Kheerganga trek A Perfect Detailed Guide

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  • Kheerganga, buried at the far end of the Pin Parvati Valley and impressing millions with its stunning beauty, sits in the lap of nature. Kheerganga is a kaleidoscope of nature’s best treasures, and the climb is reasonably easy.

  • This hike is amazing in many ways, but the greatest is the hot water spring. This walk will take you through a variety of water bodies, including abundant rivers, simple streams, and breathtaking waterfalls.

  • Kheerganga Trek (Khir Ganga), at a height of around 2950 metres, is one of Himachal Pradesh’s most well-known hiking sites. Kheerganga, deep in the Parvati Valley, offers hikers a multitude of unforgettable adventures! Lord Shiva’s residence, Kheerganga, is reported to have been there for thousands of years.

Kheerganga trekking routes:

  • By any route, the distance from Barshaini to Kheerganga is roughly 9-10 kilometres.From Barshaini, there are three options for getting to Kheerganga. Walk to the bridge after Barshaini and turn left; ask anybody for directions to Nakthan village and Kheerganga. This is the shortest and most popular route, requiring 3-4 hours for a moderate walker. On the left bank of the Parvati River, this walkway runs.

  • Take a right after crossing the bridge to enter Kalga settlement. There is a separate trek path from Kalga to Kheerganga, which meets the main route halfway through the walk. This walking trail to Kheerganga travels through lush woodlands, making it easy for hikers to become disoriented. Because most people are unaware of this path, only a few hikers utilise it.

  • From Tosh hamlet, there is an alternative hiking trail to Kheerganga. It also links to Route No. 1 near the village of Nakthan. Tourists that stay in Tosh for the night and wish to trek the next morning utilise this route.

Planning the trek to Kheerganga

  • Most people hike to Kheerganga on the same day since they will likely arrive in Barshaini between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. (provided the bus connection to and from Bhuntar runs well). The trip to Kheerganga normally takes 3 to 4 hours, depending on the speed of the average individual. It is a relatively simple hike — on the difficulty scale – and is suitable for first-time trekkers.

  • If you depart early enough, you may do a day walk to Kheerganga and return the same day. It is preferable to arrive by midday, have a natural hot water spring bath, eat lunch, and go by 3 p.m. Remember that the time it takes to return is generally half of the time it takes to hike up, so you may return to Barshaini in 2 hours from Kheerganga.

In Kheerganga, where should you stay?

  • During the summer, Kheerganga has become a popular location for young explorers. In Kheerganga, there are around 8-10 huts with basic sleeping amenities. Even if you haven’t booked in advance, it is simple to locate lodging in Kheerganga depending on the season, weekend crowds, and weather. 

  • Private huts and rooms for couples are available for 400-500 rupees per room. For roughly 100-200 Rs.A communal sleeping room (good bed and blanket) is supplied to each participant. Remember that the restrooms are almost always communal, and finding a room with an attached bathroom is very hard.

  • There are no hotels in Kheerganga, only modest accommodations. All of the lodging establishments feature either an open-air café (during the day) or a closed dining area with heating for cold evenings. Some large cafés and restaurants may accommodate up to 100 people at a time.

  • Because food in Kheerganga is fairly costly, it is advisable to bring a packet or two of bread with nutella, as well as chocolates to snack on while on the walk.

Another alternative for hikers is to stay in the Ashram’s common rooms, which are maintained by monks, pandits, and sadhus. The Ashram charges 150 Rs per day for each participant, which includes meals. Dall, rice, and chapati are among the dishes served.

The following is a rough estimate of the costs of trekking to Kheerganga:

  • Volvo tickets cost 2000/- from Delhi to Bhuntar and return. 200/- from Bhuntar to Barshaini (both ways). 200 per day in Kheerganga (or other communities). Food is costly, costing Rs. 500 per day.

So, for a two-to-three-day excursion, expect to spend approximately 3500-4000 Rupees.


There are a few homestays in the Barshaini area. Tosh is a renowned tourist destination with a variety of lodging options ranging from hotels to homestays. Because of the current tourist influx in Tosh, accommodation rates have increased.Tosh is also known for its vibrant cafés. On the other hand, Kalga village features inexpensive and basic homestays, as well as in-house cafés. Prices per person range from Rs. 100 to Rs. 200 each day (depending on the season and throng).

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