Who doesn’t want to run away from the city life of scorching heat in summer and spend a day or two in peace with a cold surrounding having magnificent and breathtaking mountain views? Many mountain peaks surround tosh Glacier. Papasura, White Sail, Angduri, Pinnacle, and Devachan surrounds the tosh glacier. I will assume you already know that Parvati Valley is the best weekend destination in the north. Other treks in Parvati valley is Kheerganga Trek and Grahan Village trek.
If you are looking more intense trekking, you can opt to trek to Tosh glacier via Kutla village. It is around 25km trek with no shop and homestay. So it is advised to take a guide and own food and bag-pack tents.
What to expect on Tosh Trek :
Early summer will greet you with flowers such as Himalayan blue poppies, buttercups, primulas, marsh marigold and Balsam flowers. You will find mountain goats heard throughout the trek as villagers mostly depend on farming animal husbandry and hashish cultivation. While in winter starting from November till February you can witness snowfall. There are many psychedelic parties, and trance parties are organised though, out the year, you have just to get lucky to be a part of one of these party.
Difficulty on the Tosh Trek :
Tosh trek is most comfortable of all the nearest trek, and you can cover it in one day until you decide to trek till Tosh glacier. As you head towards Tosh glacier, the trek starts to go through rocks and mud which makes it hard to scale.
Stay in Tosh village :
As Kasol is becoming well known among travellers and becoming crowded, tosh attracts more attention for people who are seeking a less crowded place to spend quality time surrounded by ice-capped mountains. There are many homestays at tosh you can choose from, and they are very pocket-friendly. In recent times many hotels have been built, and few are still under construction.
What to eat in Tosh Himachal :
Most of the cafe in Tosh Village offer North Indian, Italian and European food but they are costly as it takes extra effort to bring food raw material to tosh. So grabbing a pratha or two with tea is the best idea to spend a night. Also, this cafe just in front of Jamdagni temple was cheaper than another cafe at the time of my visit which served us tasty chicken curry and veg fried rice.
Personal experience at Tosh Trek :
On the first day, we followed Tosh River till the trek ended, and we were on our own. We were actively recommended by locals not to go close to the river as water was gushing very rapidly. At the end of the trek, we witnessed a massive waterfall which was terrifying. However, we decided to take rest at a safe distance from the waterfall which was making very fine water droplets to reach us giving us a sense of mild rain. Out of all the trek, I liked this trek because of its ease and the apple orchards where villagers allowed us to pluck some apple and enjoy the fresh test of fruit.