Important Details

Bus

available

1580 metres

available

Important Details

PArtial

Bus

till Barshaini

3280 metres

available

June-July

About Tosh

Tosh is last village in the parvati valley which is connected by road. Tosh has over the years become the go to place for backpackers and the weekend party crowd in Parvati valley. The village offers a view of the snow covered peaks of the nearby ranges and is among the first places in the valley to receive snowfall due to it’s height.The village has seen economic growth over the years from the tourist boom due to the road connectivity. Road are like a double edged sword in the mountains. While they are essential lifeline to the villagers they also bring about toxic tourism in the region which causes a consistent decay  in the traditional customs of the region. Tosh is sadly among one of those places. Traditional wooden housing has been overtaken by concrete buildings. However if you seem to go to Tosh in early weekdays you will have the entire place to yourself and will be able to enjoy the natural beauty around the place. Tosh village is the gateway to the greater Tosh valley and glacier. The entire valley opens up as one starts go to higher altitudes.

how-to-reach-Tosh-Village-Parvati-barshaini-hikesdaddy
Barshaini to Tosh

How to reach Tosh

Airport

Nearest airport from Tosh lies in Bhuntar. Small commercial flights operate from Bhuntar to Delhi and vice-versa. So ticket prices are a on the higher end.One can reach Tosh from the airport via Taxi and buses available just outside the airport.

Bus to Tosh

The travel time between delhi to Tosh is approximately around 16 hours and can easily be done in one go. You will have to catch any bus going to Manali and get down at Bhuntar. From there buses available every 30 mins from Bhuntar to Manikaran or Bhuntar to Barshaini. If you get a bus till Manikaran it is advisable to take it and then get a bus or a shared taxi to Barshaini from Manikaran.The shared taxi’s charge 100INR for Manikaran to Barshaini and area available on the main road above the bus stand. Once you reach Barshaini. The road to Tosh will be on your left.  

Grahan-village-homestays-how-to-reach-2020
Tosh in December

Tosh in winters

The winter months start form November, the entire landscape turns cold and dry. Snow hits the valley by the second week of December and then periodic snowfalls keep on happening and cover the surrounding areas with thick snow. The road to Tosh might at times get closed to vehicular traffic in the winter months but one can always walk from Barshaini to Tosh. Winter also brings a few hardships like inconsistent power supply and difficulty to navigate in the snow. But again it’s all a part of the experience which you will not get in the summer months.

Best Time to visit Tosh

The best time to visit tosh depends on what you want to experience. If you want to see the lush green valley with distant snow covered mountain peaks then June-July is the best time to go because after that the monsoon hits the valley and the roads become prone to frequent landslides. During this period most of the treks in and around Tosh are also accessilble and this is the ideal time for trekking too.

Tosh-winer-trek-hotel-stay-kasol
Views from Tosh

Kasol to Tosh Itenary

Day 1: Delhi to Kasol

Day2: Reach Kasol and visit Chalal/Katagla

Day3: Reach Tosh by 10:00 AM and leave for Kutla, stay in Kutla.

Day4: Reach Tosh, stay in Tosh and enjoy with friends.

Day5: Leave for Delhi, reach by night.

Hotels in Tosh

If you are a solo traveler then you can check in at Whoopers hostel if you want company of like minded people it will cost you around 800INR , otherwise during offseason you can ask around the hotels and get a deal for 500INR . If you are in a group the best way is to get a deal on the spot.However in case of tosh booking online at weekends is advisable. Otherwise you might find all the accomodations booked. If your budget is on the higher side and you want tranquility in Tosh you can stay at the Stoned Aged Café and Inn and Shivaay Café ,these properties are located on the outskirts of Tosh. You will have to walk for 15 minutes after crossing the bridge that connects you to tosh and then at the other end of Tosh there is another bridge.The properties are located across that bridge away from the touristy Tosh.

Tosh-winer-trek-hotel-stay-kasol
Kids playing in snow

Where to Eat

There are a lot of eateries in Tosh olive garden serves decent food and they also have a homestay in Kutla.So if you want to go to Kutla you can talk about the rates in Olive Garden,Tosh. There is also this café called the German Bakery and the Shiva Café in Tosh that are worth a visit.

Tosh Temperature

The winter months start form November, the entire landscape turns cold and dry. Snow hits the valley by the second week of December and then periodic snowfalls keep on happening and cover the surrounding areas with thick snow. The road to Tosh might at times get closed to vehicular traffic in the winter months but one can always walk from Barshaini to Tosh. Winter also brings a few hardships like inconsistent power supply and difficulty to navigate in the snow. But again it’s all a part of the experience which you will not get in the summer months.

Tosh-winer-trek-hotel-stay-kasol
Breakfast with a view

Treks around Tosh

Kutla: Kutla is a high altitude meadow surrounded by forests on all sides and offers the views of the snow covered ranges of the parvati valley.Kutla is situated 3 kilometersfrom Tosh. It takes around an hour to reach Kutla from Tosh.

Kheerganga: Kheerganga trek is also accessible from Tosh.You can start for Kheerganga in the morning and reach by evening stay the night and come down the next day.

Buddhaban: Buddhaban is a grassland situated one hour away from Kutla and is oon the way to Animal Pass or Sara Umga la Trek.So you can visit Buddhaban is you are going to Kutla from Tosh and plan on spending the night at Kutla.

Animal Pass/Sara Umga La: It is a difficult trek that starts from the Tosh village and crosses over to Lahaul on the other side of the Tosh Glacier.Peaks like Papsura,Indrasan are visible during this trek.

FAQ's

How much does a Tosh Trip Cost?

A 3 day Delhi-Tosh –Delhi trip should cost around 3500 with one day stay at Tosh/per person.

Snowfall in Tosh?

Snowfall starts in Tosh by December.The surest way to have snow is to match your timings with snowfall prediction in Accuweather.

Barshaini to Tosh?

The distance between Barshaini and Tosh in 1.5 kilometers and takes 45-60 minutes to cover on foot.If you have a heavy backpack.

Road to Tosh?

The road to Tosh from Barshaini might get closed to vehicular traffic during or after monsoons because of rockfall and landslides and might not open till summers.

Tosh-winer-trek-hotel-stay-kasol
Alley way in Tosh
Share on whatsapp
Share with Friends

Add Your Heading Text Here

Table of Contents

Conquer Today, Cry Tomorrow.

DIY GUIDES

Ladakh

Homestay listings

Tirthan Valley

Ladakh

Mountain Guide

Spiti Valley

Parvati Valley

Ladakh