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Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Adventure Trek - Extreme Adventure


Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Adventure Trek - Extreme Adventure: Overview

The Shrikhand Mahadev trek is a pilgrim trail that leads to the Shrikhand Mahadev peak (5227 meters/17150 ft.) named after Lord Shiva.The key attraction of this trek is the breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges from Parvati valley of Kullu, Jorkandan, Rangrik ranges of Kinnaur and Hansbeshan and other surrounding peaks in the south east of Satluj river.The trek can be done either from Nirmand side or Arsu side. The popular and widely travelled route is from the Nirmand – Jaon village side.To reach the base camp, you have to drive from Shimla towards Rampur and cross the river Satluj to enter Niramand region of Kullu district and drive till Jaon Village. Shrikhand Mahadev peak, located at an altitude of 5,155 meters resembles the Shivling.

  • Route / Area : Shimla - Kullu

  • Duration : 08 Nights - 09 Days

  • Accommodation : Hotel/Lodge & Tents for Outdoor

  • Transport : By Taxi as per group size

  • Altitute / Terrain : 17,000 Feet, Gradual & Alpine

  • Best Period : July to September

  • Lowest Altitude in Srikhand Yatra  - 6000 feet ( Singhad - base Camp)

  • Distance Covered on Foot for Srikhand yatra - 40 Kms

  • Grade of Trek - Difficult/Chellanging/Deeply Religious

  • Start Point of Trek - Jaon village ( 170 kms from Shimla, 200kms from Kullu)

  • Base Camp of Trek - Singhad

  • End Point  - Srikhand Mahadev Mountain Top & Retun Back to Base Camp

  • Guide Required - Yes

  • Organised By - Govt of India ( Registration Required)

  • Staging Areas in Srikhand Mahadev Trekking Pilgrimage

  • Singhad - Base Camp

 

About Srikhand Mahadev Yatra

The rock-made shivalingam is around 70 feet in height and situated at an elevation of 19,000 feet above sea level. The yatra is steep and there is low oxygen on the top. This pilgrimage tour is also popular as Srikhand Kailash Yatra in Himachal Pradesh. The dates for the yatra or pilgrimage are only between July and August and lasts for 15-20 days in a year. Guru Poornima is the eve when the yatra starts. The road to the peak remains closed after this period. Heavy snowfall and storms begin by the month of October.

Travelers need to carry sufficient dry food and glucose with them. It is also necessary for them to get a health check up done before they actually go on the yatra. There is hardly any medical aid center on the way and only Shrikhand Mahadev Seva Dal serves free meals to the pilgrims.


Legend behind Srikhand Mahadev Yatra

According to Hindu mythology, Bhasamasur did a hard penance and meditated for several years before the Mahadev or Lord Shiva became pleased with him. When Bhasamasur tried to use the bhasama kangan (the invisible powder) on Lord Shiva due to his pride and ego, Mahadev vanished into a cave and later appeared on a hill top that is presently known as the Srikhand Mahadev Peak presently and the cave into which he had vanished is known as Devdank and is situated near Nirmand.
 

  

Top Highlights of The Tour

  • Seek blessings of Lord Shiva at Shrikhand Mahadev.

  • Camp under the stars, amidst the beautiful mountains.

  • View the majestic mountains and valleys while trekking.

  • Visit other holy temples like Sun Temple: Bhimakali Temple and Hatu Temple.

  • Enroute visit beautiful villages like Jaun Village, Thachdu and Kali Ghat.



Package Inclusions:

  • 2 Night Accomodation in Hotel (  Shimla, Sarahan)

  • 6  Night Accomodation in Camps

  • All Meals (Himachali, Indian, and Continental) will be provide on MAP Basis(i.e. Bed tea, Breakfast and dinner) during journey and during stay in Hotel or during journey. No meal will be provide during

  • Assistance upon arrival at reception point.

  • Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas of Himachal Pradesh.

  • English / Hindi Speaking Professional tour guide.

  • Luxury water proof tents, sleeping bags/ Bedding, insulated mattresses and camping equipments.

  • All wildlife, trekking & camping fee.

  • Driver allowance, toll charge, state govt. taxes

  • Basic first aid kit carried by our tour guide.

  • Separate Utility for Staff and camping equipment.


Package Exclusions

  • Any fare before reception & after departure.

  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.

  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, and Internet services, Phone Calls etc.

  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated) Camera fee, soft or hard drinks, starters.

  • Porter/ Ponies services for Travellers personal luggage.

  • Temples, Monument & Museum Entrance Fees

  • The facility of picking and dropping to nearest Railway head / Airport and nearest cities is also available

  • but on extra charges.


Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Adventure Trek - Itinerary

Start the Tour from Chandigarh Airport / Railway Station.  Our representative will greet you and from there we will drive towards. It is around 115 km and take 3-4 Hours to arrive. After arrival visit some local sightseeing like Jakhoo temple and Mall Road. After that check into hotel and overnight at Hotel.

The day will begin with the breakfast and after that we will drive towards Bhimakali Sarahan and places to visit on the way. First we will visit the Hatu Temple, one of the main temple of Narkanda which is located on the Hatu peak. Next we will visit the Sun Temple which is a unique sun temple situated at Nirath. Later in the evening we will move to visit Bhimakali Sarahan Temple which is dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali. Overnight at Hotel.

Hatu Temple: HATU Temple :Hatu is a ancient  Temple located in dense forest.It ‘s enclosed by lush greenery,Pine and spruce trees on the hill top.With serene view of  Peak . It is highest peak of the area at 11000 feet .Hatu is ultimate destination for tourist and devotees.Fascinating and astonish landscape makes people to visit again and again .Hatu is a small beautiful wooden temple .People comes with their wishes to temple ,it is a belive that asking with true heart will definitly get fulfilled  something . According to local belief the famous hatu mata temple is the temple of ‘Mandodari’ wife of ‘Ravna’. People come in great number on the first Sunday of ‘Jeth’ (name of hindi month) to pay ritual here. Goat sacrifice is still in practice near the temple.hat it’s where the Pandavas brothers prepared and cooked their food during their agyaat vaas. 

Sun temple: It is said that the temple is built in the style Ngada only sun temple in north India. People living in the village and the village Surya devoted believer in Hinduism is considered. Most of the main temple on the temple is made of wood and red walls are engraved on the craft. It is also said that the Pandavas during their exile spent here. In December every year at the fair will be attended by many people from the surrounding villages.

 

Early in the morning visit Bhimakali Sarahan Temple for attending the Morning Prayer (Aarti) and after that we will have our breakfast then move forward towards Jaun (SinghGaurd) which is the village of the terrain. On our way we will visit Jeuri which is hot water spring and after that we will do some sightseeing in Rampur Bushahar which is a small city in Shimla. Then we will visit the famous Shiva Cave which is locally famous as Dhar Deo Dhank Cave. We will also visit the famous temple including Ambika Temple, Parshuram Temple and the Kali Temple at Jaun. On reaching Jaun we will have to trek 3 km towards SinghGaurd which is the last village of the region towards Shrikhand Kailash. Overnight at Camps.

Jaun Village: Jaun is a small village of around 50-60 houses and a temple dedicated to Mata Katyayni. Jaun is a village in the midst of  great himalayan range. One can admire the beauty of mother nature sitting amid mountains, rivulets, small houses, temples and most important and pleasant fully developed apple orchards of Jaun.  Jaun provides a clear and beautiful view of Shrikhand Mountain. In Clear Weather, you can get a glance of holy Shrikhand peak from here. Jaon is the last place from where you can do necessary shopping for the trek.

 

Next day early morning after breakfast  trek towards Bhimtalai. You will enjoy the 2 hour walk along the rivulet towards Bharati Nalla and climbing for 7 to 8 hours through a dense forest with 80 degree slope to Thachdu, Kalighati, Take some rest and enjoy to have packed lunch. We will be reaching Bhimtalai descending downwards from Kalighati which will nearly take 30 minutes. Overnight at Camps.

Thachdu: The first uphill trek starts and takes you to Thachru. One gets to see lush green, deodar trees, brooks and stream in the way. The first goal will be to reach Barathi Nalah at 7200 ft. This is a place of confluence of two small rivulets and is a place to take rest. To reach Thachruone has to face a vertical climb at Danda Dhaar. In the midway one encounters change in vegetation, the scenic view of Kullu Himalayan range.

Kalighati: Kali top or kali Ghati is the top of Danda Dhaar at around 13000 feet. The climb up from Barathi Nalah ends here. There is straight 3 kms climb uphill to reach Kali-top. You’ll get a chance see some very rare Himalayan flowers on the way.

 

After Breakfast with packed lunch we will start our trek towards Parvati Baag which will nearly take 5 to 6 hours from Bhimtalai. You will love the trekking along the beautiful flower valleys, water falls on your way. You will also get a chance to get acquainted with the region at the height of 14000 feet and its climate. Overnight at camps.

Parvati Baag: Parvati Baag is at 13600 feet, after crossing the water fall, Parvati Baag come after a climb uphill. Parvati Baag is a place of halt just before reaching the destination. As per legends this was the place chosen by mata Parvati for stay. Some of the rarest flowers are found here too, like ‘Brahma Kamal’. This is the place right below Shrikhand Mahadev and is another halt in the lap of nature.

Early morning After breakfast with packed lunch the trek towards Shrikhand Mahadev. You will experience the beautiful landscape with natural lake (Nain Sarovar), Rocks, Glacier etc. You will reach to the level of clouds and reaching at the height of 18,500 ft. we will do Darshana of Lord Shiva’s Shrine Shivlingam. After praying at the shrine we will head back to Parvati Baag. Overnight at Camps.

After breakfast  with packed lunch we will trek back towards Thachdu. Overnight at Camps

After breakfast we will trek back to Village SinghGaurd (Jaun) Overnight at Camps. 

After breakfast we will drive towards Shimla. After reaching Shimla Enjoy to have lunch and take some rest. After that drive for Chandigarh, It is around 115 km and take 3-4 hours to arrive. Our representative will drop you at Chandigarh Airport/Railway Station.

 




Other Major Attractions 


Shimla

Jakhoo Temple: One of The famous place of Worship At Shimla is Jakhoo Temple. Jakhoo hill is located the famous Jakhoo Temple of Shimla. It is hardly 2 kilometers from the Ridge and is an uphill climb through the beautiful deodar trees. The Jakhoo Temple of Shimla is dedicated to the monkey God, Hanuman. The temple is located at the Height of 2455 meter and situated at highiest peak in Shimla.

Mall Road Shimla: The Mall Road is the main street in Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India. All colonial structures are located on the Mall Road.  The Mall Road is also famous for its wooden furniture shops that sell exquisite wooden articles, which look like antiques.


Sarahan

Bhimakali Temple: The main deity of the temple is Goddess Bhima Kali -an incarnation of Goddess Durga. There is a huge museum inside the temple which exhibits the exclusive images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. It is believed that this is the only sight on this earth which has witnessed the Great War between Lord Krishna against the demon Banasura. The myth further says that the head of the routed king Banasura was buried in façade of entry gate of the temple.

Bhimtalai: Bhim Talai is a place where according to legends Bhim one of the Pandava brothers used to take bath. This is a place surrounded by high peaks, bugiyal and tiny waterfalls. One can see shepherds here at Bhim Talai. Bheem Talai is at 11279 ft.


Places around Srikhand Mahadev Peak:

There are several places of religious and cultural importance to stop over before you finally reach the peak.
Devdank - The gufa or holy cave near Nirmand where Lord Shiva disappeared after Bhasamasur chased him with the bhasma kangan.
Nain Sarovar - A natural reservoir that offers spectacular views during winter. The source of water here is believed to be the tears of Goddess Parvati. People take a holy dip and carry the sacred water with them.

Mystry of engraved-stones at bhim-sthal at shrikhand-mahadev

At around 16000 feet is Bhim Baiee. Here, the rocks and stones are piled over each other and contain certain engraved signs. It is said that Bhim once wanted to construct stairs to heaven from here, but could not complete it due to time constraint, If you observe, you’ll be amazed to realize that the stones are actually packed on top of each other like stairs. At half an hour away from here, finally you see Shri Shrikhand Mahadev. Here, a huge 70 feet rocks stand in the shape of ‘Shivling’.                  
     
Mystic-Himalaya

It is a magical moment as one reaches the top; it enchants the devotee with divine waves of emotions. Thrills and chills move you inside out, also as one can feel the effusion scenic of mountains all around.


GuideLines for Srikhand Mahadev Trek:

Getting to/from: Can be attempted for Nirmand in Kullu district, Fancha in Shimla District or from Banjar. Toughest route is from Fancha side. Most popular and safest is Nirmand, Bagipul, Jaun, Taacharu, Nainser.
Guides and Porters: Guides and Porters can be hired from Nirmand of Baagi pul if required. .
Total Distance: 32-35 Kms one side. Maximum Elevation: 5162 meter – Shrikhand Peak.
Permits: No need of any kind of permits.


Elements of Srikhand Mahadev Trekking Pilgrimage

Type of Trek :- Pilgrim trail Leading to the Shrikhand Mahadev peak (5227 meters/17150 ft.) named after Lord Shiva.Every Year approx 50,000 pilgrims/trekkers perform this yatra

Type of Adventure:- Extreme Adventurous Trek at 17000 feet.Reaching Shrikhand takes crossing moraines,stone tunnels, seven small peaks. An amazing trek gives feeling of walking on the clouds.It is a tough trek with crossing of glaciers, whether uncertanity, Extreme cold weather, altitude and most tough Climb. Needs Strong will to complete the trek with chants of ‘Har Har Mahadev’, and ‘Om Namah Shivaya".

Near By Peaks to Srikhand Mahadev:- Near Shrikhand top, Thre are big stones are known as Godess Parvati and Lord Ganesh.Behind the Shrikhand peak there is a peak known as Kartikeya Parvat.From Shrikhand Mahadev Top, there is majestic view of the Himalayan ranges of Parvati valley of Kullu, Jorkandan, Rangrik ranges of Kinnaur and Hansbeshan and other surrounding peaks in Rampur Kalpa Area.

Main Adventure Elements:- Extreme Adventure, Shiva Pilgrimage to see natural 70 feet Lingam at top of mountain, Trek at 17000 feet


Some Important Information regarding Srikhand Mahadev Yatra

How to reach base camp: Jaon Village in Kullu district can be reached by bus, cab, own conveyance by following Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Rampur route. From Rampur cross Satluj River to enter Nirmand district and proceed till Jaon. Jaon is at a distance of 167 km from Shimla. Buses are available from Shimla local bus stand to Jaon, Nirmand, and Rampur.

Weather: Cold and windy terrain, temperature at nights can dip in minus. It is advisable to carry sufficient warm clothing. Probability of snow-fall at the Shrikhand peak is always there.

Trail description: 30 km one way trek (60 km approx. in total). In June and early July you will find lot of firm snow on the trail. In autumn you will have to negotiate and climb some steep sections of rocks.

Accommodation & Food: Normally tent accommodation along food is available (Taacharu and Parvati Bagh) but can be costly. In peak pilgrim season you may find it difficult to get a tent. It is advisable to carry your own tent if visiting in Pilgrim season.


How to Reach Srikhand Mahadev:

By Air - The nearest airport is at Jubbarhatti, Shimla.

By Rail - Nearest Railway station is at Shimla. Then from there you have to go by road

By Road - This road route is from Delhi. So from Delhi go to Chandigarh and reach Shimla. From Shimla go to Narkanda, Nirmand and Bagi Pul. The total drive upto this is of 9 hrs. From Bagi Pur go to Sindhwar - Bhimdwari - Nain Sarovar - Shrikhand Mahadev. This total drive is again of about 22 hrs.


How to Pack & Carry For Srikhand Mahadev Yatra Trekking:

Pilgrims must carry water bottles, glucose sachets, warm clothing, rainwear, flashlights and rations of dry fruits and dates. Avoid overpacking and ensure that you undergo a medical checkup to determine your fitness before the trip.
MUST TREK GEARs

  • Sleeping Bags (Note there are 2 main varieties of sleeping bags. One is more woolen, for this trek the woolen one is required). Wild-craft/Quentua etc cost around Rs 2000-5000)

  • Sleeping Mats ( You get mats from Rs 100 onwards to Rs 300 / Adventure Sports and Wild-craft both have a wide variety).

  • Trekking shoes:- Most Important Gear Go for Professional Trekking shoes for snow, rocky and difficult terrain. Best Brands are Solomen or any other branded Trekkimg shoes.

  • Additional shoe laces 1 pair. Glue/fevi stick to do repairs if needed. ( Shoes are most important part of journey)

  • Special UV SunGlasses :- To Protect from Sun Glare

  • Socks – Special Trekking Socks which are breatable and anti smell.

  • Backpack - Go for the Branded Backpack with special sweat protector in the back side as it has air padded support for your back, If you buy normal backpack, you will sweat a lot in your back making journey uncomfortable. Quentua backpacks are best. for 5-6 days trek 30 litre Backpack is enough.

  • Raincover for the Backpack

  • Hydrating pack :- Instead of Bottles, Carry Hydrating Pack ( 2 litre is enough), benefit is that your hands are free and from hydrating pack, there is a pipe to drink water whenever required.you will find it as great comfort.

  • Carry raincoat with cap facility and that can be easily worn with the rucksack on your back.

  • Adequate clothing. Cargos are best. Jeans are not prefferrred.

  • Go for Breathable sports T shirts and inner wear as no woolen clothes required during the trek.You will sweat a lot and if you wear cotton Tshirts/Innerwear, these will not dry fast and you may risk catching cold. Jackets are required only at night and early morning because its very cold.

  • Slippers , to walk around and give rest to feet after a day long trek

  • carry Torch but better option is to carry headlamp.

  • Watch/mobile/ etc to give alarms , keep note of time/date etc. Mobiles can be switched off to save battery. Most of them still ring alarms.

  • Swiss knifes with functions like knives,openers,scissors etc.

  • Special Waterproof Money Pouch to keep money and Passports etc

  • GPS

  • Tachomter

  • GPS Enabled Watch with Altimeter,


Survival Tools/Things Must to Carry for Srikhand Yatra Trek

  • Flint to make fire

  • Hunting Knife for protection & cutting

  • Dry Fruits to survive in emergency

  • Military Grade cooking Pot & Coffee Mug

  • Small Tent, Woolen Skull Cap

  • Good Heavy Jacket, Chocolates

  • Gas Lighter

  • Surplus Batteries

  • Phone battery Charger - 4-5 Nos

  • Lighter/match boxes, candles etc to aid in cooking/smoking etc if required.

  • MEDICINES for fever, nausea, mountain Sickness, Body ache/head ache, diarrhoea/ amoebic infections, Injury of cuts, Zeoline etc to clean water


Srikhand Mahadev Yatra – Route

The yatra can be started from two routes, the most taken route is Nirmand (Kullu) and the second one is Rampur (Shimla). The yatra will begin from Singhad which will be the base camp for all the pilgrims. Located at 6000 ft. Singhad will be the starting point and the yatra will end at a height of 17,000ft. during the trek pilgrims have to cross glaciers, rivulets, steep mountain passes and 5-50 layers thick snow to reach the main temple. This complete trek will take at least 4 days. A complete medical team equipped with first aids, oxygen cylinders, stretchers, and emergency lights will be provided at every short distance. The pilgrims will be provided night stay and food facilities too.

Once the interested devotees have registered for the yatra through the online portals of various tour and travel companies, they will be put through a medical test. During the medical test to be conducted by the police officials they will be tested on their physical health and whether they can undertake this trek will be decided.


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Package Inclusions:

  • 2 Night Accomodation in Hotel (  Shimla, Sarahan)

  • 6  Night Accomodation in Camps

  • All Meals (Himachali, Indian, and Continental) will be provide on MAP Basis(i.e. Bed tea, Breakfast and dinner) during journey and during stay in Hotel or during journey. No meal will be provide during

  • Assistance upon arrival at reception point.

  • Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas of Himachal Pradesh.

  • English / Hindi Speaking Professional tour guide.

  • Luxury water proof tents, sleeping bags/ Bedding, insulated mattresses and camping equipments.

  • All wildlife, trekking & camping fee.

  • Driver allowance, toll charge, state govt. taxes

  • Basic first aid kit carried by our tour guide.

  • Separate Utility for Staff and camping equipment.


Package Exclusions

  • Any fare before reception & after departure.

  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.

  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, and Internet services, Phone Calls etc.

  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated) Camera fee, soft or hard drinks, starters.

  • Porter/ Ponies services for Travellers personal luggage.

  • Temples, Monument & Museum Entrance Fees

  • The facility of picking and dropping to nearest Railway head / Airport and nearest cities is also available

  • but on extra charges.

Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Adventure Trek - Itinerary

Start the Tour from Chandigarh Airport / Railway Station.  Our representative will greet you and from there we will drive towards. It is around 115 km and take 3-4 Hours to arrive. After arrival visit some local sightseeing like Jakhoo temple and Mall Road. After that check into hotel and overnight at Hotel.

The day will begin with the breakfast and after that we will drive towards Bhimakali Sarahan and places to visit on the way. First we will visit the Hatu Temple, one of the main temple of Narkanda which is located on the Hatu peak. Next we will visit the Sun Temple which is a unique sun temple situated at Nirath. Later in the evening we will move to visit Bhimakali Sarahan Temple which is dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali. Overnight at Hotel.

Hatu Temple: HATU Temple :Hatu is a ancient  Temple located in dense forest.It ‘s enclosed by lush greenery,Pine and spruce trees on the hill top.With serene view of  Peak . It is highest peak of the area at 11000 feet .Hatu is ultimate destination for tourist and devotees.Fascinating and astonish landscape makes people to visit again and again .Hatu is a small beautiful wooden temple .People comes with their wishes to temple ,it is a belive that asking with true heart will definitly get fulfilled  something . According to local belief the famous hatu mata temple is the temple of ‘Mandodari’ wife of ‘Ravna’. People come in great number on the first Sunday of ‘Jeth’ (name of hindi month) to pay ritual here. Goat sacrifice is still in practice near the temple.hat it’s where the Pandavas brothers prepared and cooked their food during their agyaat vaas. 

Sun temple: It is said that the temple is built in the style Ngada only sun temple in north India. People living in the village and the village Surya devoted believer in Hinduism is considered. Most of the main temple on the temple is made of wood and red walls are engraved on the craft. It is also said that the Pandavas during their exile spent here. In December every year at the fair will be attended by many people from the surrounding villages.

 

Early in the morning visit Bhimakali Sarahan Temple for attending the Morning Prayer (Aarti) and after that we will have our breakfast then move forward towards Jaun (SinghGaurd) which is the village of the terrain. On our way we will visit Jeuri which is hot water spring and after that we will do some sightseeing in Rampur Bushahar which is a small city in Shimla. Then we will visit the famous Shiva Cave which is locally famous as Dhar Deo Dhank Cave. We will also visit the famous temple including Ambika Temple, Parshuram Temple and the Kali Temple at Jaun. On reaching Jaun we will have to trek 3 km towards SinghGaurd which is the last village of the region towards Shrikhand Kailash. Overnight at Camps.

Jaun Village: Jaun is a small village of around 50-60 houses and a temple dedicated to Mata Katyayni. Jaun is a village in the midst of  great himalayan range. One can admire the beauty of mother nature sitting amid mountains, rivulets, small houses, temples and most important and pleasant fully developed apple orchards of Jaun.  Jaun provides a clear and beautiful view of Shrikhand Mountain. In Clear Weather, you can get a glance of holy Shrikhand peak from here. Jaon is the last place from where you can do necessary shopping for the trek.

 

Next day early morning after breakfast  trek towards Bhimtalai. You will enjoy the 2 hour walk along the rivulet towards Bharati Nalla and climbing for 7 to 8 hours through a dense forest with 80 degree slope to Thachdu, Kalighati, Take some rest and enjoy to have packed lunch. We will be reaching Bhimtalai descending downwards from Kalighati which will nearly take 30 minutes. Overnight at Camps.

Thachdu: The first uphill trek starts and takes you to Thachru. One gets to see lush green, deodar trees, brooks and stream in the way. The first goal will be to reach Barathi Nalah at 7200 ft. This is a place of confluence of two small rivulets and is a place to take rest. To reach Thachruone has to face a vertical climb at Danda Dhaar. In the midway one encounters change in vegetation, the scenic view of Kullu Himalayan range.

Kalighati: Kali top or kali Ghati is the top of Danda Dhaar at around 13000 feet. The climb up from Barathi Nalah ends here. There is straight 3 kms climb uphill to reach Kali-top. You’ll get a chance see some very rare Himalayan flowers on the way.

 

After Breakfast with packed lunch we will start our trek towards Parvati Baag which will nearly take 5 to 6 hours from Bhimtalai. You will love the trekking along the beautiful flower valleys, water falls on your way. You will also get a chance to get acquainted with the region at the height of 14000 feet and its climate. Overnight at camps.

Parvati Baag: Parvati Baag is at 13600 feet, after crossing the water fall, Parvati Baag come after a climb uphill. Parvati Baag is a place of halt just before reaching the destination. As per legends this was the place chosen by mata Parvati for stay. Some of the rarest flowers are found here too, like ‘Brahma Kamal’. This is the place right below Shrikhand Mahadev and is another halt in the lap of nature.

Early morning After breakfast with packed lunch the trek towards Shrikhand Mahadev. You will experience the beautiful landscape with natural lake (Nain Sarovar), Rocks, Glacier etc. You will reach to the level of clouds and reaching at the height of 18,500 ft. we will do Darshana of Lord Shiva’s Shrine Shivlingam. After praying at the shrine we will head back to Parvati Baag. Overnight at Camps.

After breakfast  with packed lunch we will trek back towards Thachdu. Overnight at Camps

After breakfast we will trek back to Village SinghGaurd (Jaun) Overnight at Camps. 

After breakfast we will drive towards Shimla. After reaching Shimla Enjoy to have lunch and take some rest. After that drive for Chandigarh, It is around 115 km and take 3-4 hours to arrive. Our representative will drop you at Chandigarh Airport/Railway Station.

 

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