Overview

#unheard #unexplored #untouched Chanshal Pass, also known as Chanshal Valley, affords good views of the scenic beauty of the Himalayas.

Mountain passes have always been magical and mystical. You will never come back without a story after visiting them. Chanshal is a high altitude pass in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. The remoteness of the pass is relevant from the fact that it was constructed to join the villages flung on the other side mainly Dodra and Kawar, which were inaccessible by road till the turn of the century. The pass is located on top of a long mountain range which is snow covered in the entire winters. The top of Chanshal pass is about 4520mtrs. The view from the top is picturesque and you can view the snow capped mountains upto Uttrakhand.

Itinerary
Day 1
Day 1. Delhi - Shimla - Kharapatthar
Overnight Journey

We start our journey on Thursday Feb 21 - 09:30pm (HRTC Volvo). Delhi to Shimla ( Overnight journey). Feb 22 - Our team will be there to receive you in Shimla. We will drive some time along the NH 5 and then detour into a lesser known valley. Our destination today is a village near Kharapathar. This is one of he most famous apple producing valleys of Shimla. On reaching there we check into a comfortable homestay run by a local family. After some rest and freshening up we explore the outdoors by hiking around. There will be bonfire in the evening followed by dinner.

Day 2
Day 2.Towards Chanshal and return at evening to the banks of Pabbar river. ( 90 Kms, 50 Kms) We start our day early today after having Breakfast.
Hiking day

Feb 23 - We start our day early today after having Breakfast. The journey to Chanshal will take around 4 hours. The road to the pass will go though the villages of Rohru and Chirgaon. We will encounter snow much below the pass. The pass is situated at an altitude of 4000 metres and is on a top which is a continuation of a long mountain chain. There is a all round 360 degrees view and you can view the snow capped peaks as far Kedarkanta, Bandarpunch and Swarag Rohini. The entire Kinnaur ranges are visible from here. We will not be much interested in the geography here as we will spend our time having fun in the snow and capturing our memories in wonderful photographs. In the evening we will return to our base for the evening which will be a guest house at the banks of the river Pabbar. There will be bonfire followed by dinner.

Day 3
Day 3.Morning at the river and back to Shimla ( 100 Kms).
Sightseeing & beautiful drive back to Shimla

Feb 24 - After breakfast we will walk down to the river and spend some time there. The Pabbar is one of the cleanest Glacier fed rivers of the Himalayas. We can also go for a short hike. In the afternoon we return back to Shimla. Time to bid good bye. Overnight journey back to Delhi (Volvo HRTC at 10pm on Feb 24) Feb 25 - Early morning arrival at Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate around 5:00am

Inclusions
  • All accommodation including 7 Meals
  • Return Volvo Tickets
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • One trip leader from team Jugni
Exclusions
  • Anything not specified in the inclusions
  • We want our travellers to have the best Himalayan experience, so the itinerary can be moulded at times to give you a better and happier time. The timing of the trip is in February, at that time snow conditions can be extreme. Little adjustments may have to be made keeping in mind the safety of all, if road conditions are snowy and slippery. We are committed to give you the best memories and experiences which you will cherish for ever. Its is advised that as the trip is being operated in a cold region, It is mandatory to have a warm jacket and nice trekking shoes.
Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • Booking amount & Tickets: (Non Refundable)
  • 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
  • 45 days prior to arrival: 70% of the Tour / service cost
  • 30 days prior to arrival: No Refund
Safety

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.

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