banjar valley in winter

Road Less Travelled-Banjar Base (Winter)

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Duration: 6 days, Shimla to Shimla
Distance: 543 km
Daily Distance: 90 km (average)
Skill Level: High

Best time to travel: Oct to Mar
Max Altitude: 10,240 ft
Temperature: -15℃ To 5℃
Culture: Hindu and Buddhist

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Route Map
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banjar valley route map

About Banjar Valley

Banjar Valley is coverred with light snow during the winters. Very few tourists visit this region and the number is even less in the winters. That doesn't mean that it is less beautiful during the winter months. The beauty of this place is of the untouched and remote kind which gives you a feeling of being one with nature. It is the gateway to the Great Himalayan National Park and lies on the road from Shimla to Manali. You have to cross the Jalori pass at 10,240 ft to reach the Banjar Valley. As this pass is not very high it is accessible even in winters.

The road near Jalori pass had some sharp bends and is unpaved at certain places. So, in winter this road can be sliperry and needs some extra expertise to ride through. There are very few tourists and vehicles on this road, so you can enjoy its heavenly beauty as you ride through this area.


Tour Price Includes:
  • Royal Enfield motorcycle
  • Accomodation on twin-sharing(double-occupancy) basis
  • Breakfast and dinner (set menu) on all days
  • All tolls / entry fees that are part of the tour
  • Experienced English-speaking road captain
  • Experienced Mechanic throughout the tour
  • Spare parts for breakdowns of our motorcycles
  • Support vehicle for carrying extra luggage and other essentials
Tour Price does not Include:
  • Fuel for the ride
  • Government Taxes as per actual
  • Lunch and any kind of snacks on all days
  • Any beverages like bottled water, juice, tea, coffee etc.
  • Any other item of personal nature like room service, laundry, tips, porterage, phone calls etc.
  • Any tolls / entry fees that are not part of the tour or are optional
  • Your travel to the start location and away from the end location
  • Refundable security deposit for the motorcycle
  • Anything not exclusively mentioned in the Includes section.
Please Note:
  • Nomad Bikers terms and conditions will apply
  • Accomodations will be non-luxury or similar
  • All destinations and sightseeing is subject to weather conditions and political conditions in the destination and on the way
  • Nomad Bikers cannot be held liable in case the tour is affected because of weather, political, or any other conditions. Any additional expenses incurred due to the same would be borne by the participants.
  • In case of any increase in prices due to increase in government taxes, entrance fees, intra or inter state taxes etc, the tour price will be revised.
  • It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card (Passport / Driving License / Voter ID card / AAdhar card) with its photocopies and some passport sized photos
  • Road Captain can change anytime during the course of the tour
  • In case of any mishap, if the Road Captain is unable to ride then the mechanic would take his place, as he is also an experienced rider.

Itinerary and Highlights of the Route

The itinerary lists the places we will be covering during the trip. Where we stay and how much we travel in a day is just indicative and is subject to change depending on weather condition.

Shimla(7,240 ft)

Shimla, is the capital and largest city of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The colonial architecture and churches, the temples and the natural beauty of the city are a major attraction here. Shimla also has the largest natural ice skating rink in South Asia. Owing to its steep terrain, the area around Shimla are ideal for adventure sports like mountain biking, skiing, etc.
You will receive a warm welcome on arrival at Shimla. Check in to hotel. Meet the team. Local sightseeing. Overnight stay in hotel.

Chindi (5,990 ft)

Chindi is located in the Karsog valley of Mandi District in Himachal pradesh. Chindi is located amidst enormous orchards of apples and dense hilly woods of deodars and pines. Chindi being a very small hilly area, not visited by many tourists has its own charm and splendor. The sight of the rambling hills together with the lush green forests and valleys is really something mentionworthy.

Rewalsar(4,460 ft)

Rewalsar is a small town of Himachal Pradesh. The local name for Rewalsar is Trisangam. Rewalsar is sacred to adherents of three major Dharma religions-Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. The lake around which the town of Rewalsar is established around the rewalsar lake. Stay at hotel.

Shoja (9,840 ft)

Off the main highway leading to Kullu from Mandi, Shoja is a small village that can be both quiet and picturesque as well as adventure filled. On the way we cross the evergreen Banjar Valley, also a gateway to The Great Himalayan National Park from its north-eastern side. Serolsar Lake is a beautiful lake, situated at a distance of around 5 km from the Jalori pass in Shoja. This lake is approachable via a walk from Shoja. Overnight stay.

Rohru (5,090 ft)

On the way from Shoja to Rohru we cross the Jalori pass (10,240 ft). Rohru is a town in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. It is at the banks of the Pabbar River and is famous for its apples and trout fishing. Rohru is very popular for highly dense forests and jungle ranges. Stay at hotel.

Shimla(7,240 ft)

End of trip. Local shopping and you go back with loads of memories.