Bagha Sarhan – Mini Khajjiar

Baga Sarahan is a historic meadow located in the Sarahan Village of Kullu Nirmand Tehsil in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. A wonderful village in a lush green valley in the middle of snow-covered hills. The village has a beautiful temple in the middle. Baga Sarahan is 170 km away toward north from capital Shimla and 30 Kms from Nirmand &  approximately 45 Kms picturesque drive from Rampur, in Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh, will bring you to a beautiful little hamlet called Baga Sarahan.  Baga Sarahan is surrounded with unconfined, draping meadows bordered with deep forests on one end while traditional Kathkuhni houses and apple orchards on the other.

Baga Sarahan has got its main road leading right into the meadow. It is well connected however there are simpler and fewer public transport options. From Shimla – drive to Rampur (120kms), take the Nirmand-Bagi-pul route to a village called Baga Sarahan. Baga Sarahan is around 50 km from Rampur Bushahr. 

Bagha Sarahan falls into the Seraj region of Himalaya. The word “Seraj” (सिराज) in Urdu means the Sun or a plume of Light. Basically, a Lamp. Seraj is a territorial region constituting the Outer and Inner Seraj in the Kullu District. The passes of Jalori and Bashleu separate these regions, even though the locals are related on both sides.

Places to visit:

Rishi Jalandi, who arose from water (Jal) in Mansarovar. Hence the name – Jal Andi, risen from water.

You can also visit a waterfall, which is a short hike away from the campsite and offers a divine view of the valley. You can spend half a day enjoying the sounds and sights and have a picnic lunch at the waterfall.

The adventurous folks also have an option to Trek to Bashleo Pass which is at a 6 Kms incline from close to the campsite. The walk is through the meadows, farms, a pine forest and it finally opens to flowing meadows at about 3277 meters above sea level. After a short nap in the flowing meadows, you can descend downwards for a relaxing evening at the campsite.

Dev Dhank – Cave of Lord Shiva

Duttnagar from Bayal

Himachal Pradesh is a state of mysteries. There are many temples here, whose story is nothing short of a mystery. One such temple is Dev Dhank (Cave of Lord Shiva). Dev Dhank which is located in the Nirmand -Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Its is 147 Kms from Shimla and just 3 kms from nirmand. It is believed that there is a secret route which directly reaches Shri Khand where Lord Shiva resides in the form of a big rock. 

Dev Dhank – Lord Shiva Cave

Dev Dhank – A lord shiva temple builds inside a small rock-cut cave. A narrow gorge leads one to the temple complex. The cave is quite deep and about 6 feet in height. A shiva lingam is enshrined inside the Dhar Deo Dhank cave. From the top of the cave, water seeps down inside, drop by drop. Such a phenomenon is looked at as a miracle of nature, otherwise, there is absolutely no trace of water on the rock in the hill. There is a bunch of revered trees outside the cave under which idols of other divinities are kept. The entrance to the cave is shaped in the form of Lord Ganesha. The local people consider it an exceedingly hallowed shrine.

It is said by the Pandavas that the small little cave is connected to Shrikhand Kailash through narrow cave inside the mountain. There is a narrow cave inside the mountain which is an entry and exits of this cave. 

According to legends – Bhasmasur, the asura who meditated for hundreds of years to please Shiva. Bhole blessed him with the Bhasma Kangan giving him the power to turn anyone into the ashes, including the Devas, by placing his hand on their heads. The cruel-hearted Bhasmasur decided to try the same on Shiva. Shiva, however, escaped to Kailasha from a cave which is now known as Devdhank.

Jibhi – Scenic Hamlet in the Banjar Valley

Jibhi is an charming unexplored hamlet in the Himalayas, be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming beauty of this place and the meadow nature walks surrounding it. Jibhi is a homely jewel in the midst of spectacular beauty. Cached in between the eminent valleys of Kullu, Banjar might be the market and Jalori Pass the pretty crown, but Jibhi is the bond that represents its values.

Jibhi is hardly a 2 hour journey away from Aut tunnel on the Delhi-Manali Highway. It lies in Banjar Valley and is at a distance of about 8-10 km from Banjar. There are lush green pine forests with a pristine waterfall in Jibhi. Jibhi is perfect for numerous short hikes close by and offers surreal mountain views encompassing traditional village life. Doli Guest House in Jibhi is an all time favourite with travellers. 

Jibi Camps

Places in Jibhi are nearby. It is easy to commute and better to be on foot since the views are mind-blowing. Plus, there is no better way to explore a place than walking. However, for far off places, taking a taxi is the only option if you are not comfortable with hitchhiking. 

Chehni Fort

Shringi Rishi Temple – Bagi Village

Jibhi Waterfall

Serolsar lake

Jalori Pass

Hamta Pass – High Altitude Treks in Himachal Pradesh

Hampta Pass

Hamta Pass lies at an altitude of 4270 m (14039 ft) on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. It is a small corridor between Lahaul’s Chandra Valley and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, India.  The Hampta Pass trek passes through thick forest of walnut, oak and pine trees, lush green alpine meadows crisscrossed by numerous small streams and several villages tucked in the mountains. 

Hampta Pass trek is one of the most beautiful trekking experience in Manali and Lahaul-Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh. This trek in Manali stands as a bridge that connects the Kullu Valley and Lahaul. Located amidst the long and beautiful Himalayas, Hampta Pass Trek stretches from an elevation of 8,000 ft to 14,000 ft. The trek in Himachal starts from Jobra going through Chika, Hampta Pass and back to Manali via Rohtang Pass is a 5 day trekking in Manali will be one of the most amazing trek to experience.

A Trek amidst thick forest nestled with lush green meadows, alpines and colorful birds!!! A beautiful river flowing throughout the trail and silk-blue streams flowing down the mountains!!
A Landscape with snow clad mountains all around and at the same time barren landscapes of Lahaul.