Himalayan species of birds, and other forms flora
Shoja is an ideal destination for trekkers. Treks to Jalori pass,
Sereolsar Alpine Lake, Lambiri, Bachleo Pass and the Great Himalayan
National Park originate from here. All through out the region there
are numerous forts and temples, which adds to the delight of a
thrill seeker. The lifestyle of the locales and the colourful
festivals of the hill folk provide an immense cultural insight to
When to Trek
Himachal Pradesh is paradise for trekking freaks. April-May for low
altitude trekking & camping & June to October is season for treks
(moderate to strenuous), which could range up to 11 days.
Paradise for trekkers. Every grade of treks are available. Glacier
line ( Permanent snow line) is much closer in Himachal than any
where else in Himalayas.
Shorter Term Treks
The tourists who have very little time on hand, can try for this
trek. If one has only two to three days in hand - a drive from Kullu
is suggested, to reach the roadhead at the Manikaran hot springs.
Next morning a walk along the Parvati and a short trek to secluded
village of Pulga. This short time trek can be enjoyed almost all
Long Term Treks
Sometimes clubbed together, Lahaul Spiti and the Manali Leh road are
two of the world's most rugged motorable routes which can be
interspersed with treks in the vicinity. Sturdy vehicles in convoy
are suggested! Since it involves crossing the second highest
motorable point in the world at Taglangla (17482 ft.), it is open
only from July to September. It's 470 km length is best completed in
three days from Manali including accommodations on the way. The
Spiti road branches east from Gramphu at the northern base of the
Rohtang Pass. It is meant for hardy vehicles which must cross the
Kunzum La, where the altitude touches 4590 m. After the first
village, Losar, the road carries on to the 1000 year old Tabo
monastery at 3050 m. For the drive from the opposite direction,
starting at Shimla, the road to Spiti is open virtually all year.
With Inner Line Permits, a 4/5 day exit over the little known Parang
La leads to the Rupshu plain in Ladakh.