• Key Points: Waichin Valley, Magic Valley, Malana Dam.
  • State: Himachal Pradesh, India.
  • Duration: 2 Nights 3 Days.
  • Altitude: 2745m (9005 ft).
  • Trek Distance: Approximately 4-5 kms.
  • Summer temperature: (5°C to 7°C)
  • Winter temperature: (-10°C to °2C)
  • Best Time To Visit: Mid-April to Mid-October.
  • Trek Level: Easy.
  • How to Reach: Take a bus from New Delhi/Chandigarh to Bhuntar stand, then take a local bus from Bhuntar stand to Jari taxi stand, then take a taxi from Jari to Malana Dam-2 point. From Malana Dam-2 you can start your trek.
  • Budget: Under 7000₹ Per Person.
  • Weather: In winter, Snow covers the peaks and in the summers you can experience a cool breeze.

About Waichin Valley

The valley known as the “Magic Valley” is located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Waichin Valley trek is one of the hidden gems and not many people know about this. The valley is located near the village of Malana and on the uphill side. It is a serene place and a must-visit for any explorer.

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Malana Dam-2 view from Waichin valley

Here, you can feel close to nature and listen to the peaceful and enchanting sound of sheep and goats in the mountains and the flowing water of the river. Camping/homestay is the only available facility here. It is one of the good options to spend time in nature, where only a few people live and you can even sit by the riverside and meditate if you want.

Trekking in Waichin Valley

The trek starts from Malana Dam. This trek is approximately 4-5 kilometers long, and along the way, you will see 3-4 waterfalls. It is said that the Waichin Valley is owned by foreigners, and it is a unique attraction of this place. This valley presents an attractive view of the Himalayan mountain range, which includes Animal Pass, Tiger Mouth Peak, and Khiksa Thaj Glacier.

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Homestays at Waichin valley

The village has a very low population and it is rich in flora & fauna. There are no modern cafes in the Waichin Valley. which sets it apart from kasol and tosh, and it is a more peaceful place. At night, this place looks beautiful with millions of stars above you. This place will completely immerse you in the love of Himachal and its beauty.

Things to keep in mind while traveling:

  • Do not roam alone at night. It’s not safe.
  • Respect Pahari culture and don’t argue/fight with people around you.
  • Do not litter in mountains.
  • Save mountains, Save Nature.
  • Don’t do trekking with drugs.
  • Always carry a medical box, torchlight, trekking stick, trekking shoes, warm clothes, and a water bottle with you.
  • Always walk carefully, Do not trek in bad weather.

FAQs

Q1: How to reach Waichin Valley ?

Take a bus from New Delhi/Chandigarh to Bhuntar stand, then take a local bus from Bhuntar stand to Jari taxi stand, then take a taxi from Jari to Malana Dam-2 point. From Malana Dam-2 you can start your trek.

Q2: How to reach Waichin Valley from Kasol ?

Take a local bus from Kasol bus stand to Jari taxi stand, then take a taxi from Jari taxi stand to Malana Dam-2 point. From Malana Dam-2 you can start your trek.

Q3: Is trek to Waichin Valley is difficult ?

No, The trek level is very easy and best for beginners. The trek starts from Malana Dam. This trek is approximately 4-5 kilometers long.

Q4: Where to stay at Waichin Valley ?

Yes, there are some accommodation options available in Waichin Valley, ranging from homestays to camping . However, it is advisable to book in advance, especially during the peak season, to ensure availability. Booking Link is mentioned in this blog. Please check below.

Q5: Can I do Waichin valley trek in winters ?

Try to avoid trekking during the monsoon & winter season when the trail becomes slippery and closed due to landslides and Heavy snow fall.

Q6: Best time to go Waichin ?

The best time to visit the Waichin valley trek is from April to October when the weather is pleasant and the sky is clear.

By clicking on the below link, you can book a room in the Homestay according to your choice

Monk Hut Homestay

Ravers Point Homestay

Cafe’s Nearby Waichin Valley

Moksha Cafe

Muzik Cafe


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