Duration 9 nights 10 days

Perched at an altitude of 3900 M above sea level, Jalsu Pass is located between Chamba and Kangra valleys. The region abounds in natural beauty and is famous for some of the most ancient temples and tribal villages of Chamba valley. From here one can view the Dhauladhar range and the trail passes through long green pastures.

    Day 1: Reach Amritsar

    Reach Amritsar by train/flight. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the Hotel. Later visit the Golden Temple.

    Day 2: Amritsar - Chamba 6 - 7 hrs drive

    Post breakfast, drive to Chamba. On arrival check-in to the hotel. After relaxing for a while, visit Chamunda Devi Temple offers a panoramic 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.

    Day 3: Chamba - Chatrari - Holi - Deyol Village 4-5 hrs drive

    Post breakfast, 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 for overnight stay in a camp.

    Day 4: Deyol – Nayagran - Surai 12 kms trek

    Post breakfast, walk for an hour on the rough road to reach Nayagran- a tribal village at the last road head in Chamba valley. After visiting the village, continue a 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 an uphill walk will take us to the next village called Surai. Camp overnight.

    Day 5: Surai - Yaragot 8 kms/4 hrs walk

    An uphill walk passing through the long meadows of Yaragot. Camp overnight.

    Day 6: Yaragot- Base of Jalsu Pass 7 kms/3 hrs walk.

    This short stage in included in order to get acclimatize to the altitude. Camp at the base of Jalsu Pass.

    Day 7: Base - Jalsu Pass (3800M) – Parai 3-4 hrs walk

    After a short ascent for an hour and half we get to the top of the pass. From the pass enjoy the snowcapped Himalayan peaks on one side and the valley on the other side. 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 encampment. Camp here for a night stay.

    Day 8: Parai - Uttarall - Anderetta 4 hrs walk + 1 hr drive

    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.

    Day 9: Andretta - Dharamsala 2 hrs drive

    Explore the village of Andretta in the morning. Afternoon drive to Dharamsala. Check in Hotel/Guest House. Evening visit H.H. Dalai Lama Temple.

    Day 10: Dharamsala - Amritsar 5 - 6 Hrs drive

    Drive to Amritsar to board afternoon flight from Amritsar to Delhi. End of the tour.

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