Parvati Valley Sojourn- Parvati Valley is a pristine valley forming from the confluence of the Parvati River and the Beas River. The Valley was once important for its deep-rooted religious significance for both Sikhism and Hinduism. The Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is an important pilgrimage site for Sikhs. They come here to take a dip in the natural hot springs and wash away their sins.
These important pilgrimage sites have now paved a path for rich development of tourism. Moreover, there are now numerous beginner level to advanced level treks going through the Valley. Smaller treks like Kheerganga and longer ones like Pin Parvati Pass trek and Mantalai Lake trek are now introducing this valley to the outside world, to those who had not known about it yet.
Tosh & Malana
With popular tourists hubs like Kasol, Malana and Tosh Parvati Valley have something to offer to every kind of traveller. Be it a nightlife lover, nature lover or adventure lover, all your wanderlust cravings are sure to satiate right here! With the ferocious Parvati River gurgling alongside the roads, and the massive Pir Panjal Ranges peaking from a distance.
Travel to Malana-the oldest democracy in the world. Also, visit Tosh, a beautiful hamlet with an awesome view of the Himalayan ranges. These ancient villages are surely gonna woe you! Parvati Valley is now a very popular travel destination, and rightfully so! Join us on this epic road trip, hike with us, especially interact with villagers, and explore colourful bustling markets through some of the best spots of the Parvati Valley.
Parvati Valley Sojourn Map
Day 1 (13 December)-We start our road journey early in the morning and cover the first leg of 290 kilometres from Chandigarh to Malana in about 8 to 9 hours. Our guide will meet us at the Malana Dam and from there, we begin our 40 minutes hike to this mystical village and explore its rugged beauty. Located close to Kasol, the villagers of Malana are said to be of pure Aryan race and therefore have their own rules and regulations for the village. Outsiders are not allowed to touch anything inside the vicinity of Malana. The Jamlu Devta Temple completely made out of wood is one of the most famous spots here. We later spend our night in a comfortable hotel and sleep off our travel fatigue after a hearty dinner.
Day 2 (14 December)- After rising early in the morning and having a lavish breakfast spread, we hike down from Malana and continue to the next leg of our journey to the beautiful village of Tosh. On our 45 kilometres drive to the village, we stop at Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara en route and take in the charm of the beautiful holy site.
Manikaran Gurudwara is most famously known for its gushing hot water springs. Before 1905, these hot springs used to flow in full force, creating a high fountain of about 11 to 14 feet high. The temperature fo these spring ranges from 60 to 80 degree Celsius and there is no Sulphur in these springs. The langar food that is prepared in the Gurudwara is cooked in these springs and bathing in these hot waters is commonly known as a cure for arthritis. From Manikaran Sahib, we continue on to our journey to the beautiful Tosh. Alongside the village, the Tosh River flows which originates from the Tosh Glacier in Tosh Valley and is a feeder for the massive Parvati River. The village is surrounded by massive peaks including the Pinnacle, Devacharan, and the White Sail. It is most commonly referred to as a ‘traditional village turned hippie colony’. There is also a beautiful waterfall we will explore before feasting on some dinner and going off to bed in our cosy rooms.
Day 3 (15 December)- We rise early morning and after breakfast, we drive to Kasol- the most popular town of Parvati Valley. The markets here are bustling with colours selling apparels and other trinkets like crystal jewellery, handmade paper diaries, woollen clothes amongst other things. Café hopping here is another famous activity, with psychedelic themed cafes lined one after the other. From Kasol, we start back for our journey to Chandigarh with happy memories filling our hearts.
Stay – Homestay/Guest House (sharing basis);
Meals- Vegetarian Nutritious and Tasty Meals during the Trek with Evening Tea.
Breakfast on Day 2 and 3
Dinner on Day 1 and 2
Experienced tour leaders and cook.
Transport from Chandigarh to Parvati Valley and back.
First-Aid Kit/ Oxygen Cylinder.
Travellers are reminded that there is a 15kg limit on personal luggage for all trips.
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.
Woollen hat for warmth.
Scarf or bandana.
Ear plugs. (Optional)
Spare contact lenses or glasses.
Extra polythene bags.
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.
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation of booking of tour 31 days or more before the date of Departure will result in a 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.