A must do easy to moderate trek by any adventure enthusiast and nature lover before the system converts it in to hell in the name of development, easy access and comfort and what ever kind of Excuse we Humans can come up with – The Jalsu Trail!
This Trek can be started either from Chamba side or Palampur, Paprola and Utrala side. The Utrala side is the best testing for the Beginners and one of the best option for Solo Trekking for Experienced Trekker and Hiker!
But never under estimate Nature and Mountains. Never judge mountains by their height. Though the trail for Jalsu Pass is open between May to October end still the Best time for trekking on Jalsu Trails is between August end to first week of October. As between Aug to Oct first week, you can find company of shepherds on trail and can even find shop cum shelter huts operational. These huts charge 60 INR for lunch or dinner and 10 INR for Tea and no charge for the night stay.
The govt is trying to make road through this unspoiled heaven and this will result in destruction of Peaceful enviornment of this Trail, uprooting of Age old huge Deodar Trees, Hunting of Leopards and Bears, Loss of grazing grounds just like in Triund Hill, illegal occupation of land for hotels and guest houses and which ultimately will deteriorize our supply of clean Air to breath and polluted water of the rivulets.
Instead of destroying such trails and mountains by making Coal Tar or Concrete Roads, the Govt should develop such trails without harming the Forest and Nature, just like US develops Trails in its National Parks.
You may check trail images over this link => Jalsu Trails