Manali, HP – India
Prices Start At ₹ 1,800 INR / 27$ USD
Kheerganga ( Kheer Ganga) in Parvati valley of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh
offers a mystical journey into woods and is one of gifted abode for Natural Sulphur Hot
water springs. The valley offers beautiful view of Parvati River and the Glacier of Lahaul
Spiti. The valley echoes of mystical power of nature and has lot to offer to the travelers.
Kheerganga or Kheer Ganga as the name suggest is Ganga River ( the Ganges River) as
White as a Kheer (an Indian sweet dish made from milk and Rice) The name Kheerganga
came due to the milky waters of the river flowing in all its vastness and its streams
flowing into Parvati valley from all sides of the mountain. The valley is so abundant in
water resource that there is Hydel Power Project coming up in the village of BARSHIANI.
Kheerganga is a hidden gem, Very few people know about this place, its beauty lies in
Kheerganga is a small village in slopes of mountains. The other side of the mountain
opens towards Lahaul Spiti valley. There are lots of popular treks in the area but
Kheerganga is THE place to trek amid nature and and relax along with Hot spring baths.
Kheerganga trek starts from village Barsheni which is motorable from popular religious
place of Sikhs – Manikaran. Its a 22 km stretch in the mountains from Manikaran with
Untouched nature and simple village landscapes.
The trek has lots of interesting spots enroute like a Shiv Temple, Rudra Naag Waterfall
and lots of interesting rock formations. It also offer variety of flora on the way to
Kheerganga and one can even trek towards Pin Parvati pass from this area. The Pin
valley is well known for snow leopards and other secured wild life. Kheerganga is
infamous for Charas ( Marijuana) as there is lot of cultivation of it in this area.
Kheerganga (altitude 9700 ft) is located in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The place
is well connected by road.One can reach by road using public transport Taxi / Bus or car
easily. One can reach Chandigarh ad from there on to Chandigarh Manali Highway. Once
you reach Bhunter, which also has an Airport, Kheerganga is 45 km by road. The route
towards Kheerganga passes through Jari , Kasol and Manikaran.
The nearest village accessible by road is Barshaini/Barsheni and one can plan a
overnight stay at Kasol or Mainikaran with all facilities. Though Barshaini village do
have guest houses but a basic one with little resources.
While driving from Chandigarh it takes 5-6 Hrs to reach Bhuntar and another 2-3 hrs to
Barshaini./ Barsheni The road is excellent till Bhuntar and after Bhuntar it is single road
with reasonable built quality. You will love the drive to barshaini as it traverse along
with Parvati River and sound of Flowing water sums up a distinct tranquility to your
mood and experience. On the way you’ll get lots of restaurant and hotels. My Personal
spot to stay overnite is Kasol. In Kasol, you will find all kind of cuisines. Kasol offers good
stay , varied meals and excellent River view. The walk along the Parvati River is
mesmerizing. You would find lots of Israelis and hippies in the area of Kasol and
Google Map of Kheerganga ( Also Known as Khirganga):
Drive route to Kheerganga Base (Barshaini/Manikaran) From Chandigarh:
Gather at the base camp at Kasol by latest by 10 in the morning.
The trek to Kheerganga from here is about 12 km and will take about 5 to 6 hours to complete.
You can enjoy a dip in the hot water springs of Parvati Kund to wash off the strenuous journey of the day.
Overnight in camps after admiring the view from Kheerganga.
Have breakfast and prepare yourself to check out of the camps.
You will retrace the entire Kheerganga trek back to Barshaini.
End the journey with a bagful of memories to cherish forever.
- Departure: Kasol, Himachal Pradesh 175105, India
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
- Dinner – Day 1
- Breakfast – Day 2
- Returns to original departure point
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading “Important Information”. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
- Hotel for pick up
- Weights for helicopter tours
- Choice of times for tours
- Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.