Located around 4 km from the popular town of Kasol in Parvati Valley, Rashol or Rasol is a village that is fast gaining popularity. A few years ago, Kasol was considered an off-beat destination far from the crowds of other places in Kullu, like Manali or the popular pilgrimage town of Manikaran in Parvati Valley. But Kasol has since gained plenty of fame, attracting people who want to go trekking up the mountains, enjoy the beautiful clean Himalayan air, or enjoy the local foliage. Kasol today is more commercialized than before, which is what makes Rasol an enticing option. Far from the crowds and the rush of the Parvati River, Rasol sits high up in the mountains, hidden at a height of around 3,000 meters above sea level. Its height means that the village is relatively small, with less than 100 houses and buildings and a view facing the valley. ALSO READ: Best 5-day Himachal Pradesh trip: Your complete itinerary for a solo trip in Himachal Pradesh
What makes Rasol so elusive is its altitude and path. The only way to reach the place is by hiking all the way up, through a stony steep trail. Cross the bridge from Kasol and head to the village of Chalal, which is around 20 minutes from the town. From there, Rasol is the next point of contact, with a small refreshment point in between where you can drink from the stream and snack on some quick food for energy. The whole route, which is around 4 km, takes an hour or two, depending on your state of health and speed. Around three-quarters of your way, you will finally spot Rasol, which is very close to Malana. You can spend a day or two here in the few backpacker guesthouses and hotels, or turn back and head down to Kasol for some rest and relaxation, munching on the Israeli cuisine in the town.
BEST TIME TO VISIT PARVATI VALLEY
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Parvati Valley is as given below. The best time to visit Parvati Valley is also specified.
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