Uttrala is a small hamlet located nearly 11 km north of Baijnath. Uttrala is an ideal place to enjoy a break from the humdrum of the city life. If you are a Trekking enthusiast, this serene destination is worth the visit. The trek to Ravi valley over Jalsu Pass starts from Uttrala. Jalsu Pass (3600 m) is one of the lowest passes of the majestic Dhauladhar, and is easy to cross. Alternatively, one can also trek from Uttrala to Gdoh village.
Uttrala to Gdoh village trek: The first destination of this trail is the Parai village located at an altitude of 2390 m and at a distance of 12 km from Uttrala. The trek to Parai Village winds up all along the Parai Nullah. Parai is a captivating village located at an altitude of about 2,390 m above sea level, on the Baijnath - Jalsu Pass trek route. The village offers panoramic view of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar mountain ranges. It is also an ideal base village for trekking and mountaineering and several base camps are available here.
From Parai to Yara Jote: (13 km): You need to cross the Jalsu pass to reach Yara. It’s an easy and accessible pass. Yara is covered with vast expanse of verdant meadows. The residents of the area set-up temporary tea stalls to help trekkers during the trekking season.