A village at the far end of the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, the village of Tosh is situated at a height of 7874 feet above sea-level (2400 m). A four-hour bumpy ride from Bhuntar in a local bus leads one to Bharsheni which is the last stop on the bus route to the Parvati Valley. Tosh is located a further three kilometers uphill from Bharsheni. To reach Tosh there is an option of taking a taxi which is a half an hour journey or to walk to the village via steps located opposite a Shiva temple. The walk takes 90 minutes along a winding road that is easy to walk along. To enter the village one has to walk over a wooden bridge. There are guest houses near the entrance and the far end of the village. A reason for this is the fact that tourism is a new factor in Tosh. There is budget accommodation in the village with each room having a tandoor to keep visitors warm. The guest houses have a common wash room. There are cafes in the village with pizza and sandwich available; as the food caters to foreign tourist who visit the village the cost of food is very high and limited in choice. The visitors who come to Tosh are mostly backpacker from Israel, UK and Italy. The houses in the village are mostly made of wood and have slate roofs; there are also a few modern houses with tar roofs that are coming up. In Tosh, there are home stays available but they are few in number. The people of Tosh in Himachal Pradesh are mostly farmers and practitioners of animal husbandry, most people cultivate apples and hashish in the village. The drug is a main source of income for the people, and it is common for locals to offer hashish (hash) to visitors. There are a couple of shops in the village but they close before sun down. There is a temple of Jamdagni Rishi at the centre of the village which is opened only once a year during either the month of January or February. There is a long verandah in the temple building from which the snow-capped Himalayas can be seen. In the compound of the temple children play cricket in the evenings. There is a primary school in the village. The older children however, have to go to school in Bharsheni. The snow-fall in winter is very heavy due to which people stay indoors for three to four months. A walk through the village is a pleasant trail through apple fields and green pastures. Since, Tosh is fast becoming a hub for backpackers many trance and psychedelic parties are organised there by the foreigners there deep in the woods. Tosh is a village with scenic beauty and ideal for meditation, peace and calm. However, Tosh is not a great place for families to visit. 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Reply Issac July 9, 2016 Hi, We are planning(30-40 persons) for visit to Kasol from Ludhiana, will u pls suggest , about places near it to visit, Reply Tlow.in July 10, 2016 Hey Issac Can you please send us your E-mail ID so we could send you a mail with the details Reply Backpackers Blueprint Around Rewalsar, Parashar Lake, Kasol & Tosh in 8 days - The Land Of Wanderlust July 6, 2016 […] from Bharsheni to Tosh and check into a guest house.(No […] Reply nikhil December 9, 2015 Budget hotels in kasol? In december Reply My long overdue Himalayan Trip with TLOT | The Land Out There October 30, 2015 […] we headed to the village of Tosh, it was a 1.5hrs hike which was supposed to be easy. But I struggled a lot with the steps. STEPS […] Reply Yogesh July 28, 2015 1)Can someone suggest me some good places to live on tosh. 2) Price of hash in tosh? Thanks. Reply sydney explorer bus blue mountains July 23, 2015 After looking into a handful of the blog posts on your website, I truly appreciate your way of blogging. I added it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Reply Harsh Chandhok June 24, 2015 hi, i am planning a trip to kasol, tosh and malana from 8th to 12th of july from delhi….will it be nice to visit this time…and any good pointers you could give about these places would be great…. Reply The Land Out There June 26, 2015 It will mostly be raining during that time. If you can deal with the rains then you won’t have any issues Reply sheel khandelwal April 2, 2015 Is visiting kasol,tosh,manala a good idea around 15th to 20th july? Reply The Land Out There April 2, 2015 Not really it will be raining very heavily Reply viraj June 25, 2015 how is first week of july for visiting tosh and kasol.? worried about rains and availablity of hash Parvati Valley Backpackers Blueprint in six days | The Land Out There March 15, 2015 […] from Bharsheni to Tosh 40 minutes […] Reply Indronil February 10, 2015 Hey!!! I’m a planning a weekend trip to Tosh, will it accessible in second week of Feb or we should stay at Kasol only?? Reply The Land Out There February 10, 2015 Its very unlikely that Tosh will be accessible. Youll only be able to visit Kasol and Chalal Reply Aditya December 20, 2014 I want to go this jan! Will it be accessible? And survivable? Reply The Land Out There December 20, 2014 Aditya it wont be accessible in Jan. Reply muli December 2, 2014 WOWWWW I actually shed a tear! The pictures is from a guesthouse that nowdays called “pinky didi” I actually lived there for a month! One of the greatest experience i have had! I stayed in the room that in your picture! Miss this place so much! The children and the owner… Reply ajeet September 30, 2014 nice article…i’ll be going on 2nd October, is that right time…what do you think… Reply Ain’t No Mountain High Enough | The Land Out There September 27, 2014 […] next climb was to Tosh, at 7,874 feet above sea-level. Our guest house was equipped with a ‘tandoor’ heater, an old […] Reply Tanushree September 9, 2014 Can anybody please share the homestay/ guesthouse number in Tosh? Reply The Land Out There September 9, 2014 Hi Tanushree you don’t need any prior booking for Tosh you can book a room on the spot in the village. Reply Anonymous September 10, 2014 Hi, Thanks. I was just apprehensive as getting a place to stay may be difficult without prior information. Regards amangidra July 17, 2014 Reblogged this on amangidra's Blog. Reply Armand July 16, 2014 Finally i quit my regular job, now this is the kind of place that I was looking to backpack to. nice write up I can’t wait to reach Tosh 😁 Reply Backpackers blueprint around Parvati Valley in 8 days | The Land Out There June 22, 2014 […] from Bharsheni to Tosh 40 minutes […] Reply Anonymous May 12, 2014 hiii. i m planing to go tosh. so i need a good company. so if any body is ready with a good drive, please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reply rouge May 6, 2014 thanks for the info…me and my friends are planning to go to tosh from a hired car, may be in end of may or june.. so please suggest a room or hotel with attached washroom…not too far away from the main village.. Reply sherwin rebello May 7, 2014 Pink Floyd is a good option not too far from the heart of the village. Reply Raj Vora March 19, 2014 Also, are there any other places you would recommend for a solo trip for 4 days from mumbai? (Period is july 26-29 or aug 15-18) Reply sherwin rebello March 19, 2014 Down the konkan coast or across the villages around Satara Reply Raj Vora March 19, 2014 Hey. M planning to visit tosh for solo travel trip in july 26-29 or aug 15-18. Which would be the best time? how much cold will it be? Is veg food available there? Reply Raj Vora March 19, 2014 Hi. I loved reading your article on Tosh and I think I’m settling on it for my solo trip. I’m planning to go either from july 26-29 or aug 15-18. Which is the best period to go and how cold will it be there? How do you travel from delhi? Reply sherwin rebello March 19, 2014 May is the best time to be there. Your dates for august are a better pick. Nights will be around 6-9°C. From Delhi take a bus to Bhuntur and from Bhuntur a bus to Barsheni Reply alybaik December 8, 2013 Thank you Sherwin for the info. I want to plan my trip on June 15th. I think plants will be ripe, but not fully ripe. Just perfect for hand rubbing. Don’t you think so too? I’ve heard that best genetics are in Malana Valley & around Tosh village. Am I correct? I know I could buy plenty of ready made hash over there, but I also believe that half of the fun is in rubbing the plants yourself. I’ve watch Strain Hunters’ India Expedition, and man, that was wild! Well, as Franko said, “rubbing in the Himalaya is KING”. It’ll be a first for me, but I’m looking forward to being there next summer. See you guys there… Reply Aly Baik December 8, 2013 when is best month to rub for cream in the Himalaya? Reply sherwin rebello December 8, 2013 April to June Reply alybaikBaik December 8, 2013 Thank you Sherwin for the info. I want to plan my trip on June 15th. I think plants will be ripe, but not fully ripe. Just perfect for hand rubbing. Don’t you think so too? I’ve heard that best genetics are in Malana Valley & around Tosh village. Am I correct? I know I could buy plenty of ready made hash over there, but I also believe that half of the fun is in rubbing the plants your self. I’ve watch Strain Hunters’ India Expedition, and man that was wild! Well, as Franko said, “rubbing in the Himalaya is KING”. It’ll be a first for me, but I’m looking forward to being there next summer. See you there… sherwin rebello December 8, 2013 Mid June does sound like a good time to go there and you are correct about Malana having the best stuff in the whole valley. I hope you have a good trip. Prashant June 30, 2014 Brother best time for a rub is preferably from end of August-early september. This is the time you find the buds with crystals to rub. Oh yeah this village La pass has some very good genetics as well. Malana is not the same as it was may be 5years back. You find mostly Mixed(nepali) stuff,you must really be a pro to know what suits you. Bom! aman November 17, 2013 hey, me and my friends are planning to visit tosh in the month of december…. will it be possible ? Reply sherwin rebello November 17, 2013 It will be extremely cold during the month of December. Reply Surya Bhattacharya November 16, 2013 Wow this is pretty much exactly the kind of place I’m looking for. Highly intrigued. Reply sherwin rebello November 16, 2013 So when do you plan on going there ? Reply Surya Bhattacharya November 16, 2013 Maybe March… Think it’s a good time? sherwin rebello November 16, 2013 March will be very cold there. But pretty much possible. April and may is the best michael Rad October 29, 2013 Hi i have a questions..:) i gone travel to india in the begining of the november month. Is that to late ..?? is it cold there in november..?? can i still find some peace and som smoke there at this time of year…?? Reply sherwin rebello October 29, 2013 It will surely be winter in the Himalayas. But places like Kasol, Tosh and Pulga will still be easily accessable. You will find Hashish all over the place with ease. That’s the last thing to worry about while travelling to Tosh. Reply aman September 2, 2013 I seen all is very beautiful and stuff is very very good. I like malana and tosh. I like ksol and manikar sahib. I wish I go tosh soon . Have nice pleace Reply Shankar August 5, 2013 great article..! I am heading for tosh and pulga on 8th aug.. will stay for a couple of days and relax..maybe make some music. 🙂 thanks so much for your blog.! Reply Alberto Cruze June 19, 2013 This is a very well written article about Tosh and I was amazed that this site has covered all the neighboring villages in Parvati valley so well with detailed information about each and every backpacker village that there is. I am heading to Tosh in the month of August and I’m looking for some backpacking company so if anyone is heading to Parvati valley in August do let me know. Reply disha August 14, 2013 me n my boyfrn r planning on 16th August-18thaug, hv u already gone fr Tosh? If not whn r u planning? Reply aditya pawar June 3, 2013 Hey i live in mumbai…what is the best time to go to this place and how much does it cost in terms of traveling and stay?? for about 4 to 5 days…could you please help with this Reply sherwin rebello June 3, 2013 Aditya the best time to visit Tosh is from April to September end. Accommodation is very reasonable with home stays that offer a room for about Rs 200 a night. This link should help you out http://thelandoutthere.com/2013/05/26/parvati-valley-backpackers-guide/. Reply Parvati Valley Backpacker’s Guide | The Land Out There May 26, 2013 […] from Bharsheni to Tosh or take a […] Reply Dhruv May 15, 2013 yeah.. you can visit boomshiva cafe, at the far end. Great environment and good quality of hash as well Reply bo bo April 17, 2013 im looking for hash to be couried to me, can anybody help..? Reply Deep March 19, 2013 This place is heaven he you like traveling fun and getting stoned 🙂 and 1 of the most holy places of India because of manikaran gurdawra parvati vally kheerganga the place of lord Shiva Reply Neto Berry November 20, 2012 A fried of mine from work suggested that I go through your blog since it helped him a lot for his travel to your country. I must say that you have described this place very well and the pictures are wonderful. My friend had told me that Tosh is a beautiful place and your pictures have proved the beauty of this simple Himalayan village. I would love to visit this village of Tosh if I i ever come to India. Thanks a lot Reply Albert west November 12, 2012 I heard about Tosh the village from a friend of mine who backpacked there a year ago and he told me that its a must visit place so I decided to have a look for myself and thats when i came across your post about this village and i must say you write up and pictures have left no doubt in my mind that this village is truly a place worth visiting. Very well written thanks a lot for helping me pin down one more place to travel to on my visit to India Reply sam September 16, 2012 i m a solo traveler planning to travel tosh need a good company there to discover something new Reply Katy Davis August 13, 2012 hey i am a solo female traveler, planning to make a trip to tosh on the first week of september…i am a little apprehensive about the safety…is it safe for women unlike other places in India?? also are there decent places to stay in Tosh? I am not seeking for luxury…but private room with attached bathroom…please guide me. btw, your post was enjoyable!!! Reply sherwin rebello August 13, 2012 Hey Katy the village of Tosh is very safe and so is the rest of the Parvati Valley. It is very different to the rest of India as its a totally different world, You will find plenty of solo female travelers in Tosh. There are plenty of very reasonable places to stay in Tosh but most have a common bathroom which is not too far from the rooms on rent and the bathrooms are very well maintained. You will surely find a self content room in motels like Pink Floyd and Shiva Mama which are at the far end of the village. Reply Anonymous January 26, 2013 you’ll find a lot of pals thr… its awesome and you can travel. 🙂 and beat hashish in the world…. you’ll have y Reply Anonymous September 26, 2013 It’s completely safe in India At this place, no-one would dare to touch you. It’s a holy place It’s also called as the lil Amsterdam of India Reply James July 12, 2012 It seems that this place, Tosh is not much developed but very peaceful and beautiul to pay a visit to. I like Indian food and Indian tourist places, always get to learn something new and everytime a new culture or tradition. This is what makes me like India so much, thanks for the share. Reply Jerry Smith July 3, 2012 this place Tosh sounds very good for someone like me who is a travel junkie and loves trance music. The place also looks very peaceful and perfect to party all night long. Reply Stella Wright July 3, 2012 I was in tosh a couple of youears back with a few friends of mine while we were traveling through India and your post about the place is exactly how it is and describes it very well. The pictures helped me relive my journey. Keep posting Reply Tim Ann June 13, 2012 Good Morning, I just stopped in to visit your site and thought I’d say I had a great visit. 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