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Solo trek to end parvati valley

Tripoto
10th Jun 2015

mesmerising mountains

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known but kept unkown fact...

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natkan village

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driveway towards malana

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candy village 'TOSH'

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wildling mountains

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respect...!!!!

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Rudranag on the way to kheerganga

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its a holy place

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a break after 6km of trek...

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Photo of Solo trek to end parvati valley by Prateek

roaring parvati

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into the wild

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fellow trekers

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canopy of pinewood

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waterfall crossing time

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my all time partner 'chinnu'

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welcome to paradise

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HIGH...!!!!

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beware

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pathway

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REMOVE FENCE...!!!

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Hot water spring @ kheerganga

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the village kheerganga

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A solo trip is a one which a traveller should do once in his life time as it teaches you the Patience, wiseness, decssion making & adapatability. Before i was planing my trip i was bit cautious, as it is gona be solo trip and it was my first solotrip. Although I was bit familiar with the place so was not at all nervous just being anxious at that point of time.
Rest the things that i came across would give u a better overview.


Day 1:- 10th June 15

I had already booked up tickets of a volvo which is schdeuled at 6 in the evening. I boarded the bus from Majnu ka Tila near ISBT New Delhi as all the buses heading towards Kullu & Manali mainly startup from their.After an overnight journey i reached to Bhuntar at 7 in the morning on 11th June 2015 as it is the nearest stop for heading towards parvati valley. From here after every 30min a local Himachal Roadways bus leaves for Manikaran. I took another bus from Bhuntar and got down at Jari a small village on the way to manikaran the bus ticket would cost you Rs 30. Here i came across with a group of boys from Jhansi UP and some how we have a common friend from Jhansi after disscusing things about the trip we had our breakfast at Jari. Then they were heading towards Kasol and I was heading towards Malana which is 15-20 Km away from Jari. After sharing a cab with a person who is also heading towards Malana we paid 800 bucks to reach there and on the way to Malana i got to know that he is a free lancer photographer and working on the project of Malana from past 6-7 years on it. He made me meet all the local people of Malana and i feels as if i came to my own native village. The people over there are very much welcoming but they dont touch the oustiders. After trekking for about 4KM from the Trek point Narang we finally reached Malana. I went to Cafe Muzik and took a room over there it costs me Rs 150 for the stay and food is different altogether. Here i met 2 guys from Mumbai who were garphical designers and chill out with them for a couple of days. Here in Malana one advice for the fellow travellers is that they should keep their pockets full of money as here the food costs you much much more tha your stay and their is no accesibility of ATM or anyother source. 

Day 3:- Trek down from MALANA 

I with a couple of canandian people started trekking down towrads Narang and we all were heading towards Kasol. After reaching with that bumpy ride from MALANA we reach Kasol and all of went staright away went to the ATM, we were around 5 people and one was the researcher among us from Chennai who is researching on the language of the village Malana i.e. 'Kanashi'. He gave all of a lunch over there as his research is almost complete. So after chilling around with these people around 4 in the evening i was sitting idle at German Bakery at Kasol and suddenly i met a guy who is searching for someone to tavel to tosh with him as he was a solo traveller and Kasol is place where travellers meet and turn up into buddies.

So after having a chit-chat with him we started heading towards TOSH, we took a local bus that cost us Rs50 per person and with a 2 hours of bumpy ride that roatated the foundtaion of our ass's we reach the candy valley Tosh.

we directly went to Pink flyod cafe and got our ass's laid down over there as we took a wrong decission to trek from Barsheni to Tosh. Barsheni is the last village where a bus can drop you off and tosh is almost 4km away from Barsheni. But one take a sharing cab for that 4KM it would cost you around Rs50-70.

Day 4-5 :-Chilling and Relaxing

Chilling at different cafes at Tosh and experiencing different Flavours of Cannabis over there. Met N number of people from differnt nations some from Spain, Italy, Austria, Rio and mostly Isaraelie's. 

Day 6:- Heading towards kheerganga

On this very morning i got up and left from Tosh at 0900 hours and reach to Barsheni at about 10:30-11. After reaching Barsheni i was in a dicey situation that wheather to head towards kheerganga or go back to kasol as after trekking so much in past 5 days my feets are full with boils and dont knw wheather i would complete the kheerganga trekk alone or not as its a 14Km trekk.
I sit under tree smoked up a couple of J, then took up a decission that if i would get a company then only i will be heading towrads Kheerganga after waiting for another hour i saw 4 guys coming...just praying to god that they should be heading towrads Kheerganga and YES they were..!!!
All of us it for a while i introduced myself and one of the guy in them have the same name as do I.
We smoked up a couple of and started our trekk towrads kheerganga.

Intially the trekk of first 4Km is completely steep and sometimes a point came where to pull urself up is a task of Hulk.. but still enthusiasm should be there as it would u help you out while trekking. After trekking for about 2 hours we reach a Village Natkan thats the midways sort of place have two there cafes where one can relax and eat good food. After trekking for another 20min you reach to Rudranag, after Rudranag the trekk is completely steep all the way so one should maintain and conserve energy as the rest of 10KM will make pull down nerves once.
It took us around 5 hours in all to reach kheerganga from Barsheni. In between u vl see N number of waterfalls and need to cross someof them....Pls do take off ur shoes and dont even try to cross the water with shoes as if ur feet slips the shoe is gona wet in a minor of second and u gona laid down urself in a trouble. So it is advisbale that its better to feel cold for a couple of mintues rather then surviving without a shoe for a couple of days.

After reaching Kheerganga we all laid down ourself in the HOT WATER SPRING and reamin there for about 3 hours. The hot water spring is a natural hot water and it a remedy for some skin problems as people said. But after trekking for about 5 hours the Hot water spring bath is a bliss and all the pain and tiredness will fly away in a while.

Day 7-8:- Chilling & Relaxing at Kheerganga

Chilling at different cafes like Lotus and Shiva Shanti and reamining in the Hot water Spring for hours and hours with a pananormic view of mountains in front.
And the all the time big fat J.
Advise for those who are going to kheerganga for the first time there would be no network at all in the cell phones....So all those guys who a scared of their parents and relatives should inform them earlier only. Sometimes the BSNL network do come but not very sure about it.

Day 9:- Trekk Down from kheerganga to Barsheni and heading towards Delhi via Bhuntar.

Important Instructions
1. Please carry a very small backpack dont take big rucksacks or bagpacks.

2. Always do take good amount of cash as no accessibility of ATM except for Kasol or Bhuntar.

3. Wear good shoes as those will be the actual partners for the whole of your Trip.

4. Chill alot as it is parvati valley...BOOM BOOM BOOM

FULL POWER

24HOUR

NO TOILET NO SHOWER

Malana village is in Kullu district of Himachal Pardesh and it is the first democarcy as to be said in the world. Here we all considered to untouchables and the people of the village consider themselves as pure.They consider themselves as the descendents of The Great Alexender and they worship to their god Jamlu Rishi. The language of this village is completely different and has no script at all, the language is "Kanashi" and it is one the most endangered langauge in the world. This village is famous for its Cannabis production locally called as 'charas' and also known as Hash. The Hash produced over here is considered as the purest form of hash across the world. Because of this reason many tourist and traveller as accessing to this palce and the locals of this village knows the value of their hand rubbed cream. stay at Cafe muzik and vl get everything u needed.
Photo of Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Prateek
Photo of Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Prateek
Photo of Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Prateek
Kasol is now not the place for backpackers as many comemercial activites are being done over here. Earlier around 5 years ago it was considered as the paradise of backpackers and stoners but now its a family spot where people are coming with their families to make a vacantion..-please i request to all that dont spoil the valley. but its the only place in paravti valley where you can have access to ATM, bank, food and groceries. Let this place be for backpackers and stoners...!!!! A must visit to German bakrey to try some good apple pie and cheese cake and mama cafe for soothing music.
Tosh is last easily commutable village in paravti valley and it is the candy shop only a stoner can say this as one can find N numbers of flavours over here... u just need to know urself that what flavour you are searching for. A must visit to Pink Floyd cafe and valley view the stay is cheap as of 100 bucks fr a day and the food is really amazing.Must try the Lafa an Isralie dish.
Photo of Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Prateek
Photo of Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Prateek
Photo of Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Prateek
over here one just need to relax him or herself and loosen up onself with the mother nature. Here the sky is the roof and the wind is the blanket. one can stay here in a cafe but spending a knight under an open sky in a tent is the next level fact. here you can find alot of cafes Lotus, rose, and Shiva Shanti are the prominent one and can provide u with all the basic ammenties that one need. the stay in acfe would cost you 200rs fr a room and in a tent u can stay at 150 bucks. but here the money doesnt matter all is concerned is the mother nature. My advise would be to stay in a Tent.
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