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Jibhi Road Trip – Tirthan Valley Weekend Trip

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If you are looking to get a spice of mountain life but do not want to get lost in the crowd of a hill station, Jibhi will serve as a mesmerizing hamlet for you. Tucked in the remote Banjar Valley of Himachal Pradesh, it is at a distance of 500 km from Delhi. If you are anywhere near, get ready to rock and roll with us on Jibhi Road Trip.  

Jibhi is a walker’s delight, with easy trails abundant in seamless scenery and the freshness of the air. It’s a scenic place that may be distant but it brims with all attractive opportunities for travellers. It stands out because it’s at the confluence of two rivers: the Tirthan River and the Flachan River. The gurgling water and the voices of wind make up for a great night’s sleep. At the same time, activities like Trout Fishing, forest hiking, lakeside picnics, lake treks, and sightseeing activities will keep you enthusiastic during the day. 

The mountains surrounding Jibhi are lush with Pine and Cedar trees. Along with this, the wooden architecture is ancient but gold-likeprecious. The intricate carvings and cantilevered balconies of the rustic Victorian-style houses perfectly blend with the landscape.  

We are too excited to take you on a road trip that you will remember for your lifetime. We are eager to meet you, listen to your travel adventures and share ours. Give us a chance to take you to this offbeat location in the Himalayas. Here is a brief itinerary of the Jibhi Road Trip with Plan the Unplanned. 

Trip Highlights

  1. Firstly, meet fellow travellers and kick off your journey from Delhi to Jibhi.
  2. Secondly, appreciate the mud, brick and wood architecture of the homes constructed in Victorian style.   
  3. Thirdly, enjoy the confluence of two rivers: River Beas and River Flachan. 
  4. Fourth, get blessings in the Serolsar Temple and lake.
  5. Lastly, pump up your physical side by rafting in Kullu.

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Trek Details

  • Pick Up & Drop: Delhi 
  • Region: Banjar Valley
  • Duration:  4 Nights, 3 Days
  • Max Altitude: 10200ft
  • Group Size: 10 people (Minimum 5 people needed to confirm a trip)

Price Inclusions

  • Firstly, to and fro Transport in a Tempo Traveller(AC – Pushback)/Volvo Bus(AC – Semi Sleeper) from Delhi
  • Next, 2 Night Stay in Hotel/Homestay in Jibhi
  • Additionally, 6 Meals during Stay ( Day 1- Lunch + Dinner, Day 2- Breakfast + Packed Lunch+ Dinner, Day 3 - Breakfast)
  • River Rafting
  • Trip Leader
  • Most importantly, experience that you gain

Price Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Anything not included above
  • Any entry fees for the museum, park, Jeep safari or anything else.
  • Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation/roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.

Things to Carry

  • Firstly, Trekking shoes: Carry waterproof trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support. Do not carry sports shoes.
  • Secondly, Carry a down jacket and padded jacket
  • Next, Trek Pants: Carry light cotton trek pants. Denim/jeans and shorts are not suitable for trekking.
  • Full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sunburns on the neck and arms. Carry one or two dry-fit t-shirts.
  • Thermals: Carry thermals (top and bottom).
  • Sunglasses: Sunglasses are mandatory. There will be a lot of snow on the trek and can cause snow blindness.
  • Cap: At high altitude, the sun is extra harsh so carry a cap to protect yourself.
  • Waterproof hand gloves: Carry waterproof gloves and avoid woollen gloves as they will get wet if you touch snow.
  • Socks (2) and a pair of woollen socks: Apart from two sports socks, you can take a pair of woollen socks for the night.
  • Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
  • Power banks
  • Toiletries
  • Additionally, Sunscreen and Sunglasses
  • Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that you don’t get wet. The trek will continue as planned even during rainfall. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings.
  • Next, Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID:: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
  • Finally, Day Pack ( Small Bag of 10 litres to carry necessary stuff for the day )

Jibhi Road Trip - Tirthan Valley - A Detailed Itinerary

Day 0: On the Road

We will start the Jibhi road trip from Delhi. We will leave Delhi at 7:00 pm and will reach Jibhi in the morning. In fact, it’s an overnight journey.

Day 1: Sightseeing and enjoying the bankside stroll

At the conclusion of the Jibhi Road Trip, by 10:00 am, you will wake up to a crisp panorama and will surrender to the beauty on the way. Specifically, day 1 is for Jibhi Sightseeing. On the way, the Plan the Unplanned team will halt for breakfast. Later after check-in, some rest, and lunch, we will go for Jibhi sightseeing. 

Accordingly, while appreciating the architecture, we will take a stroll on the riverside and spend some leisure time. Here you can play games, build stone castles or sand villas, and make meaningful connections. The evenings are colder, and so we will return to our homestay by sunset. With dinner, dumb charades and gossip sessions will follow. After some time, take rest for the night and gear up for the trek that follows the next day.

 

Day 2: Surrender to nature on the Serolsar trek

Indeed, waking up in the mountains and looking up to a trekking experience is a rush in itself. After a filling breakfast, we will move towards Jalori Pass, at the height of 3120 m. Then, we will trek to Serolsar lake, which starts from Jalori Pass through a narrow pass. The walk through the dense and lush forest will capture your eye. Thirty minutes after the walk, you will open up to the broader views of the mountains. You can witness smaller pleasures like watching cattle graze, profound valleys and blooming plants. On the way, you will also come across some ruins of cottages. Surprisingly, bricks, wood and mud are the only materials used to construct these.

The trek will approximately take five to six hours. Subsequently, after crossing a very dense forest, we will finally reach Serolsar Lake with a small temple by its side. You can enjoy the panorama and reflect on your playful side. There is also a small cafe where you can take a break and relax. Later, you can enjoy the sunset on the way back to the homestay and sing local folk songs with trek leaders.  

Day 3: Rafting and adrenaline rush go hand in hand

Sadly but with all excitement, this is the last day of our Jibhi Road Trip. After the sumptuous breakfast, we will move out for a river rafting adventure in Kullu in the Beas river. The river offers six grades of rapids that you will be facing throughout the activity. Additionally, all exciting words come to mind for such an activity: adrenaline-pumping, soul-satisfying, confidence-building, thrilling, stirring, action-packed; the Himalayan waters add to the experiences you will cosset for your life.

After we are done, we will munch on something delicious and leave for Delhi. 

In the end, give us a chance to say goodbye nicely. We are sure that this trip will add smiles to your life and keep taking you back on the journeys after you return home. In fact, Plan the Unplanned team is always happy to see you again; Check out our other itineraries and call us soon. We will wait for your message. Till then, take care and rejoice.

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?

The interesting thing about travelling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end, you are no longer strangers. Hence, solo travellers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Additionally, read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/ 

Is it safe for Women/Girls?

Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence, it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accommodation. Additionally, we also have female trek leaders who accompany us on most of our treks.

 

What will be the group size?

Usually, we take a maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 4 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

How do I avail discounts? 

Details for availing  discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

Is it safe to trek in Jibhi?

Yes, it is safe to trek to Serolsar lake. Specifically, the trek is easy-moderate in difficulty, and the trail is well-marked from the beginning to the end.

What are other offbeat locations near Jibhi?

Jibhi is a package. Shangarh, Shoja, Chehni Kothi, Gadagushaini, Bahu, Seraj, Sach and Bathad are some nearby offbeat locations. As these are not famous, you will not find many homestays or hotels. 

Is there snowfall in Jibhi?

Yes, snowfall occurs during the cold season. It starts to snow in mid-December and continues till mid-March.

What is the level of fitness required to do the Serolsar Lake trek?

The trek is an easy-moderate one. There are simple paths with gradual ascend and descend.

What is cancellation policy?

Here’s the cancellation policy for Himalayan Treks/Backpacking Trips/Road Trips

  • If you cancel before 30 days – 90% of the amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 20 -30 days – 75% % of the amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 15-19 days – 50%  will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 7-14 days – 25 % amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0- 7 days before the departure date – No amount would be refunded.

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be deducted from the overall amount and the balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard-earned money.

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy

Notes

  • Firstly, consumption of alcohol, intoxicants, and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  • Secondly, put Litter in its place, do not trash the mother earth.
  • thirdly, in the case of traffic delays or breakdowns expect a few delays in reaching the destination.
  • Fourth, All the meals will be Veg if included
  • Lastly, Plan The Unplanned will not be responsible for any loss/ hamper of your possessions. We request you to be alert about whatever you carry.
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