Grahan Trek Kasol
Grahan Trek is a popular trekking trail located in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a moderate level trek that takes around 2-3 days to complete, starting from the village of Kasol. The trail passes through lush green forests, charming Himalayan villages, and offers panoramic views of the Parvati Valley. The trek also provides an opportunity to experience the local culture and hospitality of the villagers, who have been living in the region for generations. The highlight of the trek is the overnight stay in tents or guesthouses in the quaint village of Grahan, situated at an altitude of 7,700 feet, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and stunning landscapes.
Grahan Trek Starting and Ending Point
The Grahan Trek is a short and easy trek that starts and ends at the Kasol Bus Stand. The trek commences at 10:00 AM on day 1 and concludes at 01:00 PM on day 2. The trek route takes you through the beautiful Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, and you get to witness stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lush green forests.
Best Time to Visit Grahan Village Trek
The best time to visit the Grahan Village Trek is from March to May and then from September to November. During these months, the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear, making it ideal for trekking. However, it is best to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) as the trail can become slippery and risky due to heavy rainfall. The winter months (December to February) are also not recommended as the trail is covered with snow, making it difficult to trek.
Quick facts about Grahan Trek
|Start/End Point||Kasol Bus Stand|
|Trek Duration||2 days|
|Trek Distance||18 km|
|Maximum Altitude||7,700 ft|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to moderate|
|Best Time to Visit||April to June and September to November (Avoid Monsoon)|
|Accommodation||Camping in tents|
|Food||Meals included (vegetarian)|
|Trek Inclusions||Guide, camping equipment, meals|
How to reach Grahan Trek
Kasol can be reached by various modes of transportation. It is approximately 530 km away from Delhi and 280 km from Chandigarh. The best way to reach Kasol from Delhi is to take an overnight Volvo bus. Other private operators also run buses between Delhi and Kasol in the evening. Alternatively, you can also reach Kasol by car or by using public transport such as trains and buses.
Things to Carry for Grahan Village Trek
- Trekking shoes or boots with good grip
- Comfortable and breathable clothing, preferably quick-dry material
- Warm clothes like a jacket, fleece or woolen sweaters, gloves, and a beanie for chilly nights
- Raincoat or poncho in case of rain
- Hat or cap to protect from the sun
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher
- Insect repellent
- Water bottles or hydration pack
- Snacks like energy bars, dry fruits, and nuts
- Personal medication, if any
- Backpack with a rain cover to keep your belongings dry
- Torch or headlamp with extra batteries
- Camera or phone with a power bank to capture memories
- Personal toiletries like wet wipes, tissue paper, and hand sanitizer.
Difficulty level of Grahan Village Trek
The Grahan Village Trek is considered a moderate difficulty level trek. The total distance covered during the trek is around 18 km, and the altitude gained is approximately 2,000 feet. The trail involves a gradual ascent, and some parts can be steep, rocky, and narrow. Therefore, prior trekking experience and a good level of physical fitness are recommended.
Program ( 02 days / 01 nights )
Trek to Grahan Village
To reach the starting point of the Grahan trek, you will need to make your own way to Kasol. Once there, embark on the 9 km long guided trek to Grahan village, which should take approximately 4 to 5 hours to complete. Follow the red arrows along the way, as they will lead you to your destination, with the peaceful Parvati River and your guide as constant companions. After crossing two bridges and hiking a bit further, you will come across a few houses, indicating that you have arrived at Grahan village. Take some time to explore the village, interact with the friendly locals, and then enjoy a delicious dinner around a bonfire before spending the night at a homestay or tent in Grahan.
After having breakfast in the morning, gather your belongings and begin to walk back the same way you came from to reach the starting point and complete the trek.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
|Stay||Cottage stay on double/triple sharing basis|
|Meals||Lunch, dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 2|
|Activities||Trekking and camping|
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
CANCELLATION AND REFUND:
Cancellations prior to 10 days from the start of the trek are entitled to a full refund(excluding the transaction charges)Cancellation between the 9th day and the 3rd day to the start of the trek will have an 80% refund. Cancellation less than 3 days to the start of the trek will have NO refund. For any assistance mail us at: email@example.com
DISCLAIMER:This activity is hugely dependent upon weather. The trip may get canceled without any prior notice due to weather or any unforeseen adverse circumstances