Trekking Himachal Pradesh Solo Part-4 (Kheerganga trek)

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I've been staying at the Manikaran Gurudwara Sahib for the past couple of days to rest my leg which I hurt on my previous trek. It feels good here, talking to different people, free stay and 24 hours free langar(food). Everyday thousands of people come here, alone, with friends and family, it always has a bustling.

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Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib.

My leg was feeling much better stuffing myself as much as i could for the past couple days. It's time for the next trek "Kheerganga". They say that every beginners first trek should be Kheerganga. I don't know why but I'm find out real soon.

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See writings like this for a few time would refresh your mind. You would not feel tired.

I was surely enchanted by the place. Stalls were to be found exactly when I needed some refreshment and to fill my stomach.

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I also met some tourists. I joined with them and really enjoyed their company. They were very welcoming. I stayed with them for the return journey as well.

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It's not a tough trek. It's very easy. I can see now why this should be everyone's first trek. It's filled with astounding views, weather is always incredible and rain doesn't pose a threat. People can be found everywhere.

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Somewhere near Nakthan Village.

Till Nakthan Village the route is very easy. I covered it real quick, my leg wasn't hurting. After I crossed Nakthan, the route was all ascent with few descents. My leg started to pain and I still had 8 kms to trek. Trail was getting tougher and rocky.

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We finally reached the camp site. There isn't much space but I found one room and I shared it to save some money. The best thing was the Dharamshala where I stayed gave us dinner for free. We quickly removed our clothes and went to hot springs for which we came so far. It was just incredible, nothing like a hot springs. My leg was healed instantly.

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Hot Springs "Kheerganga"

We stayed in the pool for over 2 hours, when we got out it was already dark and freezing. We made a bonfire, ate our food and smoked for a while to stay warm. We had to change positions to stay warm because the temperature was really cold. I had never seen so many stars at once. I kept staring at them for a long time. It was really beautiful, the complete was in a circle shape, all dark except the sky and sky full of stars. It's a shame I couldn't click a picture.

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Fire. Most important to stay alive.

After staying for a long time we all went to stay. Woke up in the morning, visited the temple and it was time to leave.

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Couldn't resist taking picture with this lady. Had to.

Will be uploading next story soon.

I hope you enjoy the story and hope my travels inspire you.

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Thanks.

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Hi..arvind im from mumbai ...and want to do kheerganga trek..so can u plz suggest me how to how to reach n any other places near by which i can cover before or after kheerganga
Sun 05 21 17, 20:59 · Reply · Report
Hi Arvind, Any place where I can park my car before I start the trek?
Wed 10 05 16, 09:54 · Reply (1) · Report
manikaran gurudwara. you can also park your car at Barshaini but there is no safety whether the car would be there when you come back. manikaran would be safer choice. you can easily get bus from manikaran to barshaini
Wed 10 05 16, 10:05 · Report
Hi Arvind. I am planning for Kheerganga in the coming extended weekend. I am afraid for the occupancy in shack in kheerganga. Can you provide any contact no. for the one owning shack/room in kheerganga?
Tue 10 04 16, 22:47 · Reply (1) · Report
it's first come basis. you can easily get accommodation there if not the shack. try to reach before 3pm, you'll get the shack cause most of the people reach there after 5pm.
Wed 10 05 16, 10:07 · Report