Situated 100 kms from Shimla in Kullu district, the Jalori Pass is far away from the urban rigmarole, in the silent wilderness of the Himalayas where every flower truly enjoys the air it breathes. The seasonal blossoms set the hills on fire in their rich variant hues. Cradled within a yet untouched forest heartland, the Jalori Pass offers Nature’s breathing life – bountiful flora and fauna amidst the pristine solitude of the highlands. SHOJA is a synonym for the words idyllic and pristine. This small hamlet, situated just 6kms below Jalori pass at 2600mts is an ideal setting for reading that book, which you have been putting away for months. Made famous by Silk Route (Singer Mohit Chauhan’s first Band), they paid a tribute to the place by writing a song on Shoja. Just as that song, this place is inspiring to say the least. Ideal setting for those forest walks Shoja is an outdoor lovers Shangri La. Treks to unforgettable places like the Sereolsar Lake, Shoja, Lambri, Sakiran, Bashleo Pass and the Great Himalayan National Park as well as the forts of Raghunathpur, Kalagarh and Fatehpurgarh offer endless options to the explorer. Nature trails all across the Jalori region are unfolded by our expert naturalists describing the myriad species of flora and fauna that infest the slopes of Jalori while the unassuming hamlets dotting the forests unfold a warm and unique rural culture.
We will all meet at Himachal Bhavan, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Delhi at 1700hrs and board the Volvo bus to Manali.
Disembark at Aut in the morning from the Volvo and board our cabs towards Shoja. After breakfast drive towards Jalori pass (5kms). It’s a 2 hour hike (to and fro) from here to Sereolsar Lake. Feast on lunch at your hotel and once again drive up to Jalori pass, this time hiking in the opposite direction towards Raghupur fort, to catch the sterling sunset from the top at 3700mts, with magnificent views of the far reaching Himalayan ranges.
After breakfast drive to Jalori pass and pedal downhill towards Khanag. From here follow a backcountry trail leading downhill towards Takrasi (20kms) and another 13kms towards Nagan on the state highway. Zip through the tarmac towards Luhri and further 5kms to Sainj to end the ride by the banks of the Sutlej River. Transfer from here to Narkanda (35kms). Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast dash towards Hatu peak. After the blessings from the goddess we start our ride from the top and descend to the base of Hatu, further down through apple orchards and small villages towards Tutupani and then the climb towards Shilaru (the highest hockey turf in the world). We board our support vehicles here and drive towards Shimla to catch the Volvo in time back to our homes.