Banjaracamps
Himalayan Golden triangle
Himalayan Golden triangle
Duration 9 nights 10 days
Best Time April-October

Travel deep into the unknown territory where we show you the most wonderful side of our country known only to very few. Your journey starts from Sojha, before of Jalori Pass. Tall Silver oak trees, filling the roadside with Blue Iris, are a sight to behold. It also provides breathtaking sceneries and walks to nearby lakes and forts. Driving from Shoja we drive past deep gorges of Gandah Nallah, Anni and Rampur towards one of the most beautiful valleys of Kinnaur; Sangla, known for its massive towering mountains (remains of a moraine) on all sides and the beautiful Baspa. Thanedhar, the birthplace of apples in India and an orchard town. The Banjara retreat amidst the orchards is a serene place perfect for unwinding.

    Chandigarh- Shoja- 230 kms- 08 hrs

    Day 1: Chandigarh- Shoja- 230 kms- 08 hrs

    Pick up point: Chandigarh airport or railway station.
    Drive to Shoja via Bilaspur, Mandi and Out. Reach Shoja in the evening. Depending on your travel time, you might be able to do village visit. Evening around bonfire. Night stay in Banjara Retreat.

    Sojha- Serolser lake- Sojha- 05 kms drive and 12 kms hike

    Day 2: Sojha- Serolser lake- Sojha- 05 kms drive and 12 kms hike

    The hike to Serolser Lake is a beautiful one offering different vistas of Himalayas. A well-defined trail takes one to the lake. Few hundred meters on the trail and then you get in to the Oak forest. The sun rays filtering through the tree cover, the blue of the sky through the foliage, the up and down of the trail, an occasional sight of a bird, a clearing showing the huge green vistas cascading down to the Sutluj valley, all of this and more will keep you an enchanting company all the way to the lake. The lake makes up in crystal clear clarity what it lacks in size. The local belief is that no one has ever found a leaf floating in the lake though leafy trees surround the lake itself. Lunch near the crystal clear waters of the Lake. Hike back to Jalori pass and drive back to retreat. Evening around a bonfire in retreat. Night stay in retreat.

    Sojha- Jalori pass- Raghupur fort- 05 kms drive/ 2.5 kms hike one way

    Day 3: Sojha- Jalori pass- Raghupur fort- 05 kms drive/ 2.5 kms hike one way

    We hike to Raghupur Fort Meadows overlooking the Tirthan Valley in Kulu district in the West and Shimla district in the East. An early start, especially if you are a photography buff, is recommended. From Jalori, it is a level walk in the open for about hundred meters towards Satluj valley before it heads straight into the forest on a well-defined trail. Half a kilometer later, a steep climb takes one to a small meadow that offers a photo-op. A short rest and off you go into the Oaks and Rhododendrons forest slowly climbing up and then shifting gear for a final steep climb of 15 to 20 minutes. Here the tree line finishes and we move into a lush green meadow. A little up and we are rewarded with a 360 degrees view of The Himalayas, Dhauladhar and Kinnaur ranges, all of them in one sweeping glance. All around you are swathes of lush green meadows that gently descend into the oak and blue fir forests.
    A Evening walk to the waterfall Duration: 1.5- 2 hours Level: Easy This is an easy walk of around 45 minutes to an hour from the retreat. It is a good way to refresh yourself on your arrival at the camp and flex those muscles tired of sitting in the vehicle. From the road head, there is a slight uphill walk towards Jalori Pass. Few hundred meters up the road, one takes the right fork in to the forest that leads to the waterfall.

    Shoja – Sangla 194kms/ 07 – 08 hr

    Day 4: Shoja – Sangla 194kms/ 07 – 08 hr

    After breakfast, leave for Sangla. We drive back Jaloripass and downhill towards Anni. Reach Rampur Bushehr (along Sutlej river) and then cross over the river to start climb to Sangla. We drive along the river till Karcham from where once again, we start climbing up the mountains to reach Sangla. Reach Banjara camps ahead of Sangla, early in the evening. After a cup of tea, we could go for a short 01 km walk to the lovely little Batseri village. Evening around a

    Sangla Visit Chitkul (3,450M) - 20kms one way

    Day 5: Sangla Visit Chitkul (3,450M) - 20kms one way

    A day visit to the Chitkul village. This is the last village on the old Indo-Tibetan trade route. From here, we can hike up to Nagasthi, the last border outpost that civilians are allowed to. It is a lovely 2.5 kms walk along a stream. Lunch along the glacier fed mountain stream. Drive back to Camp in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure. You could also try your hand at rappelling, rock climbing or river crossing. Evening around a bonfire. Night stay in tents.

    Sangla-Hike to Rakcham

    Day 6: Sangla-Hike to Rakcham

    Today, we go for the signature walk of the valley. Drive to Rakcham village where we cross the river and begin our hike back to the camp. This is a 6-7 kms long hike through thick forests, open skies, streams and walk by the river. Reach back early afternoon. Lunch at camp. Rest after lunch else, try your hand at Rock climbing, rappelling or river crossing. You could also go for a short walk in the surrounding hills. Night stay at Banjara camp and retreat.

    Sangla-Hike to Sangla town via Batseri village

    Day 7: Sangla-Hike to Sangla town via Batseri village

    Today, we go for the signature walk of the valley. We will start the hike from Camp itself via Betseri village where we cross the river and begin our hike back to the town. This is a 5-6 kms long hike through thick forests, open skies, streams and walk by the river. Reach back by afternoon. Lunch at camp and rest after lunch else, try your hand at Rock climbing, rappelling or river crossing. You could also go for a short walk in the surrounding hills. Night stay at Banjara camp and retreat.

    Sangla - Thanedhar - 156 kms/ 06 hrs

    Day 8: Sangla - Thanedhar - 156 kms/ 06 hrs

    We leave for Thanedhar after a leisurely breakfast. We drive back towards Rampur alongside of Sutlej River. We drive along the river till Bhital from where once again, we start climbing up the mountains to reach Thanedar. Reach Banjara Orchards and Retreat, early in the evening. After a cup of tea, we could go for a short walk or drive to the lovely Tanijubber Lake. Evening around a bonfire. Overnight stay at the Retreat.

    Thanedhar- Tani Jubbar Lake and Hatu peak visit/ hike

    Day 9: Thanedhar- Tani Jubbar Lake and Hatu peak visit/ hike

    Visit the Tani-Jubbar Lake (2400M) which is famous for the Nag-Devta temple. There on drive to the Hatu Peak which, at 3352m offers a panoramic view of the snowline of Shrikhand Mahadev mountains. You could also hike up to Hatu peak instead of driving. Picnic lunch at Hatu peak. Evening around a bonfire. Nights stay in retreat.

    Thanedhar- Chandigarh- 196 kms - 06 hrs

    Day 10: Thanedhar- Chandigarh- 196 kms - 06 hrs

    Drive back to Chandigarh via Narkanda Shimla and Solan.
    Drop off points: Chandigarh Railway station/Airport

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