KHEER GANGA TREK
About Kheerganga Trek
Approx trekking distance (Both sides) : 26 Km
Base Camp : Tosh
Difficulty : Easy
Highest point of trek : 10,065 Ft
Nearest Airport : Bhuntar Airport
Nearest Railhead : 150 km
Region : Kullu
Snow : Kheerganga is covered with snow in the winters, i.e from November to January.
Starting point of trek : Tosh
Day 1 : Tosh to Kheerganga
Distance: 14 Km , Duration: 6-7 Hrs
Walk by the road from Tosh to Barshaini, a small village in the valley which is where you start the hike in the forest. Cross the village of Nakthan and the temple of Rudra Nag, both ideal places to take short breaks on the way to KheerGanga which is where you can spend the night in basic tented accomodation.
Day 2 : Kheerganga to Barsheni to Bhuntar
Distance: 12 Km , Duration: 6-7 Hrs
Get up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise and cherish the view of the misty mountains. Take a bath in hot water spring and have breakfast. After breakfast, start back journey to Barsheni. From Barsheni, catch the Bus to Bhuntar. There are regular buses and taxis to Delhi from Bhuntar.
How to Reach Kheerganga Trek
By Air - The nearest airport to Kheer Ganga is the Pantnagar Airport, which is located about 235 kms from Kheer Ganga. From here, one can take a taxi or a bus to Barshaini, from where its is only a 11 km trek to Kheer Ganga. By Rail - The nearest railway station is Kathgodam Railheas, which is about 198 kms from Kheer Ganga. By Road - The route to Kheer Ganga is well connected till Barshaini, after which it's a 11 km trek to reach Kheer Ganga.
Dhaba food is available up along the way. You can pack essential food for the rest of the climb.
Guest houses are available at all destinations. Camping can also be adopted by trekkers on the trek because of the natural beauty that it boasts of.
Water is available in the guest houses along the way. It is advisable to stock up in reasonable quantities whenever a refilling option is available.
General tips and tricks
1) Make sure you carry warm clothes along with you no matter during whichever season you are travelling in. 2) Be always prepared with your trekking gear and equipment. 3) Carrying your own medication and a good pair of shoes is a must. 4) Make sure you obtain all the permits well in advance required for trekking in the region. 5) Also carry raingear along as weather at higher altitude changes at every moment. 6) Choose a well-qualified and professional guide and fix the rates in order to avoid any misunderstanding. 7) Carry spare batteries and film roll for camera as there maybe no electricity supply.
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