Jotnu Pass stands at a height of 14300 feet and is also known as Dham Godi Pass. It is a difficult trek and the last leg of this trek requires superhuman effort. Only recommended for seasoned trekkers. Parikrama means circumambulation of the Manimahesh Kailash peak. This route is mostly preferred by Lahauli’s coming over the Kugti Pass. Of late, trekkers too have started venturing out here. The trek starts from Kugti Village, The local beliefs say that it is mandatory to visit the Kelang Wazir temple located 4km off the tack from the Kugti-Jotnu trail. And it is recommend that you do visit the temple because you get to see the Kailash Peak in its absolute glory. The first pit-stop comes at the Hanuman Mandir, where another trail coming from Bada Bhangal merges.
You will find gaddis camping at Hanuman Mandir and they are always helpful lot. Now comes the difficult part of the trek, a steep climb from Hanuman Mandir to the huge boulder zone is extremely demanding and risky. And your problems do not end just there. Traversing the huge boulder zone is even more difficult. Huge boulders often slip and if you are not cautious enough, you might end up losing a tooth or two.
The last one kilometer or so is nothing less than climbing a small mountain. You have to make way up the precarious scree, which drags you back every time you lift your step to move forward. All this may take 45 minutes or two hours, depending upon your skill. The view a top the pass is awe-inspiring, worth every drop of your sweat. You get to see a vast field of snow guarded by the Kuja Peak. The peak is inclined towards the glacier and it appears as if a curious mother is watching her son play.
However, the troubles are not yet over. The descent from the top is tricky and if it has rained the night before, you will need a magnifying glass to locate the trail. Huge slippery boulders make the matters even worse. In case it is foggy, just cling to the feet of the Kailash Peak because that’s the safest way. After a long walk of a couple of kilometers you arrive at the Kamal Kund where from you can either go back to Dhancho or head towards the lake. There from you take a turn and move towards the Sukh Dali Pass.
Don’t worry Anna Adventures will bring you up to Top of this pass. This will be our attempt to reach top our aim is not to cross this Jotnu Pass. As whole of this trek is through Kugti Wild Life Sanctuary so you must know about this area.
Package – AATJPT-01 / Duration - 09Days / 08 Nights,
Day - 01 Reception at Pathankot and drive to Bharmour (185 km By Taxi)
(Reception at Pathankot / Pathankot Cantt than drive to Bharmour. en route group will stop for Bath and Lunch. After reaching Bharmour check in to hotel and in evening visit ancient Chaurasi Temples)
Day - 02 Bharmour – Brahmani - Bharmour - Campsite Lahal (12 Km Trek & 24 Km by Taxi)
(Early in the morning after breakfast trek to Bharmani temple and after lunch return back to Bharmour andmove to Lahal by Taxi followed by 02 km trek)
Day - 03 Lahal - Kugti Village - Kartik Temple - Dalotu Camp (09Km Trek)
(After Breakfast move to Kartik Temple via Kugti Village , a trek of 2hrs will take you the temple of Kartik stay for an hrs and take lunch. After lunch move to the final destination of the day.)
Day - 04 Dalotu - Padhar Goth - Alyas Base Camp (07Km Trek)
(After Spending a pleasant night at Dalotu Camp,get fresh & take Breakfast then move to Alyas Base camp , a trek of 4hrs will reach at Alyas Base camp.)
Day - 05 ABC - Jotnu Pass - Alyas Bas Camp (08Km Trek)
(Early in the morning start trek to attempt to reach top of Jotnu Pass. Only Physical fit members will be allowed to trek up to top after Khisan bali. After attempt come back to Alyas Base Camp.)
Day - 06 Alyas Base Camp - Lahal (09Km Trek)
(After spending two nights at Alyas Base camp return back to Lahal Camp)
Day - 07 Lahal - Bharmour (02Km Trek & 24 Km By taxi)
(After completing a unforgettable trek in Kugti wildlife sanctuary return back to Bharmour. After reaching Bharmour check into Hotel.)
Day - 08 Bharmour - Khajiyar - Dalhousie (110Km by Taxi)
(Early in the morning after breakfast move to Khajiyar by Taxi. Enjoy at the Khajiyar - Mini Switzerland of India for hr then Move to Dalhousie.)
Day - 09 Dalhousie _ Pathankot (85Km by Taxi)
(After spending a week in the Himalayan Mountain now it’s time to join back home. After breakfast move to Pathankot by taxi. And tour ends here)