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Tosh Village

Yet another village destination in Kasol, Tosh is a green treat to the tourists that visit the place. The best way to get to this village is by trekking up the hill and witnessing the unreal amaze of this small township in Kasol. Mesmerising hilltop view and refreshing trekking experience will keep you close to delight the entire day.

There are a number of cafes you can visit in this place, while you are discovering other places to visit in Kasol. The more so European experience is definitely on your way if you are looking forward to tick off Tosh village. 
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Kheer Ganga Peak

Amidst all the beauty of landscapes, there lies another destination that will promise you similar experience. Kheer Ganga is one of the easiest treks and also considered as the most joyous one. It is about nine kilometres long and passes through easy trails that lead to uphill. 

On reaching the top, to one’s surprise and delight; you can relax and rejuvenate in the hot water spring that originates at the top of the hill. A trekking like this cannot be ticked off elsewhere! You can also plan to stay on top of the hill for a night or so; the nearby hamlets offer several accommodation options.

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Parvati River

Flowing through the Parvati valley, River Parvati is one of the major attractions in Kasol. Beautiful landscapes of the valley and charming river side, makes this place better than the regular. Visit to River Parvati is the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience in Kasol. 

The place is suitable for sightseeing and a few fun activities with your group. It does not offer any major adventure activity and hence is a great place to visit in Kasol to just lay back, relax and enjoy the calm of nature.  

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Manikaran Sahib

Built in between the two roaring rivers, Beas and Parvati; Manikaran Sahib is a gurudwara that welcomes hundreds of Hindu and Sikh devotees throughout the year. At the peak of Manikaran Sahib originates a hot spring that flows through the temple premises. Several devotees take a dip in this holy water and believe that it washes away their sins. 

The wonderful view of the valley and enchanting charm of the gurudwara is an ultimate reason to pay a visit there. The pilgrim value of the place as made Manikaran Sahib one of the best place to visit in Kasol. The temple is situated within the proximity of the city and hence attracts larger number of tourists towards it.  

Reviews

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Meenakshi Sethy

03 July 2017

"Trek to Malana Magic Valley was a beautiful experience.Though if you are taking a weekend trip,a trek from Kasol to the valley and back to Kasol camps is not humanely possible unless you are booking a car which will cover most of the distance and you need to trek only 3 km. You can stay overnight in the camps in the Malana valley and start next day fresh in the morning for your travel to Manikaran . If there is not much traffic while returning you can take your bus back to Delhi the same day from Bunthar"

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Anjali Trivedi

24 March 2016

Kasol is a small and a very beautiful place. Camping in villages is a lot of fun. It is something that I have never experienced until now. We had a really great time in there. The camp was just about perfect and we had loads of fun. Also, camping with random fellow campers was something that I have never done before and I am so glad to that I had some great set of fellow campers. The camping was inexpensive, and it was totally worth the time and money spent. We had a really great time with lot of fun activities. The climate over this area is pretty cold, but with well equipped winter wear, this camping can be totally enjoyed without much hassles. I am so recommending this.

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Himadri Chaturvedi

27 November 2015

The trekking to the Tosh Valley is just wow. Words cannot describe the beauty of this place. My wife and I decided to do something beautiful and fun with our first trip together, and we went of this trek-tour. It was fun, while we should say that we were exhausted with the loads of climbing, hiking, trekking, and stuff, this definitetly was a great experience. I so loved this and I wish that I would take more such treks in my life.

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Pratibha Ranjan

07 May 2015

I’m glad I bought DSLR at correct time. Beautiful place luckily captured every moment. This was my first trek in Himalayas and I really enjoyed it. We trekked lot of different peaks I can't remember the names which our guide told us. It was perfect place for me take some of the amazing pictures of nature. I made lot of new friends on this trek and hope to see them soon.

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Kaiya Gupta

14 April 2015

The main trek started on the third day, but still the beginning two days were very exciting for us. The guides and instructors made us aware of the upcoming challenges on the way beforehand itself. They even prepared us to face and overcome those challenges. There were great views all around and we really had lots of fun and adventure during the entire trek.

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Kamalesh Chopra

24 November 2015

Tosh is the place we would like to visit again and again. To see the double rainbow on waterfall was such a inexplicable feeling. I had never seen that beauty of nature before ever. It was such a wonderful feeling. The experience was out of world.

What You Should Know More About Kasol

  • About the Destination

    Kasol in Himachal Pradesh is also called a Mini Israel. This is the land for the hippies. You will find settlements of many foreigner hippies in this area. People love to party and make merry in Kasol. Apart from the scenic beauty, Kasol is a popular destination for trekkers. This is a place that is endowed with natural beauty and snow clad mountains. You can get a view of the pristine beauty of Himalayas while in Kasol. You can get your backpacks and venture into the Parvathi Valley and the gusting waters of the Parvati River.

    This hill station is densely populated so, if you are looking for solitude and some adventurous activities, Kasol gives you many places to see in a single package. You will find restaurants that serve cuisines from all over the world in Kasol. You can stay in hotels with affordable budgets or guesthouses. You can also camp in the woods of Kasol, go mountain and rock climbing in the nearby trekking areas. You can also buy many hippe artifacts and jewelry, and binge on the Israeli delicacies. This place is a cusp of spirituality, recreation, and adventure. Capture the breathtaking view of the Parvathi valley as you take a stroll in that area.


  • Travel tips

    • Kasol is a cold and a small town in Himachal Pradesh.

    • Carry warm clothes and shoes to protect yourself from the chilling weather.

    • Also wear shoes that have a spiked and rugged heal so you can walk comfortably in the hilly region and enjoy your treks.

    • Bring along with you backpacks filled with energy bars, energy drinks, and travel medicine kit in case of emergencies.

    • This place is also called India’s drug capital as getting high is one of the things people come here for.

    • You can avoid groups and people who look dubious.

    • Malana is a place that is visited by people who love the Bob Marley culture.

    • You get to live in the wooden houses when you visit these tourist places.

    • If you want to attend parties, you can do so at your own risk.

    • Do not buy or possess any kind of recreational drugs as this is sternly dealt by laws.

    • Avoid physical contact of any kind when shopping or trekking in Malana.

    • Tourists are not allowed in the temples of Malana and are considered untouchables.

    • Malana is a village that follows many taboo laws.

  • Drinking Laws

    Alcohol and hookah is free flowing in Kasol. However, you are not allowed to get drinks or take cartons of drinks along with you outside of Kasol.


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Trekking in Parvathi Valley
    The Parvathi Valley has a strong hippie culture. You can enjoy the scenic beauty in the lush greens and the dulcet weather of this valley. Walk by the Parvathi River; attend a trance party, shop at the flea market in the Parvathi Valley. Nightlife in Parvathi Valley happens in the deeper forest areas.  Enjoy the Rice beer that has no alcohol content and is served in most of the restaurants in Kasol. You can also style your hair with funky hair accessories that you get in Kasol. You can also attend the music festivals in this area if they are happening any time.

    Malana trek, unique culture, and adventure
    This is called the forbidden village, and people residing in this village are orthodox. It is one of the most isolated places in the world. The shopkeepers will even ask you to place the money on the desk and will not let you touch them in any way. This place has a court that follows the Greek system, as the villagers consider themselves the descendants of Alexander the Great. Visit this village for its exotic culture, superstitions, beauty, and treks.

    Chalal night walk
    This place is a destination for trance parties in India. You can hike through the pine tree forests in the day time and party in the night. The houses in Chalal and most of the Kasol are made in wood. You will get a different experience when you live in these houses. You will only find basic amenities in the guesthouses, like a bed and a washroom. The cafes in Chalal serve Indian food mostly. You can visit this place between September to November.

    Kheer Ganga
    This is also one of the popular spots for hiking tours. The hot water springs at this location are known to have medicinal features. You can camp at this place amidst snow clad Himalayas and beautiful meadows. This can prove to be  the best sightseeing location in Kasol. For rafting and other water sports activities, you can visit Manali that is close to Kasol. 

    Foodies Paradise
    Enjoy the Israeli delicacies at Kasol cafes. You can also try the chicken, momos, pancakes at Malana, and meet fellow travelers. Especially, try the lemon cake and bureka which are Israeli delights. You can also binge on Indian platter of parathas and other food items. This place is for adventurous activities, good food, and parties. 

    Tosh and Gurudwara
    Tosh is a small village near Kasol and is popular for its hippie culture. You can visit the Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib and feel spiritually blessed. This place is sacred to many living in and around Kasol. You can also trek at the Tosh valley during day time and enjoy camping and scenic beauty of this place. There are many outdoor activities and things to do when you visit Kasol. You can have a unique holiday experience in Kasol.

  • What you will like there?

    Outdoor and adventurous activities
    Tourists from all over the world visit Kasol to get a taste of its hippie culture, the scenic beauty and unique history. Most of the houses are made in lumber and wood. The architecture of the villages near Kasol is unique. In Malana, every storey of the building has a name. This is one of the most quintessential places in Himachal Pradesh. You might not find a lot of resorts in this hilly area. 

    Shopping, indoor games, and food
    You can shop for clothes, jewelry, and artifacts that depict the trance and the hippie culture of this area. You can as well style yourself in vibrant clothes this place has to offer. Food is one of the highlights of Kasol. All the cafes and restaurants serve delish food that has exotic taste of Israel and Indian platter.

    Photo blogging
    You can start a travelogue and a Photo journal beginning at this place. The villagers do not mind being photographed and there are no restrictions to taking photographs in and around areas of Kasol. You can capture the vibrant culture at every stage.

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