Kheerganga Trek (Khir Ganga), located at a height of about 2950 m, is one of the most well-known trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Located deep in the Parvati Valley, Kheerganga presents to the trekkers a wealth of memorable experiences! Kheerganga’s history is said to date back thousands of years when it was Lord Shiva’s abode. The temperature at Kheerganga Trek varies across the seasons! The weather can get extremely cold in the winters, with snow covering the landscape in glittering snow. The temperature can go up to 45 degrees during the days in summers, .i.e., late in May or early June. However, the temperature in the winters hits negative and snowfall is common. The trekker can choose to undertake the trek at any time of the year as per his or her weather preference and the trek is an attractive prospect in all weathers, for all months, whether it be in December or in May. It is a short, easy trek, which even beginners can undertake. The total distance covered during the trek is 26 km and the terrain remains a gentle incline or decline throughout, though it does get relatively steeper in certain parts.
With its promise of hot springs and a splendid view of the Himalayas and the Parvati Valley, this backpackers’ trip to Himachal Pradesh attracts people from all over the country. It is a pocket-friendly trip, its base, Barshaini, located only 3 hours’ drive away from Manali, at an altitude of 1189 m. There are three different possible routes that can be taken from Barshaini to reach Kheerganga. For the full experience of the area, the route taken from Kheerganga will be different from the one taken to it. The trek starts from Barshaini, at the dam built on river Parvati, and goes to Kheerganga, where you will be camping overnight in tents. From there, you come down back to Barshaini, towards Tosh which has seen a recent spurt in tourist activity. Tosh has especially gained popularity in recent times and this trek presents an ideal opportunity to go sightseeing in the quaint town and explore it for souvenirs! There are a lot of unorthodox paths running through the forests from Barshaini to Kheerganga. However, it is advised that these routes be avoided as they can be dangerous and unreliable. Make your holidays memorable with a trek to Kheerganga!
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