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The Serolsar Lake Trek is amongst the Himalayan treks you can do, even if you’re a complete newbie in the trekking environment.

However, The only condition is that you must be active enough and ready to walk for about 4-5 hrs. So, the requirement is pretty fair enough.

Are you up for this adventure?

I heard an exciting BIG YES, then let’s start.

Just keep reading till the end to know the complete information. Then, you can comment on it or even contact me directly.

I was very excited in both instances, while I was trekking & when I was penning it down.

The distance between Delhi to Serolsar Lake is around 506 km.

Hence, Delhi to Jalori Pass distance = 500km approx. + Jalori Pass to Serolsar Lake Trek distance = 5-6km approx = 506 km in total.

Firstly, you’ll need to cover the Delhi to Jalori Pass distance to start the trekking to Serolsar Lake.

We will discuss the Jalori Pass, the nearest mountain pass from Delhi. All the other high mountain passes are pretty far distant.

How to Reach Jalori Pass

Jalori Pass is a high mountain pass located at 3,120m (10,236ft). The road conditions from Jibhi to Jalori Pass are considerably perpendicular.

If you are in your vehicle, then please drive safely. The sharp corners can give you goosebumps anytime.

Jalori Pass Temple - The Serolsar lake Trek starts from behind the temple
Jalori Pass Temple – The Serolsar Lake Trek starts from behind the temple

Jalori Pass has a Jalori Mata temple right at the starting & several chai shops. The Jalori Mata temple embarks on the start of the Serolsar Lake Trek. The trail for which passes from behind the temple.

That was a short introduction to the Jalori Pass.

Delhi to Jalori Pass Bus

You must divide your Delhi to Jalori Pass bus journey into different phases. As such, there’s no direct bus to Jalori Pass from Delhi.

Your priority should be to reach from Delhi to Jibhi and then cover the remaining 10 km afterward to Jalori.

Delhi to Jalori Pass on Personal Vehicle

If you are coming by your vehicle, you can head directly to Jalori Pass. However, in between you can rest & it would be entirely your decision on where to halt.

Routes to Reach Jalori Pass

There are two most preferred routes from which you can reach Jalori Pass –

Delhi Via Shimla

  • Route – 1 = Delhi – Ambala – Solan – Shimla – Narkand – Jalori Pass

Delhi Via Mandi

  • Route – 2 = Delhi – Ambala – Bilaspur – Mandi – Jibhi – Jalori Pass

The majority of the buses coming from Delhi prefer Route 2. The reason is –

  • The Jalori Pass stands are located steeply; chances for deluxe/Volvo buses to reach anywhere near the pass are NO.
  • No buses directly come for Jibhi & then Jalori Pass. Instead, buses pass via the Aut tunnel, drop the passengers, and go straight to Manali.
  • Most people set up their base at Jibhi/Banjar and come to explore Jalori Pass for the day visit only.

If you are coming by your vehicle –

  • It will be up to you which route you choose to take first.
  • You can always come from the first route and end from another. Both will get covered.

How to Reach from Jibhi to Jalori Pass

Shoja comes before the Jalori pass on your way
On the roads of Shoja Valley, Shoja comes before the Jalori pass

Upon reaching Jibhi, you can take a shared cab/private cab, which will take a round trip to the Jalori top. If you’re traveling with your vehicle, there’s nothing to wait for, then head out straight.

You can ask your hostel/hotel/homestay you’ll be staying for the local guide to the Serolsar Lake trek if you need any guidance.

Note – The starting is a bit complicated, so it’s more beneficial to have a local guide to accompany you.

Serolsar Lake Trek

Finally, following a long, driveable journey, we have touched our landmark for the Serolsar Lake Trek.

Seasons preferred for the Serolsar Lake Jalori Pass Trekking

1. Summer Season

There’s no doubt that Summers is considered the best for any treks on the mountains.

The clear blue sky, comfortable clothing, and added sun will relax the trekking.

2. Winter Season

The Winter season of Serolsar Lake Trek depends on the amount of snow accumulated at the peak. Therefore, it is not favored when it snows massively.

Before doing a trek in winter, you should consider the winter essentials required.

You can consider yourself amongst the lucky ones if you’re trekking to Serolsar Lake just a few days after the snowfall.

It takes some time for the Jalori Pass to open up after the snowfall. After that, the roads get completely blocked, even if there is no way to walk on the slippery roads.

People clearing the roads full of snow at Shoja
People clearing the roads full of snow at Shoja

If luck is in your favor, you’ll spot some jaw-dropping scenes from the Jalori top.

Note – You can always enquire from the local people living there. But before planning your trip to Serlosar Lake Trek in winter. In the age of social media, nothing is far apart. So you have to reach out.

Things to pack for the Serolsar Lake Trek

Since trekking is a day of hiking, you can pack only a few things unless you plan to camp around Serolsar Lake. The things to pack are –

1. Light Food & Water

It is a basic, everyday necessity. But carry lightweight food like sandwiches, peanuts, etc., during the trekking.

Rest there are Chai & Maggi shops. It will work out for your stomach.

2. Lightweight Backpacking

Let me remind you again that the trekking to Serolsar Lake is a day hike only. You can cover both sides for an average time of 6-7hrs. There’s no requirement to carry your entire rucksack throughout your trekking.

It would help if you kept your backpacks where you are sojourning or the car you have been transferred to the Jalori Pass.

A rucksack load of 1-2kg would sound suitable for trekking.

3. A Strong Grip Pair of Shoes

Now, the shoes you won’t have to pack! You have to wear them for your trekking & strong grip shoes would be handy for the trekking.

Without strong grip shoes, it’s more like hurting your legs. I believe you don’t want to damage your legs at any expense. After all, there are so many treks that you have imagined & wish to do.

So, the overall outcome is a grip shoe. Huh, that’s a pretty motivating line on shoes!

To my knowledge, these things would work best for the Serolsar Lake Trek.

Detailed info on Serolsar Lake Jalori Pass Trek

Serolsar Lake Trek during Winters accompanied by a group of travellers
Hiking towards Serolsar Lake in Winters
  • Starting of the Trek – The trekking to Serolsar Lake starts behind the Jalori temple.
  • The average time required to reach Serolsar Lake is around 2:30 – 3hrs.

The trek passes from the mysterious jungle with tall trees. Probably, there are different routes to reach Serolsar Lake. But take the same path that the guide told you to take.

Some trails will look pretty good to capture the mountain from the top. So go for it also; keep an eye on the accompanying route you are taking. In no case do you not want to get forgotten in the jungle.

It’s not a dense jungle where you cannot find someone easily, but still be more alert.

The hike will be straight with a little ascend & descent.

Mesmerizing views of the mountains around during the trek
Mesmerizing views of the mountains around during the trek

The scenery between the jungles and the open valley will be splendid. Would the mountains leave you awe-struck?

You can spot the dark layers of the mountain top, making you feel like jumping from one mountain top to another. We have all played in the games or still play.

Feel happy to be a part of the surroundings.

Upon reaching the Serolsar Lake

There are several shops where you can sit & relax over a cup of Chai just before getting mesmerized by Lake Beauty.

The sitting area just before reaching the Serolsar Lake
The sitting area just before reaching the Serolsar Lake

In summer, the clear water of the Lake would be visible. But, in the wintertime, the frozen lake will again leave you to say WOW.

Ditto, whether you can do the snow trek in the wintertime to Serolsar Lake would depend upon the quantity of snow and weather circumstances throughout that period.

Frozen Serolsar Lake in Winters
Frozen Serolsar Lake in Winters

The Lake is less of a round shape & more of an oval shape.

You can sit beside the Lake but don’t throw anything into the Lake. Would you please keep Crystal Lake shining for further visitors to acknowledge?

The return route would be the same & you will consume less time.

Try to match the timings so that you reach the starting point to observe the sunset. Both sunrise and sunset from behind the mountains give delight to the eyes & inner soul.

That’s it from the Serolsar Lake Trek.


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Vansh Tiwari is a passionate traveler who explores every corner. Then, he presents his vision in images and writing. Further, he loves long walks along the roadside!


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