Promenading in the Mountains and Glens of Himachal – Sach Pass, Kugti, Barot

Alpha

Going to Neverland
had been to Barot just for few hours.. need to go back and explore

you could have included Parashar Lake too which was in striking distance

anyways.. a wonderful saga along with loads of beautiful pictures.. loved it completely
 

EnglishAugust

a disguised dancer
To echo the above posts, I really enjoyed this travelogue. I am totally ignorant about this destination, but it is an inspired report, full of extravagant details. (Particularly the mousquetaire doggies.)
 

mousourik

Who Am I
Thanks @adsatinder and @EnglishAugust

@Alpha As you know, the later (or most) part of the tour was completely unplanned. So we didn't do any research about the nearby locations. We were told that Parashar lake was nearby when we were coming down from Barot. But it was long journey, we had to come back to Mohali that day. On top of it, it was a hired car. So there was a limitation on the driving distance. So, next time.. And thanks for liking it. :)
 

mousourik

Who Am I
View attachment 776719I stayed in a home stay just right(here left) side of the wooden house. A girl, whom I met on the bus from Mandi to Barot, gave me lift from the bus stand and took me to this place in the car, which she hired for her brother and his luggage. Her brother is an army jawan posted in Kargil. It was raining cats and dogs then. She offered me to stay with them but I preferred to stay in the home stay. They live in this wooden house. I went to their house later and had a cup of tea and a nice chit chat with the family. They are 7/8 sisters and a brother. I crossed this wooden bridge thrice to go to the opposite side.
A request : May I take this photo with your permission ? This photo made me nostalgic.
You have raised the curiosity. So need to know which attachment you are referring and where was the homestay. :)
 

patang

Member
You have raised the curiosity. So need to know which attachment you are referring and where was the homestay. :)
This one
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There were two homestays just right side of this wooden house. I stayed in which was just beside this house. But I did not feel to take photo of neither this house nor my home stay at that time. The hostess of the home stay really cooked well, though I had only two dinners and one breakfast there. The room was clean, a large attach bath with geyser. I did not meet any tourist when I was there.

 

mousourik

Who Am I
Logistics

Accommodation


Bairagarh
Mannat Home Stay
Other options : Hotel Chamunda
Hotel Sach Pass

Bharmour
HPTDC Gourikund

Barot
Hotel Taj River View

Car

We had booked an Innova Crysta from a young guy, Mr.Ravi Kumar, who is based in Ambala. We highly recommend him. Phone : 9416271006, 9466149006. Email : [email protected]. He has a web site also : www.tourtravels.co.in

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We want to take this opportunity to thank father of @Sauvik Chandra , who had visited Pangi valley via Sach pass a year ago, and who encouraged us a lot for undertaking this tour.

We thank everybody who took time out to read this travelogue.

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DECHAD74

Deepak Chadha
Thanks @adsatinder and @EnglishAugust

@Alpha As you know, the later (or most) part of the tour was completely unplanned. So we didn't do any research about the nearby locations. We were told that Parashar lake was nearby when we were coming down from Barot. But it was long journey, we had to come back to Mohali that day. On top of it, it was a hired car. So there was a limitation on the driving distance. So, next time.. And thanks for liking it. :)
Which route did you take while coming back from Barot to State Highway, view from Diana park is superb and the road to Diana park bifurcates from Jhatingri, not sure if you took the same route or you came via Ghatasini
 

mousourik

Who Am I
@DECHAD74 We went and came back via Ghatasini-Tikkan. Didn't know anything about Diana park. While coming back, we stopped somewhere after Tikkan when beautiful views of the peaks were visible. A little after that we came across a newly opened roadside restaurant and had breakfast. It was at a higher elevation and better views of the peaks were available there. We collected a card of the restaurant owner, and later on while writing this log, found out that Jhatingri was mentioned there. Checked the map and saw that it was 5 km before Ghatasini, the altitude being 2012m. Obviously because of its altitude, such good views could be seen there. The map we refer shows only one route to Barot from Jogindernagar-Mandi highway, and that is via Ghatasini and Jhatingri.

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earthian

Wanderer
Thank you for that beautiful travelogue and fantastic photographs. Finished it in one go. Curious though as to the tyres that were in the Toyota. Don't suppose you remember?
 
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