Traveller F.A.Q. Karsog Valley:
How to reach Karsog:
It is 100 kms from Shimla. You can take buses from gate no. 16 at ISBT Shimla. I guess one can also reach it from Mandi side. The Shimla route passes through Naldehra and Tattapani. Considering the speed of the buses, I think one would be better off with a personal car or a bike.
Hotels at Karsog:
There are several budget hotels in Karsog town where you can spend the night at less than INR 500. But I did not see any luxury accommodations. But you can find HPTDC hotels and other resorts at Chindi, which comes 15 kms before Karsog.
What to do at Karsog:
It is not really a very developed place in terms of tourism. You can just enjoy the beautiful view of the valley and appreciate the bucolic charm. There are several temples such as the Mamleshwar Mahadev and Kamaksha Temple that the religious minded can visit.
Nearby attractions at Karsog:
If you have enough time at hand, you can do the following things that I failed to do,
1. Stay at Chindi which you will reach before Karsog from Shimla. The place is full of Apple Orchards and also has better hotels.
2. Take a bus to Rohanda from Karsog which is 65 kms away and then go for the Kamru Nag trek.
3. Take a long trek to the Shikari Devi Temple 22 kms away via Bakhrot. You can come back to Karsog form there or reach Janjheli on the other side to spend the night there
So, the bottom-line is, this was another trip where I could not realize the full potential of the location. But I will be back.