JALORI PASS (kullu district) on 29th-31st may

#1 May 22nd, 2005, 01:18
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hi all
finally decided to do delhi-chandigarh-aut-jalori pass (tirthan valley)-shimla-delhi from 29th to 31st may with two other bikers.
the place is really amazing , i love such lovely quite areas.
but the roads 10kms on either side of the pass (10800feet) are very steep n in bad condition..
this is the nearest mountain pass to delhi (app 500kms)
anyone been there ?

came across this article : http://www.tribuneindia.com/2001/200...s/motoring.htm

"AFTER all these years of driving in Himachal and the Himalayas one has found that the steepest climb over any pass is the one in Jalori" !!!!

i hope our bikes do well
#2 May 22nd, 2005, 02:27
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Sounds like a great trip! Nope, haven't been there myself, but found an article with a few more pictures written by someone who travelled that way by mountain bike.

http://www.masterlyinactivity.com/spiti/shimla.html

doesn't look like Karisma country, but I'm sure you guys will do fine and we'll look forward to seeing some pictures!
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yup its gonna b gud ride for us , btw does any one knows if tht pass is still covered under ice? coz we dont wana climb the steepest pass over ice! lets see how my p180 classic does, its gonna b a gud trial run b4 the leh trip
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I used to go to Banjar quite regularly during 'harvest time ) ' It lies between Aut and the pass, The road is very steep & twisty and you regularly see trucks lying at the bottom of the valley several thousand feet below.
Being bikers I'd imagine it's a little safer, though I can't help you with the weather,,,,,
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Now I tell you all It is Amazing ... Jalori Pass is the first Pass to open every year ... With the cold wave conditions still prevaling in Himachal It is going to be cold As in Cold ... From Sainj Onwards its a steep uphill ... It is before that as well but After Sainj it becomes even more ... One does not get to feel the Uphill cause the country side is most pleasing .... Once you reach Shoja I am sure the bikes would simply refuse to move on ... Hard Press the Accelerator ... But the views at Shoja are great ... I have been repeating ... In May June Shoja is a bed of Iris ... Divine Pristine and Innocent ..... One can and One should definitely do a detour from Banjar towards Gushaini and Follow the road uptill Batahad ... by the side of the river Tirthan .... It sure is a great ride ... Having done this on bike myself I can assure all you riders it is one of those great rides ... Not in the same vein as Spiti or Manali - Leh but very different ... with a great content filled of That happy feeling among mountains ... From Shoja to Jalori and take a left towards Serolsar lake ... the bikes wont go all the way but sure it is a great dirt ride ... for the more initiated try out biking on the PAGDANDI !!! (Trail) .... cause you shall be I guess coming from Kullu side you will only face the downhill after jalori towards Ani ... You will cross Khanag on the way which is exceptionally beautiful .... Once at Ani .... If time permits and one is initiated towards getting more from the rides ... Get off the road at Once and follow the Dirt track towatrds Nirmund ... It is a full fledged road however not tarmac ... You pass through Interior Himachal ... Pass Apple orchards and Mountain Streams with the great wide vista of The srikhand range opeing up ... From Ani to Nirmund to Baghipul to Rampur crossing over to the right bank of Sutlej .... Again the normal way would be to follow the NH 22 to Shimla ... however again do a detour and follow the lesser used route to THanedar and Kotgarh ... Follow the road down from Thanedar towards Kingal and do the Kingal Basantpur stretch to Basantpur near Tattapani ... From here up towards Mashobra and yet again a detour to The Mashobra Baikhalti Link bringing you to Fagu ... From Fagu a great ride to Chail via Kufri and then meeting the NH at Kandaghat and back to Delhi .... Another Option at Rampur would be to Follow the road from Taklech to Sungri to Baghi ... This one is more pristine and absolutely great .... getting back ... From Baghi either you could go down to Kingal Basant pur or carry on up to Theog and ride to Chailla from where do a long stretch by the giri river towards Chail ... 80kms .... but a great ride ... If I draw out a tentative ride stat it would be ..

Delhi - Aut - Banjar - Gushaini.
Gushaini - Ghyagi - Shoja - Jalori pass - Hike to Serolsar - Jalori - Gushaini - Batahad - Gushaini.
Gushaini - Jalori Pass - Ani - Nirmund - Baghipul - Rampur - Taklech - Sungri Baghi - Narkanda - Kingal - Basantpur - Mashobra - Bhaikhalti - Fagu - Shimla/Chail ..... or
Gushaini - Jalori Pass - Ani - Nirmund - Baghipul - Rampur - Taklech - Sungri Baghi - Gumma - Theog - Chailla - Chail.

and back to Delhi .... I think this should help .... ACCO can be found all along the way ... Try to waken the Chowkidars at the forest rest houses or stay at guest houses along the way ... when At gushaini stay at Raju's Guest house or at the Himalayan Trout whatever seems convenient ...

Also meet up with Ashok(Bikku) at Horn Gad village ( It should be easy to find him in the small place and everybody knows him) before Gushaini who is a great rider himself and has done all these routes Himself .... Has participated in the Raid de Himalaya so he might even accompany you and do a great Backcountry ride ....

Ride on ....

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An excellent post Dhananjay, Full of very useful Information,

It's got me wanting to revisit,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Dhananjay
That was an excellent post.
I will be going to Manali in Mid June, around the 15th from Delhi.
On Way i would like to drive from Shimla to Manali through Jalori Pass.
Will it be drivable on a Scorpio ?
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@ Dhananjay, This is Absolutely one hell of beauty you posted even before the trip could have been completed.
@ Xbhp & tiger : Happy ride ahead, i m sure you gonna run short of time as you would want more to enjoy.

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@ Dhananjay thanx for all tht info , the main question in my mind is regarding the black ice on the road! dont care much about the steepness of the road however if its covered with black ice or ice i think going down hill would b really dangreous esp with the king steep decline we are talking about! so if some one knows about the conditions right now plz let us know.

@Lovemax thanx buddy, yup its gonna b a short trip of 3 days, we will try to cover as much ground as we can.
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Once at Ani .... If time permits and one is initiated towards getting more from the rides ... Get off the road at Once and follow the Dirt track towatrds Nirmund ... It is a full fledged road however not tarmac ... You pass through Interior Himachal ... Pass Apple orchards and Mountain Streams with the great wide vista of The srikhand range opeing up ...
Is this road from Ani to Nirmund also to traffic with Jeeps like SUMO etc.?

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Hi

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There would no Ice on the road these days but do expect it on the sides .. well not even that maybe ... I have not been there since august last ... It is absolutely drivable on a scorpio .... Coming to the detour from Ani towards Nirmund - Baghipul ... The road is narrow at some places ... so the driver misses the view ... It is absolutely drivable for a sumo/scorpio ..... I first did it in 1999 in my old Maruti 800 (Yes the first ones) ... It goes everywhere .... well forall .... Happy Riding ...

Cheers,

Dhananjay
#12 May 22nd, 2005, 22:37
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hey dhananjay , excellent tips
i know abt the gushani thing as well the himalayan trout house. actually we got 3 days with us only. our plan is :
day 1 : 4am - start from delhi.
we can easily hit aut by around 2pm (we generally drive fast)
then i though of making shoja the night stay and exploring shoja in evening , if possible

day 2 : get up early and hit the pass and the lake too. reach narkanda by night

day 3 : get up early and drive up to hattu peak (3300mtrs)
leave for delhi(415kms) by 11am and reach by 8:30pm

seen pics and read articles on tirthan valley. but our prob is the time thing. we only have 3 days

also worried abt snow/black ice , because we dont want to take chances on 2 wheels , as the road is very steep and broken.

so for the back up plan , we have
day 1 : delhi-shimla-rohru (470kms,11hrs)
day 2 : rohru-chirgaon-larot early morning. then trek up for 4 hrs towards chansi pass (as far as we can go) and come back to rohru by night
day 3 : rohru-chakrata-delhi (455kms,11hrs)

i may call up banjara camp guys (they have a camp in shoja). they will know best about the conditions at the pass. but because the pass is 10800feet high , i think black ice must be forming at night in some places on the road , which is a NO NO for us
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Hi

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In end May/June there is no chance of black Ice formation on the road ... You can well imagine that for the booming flower season there right now .... The pass is not a long pass ... At max it is a 200 metre stretch ... One end of the pass is a crazy downhill to Shoja and the other a more sublime downhill to Khanag/Ani ... Delhi to Aut should be around 7-8 hours ... 4 hours to Chandigarh and another 4 hours to Aut.... Staying at Shoja would be a good option understanding you have less time .... I am not sure about Banjara ... However one place definitely worth staying is the Forest Rest House .... I would skip the Hike to Serolsar the next day and rather be on the road (Just a suggestion) ... For Day two I would suggest Shoja - Jalori Pass - Ani -Nirmund - Baghipul - Rampur - Nogli - Taklech - Sungri - Khadrala -Baghi - Narkanda. This could be day two with some great riding and vistas .... Then the ride to Hatu Peak ... also try out the dirt ride from hatu Peak to theAlpine meadow of Jaubagh ... only a 400 mts dig ... Then back on the highway .. back to Baghi - down to Gumma .. Up to Theog - Shimla - Delhi ... Day two should be a 7-8 hours ride with Tea stops in between and Day three depending on what time you wanna get to Delhi .... Instead of 11 you could leave by nine ... I am sure you gonna have a great ride... ride on ..

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@Dhananjay - No Black Ice! Thats a real gud news! Thanx for all the useful info that you are providing... Looks like we gonna have a gr8 ride...
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thanks for the info
so i guess jalori it is..

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