It doesn’t matter whether it’s January or July, everyday is a vicious cycle of brushing teeth, fitting into office attire, racing to your limit of thoughts, testing mental endurance, gluttony and shutting down to sleep without being physically tired. Wanting to escape this routine and retreating to Himachal is the most consequential idea of all. Plus, with the dwindling number of holidays, it doesn’t really matter where you plan to go. The only need is to pack your bags, step off the paper town and head towards the hills.
My initial thought was to trek to Waichin Valley, but due to extreme weather conditions most trails were closed.
In such circumstances, Choj made for an ideal destination (if one desires to decline human interaction and ameliorate body in nature).
How to reach if you don’t want to trek:
1. Take a bus to Manali/Bhuntar
2. Then take a Taxi to Choj
Take a taxi till Zari, near Kullu. In 50 minutes from the bridge to Chalal, you’ll be in Choj. Sporadic settlements and phenomenal view, I see no reason why this ain’t the better way.