I got to know about Jibhi Tirthan Valley from social media, a lot of beautiful Jibhi pictures made me pack my bags.
Then I had searched a little bit about Jibhi Valley, gathered some info, and booked with a tour operator who was taking a bunch of same age group kids.
This was my last trip to date that I had gone with a tour operator. As such no reasons but after that, I was organizing my trips solely.
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Where is Jibhi?
Jibhi is in Tirtha Valley located in the Himachal Pradesh of the Kullu District.
Delhi to Jibhi Bus
You can reach Jibhi Valley by taking an overnight bus from Delhi till Aut. From Aut you can take a shared taxi or HRTC local bus till Jibhi.
Delhi ➡️ Aut (474km) ➡️ Jibhi (32km)
At night, We had boarded the bus from Delhi till Aut. The bus had dropped just before the tunnel. The Aut tunnel is one of the longest tunnels in India about 2.8km long built on Chandigarh Manali national highway.
From the Aut tunnel, we had our shared taxis booked.
i.e. Without waiting for long, we sat into the shared jeeps which took us to our landmark. It took us around 1 -1:5 hrs from Aut tunnel to reach Jibhi passing via Sharai, Sidhwan, and Banjar.
It was the feeling of joy as soon as I stepped out from the shared jeep and landed in the Jibhi Tirthan Valley.
After a cold night at Bus, I decided to have some rest at the Jibhi Camps and Cottages. The people looked warm-hearted, right from the start as they welcomed us. The Himachali dogs also brought excitement with their cuteness.
In the afternoon we went to Mud House Hostels to chill. A place which would be on everyone’s list in Jibhi. A company of passionate people and a cool environment. I also wanted to do the Trout Fishing but the season had already gone. For Trout Fishing, you have to come in between April to October.
There are small bridges over the stream which were flowing down from the waterfall. The water is body freezing because of the weather conditions. It was very refreshing. I spent some time near the Jibhi waterfall.
Jibhi waterfall is another landmark that requires a small uphill walk and you are there. But the Jibhi waterfall is located in a dense type of area. If you are a photographer then you will be thinking of a perfect kind of thing for this location.
You can also hike to the upper villages.
We head back to the Hotel before it turned dark outside because very often the street lights won’t work well and someday it will going to work. i.e. That day it wasn’t working at all.
So we had decided to watch the stargazing night with a mix of music. We had our dinner and went to sleep with the thought that tomorrow will be going to be a memorable day.
The day that we all headed from Delhi with excitement is finally here. We will be doing our Jalori Pass trek.
Our instructor had told us to wake up early in the morning to have our breakfast so that we can leave as early as possible.
The car drive from Shoja to reach Jalori Temple had started and our surrounding roads were full of snow. In a moment we had reached our trek starting point from Jibhi to Jalori pass for our landmark to reach Serloskar lake.
Jalori Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 10,800ft. I knew that this was going to be an adventurous one and it was turning out one too.
The temperature at that time was about 2-3 degrees during the day and it falls to minus 5-6 degrees in the nights. The breeze was blowing and the views were breathtaking. It was a goosebumps moment.
As soon as the trek began the snow become our barrier. Actually, full of snow everywhere the eyes go, upon the trees & mountains.
The destination is as beautiful as the journey. We got to see the snow-covered mountains, the great Himalayan national park, and the Shrikhand Mahadev mountain peaks.
Faced some ups and downs but that’s what life is, keep going and working hard and the result will surprise you.
The feeling was amazing.
Reaching Serloskar Lake
At around 2:15 p.m we had managed to reach Serloskar lake. The crystal-clear lake was frozen and there’s nothing more beautiful at that time.
With Maggi and a cup of coffee at that location and weather was a Cherry on Cake. It was an Achievement unlocked kind of a feeling.
We had spent some time admiring the beauty of Serloskar lake and the surroundings. Although we had to reach back before the sunset so all started moving towards our base camp or you can say our stay location.
Finally, we had just managed to reach our starting point to witness the Sunset.
I had witnessed Sunrise in Jibhi and Sunset at Jalori pass. It was an amazing feeling. The trek is about 5-6 km and it took us about 2-3hrs to reach ideally.
We got back to the hotel around 7 p.m. The legs aren’t in pain because it’s not my first time but the body needs a little bit of rest too.
Enjoyed Bonfire. Ate my dinner and hover over the bed to sleep.
Day 3 – Spend the time Exploring Jibhi Streets
The last day had started up with walking around the riverside on Christmas eve. This day is for Jibhification, to move around Jibhi, eat local foods, explore cafes.
The peace and silence always give pleasure to the mind and body and I can sit there the whole day. I mean it’s that kind of day where no disturbance from people and phone can distract.
The day was sunny and right-pointing me on the head. What could be more magical than that, cold winters and the bright sunny day? Pure magical to be honest.
I came across Rollers and Paddlers cafe, Jungle valley, Shiva café on the streets of Jibhi Tirthan Valley The food at Jungle valley was delicious. I missed out on trying Siddu bad luck for now. It was an unusual, unexplored, and unknown place just ended up knowing everything.
We took our shared cab and reached Aut and waited in the cold night for the arrival of our bus. The whole body was shivering and finally, the bus arrives and we left from Aut to Delhi.
This was how my trip to Jibhi in Himachal had gone. I hope you have liked it, then don’t forget to share and follow this blog.