Shrikhand Mahadev Trek is a beautiful trek for adventurers, nature lovers and spirituality seekers. At the top of Shrikhand Mahadev, there is a small shrine of Lord Shiva that is visited by the devotees in a large extent. July and August is the main pilgrimage season in which the devotees of Lord Shiva pay a visit to the peak of the mountain. Thus, Shrikhand Mahadev can be considered as the destination of great importance for both the Hindu devotees and trekking enthusiasts alike.
There are few sparkling glaciers that a trekker has to cross before reaching the final point. The pilgrims perform puja and precessions at the shrine of Lord Shiva here. Positioned at about 16,900 feet above the sea level, Shrikhand Kailash Trek begins from Jaon Village of Kullu District, which is located around 167 kilometres from Shimla. The way to reach Jaon is through car, bike or bus. From Jaon, it is 70 kilometres of two-way track that passes through lush green woods, beautiful water-streams, meadows and mountains. It is a difficult climb to the peak but the scenic views make it worth carrying out. Singh Gad is a village located two kilometres from Jaon. Singh Gad is the last habitat of civilization on the trail to Shrikhand Mahadev. This exquisite trail passes through opaque forests, sprawling meadows, water streams and soaring mountains.
Day 01: Arrive Jaon
Arrive Jaon by the afternoon and we will start our trek to reach Singharh , at a distance of 3 kilometers, the first Base camp. Overnight stay will be here at our Singharh Camp. then from there we will climb 12km Straight uphill Stretch to Thaachru also Known as ‘Dandi ki Dhaar’ because of its Elevation angle of almost 70 Degrees_ One gets to see lush green Deodar trees & Streams while enrouting towards Thaachru and after the tired trek of 15 km we must Halt the first day Journey there as Tent & Meal services are available there.
Day 2: Singarh (6,873 ft) to Thachru (11,318 ft)
Today, we will climb 12km Straight uphill Stretch to Thaachru. You will see lush green Deodar trees & Streams while enrouting towards Thaachru and after the tired trek of 15 km we must Halt the first day Journey there as Tent & Meal services are available there.
Day 3: Thachru (11,318 ft) to Kali Ghati (12,500 ft) to Parvati Bagh (13662 ft)
Today, we will the journey early in morning from Thaachru, we’ll have to Climb 3 km uphill to Kali Ghati or Kali Top where we Worship Goddess Kali. And if the weather is clear, we can also see the Shiva Lingam which is located on Shrikhand top from this place. And from Kali Ghati we will walk 1 km downhill towards Bheem Talai, moreover walking 3 km we’ll reach Kunsa Valley a beautiful Green Valley with astonishing beauty and Himalayan flowers all around. Further walking 3 km we will reach the Base camp Bheem Dwaar, and walk further 2 km uphill towards Parvati Bagh (Flower valley) and will have our overnight stay. At Parvati Bagh, we can see the rarest flowers like Brahma Kamal : Mythical Flower of Gods.
Day 4: Parvati Bagh (13,662 ft) to summit (17,150 ft); return to Parvati Bagh
Today we will start early around 5 am and walk 2 km up towards Nain Sarovar : The Holy Lake, where one can take bath in the lake and after worshipping Goddess Parvati start walking the final 5km trek through rocky terrain towards Shrikhand Mahadev top. While walking the final 3-4 km, one feels as if they are walking on the Clouds & closer to the Sky. After reaching the top, one would have plenty of spare time left to admire the beauty of the place & will see Lord Kartikeya Peak & many Mountain ranges from there.
Day 5: Parvati Bagh (13,662 ft) to Thachru (11,318 ft)
Today after breakfast in the morning, we are going to move from Parvati Bagh to Thachru and cover an area of about 13 km. An overnight stay in the camp in Thachru.
Day 6: Thachru (11,318 ft) to Jaon.
We will be leaving from Thachru today in the morning after breakfast and enjoy trekking of about 14 kms to Jaon. Our Trek will end here.
- All Meals during stay.
- Stay in tents
- All trained guide and staff ( Porter, Cook etc)
- Adventure gears as required (Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Mat, Tent etc).
- Forest Fee
- Transport of any kind other than mentioned.
- No extra meal other than mentioned in plan.
- Expenses arising out of any unforeseen circumstances like rain,
- land slides and situations beyond our control.
- Cost incurred due to on-site customization/alteration
- Travel& Medical Insurance
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:
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