This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Jibhi.
Still a lesser-known destination, Jibhi, India, is a quaint little mountain hamlet in Trihan Valley in India's Himachal Pradesh. To get to Jibhi, you need to approach Aut via Chandigarh-Manali Highway. After reaching Aut, a twenty-seven-kilometer drive takes you to Banjar. Eight kilometers away from Banjar, you will arrive at your surreal mountain destination, Jibhi. The journey itself is fascinating with the scenic mountain views. If you get hungry, stop by one of the eateries to taste some authentic Himachali food for cheap prices. As it is truly an adventure-lover's destination where you can take it slow in life, Jibhi can be accessed all throughout the year. However, pack according to the season, as the climate varies considerably.
Surrounded by alpine meadows, the little village is known for tranquil nature and famous Himachali trout fish. In recent years, backpackers across the globe have made Jibhi their little home for a few months, enjoying the unspoilt natural beauty of the region. If you usually stay in hostels, you will be a little disappointed as options for hostels in Jibhi, India, are limited. However, there are many dreamy wooden cottages for cheap prices where budget travelers can stay for a few days or even months. Since it has become a hippie destination, there is often a hostel-like, communal atmosphere in homestays and cafes.
Often, travelers trek to nearby Chaini Village, a tiny hamlet filled with ancient structured inspired by Chinese architecture. Sharingi Bagi Temple trek is another popular option among the backpackers in Jibhi. The trail to the temple passes through tiny cascades, apple orchards and alpine forests offering you an unforgettable experience. A two- to three-hour drive from Jibhi will take you to Jalori Pass, which connects Shimla to Manali via Banjar Valley. From Jalori Pass, you could trek to Sarehul Lake, a blissful lake located next to a sacred temple, which is often frequented by Hindu pilgrims. Only six kilometers away, the trail to the lake from Jalori Pass is an easy trek that's perfect for beginning hikers.
Written by local enthusiast for Jibhi hostelsZin