Banjar valley is in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh and is still one of the least explored valleys in the state. Lush green forests cover the entire area. Tirthan river is major river of Banjar along with the tributary Pushpabhad flowing from Jalori pass through Jibhi.
This valley is untouched by the rush of tourism and is a gem of a place to visit. There are several activities that you can indulge in (that we have planned for you) or simply relax by the river and read a book.
The valley is accessible though out the year via road. You could drive from Delhi to Banjar valley via 2 different routes – 1) drive towards Manali and take the right turn before the Aut Tunnel at kullu or 2) drive via Shimla and drive down from Jalori pass. Both routes take between 14 to 16 hours to reach from Delhi, depending on the traffic / weather etc. Another alternate way to reach the valley would be to fly to Bhuntar Airport (in Kullu) and then take a private taxi to the valley. The flight is of less than an hour and the drive from airport to Banjar valley is about 2 hours approximately. In this itinerary we have planned some activities, keeping in mind young adults and families. Nothing too strenuous, nothing that can’t be changes or customized to suit the family.
Day 1: Reach Banjar via road and check into the hotel. The tirthan river will be a few steps away. We will unwind and then enjoy bonfire and snacks in the evening followed by dinner.
Day 2: We will take a short hike to Chhoi waterfall in the valley. It will take about 45 minutes one way to reach the waterfall. We will be carrying spare clothes so that we can take a dip in the natural pool. After having lunch at the waterfall, we will retrace our steps back to the valley. In the evening, we will go for angling/fishing to fishing spot. Here, we will learn how to do angling/fishing and try our luck. It will be a catch & release where we will catch the fish and then later release it back into the river. Later, we will head back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening.
Day 3: We will start our day post breakfast and then go for cycling experience in the mountains. We will ride the bikes for about 2 hours. It will be a combination of ascends and descends and you will be accompanied by a leader as well as a backup vehicle.
We will then board the vehicles and drive to Jibhi valley. It won’t take long to reach Jibhi. We will then check into the hotel and unwind in Jibhi. We will also take a quick hike to the Jibhi waterfall.
Evening at the hotel.
Day 4: We will drive to Jalori Pass from Jibhi and park the vehicles to have a cup of tea at the pass. From here we will take approx. 1 hour to reach Sarolsar lake. We will have lunch at the lake, visit the temple and enjoy the views. We will enjoy camping here around the lake and have a good time.
Dinner at the campsite and sleep in the tents.
Day 5: In the morning, we will wrap up the tents and learn how it is done. Post breakfast, we will hike our way back and get into the cars, to drove back to Jibhi. We will stay at the hotel and just enjoy our last night in the mountains before we drive back to our onward destinations.
Day 6: We will drive back for our destinations from Jibhi. A drive to delhi will take approx. 12-13 hours from Jibhi.
Stay: Hotel or Cottages in Tirthan and Jibhi (Camping at Serolsar Lake)
Food: Meals from day 1 at Tirthan till morning of day 6
Back up vehicle
Cycling & angling/fishing experience
Meals on the way
Anything not mentioned above in inclusions.