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Winch Camp


The next and much adventurous is Winch Camp situated at an altitude of 8000 feet. The height of the peak is near about 8800 feet. Trekking to winch camp from Jogindernagar takes 3 hours at least and 1 and half by Haulage way car. On the way to Winch camp there are thick forests of Rhododendron (Burans or locally known as Brah ka fool) from which people prepare delicious sauce having a great medicinal use. From this place one is able to see kilometers of distance including Beas River , Mandi Hills, Kangra district and Hamirpur boundaries etc. Over these high altitude mountains one can feel the pleasure like Heaven. In winter season there is heavy snowfall over these mountains which sometimes even scales up to 4 feet or above. At this time local people, tourists, students from schools and colleges step onto these marvelous mountains for having the gorgeous pleasure of snowfall on their feet. On the other side of the mountain is Headgear, the next haulage way station at an altitude of 8300 feet. This spot packs outstanding sceneries of Himalayan ranges including Dhauladhar which are about 15000 feet or above from the sea level. From Headgear haulage way car descends down the steep hill having a large gradient. This steep hill is known as ‘Khooni Ghati’ means ‘Valley of death’ as it is locally said that there had been any accident over here but nobody is sure in this regard. Further coming station is Katheru set up at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level. The next short journey track is called as Zero Point at 6050 feet.