Situated on the bank of the Parvati River, Kasol is one of the best places to visit near Manali (70 KM). In recent times, Kasol becomes famous among tourists especially foreigners and young tourists because of its natural beauty and lively party life. There are lots of Israeli people in Kasol therefore it is also known as Mini Israel of India.
The weather in Kasol stays pleasant throughout the year, therefore, it is a year-round destination but the best time to visit is different for different people. So let’s find out the best time to visit Kasol depends on the purpose of your visit:
Weather in Kasol:
|Month||Average Temperature in C|
|January||0 deg to 10 deg|
|February||3 deg to 14 deg|
|March||5 deg to 17 deg|
|April||10 deg to 30 deg|
|May||15 deg to 35 deg|
|June||18 deg to 40 deg|
|July||22 deg to 40 deg|
|August||20 deg to 32 deg|
|September||21 deg to 35 deg|
|October||16 deg to 30 deg|
|November||9 deg t0 20 deg|
|December||1 deg to 15 deg|
Best Time to Visit Kasol:
October to March is the best time to visit Kasol when the weather becomes pleasant to explore the natural beauty of Kasol. This is the time when lots of people visit Kasol to celebrate Christmas and New Year.
Kasol in Summer (March to June):
Summer is the perfect time to visit Kasol for those who want to experience Kasol at its best. From March to June the temperature varies around 10 to 25 deg Celsius while the morning becomes chilly and the afternoon becomes sunny. This is the time when the carpet of greenery welcomes you with snow-peak mountains. During this time you’ll get to see lots of places which can’t be accessed during winter due to roadblocks and snow.
This is the perfect time to take various trekking trails near Kasol including Kheerganga, Kalga, Malana, Tosh, Pulga and Grahan.
Best places to visit and things to do in Kasol in Summer:
Kasol Nature Park, trekking, riverside camping, visit Chalal village, go to Manikaran for religious vibes and do night hopping.
Kasol in Monsoon (July to September):
If you’re a nature lover then monsoon will be the perfect time to visit Kasol when the surrounding becomes foggy with the thundering sound of Parvati River. This is the time when waterfalls become active, mountains look stunning with lots of greenery and river become more active.
Best for trekking:
Monsoon is the best time for trekking in Kasol with its beautiful surroundings. Kasol is the base point for lots of popular trekking trails such as Kheerganga, Malana, Pin Parvati Pass, Tosh, Rasol, Kalga, Pulga, and Sar pass trek.
Note: Floods, landslides, cloudbursts and flash floods are common during this time and sometimes it can be life-threatening as well. The roads on mountains become trickier to travel. Therefore, it is good to check weather before traveling to Kasol in monsoon or maybe you can avoid it. Due to the off-season, you will get cheaper deals on hotels, flights and food but is it worth taking risk? You can decide.
Kasol in winter (October to February):
If cold doesn’t bother you then winter is the best time to visit Kasol. This is the time when you can witness the thick white layer of snow cover everything around you. During this time Kasol becomes a winter wonderland with snow-clad surroundings. Watching a Christmas tree with a white layer of snow feels magical.
In winter the temperature varies around 2 to 15 deg Celsius but during the night & in the morning it can drop to 0 deg or in minus too. So it’s good to pack all your warm jackets and sweaters while visiting Kasol in winter.
From 15th December to 15th January, you’ll get expensive deals on Hotel and flight booking because of holidays a lot of tourists visit Kasol to celebrate Christmas and New Year. So, it’s good to book your stay in advance that can help you to save lots of money.
Best places to visit and things to do in Kasol in winter:
You can do the trek to Kheerganga where you can see lots of springs surrounded by snow and gives you an opportunity to capture the best nature shot of your life. In winter you can lots of snow in Kasol especially at the higher places such as Kheerganga, Malana Village, Tosh Village, Chalal Village and Kalga Village. Apart from natural beauty, there are lots of cafes in Kasol where you enjoy the nightlife such as moon dance cafe, Little Italy cafe, Jim Morrison cafe and many more.
Cheapest time to visit Kasol:
Kasol is a budget place where you’ll get hotels and food at reasonable rates. But if you’re looking for the cheapest time then apart from December and January or just after the New Year Celebration (after 15th Jan) is the cheapest time to visit Kasol. After the New Year celebration hotel price get normal and you will get the best deals on hotel and flight.
Best time for camping in Kasol:
The summer season (March to end of June) is the best time for camping in Kasol when the weather becomes pleasant for trekking and nature comes alive. There are various camping options in Kasol such as riverside camping along with the Parvati river, mountain camping while trekking to Kheerganga & Tosh and Jungle camping in Chalal, Rasol, Kalga and Pulga village.
Best time for trekking in Kasol:
May to start of July is the best time to visit Kasol for trekking. This is the time when afternoon becomes hot with the little shower of rain and night becomes cool. There are various trekking trail near Kasol including Kheerganga, Tosh, Malana, Chalal, Rasol, Kalga and Pulga village.
Which is best month to visit Kasol?
It depends on the individual choice, if you’re going for the parties then March to June is the best time to visit Kasol, for nature lovers summer season (Feb to July) is the perfect time and if you’re looking for snow then December & January is the best time to visit Kasol.
How many days are enough for Kasol?
2 to 4 days are enough to explore Kasol :
1st Day: You can explore local attractions of Kasol such as Kasol Nature Park, Chalal and Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara.
2nd day: Do Grahan trek in morning after that explore Malana
3rd day: Do Kheerganga Trek
4th day: After return back from Kheerganga you can explore Tosh and stay there.