Don’t you feel like running away from the stressful city and looking for a place of seclusion amongst hills and meadows? Well, the place that you might be looking for is Jibhi.
Jibhi is situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Banjar Valley.
It’s a scenic and old village that has settled on the banks of the Tirthan river. This gurgling river is a tributary of the Beas river. It serves as an integral part of the culture of Jibhi.
Constructed in an old Himalayan way, the architecture of the place vouches for itself. Most of the houses are built from stone and wood.
Galgal trees and apple orchards decorate every backyard in the Himalayan village. This destination has become extremely popular among travelers in recent years.
However, foreign tourists discovered this gem of a place more than two decades ago. Of course, during that time, there was hardly any infrastructure to boost tourism in the place.
On the same note, the village is still not completely commercialized as the only accommodation you’ll find are homestays that are run by locals.
The itinerary for the Jibhi Road Trip includes Serolsar Lake Trek. It’s a convenient trek from the Jalori Pass and is surrounded by thick forests.
Some famous places to visit in Jibhi are Chehni Kothi and Shringa Rishi Temple.
The Chehni village is only 7 kilometers away from Jibhi and the majority of the distance can be covered by cars. The road comes to an end almost 1 km away from the Chehni tower.
While exploring this place, you’ll pass the Shringa Rishi temple that lies below Chehni at Bagi village. This village is built similarly to that of the Chehni fort.
However, it’s been renovated recently. Shringa Rishi is the deity of the Banjar valley.
The Chehni Kothi has also been built in an ancient Himalayan architectural style. This is a watchtower for the neighboring Chehni village.
An interesting fact about Jibhi is that this structure has been withstanding environmental factors for more than 3 centuries. Only in the earthquake of 1905 did it lose the upper two stories.
This fort is included in the itinerary for the Jibhi Road Trip as well.
Another famous place to visit is the Sheshnag Temple. Within Jibhi, a short trail will lead you to the Sheshnag Temple. This is situated right in the middle of a beautiful lush meadow.
Just like Shringa Rishi, Sheshnag is another presiding deity of the Banjar valley. Both enjoy their devotees’ following and worship.
The wooden architecture seems to be ancient. It’s claimed by Hansraj that the temple is more than 500 years old. However, the actual age is still unknown.
Thus, the history of Jibhi is quite mysterious and alluring.
Spending time in the peaceful, green meadows will be sure to calm your senses and make your worries disappear.
When is the best time to visit Jibhi? Well, the village is quiet and relaxed almost throughout the year, making for an amazing road trip either way.
However, the spring season is a refreshing time when apple orchards bloom in the valley. Thus, March to May would be one of the best months to visit the beautiful destination as the weather in Jibhi is pleasant.
|Travel Mode||Volvo Bus or Tempo Traveller|
Day 0 : Delhi to Jibhi | Overnight Drive
- The group will assemble at the pickup point at 7 PM.
- We’ll meet the trip captains and a small tour briefing session would also be provided.
- Afterward, we’ll head for an overnight journey towards Jibhi which is a tiny hamlet nestled between lush green forests in the Tirthan Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Upon arrival at Aut Tunnel, we’ll switch our vehicles from Volvo to Private Cabs.
Note: The pick-up point would be Majnu Ka Tila.
Day 1 : Jibhi Sightseeing
- Upon our arrival in Jibhi, we’ll check into our hotel where we’ll spend some leisure time.
- Afterward we’ll head for a local sightseeing tour where we’d visit the sparkling Jibhi Waterfall. We’ll also explore the local market and go Cafe Hopping.
- In the evening, we’ll host a bonfire and indulge in some group bonding activities.
- Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Jibhi.
Note: Bonfire will be conducted if the weather permits.
Day 2 : Trek To Jalori Pass and Sirolsar Lake (9 Kilometers, 5 Hours)
- After early morning breakfast, we will head out for a trek to Jalori Pass. The trek leads you to the 360º viewpoint which offers a stunning view of the entire valley along with the Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas.
- After traversing through Jalori Pass, we will also visit the pristine Sirolsar Lake which is a high-altitude lake nestled amidst alpine forests. Just beside the lake, there is a temple that holds extreme significance for the locals where you can pay your respects as well.
- We’ll descend and head back towards our hotels where we’ll have dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Day 3 : Rafting/ Chehni Kothi Trek | Departure from Jibhi
- After early morning breakfast, we’ll check out of the hotel and head towards Kullu Valley where we’ll indulge in a River Rafting session.
- In the evening, we will start our return journey to Delhi.
Note: If the weather is bad, we will skip rafting and go for a visit at Chehni Kothi Trek in Banjar Valley instead.
Day 4 : Delhi Arrival | Trip Ends
- We’ll reach Delhi by early morning. After that, the group will part ways with fond memories from the trip.
- Trip ends.
What will be the group size of Kareri Lake trek?
Usually, we take a maximum of 12-15 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
Who all will go along with us on the Kareri Lake trek?
All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certified, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters, and other staff.
All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have good experience in leading groups.
I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to trek solo?
Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
What are the things that we need to carry on the Kareri Lake trek?
Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?
We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.