KASOL KHEERGANGA TREK WITH CAMPING
Perched at an altitude of approximately 2950 meter, Kheerganga is one of the most-visited trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. It is situated amid the astounding Parvati Valley near Kasol in the Kullu district of the state. The trek for this place starts from Kasol. The panoramic skies and vast greenery never fail to steal the hearts of the trekkers.
The Kasol to Kheerganga trek is an invigorating journey. On the way you not only get the chance to interact with the locals but also come across the raw beauty of nature. Not to forget the snow-capped peaks that often leave many with a sense of calmness.
Mention in mythology/history
There is a fascinating story which many people think is how this place got its name. Turns out, Lord Shiva’s son Karthikey after losing a game from his brother Lord Ganesh came to this place to mediate. To pacify is anger, goddess Parvati came to the place and created a flow from rice pudding (kheer). So, kheer-ki-ganga when translated means river of rice pudding.
Kasol to Kheerganga distance
The trek for Kheerganga starts at Kasol. There is a distance of about 22 kilometer between the places. There are various types of treks which one can take. While some prefer to go the complete distance, others can do it in part journey.
Things to see near Kheerganga
Though the trek is the major highlight in this place but there are a few other things that you can do too. One of the things that you’ll definitely enjoy is taking a stroll around the green lush forests. You can take a dip in the freshwater spring that will leave you feel rejuvenated and you can also bathe in the sulphur spring. Other than that you can also visit Manikaran Gurdwara and Shiva-Parvati Temple.
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