Himalayan Wander Trails

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Himalayan Wander Trails ( Jalsu Pass )

About Jalsu Pass :

Jalsu Pass at an elevation of 3900 Meters is a crossing over western Dhauladhar between Chamba and Kangra valleys. The trekking trail passes through long green pastures upto the pass.

Jalsu is a low height Pass of the Dhauldhar range that connects Kangra Valley and Chamba District. Gaddi shepherds have used this path from centuries to travel between Kangra and their homeland Chamba. The pass is at the height of 3450 meters above sea level with its gentle sloping trail towards the North side, it is one of the most extensively used shepherd routes by Gaddi tribes. This route is not very popular with tourists as some of the other Dhauladhar Passes, but being unique it is an experience in itself. The best season to travel is between April to September, especially before the monsoon when the valley starts to blossom with variety of flowers to live it up to its name of ‘Valley of flower’. The trek can either start from Chamba or Kangra side.

The spectacular meadows atop the Jalsu Pass trek and en-route offer a mesmerizing view. Jalsu Pass is the easiest connecting link between Chamba and Kangra Valleys.


  • Day 1: - Delhi

    Upon arrival in Delhi, we are met by our local guides and transfer to a Hotel in Delhi to freshen up. There will be some free time to explore Delhi this afternoon, before we take the transfer to the train station to catch our sleeper train to Pathankot.

  • Day 2:- Panthanot - Chamba 6 to 7 hours drive

    After breakfast drive to Chamba. Overnight stay at Hotel in Chamba. Afternoon visit Chamunda Devi Temple above Chamba town from where you have a good 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 03: Chamba - Chatrari - Holi - Deyol Village 4/5 hours drive

    This day we do a side 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 where we camp for overnight stay.

  • Day 04: On Trek: Deyol – Nayagran - Surai 12 kms

    After an hour walk on the rough road we get to Nayagran, a tribal village at the last road-head in Chamba valley. After visiting the village we continue our 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 it is uphill walk to the next village called Surai. Camp for overnight stay.

  • Day 5:- Surai - Yaragot 8 kms, 4 hours walk

    It is uphill walk passing through the long meadows of Yaragot. Camp for overnight stay.

  • Day 6:- Yaragot- Base of Jalsu Pass 7 kms, 3 hours 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

    After a short ascent for an hour and half we get to the top of the pass. From the pass we have distant view of the snowcovered Himalayan peaks on one side the valley on the other. 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 encampement. Camp here for night stay.

  • Day 8:- Parai - Uttarall -Dharamsala 02 hours walk and 2 hour 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 Dharamsala Afternoon drive to Dharamsala. Check in Hotel/Guest House. Evening visit H.H. Dalai Lama Temple.

  • Day 9:- Dharamsala - Pathankot

    We have a free morning to further explore this magical town – why not visit the Tibetan market or take a visit to one of the majestic monasteries? In the afternoon, we take the transfer back to Pathankot train station to catch the overnight sleeper train back to Delhi. Overnight: Train.

  • Day 10:- Delhi - Agra

    We arrive in Delhi and jump straight onto our waiting bus to take the transfer to Agra. Upon arrival, we check into our Hotel. Later we visit the incomparable Taj Mahal – no visit to India would be the same without seeing it! Built by the Mughal Emporer, Shah Jahan in loving memory of his wife and will always be a symbol of undying love for anyone who sees it. Overnight: Hotel.

  • Day 11: Agra - Delhi and flight to Home

    We take the very early transfer back to Delhi in order to catch our flight back to the Home.


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Quick Facts:

  • Height: 3900 m/11050 ft
  • Base: Uttrala
  • Best time to visit:Late July to early September
  • Distance: 26 KM (to and fro
  • Temperature: 1°C to 20°C
  • Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult(Requires Fitness)
  • Start Point: Surai
  • End Point: Uttarall
  • Electricity: Electricity is not available at the campsite
  • Nearest ATM: ATM is available at Dharamshala


Available Group Departures:

Note: Customization available


How to reach Dharamshala/Mcleodganj?

Gaggal Airport or Kangra Airport at Dharamshala is about 20 km away from McLeod Ganj and is well connected to Delhi, Kullu, and Chandigarh. A number of state-owned and private buses connect McLeod Ganj with other cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Dharamshala. Pathankot Railway Station, situated approximately 90 km away, is the closest broad gauge railhead serving those headed to McLeod Ganj.


Things To Carry for Kareri Lake Trek

  • Trekking Boots
  • Trekking poles (Optional)
  • Shirts / T-shirts
  • Trousers / Track Pants
  • Windproof jacket (preferably Gore-Tex)
  • Fleece / Full-sleeve
  • Woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear(upper & lower)
  • Mittens (Woollen gloves)
  • Woollen socks (extra pairs to be carried)
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  • Cameras (with extra memory and batteries)
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries Books, if you like reading


Where is Jalsu Pass located?

It is near Holi, in Himachal Pradesh. Generally considered a challenging route, this is a popular trail for backpacking, birding and camping.

What is the difficulty level of Jalsu Pass Trek?

Most of the mountain pass in the Dhauladhars are rocky state covered with a steep and difficult approach. The Jalsu Pass trek is considered as a moderate difficulty.

What is the best time to visit Jalsu Pass Trek?

The best time to visit Jalsu Pass Trek is from April to June and then October to November because the weather is pleasant; the valley is blooming with greenery all around.

What to carry on the trek?

Carry minimum weight, torch, batteries, power bank, carry chocolates, dry fruits, candies and water to keep you hydrated.

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