Start Point/End Point: Kasol Bus Stand
Start Time/End Time: The trek starts at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends around 01:00 PM on day 2.
The Parvati valley in the lap of Himachal Pradesh is replete with surprises that will delight you with the scenic beauty and wonderful experiences of this place. One such great yet less known experience is of the trek to Grahan Village, a small residential area in the valley filled with locals who have had their houses for more than 200 years. Their hospitality is unmatched and so is the view from around here.
About the Grahan Trek:
The Grahan trek starts from 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. 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.
Quick Facts About Grahan Trek:
Trekking distance: 18 km
Maximum Altitude: 7,700 ft
Difficulty Level: Easy
Electricity: The availability of electricity in Grahan is limited.
ATM: There are only a couple of ATMs in the region, however, they are mostly non-operational. So carry sufficient cash with you.
How to Reach?
The campsite in Kasol is around 1.5 km away from the Kasol market. Either public or private transportation can be availed to reach the location. Parking space for private vehicles is available.
You would be arriving in Kasol on your own to get to the starting point of the trek, which falls right before the last bridge on the way to Kasol bus stand
Start the 9 km long guided trek that will take you about 4 to 5 hours to complete
You will be following the way marked by red arrows as they will lead you to Grahan Village. The constant companion on the way to your destination will be the serene Parvati River and your guide
After crossing two bridges, and hiking for a little longer, you would reach a point from where you can see a few houses. That’s when you know that you have reached your destination
Take a walk in the village, enjoy and talk with the locals before enjoying your dinner around a bonfire
Overnight at tents/homestay in Grahan
After breakfast this morning, pack up your gear and retrace your steps back to the starting point to bring the trek to an end.
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