From the womb of the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, spawns the fascinating village of Tosh, situated at an elevation of 7,874ft leading to the beautiful Pin Parvati Pass. The Tosh River is a branch of the Parvati River, which suckles into the main river at Pulga. Indulge in the scenic beauty of the landscape as you embark on the Tosh Valley Trek, a trail that will leave you mesmerized and take you across the periphery of the mighty Himalayas. As you trod along the trail you will come to realize that you can never have enough of the lush green meadows and dazzling streams cascading down the mountains, thereby, leaving you breathless and wanting for more.
About The Trek:
Tosh Valley trek is a very popular in Pin Parvati Valley that meets Animal Pass Trek, near Manali. The Tosh valley Trek starts in a narrow constricted valley but as you trek along it unwraps itself and you come across several beautiful meadows. The Tosh valley trek leads you to the beautiful bird’s eye view of Tosh Glacier and snow-clad peaks of Papasura which is 6451m high & White Sail which is 6446m high. The trek begins at Barsheni with necessary pit stops along the way to Buddhaban and then the Tosh Village. There are also trails from Buddhaban via Sharam Thach that lead to the challenging Animal Pass and the Tosh Glacier. Both the points offer exquisite vistas of the picturesque mountains, valleys and landscapes gently carpeted with snow.
- Confluence of the Parvati and the Tosh River
- Papasura and White Sail Peaks.
- Tosh Glacier
- Malana Glacier
- Numerous streams, picturesque pastures, wonderful waterfalls.
- Maximum altitude: 7874ft
- Temperature: ranges between 2°C to 7°C and dips below the freezing point in winters.
- Trek gradient: Easy to Moderate
- Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport, Kullu
- Nearest ATM: Kasol
- Best Season: Pre and Post Monsoon
Arrival at Bhuntar
There are various camping grounds available with decent amenities.
Meals will be included in the whole trip.
- Other Inclusions
- Sleeping bags (Holofill) and carry mats
- Charges of guide, cook and camp helpers
Bhuntar is the base location for the Tosh Valley Trek.
Reaching Bhuntar by Road-
There are several Volvo buses run by the government and private operators to Bhuntar. After a brief descent, one arrives in Shamshi Thach a gorgeous campsite at the base of this valley with beautiful views of Tosh Glacier from the north-west and Kullu Makalu Peak in the west. One can also hire personal transportation to reach Bhuntar.
Reaching Bhuntar by Air –
The closest airport to Bhuntar is Kullu Airport which is well connected to Delhi. The distance between Kullu and Bhuntar is around 11km.
- ID Cards/ ID Proof
- Comfortable Trekking Shoes
- Warm Clothes
- Medications(if any)
- Torch Light
- Power Bank
- Trekking Poles
- Backpacks with waterproof lining
- Magnetic Compass
- Energy Drinks and Energy Bars
- Water Bottle
- Personal Toiletries
- Caps, hats and scarves
- To avoid frostbite from the biting cold weather, it is advised to wear adequate layers to shield yourself from the chilly winds.
- Climatic conditions will be different from the plains; take sufficient time to get adapted to high altitudes.
- ID Proof has to be carried along.
- Wear proper it trekking shoes for proper grip in order to avoid tripping along the slippery path.
- Avoid wearing thick socks or multiple socks in order to ensure proper blood circulation at such an elevated region.
- Do not litter the place and spoil its aesthetic beauty. Therefore, avoid using disposable plastic bottles or items wrapped in plastic.
- Don’t take alcohol or intoxicating products during this trek.
- Always carry an additional pair of thermal wear.
- Waterproof jackets, gloves and boots are recommended.
- Keep your backpack light in order to avoid backaches during trekking. Only carry the essentials.
- Avoid trekking during the nights.
- Show respect to advice of trek leader for a safe trekking experience.
One might choose to visit Prashar Lake during the Winter months of December to February if one is keen on watching the snow-clad beauty of the mountains. But the trail could be slippery with dense sheets of snow covering the path. But it looks more vibrant and colourful during Monsoon with different hues of nature perfectly integrated into it.