Uncovering an Ancient Trail
Located in Seraj valley, Sojha at 8700 ft. is a breathtakingly beautiful place. Nature lovers can enjoy thick wooded hill slopes starting from bottom as far down or up or sideways or deep as one can look. From Sojha, one can drive up to Jalori Pass. The metal road from Jalori pass leads down to Sainj and Shimla. The place abounds in hypnotic ambience. The lake is small but in a beautiful location.
Things To Take
Trekking shoes: You will need trekking shoes with good grip. Sports shoes will not be comfortable enough.
Backpack (40-60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.
A common mistake that trekkers make is not changing their t shirts often enough. Regardless of how cold it is, the body tends to sweat a lot. Trekkers who don’t change to fresh clothes fall ill due to wet clothes and are often unable to complete their trek.
Three warm layers: On the pass crossing day, you will need at least three warm layers (two lights layers such as fleece and woolen and one padded jacket) for this trek.
Two trek pants: Wear one pair and carry one pair.
Two collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Again, wear one and carry one.
Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.
Sunglasses: Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness. These are more important in June. There might be snow at the upper campsites regardless of the season. So carry a pair of sunglasses.
Suncap: The sun is intense at higher altitudes and a sun cap is absolutely essential to keep your face and neck safe from sun burns.
Synthetic hand gloves: One pair of fleece or woolen hand gloves. One pair of water proof gloves.
Balaclava: You may use woolen scarves instead as well.
Socks (2 pairs): Apart from two sports socks, you can take a pair of woolen socks for the night.
Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
Day 1 : Chandigarh - Sojha
Will be reaching Chandigarh and drive to Sojha.
We will be reaching a little late and would be having late dinner.
After dinner we will be relaxing in the rooms.
Day 2: Sojha Raghupur Fort Hike:
Early morning start trek to Raghupur Fort that will overlook the Tirthan Valley.
This 5 km trek will test your mountain driving skills.
From Jalori we will be on a level walk in the open for about hundred meters to the Sutlej Valley.
After a half kilometer, later a short steep climbs which takes you to the meadow offers a scenic beauty.
After a short rest, the trek continues to the Oaks and Rhododendrons forest and then shifting to the final climbing steep of 15-20 minutes.
Here the tree line finishes out and we move to the green carpeted fields.
In the afternoon, back to retreat. The more adventurous can hike to a small waterfall.
Day 3: Sojha Spend the Day In the Village:
Day 3 will be followed by spending the whole time at the village.
You can watch out the local weaving as they make beautiful shawls and have lunch at the local residence.
Back to retreat in the late afternoon.
Local dance in the evening and night stay.
Day 4: Sojha Spend the Day In the Village
A 15-20 minutes drive to Jalori Pass.
We will be taking a well-defined trail which will take you to the lake.
After traveling a few meters you will get into the oak forest.
In the afternoon we carry lunch on the banks of the river.
Back to retreat in the early evening and spend a night around the bonfire.
Day 5: Sojha - Chandigarh
We will be leaving for Chandigarh in the early morning after breakfast.
Will be dropping at Chandigarh with sweet memories of Himachal.
5 Days Trek Price: On Request
Map & Getting There