banjar valley

Road Less Travelled-Banjar Base

Trip Code: HP05
Duration: 5 days, Shimla to Shimla
Distance: 500 km
Daily Distance: 100 km (average)
Skill Level: Medium

Best time to travel: Apr to Oct
Max Altitude: 10,240 ft
Temperature: -5℃ To 25℃
Culture: Hindu and Buddhist

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Route Map
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banjar valley route map

About Banjar Valley

Banjar Valley is also called the gateway to the Great Himalayan National Park. It lies on the road from Manali to Shimla and is a beautiful and unexplored region. Jalori pass (10,240 ft), which falls on the road to Banjar Valley, is open throughout the year. Not being a very high pass it receives light snowfall allowing access to the region in any season.

Although this route has both paved and unpaved road and has some very sharp bends near the Jalori pass, this road is not very difficult on to drive on. The scenery along the route is heavenly and untouched beauty.


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.

Kamrunag Dev
Kamrunag (10,500 ft)

Kamrunag, situated in Kamru valley, is famous for the temple of Kamrunag Dev, the Lord of Rain in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. There is a elliptical lake beside the temple. The lake and temple are situated on top of a mountain ridge from where one gets a panaromic view of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges and of Balh valley. Kamrunag is famous for trekking and camping and can be reached only by trekking from the nearest town.

Guhsaini(4,460 ft)

Gushaini is a small quaint village in the Tirthan Valley in Kullu district of Himachal. It is the nature lovers prefered stay option because of it proximity to the Great Himalayan National Park. The area is green with alpine and deciduous forest and has an abundant biodiversity. Go for an adventurous trek or just laze around in the quiet, serene environment of the valley, this place is great for any kind of holiday.

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.

Shimla(7,240 ft)

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