DAINKUND TO CHOWARI JOT TREK
(Above Sea Level)
|PLACES TO BE VISITED||Chowari Jot Car Parking - Pholani Devi Temple at Dainkund
|BEST SEASON||March to November|
|ABOUT TREK||The trail starts at the viewpoint the overlooks the car parking at Chowari Jot. From this viewpoint, the trail meanders along the various viewpoints dotted along the Chowari Jot ridge. After the viewpoints the trail passes along an ugly mini concrete dam. This Frankenstein dam was created by HPTDC (Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Council) to promote tourism (sigh). After the dam, the trail follows the ridge in a northerly direction over several grassy meadows. About two kilometres from the starting point at Chowari Jot the radars at the airforce station in Dainkund are visible on the horizon. From this point onwards, the trail is dotted with numerous small ponds, shepherd shelters, viewpoints and prospective camping grounds. Be advised that these ponds do not contain potable water, and they are generally used by shepherds for watering their livestock.
Four and a half kilometres from the start the trail meanders into a long winding left hand turn. A small shepherd shelter along a pond immediately after this turn is the best viewpoint and picnic spot on this trail. After the shepherd shelter the trail passes through a grove of trees and emerges near the Pholani Devi temple at Dainkund. From the temple, you may choose to continue to Dalhousie, Khajjiar or on to the vehicle parking at Dainkund.