Day 0: (Board overnight bus to Manali) Board the overnight Volvo bus to Manali from Delhi between 1630 – 2030 PM. O/n in the Volvo bus.
Day 1: (Arrive Goshaini & bike 20 Kms) Disembark at Aut (70 Kms short of Manali) around 0600 – 0700 Hrs and drive to Goshaini (1400 M) for 30 Kms in Jeeps/ Taveras. Arrive at the cottage followed by breakfast. Post breakfast time to relax / explore the area and spend time on the banks of Tirthan River till lunch. Post lunch we go for a session of cycling for 10 km (one way) up to Bathad along Palachan River which is tributary of Tirthan River and joins Tirthan at Goshaini. Arrive back for evening tea. Dinner and overnight at the Cottage.
Day 2 : (Bike to Jalori – 31 Kms) Early morning wake up followed by breakfast. Post breakfast cycle to Jalori pass (with packed lunch), which connects Shimla and Kullu area and offers fantastic views of Dhauladhar and Kinnaur range. The beauty of the ridge separating the two valleys at Jalori Pass was first discovered by Penelope Chetwode, daughter of the Commander in Chief of the British Army in India, in 1931. She accompanied her mother on foot and horseback from Shimla to Rohtang Pass via Jalori Pass. She returned to India in 1963 to trek the region once again but unfortunately, passed away on the temple steps of one of her favorite spots at Khanag village which is close to Jalori pass. We paddle through Banjar, Jibhi (1600 M), Ghayagi and Shoja (2700 M) to reach jalori pass for evening tea. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 3 : (Hike to Raghupur Garh meadows & Bike to Goshaini 40 Kms) Early morning wake up followed by tea and hike to the ruins of Raghupur Garh to witness the stunning view at the sunrise. The ruined fort of Raghupur Garh sits on a meadow which is around 2 Kms west of Jalori pass and offers a 360 degree view of the Himalayas, Dhauladhar and Kinnaur ranges. The local people believe that the Fort was built by the king of Mandi province as a safe house in case of attack by enemies or an escape to get away from the eyes of his family and subjects. The walls of the fort are marked by bullet holes. Later we ride back to Goshaini passing through same Shoja, Ghayagi and Jibhi villages on the way. Around 2 km ahead of Jibhi we turn right and ride for 4 Km on the village road till the dead end of the road. We disembark and hike for around one hour (one way) to reach up to the Chehni village and the tower. The tower of Chehni Village (believed to be built around 17th century as a defense tower) is 10 storeys high. It lost its two storeys (some say 5) in 1905 Kangra earthquake which measured 7.8 on the Richter scale. The tower was built by Thakur Dhadhu and after his name the tower is also called as Dhadhiya – Kot. Thakur Dhadhu was killed in an encounter after disobeying the subordination of Kullu ruler. Widow of Dhadhu plead for mercy and requested that in order to continue the memory of her family, the village should be named after her. So village Kuthed was renamed as Chehni.. Close to the tower is 5 storeys high Thakur Dwara or Murlidhar Temple and contains image of lord Krishna. The image was brought here from a place which is around 20 Kms far to save it from Sikhs who invaded the area around 1700s. The other building is Bhandar (storehouse) of Shringi Rishi, who is the ruling deity of Banjar valley.After spending some time at Chehni village e walk to the road below, put on our biking helmets and ride back to Goshaini. Dinner and overnight at the Cottage.
Day 4 Bike & hike to a waterfall & departure Wake up followed by breakfast. Post breakfast we cycle for around 3 Kms downstream along the Tirthan River till a village called Gahidhar. Park the cycles at Gahidhar and hike uphill for 30 minutes till the waterfall which is around 120 – 140 Feet high depending on the water quantity and the season. After spending some time at the water fall, walk down to the road, get back to our bikes and ride back to the cottage on the same road. Reach back to the cottage for lunch. Post tea drive to Aut to board the overnight bus to Delhi or depart for your next destination.