Hatu Peak Trek – is a delightful trek in Shimla district of Himachal, India. CHEERBOLT offers trekking to this blissful trek throughout the year. It’s one of the best weekend getaways near Shimla. For the rulers of the erstwhile hill states, Hatu Peak (11,154 ft) was of great strategic importance because of its commanding position. It was accepted as a boundary between the states. The Gorkhas captured it early in the 19th century and established a fort on top of the Hatu peak. Later, the British ousted them from the Hatu heights.
Narkanda (8,884 ft), situated at the base of Hatu Peak offers a spectacular view of the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas. Hatu Peak is famous for its ski slopes. A sub-center of the Mountaineering and Allied Sports Institute in Manali runs various adventure activities here and skiing equipment is available here in winters. Thanedar and Kotgarh near Narkanda from the apple heartland of Himachal Pradesh
Start journey from Shimla ISBT at around 9 a.m. to Narkanda in Tempo Traveller/Innova (65 km, 2-3 hours). Start trek from Narkanda to Hatu Peak (7 km) through the silent alpine forests and magnificent view as you hike up. Evening tea with a wonderful sunset view. Camping, bonfire, and dinner near Hatu Peak. Shimla: Shimla, Once the summer capital of British India, is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh located in the Himalayan foothills. It ’s known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.
Next morning, enjoy the breathtaking sunrise and connect with yourself. A brief explanation about the place and about the ranges visible from Hatu Peak. Visit the Hatu Temple and after breakfast hike back to Narkanda. Spend some time in Narkanda market and drive back to Shimla. At Shimla, we part ways to meet soon for another trekking adventure. (Night stay in Shimla would be arranged if required by you) Narkanda/Hatu Peak: Narkanda is a town in Shimla district. It’s situated at an altitude of 2708 meters on the Hindustan-Tibet Road in Himachal Pradesh, India. One can enjoy the spectacular view of the Himalayas from here. In clear weather, from Hatu, one can witness easternmost Pir Panjal ranges, Shrikhand range, Chanshal range, and also Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Kalanag peaks of Uttarakhand.