with a blend of colonial-era buildings and ancient temples that you can spend a whole day exploring. You’ll love the hot springs, which create a rejuvenating and therapeutic experience. Lively markets, adventure sports, and cuisine are a few other must-try things in Bhuntar Town.
You’ll never get enough of your Kasol trip and its ethereal beauty. There’s something about the valleys, locals, cuisines, and cultural hotspots that sets this place apart. Once you are here, you’ll feel at home and welcomed at a tourist place, which is indeed the best thing about the Kasol trip.