Kheerganga Trek is a popular trek in Himachal Pradesh that starts from the picturesque village of Barshain near Kasol. A trip to Kheerganga offers beautiful meadows, forested pine trails, crystal clear waterfalls, fresh air, peaceful surroundings, snowy mountains, hot springs and magnificent views of the Himalayan mountains. There are many small villages and hamlets near Kheerganga that visitors can visit including Kasol, Pulga, Tosh, Malana, Chalal and Rasol. The best thing about the Kheerganga trek is that it can be done at any time of the year except January and February. Kheerganga is officially closed during snowfall, which usually occurs between January and February.
Kheerganga Trek Located in Himachal Pradesh, Kheerganga is a popular trekking destination for those looking for intermediate treks. Kheerganga Trek starts from Kasol. Kasol is a picturesque village in Himachal Pradesh situated in the Parvati Valley between Bhuntar and Manikaran on the banks of the pristine Parvati. In summer, Kasol becomes crowded as it acts as a gateway to many popular treks. Kasol is the starting point for several popular treks in Himachal including Tosh, Chalal and Kheerganga.
Kheerganga trek from Kasol is a short and easy trek that even beginners can complete. The Kheerganga trek is 2 kilometers long and the terrain remains gently uphill or downhill throughout. Kheerganga Trek is a day trek that can be completed in one day. The special feature of Kheerganga is the river that runs through it, which is the color of Kheer. Kheerganga is known for its hot springs and breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the Parvati Valley.
Best way to reach Kheerganga (Khir Ganga Trek Routes)
There are three different ways to reach Kheerganga from Barshain.
Via Nakthan and Rudranag (13 km): This route is ideal for photography enthusiasts as it offers breathtaking views. Cross the bridge after Barshain and turn left at the Parvati River onto the Nakthan route. This is the shortest and most popular route, takes an average hiker 3-
hours. The most popular route to Kheerganga is via Nakthan.
Via Kalga (15 km): The route through Kalga village is less popular than Nakthan and Rudranag route. On this route, walk from the right side of Barshain bridge to Kalga village. This road is surrounded by dense forest.
Via Tosh Village: The trekking route to Kheerganga is different from Tosh village and is mostly used by trekkers who stayed overnight at Tosh and planned to go to Kheerganga the next morning.
The temperature of Kheerganga Trek varies depending on the season. In winter, the weather in Kheerganga becomes very cold, with temperatures falling to negative and snow blanketing the landscape with a glistening snow. In summer, the temperature can rise to 26 degrees, which happens at the end of May or the beginning of June. During the winter and the following rainy season, which lasts from October to February, the temperature fluctuates between 3 and 10 degrees Celsius, with an average of 32 degrees.
About Bairshan, Starting Point of KheerGanga Trek
Kheerganga Trek starts and ends at Barshain. This small but beautiful village has a few accommodations and a restaurant. If you need to buy accessories for your trip, we recommend doing so here. From here, a small road leads to the village of Tosh, which is about 3 kilometers from Barshain. Parvati river flows near Barshain village.
Kheerganga Trekking and Camping Itinerary for Two Days
Day 1: Arrival at Barshen village and trek to Kheerganga.
The journey to Kheerganga starts from Barshen on the banks of river Parvati. Your journey begins when you reach Barshain. The trek begins by walking through a dense pine forest, before suddenly turning into fields and villages after crossing an iron bridge over a raging stream. On the way to the trek, you will walk through the beautiful Himalayan valleys. Many waterfalls can be found on the way from Kasol to Kheerganga. Then you reach Rudra Nag and stop to admire and photograph the natural beauty for a while. This trip allows you to interact with the local people and learn about their culture.
Day 2: Kheerganga via Bhuntari Barshen
Get up early in the morning to witness the sunrise and admire the misty mountains. Pack your things and get ready to walk back to Barshaini after a hearty breakfast at the campsite.