These 2 amazing Treks from the Jalori Pass are Perfect for the Novice Trekkers

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Jalori Pass is the nearest mountain pass from Delhi and ought to be in the bucket list of Intrepid trekkers. It is situated at a distance of about 100 km from Shimla in Kullu at the height of 10,800 ft above the sea level. It is one of the dangerous roads in the Himalayan Terrian with a reputation of being impassible. Just 3km before the pass, it becomes tough to drive even in first gear making it a thoroughly challenging yet thrilling experience.

Jalori Pass is at a distance of 5 km from Shoja. Cars and bikes can be used to get to the Pass if strenuous trekking is not your thing.

The ambiance is pleasant, calm and offers you a great opportunity to enjoy the variety of exotic Himalayan flora and fauna.

The pass offers 2 easy but mesmerizing single Day treks for the novice trekkers-Serolsar Lake Trek and Raghupur Fort Trek. Plan ahead accordingly to enjoy your trekking experience fully.

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A beautiful lake situated in middle of dense forest 5 Kms away from the Jalori pass.The trail starts from the pass and goes up and down to the small charming mountain lake. With the lake changing its color with every season, the atmosphere is just amazing! Not very surprising that there are many legends about the place.

Legend has it that the goddess 'Buddhi Naagin' resides in the Sereolsar Lake. It is also believed that the Pandavas visited this place during their exile.

The return trip takes about 2 or 3 hours walk in total. No steep slopes, the trails is relatively comfortable.

The trail doesn't include any steep incline but pleasant ups and downs through forests and valleys making it a perfect trial for the first-time trekkers.

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Photo of Serolsar Lake, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India by Arpita Mukherjee

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Photo of Serolsar Lake, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India by Arpita Mukherjee

Raghupur Fort meadow is around 200 m higher from Jalori Pass and gives superb view of the Dhauladhar Range and the surrounding valleys.

Hike for 1 Hour opposite to the direction of the Serolsar Lake from Jalori Pass to reach the fort Top and get surprised by the splendor of the Himalayas.

Raghupur Fort is a historic place which is believed to be built by Mandi rulers, to protect themselves from the invasion. Today, nothing much is left of it except the outer portion of the walls.

However, what makes visiting this fort more fun is the way to reach it. A walk or rather a climb of 3 Kms from Jalori Pass, the path gets steeper during last kilometer. The way is covered with lush green oaks and rhododendrons with great Himalayas in backdrop. A small pond is present within the premises of the fort.

Photo of Raghupur Garh, Karshai Gad-ii, Himachal Pradesh, India by Arpita Mukherjee
Photo of Raghupur Garh, Karshai Gad-ii, Himachal Pradesh, India by Arpita Mukherjee

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Photo of Raghupur Garh, Karshai Gad-ii, Himachal Pradesh, India by Arpita Mukherjee

Tips:

1. Best time to visit is mid-June to mid-October. Avoid deep winters.

2. Owing to the altitude and the steep roads, The journey can be dangerous if extreme caution is not employed by the travelers.

3. Make sure your vehicle tank is filled. Follow all cautionary measures; the seat belt is a must. Taking a local driver along is recommended.

4. Start early in the morning if you are planning to visit the Pass from nearby places like Shoja/Jibhi or Gushaini.

5. Avoid if you have altitude sickness.

6. There are many dhabas serving delicious food and piping hot tea at the Jalori Pass. Home-stays in the vicinity can also be easily found if you opt to stay at the Pass.

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