Tosh Trek

Tosh Trek

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About the trek

If you are looking for some adventure in trekking but do not have any experience to start with, you can opt for the Tosh trek, an easy trek in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. The Tosh trek is gaining popularity as an easy trek that both beginners and professional trekkers can enjoy. Going on this trek can be fun and can also give you a taste of adventure. As you hike up your trail to the height of 7874 feet, you will be enchanted by the natural beauty of the lofty mountains surrounding you. Soon you would reach the Tosh waterfall and feel mesmerized looking at its cascading water. As you approach your camp for your night stay and the darkness settles in, you will be drawn into the darkness of the shadow of the mountains and the serene atmosphere which will cleanse your soul and make you feel refreshed.

The next day, when you wake up to the sound of nature and face a spectacular vista of the sun rising in the mountains, you will feel rejuvenated. As you start your descent trek down to Barshaini and then finally reach Kasol after a scenic journey, you will be ready, once again, to face the world with renewed energy.

An amazing experience which you can have is to go for a Tosh trek in December. This is the time when the destination has little snowfall and the whole area is covered in snow and looks like a winter wonderland. While the Tosh trek will be memorable no matter which month you go for it, going for this trek in winter will always remain a special memory in your mind.

Brief Overview of the trek

Tosh trek

Maximum altitude: 2400 meters above sea level

Grade: Easy

Duration: 2 days 1 night

Trekking distance: 6-8 Km

Trail type: Moderately Steep trail

Railhead: Joginder Nagar railway station

Airport: Kullu Manali Airport or Bhuntar Airport

Snow Season: Mid-December to January

Service from April to October

Base camp: Barshaini

Best season: April to June, September to October

Region: Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Who can participate: Adults and Children above the age of 7 years

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Tosh Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2

Day 1: Travel to Barshaini via Kasol | Start Guided trek to Tosh

  • Your Tosh trek will start from Barshaini, so you will need to travel approximately 22 KM from Kasol to reach the town
  • On reaching Barshaini, you will be welcomed by your experienced trek guide who will inform you about some do’s and don’ts
  • Next, you will be starting your adventurous Tosh trek from Kasol and trek for around 2.5 km to reach the spectacular Tosh waterfalls.
  • Enjoy your scenic trek and feel enchanting drinking in the beauty of mother nature surrounding you.
  • Return back to camp for the night and relish a delicious dinner at the camp.
  • Delight in having a bonfire in the midst of loft mountains and enjoy the serene ambience of the place which blends well with the sound of people speaking and music playing
  • Spend the night in the Dome tents on sharing basis
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What to Pack for your trek

Tosh Trek

Mandatory Documents:

  • Original as well as photocopy of any government photo identity card such as Driving License, Aadhar Card, Voters ID, etc. to provide during check-in
  • Passport and Visa need to be provided by International Travelers

Clothes:

  • T-shirts are more comfortable than shirts and dry fast. So wear T-shirts instead.
  • Trek Pants will be more comfortable during the trek than jeans or trousers.
  • Jackets to protect you against chilly weather.
  • Warm clothing such as fleece or woollen layers for nights.
  • Thermals to keep you warm at night.
  • Headcover such as a cap or balaclava to protect your head during the trek
  • Socks (woolen and regular)
  • Do not carry too many clothes as you have to carry them during your trek.

Footwear:

Get yourself sturdy well-fitted trekking footwear so that your feet do not hurt during the trek.

Other Essentials:

  • A strongly built 50 to 60 liters backpack with good support is an absolute must for a trek. Ensure there is a rain cover as well.
  • Personal medical kit with items such as prescribed medicines and common ones for altitude sickness, pain relief, headache, fever, stomach problems, motion sickness, allergies, diarrhea, etc. Also an antiseptic cream, a pain relief spray, bandage and cotton for cuts.
  • Personal toiletry items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitiser etc. Carry sunscreen to protect your skin.
  • Water bottle to refill with water to hydrate yourself during the trek.
  • Hiking pole for support during the trek.
  • Woolen and waterproof gloves to protect your hands.
  • Sunglasses for protecting the eyes.
  • Camera with rechargeable batteries to capture the scenic beauty.
  • Torch to use at night.
  • Power Banks for charging mobiles.
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Know Before You Go

Important Tips for trekkers
How to Reach
Trekking routes

  • You must follow the strict guidelines given by your tour guide of the Tosh trek
  • Get your medical checkup done to ensure fitness before you go on the Tosh valley trek. Carry some basic medications along with a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • People with heart, respiratory and blood pressure problems should not trek without a doctor’s advice. Manimahesh Kailash trek is also not recommended for pregnant ladies.
  • Climatic conditions are different in the high altitudes from the plains, so it takes time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable for trekking.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone, so please refrain from littering either in the local sites or campsites.
  • Conserve water as it is precious in the hills
  • Trek only during day time unless it is a part of your itinerary
  • Do not use earphones during trekking, it might make you unmindful.
  • Provide a valid ID card during the time of check-in.
  • Hotels and camps are basic in nature and do not provide luxury.
  • You may or may not get mobile charging points at the camping site, so it is better to carry a power bank.
  • Carry some light snacks such as dry fruits to keep you energized.
  • Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill them.
  • It is better to keep your luggage to the minimum as you will need to carry them.
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FAQs

How long is the Tosh trek?

The Tosh trek is only a 6 - 8 km trek from Barshaini. You can cover it in about 4 to 5 hours if you do not make a halt.

How difficult is the Tosh trek?

The Tosh trek from Kasol’s difficulty level is easy. Beginners, as well as experienced ones, can go for this trek. The Tosh valley trek is 6 - 8 km long, and it takes 4-5 hours to complete this trek.

Is there snowfall in Tosh?

Yes, there is snowfall in Tosh in the winter season. You can witness some snowfall if you go for Tosh trek in December as it snows during November and December. There is heavy snowfall in January and February.

What is the highest altitude of Tosh Trek?

The highest altitude of Tosh Trek is 7874 ft, which is 2400 meters above sea level.

What is the best time to do Tosh Trek?

While you can go for the Tosh trek from Kasol throughout the year, the best time to go on the trek is between April to June, and between September to October.

What is Tosh famous for?

Tosh is an enchanting travel destination and is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Himachal. The place is also known for being a trekking destination with an easy trek from Barshaini which even the beginner can embark on. It is also known for its hippie culture which can be witnessed in the town.

How do you trek Tosh?

You will first need to reach Kasol and then travel to the base of the trek at Barshaini. From Barshaini, you can trek for 2.5 km to reach the mesmerizing Tosh waterfalls.

How long is the Tosh trek from Kasol?

The Tosh Trek from Tosh to Kasol is around 24.5 km. You will first need to reach Barshaini which is 22 km from Kasol and then trek for 2.5 km to reach Tosh Waterfalls.