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Khir Ganga

Kheer Ganga: A Himalayan Paradise


Nestled in the picturesque Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Kheer Ganga also known as Khir Ganga is a trekker’s haven. This mystical trail offers a blend of natural beauty, hot springs, and spiritual significance. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into every aspect of Kheer Ganga, from its legend to the best time to visit, trekking routes, and sightseeing spots.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Legend and Significance
  3. Best Time to Visit
  4. Trekking Routes to Kheer Ganga
  5. How to Reach Kheer Ganga
  6. Sightseeing Places
  7. Monthwise Weather Details
  8. FAQs

Legend and Significance

The name “Kheer Ganga” originates from a fascinating legend. According to local folklore, Lord Shiva created a stream of kheer (rice pudding) to bring back his son, Lord Kartikey, who had secluded himself in these hills after losing a race against Lord Ganesha. The hot water springs here are believed to be therapeutic and hold profound religious importance for both Hindus and Sikhs.

Best Time to Visit

The ideal time to embark on the Kheer Ganga trek is during the transition seasons. Here’s a breakdown:

  1. Summer (March to June):

    • Pleasant weather with temperatures ranging from 13°C to 37°C.
    • Wildlife sightings as animals venture out for a drink by the river.
    • Lush greenery and clear star-studded nights.
    • Perfect for camping in the wilderness.
  2. Monsoon (July to September):

    • Not recommended due to slippery terrain.
    • Temperature ranges between 22°C to 32°C.
  3. Autumn (October to November):

    • Moderate temperatures (3°C to 10°C).
    • Some trekking routes may be closed due to snow.

Trekking Routes to Kheer Ganga

  1. Via Nakthan Village:

    • Shortest and easiest route (3-4 hours).
    • Witness the pristine Parvati River along the way.
  2. Via Kalga Village:

    • Pass through dense forests.
    • Join the original route after a few kilometers.
  3. Via Tosh Village:

    • Connects with the original route near Nakthan Village.

Monthwise weather details for Kheer Ganga in 2024

Month Temperature (°C)
JanuarySub-zero levels
February3°C to 10°C
March13°C to 37°C
April18°C to 42°C
May22°C to 47°C
June25°C to 50°C
July22°C to 32°C
August20°C to 30°C
September18°C to 28°C
October13°C to 22°C
November3°C to 10°C
DecemberSub-zero levels

Best Time to Visit

The optimal time to explore Kheer Ganga is during the spring and autumn months (March to June and October to November). These periods offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures for trekking and sightseeing.

How to Reach Kheer Ganga

  1. By Air:

    • The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport (Kullu-Manali Airport).
    • From Bhuntar, take a taxi or bus to Barshaini, the starting point for the Kheer Ganga trek.
  2. By Road:

    • Reach Bhuntar by road from major cities like Delhi or Chandigarh.
    • From Bhuntar, proceed to Barshaini.
  3. Trekking Routes:

    • Choose from the following routes:
      • Via Nakthan Village: Shortest and easiest (3-4 hours).
      • Via Kalga Village: Pass through dense forests.
      • Via Tosh Village: Connects with the original route near Nakthan Village.

Sightseeing Places

  1. Kheer Bhawani Temple:

    • A sacred temple dedicated to Goddess Kheer Bhavani.
    • Constructed over a natural spring.
    • A serene spot for spiritual seekers.
  2. Hot Springs:

    • Experience the therapeutic hot water springs.
    • Soak in their healing properties.
  3. Panoramic Views:

    • Marvel at the breathtaking vistas of the Parvati Valley.
    • Capture the snow-capped peaks and lush greenery.


  1. Is Kheer Ganga suitable for beginners?
    • Yes, the trek is moderately challenging and suitable for beginners.
  2. What accommodations are available along the route?
    • Guesthouses and campsites are available.
  3. Can I visit Kheer Ganga during winters?
    • It’s possible but challenging due to snow.

Remember to respect the environment, follow local guidelines, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Kheer Ganga. Happy trekking! 🏔️🚶‍♂️

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Note: Above is the latest information available with us as of Year 2024. You may update us in comments below if we have left anything. 

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