Trekking & Hiking

The Himalayan Devbhumi is a typical trekkers’ delight, welcoming all levels of expediency.

Urvashi’s Morning Cardio Walk

Duration: 2 hours
Intensity: Mild

Do you see the village nestled on the North Western hill? That’s Majagh, which can be reached after a brief trek up the hill via Shanag village. This route passes through vibrant fields and gushing streams, and one gets a splendid view of Shanag as they go higher up towards Majagh.

Getting there: take the right road heading to the Ahilya river, after crossing which, you will advance to Shanag village.

Jogini Falls

Duration: 2 and a half hours
Intensity: Moderate

You must have spotted numerous waterfalls on the Eastward mountains while driving to Shanag. The most spectacular waterfalls of them all are the Jogini Falls. Intense for the first half an hour or so, this trek is worth doing to witness the most amazing sight of this jaw- dropping delight.

Getting there: Walk/ drive upto the Vashisht village on NH 21 towards Manali. Shortly after the Himvalley Amusement Park, there’s a trekking route that leads towards the waterfalls. Good luck with the climb!

Westward Meadows

Duration: 2 and a half hours
Intensity: Moderate- intense

Look towards the top-left of the central Westward mountain, and you’ll spot a green meadow amidst the alpine forest. A trek towards this spot goes through a waterfall as well, and upon reaching the meadow, the view that one gets from up there cannot be described in words.

Getting there: Walk/ drive upto the campsite before Majagh and trek upstream from thereon.

Data’s Stroll

Duration: <30 minutes
Intensity: Very mild

For those of you who just want to take it easy and stroll around the place to absorb Shanag’s essence, take this gentle stroll that winds through apple orchards, wheat fields and small brooks.

Getting there: Take the North-Western route towards the school in Burua. The spring water source marks the end of this stroll, from where you need to take a U-turn and head towards the South-East direction to return to the Retreat.

Temple Run

Duration: 1 hour
Intensity: Mild

Walk on the Club House Road towards the neighbouring village- Goshal to witness a waterfall, after which, the iconic Gautam Rishi Temple is a short walk downhill.

The Bar Crawl

Duration: 2 and a half hours
Intensity: Moderate

Walk past the Shanag & Goshal orchards alongside the Beas, or take the Old Manali road uptil Shobhla pines. From there, take the jungle route upwards and keep going along the path. Some beautiful rockeries and a panoramic view of Manali entice the trekker and before one knows it, they’ve reached the top end of Old Manali. Reward yourself with a chilled glass of beer in one of Old Manali’s bars such as The Shed, Drifters or Lay Dog. For the teatotallers, Dylan’s is the unparalleled choice.

More heavy duty trekking variants are available, such as those to Dashaur lake, Bhrigu lake, Beas Kund, Malana, Hamta Pass, etc., but I reccommend doing those under the supervision of certified adventure companies such as Himalayan Extreme.


Our Location

Shanag Road, P.O. Bahang,  Manali,
Himachal Pradesh 175103

Reservations Office: 8045 771 900 
Urvashi’s Retreat Front Desk:
8091 623 637