Marwa Pass - Chandra jot
Marwa Pass offers a spectacular view of the Baihali Jot group and a number of high peaks of the majestic Himalayan Range. Trela is the base for this Trekking Expedition.
Chamba offers a combination of magnificent views, splendid walks, rich cultural heritage, trekking opportunities, and more. If you are a trekking enthusiast, Chamba district has plenty of some well-defined and new trails to discover, explore and conquer. Marwa Pass is a lower pass for trekking compared to other passes in the Chamba district.
From Trela to Bagai, you ascend gradually along Chanju Nala, cross streams, and pass through Tikri, Naredh and Bagai. From Bagai to Panglodi, you follow the Kamli Nala that is coming from north-east, and cross Drati Pass (4694 m), Tindi in Lahaul Valley, Mawa, thick forest area, small stream, and pitch your camp at Panglodi camp ground. And, from Panglodi to Marwas: A steep uphill trek takes you to Alwas and to the Marwas Pass.
Exact Location: Marwa Pass is located in the district of Chamba.
Nearest Town: Trela.
How to Reach:
There are direct buses available from Pathankot to Trela Road. The nearest railhead is at Pathankot, and the nearest airport is the Gaggal airport in Kangra valley. Pathankot is well-connected with most of the major cities of India.
Trek Grade: Very Strenuous (mainly done by the local people)
Best Time to Visit: June 10th to June 30th and August 15th to October 10th.
Things to Carry:
- Walking stick
- Hiking shoes
- Woolen clothes
- Water, juices, snacks
- Electric torch
- Medical kit
- A good compass
- An extra pair of clothes
Dalhausie: It is a picturesque hill station built during the British period. The hill station is located at an altitude of 2039 m above sea level. The place is surrounded by alpine vegetation and offers spectacular natural landscape to explore. Some other major attractions in Dalhousie are Jandhri Ghat, Satdhara Springs which has great therapeutic value as it contains mica with medicinal properties; Subhash Baoli and St Francis Church.
Kalatop Sanctuary: This sanctuary is located east of Dalhausie, and is spread in an area of around 2026.89 Ha. Kalatop Sanctuary lies in the catchments area of Ravi River and includes patches of good coniferous and oak forests. Rich in flora and fauna, the sanctuary houses bear, Himalayan black marten, Himalayan yellow-throated cat, leopard, deer ghoral, squirrel, common giant flying serow, jackal, langur. The common bird found here is the blackbird. The forest area consists of rhododendrons, deodar, oak, mixed blue-pine.