Parvati Valley is situated in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. From the confluence of the Parvati River with the River Beas, the Parvati Valley runs eastwards, through a steep-sided valley from the town of Bhuntar, in the Kullu valley.
Manali and Parvati Valley have recently transformed into hubs for backpackers, who are attracted to the scenic valley, untouched hills, low budget travel and great climate. It is a base for many known treks in the area, to Sar Pass, Yanker Pass, ManTalai, Pin Parbati Pass and KheerGanga; and a base for roadtrip into Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti. Many hikes as well to the new age 'tourist' villages - Vashisht, Kasol, Naggar, Malana, Chalaal, Rashol, Tosh, Kalga and Pulga.
On this trip, we start at Manali, get close to nature with a hike to a waterfall in the pristine forests around Vashisht. Start the second day with a bit of a headrush, paragliding in the Solang Valley and then into the Parvati Valley at Kasol. After a night stay at the scenic Tosh village, we trail through thick pine forests to Kheerganga, a meadow at 2960m where Shiva is said to have meditated for 3000 years. The hot springs at Khirganga are extremely important for Hindu and Sikh pilgrims as well as many others who believe the waters have sacred healing properties.
- Paragliding in Manali.
- Hike to the Jogini waterfall in Vashisht.
- One night at Tosh, pristine village in the Parvati Valley.
- Long hikes through the pristine forests and villages of the Parvati Valley.
- Visit KheerGanga, natural hot water spring and indulge in its medicinal waters.
- Explore and experience Kasol, a hub for backpackers and adventure seekers.