Jibhi is a quaint Himalayan village situated on the banks of Tirthan river in Himachal Pradesh. It’s a peaceful pastoral hamlet which has recently started to gain popularity in the travel bucket-list of those who want to seek peace in mountains with a twist of adventure. The freshness in the air of Himalayas, the gushing sound of river, hidden waterfalls in the forests, dense pine and cedar forests, traditional stone and wooden houses and the cold breeze purifying our souls are a true bliss in Banjar Valley. Don’t we all want to run from the madding crowd and noise of metros to the places where we can experience this true bliss?
Let’s escape to Tirthan Valley for a short break. Let’s be close to nature, relax, unwind, connect with ourselves, challenge our limits a bit and let our inner child be alive again in beautiful mountains, in a fun and a diverse group.
Riverside stay in mud cottages & camps: Do we need to describe the feeling of staying in a resort which is located adjacent to a river? You have the option of staying in camps (with attached toilets) or rustic mud cottages.
Jibhi Waterfall:The soul soothing Jibhi Waterfall is tucked inside a dense forest. The fall makes a lovely clear water on the ground pool where one can relax by taking a swim or simply dipping their feet. It’s a great place to relax, unwind and listen to the music made by waterfall and birds. There are also cute wooden bridges constructed near waterfall which gives place a perfect fairy-tale look.
Jalori Pass: Located at an altitude of 10, 800 feet above sea level, Jalori pass is the connecting link between Shimla and Kullu district. During winter, the pass is closed because of heavy snowfall. Though, it’s the first Indian pass which opens up during the arrival of summer. It’s also the closest mountain pass to Delhi and sits into the bucket list of every adventure seeker.
Trek to Serolsar Lake: The round-shaped pristine Serolsar Lake, surrounded by dense Alpine forest, is the hidden gem of Himachal Pradesh. It’s one of the high altitude lakes of the region, located at an elevation of 10, 490 feet. There is a myth that one cannot even find a single leaf floating on the surface of the lake as birds take them out to keep the water clear. It is also believed that lake-water has medicinal properties. The trek to Serolsar lake is an easy one and it starts from Jalori Pass.
Mata Buddhi Nagin Temple: MataBuddhi Nagin (old snake goddess) is believed to be the mother of all snake deities. The temple is located next to Serolsar lake. In fact, Legend says that Mata Buddhi Nagin lived in a golden palace at the bottom of the lake.
Shringa Rishi Temple: The temple of Shringa Rishi is considered very sacred by locals as they believe that the deity protects them. Shringi Rishi is one among the eighteen chief deities of Kullu. As per the epic of Ramayana, Lord Rama and his brothers were born after a huge yajna was performed by Shringa Rishi.
Trek to Great Tower of Kothi: Great Tower of Kothi (or Chehni Kothi), almost 45 meters tall, is the tallest standing structures in the western Himalayas. It was built in the 17th century and have survived even the powerful earthquakes like the 1905 Kangra one. Though, it lost its uppermost two storeys in that earthquake. Witnessing Great Tower of Kothi is also a great visual treat because its architecture has used indigenious Pahadi methods for construction. The trek to Chehni Kothi is an easy one and it starts from Shringa Rishi Temple.
Bonfire & Group Games: Stay excited for this part as usual!
Day 0 (Friday): Start from Delhi
Meet the entire group and group leader for introduction and orientation in Delhi. We will board a Force Traveler (luxury vehicle) exclusively booked for our group for our overnight journey to Jibhi.
Please note that if you are based out of Chandigarh (or any other city which comes on route) you can get in touch with us for the pick-up/drop on the way.
Day 1: Arrival in Jibhi and Relax
Reach our resort
Freshen up & have breakfast
Relax and Unwind at our Campsite, beside the river
Visit Jibhi Waterfall
Bonfire & Group Games
Day 2: Jalori Pass & Serolsar Lake
Drive to Jalori Pass
Trek to Serolsar Lake (easy trek)
Lunch near Serolsar Lake
Coming back to Jalori Pass
Drive back to resort in Jibhi
Evening games and activities
Day 3: Great Tower of Kothi
Drive to Shringi Rishi Temple
Hike to Chehni (Chaini) Kothi
Walk around Chehni Village
Drive to Delhi
Day 4: Arrival in Delhi and Goodbye
We are supposed to reach Delhi by 5.30 AM as per the schedule, but still keep some buffer time in hand if you have an onward journey on the same day.
We will drop the participants as per the respective pick-up points, exchange warm hugs, and good byes until we meet again.
8500 INR to/from Delhi
Please note that the 8500 INR is the introductory offer for this trip, valid only for April group. The regular price for this trip would be 9500 INR.
All transport from Delhi to Delhi (either Innova or luxury Force Tempo Traveler depending on Group Size)
Stay in a mud cottages/ camps (with attached toilets) in a resort for two nights on twin-sharing basis. Couples will be given private rooms.
Expenses of local trekking guides
Day 1: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3: Breakfast
Friendly and knowledgeable group leader throughout the tour
All the meals not listed in Inclusions. We pay for what we eat.
Any expense on any items/services which are personal such as driver tips, medicines, toiletries, sun protection creams, snacks, laundry, STD calls, etc
Any extra expenses incurred due to delays arising from bad weather conditions or any unanticipated or uncontrollable conditions
Any medical expenses
Any other expenses of any nature not included in the INCLUSIONS section
The group size will be limited to a maximum of 13 people: 12 participants + 1 group leader and a minimum of 6 people: 5 participants + 1 group leaders
We will start from Delhi on Day 0 (Friday) at around 9 PM. There will be multiple pick-up points which we shall disclose at the time of booking.
We are expected to reach back to Delhi on Day 4 (Sunday) at around 5.30 AM. However, we cannot guarantee the exact time of arrival.
We don’t distribute any packed water during this trip. Hence, we recommend everyone to get water bottles which can be refilled. Why to add non-biodegradable waste to environment if we can easily manage without doing so?
A small day bag
Refillable Water Bottle
Comfortable walking shoes
Sunglasses/ Hat/ Headgear
Neck Pillow for road journey
Any prescribed medication
POSITIVE ENERGY & ENTHUSIASM!
60 days before the trip: 90% refund
60-41 days before the trip: 70% refund
40-21 days before the trip: 50% refund
20-11 days before the trip: 30% refund
10-5 days before the trip: 10% refund
Less than 5 days before the trip: No Refund
Terms and Conditions
You need to follow these terms and conditions while traveling with Transforming Travels.
Participants will be respectful to the fellow guests, organizers and the hosts
Participants have to show a little degree of flexibility during the tour
It's the duty of participant to assess whether they are physically fit or not for the tour before joining it
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