Chalal Trek

Chalal Trek

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About the trek

The Chalal Trek is, without a doubt, the most adventurous and energising journey in Himachal Pradesh, allowing you to rejuvenate yourself from within while taking in the awe-inspiring scenery. The natural beauty of the Himalayan ranges, from majestic mountains, verdant meadows, pristine rivers, and imposing oak trees, can leave anyone speechless. This trek allows you to escape unnecessary modern conveniences and immerse yourself in the warm, welcoming traditions of the rustic villages of Himachal.

The Chalal Trek trail starts from Kasol, leading you to your riverside camping location in the coniferous forest after a scenic two-hour walk. When you get there, the area's thriving hippie culture, a trance-like state, and sitting by the gushing River Parvati will rejuvenate your soul. Explore Chalal on the first day, then move on to Tosh the next morning. You'll pass beautiful waterfalls and verdant fields on the charming ascent. After spending the night in the Tosh wilderness, wake up to a stunning sunrise and start your descent to Kasol after breakfast. Take advantage of the opportunity to see a variety of lovely birds, the rural setting, and the hospitality of Himachal Pradesh during your three-day Chalal Trek from Kasol and bring back wonderful memories of your trekking adventures.

Highlights Of Chalal Trek

Chalal Trek

Maximum Altitude: 7,800 feet Grade: Easy

Duration: 2 nights and 3 days

Trekking Distance: Approx. 12.8 km

Trail Type: Well-defined amidst dense forests

Rail Head: Joginder Nagar railway station (small gauge rail) and Chandigarh

Airport: Bhuntar Airport

Snow Season: December to February

Service From: Kasol

Base Camp: Chahal and Tosh

Best Season: Summer from April to June

Region: Himachal Pradesh

Who Can Participate: Anyone from novice to expert trekkers of age above 8 years with some level of fitness, as the trek is short and easy

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Chalal Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Kasol to Chalal (3.4 km, 2 hours)

  • Make your way to the Chalal trek campsite in Kasol, close to Parvati, and take some time to relax while admiring the untainted beauty of the commanding mountains and soaring trees.

  • After a filling breakfast, set out on your Chalal Trek Trail. Along the way, take in the city's vibrant culture by exploring the Hebrew cafes and souvenir shops.

  • You will arrive at the picturesque village of Chalal, located in the dense conifer forest, after a two-hour walk.

  • Spend the day at leisure, then return to the campsite in the evening to enjoy dinner and a bonfire before retiring to your tent for the night.

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What to Pack for your trek

Chalal Trek

Essentials:

  • Trekking shoes

  • Trekking pole

  • Three trek pants (one tights to wear under trek pants in case of chilly weather)

  • Three light, full-sleeved t-shirts

  • Three layers of warm clothes, two sweaters, and a padded jacket

  • Synthetic hand gloves

  • Sunglasses to protect yourself from snow blindness

  • Suncap to protect yourself from extra harsh UV rays

  • Socks (2 cotton and 1 woollen pairs)

  • Plastic bags

  • Moisturiser, sunscreen, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, and toothpaste

  • Headlamp/LED torch

  • Daypack (20 litres) to offload your backpack

  • Balaclava

  • Two 1-ltr water bottles

  • A spoon, coffee mug, and a lunch box

  • A set of thermal (lower and t-shirt) for night

  • A backpack (40-60 litres) with sturdy straps, a rain cover, and a supporting frame

Mandatory Documents

Medical certificate

  • Medical Certificate and Disclaimer

  • Original and photocopy of government photo identity card Mandatory Personal Medical Kit

  • Tablet for motion sickness, acidity, mild pain relief

  • Scissor

  • Micropore tape

  • Knee Cap

  • Crepe Bandage

  • Cotton roll & Bandage

  • Band-aids

  • Antiseptic powder

  • Antiseptic Liquid

  • Analgesic spray

  • 6 packs ORS

  • 1-inch medical tape

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Know Before You Go

Tips for trekkers
How to Reach
Trekking routes

Despite being an easy hiking route that even novices and kids can complete, the Chahal Trek requires you to be in a good physical and mental state to complete it. You must adhere to specific precautionary measures and standards to have the most pleasurable trekking experiences in the Himalayan ranges, including:

  • No matter the difficulty level of the trekking expedition, you must arrive prepared mentally and physically.

  • Maintain hydration throughout the trek by sipping a small amount of water.

  • Always wear comfortable hiking shoes for additional ankle support and grip.

  • Pack extra layers and a thin fleece jacket to face the changing weather conditions.

  • The trail becomes slippery during and after rains; proceed with caution during these conditions.

  • Bring extra plastic bags so that you can bring back the trash and store your wet clothes.

  • Make reservations in advance if you plan to visit during the Kasol Music Festival because that is when the area is busiest and attracts travellers from all over the world.

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FAQ's

What is Chalal famous for?

Chalal, about 5366 feet above sea level, is famous as the "Trance and Psychedelic Party" village and is lined with numerous Hebrew cafes and souvenir shops. It is both a dreamy place to unwind and a place to party hard at hip-music festivals.

How difficult is Chalal Trek?

Both novices and experts can attempt the Chalal Trek Trail because it is rated as easy in terms of difficulty. Even kids above 10 years can attempt the trek. The trail is straightforward, you must be in good physical condition to go on the trekking expedition.

How do you trek Chalal?

Chahal is about 3.4 km from Kasol and is easily accessible by foot, offering breathtaking scenery. A three-day adventurous trek Chalal Trek from Kasol takes in the major sights of Chalal, Tosh, and Kasol. Beginning in Kasol, you will enjoy the scenic beauty of Chalal, an exhilarating Chalal Trek Trail to Tosh, and a fun-filled time at the waterfall in Tosh before returning to Kasol to conclude your trip.

How long is the Chalal trek from Kasol?

Kasol is located about 3.4 km away from Chalal. The Chalal Trek Trail takes around 2 hours to complete due to its lengthy, winding routes that pass by numerous picturesque locations in Kasol.

At what height is the Chalal Trek located?

Chahal Trek is located at a height of more than 5300 feet above sea level and offers trekkers the chance to experience the classic appeal of an old-fashioned mountain village, the breathtaking natural scenery, as well as the vibrant bohemian culture that gives the area an amazing allure.

What is the best time to do Chalal Trek?

The best times to do Chalal Trek are in April, May, October, and November. Hikers will find it easier to hike and experience the wilderness at this time of year due to the pleasant weather and lower likelihood of rain.

What is the highest altitude of Chalal Trek?

The highest point of the Chahal Trek trail is about 7,800 feet above sea level at Tosh, providing breathtaking views of lush valleys and orchard fields. Trekkers will be greeted at the entrance to Tosh by the sight of a magnificent waterfall, where they can relax and take in the calming sounds of the gurgling waters.

What is the Chalal trek trail distance?

The total Chahal Trek trail distance is about 44 km, out of which trekkers cover about 13 km on foot and around 31 km by car from Chahal to the Tosh parking lot and back.