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Kasol kheerganga

KASOL KHEERGANGA TREK

Kasol in Himachal Pradesh is the most famous destination among the young and the dynamic of the country looking for getaway to the mountains. The pristine Parvati River flowing through the valley and the snow cladded mountains in ht background build up to the aura and mystique of Kasol. Starting from Kasol are many treks and trails. Among them all is Kheerganga and Tosh Trek. Famous for its simplicity in climbing and vastness of beauty in terms of the landscape and trail, Kheerganga Trek holds special place in the heart of trekkers and mountain lovers across the nation. Once on this trek, you’ll forever cherish it.
Batch Date: 11th May to 16th May 

ACTIVITES

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

CAMPING
HIKING
STAR GAZING
EASY
MEDIUM
HARD

Region: Kasol ,Average Temperature:10°
Date: 11th May – 16th May  Altitude: 13,000 feet  Duration: 6D/5N

Reporting and Acclimatization:

Your journey to the mountains will begin from Patlikuhal. The HustleTurtle team will pick you from Patlikuhal anytime between 8 am to 10 am. On prior notice, an exception can be made for participants who happen to come post 10 am but before 12 noon. Once you freshen up, there will be an introductory and welcome session which will be followed by a team lunch, some rest and acclimatization walk, preferably before it gets dark. Upon return, we’ll have a technical session to discuss the precautions and preparations to be followed for the entire trek and about the next day’s schedule. This will be followed by a bonfire.​

Trek to Sorogin

Away from the city-noise and the thought of getting somewhere, we all wake up with peace to the beautiful sounds of nature. While nature kisses you good morning, breakfast will be served so everyone is geared up for the day. We start moving to the mountains as we start our first trek of the trip from HustleTurtle Base Camp to Sorogin, a beautiful experience. On the journey, apart from the thrill of the challenging treks, you’ll experience lovely meadows & pine trees. Before we sleep, we’ll have a chit-chat about the day and a few performances alongside the bonfire.​

Trek to Dunga Dhog :

On having breakfast, we move towards Dunda Dhog, the secret scenic beauty of this region with meadows and lush greenery spread across lands covered with snow. The route to Dunda Dhog is isolated, making it more peaceful and special. As we move towards Dunda Dhog and as the sun rays touch these meadows, you will experience the heavenly nature at it’s best. Our stay at Dunda Dhog will begin with lunch waiting for us, after which you can explore small areas around the camp and come back before it’s dark.​

Trek to Parkuni:

This will be an early morning since the trek for this day will be long and tough. But the scenery that will follow you as you trek will make it totally worth the effort. So, on this day, keep your water bottles filled and get set for what this amazing day has to offer you. Parkuni is known for the view from such an altitude, if you are lucky and it’s not foggy or cloudy, you get to experience a beautiful sunset as you relax in the evening upon reaching Parkuni.​

Trek to Homopin :

With this day, comes the most special day of the trek as we move towards Homopin. Both the journey and the designation will be special as these places are undiscovered, non-commercial and raw with nature’s offerings at its best. Homopin is an undiscovered camping site where one can lay in nature’s cradle all night long and admire the spectacle that it is. Laying by nature as the stars twinkle in the night sky, feeling the soft warmth of the bonfire along with the cool breeze as the moon smiles at you, you feel protected under the nurture of the beautiful nature.​​

Trek to Suma:

Upon waking up after enjoying a good night’s sleep amongst nature, we continue our trek as we move towards Suma and stay there for the night. The best part of the journey is the greenery. Your experience here will be as if you are walking into the open forest areas, as it has to offer you long trees with long branches, a variety of birds chirping over you and unique beautiful creatures hiding in the trees. Not the just the view but the smell will be forest-like, refreshing. This will be a treat for all the forest lovers minus the dangerous creators.​​

Trek to Shedopathar:

Be ready to experience the best memory of your life. As said, these parts of nature have been untouched and raw, giving you an experience of a lifetime. Today, we’ll begin early towards Shedopathar, with the most beautiful combination of lush greenery and snow, best justified during noon. Upon enjoying the scenery of Shedopathar, we have lunch and spend the time with creative activities planned for you followed by an evening of leisure and dinner.

back to base camp:

Upon waking up after enjoying a good night’s sleep amongst nature, we continue our trek as we move towards Suma and stay there for the night. The best part of the journey is the greenery. Your experience here will be as if you are walking into the open forest areas, as it has to offer you long trees with long branches, a variety of birds chirping over you and unique beautiful creatures hiding in the trees. Not the just the view but the smell will be forest-like, refreshing. This will be a treat for all the forest lovers minus the dangerous creators.

The Trek starts from the capital city of Delhi. Our representative will meet you at ISBT Kashmiri gate which will act as our assembly point for this trip. We will gather at the junction point from where we board our bus to Kasol. It will be an overnight journey in semi-sleeper AC bus.

Upon reaching Kasol, we will be transported to our cottage and the trip continues as planned.

 

Our return journey to will be in buses. We will be dropped at ISBT Kashmiri gate in Delhi on the last day of the plan. From here onwards, you are to plan and book your travel arrangement back home.

At Hustle Turtle, we want you to have a great trekking experience with best of the gears at negligible pricing.

As every Himalayan Trek requires a plethora of types of equipment and gears which are costly and very unlikely to be of any daily use.

Aspiring trekkers often argue which are the necessary gears and which ones can they successfully trek without. This leaves them confused and clueless about the essentials to carry. In confusion, sometimes it so happens that trekkers tend to miss the basic important ones.

To tackle this situation, we at Hustle Turtle have come up with a brilliant and cost-efficient solution that will enable every trekker traveling with Hustle Turtle to have best in class gears and equipments at their disposal.

Beyond your personal clothes and trekking shoes, everything else will be provided by Hustle Turtle for free. There will be a safety deposit that you’ll have to submit at the Base Camp as you collect your gear.

This deposit will be returned to you once you return all the gear in the condition it was given to you. The deposit will be mere Rs. 1500. If you damage or lose any of your gear, a price equivalent to the gear damaged/lost will be deducted from your deposit money.

Things you’ll be provided by Hustle Turtle in the HustlePack:

BACKPACK An excellent quality backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame containing everything you require for the Himalayan trekking experience will be provided. The backpack will also come with a rain cover to help you keep your stuff dry in case it starts raining.

SYNTHETIC HAND GLOVES – We’ll provide you with a pair of waterproof hand gloves for trekking along with fire snowballs at your companions without having to worry about your gloves getting wet. We recommend you bring along a pair of woolen gloves to keep you warm in the nights.

SUNCAP/BALACLAVA– To keep you safe from the UV lights as you reach high altitude.

TREKKING POLE – Trekking pole is a very important and yet often neglected piece of equipment for having a great trekking experience. A trekking pole will act as your third leg and will help you save 40 percent of your energy while climbing or defending the mountain.

CUTLERY –Appropriate cutlery will be provided to have your meals while on the trek. You’ll be expected to wash your cutlery yourself as it will be unfair to make one person wash so many people’s utensils in that extreme cold water.

HEADLAMP/ LED TOURCH – A headlamp is a very useful gear to have while in the mountains as it lets you have both your hands free to work and also help you light up your way if you’re to travel to the washroom alone in the night or go around the camp looking for your friends.

PONCHO  It can rain anytime on any of the treks in any month while you are in the Indian Himalayas. Having a poncho that will cover you from your head to the knee and also your backpack is a blessing to have during such times. We’ll provide you with a full-sized poncho that’ll be of a great assistance in case it rains.

WHISTLE – Emergency can pop up anytime and it is very difficult to call upon your friends or trek leader in such situations. Having a whistle tied up in your backpack or your clothing will help you stay one step ahead in terms of communication and ensure your safety in case you are lost. Blowing a high pitch whistle is way easier and sensible than calling out names in the mighty mountains.

Things you have to bring yourself:


Two to three warm layers
 – It will get extremely cold in the evening and that is when you will require at least two if not three layers of warm clothing. We suggest you bring a sweater, a fleece jacket, and a padded jacket to help you protect against the night chill. For the night is cold and full of snow.
Two collared T-shirts- It is advised to bring two full sleeve T-shirts the twill protect you from sunburns on the neck and arms. Also carry one extra T-shirt in case these two get wet. But please do not carry more than this as it will be you who’ll have to carry your backpack all the way to the summit and overload is only going to make that difficult.

Two trek pants – One pair of pants will take you through the trek but it is smart to bring two pairs of pants as one might get wet. Please make sure you bring cotton or synthetic trek pants and not jeans as your skin needs to breath and also they should dry up quick and be comfortable to help you trek better.

Sunglasses  Sunglasses are very important for trekking in the snow-clad mountains of Himalayas. Snow-blindness is one of the most common problems faced by trekkers because of the reflection of light from the bright white snow. Carry good quality sunglasses as they need to fight UV lights and not just look cool.

Socks  Carry 2 pairs of cotton socks that are thick and comfortable. Please do not carry ankle length socks as you’ll be wearing trekking shoes that extend till your ankles and you need to have a layer cloth between the skin and the footwear.

Woollen Socks and cap A pair of woollen socks and a warm woollen cap to keep your feet and head warm in the night will be a great help to have a good night sleep.

Undergarments – Carry sufficient undergarments as it is important for you to switch them after a certain time to maintain personal hygiene.

Spare polythene bags and ziplocks – To keep your dirty clothes and socks.

Toiletry pouch Carry a sun screen lotion (SPF 40+), petroleum jelly, hand sanitiser, mosquito repellent lotion, Face wash and a roll of toilet paper. Along with this, carry a pouch of medicines you take if you take any.

Water Bottles Carry two – 1ltr water bottles and a Lunch box.

Every night of the trek, the trekkers will be treated to a spacious and excellent quality tent by Hustle Turtle. We will also provide sleeping bags that will keep you warm in the Himalayan cold at extreme altitude. We expect you to maintain good hygiene practices in the tents and the sleeping bags. Also, stay friendly with your tent partners as you have to spend long-chilly nights with them. There will be 3 trekkers per tent.

We will setup toilet tents close to the trekking site to help you address the nature’s call. The number of toilet tents will vary according to the group size. There will be deep pits inside the toilet tents which will be covered up with soil and mud as we leave the site.We urge you to use toilet paper as these will be dry toilets.

During the daytime temperature is within 15 to 20 degree Celsius while in night it drops to 0 to -5 degree Celsius.

Hustle Turtle offers a healthy and nutritious vegetarian diet which is recommended for high altitude treks. Jain food will also be available. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner is included in the package.

There are very high chances of coming across snow on various occasions during this trek. The amount of snow accumulated will largely depend on the snowfall rate during the last winter.

We will make use of ponchos and backpack cover to shelter ourselves and our rucksacks from rain. We won’t be stopping our treks because of rains until there’s a very heavy rainfall that might cause damage to us in any manner. This decision will be taken by the trek leader and trek expert with the group. All tents are waterproof and hence you need not of rain if you’re already tucked safely inside your sleeping bags in your tents.

We will make use of ponchos and backpack cover to shelter ourselves and our rucksacks from rain. We won’t be stopping our treks because of rains until there’s a very heavy rainfall that might cause damage to us in any manner. This decision will be taken by the trek leader and trek expert with the group. All tents are waterproof and hence you need not of rain if you’re already tucked safely inside your sleeping bags in your tents.

We will make use of ponchos and backpack cover to shelter ourselves and our rucksacks from rain. We won’t be stopping our treks because of rains until there’s a very heavy rainfall that might cause damage to us in any manner. This decision will be taken by the trek leader and trek expert with the group. All tents are waterproof and hence you need not of rain if you’re already tucked safely inside your sleeping bags in your tents.

Hustle Turtle will arrange for pick up from Patlikuhal from 6 am to 10 am on the first day of the trek as this is when majority of buses cross Patlikuhal to reach Manali. Please ensure you catch a bus from Delhi or Chandigarh to fulfil this time restrain. In case you miss the 10 am deadline to reach Patlikuhal, contact the number provided and someone from Hustle Turtle team will come along to pick you up.

As mentioned in the itinerary, the trek will end at the Base Camp of Hustle Turtle on the mentioned day. You can either book a return bus ticket for the evening of the same day or choose to stay back for another day of adventure in the Base Camp or Kullu. There will be activities like White Water River Rafting and Paragliding that you could choose from or set back and relax in the base camp for a good day of relaxation and serenity as you absorb the mountain air and chill.

There are overnight buses from Delhi and Chandigarh to reach Patlikuhal. Patlikuhal falls between your journey from Kullu to Manali. Book a ticket straight to this destination and not for Manali or Kullu. We will have transport service from Patlikuhal to the Base Camp from 6 am to 10 am. Please ensure you catch a bus accordingly.

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