Jalori Pass

Jalori Pass located at a height of 3140 metres above sea level. From Aut, you can drive to Jalori Pass via Banjar, Jibhi and Shoja. The 23 kms drive takes about an hour and a half as the drive upto Shoja and further on to Jalori Pass is quite steep. You will be rewarded with incredible views of the ranges after ranges of snow capped Himalayas.  The pass is covered with snow during the winter months from November to April and the road is closed to traffic. Best time to visit will be May-June and September-October. During the monsoon months 0f July-August the area is prone to landslides as the rest of Himachal.

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Jalori Pass

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Sunset at Jalori Pass

 

 

 

 

 

Things To Do in Jalori Pass:

  • Trek to Serolsar Lake: The serene Serolsar Lake is surrounded by beautiful oak and pine forests. The lake can be accessed by foot from the Nature Camp site at Jalori Pass. Drive left into the dirt road going into the woods which leads upto the Nature Camp run by the Forest department. Vehicles have to be parked here. The 6 kilometer trek starts from this point and takes approximately 2 hours with a few rest stops. Discover More.

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  • Camping at Jalori Pass: Nature Camp:  This camping site is located of  Jalori Pass amidst an alpine forest. The camp is maintained by the Forest Department. Comfortable tents are provided with common toilet facilities. There is a separate tent for dining. Simple hot and wholesome food is served. The camp staff are very hospitable. They can also arrange a nice bonfire for a small fee (Rs 100). Vehicles can be driven up to and parked at the camp.
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Nature camp in Jalori Pass

Eating options at Jalori Pass:

There are a few small shops selling tea, maggi, snacks etc. at Jalori Pass.

 

Jalori Pass: Routes and Distances

Delhi – Jalori Pass:

  • Route1 via Mandi, Aut  (523 kms 12.5 hours ): Delhi (NH1) – Ambala – Kharar (Take the Ambala-Kharar highway, road is good) – Ropar – Kiratpur (take bridge going over canal and turn right) – Swarghat – Bilaspur – Mandi – Pandoh – Aut tunnel – Turn right – Larji (NH 305) –  Banjar – Jibhi – Shoja – Jalori Pass.  Discover road conditions.
  • Route2 via Shimla (508 kms 13 hours): via Delhi (NH1) – Ambala – Zirakhpur – Panchkula – Pinjore (NH22) – Solan – Shimla – Fagu – Theog – Narkanda – Kumarsain – Kingal – Turn left from Hotel Atul Regency –  (NH 305) – Anni – Khanag – Jalori Pass.

Chandigarh – Jalori Pass (248 kms, 9 hours):  via Panchkula – Pinjore (NH22) – Solan – Shimla – Fagu – Theog – Narkanda – Kumarsain – Kingal – Turn left from Hotel Atul Regency – (NH 305) – Anni – Khanag – Jalori Pass.  

Aut – Jalori Pass(43 kms, 1.5 hours) : Aut – Turn left after Aut tunnel – Larji (NH 305) –  Banjar – Jibhi – Shoja – Jalori Pass.

Manali – Jalori Pass (125 kms): Manali – Kullu Bypass – Bhuntar – Aut – Turn left after Aut tunnel – Larji (NH 305) –  Banjar – Jibhi – Shoja – Jalori Pass.

Shimla – Jalori Pass (148 kms, 4.5 hours):  Shimla – (NH 22) Fagu – Theog – Narkanda – Kumarsain – Kingal – Turn left from Hotel Atul Regency – (NH 305) – Anni – Khanag – Jalori Pass.  

Narkanda – Jalori Pass (88kms 3 hours): Narkanda – Kumarsain – Kingal – Turn left from Hotel Atul Regency – (NH 305) – Anni – Khanag – Jalori Pass.

 

Other stay options near Jalori Pass

 Shoja is 5 kms from Jalori Pass and has 2-3 simple but clean guesthouses:

  • Raja Guest House, Shoja
  • PWD rest house, Shoja.
  • Banjara Camp and Retreat, Shoja, is a premium stay option.

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