We were planning to have some trip for many months and after all the calculation of timings and workload we decided to have trip from 11 Apr to 17 Apr. We includes my family (myself + wife+ 2year old daughter) and my friend's family(husband+wife). He is my college friend and working in Vadodara. We decided to have a trip in mountains only. We explored Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, Jibhi etc online and finalised Jibhi with a one week trip.
So my friend left On Friday night from Vadodara and reached Hazrat Nizamuddin in Morning around 9am. Then he came at my flat in Noida. We left in evening around 7pm on 10 Apr for bus boarding at Majnu ka Tilla, New Delhi. It's a semi sleeper bus. The bus left around 9pm and reached Aut in morning around 9.30am. The bus conductor dropped us before Aut tunnel after coordinating with our cab driver. The cab driver took us to the Achintya Camps and Cafe. It was swift desire and charged 1300 to us. The cab is suggested by Achintya Camp owner Ajay only and we found it reasonable as the small Alto is charging 1100 for same. The views in the morning for Pandoh Dam and other small dam is also awesome through bus and cab.
We reached Achintya camp. Why Achintya Camps? Because one of my friend suggested and the owner Ajay is very genuine and generous to us. In mountains I think everyone there is very kind to tourists or if I talk in pahadi terms then generous to "neeche ke log" because they are living at much higher height than us. So wherever we go normally they denote us by "neeche ke log" or "achha neeche se aaye ho" and all.
The cab driver dropped us at SBI bank in Jibhi and then we walked to Achintya camps from there. It was a 5-10 minutes walk from there and the cover photo for this blog is one of the small bridge we came across while reaching to camps. The way and the location was awesome. The camps is in heart of Jibhi and views are awesome if you just sit there in camp.
We reached in morning and after bathing we just sat there and relaxed. We settled in well as we have to spend next 7 days here. The cook or we can say our "ustaad" bhai provided heavy breakfast of aaloo parathe and paneer parathe accompanied with plain omelette. The breakfast was heavy and we took rest by sitting in grass below. We have pre decided on the trip that this trip will be a relaxing trip. Motive is not to cover maximum places but just cover one destination a day whether it is near or far. Breakfast was so heavy the we did not care about lunch. We ordered dinner and ustaad provided it.
Ajay came after we arrived in tents. We discussed our iternary for whole week. He also provided us the one Rum bottle that we have asked. I have discussed with one of my friend living in Himachal and he said the liquor is cheaper in Himachal. And in the end when we asked to provide bill on Friday , we were amazed to see that Rum is 600 only. Much cheaper than Delhi NCR and of course Vadodara (Gujarat).
There was badminton net so my friend and I played badminton. It was fun. We were tired so after dinner we went for a good night sleep.