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Unexplored places in Himachal: Why hostels in Jibhi are your best bet!

Written by Drishti Nagdeo

Are you wondering why ‘Jibhi’ should be on your list for your next trip to Himachal? Planning an itinerary for the state but can’t figure which hostels in Jibhi should you stay at? Well, you’ve landed at just the right place! The Himalayan village has recently been added to the long list of Himachal Pradesh tourist places. Subsequently, it is a place perfect for city dwellers who want a getaway from commercialisation and their fast-paced lives. Located around a hundred kilometres from Manali, this small hamlet boasts a beauty of its own. Waterfalls, temples, hikes, fly-fishing, this place offers something for everybody! You can go trekking around the mighty mountains as well as peacefully stay back at your hostel, listening to the gurgling Tirthan valley. This blog will help you discover some of the best places and stays in and around this popular tourist hotspot. Continue reading to know more about the things to do in Jibhi and the best places to visit near Manali.

Mini Thailand


Imagine two big boulders forming the shape of a hut and under it flows the magical Tirthan river! One of the most unexplored places in Himachal, this place will make your visit worth it. You can sit and chill on the small rocks or dive into the crystal clear waters. Besides, the best part is that the spot is less known to people, so you can stay on your own for as long as you want! The way to this pristine and picturesque place is a short downward hike from the valley. Plus, you’ll be surprised to know about the central location of this place. Around this hidden gem are located some of the best hostels in Jibhi. You can check out The Hostalgic, Whoopers Jibhi, Rock Top Inn, and more such cosy stays. Jalori Pass A snowy landscape located at a height of around 10,000 feet, this place will make you meet yourself. You don’t believe it, do you? Well, a hike through the pass leads you to the 360 Degree Himalayan View Point trek. Remember the temple from the movie ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’? This spot directs you to the same point, making it one of the most famous places to visit near Manali. In addition, it is also a gateway for other treks like Bajah Top, Great Himalayan National Park, etc. The way to the Pass is a beautiful drive through snow-patched curvy Himalayan roads. Once you reach the pass and are in the mood for a short trek, go for Serolsar lake. Trust me, rent a pair of boots and go off the icy trek for a life-long memory! It is advised to reach the Pass by early afternoon, in order to have a safe and timely way back to Jibhi. Don’t worry if you’re exploring this area on the first day of your trip and have not already booked a hostel for your stay. In case you want to try out something new, Geodesic Dome Jibhi should be your go-to. Hosted by Whoopers Jibhi, this accommodation is an outstanding blend of comfort and luxury!

Great Himalayan National Park


A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the GHNP is home to the most diverse set of flora and fauna. Although most treks from the GHNP require a license, a small 9 km hike from Gushaini village can be done even without a permit. It will take around three days to complete the trek and return. Post that, in case you have some additional time at hand, explore the surreal and offbeat village. The magically melodious stream, lush green grounds, dense pine forests, are all sources of pure joy for the heart! Plus, on the way to Gushaini, lies the most serene, Chhoie Waterfall. One of the most interesting things to do in Jibhi is visiting its glorious waterfalls. This one includes an offbeat trek, at the end of which, you can witness the majestic, dreamy falls. Besides, since Gushaini is a small village with limited stay options, you might want to book your stay in a central location. Mudhouse hostel Jibhi, The Hosteller, etc are some options for places to stay in Jibhi in addition to the above-mentioned ones.

Chehni Kothi


Located around 7 kms from the centre of Jibhi, Chehni village will mesmerize you with its ancient Himalayan architecture. Although the place is reachable through a drive, a small part of the trail has to be covered on foot. If you’re staying at any of the hostels in Jibhi, this should be easily accessible. The trek is moderately simple, passes through a thick forest cover, and gives you a glimpse of the local culture. En route, you can also pay a visit to the Shringa Rishi temple, one of the famous places to visit near Manali.

Make Your Choice!


We’ve listed some of the best places to stay in Jibhi and the things you can explore around the region. There is a mix of unexplored places in Himachal as well as the popular Himachal Pradesh tourist places. While there is a lot to do when on a trip, the place you choose to stay at makes up for the larger share of your memories. The hostels in Jibhi, which we’ve listed above, are some options you can trust, for both the ambience and worth. Also, don’t forget to check out the Geodesic Dome Jibhi which might be your first experience but will surely not be the last!
Further, don’t forget to share your experience with us. If there’s anything you’d like us to add to the list, drop them in the comments!