The Chalal Diaries

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25th Apr 2014

Parvati River

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The Chalal Bridge

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Enroute Chalal

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Chalal Village

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Freedom Cafe, Chalal

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Chalal

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Chalal

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Chalal

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Home Weaving @ Chalal

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Lanes of the village chalal

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Alpine Guest House, Kasol

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Evergreen Cafe, Kasol

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Evergreen Cafe, Kasol

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Chalal is a 30 minute casual walk from Kasol ( the most popular stop in the parvati valley & the easiest access to the world's best charas) .

The village still hasn't lost its old-mountain-village-where-people-are-so-pretty-and-simple charm. Whats interesting is the undercurrent of these villages. All just looks calm. It is in these small villages that the real trade happens (no no , not the THE real trade, that happens much deeper inside. I did not have the time to find out) Any kid here can roll a better joint than you. Most can rub the charas while just talking to you. Who knows that the sadhu aka the indian-hippie sitting next to you might be a charas lord.

There are enough options to stay in the village. Just walk up to the village and pick the one with your preferred view (or where you would like to smoke up). We liked the view from Freedom Cafe (every Freedom cafe at every backpacker town is good ... its like they are one big chain). Though the food at this one was not good, the charas definitely was !

We stayed at Alpine Resort for 2 days in Kasol. Walked to chalal in the morning of both the days. "Chilled" at the small village & came back for the good dinner at Evergreen.

My Blog for more tales : http://indianbackpacktravel.blogspot.in/search/label/kasol

Just next to the stream, off the main road. Avoid if you hate people from Delhi, since these (we) are the ones staying there on weekends. Rs 800 * 2 Nights.
Photo of Alpine Guest House, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Grashima
The place claims to be the oldest in Kasol. The food is good and so is definitely the vibe !
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Photo of Evergreen Bhojanalaya by Grashima
Chalal is not the place you go "visit" something. Its a place you go to spend sometime with yourself. To wander amongst the wilderness. To realize that 24 hours are enough in a day. & you might supplement this all with some locally grown cannabis. So all 2 days walk randomly through any path. Find a nice cafe or a spot by the river. Eat at nice small cafes with great views and vibes. & you will be back with a bang !
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Hello we are 5 people visitng Kasol for the first time. Can anyone suggest good hostel which is near to chalal bridge (the one above in pics)
Wed 09 05 18, 12:27 · Reply · Report
Hello Everyone, Iam maneesh from new delhi ,Iam going kasol,rasol,manikaran,kheerganga,chalal as this was my first visit would love to connect anyones pls join me. So pls contact me through maneeshbhardwaj86@gmail.com :-)
Sun 05 13 18, 17:58 · Reply · Report
hello all, i will be visiting kasol in the end week of june with my GF and would love to visit/trek to tosh, rasol, manikaran, chalal, katlaga, manala and if possible to kheer ganga, we would love if anyone would love to join , as we r 1st timers to the mountains ......... akill.kumar@ymail.com
Thu 05 25 17, 12:20 · Reply (1) · Report
Hi Akil....We are bunch of 5 friends visiting to kasol & spiti valley for trekking....Would love if you want to join us....Contact me utsavsanghavi99@gmail.com
Tue 06 20 17, 19:04 · Report
Visiting Kasol from 25-28th this month! Anyone wants to join can simply ping on 9004286811
Mon 11 21 16, 14:53 · Reply · Report
Nice blog..garashima AGAIN...it's gonna be a great fun ahead...I have planned for a trip to Kasol on 30th of this month...anyone wants to join..write me on Zainzaidi07@gmail.com Regards
Sat 09 24 16, 21:44 · Reply · Report
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