It is a truth universally acknowledged, that every off-beat tourist spot that starts catching up with the masses, also starts losing its charm and gradually transforms into something extremely commonplace. The picturesque landscapes tend to get compromised due to the utter commercialization of such destinations, which is often demanded by its augmenting popularity. Kasol can be labelled as a quintessential example in this regard because every other millennial wants to pack their bags and take the next bus to Bhuntar, especially in summers to get away from the scorching heat of North India.
June was almost over but the Sun forbade to have any mercy on us. My friends and I too started suffering from the disapparate-to-the-mountains syndrome, we are no different than any other millennial. In spite of having numerous apprehensions about the swarming tourists in Himachal at that time, we were desperate to go there because it was our most convenient shot at some relief from the blistering heat. However, instead of doing the cliché Kasol trip, my friend suggested that we should hike through the Himalayas, from Kasol to Rasol (3 to 4 hours), an unexplored village located in the foothills of the Parvati Valley at 3048 meters.
It was Friday afternoon when we reached to this conclusion, immediately booked our bus tickets on RedBus from Delhi to Bhuntar and rushed to our respective flats to stuff those fancy backpacks and get going.