The next village we hike to is Rashol, a village comprising of 150 households, a school, a waterfall and wonderful people. To get here one has to go through a four hour trek. The trek route is craggy and scenic. This village is nick named Magic Rashol by many travellers because of the magnificent views it has to offer both during night and day. There's magic unfolding here all twenty-four hours of the day. A place where you just sit tight and watch time pass. Being a small village tucked away deep in the hills, there is nothing much to do here. If you don't want to sit around in the village, you can explore further and take the short treks to Rashol top or Virhim which generally takes not more than 2 hours.Elevation: 8497ft ASL
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Trail from Kasol. 20-30 Minute walk. Climb down to the river for the Hot spring right after crossing the bridge from Kasol. 11th October: Getting around Kasol Next morning we woke up at 7 and with packaged food and some fruits in our bags decided to take the trails around Kasol. The first one led us from back of the German Bakery (oh, the truffles!), by the stream that flows through Kasol and into an open field. This is where the much talked about Trance festivals happen, though when we walked past through it was completely clear with hardly one or two people strolling down the little field, as we moved further in, the greens got greener as the it started to drizzle, completely unprepared we put our caps on and kept walking down the trail the banks of the stream, lush with mosses and algae. After taking a quick dip (and almost freezing) we moved further in, finding it hard to take in so much of nature all at once, we halted further upstream and stared at the mountains (typical, we know.) as we kept moving further away from the village, the variety and colors of birds went on increasing. Unfortunately, lacking a telephoto and the know-how of bord watching, we merely awed at their beauty and after around 11:00 decided to turn back and after lunch at Kasol took the trail towards the Chhalal. Meeting a Sadhu by a hot water spring on our way to Chhalal we decided to accompany him into his cave which was surprisingly warm (courtesy: hot water spring). We reached Chhalal around 20-30minutes later and walked down to Kasol through the main road after pit-stopping for Chai. We stayed up late into the night following Dinner and Bon Fire by the River at the hotel.
Kasol Bus Stop
As soon as you move from bhuntar to the road for kasol, there is a small dhaba by the river. You have to park your vehicle on the top and then move down to have food by the river. I ventured down for breakfast and believe me I experienced the very local cuisine by the river. Some trips to remember some meals to cherish
en route kasol
The trip goes back to last juneI started gazing & chasing the Parvati connection the last soul left for hippies to be The scene goes back the days years back where free souls spirits moved and danced in a different vibe what now seems to be a complete market and a substance influenced crowd looking out do and see what ever heard and seen on social media The hype made it what it isThe parties never , rare or the poor crowd with the current situation The end of beautiful psychedelic eraWhat all came looking for was gone in both the cases the plant and the vibeThe loud crowd moved in the quite crowd moved outThe good part local income increased with few local car owners many local car owners with rare places to park less rooms to offer the pile of dump increased and tourists piled up The crowd moved like whats been seen or heard by some one should be seen or doneFrom the beautiful local wooden homes came the brick walls and trucks of building material There were still many of honest and old regular visitors mostly the young ones from Delhi university the followers of the the good treks and plants would look real crazy intelligent moved or flew in different directions with great intelligence to survive and keep the place clean and survived on the most cheap bag packing skill some of them even trolled with out even a piece of hanky but pockets loaded with everything to survive in any kind of weatherThe back water crowd - respected as shanti people by locals The IT section crowd - out to chill not move The lower central states crowd - luggage tantrums - misspelled names of places to be seen or heard followed with late food ordersThe scenic scene was gone Whats left is commercial social advertisement of a town known as kasolU wont get it now what u have heard it...Although i tried to be as far with the town as much possibleMy long stays were at places with no access to road My stay remains there with great respect to the valley which has given the best shots to photographers be it any mountain photography groups on social sites The place that has so much to offer in return looks up to calmness (shanti) and cleanliness The place that has made the best name in treks for youngsters to be and enjoyWith rare Medical facilities and rare accidents it has held every visitor safe with a connection called Parvati connectionWith dew respect to every visitor Keep it real keep it clean to fit in the right Parvati connection....
Sasi Restaurant Kasol .
6. Visit Sasi Restaurant for breakfast of all kindsThe view of the gushing Parvati River from Sasi Restaurant is one obvious reason for travellers returning to this eatery. The cafe makes your mornings perfect with a delicious Israeli and English breakfast with ample greens on the plate, good food portions and complete value for money.
The Evergreen Cafe
1. Start a love affair with the food at The Evergreen CafeAs you walk along the long road that cuts through the hill town of Kasol, you will see The Evergreen Cafe, which sits at the distant end of the road leading to Manikaran. The creepers on the doorway make this little corner look like a secret hideaway. Start your day with the fresh juices served here. The vibe of the spot gets better as the day progresses. Maybe it's the soulful music or the enticing aroma of the cuisines served, but there's something about this place that makes it unmissable.