Jalsu Pass Trek
Jalsu Pass is a crossover pass towards eastern side of Dhauladhar between Chamba and Kangra valleys, elevated at a height of 3900 m. It is comparatively an easy trekking route which is extensively used by the himachali gaddi tribes, especially residents of the valley who find this trek more convenient to reach Kangra District instead of a bus. Even local people walk through this trek in a day from Nayagram to Baijnath. The route is not as popular among the tourists as other passes, which makes this trek worthwhile. It is an experience in itself. Stroll through the undulating grasslands, deep rhododendron bushes, the magnetic yellow grass flowers which offer an experience very few trails can match on Dhauladhars. There are vast green meadows at the top of the Jalsu Pass which makes it a beautiful place for camping.
Day 01:Mcleodganj to Baijnath 2.30 Hour drive
Drive to Baijnath by jeep. It is one of the pilgrim centers of Hindu because of very ancient temple of Shiva Vaidhyanath (lord of Physicians). Legend has it that this is where king Ravana (from the epic Ramayana) supplicated Shiva for the boon of immortality. The linga enshrined in this sanctum is one of the 12 Jyortilinga (Lord Shiva’s stone image) in the country. Overnight at Tent
Day 02: Utrala to Parai (2390 mtrs)
Utrala-Parai (2390 mtrs) the trek weaves all along the Parai nullah ghaving gentle climb night halt in tents.
Day 03: parai to Yara Gote
Parai to Yara Gote (cross over Jalsu pass – 3600 mtrs.) Jalsu pass is an accessible pass and is easy to cross, trekkers and pilgrimage who takes part in Mnimahesh pilgrimage often cross this pass and stay at Yara gote which has vast green meadows. Local people establish seasonal tea stalls to the help the trekkers and pilgrimage. Night stay in tents.
Day 04: Yara Gote to Surai village (2788 mtrs.)
Yara Gote- Surai village (2788 mtrs.). The trek descends from Yara gote to Surai having dense forest of mixed variety. This region is also famous for collection of medicinal plants night halt in tents. Organic Cousin will be served.
Day 05: Surai to Nayagraon
Surai – Nayagraon, the trek to Nayagraon, few villages at intervals, the trek descends steeply at places and from Ravi onwards a jeep able road. Night stay in village house or in tents. Campfire and local folk music will be played.
Day 06 : Nayagrraon to Dalhousie (3hours Drive)
After a Healthy Breakfast we drive from Nayagraon to Dalhouse Which is a 3 hour drive. Lunch and overnight stay at Dalhousie