Tosh Valley Trek
Tosh valley in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh is the gateway to high passes such as Sara Umga and Animal pass. The valley also attracts mountaineering teams wanting to scale the highest peaks in the Kullu region – Papsura and Dharmsura. There are several picturesque villages and untouched meadows that make excellent camping spots in this region.
The trek commences from Tosh, a scenic village on a mountain slope, overlooking Tosh river and a beautiful waterfall. The path from Tosh to Buddaban is along the Tosh river and passes through a dense coniferous forest. Buddhaban is a wide meadow with a perennial spring. The next stop is yet another picturesque meadow called Shirdi Thatch. The trail from Shirdi Thatch to Sharam Thatch crosses several meadows and rhododendron forests. Sharam Thatch is the highest point of the trek at around 3500 m. We retrace the route to Tosh in 2 days.
Difficulty Level: WITP!
Season: May to mid-June, Sep to Dec
Trip Duration: 7 days/6 nights (Chandigarh to Chandigarh)
Trek Duration: 5 days
Max Elevation: 3500m (Sharam Thatch)
Region: Himachal Pradesh
Costing: Available on request
|Day 1||Chandigarh||Kasol||Long 8 hour drive to Kasol|
|Day 2||Kasol||Buddhaban||1 hour's drive from Kasol to Tosh village. Then a 3 hour trek to Buddhaban (2800 m)|
|Day 3||Buddhaban||Shirdi Thatch||The trail continues along Tosh river. You will encounter a series of meadows before reaching Shirdi Thatch (3200m)|
|Day 4||Shirdi Thatch||Shirdi Thatch||The tree line disappears as one gains height. Sharam Thatch (3500 m) is a beautiful high altitude meadow, and the highest camp of our trek|
|Day 5||Shirdi Thatch||Buddhaban||It is possible to cover the 11 km from Sharam Thatch to Buddhaban in about 5 hours on the way down.|
|Day 6||Buddhaban||Tosh village and Kasol||Easy 2-hour trek down to Tosh village and then an hour's drive to Kasol. Stay at Kasol for the night|
|Day 7||Kasol||Chandigarh||Long drive to Chandigarh after breakfast.|