Grahan Trek

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Route: Kasol-Challal-Grahan-Kasol

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Altitude: 2,347 m (7,700 ft)

Trek Length: 12 km (one way)

Duration: 2 Nights/ 3 Days

Batch Size– 10

Price inclusive of  Camping, Food & GST.

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Grahan Trek- If you are looking for a village to find some peace, awesome views and a village feel, then Grahan is the right place for you. It is away from the crowd and an unexplored destination in Parvati Valley. Grahan is surrounded by Kullu Tehsil towards South, Spiti Tehsil towards East, Drang Tehsil towards South, and Lahul Tehsil towards North. The hike to Grahan village starts from close to the bridge that separates Old Kasol and New Kasol. It follows the true left of Grahan nallah (stream), the stream that is a highlight of the trek. The gradient on the trail is easy, and you trek up nestled in the beauty of nature beneath towering pine trees.

While hiking one will pass through the forest with huge pine trees and the sound of bees and insects with the mighty Parvati River flowing in full force along the valley. The hike also involves crossing a few wooden bridges, the second bridge marks the halfway point to Grahan. Halfway on the trek, you cross the nallah over a bridge and hereafter the path is quite uphill. After a steep climb of about an hour, houses are visible, making you arrive in Grahan Village. It is located at 7,700 feet above sea level (2347 meters) and has only 50 houses and a population of around 350 people. The houses are over 200 years old. Arriving in Grahan is a tranquil sight with its wooden houses, lush greenery, and pure mountain air. There is also a small temple and a waterfall in Grahan. The villagers are simple and hospitable and the food is freshly made and delicious. A walk through the village and one will get the Himachali feel which is pretty much missing in all the other villages such as Tosh and Pulga that are lost in the Hippie trance. The village has no cellular network, no ATM and no hope of a road since it falls under the state forest area. Many of the villagers have extremely sharp features and are blessed with colored eyes and blonde hair.

Grahan Trek Map


  • Mobile connectivity is intermittent in the village and it is better to make your phone calls before beginning the trek.  
  • Visitors are advised to ask locals before entering temples in this village.
  • The history of the village is unique and interesting, the local legend goes that Grahan was first located near the village of taboos, Malana some 500 years ago, till a few elders decided to migrate to their current location deep inside the Parvati Valley tributaries. The villagers from Grahan are the only outsiders who the Malana locals consider equals.
  • Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited in Grahan and defying the same can lead to a heavy fine. The villagers claim that all of them one night got a vision of their local deity Yagya Maharishi who demanded that all of them should give up on alcohol the very same day and also forbade the existence of alcohol in the village.
  • The people of the village are descendants of two families and it is mandatory that the villagers marry only a member of the other family. They are not allowed to marry their own people or an outsider.


Day 1 (11 May) – Arrival in Kasol. A small hike to Chalal(40 minutes).  Interaction with local villagers. Night stay, and dinner in cozy rooms.

Grahan Trek

Kasol– It has a minimal population, jazzy restaurants, and picturesque valley. An interesting fact about Kasol is that it is inhabited mostly by tourists from Israel. According to locals, the town is a hot spot for a lot of young people who finish their compulsory military service in Israel and then escape to the Parvati Valley. Experience the “Hippie” and “Shanti” vibe of ‘Little Amsterdam’ in Kasol.

Day 2 (12 May) – After morning refreshments and breakfast, a trek towards Grahan village through the banks of mystical Parvati river and a trail full of pine and rhododendron trees. Lunch en route. Reach Grahan village, briefing about the peaks and passes around, bonfire, dinner, and night stay in Grahan.

Grahan Trek


Grahan–  is away from the crowd and an unexplored destination in Parvati Valley.  It is located at 7,700 feet above sea level (2347 meters) and has only 50 houses and a population of around 350 people.


Day 3 (13 May) –After breakfast roam around the village and interact with villagers and visit the local school. Trek down to Kasol with happy memories and final departure from Kasol. At Kasol we part ways to meet soon for another adventure.


Stay – Tents/Homestay (sharing basis); Sleeping bags and carry mats.

Meals- Vegetarian Nutritious and Tasty Meals during the Trek with Evening Tea.

  1. Breakfast on Day 2 and 3
  2. Lunch on Day 2
  3. Dinner on Day 1 and 2

Experienced trek leaders and cook.

First-Aid Kit.

Other Guidance

  • Climbers are reminded that there is a 15kg limit on personal luggage for all climbs.
  • Cameras, whether video or film, needed to be protected against the severe cold either in a warm pouch or the interior pockets of your clothing. Do not keep your camera in your backpack at higher elevations.
  • We do not provide donkeys or porters to carry luggage.
  • No insurance is provided during the trek.
  • When between camps, please carry your daily personal rubbish to the next camp.
  • Remember – “Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints”. So, keep the mountains clean and green.
  • Aspirins and Paracetamols are highly recommended for headaches and because they also thin the blood that will help improving circulation & oxygen delivery to the body.  Strong painkillers are not recommended as they can suppress respiration.
  • Personal expense of any kind will not be entertained.

Personal Equipment Required:

  •  A good sturdy pair of shoes and a backpack with plastic or water-proof lining.
  • Comfortable, lightweight clothing.
  • Sunglasses or goggles.
  • Woolen hat for warmth.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Torch.
  • Scarf or bandana.
  • Lip balm.
  • Ear plugs. (Optional)
  • Spare contact lenses or glasses.
  • Thermal innerwear.
  • Extra polythene bags.
  • A whistle.
  • Reading materials, Games, Cards. (Optional)
  • Towel especially lightweight quick-dry type.
  • Track pants with more pockets. Carry around 2 pants. Avoid jeans.
  • Waterproof jackets and gloves.
  • A raincoat since the weather can be unpredictable sometimes. (Optional)
  • Identification proof like Passport, Driving license, Aadhar card etc.
  • 1 Passport size photograph.


  • Cancellation of booking of tour 31 days or more before the date of Departure will result in 20% deduction in the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation of booking of tour 21-30 days before the date of Departure will result in 40% deduction of the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation of booking of tour 11-20 days before the date of Departure will result in 60% deduction of the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation of booking of tour 6-10 days before the date of Departure will result in 80% deduction of the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation of booking of tour 1-5 days before the date of Departure will result in 100% deduction of the cost of the tour.

1 review for Grahan Trek

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Akshay sharma

    Awesome view. Perfect for spending quality time in peace nd connect with nature.

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