Camping is one of the favourite recreational activities of elites and youth. It involves overnight stay away from the rush of modern cities into a natural one in pursuit of activities providing you enjoyment. During camping, tourists love to enjoy other short-term recreational activities like trekking and sightseeing. When you spend a few days in nature you get a lot to learn about yourself and mother nature. The experience that you get during camping is both physically and intellectually stimulating and has the greatest effect on your body. One of the well-known hotspots is Kasol for camping in Himachal Pradesh. It is also referred to as mini Israel due to a high percentage of Israeli tourists here. Kasol is a Hamlet at an altitude of 1580 m,in the district Kullu of Himachal Pradesh on the banks of Parvati river, in the Parvati Valley. Kasol has been developed and every type of accommodation is available as the village has gained popularity among tourists, but to enjoy the destination in a true sense, camping remains the best option for you.
Kasol camps are the go-to weekend destination for the people of the national capital, Delhi as it is located only at a distance of 570 km. The camps allows you to try some adventure activities like Manala trek and Kasol Kheerganga trek and soak yourself in the beauty of this small Himalayan Hamlet. During camping in Kasol you enjoy the pleasing Parvati river, explore the local areas and their exotic cultures, and stay at camps with the amazing views of the Parvati Valley. There is a huge range of camping options in Kasol from basic camps to tents with all amenities and facilities, you just have to select the one that suits your budget and preferences. There is no-where else you could find such experience of staying in the appealing natural and scenic setting of the Parvati Valley. Here is a list of some good camps in Kasol :
Kabila camps :
It is one of the well-known Kasol camps famous for their hospitality and adventure. They offer a variety of camps like luxury Swiss tents with all amenities and also alpine and domes camps which are on the economical side, with a huge on-site cafe offering some delicious food. The campsite is located 4 km from Kasol town and 7 km from Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib. There are packages like Luxury camping escape (5days), exploring Kasol(7days), Kasol adventure (2days) and with varying amenities availed, and the number of days of stay the cost per person also varies.
Mahadev Riverview camps:
Situated in Chhalal, 1.3 km from the centre of Kasol, in the Mahadev Riverview camps you can find luxury tents with all modern amenities and stunning views of the mountains. For people who seek economical camping options,there are options for them as well. This campsite also offers some lip-smacking local and international cuisines. It will take you just 20 min of walk from the city centre( 1.1km) to reach this beautiful campsite, and the most proximate Kullu Manali Airport is situated at a distance of 20.6 km.
The cost of tents at Mahadev review cams depends on the date, rate, number of guests, etc.
Parvati Woods camp :
Another amazing campsite in Kasol all surrounded by dense pine trees and mighty Himalayas l is the Parvati Woods camp. They have Swiss tents with attached washrooms, room service, extra-long beds, private sit-out areas and a huge cafe with accommodation of a maximum of 50 people at a time. The bonfire, music and delicious food at the camps are sure to make your time at Parvati Woods camp a memorable one. Room types range from mountain view type 2 family rooms and suites. This campsite is situated at a distance of 3.5 km before the main Kasol market and just 50 metres from the Parvati Valley. so offer local villages to use apart from various recreational activities like trekking, fishing mountaineering and cycling.
Located at a distance of just 5 minutes from Kasol market area there is this another great camping option at Orchard camps. During your stay at this campsite, you can enjoy activities like hiking and sightseeing. The amenities that you will get at Orchard camps include hot spring bath, garden, and mountain view. The Kasol Orchard camps are located from Manikaran Gurudwara and 10 minutes drive away from Naina Bhagwati Mandir.
As the name suggests, the tents at Orchard camps offer the garden view and are well equipped with modern facilities. It’s a perfect place for both adventurers and solace seekers. Due to its location, you can explore a lot of Kasol during your stay at this campsite.
Jalpa camps :
Located in Choj, 2 km from centre, the Jalpa campsite offers a peaceful escape into the lap of peaceful nature. This campsite is pet friendly and offers some amazing vegetarian foods for its visitors. It is among the famous campsites of Kasol with the mesmerizing views of the hilly mountain range and hippie vibes of Kasol. You can enjoy a terrace, outdoor dining area, and a hot spring bath at Jalpa camps. Apart from these activities like bike tools walking to cycling hiking fishing are also available.
Other campsites are Aman camps, Parvati view riverside camps and so on.
Best time for camping Kasol
Kasol is beautiful throughout the year and the best time differs with different travellers. Some travellers like to visit Kasol in winters as at this time the entire Parvati Valley is covered with a thick layer of snow and the experience of camping becomes more exotic in the evening with music and bonfire on the chilly nights. During the months from March to June i.e. during summers, tourists from all around the world visit Kasol. As summers are considered to be the best time for trekking, hiking, and camping. Avoid going to Kasol during monsoons as it may get dangerous due to road blockages and floors in different parts of Kasol.
Cost of Camping in Kasol
The cost of camping in Kasol depends on various factors like duration of camping, campsite chosen, season, adventure activities and amenities availed. Every campsite in Kasol has their own pricing depending on the above factors it may start from INR and go up to INR 7 to 8 thousand per person but Kasol never fails anyone. It has something for every type of traveller.
How to reach Kasol
Kasol is connected by almost every mode of transportation. The nearest airport is Kullu Manali Airport, also known as Bhuntar airport it is located at a distance of 30 km from Kasol and you can hire a cab or taxi to take you from the airport to your campsite. The nearest railhead is Joginder Nagar railway station located 144 km from Kasol. one of the best ways to travel to Kasol is by roadways, how to reach Kasol by road you have to get on to NH3 which is the main route that will take you to Kasol on its way to Manali. However if you are travelling from Delhi, you just have to catch a Volvo bus from Delhi’s Kashmiri gate ISBT, these buses run on a daily basis and it takes 11-12 hours to reach Kasol.