Are you planning a trip to Kasol? Don’t miss out on the mystical Waichin Valley, also known as the Magic Valley. This hidden gem is a 4km trek from Malan Village and offers unlimited views of the mountains. But be warned, the trek is not for the faint of heart! You’ll have to climb uphill, but trust us, it’s worth the effort.
Once you reach the valley, get ready to be enchanted by its dramatic landscapes, pristine waterfalls, and patches of pine and coniferous trees. At 2700m above sea level, this Himalayan valley is scarcely populated due to its extreme temperatures and inaccessible location. But that only adds to its allure.
And let’s not forget about the nights in Waichin Valley! The simplicity of the locals will melt your heart away. If you’re looking for an adventurous and peaceful break from city life, this is the place to be.
For all you adrenaline junkies, Waichin Valley is where you need to go. The valley doesn’t have proper transport connectivity, so you’ll have to trek your way up from Malana Village. But don’t worry, you can take pauses and enjoy some stunning landscapes while climbing your way up.
Once you’ve reached the top, it’s time to set up camp and enjoy the beauty around you. There are two to three camping sites here, where you can have a bonfire in the evening and cook your own meals. And for all you avifauna enthusiasts, bird watching in Waichin Valley is a blissful experience.
Photographers, get ready to snap some surreal pictures of nature. With picturesque landscapes, this valley is a perfect place for travel bloggers to get some Instagrammable pictures. Villagers here are also not camera shy, which will give you enough opportunities to capture the cultural aspect of this place.
And we can’t forget about the core business of the people in Waichin Valley – growing and selling cannabis. The view that you get to witness the moment you reach the top will leave you tongue-tied. But what truly makes this place special is the welcoming and friendly locals. From kids to the oldest members of their families, they all play an important part in their family business of rubbing cannabis in between their palms for export.
But the views! Oh, the views! Waichin Valley is every landscape photographer’s dream destination. The tall standing trees of various hues of green, the vast ground with various campsites and wooden structures scattered all over, and the snow-clad peak sitting proudly at a distance makes this Magic Valley a sight for sore eyes. And at night, when the stars come out, it’s like something out of a fairy tale.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, call your squad, and head to Waichin Valley for an escapade of a lifetime!