Jalori Pass Trek

Jalori Pass Trek

Trekking AreaArea: Kullu and Spiti Valley (Himachal Pradesh)

Trek DurationDuration: 13 Days (4 days travel/9 days trekking)

Best Season to TrekBest Season: Mid June - Mid October

Trek GradesGrade:

On these treks one is not required to trek for more than 5/6 hrs a day. Also the terrain is not too difficult. These treks are normally a week or so long. For these treks prior trekking experience is not necessary. Very rarely on these treks would one camp at altitudes higher than 3800m. These treks are great for first timers or for veterans wanting to go on a trail which is relatively less demanding.

AltitudeAltitude: 3223 mts/10575 ft

Trekking TotalTotal Trekking: 75 K.M

About Jalori Pass Trek

Located at a distance of about 100 kilometres from Shimla in Kullu, Jalori Pass is positioned away from the hustle and bustle of the tedious city life. The serene ambiance rendered by mighty Himalayas presents unmatched opportunities to unwind the body and savour the nature's exquisite. The seasonal flowers bloomed in the region along with the exotic flora and fauna in the midst of immaculate solitude of highlands relaxes the senses of every trekker. Trekking on this beautiful trail takes the tourists to the mesmerizing places like Shoja, Sereolsar Lake, Sakiran, Lambri, Bashleo and the Great Himalayan National Park. Moreover, a trekker can also explore the forts of Fatehpurgarh, Raghunathpur and Kalagarh as well.

Jalori Pass Trek

The nature trails en route, describe the copious species of wildlife found in the gradients of Jalori. In addition, the hamlets frittered in the forests unearth the unique rural culture of the region. Trout fishing in Tirthan River increases the enchantment of the trekker. There are also located many temples en route, such as Jalori Mata's Temple at Jalori Pass, Mahakali Temple at Lambri, Buri Nagan's Temple at Sereolsar Lake, Brahmandrishi, the local God of Shoja and Sgringdrashij at Cheine. These temples make this trek ideal of religious souls as well.

This 12 Nights and 13 Days itinerary take the trekkers to the congenial trekking tour to Jalori Pass. It is a moderate trek rendering immense excitement, thrill and gratification to the tourists. The unparalleled beauty endowed by the nature binds the wits of every adventure enthusiast carrying out this enthralling excursion.

Jalori Pass Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Full of twist and twirls, this trek will take you through the dramatic high altitude landscapes
  • Enjoy the stunning view of Pir Panjal Ranges

Best Time to Visit Jalori Pass Trek

Season for this trek is from mid-June to mid-October. In the early days of the season we will catch a lot of snow on the high passes which reduces considerably by August. As the season proceeds we might catch rain towards Kullu-Manali valley but on the other side in Spiti, we will have sunny days. Days are generally going to be sunny and warm (12-20 °C) while the night temperature at the highest campsite would be in the range of -2 to 6 °C. In the latter part of the season (Sep – mid-Oct) there is very little snow on the trail and good weather throughout but with possibility of snowfall. The days are sunny with temperatures hovering around (12-18 °C) the evenings start getting cold with the onset of October and nights are comparatively colder (- 6 to 4 °C).

Where is the Jalori Pass Trek

Extremely dangerous and outlying, Jalori is a high mountain pass, which is located at an elevation of 10570 ft (3223m) in Himachal Pradesh's Karsog valley. To reach the Jalori Pass, one will have to go through extreme and adverse climatic condition and tough turf. To approach the peak, one should trek during April and December. Winters are just not the right to trek as the area receives heavy snowfall and it reaches approximately 20 feet.

How to Reach Jalori Pass Trek?

Nearest Airport: The Kullu Manali airport at Bhuntar Town (about 50 km south of Manali and 10 km south of Kullu town) is the nearest airport. Indian Airlines and some private airlines have regular flights to the airport (But due to bad visibility most of the time flight cancelled). Chandigarh airport is the nearest international airport.

Nearest Railway Station: Jogindar Nagar is the nearest railway station (lies 166 km from Manali). The other convenient rail heads are at Chandigarh and Pathankot.

By Road: Manali is well connected by road with Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba/Dalhousie. Regular buses ply between these stations. It is connected with Leh during July to October.

There are Lots of Buses that operate between Both Delhi and Manali. You can book private buses on redbus.in or Himachal Pradesh Tourism operates buses those starts from Delhi in between 16:30 hrs – 1800 hrs in the evening and reach Manali the next morning. You can book HPTDC tickets here http://www.booking.hptdc.in/

Jalori Pass Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 01: Delhi - Manali (510 kms/ 12- 13 hrs)

By evening drive to Manali by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.

Day 02: Manali

On arrival in Manali by morning, meet our guide who will transfer you to the hotel for relaxing & acclimatisation. Rest of the day is free at leisure where in you can visit Hadimba Devi Temple, old Manali and the Mall road. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 03: Manali - Sahiropa

After breakfast in the morning, we will drive in Kullu Valley. We will leave the main road after a drive of 70 kms. Thereafter, we will enter Sainj National Park till Sahiropa. On arrival set out a camp for an overnight stay.

Day 04: Sahiropa - Baghi

Since it will the first day of trek, we will leave in the morning for a gradual climb through forest of pine cider to the Bhihari village with its traditional mountain architecture situated a top of the ridge as well providing extensive view of the valley, temple of the Shringa Rishi (Saint Shringa) impressive role in Indian Mythology is in direct vision. Further, we will go for a short walk to the temple with its Shikhra style of stricture, inside the temple impressive carving which is representing mythological history of India although lord Vishnu visit temple and pay homage to the Saint Shringa, camp site close to the temple. Enjoy delicious dinner followed by an overnight stay in tents.

Day 05: Baghi - Jhibhi

Today morning, we will leave from Baghi to Jhibhi, which is around 6 hrs journey. An ancient nine story castle was built by queen Chehni, Thus, the name Chehni derived from the queen. Marechh may take over from her. Latter British took over this castle, Raja Maan Singh was the last king .of this castle. In 1905 AD Due to heavy earth quake in India its top three floors has been collapsed and it was rebuilt immediately. On the top floor, the main place of the Saint Shringa is remaining through his mask, one can climb up to pay the homage. (Those who have vertigo problem are not advised to climb up.) Thereafter, we will leave the Chehni Kothi and continue through the forest is well known for its flora, on the way lunch stop on ideal place, easy walk to the camp site.

Day 06: Jhibhi - Shoja

In the morning after breakfast, we will leave to walk on an easy trail in beginning through villages till Ghyaghi, cross a stream and steady climb for 3 hours to Shoja village, camp site after short distance out of village. It is one of the most beautiful sites providing breathtaking view as well dominating the valley. Enjoy an overnight stay in Shoja in tents.

Day 07: Shoja - Khanag (2400 mts/7872 ft)

After breakfast in the morning, we will leave Shoja early in the morning, as it is a long day. The trek starts, 6 hours, over Jalori pass (3115 m) via Sarau Sar (holy lake). It winds through the lovely dense forests teeming with an amazing variety of bird life. Chances of spotting the Himalayan black bear and the elusive Monal Pheasant are quite good. From the pass, easy ascend to the lake dedicated to the local God Descend to the campsite in Khanag. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 08: Khanag - Tarala (2300 mts/7544 ft)

Today morning, we will proceed for a gradual ascend and steep path leads to the Beem village. After level, the walk offers a magnificent view of the surrounding hills. After a relaxed lunch on the fringe of a forest, the campsite of the Tarala is reached with a beautiful ground of rest house nestling by the wood. Take pleasure of an overnight stay in camp in Tarala.

Day 09: Tarala - Kullu Sarahan (2150 mts/7052 ft)

The morning after breakfast we will from Tarala to Kullu Sarahan. The trail gains height and passes through thick forests. High up in the trees, the Himalayan lagoons (monkeys) particular to this area, can be seen swinging and chattering. After lunch, we will take a short walk to the beautiful campsite. The 5515 m-high Sherkhand Mountain is mythological significance, being abode of Lord Shiva, but also affords a beautiful panorama. It is indeed one of the most beautiful camp sites of the trek. An overnight stay in camp.

Day 10: Kullu Sarahan - Arsu (1920 mts/6298 ft)

The day is fixed for a pleasant walk to the campsite. Thereafter, proceed for a short 5 hr journey to Arsu. This trail is short, however, it offers a nice view of the valley. Enjoy an overnight stay in tents in Arsu.

Day 11: Arsu - Rampur (1850 mts/6068 ft)

Today is the last day of the trek. We will leave from Arsu in the morning to Rampur, which can be seen at a far distance, other side of the river. After check in the hotel, we will leave to explore the ancient capital. Overnight stay at the hotel in Rampur.

Day 12: Rampur - Shimla (Approx 135 kms/4 - 5 hrs) - Delhi

In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Shimla. On arrival in Shimla, check in to the hotel for relaxation. In the evening, we will board an AC Volvo coach for an overnight journey to Delhi.

Day 13: Delhi

Arrival at Delhi by morning.

Tour & Services End.

Things to Carry for Jalori Pass Trek

Things to Carry While Trekking
  • Duffel bag Down/synthetic camp booties
  • Sunglasses, Light gloves
  • Sleeping bag
  •  Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Daypack
  • One liter water bottles wide mouthed
  • Trekking Boots
  • Water purification/filter
  • Camp shoes/sneakers
  • Walking stick/Trekking pole
  • Cotton socks
  • Note book with pens and pencils
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Lip balm
  • Light wind jacket Sunscreen / Moisturiser
  • Down jacket/vest
  • Camp towel/towel/sarong
  • Fleece jacket/vest
  • Personal toiletries
  • T-shirts
  • Personal medicines
  • Underwear
  • Money pouch/belt
  • Trekking pants
  • Energy bars
  • Thermal tops
  • Vitamin tablets
  • Thermal bottom
  • Extra passport photos
  • Warm hat and Bandana/scarf
  • Sun hat/baseball cap
  • Wind- and rain-gear with hood
  • Swiss Army Knives (Classic pocket tool)
  • One pair cotton trousers or shorts
  • Two cotton shirts/T-Shirts One warmer (jacket with hood)

Booking Terms and Conditions:

Please read the booking terms as set out with your agreement with Tour My India Pvt. Ltd. A Noida based Tour operator herein called TMI. For More Click Here...

When to book Jalori Pass Trek?

You should book Jalori Pass Trek two months in advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare well for the trek.

Who will carry my backpack?

A pony/porter will carry your bag while trekking; you just need to wear a knapsack.

What will be the weight of the backpack?

Once you book your trek with us we will give you a list of things to carry and the total weight should not cross 12 Kgs.

Where to meet us?

Our pick up and drop point for Jalori Pass Trek is Delhi (Janpath/RK Ashram Metro Station/Majnu Ka Tila). You can board Bus from these bus stops to Manali. At Manali our guide will pick you from train station and then from there your tour will start.

How we run the trek?

We always have an experience trekking guide who leads the trek.

What is the batch size?

Our group size is minimum 2 people and maximum 12 people with mix of men and women.

What is minimum age required for Jalori Pass Trek?

Jalori Pass Trek is a moderate trek with a maximum altitude of 10575ft (3223m) minimum age required is 12 years.

What will be the minimum temperature during Jalori Pass Trek?

In the month of Mid June – Mid October the temperature during the trek can go as low as 8 Degree Celsius during the July & August and it can rain heavily which will further decrease the temperature.

How long we trek during Jalori Pass Trek?

We plan our treks in such a way that after 6 hours of trekking we reach next camp around lunch time and normally trek a distance of 8 to 12 Kms.

What will happen if a trek is extended because of landslides or any other reason?

If we have to extend the trek because of the reasons which beyond our control then additional charge may apply which are of hotel stay and food.

Can I take Diamox?

Diamox is indeed helpful when you have little time for acclimatization but we strongly advise to consult the doctor before taking Diamox.

Is it safe for girls to go on a trek?

Safety is of prime importance for us that is why the tours are managed by us personally and not by a third party. Thus, we assure that the trek is absolutely safe even for solo female trekkers, who can join us for fixed departure treks.

What kind of shoes will be required?

Trekking shoes with ankle support are a must for any trek in the Himalayas. Quechua Forlclaz 500 is good shoes with value for money.

What kind of food is served during the trek?

We serve nutritious simple vegetarian food during the trek. We maintain variety in lentils, vegetable and breakfast. At times, we also treat our trekkers in the Himalayas with delicacies like Pakora, local dishes etc.

What kind of food is served during the trek?

We serve nutritious, pure vegetarian food during the trek. We maintain variety in lentils, vegetable, and breakfast. At times, we also treat our trekkers in the Himalayas with delicacies like Pakora, local dishes, etc.

Is it safe to drink water from the stream?

Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets

Which vehicle do we use for transportations?

Most of the Himalayan roads towards the trek are in bad shape, so a vehicle with high ground clearance like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, Tempo Traveller, etc. are used for transportation.

Are your fixed departures dates are definite?

We guarantee that even if that there will be only one trekker, we will head out on that particular date.

How do you deal with the emergency situation?

Our trek leaders are certified mountaineers with knowledge of first aid in the wilderness and they carry necessary first aid medicine kit. At each camp, they assess your condition and can take appropriate action in case a rescue is required. In the case of the rescue, all the additional cost will be borne by the trekker.

How to book the trek

Register for the trek and we will send you the details of the booking procedure.

Fixed Departure 2018

2nd – 7th July 2018 3rd – 8th July 2018 30th July – 4th August 2018
31st July – 5th August 2018    

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