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Old 14th March 2008, 19:15   #46
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Beautiful. A treat for my sore eyes. Thank you!
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Tanveer

Can we have more route details,stay options,their phone nos etc.

Next week is a long weekend,so lets see and a bit more enthusiastic after reading this.

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Its for roads like this you need a SUV even if its a 2WD one.
There is no subsitute for high GC.
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AWESOME pics Tanveer.!

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Can we have more route details,stay options,their phone nos etc.
Yup ,even am interested.
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Old 15th March 2008, 17:02   #50
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Actually I was unable to secure any booking etc., so just landed there.
The best way to secure booking in the area is go to the website greathimalayannationalpark.com and look up the phone numbers there.
The site has the Forest departments phone number.
You call up that guy on a working day, and he will ask you to fax a booking request.
Thats what he told me too, but said its not needed since it was off season

I will give yu some more contacts and numbers by tomorrow evening, but remember its a 12-14 hours drive from Delhi
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Default A short guide for those going to Jalori Pass

Places to stay
1. Himalayan trout house, Ghusaini :
This is the most expensive option but is at a very nice location. I would not call it VFM, but if you are okay with it go ahead.
I don't have the phone number since the website expired, so you have to go through nivalink
2. Raju's Ghusaini
This is across the river. You park your car and take a boat sort of thing. No other idea about this place
3. Forest rest houses
Go to greathimalayannationalpark.com and look up the numbers of Forest department.\
You need to call them up for forest rest house booking. There is one at Jibhi, another couple at shoja, and one at Sai Ropa
4. Shringi Vatika
This is on the way to shoja. Its a very basic accommodation with very basic rooms, but clean and hygenic, is family run, and the views are amazing.

Go any time of the year and you will find a place to stay, the tourist hordes prefer Manali Rohtang Pass

Route:
From Delhi proceed on GT road towards CHD
From chandigarh take the Ropar(Rupnagar) highway
After your cross Ropar towards Manali road, you will come across a toll booth with 10 rs toll. Skip it and take left turn. You will save 10rs, avoid crater like potholes and see a lovely canal. However if railway crossing is closed you will waste 15 minutes
At Kiratpur sahib head off towards Manali
Just after the Pangoh dam(20kms or so) you come across the Aut tunnel. Do not take the tunnel,go right.
You reach Larji. This is the last petrol pump in the region. Tank up please
From Larji proceed towards Banjar.
Just before banjar you will see board for Ghusayni, sai ropa. If you want to go that side, take that road(15kms to Raju's), if you want to go to Shoja and Shringi vatika, take the Banjar road.
Cross Banjar and be prepared for 1st gear uphill ride on a horrendous road. If you have a low GC car, you will scrape it often.
First comes shringi, then Jibhi and then Shoja. After Shoja its 5kms to Jalori pass which will take 30 minutes if you are driving even reasonably sanely.

Delhi to Shoja will take you 12 hours if you leave Delhi early.
People claim 8 to 10 hours too, but the traffic(trucks) on Manali highway do not allow you to pick up speed.
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Default Whitewater in Thirthan...

Hey TSK do you have an ID 'nickatnite' in any forum? Especially in Pakistan..

Well, all of your are in PakWheels, an online forum of Pakistan...a guy named nickatnite (he is an Indian and very popular in PakWheels; he promotes India a lot) has posted all those pictures in a thread "Subject : Great Himalayan National Park- Tirthan Valley"....

PakWheels.com : Great Himalayan National Park- Tirthan Valley (Road Trips / OffRoad / Vacations)

Pic of the black Indica with KA plates is splashed prominently...

Although he has mentioned that "These pics are from a roadtrip by a fellow motorhead" when I visited PakWheels today (as a guest, and searched for India; I occassionally do this, it is real fun reading their bitter posts. You will get more n more patriotic) they were saluting him - "a great photographer".

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I don't have this id. If you look at the first post, he gives credit to me(Tanveer).
I have put a post in that thread(it took minutes to register) and gave the link to team-bhp thread.

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I don't have this id. If you look at the first post, he gives credit to me(Tanveer).
Missed that...I read the thread from the last post!

@anonymous "nicatnite" ...I am sorry
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Post Is it worth the while to visit Shoja now in May-end?

Very lovely pictures indeed! Sure you had a great time!!

Tell me if it is a good idea to trudge the path now in May-end in a Tavera or Innova?

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Yup, a tavera or innova can do Jalori Pass easily. Most of the snow would have melted anyway
But the road is very steep and bumpy, so make sure your vehicle is in good condition.
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Couldn't help but to spruce up this thread after being dead for so long. We have decided to go to Shoja (Soja / Sojja / Sohja.. can't these people have one spelling per name??) & then proceed to the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) around Gushaini. Can anyone recommend a great stay in the GHNP for a night in the forest, preferably with arrangements for angling during the day?
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Good that abk bumped up this thread. Interesting trip report with some fabulous pictures, as usual, Tanveer.
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There is a forst rest house near Ghusaini, where we stay. As for angling, no idea, I think some private hotels there like himalayan trout house offer it, but rooms cost around 1500 each
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I had missed this thread!!
The pictures seems so out of india. Very surreal!!
Wonderful photos Tanveer.
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