Grahan: An Abode Of Bliss

Tripoto
27th Jan 2018
Photo of Grahan: An Abode Of Bliss by Him Trek

Day 1:

If you are looking for an unspoiled beauty in Parvati Valley, then a trek to Grahan is a must. Grahan with its interesting history keeps on fascinating the travelers who are prepared enough to follow the road less traveled. The village was formed some 500 years ago, and the villagers from this place are the only outsiders who the Malana locals consider equals. Also, Grahan provides as a basecamp for one of the most beautiful passes- Sar Pass. Experience the surreality and the beauty that exists naturally.

The trek to Grahan village starts from Kasol, and one would roughly take 4 hrs-5 hrs to cover a distance of 9kms. The trail begins right before the bridge that falls before the Kasol central bus-stand. The track is more or less marked-out with red arrows throughout, but still, there is a fair chance that you will get lost, aesthetically. During the hike, one would go through dense forests intermittent with the sound of birds and the buzzing of bees there is one element that won’t leave you all the way- Parvati river. One would also cross two wooden bridges, and by the time one would come across the second bridge, it would mark the halfway point of the trek. It is only in the last 150 meters of the hike that one would start to see the houses in the village and what a view it is. Mostly the houses are built in a traditional way and some of them are almost 200-250 years old.

Roam around the village and play along with the kids who will be found at every nook and corner of the village. At night, have your piping hot meal around the warmth of the bonfire while listening to the sound of silence.

Day 2:

Next day, after having breakfast, gear up for climbing down and soak up the mini fresh waterfalls that one would come across on your way back to Kasol. Don’t forget to fill up your bag with munchies as there aren’t many cafes on the way.

INCLUSIONS

Accommodation in dome tents

Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Trek equipment (Sleeping bags, mattress, Kitchen Tent, utensils, tent)

All necessary permits and entry fees

First aid kit

Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff

EXCLUSIONS

GST @ 5.0%

Air/Train fare

Medical Insurance

Transportation

Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.

Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and / or any factors beyond control.

The tariff does not include barbecue, personal expenses like telephone, laundry etc.

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