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Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Adventure Trek - 5155 meters - India's Toughest
Trek of 2020-2021
The Shrikhand Mahadev trek in India no doubtedly rated as India's toughest trek of 2019-2020, It is actually a pilgrim trail that leads to the Shrikhand Mahadev peak (5227 meters/17150 ft.) named after Lord Shiva.
The key rewards of this trek is the breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges from River Parvati valley of Himachal Towns 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.
Top Highlights of India's Toughest Trek - Srikhand Mahadev
Scale to 5155 meters to visit the natura; Shivlinga Rock after 4 days of ardous trek & Seek blessings of Lord Shiva at Shrikhand Mahadev.
While on trek Camp under the stars, amidst the beautiful mountains.
View the Parvato Valley majestic mountains while trekking.
Visit other Heritage temples like Sun Temple: Bhimakali Temple and Hatu Temple. Take pictures and share memories
Enroute visit beautiful villages like Jaun Village, Thachdu and Kali Ghat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Highest peak of Himalayas
Kangchenjunga: The highest mountain Kangchenjunga is located at the border of India and Nepal in the great Himalayas range, Sikkim. 8,586 m (28,169 ft)
Nanda Devi: The Nanda Devi is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas region in the state of Uttarakhand 7,816 m (25,643 ft)
Kamet: The Kamet is the highest summit in the Zaskar mountain Range of Garhwal region in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand7, 756 m (25,446 ft)
Mount Everest: Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. It rises to a height of 8,850m (29,035) above sea level. It is one of the mountains in the Himalayan range. It covers the frontiers of Tibet Nepal and northern India. The mountain is named after Sir George Everest, who was a British surveyor-general of India.
What is the climate in the Himalayas?
Winter (October - Feb) :The temperature during winter in Himachal Pradesh ranges from 0° Celsius to 15 °Celsius (59° F). Make sure that you visit Rohtang Pass, Keylong, Manali, Narkanda, Kufri and Shimla during the season of shivers. Winters are a perfect season for honeymoon couples and adventure enthusiasts. This is the suitable time to visit Himachal to enjoy adventure activities like Heli-skiing, ice-skiing etc on the white beds of snow which have an average height of 3000 meters.
Summers (March - June): The temperature in summer ranges from 22° Celsius (71° F) to 37° Celsius (98° F). Summers is considered the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh, Which starts from the month of March and ends in June. This time is perfect for you especially if you are living in the places with scorching summer. Here, summer is pleasant and welcoming. Travelers indulge in trekking, paragliding, camping, hot air ballooning and water sports during this time. Best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh during summers are Chamba, Mcleodganj, Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamsala, Khajjar and so on.
Monsoon (July – Sep): With the start of July comes along monsoon season in Himachal Pradesh. This brings refreshing greenery and enchanting breeze in its valleys. It is suggested to avoid some areas in Himachal Pradesh, which are prone to landslides during monsoon.
Height of Himalayan peaks
Kangchenjunga: 8,586 m (28,169 ft)
Location: Himalayas Ranges, Sikkim
Nanda Devi: 7,816 m (25,643 ft)
Location: Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand
Kamet: 7,756 m (25,446 ft
Location: Zaskar Range, Uttarakhand
Saser Kangri: I 7,672 m (25,171 ft)
Location: Saser Muztagh, Karakoram greater Himalaya, Jammu and Kashmir
Mamostong Kangri: 7,516 m (24,659 ft)
Location: Rimo Muztagh, Karakoram, Jammu and Kashmir
Himalaya trekking holiday / best treks in the Himalayas
Everest trekking: Everest trekking is all time favorite treks in the Himalayas. Wondered views of Everest, a nice trail and stunning tea houses to stay in and almost continuous views of some of the tallest peaks in the world will keep your attention during trek. The trail ends at Everest Base Camp where you can look directly up the ice fall of the Khumbu Glacier towards the peak of Everest which is still an impressive 3500m above. On the way you will see 3 of the worlds 10 tallest peaks which asides from Everest also include Cho Oyu (8201m/26,906ft) and Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft). Just as spectacular although not as tall are the ice laden walls of Pumori (7,161m/23,494ft) and Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft). Trekking is possible from September to June and although it’s cold in December and January its probably one time of year.
Poon Hill and the Annapurna Base trekking: The trek to Poon Hill is one of the best short treks in the Himalayas and offers fantastic up close views of Annapurna. If you want to make the journey to Annapurna Base Camp lying in the famed Annapurna Sanctuary where you can see a fantastic view of the south face of Annapurna which is 8,091 m/26,538 ft. It is the 10th tallest peak in the world. The route approaching the base camp provides great views of the hanging glaciers and sheer cliff face of Machapuchare (6,993m/22,943ft) known locally as “Fish Tail or the Matterhorn of Asia.” Fish Tail is sacred to the locals and off limits to climbers. This is really two treks that can either be done separately or together.
Manaslu Circuit trekking: The Manaslu Trek is like tea-house trek which encircles the world’s 8th highest peak. This is one of Nepal’s great treks and it gets you away from the crowds at the same time. In recent years the tea houses and trail have been improved and the trek is quickly becoming a popular alternative to the Annapurna Circuit. The total number of visitors in the past few years has been around 2000 with most coming in October The trek remains in a restricted area meaning per/week fee is charged to trekkers.
Makalu Base Trek: It’s a trek to the base camp of Makalu (8463m) the worlds 5th tallest peak. Unlike the treks mentioned so far this is not a tea house trek and it requires organizing for camping. The trek starts from 435m and so transverses through a range of environments as it heads up the Barun Valley to the Makalu base camp. It’s a true wilderness experience with some of the last remnants of untouched forests and beautiful alpine meadows.
Goecha La Trek: The Goecha La trek is trek in the eastern India state of Sikkim. Goecha La having 16,000ft/4876m heights it serves as a base camp for those looking to scale the southeast face Kanchenjunga. This is one of the wettest portions of the Himalayas due to the proximity with the Bay of Bengal and direct line of influence from the Indian Monsoon. The journey is at first up an often muddy trail through thick rain forests and then gradually the lowland forest is replaced by beautiful Rhododendron forests which are in full bloom in early May. The first view points are from Dzongri Top where you can see both Kangchenjunga and Mount Pandim.
The Greatest Treks of India
Gangotri Glacier Trek: This trek as pilgrimage this is a great trek to see beautiful peaks; one of the largest glaciers in the central Himalaya takes you to the source of the most sacred river in India the Ganges River. The trek starts at the end of the road near the temple town of Gangotri and heads 18km to Gomukh which is considered the source of the Ganges at the base of the glacier. The landscape here is magnificent with views of Mount Shivling and the Bhagirathi group of mountains.
Frozen River Trek: It’s a wonderful and beautiful trek if you can brave the average -10 C temperatures the day which fall as low as -20 to -25 C at night. The trek can be difficult in places where the river is not completely frozen over and a new path must be forged over the snow laden banks. It is certainly a once in a lifetime experience. An ancient route along the frozen Zanskar River this trek connects the villages of the Zanskar Valley with the village of Chilling which lies on the road to Leh (Ladakh, India). It is best to take this trek in late January and early February when the conditions are coldest and the frozen river can be used as a pathway.
Markha Valley trekking: The Markha Valley trek is a trek and one of the most famous and easiest to organize in Ladakh, India. Trekkers also have the option of choosing to climb Stok Kangri (6,153 m). This is a trekking peak and since the top can be reached relatively quickly one must be careful to properly acclimatize. The trek itself involves crossing three passes – Stok La (4848 m), Kongmaru La (5274 m) and Gandla (4878 m) and follows the banks of the scenic Markha River valley. Camping near the base of Kang-Yutze peak is one of the highlights as well as getting a glimpse of Tibetan culture.
3 ranges of Himalaya
The Himalayan ranges have 3 important ranges- Himadri, Himachal and Siwalik, about 2400 km in lingth & width of 240-320 km. The Greater Himalayas The greater Himalayas or Himadri or northern ranges, average 6000m in height and has the 3 highest mountain ranges of the world. Mount Everest 8848m Jul 14, 2013 The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) is a range that spans ten states of India namely, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh as well as the hill regions of two states - Assam and West Bengal. Pir Panjal Range (part of middle Himalayas)
DhaulaDhar Range (middle Himalayas)
East Korakoram Range
Mahabharata range (middle Himalayas in Nepal)
Other Major Attractions
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.
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’.
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 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
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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