In the house of Himachal Pradesh, lies a wonderful spot called Kheerganga (3500m) at the outrageous finish of Sylvan Hills’ Parvati Valley, where it is trusted Lord Shiva reflected for millennia. The rich greenery of the mountains, the exquisite River Parvati and pleasant skies are without a doubt a much-anticipated pleasure to an adventurer’s eyes and soul.
The spot has a strict importance for both Hindu and Sikh explorers. Arranged 22 km away from Manikaran, Kheerganga is mainstream for its high temp water spring in any event, during hefty snowfall and washing in it is an encounter you will treasure. While journeying, the path divulges mainstream traveler objections in transit like Rudra Nag Waterfall and Shiv Temple. You should go on for the Kasol – Kheerganga trip to encounter harmony in the calming sights of the incomparable Himalayas.
How ‘Kheerganga’ came to be called so
A couple accept that it was the child of Lord Shiva, Kartikeya, who came here subsequent to losing a rush to his sibling Ganesha. He stayed in a ‘Samadhi'(meditation) for millennia. It was Lord Shiva who attempted to entice his child by channelizing a flood of Kheer (rice pudding) to bring him back. The real significance of the word Kheerganga is ‘smooth white consecrated water’.
A Trek to Kheerganga
Right around three years back, when I went to Kasol with a gathering of my beloved companions, I caught wind of Kheerganga from individuals who were returning from the trip. They disclosed to us that regardless of its conspicuous difficulties, the journey was a unimaginable encounter that would make for a long period of recollections. From that point forward, kheerganga trek had been on my rundown of spots to go, till the chance at last introduced itself.
A month ago, I chose to go for the journey, and after my pressing, I went to Shivaji Stadium from where I should board a rhythm voyager transport at 10 pm. I wore my earphones easily, turned on the music, and settled back. We took a refueling break at Murthal for supper, where I appreciated Pyaaz Parathe with pickle and curd, at that point we set out toward the street once more. This was interestingly I was voyaging solo, so my over-fervor barely let me rest on the transport.
The morning began with a shocking dawn see that I appreciated from a nearby Dhaba where we savored tea and sandwiches. Subsequent to intersection the rough way of Manikaran and Kasol street, the transport dropped me at the Kasol Bus Stop at around 2 pm. I met a couple of others at the bus station who were intending to trip to Kheerganga at 2pm. Instead of saying yes to them, I chose to discover an inn for a night stay in Kasol as I needed to be totally refreshed for the excursion. In the wake of unwinding for 2 hours, I went for a walk to the Kasol Street that is additionally alluded to as Mini Israel, due to the numerous Hebrew engraved billboards and an assortment of tasty Israeli dishes that are being served in the cafés and bistros.
The following day, I began my campaign at 6 am in the wake of snatching some toast from the inn’s eatery. I previously visited a close by sanctuary where I met my guide, who had 8 years of involvement with journeying. We set our objective to arrive at Kheerganga by early afternoon. From the sanctuary, we moved to Barsaini, the headquarters, which is additionally the union purpose of the Parvati and Tosh Rivers. On our way to the top, we strolled through the glorious scene alongside a magnificent sight of nature. We passed a couple of wooden scaffolds, interesting landscapes and elusive bends. I caught a few entrancing perspectives on the sky, cascades and birds in my camera. We arrived at Rudra Nag Waterfall at 10am, where we remained for 15 minutes to respect the magnificence of the slopes.
Journey from Kasol to Kheerganga
We likewise came through towns Kalga and Pulga, where local people sang a couple of Himachali society melodies for us, and that second was genuinely heavenly! They advised me about their way of life and local people offered me a conventional desert of Himachal, Mittha, which is set up with rice, jaggery, raisins and dry natural products. Further on, the course got grand, with sights of sanctuaries, streaming water streams, blossoms, mud houses and elevated trees.
We arrived at the green knoll of Kheerganga hit into time! I took a reviving dunk in the underground aquifer that washed off the entirety of my sleepiness and leg torment from the excursion. That day, I chose to go through a night in the camp. To commend the accomplishment of journeying, a huge fire was organized we all around evening time. Playing a card game, Antakshri and moving set the tone straight for the evening. That was another restless night as individuals were occupied with interfacing and imparting their encounters to one another.
Journey in Kheerganga
I had a rest for around 2 hours and I woke up to the cold morning breeze with a mind blowing perspective on the dawn and flying birds. Subsequent to eating, I went to take another plunge in the hot water spring.We began the journey back to Barsaini after breakfast at 11:30 am which took us 3 and a half hours, and afterward we got back to Kasol, which is only 3 km away.
Things to Carry
- Journeying shoes and traveling post
- Mosquito repellent
- Comfortable garments
- Emergency treatment pack
Kheerganga Trek Highlights
Length: 1 Nights 2 days
Most extreme elevation: 3050 m
Delhi to Kasol: 520 km
Kasol to Barsaini: 40 km
Barsaini to Kheerganga: 12 km
Things to remember
Try not to take alternate routes in the mountains
Leave minimal measure of biological impression by deciding to not litter on the path
Tread carefully at the elusive Hot water spring
No portable organizations at Kheerganga