About Jogini Waterfall
This is nearly 3 KM trek from Vashisht temple. Vashisht temple is 2 KM from Main market area of Manali and you can reach parking area of temple in 15 minutes by vehicle. After visiting the Vashisht temple complex you can start the trek. The trek route passes through narrow lane by the side of temple and it goes through apple orchids, tall pine trees small water streams. On the way few restaurants and guest houses are also available.
A gentle walk will take 30 minutes to reach the base of the waterfall. Small stretch of up slope will be there near the waterfall. While travelling you can see Beas river and snow peaks of Rohtang at your left side. Yogini mata temple is at the base of the waterfall. From here if you can climb then can reach the top point of the waterfall. The stiff climb will take 20 minutes more to reach at top. If you don’t want to climb up then towards your right side through narrow path you can reach the base of the waterfall. Here there is small pool formed by the falling water and here you can take bath and spend some time. Or simple spend your time near temple and watch the waterfall. In the temple there is provision for the devotees to offer Mundan or tonsure and take food in available stone plates.
This is nice gentle trek which can be completed in two hours time from Vashisht temple. This is the best way to enjoy local scenic beauty and village life at Manali.
You can cover Vashisht temple ( hot spring bath ) and Jogini waterfall in a half day program. Take your packed lunch and enjoy the food at the base of the waterfall.
Afternoon is better for photography as sunlight directly falls on the water droplets.