Kasol Trip: How To Reach, Where To Visit, Total Cost & Useful TIPS?

Kasol travel will become even easier for you if you have an itinerary in hand. Before the trip you might be a bit confused as to which places to cover during the trip as there is no dearth of picturesque places in and around Kasol. I hope my detailed Kasol travel blog will help you plan your trip without any hassle.

Till recently, Kasol was a quiet little village in Himachal Pradesh, which no one knew about. It recently came on the tourism map for two main reasons. Beautiful hiking and trekking trails around Kasol.

Kasol is the best place if you are a food lover. The cafes and restaurants here offer you a wide variety of cuisines. If you are a hiking and trekking enthusiast then there are many routes here that will excite you.

Kasol Itinerary: Things You Need To Know Before You Go

Kasol, situated in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh, is a natural abode which is also known as the hippie capital of India. There are many things that you can do in and around Kasol.

In the present blog, I will provide you with the detailed Kasol itinerary. However, before I move on, there are a few things you should know about Kasol:

Best way to explore Kasol

Go backpacking in Kasol for the best experience.

Kasol Travel Estimated Cost

4000-5000 INR (including Volvo bus fare from Delhi) for 2 days

Where to visit in Kasol?

Chalal village, an easy 30-minute trek through deodar forests

Must I try food?

Israeli Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Apple Pie, Cheesecake, etc.

Nearby places

Visit famous places like Malana, Tosh, Manikaran. These are located very close to Kasol and are easily accessible via public transport.

Top Budgeting Tip

Local buses are easily available and can be used for the nearby attractions of Kasol. This will cut down on the cost of your travel considerably.

Kasol Itinerary: Best Ways To Spend 2, 4 Or 6 Days In Kasol

Kasol has a lot of cafes, beautiful villages and beautiful trekking trails. I would suggest spending around 4 -7 days in Kasol. I started my Kasol journey from Mumbai by taking a direct flight to Delhi. I backpacked in Parvati Valley for 10 days and stayed in Kasol for about 4 days during winter.

Most people traveling to Himachal Pradesh start their journey from either Delhi or Chandigarh. Based on this I have given here 3 itineraries for Kasol travel. I am assuming here that you start your journey from Delhi.

2 Days Kasol Itinerary – Perfect For Weekend Getaways

If you are looking to escape from your mundane routine for a few days, then this 2-day Kasol itinerary can be a perfect weekend trip.

You start the journey by boarding an overnight bus from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi. You can take the HRTC Volvo bus and even book bus tickets online. These are a very comfortable and convenient option. Board any bus to Manali.

First day

Reach Bhuntar in the morning and board local buses or taxis towards Kasol.

Stay in a hostel/hotel/guesthouse and take some rest.

Take a walk around the main city and visit the cafes and eateries here.

Enjoy your evening by the banks of river Parvati or spend some time in the woods near Kasol.

Second day

Checkout from your accommodation in Kasol and proceed towards Chalal, which is approximately 30 minutes away from Kasol. Spend some time at Chalal or head further up the valley to Kathala. The trail up to Chalal passes through a beautiful deodar forest.

Hike from Kasol/Katagla back to Kasol.

Take a night bus to Delhi or to your next destination.

4 days Kasol Itinerary

I think a minimum of 4 days is required to experience the sheer beauty of Kasol. This 4 days Kasol itinerary also includes one of the most famous and beginner treks in Himachal- Kheerganga.

Your journey will begin by taking a night bus from Delhi to Bhuntar.

First Day

Reach Bhuntar early in the morning and board local buses or taxis towards Kasol.

Stay in a hostel/hotel/guesthouse and take some rest.

Take a walk around the main city and visit the cafes and eateries here.

Enjoy your evening by the banks of river Parvati or spend some time in the woods near Kasol.

Second Day

Drive from Kasol towards Chalal which takes only 30 minutes.

If you are more into trekking, head towards Rasol. Spend the night either at Rasol or Chalal/Katagla. Kasol can get a bit crowded at times, so Chalal can be a perfect place to escape the crowds.

Third Day

Start early and head towards Barshaini.

If you love trekking then head towards Kheerganga from Barshaini. Otherwise, go to Tosh or Kalga.

Depending on where you decide to travel, you can spend the night at Kheerganga, Tosh or Kalga.

Fourth Day

If you are in Kheerganga then get down at Barshaini by afternoon and then proceed to Manikaran.

Spend the day at Manikaran.

If you are in Tosh and Kalga, spend some time and explore the surrounding villages and head back to Barshaini and Manikaran.

There is an HRTC bus from Manikaran to ISBT Kashmiri Gate at 6.30. You can also take overnight buses of your choice to Delhi Day 2 6 Days Kasol Itinerary: Explore Parvati Valley to the fullest

If you have a week to stay in Kasol, you can visit many places around Kasol and Parvati Valley.

To start your Kasol journey take an evening Volvo bus from ISBT Kashmere Gate

1st day

Reach Bhuntar early in the morning. Board the local bus to Jari.

From Jari take a cab to Malana Gate and explore Malana Village. Overnight stay in Malana. You can read more about Malana village in this blog.

2nd day

Come back to Jari and reach Kasaul by local buses or shared taxis going towards Kasauli.

Stay at a hostel/hotel/guesthouse and rest for a while.

Take a walk around the main city and visit the cafes and eateries here.

Enjoy your evening by the banks of river Parvati or spend some time in the woods near Kasol.

3rd day

Head towards Chalal which is just 30 minutes away from Kasol. If you are fond of trekking then you can head towards Rasol which is deep in the valley. It takes around 4 hours to reach here.

Spend the night at Chalal/Katagla/Rasol.

4th day

If you are in Rasol then walk towards Kasol and head towards Barshaini. From Barshaini you go to Tosh village.

Relax and take a village tour in the evening.

5th day

Trek towards Kheerganga and spend the night there.

If you don’t want to do the long trek then go till Kutla village which is just a short trek or you can also come to Barshaini and back to Kalga.

Spend the night at Kheerganga / Kutla / Kalga.

6th day

From Kheerganga/Kutla/Kalga come back to Barshaini and proceed towards Manikaran.

Spend the day at Manikaran.

There is an evening bus from Manikaran at 6.30 pm. Or you can take an overnight bus from Kasol or Bhuntar of your choice.

7 Most Beautiful Attractions of Kasol India

Here is a brief overview of the 7 most beautiful places to visit in Kasol India that came under my itinerary:

1. Malana –

Malana is a remote village situated in the Parvati valley. Known as the oldest democracy in the world, people in Malana expect visitors to follow some strange rules. You can read about all these rules in this blog.

2. Manikaran –

Manikaran is a Sikh and Hindu pilgrimage center that attracts many visitors. Take a dip in the hot water springs here and visit the temples and gurudwaras.

3. Tosh –

Tosh is the last village in the Parvati valley as far as the streams go. Surrounded by lush green mountains with deodar, oak trees, it offers a spectacular view of these mountains.

4. Chalal – This small village is located just 30 minutes away from Kasol. This is the shortest and easiest walking route around Kasol.

5. Rasol –

Rasol is an unheard of village in the Parvati valley. You can easily trek from Kasol to Rasol village in about 2-3 hours.

6. Kheerganga

Kheerganga is one of the most sought after in Kasol. This trek takes about 2 days to finish and can be completed by beginners as well.

7. Kalga

This is another lesser known village in the Parvati valley. You can find some accommodation here.

How much will the Kasol trip cost?

Kasol can be visited on a decent budget as there is no dearth of budget options here. Internal transport in and around Kasol is also very cheap.

Accommodation in and around Kasol is quite cheap. A budget stay would cost around 500-800 INR per day depending on the one you choose. If you choose a Backpackers hostel then it will cost around 300-350 INR per dorm bed and anywhere between 500-800 INR in a guest house.

If you have someone to share a room with, guesthouses and hotels can also be a decent option. You can opt for luxury hotels, guesthouses in Kasol, but your cost will go up.

The only thing that is a bit expensive is the food. If you are going to visit the famous cafes in Kasol, it will cost you a bit, but it is worth it as the food here is amazing. If you eat at a cafe a couple of times a day it will cost around 500-700 INR per day.

2-day Kasol Travel Average Cost

May I guess you are staying in Kasol for one night and traveling from Delhi to Kasol. Estimated cost would be:

Cost of accommodation = 500 INR

Food cost for 2 days = 1200 INR

Bus fare (to and fro) = 2000 INR

Hence the total journey to Kasaul including the bus journey will cost you between 4000-5000 INR.

Average Cost of 4-day Kasol Trip

Here I am assuming that you will travel by bus from Delhi and have a 3-night stay in Kasol. You are not only spending money on food, accommodation kasol but also getting to nearby places.

Cost of accommodation = 1200 INR

Food cost for 4 days = 2500 INR

Bus fare to and fro = 2000 INR

Internal Transportation* = 1000 INR

(I have included cab fare during winters as not all buses in the valley go till the end point, otherwise, local buses are very cheap)

So, the average cost for a 4 day Kasol trip would be around 9000-10000 INR including bus fare to Delhi.

Average Cost of 6-Day Kasol Trip

I give again

Will consider lilli as your starting point. Based on this what you will spend is

Cost of accommodation = 2000 INR

Food cost for 6 days = 3500 INR

Bus fare to and fro = 2000 INR

Internal Transportation* = 1500 INR

Hence the approximate cost of 6 days Kasol itinerary would be around 10000-12000 INR. The cost includes bus fare from Kasol.

Where to stay in Kasol on a budget?

Accommodation won’t be a problem in Kasol with plenty of budget hostels, hotels and guest houses. As soon as you enter Kasol, you will come across many clusters of budget hotels. The rooms in these hotels are decent enough to expect anything more luxurious than that.

They can cost between 500 to 800 INR. Prices for basic rooms can be very high during peak season. I stayed in a few hotels in the area which were decent and cost around INR 500, but this was in February which can be considered off-season.

Although the number of tourists sometimes swells during the summer months and New Years, accommodation is easily available in the nearby villages of Chalal, Katagla, Chojh.

For all you backpackers and solo travelers out there, Backpacker Hostels will come to your rescue as there are some popular hostel chains in Kasol.You can plan your Kasol trip by hiring Delhi cab service.

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