Birds, butterflies and flowers of various hues line the alpine meadows, woods and valleys all along the slopes of Jalori. The fragrance of Lillies, Primulas, Asters, Gentians, and Rhododendrons along with various rare herbs and medicinal plants please the senses while the stunning views make a winning snapshot for the camera -friendly. Twittering and gushing forth their songs, a plethora of Himalayan feathered species are annually visited by the Gujjars and Gaddis during spring, which return in the months of October and November. For the adventure seeker, the chance meeting with a wandering leopard, a shy Himalayan black bear or a rare Pine Martin for wildlife lovers adds to the excitement. The forests of Jalori are a tribute to the magnificence of nature.
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). Start the hike towards Raghupur Garh. The initial bit is a climb as you ascend 300mts to reach the top of the ‘Garh’ which offers sterling views of the Himalayan ranges – The Dhauladhars, Pir Panjals and as far as the Trans Himalayas of Spiti Valley. From the Garh we start descending through meadows and deodar forests to reach Gadah Gushaini by late afternoon or early evening. Stay at the rest house or camp out in the open in the lawns.
Start your day after breakfast and pedal your way through the country side road leading towards Bahu and then descend towards Jibhi. From Jibhi we make a quick downhill dash towards Tirthan valley for a well-deserved lunch by the riverside. Board your support vehicle to travel back to Aut to catch the Volvo in time, back to Delhi.