Overview

Overview 

 

Kasol, Kheerganga, Manali, and Solang are all popular destinations in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, known for their natural beauty, adventure activities, and vibrant culture. Here's a short overview of backpacking through these destinations:

Kasol: Nestled in the Parvati Valley, Kasol is famous for its serene landscapes, lush greenery, and the Parvati River. It's a haven for backpackers, trekkers, and hippies alike. The village has a relaxed vibe with numerous cafes serving Israeli and Indian cuisine. Popular activities include trekking to nearby villages like Chalal and Tosh, visiting the Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara, and enjoying the scenic beauty.

Kheerganga: Kheerganga is a picturesque trekking destination located near Kasol. The trek to Kheerganga is known for its stunning views of the Himalayas, lush forests, and hot springs. It usually takes around 4-6 hours to trek to the top, where travelers can relax in the natural hot water springs amidst breathtaking scenery.

Manali: A bustling hill station situated in the Kullu Valley, Manali is renowned for its snow-capped mountains, lush meadows, and adventurous activities. Backpackers flock here for trekking, river rafting, paragliding, and skiing during winters. The town also offers cultural attractions like the Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, and the Old Manali market known for its vibrant atmosphere.

Solang Valley: Located near Manali, Solang Valley is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts. It offers activities like paragliding, zorbing, skiing (in winter), and trekking. The valley is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and lush greenery, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies alike.

Backpacking through these destinations offers a perfect blend of adventure, nature, and cultural experiences amidst the stunning landscapes of Himachal Pradesh.

 

Batch Dates

  • Delhi to Delhi:

  1. Nov:4,11,18,25

  2. Dec:2,9,16,23,25,29

  3. Jan:6,13,20,27

  4. Feb:3,10,17,24

  5. Mar:2,9,16,23,30

  6. April:6,13,20,27

  7. May:4,11,18,25,

  8. June:8,15,22,29

  • Pune/Mumbai : 

  1. Nov:3,10,17,24

  2. Dec:1,8,15,22,24,28

  3. Jan:5,12,19,26

  4. Feb:2,9,16,23

  5. Mar:1,8,15,22,29

  6. Apr:5,12,19,26

  7. May:3,10,17,24,31

  8. June:7,14,21,28

 

 

6 Night 5 Days 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 03 May, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

Pune/Mumbai 3ac transportation and back for with train booking
AC volvo travel from Delhi to kasol and manali to Delhi
Internal transportation during trip
 Accommodation for 4 nights as per the gender segregation –
1 night in a hotel/camp at Kasol,
1 night in camps at Rudranag/Kheerganga,
1-night hotel/ homestay in Barsheini,
1 night in a luxury hotel at Manali on a triple/quad sharing basis.
A total of 9 all veg meals –
2 meals on Day 1 (Breakfast+Dinner) 
2 meals on Day 2 (Breakfast + Dinner) 
2 meals on Day 3 (Breakfast + Dinner) 
2 meals on Day 4  (Breakfast + Dinner)
1 meal on day 5 (Breakfast) 
Team Captain throughout the trip from Delhi to Delhi.
Guided trek from Barsheni to Kheerganga/Rudranag
Solang valley visit
Old Manali Cafe Crawl.
Driver night charge, toll tax, and parking charges.
Stay on buffer day (new-year and Christmas trips)
River rafting is subject to the availability

 

What is NOT included in the tour

Any other Food and Beverage charge that is not included in the package.

Trasport between two delhi train stations(both was) and any internal transportation in delhi.
 
Any other expense not mentioned in the inclusion column.

Internal transportation in Delhi and sightseeing charges in Delhi

Internal transportation Delhi from station to bus boarding point and back

Any adventure activity apart from River rafting like paragliding, skiing, etc available at Solang Valley

stay when you reach back delhi (late or early morning)
 
Heater.
 
A minimal 0.99% convenience charge will be applied on UPI transactions and card payments will need a convinience charge of 2.3% which will be applied once you select the razorpay payment method at end of your booking process.

Highlights
What makes this tour special

Exploring the German bakeries and treating yourself to brownies. You can also buy yourself hippie accessories from their hippie flea market. It is said to be the largest hippie flea market in India.

Catch a glimpse of the Israeli cafes and check out their authentic delicacies 

You can get yourself a tent by the Parvati river and listen to the waves hitting the rocks while you are lulled into sleep 

You should not waste a day but discover the nearby villages, Chalal is one of them which is a must go

Rudranag trek

If you are wanting to relax the hot spring near Manikaran is a good place to be at!

Solang valley if you are visiting in the winter will greet you with snow-covered mountains 

Camping on top of Kheerganga at 9678 feet

Take a dip in a hot water spring in Kheerganga, 9678 ft surrounded by snow-covered mountains

Thrilling river rafting at Kullu on Beas 

Chill in cafes of Manali 

A paradise for food lovers - mall road Manali 

Visit the ancient Hidimba temple, Vashisht ashram in Manali 

5N-6Ds amidst mountains n changing landscapes

Drive through the longest Atal tunnel 

Try adventure activities like paragliding or skiing in Solang valley

Itinerary

Day 1:Departure from Pune/Mumbai/Nagpur/Ahmedabad/Surat/Hyderabad/Bangalore

Board the train from your relevant stations as per your booking towards Delhi (Pune/Mumbai/Nagpur/Ahmedabad/Surat)
Bangalore people will need to board the train one day prior i.e thursday
Meals:None

 

Day 2: Arrival in Delhi | Delhi to Kasol

Reach Delhi in the morning and do local sightseeing or rest in the hotel
People reaching by flight can check in to our partnered hotel in Paharganj
Depart from Delhi at 5:00 pm towards kasol in a Pushback seater Volvo
Meals:None

 

Day 3: Reach Kasol- Visit Chalal- Café Hopping- Overnight Stay At Kasol

Reach Kasol by morning.
Relax and enjoy the peace and beauty of Parvati Valley.
Try out different cuisine at the local Hippie cafe, relax near the gushing Parvati Valley or just explore the Kasol market.
In the evening, walk around Chalal village and capture some picturesque views of Parvati Valley.
Hangout is a cool cafe in Kasol and returns to the hotel for an early night 
Meals:Breakfast+Dinner

 

Day 4: Trek To Kheerganga/Rudranag- Overnight Stay At Rudranag

Wake up early morning and after having breakfast, head for Kheerganga/Rudranag Trek will start from a village called Barsheni (22 km from Kasol) and you will be transferred to Barsheni.
The Trek Trail of Kheerganga/Rudranag is at a moderate difficulty level.
Enjoy walking around the beautiful Parvati valley with a stunning view of snow-covered mountains all around.
Reach Kheerganga/Rudranag by evening.
Dinner will be served around a bonfire under a starry sky with snowcapped mountains all around.
Spend overnight in the camps and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Meals:Breakfast+Dinner

 

Day 5: Rudranag to Barshieni | Overnight at Kasol

Reach the base village by evening and check in at your hotel
Reach Kasol
Go to sleep after as you will be tired after the trek
Meals:Breakfast+Dinner

 

Day 6: Barshieni to Manali | Manikaran | River rafting |Manali Sightseeing

Early morning wake up and leave for Manali
On the way cover Manikaran gurudwara 
Head towards River rafting spot.
Reach Manali by noon.
Hotel check-in followed by a visit to the Hidimba temple, Vashisth Ashram and other points
Reach back by evening and go for a cafe crawl and the old Manali (mall road) market
Meals:Breakfast+Dinner

 

Day 7: Solang Valley | Evening departure to Delhi

Wake up early morning and check out from Hotel. Head towards Solang Valley post breakfast
Enjoy the activities in Solang and if time permits Atal Tunnel will be covered
Later reach back to Manali and catch your bus back to Delhi
Meals:Breakfast

 

Day 8: Delhi to Hometown

Reach home according to Train timings
Meals:None

 
Train from Pune - 

Departure Trains: Samp Kranti/Goa Express depending upon departure dates and availability
In case the train is not available from Pune we will travel from Pune->Mumbai-> Delhi 

Arrival Train: Goa Express/Jhelum Express

Train from Mumbai -

Departure Trains: Gareeb Rath/Mangladweep Exp/Avsr Spl/HW BDTS depending upon departure dates and availability
Arrival Trains: Pschm Exp or BDTS ASR Spl or BDTS HW EXPRESS

Things to Carry
Photocopy of your Identity Proof (Passport / Voter ID Card/PAN Card/Aadhar Card/ Driving License) Rucksack Good trekking shoes 2 Water Bottles (1 liter each) Woolen or Fleece Gloves and a pair of waterproof gloves Cotton socks and woolen socks (2 pairs each) Balaclava, Woolen scarf – If you do not have a Balaclava, you can carry a Monkey cap instead Thermal Inners Fleece Jacket, Snow Jacket, or Padded Jacket Windcheater or Poncho 2-3 pairs of trek pants 2 collared and full-sleeved fitted t-shirts Camera or Binoculars Ready-to-eat snacks, Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D Powder – Carry nuts, dry fruits, energy bars to munch during the trek. They provide instant energy whenever it hits the lower base. Cap, Sunglasses – Do ensure that your sunglasses are UV Protected. Do not carry reflectors. Headlamp/LED Torch – Mandatory Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer, Mosquito repellent, if required Polythene Bags or Zip-lock Bags – These help to segregate wet clothes, used wet wipes or sanitary napkins on a trek Any medicines that you normally consume – Please consult your doctor in this regard An empty tiffin box and spoon to have your meals since the usage of plastic vessels is not allowed on the trek
Cost
Delhi to Delhi - 13,499/- per person Pune to Pune - 19,999/-