Tosh – a Beautiful Gem in Parvati Valley

Tosh is a small village in Himachal Pradesh on the Parvati River that is known for its trance parties and can be visited as part of the Kasol tour.

I was only in Tosh for a day, yet it was the best day of my life. The views of the white-sheeted mountain and the greenery of nature are still fresh in my mind. That village is modest, yet it is far more beautiful than what you may see on the internet. Tosh is a godsend for those who enjoy doing parties.

Tosh is also close to Kheerganga, Kalga, Chalal, Shir Manikaran Sahib, and Malana. Tosh is accessible year-round, but the Kheerganga hike is not viable in the winter (Read the full article on Kheerganga Trek here). In this blog, you will get to know everything there is to know about Tosh.

Tosh Kasol

Tosh Village

Tosh Village, 2400 meters above sea level, is known for its hippy culture. Tosh Village is only 20 kilometers from Kasol and 50 kilometers from Bhuntar. Tosh is one of Parvati Valley’s most picturesque settlements. Tourism is the biggest source of income in Parvati Valley, and apple orchards are the second-largest source of income. I recommend that you add Tosh to your Kasol to-do list.

How to Reach Tosh – If you’re traveling by your vehicle, you can drive up to Tosh, but the road from Kasol to Tosh is impassable. As a result, a 20-kilometer journey takes an hour to accomplish. A bridge connects that route to Tosh, but vehicles are not permitted beyond that point. When I first visited Kasol, I was concerned about my bike, but the area is completely safe, and you can leave your vehicle on the corner without fear.

If you travel by bus, train, or plane, you must first arrive in Bhuntar, from where HRTC will transport you to Barshaini. To get to Tosh, you can either walk 5 kilometers or take a shared taxi from Barshaini.

Kasol to Tosh
Kasol to Tosh

The weather of Tosh – Pack your clothes in the same manner that you pack for Kasol. From November to February, the entire hamlet is draped in a white sheet; if you want to feel extreme cold, visit during this period; otherwise, visit during the rest of the year, but avoid visiting during the monsoon.

Things to do in Tosh – One of the most significant things to admire about Tosh is his beauty. Explore the Tosh and record the nicest scenery views in your trip journal.

After Kasol, Tosh is the second most popular backpacker destination, with several trance parties held there. If you like to have a good party time, don’t miss the Tosh party.

Food and Accommodation in ToshAs tourism grows in Tosh, additional hotels and homestays are being built. There are still several hotels and homestays in the cheap range that offer excellent service. Almost every homestay has a tandoor inside the house and a bathroom attached to the room; the tandoor helps to keep the location warm. In the rooms, there is also a geyser for hot water. 

In comparison to vegetarians, there are many options for non-vegetarians to consume there. There are mostly Indian, Italian, and European eateries there. Food is a little pricey because they invest so much effort into bringing raw materials there. Many cafés also sell Pizza and Sandwiches, and Maggie with Tea remains the ideal mountain combination. I recommend that vegetarians try the Malai Kofta while they’re there.

The facility in Tosh:

  • Tosh does not have a multi-store, but there are a few shops where you can acquire everything you need.
  • There are no ATMs in Tosh and only one in Kasol, bring cash with you.
  • Jio operates there, although at a slow pace.
  • If you run out of cash, some travel agencies will provide you cash if you transfer money to them online, but they will charge you a fee.

Budget The budget of the trip is always divided into four categories:

  • First one: TransportationDepending on which mode of transportation you use, it can range from 500 to 5000 rupees. But if you’re traveling by bus it goes to 2000 – 2500 per person.
  • Second one: Accommodation – In tosh, you can find a stay in 800 – 1200 per day for two.
  • Third one: Food – For veg, the estimated cost is 400 to 600 per day (per person), and for non-vegan, the estimated cost is 600 to 800 (per person).
  • Fourth one: Miscellaneous – It’s entirely up to you whether you can stop at zero or can take it to infinity.

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