Jalsu Pass Trek 09 Nights / 10 Days Tour
Delhi / Amritsar - Chamba - Holi - Surai - Jalsu - Dharamsala
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Jalsu Pass at an elevation of 3900 Meters is a crossing over western Dhauladhar between Chamba and Kangra valleys. During the tour you come across some of the most ancient temples of Chamba valley and the tribal villages. The trekking trail passes through long green pastures upto the pass. From the pass it is downhill trail all the way till the end of the trek.
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 Andretta, an artists village . Check in a guest house for overnight stay.
Explore the village of Andretta in the morning. Afternoon drive to Dharamsala. Check in Hotel/Guest House. Evening visit H.H. Dalai Lama Temple.