About Rasol Trek
Rasol trek involves going to the Rasol village, a hamlet located in the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a very small village with a handful of houses and the place is ideal for a weekend getaway, better than Kheerganga if you are looking for a lesser crowded place.
Highest elevation – 10,000 feet
Base Location – Kasol
Level of Difficulty – Easy to Moderate
Best time for Rasol Trek
Rasol is a beautiful place which can be visited throughout the year but the best time to visit Rasol is in the winter months, from November to February. The weather here during this time is cold and pleasant. The travellers will find the chilly winds blowing to their liking. To start this trek one has to first reach Kasol.
How to reach Kasol
Fly from Delhi to Bhuntar Airport and take a taxi or a local transport (bus) to Kasol. The Bhuntar Airport is around 30 kilometers away from Kasol and it takes around an hour to reach Kasol from there. From Kasol, it is a four hour hike to Rasol.
Kasol is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. As such, the road connectivity is excellent to this place. The National Highway 3 connects Delhi to Manali and is very pleasant for a road trip.
Regular bus service is available from Delhi to Kasol. They depart from Kashmiri Gate ISBT in Delhi and charge around rupees 1000 per seat in Volvo. The journey takes around 12 hours to complete. The bus goes till Bhuntar. From Bhuntar, you will be required to take another bus or cab to Kasol, from there, it is a four hour hike to Rasol.
The nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar Railway Station, around 140 kilometers away from Kasol. From the railway station, you will be required to take a cab or a bus going towards Manikaran. It takes around 5 hours to reach Kasol via that transport. From Kasol, it is a four hour trek to Rasol.
Bhuntar to Kasol : 1 hr road journey, 32 Km. Bus fare Rs 30, taxi fare: Rs 600 – 1200, depending on season
Kasol to Rasol
First reach Kasol, another small town located in Himachal Pradesh. After spending a day there or on the same day you can proceed to Rasol. So, if you are going on a trip to Kasol, this can be an additional sightseeing place for you. From Kasol, you will have to hike roughly for about four hours to reach Rasol. On the way from Kasol, after hiking for about twenty minutes, you will reach the village of Chalal. This village is again very popular because of the scenic beauty and the food it provides to the travellers.
Before reaching Rasol, you will come across a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. However, entry to the temple is banned. The temple actually belongs to jamdagni Rishi, a form of Lord Shiva.
Rasol is a picturesque village, surrounded by mesmerizing Himalayan mountain peaks. You can get accommodation at some shacks on the top. Finding accommodations in Rasol can be quite difficult during off season.
Cellular network at Rasol
BSNL and Airtel networks are available in the village of Rasol, however, the connections might be intermittent. It is very hard to find connections for the other networks within Rasol.