For the thrill seeking globetrotters, Tirthan Valley is always on their bucket list. The mesmerizing beauty of the valley is so captivating that no nature loving traveller can be content with one visit. The travel bloggers even believe that Tirthan Valley is Himachal’s best kept secret. However, that secret is out in the Sun now. The tourism in the valley has witnessed a boom, thanks to the social media. Sitting at the height of over 1600 metres, Tirthan Valley is a treasure chest of picturesque sights. Tirthan Valley got its name from the Tirthan river, which flows through it. The pristine running waters carry the purity of icy cold glaciers of Himalayas.
Despite so many travel companies offering lucrative packages for Tirthan Valley, this place has remained an offbeat destination for the travellers. The valley is popular for fishing, trekking and wildlife observation. If you love the hues of green all around you, Tirthan Valley is no less than salvation for you.
The striking backdrop of Tirthan Valley is filled with sky-touching mountain lined with pine trees. You will also find some exotic species of birds in the valley, to make that perfect click for your Instagram album. The Salasar lake is what dream looks like. In the winters, the lake is surrounded by white snow, imparting a fairy tale look. A 6km trek from the Jalori Pass will take you to these pristine waters, which reflect the blue sky. Another gem Lake Parashar also lies in the Tirthan Valley. The lake is well known for its spiritual history. It is believed that Sage Parashar used to meditate on its banks.
The best time to visit Tirthan Valley is from June to September-October. This is the time when the weather is pleasant and not too harsh. You can also find Apple orchards laden with fruits during this time of the year.
We will be covering Tirthan valley in 3 days and 2 nights.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||District Banjar, Himachal Pradesh|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Depart from Delhi by 07:00 PM|
|ALTITUDE||1,600 m (5,249 ft)|
|WEAR||Comfortable warm clothes, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Rafting and Paragliding
After having breakfast at Jibhi campsite, you can drive to nearby Garsa village. After few minutes of exploration, you can head to the paragliding site to let the fun begin. After paragliding, you can go to Jhiri for rafting. After a thrill-laden rafting, you can have lunch and then head to Bhuntar.
Day 1: Delhi to Jibhi
The travellers will be picked from Delhi and taken to Jibhi in a Volvo AC bus transport. The journey will take around 12 hours. Upon reaching Jibhi, you will be provided a camp stay in a spacious 10×10 tents seated along the Jibhi river. The campsite also includes an in-house café, swimming pool and hammock to laze around. You will get utmost privacy to spend quality time with your friends. In the evening, you will be offered evening snacks and tea as refreshments. After freshening up, you will be accompanied to a water fall, where you can take a dip or click instaworthy pictures. After having the dinner, you can retire in your camp alongside Jibhi river.
Day 2: Jibhi to Serlosar Lake and back to Jibhi
After having a sumptuous morning breakfast, you will head to Jalori Pass via taxi. From here you will begin your 5 kilometre trek to Serlosar Lake. During the trek, you will be served a nutritious lunch. You can munch on your food while enjoying the picturesque view of the Great Himalayas. On reaching Serolsar Lake, you can click pictures or just sit and enjoy the view. After spending a couple of hours there, you will begin your journey back to Jalori Pass. From Jalori Pass, you will be transported back to Jibhi campsite.
Day 3: Jibhi to Chehni Fort and back to Delhi
After breakfast, you trip to Chehni Fort will begin. It’s going to be a 45 minute long moderate level trek. After spending a few hours at the fort, you will head back to Jibhi campsite for lunch. Post the meal, everyone will be taken back to Delhi via Volvo AC bus transport.