Churdhar Trek (3,647 m) is a spiritual trek and one of the perfect weekend getaways near Chandigarh. CHEERBOLT offers trekking to this heavenly trek in the month of April-November. Churdhar, located at 3,647m (11,965ft) is located in Sirmaur district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is the highest peak in Sirmaur district and is also the highest peak located in the outer Himalayas. Below the summit is a deodar-roof temple of Lord Shirgul Devta housing a lingam dedicated to Lord Shiva (Chudeshwar Mahadev). This temple is of deep significance to the local people of Sirmaur, Chaupal and Solan area.
Churdhar is also known as ‘Chur Chandani’ meaning mountain dressed in the moonlight. The approach to the summit can be done from three sides namely; via Nauradhar: 16 km (Sirmaur), Sarain: 8 km (Chaupal, Shimla) and Pulhwal: 8 km (Chaupal, Shimla). The most popular one is from Nauradhar in Sirmour district with beautiful halting points in between and with a spectacular view all around. Located in the Sirmaur district of the state, its a place of great religious importance. At the top of the Churdhar peak, a giant statue of Lord Shiva looks mesmerizing as well as takes you back to the tales of the great Indian epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana.
Churdhar is one of the most fascinating treks near Shimla. One can witness beautiful peaks of the Dhauladhar, the Greater Himalayas and some giant peaks of Uttarakhand like Swargarohini (6,252m), Bandarpoonch (6,316m), Kedarnath (6,940m) and Badrinath (7,138m) from here on a bright sunny day. This trip will start from Delhi and is a 3 Nights/ 4 Days trip. Join us to explore the highest peak of the outer Himalayas!
We start from Delhi in an overnight luxury Volvo bus to Solan and rest for the bug adventures that lay ahead of us.
After reaching Solan in the morning, we begin our drive further to a beautiful small village called Nauradhar in Sirmaur district, jamming in the car, getting acquainted with each other and having an epic road journey in the hills before we begin trekking! This distance of 66 kilometers between Solam and Nauradhar will be covered in about 3 hours. After lunch at Nauradhar, we start our trek towards Dusri which will be our base camp for the day. Today’s trek will be of 5 km, just about 2-3 hours long. We end the day with camping, bonfire, dinner and night stay at camps under a billion stars.
Today after breakfast, we start our 9 kilometers trek towards Churdhar top which should take us about 3-4 hours. We visit the top of the Churdhar Peak and marvel at the 360-degree view of the Himalayas. Later, we hike down to the big rock and Shirgul Maharaj Temple for blessings. After lunch, we make our way back down to Dusri (2-3 hours) for the night stay at camps.
After witnessing a breath-taking sunrise and having a delicious breakfast we will hike down to Nauradhar (2 hours) and drive back to Solan in a car packed with memories and lots of warmth, with promises to come back to this magical land again very soon! The journey ends with an overnight Volvo bus ride from Solan back to Delhi.