A lot of people are interested in going to Spiti Valley after visiting Kasol on the way. That is totally possible and doable. The only thing is which time of the year you want to do it. Kasol has emerged as a go to hippie destination in the state of Himachal Pradesh.The route will differ from summer to winter. In summer Kasol is pretty much on your route to Spiti. In winters you will have to take a big detour from the designated route if you want to cover Kasol and Spiti Valley in one go.
Summer here is between late May to early October.During this time you will have to reach Bhuntar in Kullu.Then from there catch a bus to Kasol, do whatever it is you want to do there. Return to Bhuntar.Catch a bus to Manali, then from Manali get on the 5:00 AM bus to Kaza.
The winter months here are after October and before May. If you want to cover Kasol and Spiti Valley during this period, you will have to reach Bhuntar after visiting Kasol.then from Bhuntar you will have to reach Mandi Bus stand, which is a few hours away from Bhuntar.Then catch a bus to Reckong Peo from Mandi.After reaching Reckong Peo , you will have to catch the 6:00 AM morning bus to Kaza from the Peo bus stand the next day.
The route is pretty decent till Manali and maybe till Rohtang Pass, after that the route is filled with gushing streams of water, boulders, uneven ground. At some points there is no identifiable road. The area behind Rohtang pass is really unforgiving if you are planning to do so in your own vehicle. If you are going to take a bus till Kaza then there is no problem. The drivers of HRTC are well versed with the terrain there and drive with the highest degree of professionalism.
Kasol to Spiti valley road open status
The road from Kasol to Spiti Valley remains open from May end to October.
Kasol to Spiti valley HRTC bus fare
It costs around 450 INR to reach from Kasol to Kaza on a ordinary HRTC bus. This covers Kasol to Manali fare and then manali to Kaza bus fare.
Kasol to Spiti valley Private Taxi/Cab
Taxis are not available from Kasol to Spiti Valley.Your best bet would be to get to Manali from Kasol.Then from Manali you can easily hire a private taxi.
What is the cheapest way to get from Kasol to Spiti Valley ?
Through HRTC bus.
What is the fastest way to get from Kasol to Spiti Valley ?
Kasol to Manali then get a shared cab from Manali at 1200 INR.
What is the Kasol to Kaza bus HRTC bus fare?
You should be able to cover the travel expenses from Kasol to Kaza within 800 INR.
What is the Kasol to Kaza bus timing?
Status of Kasol to Kaza in March?
A Hrtc bus leaves for Reckong Peo from the Kasol bus stand at 5:00 AM in the morning.
Do private buses run between Kasol to Kaza?
No.Only HRTC buses run from Kasol to Kaza.
How far is Spiti valley from Kasol?
Kaza is approximately 448 kilometers away from Kasol.
What is the Kaza to Kasol bus timing?
The HRTC bus from Kaza to Kasol leaves Kaza bus stand at 7:00 AM.
What is the Kaza to Kasol shared taxi fare?
No taxis ply between Kaza to Kasol. However you can get a shared taxi to Rampur from Kaza it should cost you anywhere from 800-1000 INR.