But let me tell you, if you are nature admirer & wish to spend most of your time out of the world & in peace, Jot is the best spot you might be looking for in Chamba.
How to reach Jot?
You can take a right turn upside from Parel town & travel further for 24kms. For trekkers, there is a different route from Dainkund with a mere 4-5 hours of decent trek & 300 feets of climb. In case you are at Khajjiar, you can take a 13 kms ride from there itself.
I have been to Jot by road instead of trek though but Trekking could be the best option & worth opting for. Dainkund – Jot trail is the least travelled route with much of the nature touch. Apart, you will have a chance to collect three rivers of Punjab which are Satluj, Ravi & Chenab in a single sight on a clear day.
There is also a campsite in village Talai which is located 4 kms from Jot Pass.
You can not predict the weather of Chamba any day. It could change to anything, from worst to best. I left for Jot pass in a sunny morning & reached there with massive snowfall of 1 feet. It was a much of dramatic ride.
On the midway, everything was covered in fog with least on-road visibility.
Yes, least visibility which does not mean that it was tragic. This was something making things look beautiful, from road to trees & down slopes. This was amazing, however I was freezing.
Going cold from sunny was somewhat acceptable, who could have thought about snowfall? Really! it was all unexpected, as if someone was just waiting for me to arrive & do the show.
Moment, we reached Jot Pass, fog turned into a stormy snowfall all of sudden. Winds were so speedy that I had to take shelter in a roadside shop while carrying snow on my Jacket & Jeans. Ears were literally frozen & I could rarely feel my fingers. Cup of tea was much helpfull to get me recovered though.
There are 3-4 roadside shops where you can expect decent food. Climbing uphill from stairs leads to a beautiful view of area along with 3-4 gaddi’s homes built and often left open & alone.
Overall, Jot could be the best option for a day camping. Atleast best in Chamba. Instead of staying in hotels, one must have a look at this amazing place & give it a try.