Dodra-Kwar over Chanshal pass
Road head/base camp is at larot 2400mts, in the untouched pabbar valley,about 35kms from rohru.There is a good forest house at Larot.first day trek is of 18kms ,eastwards,over the chanshal pass to Dodra village.The western slopes of the chanshal massif are covered withdense forests,tapering off to velvet-smooth pastures on top.
There's a small stone temple on top.The other, eastern flank is barren and rock strewn, but after a descent of about 500mts the forest claim the landscape again.Dodra 2400mts, is a fairly large village with a very basic forest hut.it is perched above the Rupin river, and straight across the valley is the village of kwar 2300mts, 8kms. away and
the second day's destination.kwar is a much larger village with its own heli-pad and sdm.it also has a very well furnished, three roomed rest house.The temples at Dodra and kwar are worth seeing: their exteriors are covered with the mounted heads of various wild animals,most of them a rarity nowadays.from kwar one has two options;the easier one is to follow the rupin downstream for 28kms in a SE direction, emerging in naitwar in uttaranchal.from here one can get a bus for dehradoon or chopal/shimla.the more interesting,and adventurous,journey however,is to aim for the Rupin pass, beyond which is the sangla valley of kinnaur.
continue up the rupin on day3,cross it at jiskoon, and camp at jakha 2600mts,the last village in the valley,now fully converted to the Radhaswamy way of lifeday4is a hard,15km climb to the pastures of saribassa below the pass:there are caves where one can camp. next day one reaches the rupin pass4750mts.over moraine and scree.from there it is downhill all the way to sangla, over the lovely alpine pasturesknown as sangla kanda