High Altitude Himalayan Waterfalls Where Your Wanderlust Soul Wants To Do More

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Photo of High Altitude Himalayan Waterfalls Where Your Wanderlust Soul Wants To Do More by Sahil Singh

Known as 'Land of Gods', the mighty Himalayas are truly blessed with extraordinary charm to mesmerise everyone’s wandering soul. Decorated with stunning snow-peaked mountains, massive glaciers, gurgling rivers, verdant valleys and shimmering lakes, this majestic mountain range is highly loved because of its jaw-dropping beauty and awesome surroundings. Himalayas are home to various high altitude waterfalls that you must visit while planning your next trip.

So hop on and explore these best high altitude waterfalls in Himalayas that will make your travel experience a memorable one.

Birthi Falls

Altitude - 2,200 m

Surrounded with dense lush green forests area, Birthi Falls is positioned on Thal-Munsiyari route. This high altitude Himalayan waterfall offers an impressive view of snow-peaked mountains. A small scenic trail from KMVN (Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam) restaurant goes towards this beautiful waterfall. The place can also be accessed from Kalamuni Pass. This is a must visit place if you are planning a road trip to Munsiyari. Birthi Falls is located close to KMVN tourist house. So you can stay at this property under a minimal budget. Enjoy spending quality time here amidst peaceful surroundings.

How to get there

Road: This place is well-connected by road and lies at 32km from Munsiyari. You can take a cab or private vehicle to reach here.

Air: Nearest airport is in Pant Nagar. Take a local bus or private cab towards Munsiyari.

Rail: Nearest railhead is at Kathgodam. Take a local bus or private cab towards Munsiyari.

Best time to visit

All the months are good except during Monsoon season (June-September). Since the trail is narrow, it becomes slippery and quite unsafe to reach this waterfall.

Altitude - 2,208 m

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Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sahil Singh

Named after village Goddess Jogini, Jogini Waterfall is highly revered by the locals of Manali and Vashistha. This stunning high altitude Himalayan waterfall runs down to join the gurgling Beas River. Jogini Falls is considered sacred as it symbolises female energy. A small yet beautiful trek beginning from Vashisht Temple will take you through apple orchards, towering pine trees and pristine streams. You will get an outstanding experience of village life in Manali. If you are a photography lover or nature enthusiast, it's recommended to visit Jogini Waterfall during the afternoon.

How to get there

Road: Take a cab till Vashisht Temple near Manali followed by a 3km adventurous hike.

Air: Nearest airport is in Bhuntar. Take a local bus or private cab to reach Manali.

Rail: Nearest railway station is at Joginder Nagar and junction at Chandigarh. Take a local bus or private cab to reach Manali.

Best time to visit

All the months are good except during Monsoon season (June-September) due to heavy rainfall in Manali and Winters (January-February) due to snowfall.

Altitude- 3,480 m

Noori Chamb (as said in local dialect) was named after the famous Mughal Queen Noor Jehan when her husband Mughal Emperor Jahangir was awestruck by the beauty of this waterfall. It is believed that both king and queen used to spend quality time in this stunning waterfall. Situated in the heavenly state of Kashmir, this high altitude waterfall in the Himalayas offers much-needed solitude. Noori Chamb waterfall is positioned in between Chandimarh and Behramgala on Mughal Road. The waterfall originates from Luksar and Kolsar lakes.

How to get there

Road: Reach this place by hiring a cab or private vehicle. It is 8KM from Buffliaz and 38KM from Pir Ki Gali.

Air: Nearest airport is at Srinagar. Take a private cab to visit this waterfall.

Rail: Nearest rail head is at Anantnag and Srinagar. Take a private cab to visit this waterfall.

Best time to visit

Between months of March and October. During Winters (November-February), the weather is extremely cold.

Altitude- 2,501 m

Situated en route Rohtang Pass on the scenic Leh-Manali highway, Rahala Falls treats travellers with breathtaking natural beauty. Surrounded by dense deodar and birch trees, this high altitude Himalayan waterfall emerges from melting glaciers. Picturesque surroundings combined with a soulful sound of water makes Rahala Waterfall an ideal place to escape the hullabaloos of Manali mall road. So if you are on your way to Rohtang La, take a small halt here and enjoy the quaint environment.

How to get there

Road: Take an electric bus/cab from Manali Mall Road towards Rohtang Pass.

Air: Nearest airport is in Bhuntar. Take a local bus or private cab to reach Manali.

Rail: Nearest railway station is at Joginder Nagar and junction at Chandigarh. Take a local bus or private cab to reach Manali.

Best time to visit

It’s good to visit this waterfall between April-October. During Winters (November-March), this road leading towards Rohtang Pass is closed due to heavy snowfall.

Altitude- 3,650 m

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Photo of Vasudhara Falls, Uttarakhand by Sahil Singh

Nestled at 11.5KM from the holy shrine of Badrinath, Vasudhara Falls is decorated with beautiful mountain peaks. This high altitude waterfall in Himalayas is highly revered by the Hindus and, thus, considered sacred. The waters of Vasudhara Falls appears like milk flowing down the mountain. From cool mountain breeze to stunning landscapes, this amazing Himalayan waterfall has itw all to take your breath away. It takes around 3 hours for an average trekker to reach Vasudhara Falls from Mana village (last Indian village).

How to get there

Road: Take a local bus or shared cab from Haridwar/Rishikesh to reach Badrinath and Mana village. A 3KM trek from Mana goes towards Vasudhara Falls.

Air: Nearest airport is in Dehradun. Take a local bus or private cab to reach Badrinath via Rishikesh.

Rail: Nearest railway station is at Rishikesh. Take a local bus or private cab to reach Badrinath.

Best time to visit

Between months of May and November. Roads leading to Badrinath and Mana village are closed during winters due to heavy snowfall.

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