WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS TREK?
The Twin Valley trip comprises of two days in Manali and Kasol each. This is an extremely good choice for first-time trekkers wanting to experience hiking in the lower Himalayas and Experiencing both the Kullu Valley and the Parvati Valley. The trek is widely popular for its dense pine forests, natural hot water springs, waterfall, lush flora, and fauna etc. Chalal and Naggar give the travellers an opportunity for a peaceful retreat without any of the humdrum of typical civilization. One of the most unique things about Chalal is how secluded it is. Not a lot of people know about this small village and there is also not a lot of information to go around. Coming to this place will ensure that you have some brilliant memories that cannot be tarnished by time.
Two valleys diverged in the great mountains and you took both
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TREK
Day 1: Manali – Naggar
Upon reaching Manali after a tiring journey, check-in at The Hosteller Manali at 11 AM. Located 1.5 kilometres from the mall road, The Hosteller Manali offers a serene mountain view, comfortable rooms, and various local experiences. After settling down for a few hours, our trip coordinator will meet you and take you to Naggar. Here you will visit the famous Naggar Castle and the Roerich Museum. The Castle in Naggar is a medieval mansion of wood and stone that overlooks the beautiful valley of Kullu. The Roerich estate is the home of famous Russian painter and artists Nikolai Roerich. The museum features many of his paintings. After that, you shall return to The Hosteller Manali. A delicious vegetarian dinner (around the bonfire) sums up the day for a peaceful night under a million stars.
Day 2: Manali – Solang Valley – Jogni Falls
Post breakfast around 10 AM, we will begin our day trip to Solang Valley. We will be travelling via Vashist traversing through dense pine forests, enjoying serene views and sharing local facts. Located around 20km from Manali, Solang is famously known for adventure activities like skiing and paragliding and is an ideal place for a short excursion. You will also be visiting the famous Jogni waterfall which is considered sacred by the locals and falls from an astonishing height of 150 meters. Do not forget to take a lot of selfies on this day visit to Solang. A delicious vegetarian dinner is served in The Hogger Cafe around 9 PM.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Manali – Kasol – Manikaran – Chhalal
Early in the morning, we shall leave from Manali to Kasol. After settling in The Hosteller Kasol and having a hearty breakfast, we shall head to the Manikaran gurudwara. You can enjoy the peaceful ambience of the gurudwara and relax your limbs in the medicated hot water springs. Upon return, we shall start a short trek to the picturesque town of Chhalal. You can check out the local cafes and take plenty of amazing photos. This will conclude the activities of the day. At night, a delicious vegetarian dinner shall be served around the bonfire. One can also register for a jungle walk at the reception (timing: 10 PM – 12 midnight).
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Kasol
This is the last day of the trip. Check out from The Hosteller Kasol after breakfast and teary goodbyes.
Meals: Breakfast only
Meals & stay as mentioned in the itinerary.
Local transfers (Manali local sightseeing, Manali – Solang – Manali – Kasol).
Solang valley permit.
Expert local guide.
First aid (if needed).
Lunch on all days.
Local transfers from bus stand/airport.
Entry fees anywhere (if applicable).
Any personal expenses and needs.
Any unforeseen fees/costs due to natural causes or government policies.
Trekking equipment like trekking shoes, hiking pole etc.
Comfortable clothing and raincoat.
Warm woolen clothes (depending upon the season).
Items like knife, lighter, torch, power banks, notebook, pen etc.
Camera or any other photography/videography equipment (personal decision).
All disclosure form (shared by The Hosteller).
Q: What is the best time to do this trek in the year?
A: March – December.
Q: What is the difficulty level of this trek?
A: This trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers.
Q: What should I pack?
A: Refer to our “Things to carry” section.
Q: Would I need to buy camping equipment and accessories?
A: No, you don’t need to buy anything except items listed in “Things to carry” section.
Q: Who would lead us on the trek?
A: Our highly experienced local guides would lead the trek.
Q: How would the weather be during the trek?
A: March – June (Bright & Sunny)
July – August (Sunny & Rainy)
September – October (Bright & Sunny)
November – December (Snowy).
Q: What all activities would be involved apart from trekking?
A: Apart from trekking, you would also be learning how to set up your camps, lighting a bonfire, jungle survival techniques, stargazing and much more.
Q: How do I pack?
A: We recommend you to pack light while trekking. Keep essentials in a small backpack and leave the rest of the luggage at the base location.
Cancellations made 7 days before the start date of the trip will attract 50% of booking value as cancellation fees.
Cancellations made within 3 days before the start date of the trip will attract 100% of booking value cancellation fees.
In the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.
Refunds would be made through bank transfer and would be processed within 5-7 working days