Churdhar Peak Trek
The Churdhar Peak is at a height of 11,965 ft (3,647m) and it’s the highest peak of outside Himalayan range. The top of this peak will bless you with 360-degree panoramic view of the mountains in all the directions. The view of majestic mountains surrounding the Lord Shiva’s idol is just jaw dropping and the most powerful.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
About the Trek:
The ecstatic Churdhar peak trek lies in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. Churdhar peak height sits at 3600m making it the tallest peak in the Lower Himalayas. The trek starts from Nauradhar which is also the base camp and just 4 hours from Chandigarh city. The trail passes through dense forest, open meadows and orchards and green hills making it one of the most scenic routes. From Nauradhar, 3 to 4 hours later, you reach the next stop Jam Nallah which is 7 km away. The incline is quiet gradual making it suitable for beginners. Here you find yourself surrounded by pine and cedar trees and the freshness of the forest.
Jam Nallah is situated at 9 km from the Churdhar peak which involves passing through a mix of gradual as well as steep slopes. As you start walking from Jam Nallah towards Teesri, the next rest stop, you cross serene and lush green forest where all you see is greenery, hear sounds of birds and fauna and smell the freshness of the forest all the way. Teesri lies on the ridge and thus windy and promises some of the best views. Check out the Churdhar peak images here to see for yourself.
Soon you leave the forest behind and embrace rocky boulders and hills, moving beyond treeline, with views of a chain of mountains. After 2 km of walking on a bit of steep gradient trail you finally reach the summit of Churdhar peak trek, and stand atop the tallest mountain in the region offering you a totally unobstructed views of far away Himalayan peaks. You can also spot peaks of Srikhand Mahadev, Kinner Kailash, Badrinath and Kedarnath, and the rivers Ganges and Sutlej.
At the summit you will also find a magnificent idol of Lord Shiva and a temple where lunch is served daily. After enjoying the views and some rest, you bid adieu to the gorgeous 360-degree views and head back to Teesri and then Jam Nallah. The Churdhar peak trek is one of the greenest treks in terms of scenic routes, that relieves you of your tiredness with its enchanting natural beauty, calmness and freshness and fills tonnes of fresh air into your lungs. If you are planning to book this trip, you can go between March to November when Churdhar peak weather is pleasant and there is no snowfall, except on the far away mountains.
About the destination:
The Churdhar peak, a hidden gem, stands tall in the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh, 4 hours from Chandigarh city and a great weekend trek. The name translates to ‘bangles of snow mountains’ as the summit offers you the views of a chain of ice capped mountains of Greater Himalayas. The fact that this is the highest peak in the lower Himalayas and visible from various hill stations like Shimla, Kasauli, Chail, Kufri and Chakrata, makes it absolutely appealing and inviting to accomplish the Churdhar peak trekking. The lush green Himalayan vegetation of Churdhar Wildlife Sanctuary adds to the beauty of the place. Churdhar peak Sirmour is the perfect weekend getaway for adventure and mountain lovers.
• Nearest airport: Chandigarh airport
• Height: 3600 m
• Best time to visit: March to November
• Total walking: 16 km each side
All arrangements for staying and camping while on the trip
All transport in a non AC car as per the itinerary above
Accommodation on twin share basis in tents / ‘A’ class hotels (all meals included)
Professional guide fee, wildlife fee and climbing permit
All trekking arrangements with an experienced guiding team, camp staff, cook etc.
– Delhi – Shimla – Delhi transport
– Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, insurance Beverages and snacks in Leh or any other tea house, tips for guides, cooks & porters
– Portars and mule for carrying personal luggage.
Arrive early morning to Shimla and take a bus to Chopal. You can also hire a taxi for Chopal. After lunch the day will be at your leisure. You can stroll in the nearby market or enjoy the environment. Overnight stay in hotel.
Trek to Churdhar Peak
After an early morning breakfast we will drive to the starting point. After a short breifing about the culture, do’s and dont’s we will start our trek for the peak. The trek goes through a beautiful meadow before climbing up with steep ascent. You have to be very careful because of slippery rocks and mud.
If time permits after the darshan of Chureshwar Maharaj and we will descend back to the starting point or else overnight stay in tents.
Churdhar Peak to Chopal and Back to Shimla
We will descend to Chopal and drive back to Shimla before heading back to our destinations.
– Accommodation in alpine tents on a twin sharing basis
– All meals on trek (Veg meals will be served)