Located in the far end of Parvati Valley, Tosh is considered the last village of the scenic valley that is so popular among hippies and adventure enthusiasts. The road to Tosh is long and winding to say the least. Parvati Valley’s roads end at Barsheni, after which you have to either walk around an hour and a half to the final frontier that is Tosh, or catch a cab to the top (the rates are fixed, so there is no point bargaining). But once you get there, crossing the little bridge to the start of the village, you instantly feel like you have hit the summit. Tosh is unlike other towns that lie along the Parvati River, like Manikaran or Kasol. Although it has been commercialized to some extent, the roads, shops and houses are still the same.
If you find Kasol or Manikaran to commercialized for your taste, Tosh is a good place to head to. It has seen more visitors in the past couple of years, but it is still fairly quaint and undisturbed. You can spend your time here watching the snow-capped mountains and glaciers around you in the day and the Milky Way spread across the sky at night. Or you can go exploring along the trekking trails nearby. Many focus their attention on the famed Kheerganga trek, for which you actually have to backtrack and head back to Barsheni. But there are plenty of other trekking trails heading the other way, deeper still into the valley. However, the lack of commercialization also means that you need to be well-prepared here. For instance, the last ATM you will find in Parvati Valley is in Manikaran, and the difficulty in getting money to either Manikaran or Kasol means that you may not always find cash available there.
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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