Jalsu Pass Trek

Jalsu Pass Trek

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Jalsu Pass Trek Overview

The Jalsu Pass trek is a four day trek to the Jalsu Pass, situated at an elevation of 3900 meters above sea level between Chamba and Kangra valleys. On your way to the Jalsu Pass, you will discover spectacular meadows that offer an enchanting view of the surroundings. The trekkers can have a remarkable time on their trekking expedition to the Dhauladhar region, where they get a chance to immerse themselves in the wild natural beauty of the region. While walking towards the Jalsu Pass, you will cross several gorgeous tiny hamlets, striking green pastures, serene meadows, and a vast variety of flora and fauna.

If you are a nature or wildlife lover, you should definitely indulge yourself on the trek to the Jalsu Pass as you can frequently spot rare and exotic species of flora and fauna on this route. You can observe the lifestyle of the local people closely and drench yourself in the stunning beauty of the scenery. If you are going on the Jalsu Pass trek just before the monsoon season, you will get an opportunity to spot different blooming flowers to do justice to its name, “Flower Valley of Himachal”. Thus, the Jalsu Pass trek is one of a kind, easy to moderately difficult trek that lets you experience the true spirits of nature with your friends and fellow trekkers.

Jalsu Pass Trek Itinerary

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Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

Trek from Palampur to Paprola

  • The Jalsu Pass trek begins from Talai, which is situated around five kilometers away from the Hydro Project.

  • Walk for about five to six hours to pass from Talai to Parai through Kothru.

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What to Pack for Jalsu Pass Trek

Jalsu Pass Trek


  • Thermals for people who are more likely to be susceptible to cold.

  • Two collared T-shirts to prevent sunburns on arms and neck.

  • Two trek pants.

  • Two warm layers to protect your body from cold at higher altitudes.

Bare necessities:

  • 40 to 60 liters backpack with a supporting frame and sturdy straps.

  • Trekking shoes with good grip.


  • Balaclava or woolen scarves

  • Headlamp or LED torch

  • 2 pairs of woolen socks

  • Suncap

  • Sunglasses for snow blindness

  • One pair of fleece or woolen hand gloves

  • One pair of windproof and water-resistant hand gloves

  • Trekking pole


  • Cutlery

  • 20 liters daypack to carry all your trekking stuff

  • Plastic covers

  • Two water bottles of 1 liter each


  • Light towel

  • Lip balm

  • Moisturizer

  • Sunscreen

  • Toilet paper

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

Personal medical kit:

  • 4 tablets of Avil 25 mg for allergies

  • 4 tablets of Avomine for motion sickness

  • 10 strips of band-aid

  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream

  • 4 tablets of Combiflam for pain

  • 1 small roll of cotton

  • 3 to 5 meters of Crepe bandage

  • 6 tablets of Crocin for fever

  • 10 tablets of Diamox to prevent acute mountain sickness

  • 10 tablets of Digene for acidity

  • 6 tablets of Disprin for headache

  • 1 small roll of Gauze

  • Moov spray for aches and sprains

  • 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen for diarrhea

  • 10 tablets of Omez or Ranitidine for acidity

  • 10 packets of ORS

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Know Before You Go to Jalsu Pass Trek

How to Reach
Trekking Routes
Important Tips for Trekkers

By Flight - The closest airport to the starting point of the Jalsu Pass trek is the Gaggal Airport, which is located at a distance of 116 kilometers from Talai. After you reach the Gaggal Airport, you can hire a taxi or catch an HRTC bus to reach your ideal destination.

By Train - The nearest railway station to Talai is the Pathankot railway station. You can board a train from anywhere in the country to Pathankot and then travel by bus or taxi to the starting point of the Jalsu Pass trek.

By Bus - Buses are very well connected to the different areas near Talai Village. You can get direct bus services from Dharamshala, Chandigarh, Kangra, Delhi, or Manali and travel to the Talai village for your Jalsu Pass expedition.

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Where is Jalsu Pass located?

Jalsu Pass is located between Kangra and Chamba valleys at an elevation of about 3900 meters above sea level. It is situated on the eastern side of the Dhauladhar ranges, where the region is surrounded by natural beauty on all sides.

How difficult is the Jalsu Pass trek?

The Jalsu Pass trek is an easy to moderate trek that creates a connecting link between Chamba and Kangra Valleys. Since the walking distance is nearly 40 kilometers, you should be at a good fitness level to trek for around four days to the Jalsu Pass.

What is the best time to do the Jalsu Pass trek?

The best time to go on the Jalsu Pass trek from Baijnath is between April and September, particularly before the monsoon season when the valley commences blooming with various flowers to do justice to its name, “Flower Valley of Himachal”.

What is the highest altitude of the Jalsu Pass trek?

The highest altitude of the Jalsu Pass trek is 3900 meters above sea level between Chamba and Kangra Valleys. It is a four day adventure to the peak of the Jalsu Pass, from where you can witness the captivating beauty of Himachal Pradesh.