Relaxing in the midst of natural surroundings is an activity that can lure
any nature lover, especially if one gets a chance to go camping in the
remote Himalayan regions of Himachal. This camping expedition gives one a
chance to enjoy the luxurious beauty of the mountain lands in its
Day 1 : Shimla - Kalpa
From Shimla (1,920m) drive through the breathtaking gorges of the Greater
Himalayas to Kalpa (2,900m/290-km). Looming in front of Kalpa is the
impressive Kinner Kailash (6,050m) this mountain changes colours several
times a day with change of weather conditions. Overnight at Timberline
Trekking camp in Kalpa.
Day 2 : Recong Peo - Kalpa
Drive to Recong Peo (2,290m/13-km) and the new Buddhist monastery built to
commemorate His Holiness Dalai Lama'' Kalchakra sermon and onward to
the ancient village of Pangi. Drive back to Kalpa and take a short trek to
village Rogi, lunch will be served en route. After tea at the trekking camp
in Kalpa walk to Chinni village. These villages offer a good opportunity to
observe the lifestyle of the inhabitants. Return to the camp for an
Day 3 : Kalpa - Sangla Valley - Chitkul
From Kalpa drive to Baspa valley also known as the Sangla valley, it is by
far the most beautiful valley of Himachal Pradesh full of wooded slopes as
far as Chitkul (3,435m/80-km). Overnight stay at the trekking camp in
Day 4 : Sangla Valley - Chitkul
Trek through the lush green meadows to the grazing fields of Nagasti on the
bank of river Baspa, after lunch on the riverbank return to the trekking
camp in Chitkul for overnight stay.
Day 5 : Sarahan
Drive to Sarahan (1,920m/122-km) a beautiful village surrounded by apple
orchards and dominated by Shrikhand Mahadev Peak (5,155m), which resembles a
Shivling and is famous for the Bhimakali temple. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 6 : Shoja & Jalori Pass
Drive to Shoja via Jalori pass. Shoja is a small village 108-km away at an
altitude of over 8,000 ft. The access to Shoja winds through thick forests
alpine trees, which provide an untouched habitat to various species of flora
& fauna. On arrival at Shoja, the landscape opens up into beautiful
terraced fields followed by rolling meadows of wild flowers. One can explore
the surroundings on bear trail, pheasant ridge or village trail. Overnight
stay at the campsite.
Day 7 : Jalori Pass Trek
Early morning trek along the road to Jalori pass (4-km/10,280 ft.) where
one can appreciate the nature's bounty. A temple of Mahakali called
Jalori Mata attracts a lot of pilgrims from faraway villages. After
breakfast, trek to Raghupur fort ruins with packed lunch. The trek offers
breathtaking views of the area as one crosses over the ridge. They unfold
many legends of the past. Return to Jalori Pass in the evening. Dinner and
overnight stay in the tents in the meadows adjacent to the pass.
Day 8 : Sereolesar Lake
After breakfast trek to Sereolesar Lake through a thickly forested narrow
path. One can have an occasional view of the meadows beyond the thick
curtain of the forests. The onward trek is smooth and downhill. A little
before the lake, the alpine meadows dotted with the sheep of Gaddis give
ample opportunities to a photographer on an artist. The Sereolesar Lake is
worshipped and there is a temple of a deity called "Burinagin",
who according to the legend had 100 Snake sons. After lunch trek back to the
camp, which is an uphill and a little taxing walk (5-km). Arrive in the
evening, dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 9 : Tirthan Valley - Goshani - Larji
An hour's drive to Goshani through the beautiful valley of Tirthan.
Goshaini is a small village located in Tirthan valley along the banks of
river Tirthan. It is the starting point for the treks to Bachleo Pass and
the Great Himalayan National Park. Apple, pear orchards and the hills around
add to the serenity of the village. The place is tremendously rich in
birdlife. One can go fishing to one of the finest beats at Larji, which is
just about 35-km away.
Day 10 : Kullu - Delhi -Onward Destination
Depart / fly in the morning.