10 Nights / 11 Days
Jalsu Pass at an elevation of 3900 Meters is a crossing over western Dhauladhar between Chamba and Kangra valleys. The trekking trail passes through long green pastures upto the pass.
Upon arrival in Delhi, we are met by our local guides and transfer to a Hotel in Delhi to freshen up. There will be some free time to explore Delhi this afternoon, before we take the transfer to the train station to catch our sleeper train to Pathankot.
After breakfast drive to Chamba. Overnight stay at Hotel in Chamba. Afternoon visit Chamunda Devi Temple above Chamba town from where you have a good view of Chamba town and the ravi river below. Also visit the ancient Laxmi Narayan Temples to participate in the evening prayer. Overnight stay in Hotel.
This day we do a side drive into the mountain village of Chatrari. After a short drive from Chamba we take a narrow mountain road to reach Chatrari village. Visit the ancient Shakti Devi Temple in Chatrari village. Continue drive to Deyol Village where we camp for overnight stay.
After an hour walk on the rough road we get to Nayagran, a tribal village at the last road-head in Chamba valley. After visiting the village we continue our walk to Laka, a small temple at the end of the village. From here it is a steep downhill walk to cross a small stream over a wooden bridge. After crossing the stream it is uphill walk to the next village called Surai. Camp for overnight stay.
It is uphill walk passing through the long meadows of Yaragot. Camp for overnight stay.
This short stage in included in order to get acclimatize to the altitude. Camp at the base of Jalsu Pass.
After a short ascent for an hour and half we get to the top of the pass. From the pass we have distant view of the snowcovered Himalayan peaks on one side the valley on the other. During April and May the trail to the pass is under snow and you have to walk on the snow to reach the pass. From the pass it is steep downhill walk for three to four hours to Parai, a temporary shepherd encampement. Camp here for night stay.
After breakfast start your last day walk down to the nearest road-head at Uttarala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Your driver/car will wait for you at the road-head and drive to Dharamsala Afternoon drive to Dharamsala. Check in Hotel/Guest House. Evening visit H.H. Dalai Lama Temple.
We have a free morning to further explore this magical town – why not visit the Tibetan market or take a visit to one of the majestic monasteries? In the afternoon, we take the transfer back to Pathankot train station to catch the overnight sleeper train back to Delhi.
We arrive in Delhi and jump straight onto our waiting bus to take the transfer to Agra. Upon arrival, we check into our Hotel. Later we visit the incomparable Taj Mahal – no visit to India would be the same without seeing it! Built by the Mughal Emporer, Shah Jahan in loving memory of his wife and will always be a symbol of undying love for anyone who sees it.
We take the very early transfer back to Delhi in order to catch our flight back to the Home.