Beas river looks standstill at Larji. Tirthan and Sainj rivers join Beas river at Larji.
Dam over Beas river at Larji.
The cable trolley to cross Tirthan river.
Crossing Tirthan river by cable trolley to reach Raju's Guest House ( in the background).
Raju's Guest House with Rajiv Bharati (Raju), the owner in the foreground - Away from civilisation yet with all modern amenities.
Sumptuous lunch at Raju's Guest House.
Enjoying on the hammock swinging after lunch at Raju's Guest House.
Tirthan river borders Raju' Guest House at Gushaini.
Tirthan river torrents.
Raju's pet dogs, Yeti and Bulbul leading us to 3 km Bandal village trek.
A Bandel village girl with her goat on way to Bandal village.
The trek to Bandal village is mostly through orchards. Here is one of Apple trees in full bloom.
A BSNL Tower at Gushaini seen from Bandal village.
Bandal village lady who met us near pedestrian bridge near Gushaini, joined us in our trek to Bandel village.
A newly constructed temple at Bandal village not far from the old temple.
An intrinsically wood ncarved door of the newly constructed temple.
Snow clad Himalayan peak seen from Bandal village.
The renovated Gada Durga temple is the oldest temple of Bandal village greatly revered by villagers of Tirthan Valley.
Bandal village kids posing for photograph.
Yeti and Bulbul, our 'guides' looking for us as we were slow in descending on our return trek.
Yeti waits for my son to negotiate a tricky part of the descend.
The first one km of trek was along the Tirthan river but we returned from a higher alternative trek path overlooking Tirthan river. Yeti and Bulbul, our 'guides', however, returned from river route keeping eyes on our progress.
A zoom shot of Raju's Guest House from our alternative trek path.
Raju's new house under construction.
The stone structure on the left is the Lounge of Raju's Guest House while on the right is the dining room with attached kitchen.
A part of 20 acres of Orchards of Raju's Guest House. The orchard consists mainly of apples, apricots, cherries, walnuts, peaches trees.
Raw cherries on the trees.
Probably flowers belonging to Iris family.
Just before the commencement of 3 kms walk on road to GHNP.
Some wildflowers on the road side on way to Gushaini village.
Entering Gushaini iron bridge over Tirthan river.
Durga Temple at Gushiani village. Road to the gate of GHNP is behind the temple.
Wood carved door of Durga temple.
On the road to GHNP at Gushaini.
Snow clad mountains seen from road to GHNP.
The condition of the road to GHNP gate.
Wildflowers on the road to GHNP,
A bizarre shaped tree on way to GHNP.
Me with my grandson.
Enjoying the walk on the road to GHNP.
Typical Tirthan valley homes in the midst of orchards.
We ended our walk on the road to GHNP here.
Tirthan river flows by the side of road to GHNP.
'Take me in your arm'
A big house surrounded by orchards in Gushaini.
Another ones near Raju's Guest House.
Crossing Tirthan river after the end of a walk on road to GHNP.
On the way to the banks of Tirthan river from Raju's Guest House.
Tirthan river sojourn.
I made it....
We both made it......
Good place for meditation in the middle of Tirthan river!
We reached up to this point.
Tirthan river torrent.
Secure and safe.
Raju's pet dog Bhalu seems to be keeping eyes on our activities around Tirthan river.
Banjar bus stand.
Jalori Pass seen from Shoja.
Wildflowers on way to Jalori Pass.
Close up of wildflowers.
Road about one km before Jalori Pass.
Snow covered meadows very close to Jalori Pass.
Very close to Jalori Pass.
At Jalori Pass.
Kali temple at Jalori Pass.
One of the Dabhas at Jalori Pass where we had tea.
View from Jalori Pass
Some walk fromJalori Pass.
Jalori Pass Dabhas. The road on the left goes towards Ani.
Some snow play.
Me with our driver sliding on the snow from temple top.
My son repeats the same.
My grandson trying slide in a small way with the help of our driver.
For those not ready for slide.
A solitary broken tree trunk in the midst of snow covered meadow becomes a safe bet for sitting.
View from Shoja village.
In Shoja village
On way to one km climb to Rishi Shringa temple.
View from the way to Shringa temple
Half-way to Shringa temple
On way to Shringa temple
View from Shringa temple
View of Tirthan river from our room in Raju's Guest House.
Back to Raju's Guest House after a gruelling trip to Jalori Pass.
Back to the comfort of Raju Guest House after a gruelling trip to Jalori Pass.
Father-son duo of Raju's Guest House - Varun (left) and Raju (right) on a see-off to us at the cable trolley over Tirthan river. Note the rise in the water level of the river and the change in water colour from crystal green to muddy one due to overnight heavy rains.