District Kullu: sep 2017 (jalori, tirthan, parvati, naggar, shangarh)

dwaipayan das

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DAY3/ 28th SEPTEMBER 2017 : SHOJA to SEROLSAR LAKE HIKE to SHOJA to CHEHNI KOTHI to GUSHAINI (hike + 45kms)

before i start day 3 just a few stay options in shoja. all very decent with nice rooms n clean toilets n washrooms.


RAJA GUEST HOUSE , SHOJA
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J.J. VIEW HOMESTAY , SHOJA. they have more rooms coming up in an adjacent property.
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SATYAM HOMESTAY . SHOJA. ( i stayed here, excellent stay)
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day 3 starts right below
 
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dwaipayan das

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DAY3/ 28th SEPTEMBER 2017 : SHOJA to SEROLSAR LAKE HIKE to SHOJA to CHEHNI KOTHI to GUSHAINI (hike + 45kms) CONTINUE......

we had decided to leave shoja by 7.30 am so that we can start the hike to serolsar by 8 am. fortunately me n my wife were ready to leave by 7 am, and saw satpal , our taxi driver for the trip in front of the guest house looking ready. i asked him whether he is ready to go? n he answered in the affirmative. so were started for jalori pass at 7.10 am. we were carrying rain coats(just in case) , some light woolens, some light food like biscuits and muri, a bottle of water. we decided to have the breakfast at the jalori pass. its just a 5 kms / 10 mins uphill drive from shoja to jalori. at jalori pass it was still empty. most of the ten odd dhabas where still closed. fortunately for us one was open, and we had maggie for breakfast there. Rs 60. we started the hike for serolsar lake at 7.40 am.


morning view from the satyam guest house,shoja
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ready by 7am
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morning view from the satyam guest house,shoja
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waiting for the maggie at jalori
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maggie being cooked
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the raghupur garh top seen from jalori.
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the hike to the serolsar lake was a delightful experience. was lovely to walk in the woods, with no one around. could hear only silence , insects and our footsteps. there were some upward sections but nothing steep or very difficult. did not encounter a single soul till we reached the lake at 9.30 am. so in all it took us 1 hour 50 mins to reach the lake from jalori, at a decent leisurely pace. the dhabas just before the lake, spread in 2 clusters, were shut, with not a soul around.

some pics from jalori to serolsar......


the path for the 1st 15-20 mins is fairly wide n motorable, till the nature eco camps.
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a skull on the way
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narrow winding paths through the jungle
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and some open spaces with great views
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almost there
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a sign board at the 1st cluster of dhabas (that were shut) just before serolsar lake. there were a few tents as stay options. contact number may be for the tent availability.
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the dhabas and the tent at the first cluster
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the abandoned storehouse under the rock
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another set of abandoned storehouses under the rock after the 1st dhaba cluster, near a nala and just before the 2nd dhaba cluster
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the 2nd dhaba cluster. only horses around.
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finally serolsar after 1 hour 50 mins
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day 3 continues here....
 
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hogster

Ek Rasta hai Zindagi..
Wonderful storytelling and vivid pictures.
I remember taking a hike from Jalori Jot to Serlosar on 27 Dec 2012. We started at 4 in the evening (Yes you read that right), almost didn't find the lake. What we did find were what seemed like the big cat family pug marks, almost turned back $hit scared until a green hue caught the corner of my eye past the snowline. And voila there it was, the elusive Serlosar lake. Not a soul in sight, smitten by the solitude of the pristine set up, we quickly lost track of time and before we realized it was sun down. The next 90 minutes of our lives hiking back to Jalori Jot in pitch dark were ....lets just say pretttttty exciting :) .
Thank you, your pics have brought back some great memories of yesteryear. Cheers !
 

dwaipayan das

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Wonderful storytelling and vivid pictures.
I remember taking a hike from Jalori Jot to Serlosar on 27 Dec 2012. We started at 4 in the evening (Yes you read that right), almost didn't find the lake. What we did find were what seemed like the big cat family pug marks, almost turned back $hit scared until a green hue caught the corner of my eye past the snowline. And voila there it was, the elusive Serlosar lake. Not a soul in sight, smitten by the solitude of the pristine set up, we quickly lost track of time and before we realized it was sun down. The next 90 minutes of our lives hiking back to Jalori Jot in pitch dark were ....lets just say pretttttty exciting :) .
Thank you, your pics have brought back some great memories of yesteryear. Cheers !
hahaha !!!! that must have been some experience. i hope to hike this lake up some time in winters as well, with the snow around. and definitely NOT start at 4 pm. :D:D:D
and thanks !!! \\:D/
 

dwaipayan das

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DAY3/ 28th SEPTEMBER 2017 : SHOJA to SEROLSAR LAKE HIKE to SHOJA to CHEHNI KOTHI to GUSHAINI (hike + 45kms) CONTINUE......

upon reaching the serolsar lake we straight away went to the budhi nagin temple premises. from the premises the lake looks beautiful. at the temple there were 2 people, the priest and another man who were cleaning the temple. upon chatting they revealed that the temple committee has a rest house just behind the temple, with a couple of rooms and a dorm. i walked around the temple and around the lake. it was so serene and quite , with nature at its peaceful best. we spent about 40 mins at the lake and temple soaking in the environment.


pics taken at the serolsar lake and budhi nagin temple.

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at about 10.10 am we decided to head back to jalori, with the hope that at least one of the dhabas was open. and to our luck 1 was. there were a couple of young tourists as well at the dhaba. apparently they stayed at the temple committee guest house the previous night and were having breakfast at the dhaba before moving down to jalori. there were 6-7 other local pilgrims as well resting in the shade. we had maggie and chai. Rs 100. we spent and relaxed for another 40 mins at the dhaba before we headed back to jalori.


amazing nature
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1st dhaba cluster when you walk from serolsar
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local pilgrims heading towards serolsar
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and the omnipresent maggie. i sometimes wonder how hungry we would been without maggie at remote, faraway tucked corners in the himalayas.
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we left the dhaba at 10.50 am. it took us about 1 hour 40 mins to reach back to jalori pass. we were there by 12.30pm.


day 3 continues..... right below
 
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dwaipayan das

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DAY3/ 28th SEPTEMBER 2017 : SHOJA to SEROLSAR LAKE HIKE to SHOJA to CHEHNI KOTHI to GUSHAINI (hike + 45kms) CONTINUE......

We reached jalori pass at 12.30pm. we were hungry and straight away went to a dhaba. had rajma chawal and omelette n tea for lunch. Rs 100.


waiting for food
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some more wait
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and some more wait
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finally rajma and omelette was here
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by 1 pm we finished our lunch and were on our way to shoja. by 1.15pm we were at shoja. before leaving in the morning for serolsar we had packed everything, so that when we return we didnt take much time to check out. in the mean time my parents stayed back at the guest house while we did the serolsar hike. they had their breakfast n lunch at the satyam guest house. and had a lovely stroll around the village.

we had an amazing homely and satisfying stay at the satyam guest house. wooden clean rooms. great GHAR KA KHANA type food (large quantity/portions). clean washrooms with geysers. great courtesy as well. great value for money. stay 9/10. food 9/10 stay Rs 1500 per room per night. food bill Rs. 1400 for dinner for 4 + breakfast & lunch for 2+ tea coffee etc.

contact : +919418347022 +919816499341 +918988096130
https://www.tripadvisor.in/Hotel_Review-g2289057-d8105707-Reviews-Satyam_Home_Stay-Shoja_Kullu_District_Himachal_Pradesh.html https://www.facebook.com/satyamhomestay/

few pics of the satyam homestay....

seating area infront of the rooms
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my room
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wash rooms
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day 3 continues here....
 
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