Tosh, Himachal Pradesh

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Tosh is located in Himachal Pradesh
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Tosh is located in India
Tosh (India)
Coordinates: 32°0′52.07″N 77°27′13.09″E / 32.0144639°N 77.4536361°E / 32.0144639; 77.4536361Coordinates: 32°0′52.07″N 77°27′13.09″E / 32.0144639°N 77.4536361°E / 32.0144639; 77.4536361
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
Valley Parvati Valley
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)

Tosh village is in Himachal Pradesh state of India. It is located at about 2,400 metres (7,900 ft) in elevation on a hill near Kasol in the Parvati Valley, surrounded by mountains.[1][2] Alongside the village is the Tosh River, which begins at the Tosh Glacier within Tosh Valley, which is a feeder valley for the Parvati Valley. The peaks surrounding the glacier include Papasura, White Sail, Angduri, Pinnacle, and Devachan.[3] The village is reached by taking a bus from Bhuntar to Kasol, and a one and 1/4 hour car ride to the area along Manikaran and Barsheni Roads and then a one-hour hike.[2][4][5] It is described as a "traditional village turned hippie colony".[5]

Flora and fauna[edit]

In the meadows and valleys around Tosh are Himalayan blue poppies, irises, marsh marigolds, primulas, buttercups, and Himalayan balsam flowers. Birds in the area include lamagiers, bull finches, rose finches, Himalayan griffons, white-capped water starts, and brown dippers. Himalayan brown and black bears are occasionally seen.[3]



  1. ^ Kriti Tulsiani (15 December 2016). "Tosh, Malana, Kasol and other picturesque villages that you wouldn't want to miss". News18. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b Keith Armando Gomes (4 February 2017). "A silent retreat: Trekking from Tosh to Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh". Sunday Guardian Live. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b Vanessa Betts; Victoria McCulloch (10 February 2014). Indian Himalaya Footprint Handbook: Includes Corbett National Park, Darjeeling, Leh, Sikkim. Footprint Travel Guides. p. 169. ISBN 978-1-907263-88-0.
  4. ^ "Kasol to Tosh". Google maps. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b David Abram; Rough Guides (2003). The Rough Guide to India. Rough Guides. p. 503. ISBN 978-1-84353-089-3.

External links[edit]

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