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.