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Tosh: 5 Reasons Why You Must Visit

The Summer season in the plains of India becomes quite hot. This is when everybody feels like escaping to the mountains, where you find some peace amidst pleasant weather and breathtaking views. Himachal is full of precious gems that serve as excellent summer vacations. One such gem is the beautiful Parvati Valley and its full of beautiful places like Kasol, Tosh, Malana Village & Manikaran. With many beautiful villages spread over lush green hills, this region is one of the best getaways in North India.

If you are going to Parvati Valley, chances are you have already included places like Kasol, & Maikaran in your list. However, there is a quaint village named Tosh that deserves your attention like no other part of the valley. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit here on your trip to Parvati Valley.

Less Crowded Tosh is a Hidden Gem

It is located at the far end of the Parvati Valley and does not attract too many tourists. People visiting Tosh prefer to stay in their guest houses or hotel rooms while enjoying their time and not making any big fuss. This makes it a perfect place for a quiet holiday amidst nature.

It’s near to the Kheerganga Trek Base

Kheerganga is one of the best treks in Himachal Pradesh. It takes you through the mesmerizing hills of the valley for 3 hours before reaching an absolutely idyllic land surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The hot springs and excellent views of Kheerganga make it worth the trekking effort. Tosh is located near Barsheni which is the base for starting the Kheerganga trek. This makes it a great base village to start and end your journey.

Kasol and Manikaran are Popular Tourist spots

Kasol is touted as one of the best do-it-yourself vacation destinations in India. Its dreamy environment, pleasant weather, and the beautiful Beas River attract tourists (especially Israelis) from all over the world. It is located just 20 km from Tosh, which means you are just an hour away from any modern amenities or facilities (such as ATMs and cyber cafes).

Out of the World, Parties are Hosted here

If you’re lucky, a party will be held in the valley near Tosh that will give you a night to remember. Fantastic music, wonderful weather, people from all over the world rocking EDM – what better way to spend the night than in the Valley?

Splendid views

Be it the sight of snow-capped peaks or lush green hills, waterfalls or clear blue skies, Tosh has it all. Visiting Tosh in summer will give you breathtaking landscape views that will stay with you forever.

Weather & Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Tosh is from April to October, although it has pleasant weather throughout the year. The period from November to February sees the entire village covered in snow and can be a great time to visit if you want to experience the chill.

Getting around

Since Tosh village is located in an elevated area, there are no walkable roads. However, the village is quite small and can be easily visited by walking around.

Where to stay in Tosh

As tourism in Tosh is growing rapidly, many guesthouses and hotels are coming up. Budget accommodation is available in the village. Most of these guesthouses have a tandoor and a common bathroom to keep each room warm. Some of the accommodation options include Pink Floyd, Ashwin Cafe, and Hotel Hilltop. There are also a few homestays in Tosh, though they are few in number.

Things to do in Tosh

Exploration: It is a nothing to do vacation spot where people come to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and have a relaxing holiday. You can take a walk in the village, passing apple orchards and lush pastures.

Partying: Since it is the center of backpackers, many psychedelic and trance parties are organized here.

Visit Jamdagni Rishi Temple: There is a temple of Jamdagni Rishi in the middle of the village. It is opened only once a year during January or February. The temple has a long verandah which provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding snow-capped Himalayan ranges.

Trekking: You can also do various treks in the surrounding areas, with Kheerganga being the most popular.

Where to eat in Tosh

Tosh’s Cafe mainly serves Indian, Italian, and European food. The food available here is a bit expensive as it takes a lot of effort to bring all the raw materials to the village. There are a few cafes serving pizza and sandwiches. Limited dining options are available at Tosh. Like all other hill stations in Himachal, it too has vendors serving Maggi with a cup of tea at various places. There is some point in eating Maggi at high altitude in the cold season.

How To Reach Tosh

The best way to reach here is to take a bus from Delhi and get down at Bhuntar. Since no bus travels directly from Delhi to Bhuntar, you can take a bus to Manali as Bhuntar is located 50 km east of Manali. From Bhuntar, you will get HRTC buses going to Barshaini. Once you reach Barshaini, you can trek your way to Tosh. You can also take a shared cab for the 5 km long route at a cost of INR 100.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tosh

Q. Where is Tosh?

A – Tosh village is in the Himachal Pradesh state of India. It is situated at an altitude of about 2,400 meters (7,900 ft) on a hill near Kasol in the Parvati valley surrounded by mountains.

Q. How is Tosh temperature?

A – The temperature here averages -0.1 °C. 31.9 degrees Fahrenheit. The rainfall here is about 1364 mm. 53.7 inches per year.

Q. What is special about Tosh village?

A – Famous for its hippie culture, it attracts tourists from all over the map and is perfect for solo as well as group excursions. Situated at an altitude of 2,400 meters, this place is always a part of every traveler’s bucket list both near and far, making it a frequent tourist destination.

Q. Kasol to Tosh Distance?

A – Kasol to Tosh Distance is 1 hr 16 min (20.1 km) via Barsheni Rd/Manikaran – Barsheni Rd

Q. How is Tosh weather?

A – The best time to visit here is from April to October, although it has pleasant weather throughout the year. The period from November to February sees the entire village covered in snow and can be a great time to visit if you want to experience the chill.

Q. How long is Tosh trek?

A – The total distance of the trek is 3 km (1.9 mi). The starting point of the trek is Barshaini and the ending point is Kasol. To reach, hire a taxi or take a short trek of 3 km (1.9 mi) from Barshaini. It is located at a distance of 20 km (12.5 mi) from Kasol.

Q. Which are the hotels in Tosh?

A – Below are the hotels in Tosh

Q. How to reach Tosh?

A – The best way to reach Tosh is to take a bus from Delhi and get down at Bhuntar. Since no bus travels directly from Delhi to Bhuntar, you can take a bus to Manali as Bhuntar is located 50 km east of Manali. From Bhuntar, you will get HRTC buses going to Barshaini.

Q. How to reach Tosh from Kasol?

A – The best way to reach here is to take a bus from Delhi and get down at Bhuntar. Since no bus travels directly from Delhi to Bhuntar, you can take a bus to Manali as Bhuntar is located 50 km east of Manali. From Bhuntar, you will get HRTC buses going to Barshaini.

Q. How to reach Tosh from Delhi?

A – The best way to reach Tosh is to take a bus from Delhi and get down at Bhuntar. Since no bus travels directly from Delhi to Bhuntar, you can take a bus to Manali as Bhuntar is located 50 km east of Manali. From Bhuntar, you will get HRTC buses going to Barshaini.

Q. Where to stay in Tosh?

A – Some of the accommodation options include Pink Floyd, Ashwin Cafe, and Hotel Hilltop. There are also a few homestays in Tosh, though they are few in number.

Q. How to reach Tosh from Chandigarh?

A – A bus from Chandigarh will take you around 8 hours. From Bhuntar, you have to change buses and catch the buses headed towards Manikaran and get down on the way at Kasol. From there, you can either chill a bit in Kasol or head to Tosh via Barsheni.

Q. Is Tosh worth visiting?

A – The hot springs and excellent views of Kheerganga make it worth the trekking effort. Tosh is located near Barsheni which is the base for starting the Kheerganga trek. This makes Tosh a great base village to start and end your journey.

Q. Does Tosh have a network?

A – Here is Tosh Awas offering which provides a WiFi internet connection. Some have only normal places with signal but most hotels and apartments also cover their rooms with wifi so that you can enjoy surfing through the internet even from bed.

Q. How many days are enough for Tosh?

A – 3 to 4 days is enough for a memorable Kasol trip. This trip is perfect for those looking for a relaxing getaway with many places to visit in and around Kasol in North India.

Q. Tosh is the last village?

A – Tosh village is in the Himachal Pradesh state of India. It is situated at an altitude of about 2,400 meters (7,900 ft) on a hill near Kasol in the Parvati valley surrounded by mountains (Tosh being the last village).

Q. Is Kheerganga Trek Safe?

A – Yes, it is safe to travel to Kasol and Kheerganga alone or for couples. Kheerganga Trek is the trek that one must experience. And April is a great time to visit Kheerganga and it helps you escape the hassle and scorching heat of the city.

Q. Which mountain range is visible from Tosh?

A – Tosh offers some very beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas throughout the year. The view of Mount Banbuni is amazing. Along with this, the glaciers of the Himalayas can also be seen from Kutla.

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