Located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Tirthan Valley derives its name from the Tirthan river, which winds its way through it. The pristine river originates from the icy cold glacial springs of Hanskund, a snow-capped peak in the verdant Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP).
Jibhi - Tirthan Valley is located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh and it’s about 100 kilometers away from Manali and 65 kilometers from Mandi. You will find it before the Aut Tunnel while moving towards Mandi to Manali. The best time to visit the place is from Mar to June. Spring gives the place it’s own beauty and winter gives you a different feel altogether.
The natural beauty of the place is alluring enough, it gives you an offbeat destination taste without bringing you to a remote area. This place not only attracts a young group of people but also families. There are ample amounts of activities to indulge in. However, the place also gives peace and tranquility if anyone just wants to stay at a place and relax from the hectic lives.
Mostly, people visit places like Shimla, Manali, and Mussoorie and because of the same places like Jibhi beauty and one of a kind attraction cannot escape from the world. Manali being the most visited place also attracts tourists to Jibhi.
For the first time ever, Deyor Camps brings you an experience where you watch a Movie Under The Stars in Jibhi and Tirthan Valley. Don't miss out on this flagship trip :)
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation In Dome Tents
- To & Fro Transportation
- Activities & Treks
- Nature walks & a waterfall trek
- Bonfire in Jibhi
- A Movie Under The Stars (3 options will be given, travellers can mutually agree to one of them)
- Guided trek to Serloskar Lake
- Trip Captain shall assist for all internal camp activities
- All meals at the campsite
- GST is included
What is NOT included in the tour
- Anything not mentioned under 'inclusions'
- Meals during transit
- Any Travel Insurance
DAY 1 (Delhi - Jibhi)
Evening depart from Delhi on an overnight journey in a comfortable Volvo. Departure 20:00 HRS
DAY 2 (Jibhi)
Early morning get off the Volvo bus at Aut, from where we catch our jeeps/Traveler to Jibhi. On arrival check into our guest house and camps. Relax and take in the beauty of the valley and the surroundings. After Lunch and relaxing for a while we head for a walk along the riverside. Explore the small villages and homes near the camp. One can opt for getting themselves relaxed with a splash in the clear and refreshing water that you fatigue of the journey and fishing as well which can be cooked/barbecues later at night (if you get lucky and manage to put a bait). Trout fish is very famous in this region. After fishing for a while and exploring the area we head back to our camp. Evening snacks and tea by the river side. Evening around a bonfire with a few games shall be the plan. There will be an arrangement of Movie Under The Stars which will be one of the experiences in its own in the wild nature and meadows by the river side. Overnight stay in Tents/guest house/homestay.
DAY 3 (Jibhi – Jalori - Jibhi)
Early morning after breakfast we head out to a trek to a secluded lake, named Serolsar Lake, which is an easy 6 km trek that starts from Jalori Pass, a taxi will be arranged for everyone to reach Jalori pass via one of India's most dangerous roads, with steep 45-degree gradients, rocky terrain and U-pin curves that might make your heart stop for fraction of seconds. Jalori Pass, at 3,120 meters (10,280 ft) offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges that are a feast to the eyes. The drive to Jalori Pass must be on every adventurer's list. We shall be having lunch by the side of Selosar lake. Lunch on this day shall be a simple packaged meal. After exploring the lake and adjacent area we head back to our camp. Evening snacks and tea by the river side. Evening around a bonfire with a few games shall be the plan. We shall go on a night walk around the area if people are game. Over night stay in Tents/guest house/home stay.
DAY 4 (Jibhi - Delhi)
This morning shall be a relaxed and late one. After breakfast, we shall head out on a small trek to explore the rest of Jibhi. (Options of going to a Jibhi waterfall, Chehni Kothi - This large fortified tower with a temple inside was built of wood & stone around the 17th century) We shall also try our hand at fishing one last time. Soon after lunch, we make out way back to Aut to catch out Volvo back to Delhi. Overnight travel on a Volvo.
DAY 5 (Delhi)
Arrive at Delhi early next morning at 5 - 6 AM, nothing will ever be the same anymore after this life-changing journey. Miss this trip till your next one with Deyor Camps!
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Places To Explore In Jibhi Tirthan Valley
The valley is full of beautiful places to visit. You may need a week or more to explore and cover the below list:
Chehni Kothi: Also known as Chaini, is a small village best known for the tower made in the 17th century. The story says that the tower was once a 7 storey building but got damaged in an earthquake in 1905 and lost it’s top two floors. The tower is the tallest building (45 m) built in the traditional local architecture in Himachal. This tower is the most famous attraction of Tirthan Valley. It’s 3 kilometers away from Shinrga Rishi Temple. Well again, the roads are not in favor of vehicles hence you need to drop your vehicle, ask around the local people and start walking towards Chehni Kothi.
Shringa Rishi Temple: This temple is situated in Banjar which is 4 km away from Jibhi. There are two ways to reach the temple; either you can take the stairs through the forest or a steep narrow dirt road of 2 km. Although the walk is very lovely between the pine trees along the devotees carrying flowers to be offered in the temple. The view of the temple is immensely beautiful, the place surrounded by apple orchids and wooden houses. The view is breathtaking as the temple is a three-storey. Shringa Rishi is the ruling deity of Banjar valley.
Great Himalayan National Park: Four valleys of Tirthan, Parvati, Sainj, and Jiwa Nal together form this scenic location. This place is spread in 754 square kilometers and at an average altitude of 1500 to 1600 meters. It consists of 375 species of fauna, 31 species of mammals and 181 species of birds and because of the same, it takes 3-4 hours to reach the gate of this enclosure and it would require a permit if anyone wants to venture further. Many small villages are situated in this area and will give you a taste of natural beauty and wildlife. The place can take 5-6 hours if one wants to single trek a day. On the way back, you will get to cover some amazing viewpoints, waterfalls like Hippo Waterfall. There’s one wooden bridge with a great photography scene near another small waterfall some meters away.
Jalori Pass: It is an altitude of 10,800 ft. One of the least explored passes of Himachal. You can cover it either by road or by trekking. The road is narrow and in bad condition, makes the trek a bit difficult in winters (Jan-Feb). The road gives the pleasure of adventure to people who love to trek. You can find Serolsar lake and Buddhi Nagar Temple near the same.
Serolskar Lake: This lake is both enticing and mysterious. Some people call it Serolskar, some call it Sirolsker and some call it Serolsar Lake. It is nearby Jalori Pass. The roads are not operational for any vehicle hence one has to walk to the lake. People say the water of the lake has some medicinal properties. The scene will leave you speechless as the water is clear as the sky.
Just after the lake, you will see the temple of “Buddhi Naagin”. The temple is devoted to the goddess of Nagin. You can get to know some amazing story behind this Buddhi Naagin Temple from the locals and it is never a bad idea to get to know the place better than interacting with their people. The trek to the top is known as Jalori Top.
Raghupur Fort: The trek to Raghupur fort which is 3 kilometers away from Jalori Pass. It will take an hour to visit the fort. The view from this place is stunning. Carry our camping gear if this place is on your list to visit.
Chhoie Waterfall: It’s also known as Sai Ropa Waterfall. This is the easiest and common hike and short trek of 30-40 mins that will lead you to a beautiful waterfall.
Gaidhar Waterfall: This waterfall trek starts from Gaidhar village. It is a beautiful waterfall yet people hardly know as it’s hidden deep in the forest but is stunningly beautiful.
Gushaini Village: This is a small village in Tirthan Valley, located at the bank of pristine Tirthan River and the surrounding is full of greenery. Approx 20 km away from The Great Himalayan National Park. It is a great place for fishing, is also known as Trout Country of the abundance of the Trout fishes found in the river.
Things To Do In Jibhi
The sightseeings are amazing and beautiful but it’s just not it. There are numerous activities where one can indulge and enjoy or live the place even more. Let’s check out the things which can be done here:-
Trekking: This is the most enjoyable activity in this valley as many of the places required trekkings to reach the final destination. The trek can be done in half-day or full-day depending upon your day-wise sightseeing. As it says, a beautiful view comes after the hardest climb. All the treks lead to very beautiful scenery and the whole valley has very beautiful scenic views.
Rock Climbing: It’s always an adventurous activity and should be done under supervisors and professionals. If you love adventure, you can go for rock climbing as well.
Camping: When it comes to Tirthan Valley or a place near to this location, we all love to do camping. After a full day trek, enjoy and relax in your camps and later do a bonfire near your campsite. The night under the star and greenery will always make one fall in love with mountains over and over again.
Fishing: The Tirthan river is home of trout fish and hence makes this place and fishing a great activity. The river is full of brown and rainbow trout. One can enjoy fishing and later in the evening have a bonfire and fish chips for dinner. Those who do not know fishing, well, let’s give it a try as learning something new is always fun and full of knowledge.
River Crossing: This is by far a very enthusiastic adventure activity. Two poles attached with an iron wire/cable at both sides of a river and they tied you with the cable to cross the river. You slide from one end of the cable and reach the other side of the river, having an experience over the turbulent river underneath.