Jogini Waterfall Trek
Jogini waterfall is one of the most famous places to visit in Manali. It is lesser crowded than the Bhagsu falls near Mcleodganj and hence good for rejuvenating yourself during the trip. It is a perennial waterfall made by a stream falling from a height of 150 ft. This flowing stream joins the Beas river. Jogini falls trek should not be missed during your Manali visit.
Location of Jogini Falls:
Jogini falls is located at a distance of 7.5 Km from Manali bus stand and 4 Km from Vashisht. It is located on the Northern edge of Vashisht village. So if you’re gonna trek to Jogini falls from Manali, then you should start from Vashisht. You can also take a vehicle to go there.
Route for Vashisht to Jogini falls trek (4 Km, 2.5-3 hrs)
After crossing the famous Vashisht temple the route goes through narrow lanes and then involves crossing the apple orchards (plenty of apples during July end, picking starts around 15th Aug. Monsoon is not a good time to visit Manali and visit the falls though). Within 30-40 min on the trail you would get a first glimpse of the falls which would be motivating enough for you to complete the rest of the trail. There is one permanent eatery on the route, so you can take a break there.
Reaching the top of the fall would take 15 minutes from the base of the fall.
You can’t miss the Jogini falls trek during your visit to Manali, especially when you’re time-bound. The walk through the pinewood forests is worth it. There are few more treks that can be done in a single day from Manali. Click on ‘one day treks in Manali‘ to know about such treks.
- Choose the trek instead of using a vehicle, it would help you more in taking a closer look to the villages.
- Even if you take a vehicle be ensured that parking is going to be a big hassle.
- Although apple orchards around Vashisht village would be full during the monsoon it’s best to avoid the area during rainy season.
- You may expect slightly more crowd during the peak season time of April-June when people coming back from Rohtang Pass are likely to take a visit during the return journey. So it’s recommended to go there early in the morning.
- Not very easy for children and senior citizens. You can also take a vehicle, visit the falls and see the Jogini Mata temple nearby, then return from the same vehicle.