One of the best ways to experience the lush green mighty Himalayas is by camping in Kasol. The lush green mountains jutted into the dramatic sky and the meandering curves of the enchanting Parvati River paint the best picture of the town of Kasol in the minds of people. The awe-inspiring location of this hamlet with dreamy landscapes makes for the best Kasol camping packages.Kasol is situated around 40-km from Kullu and around 80-km from Manali. There are several government and private buses frequently plying to Kasol from Bhuntar and Kullu crossing the spiritual town of Manikaran en route. The nirvana valley and the cascading white crystal clear water display a show of colours and arching rainbows. Kasol is a celestial beauty and a quaint hamlet in the lap of the Parvati Valley, situated around 32-km from Bhuntar and 5-km from Manikaran in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Often known as the ‘Mini Israel of India’ due to the presence of Israeli backpackers who throng this tiny hill station throughout the year. It is the base of psychedelic rave parties which sometimes are legal and sometimes organized without permission.
Kasol serves as the base to embark on many Himalayan treks such as the Pin Parvati Pass, Kheerganga, Tosh Village, Malana Village, Rasol Trek, Grahan Trek and Sar Pass Trek. The beauty of the place makes it on the best grounds for best activities in Kasol, such as trekking, rafting and camping. Camping in Kasol is a common activity and there are umpteen eco-friendly campsites providing reasonable Kasol Camping packages.One of the major attraction is a trekking trip in Kasol. The famous Kheerganga trek is a blissful trail of beauty and adventure, it is the last inhabited village in the Parvati Valley towards the Pin-Parvati pass. After a long day of climbing and exertion, when a trekker finally makes up to Kheerganga, the restless eyes and sore legs are treated with hot springs and a bathing tank in the middle of tall alps.The glory of camping amid the sky soaring mountains and a million stars is beautifully life-altering. And while you are camping in Kasol, you must plan on a day hike expedition to the mountain villages such as Malana and Tosh.
Imagine a campsite which runs parallel to the gushing water of Parvati River surrounded by Deodar forests and the only sound adding to your cosiness is the sound of the river and the chirping of birds. Kasol has many such campsites where you can unwind, rejuvenate, party or just sit by the river. At night, the sky is always speckled with twinkling stars and lying under the shade of your tent and falling asleep watching those million stars would be such a blissful night. Trek the magical trails of Tosh village from Kasol which is situated at a height of 7,874ft that leads to the famous Pin Parvati Pass. Unwrap and explore the gorgeous meadows, the curvaceous Tosh River, and the tall alpine trees. Camping in the lap of Himalayas in such stunning setting can take your breath away. Kheerganga is another surprise that awaits around the next bend of Kasol. This steep Himalayan trek is famous for its natural hot springs and people have even trekked and camped during the winter season when the entire landscape is painted in white.
Never miss a chance of camping in Kasol, preferably on the banks of the Parvati River and watch the white froth of the rushing glacier water followed with an early morning trek to the Malana Village. Bask in the beauty of nature, watch gorgeous waterfalls, meet sweet Pahari villagers and go fishing. Relish the life in a mountainous village and return back to your rustic campsite. The untouched village of Chalal and Grahan are easily accessed from Kasol. You must pitch a tent at night and watch a magical sunrise in the early morning hours ere. Camping in Kasol is such a bliss that from watching surreal sunrises to witnessing the golden hours of sunset, from walking on some untouched and isolated trails to sitting by a magnanimous river and sleeping amidst tall trees and dense jungle; every such dream can be achieved at one destination.
Visitors from around the globe come backpacking in Kasol and stay in camps for as long as six months to a year. The tranquillity and the rawness of the valley attract every heart that yearns for peace and rest. The concentration of Israeli population at this mountain village has influenced the menus of almost all the cafes and restaurants here. Almost every restaurant serves exceptional Israeli food and the locals even speak their language. There is mountain farming in several places and the houses are one to two storey old wooden based structure with miniature windows and colourful windows. The kettles roam around in the forest and near the river from morning till evening and the shepherds and sherpas are seen lazing around the valley with their sheep and kettles.
Shenanigans of all sorts are seen enjoying the jungle and mountain parties at Kasol, from selling dream catchers to handmade various artifacts; the quirky shops can lure you into buying a separate bag for the abundant shopped items. If you are in Kasol then it is no doubt that you will camp and live in a natural Himalayan setting rather than searching for a five-star hotel which is none in Kasol.