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Churdhar Peak

About Churdhar Peak

Churdhar Peak is located in Churdhar Sanctuary, which is part of both Shimla and Sirmaur District. This peak is visible from Shimla, Kasauli, Solan & Kufri and retains a streak of snow on its upper ridge throughout the year.

Churdhar Peak is located in Churdhar Sanctuary, which is part of both Shimla and Sirmaur District. This peak is visible from Shimla, Kasauli, Solan & Kufri and retains a streak of snow on its upper ridge throughout the year.

Flora and Fauna: Around the massive mountain there is Churdhar wildlife sanctuary. This wilderness is a wealth of herbs and beautiful alpine flora. Walking through the sanctuary one can spot monal, koklass and khaleej pheasants. The canine-toothed musk deer and the Himalayan black are known to inhabit higher forest areas in the region.

Religious Importance: The Churdhar peak has a great religious significance for the people of Sirmour, Shimla, Chaupal and Solan of Himachal Pradesh and Dehradun of Uttrakhand. Churdhar is a holy place related with Shri Shirgul Maharaj (Chureshwar Maharaj), a deity widely worshipped in Sirmour and Chaupal.

You can do camping at various location during the Churdhar Trek. There is a Forest Rest House of Himachal Govt near Shirgul Temple, where you can try to get accommodation (but its a risky option, if it is not pre-booked)

Churdur Peak Suggested Trekking Itinerary from Nohradhar

Day 1: Reach Nohradhar - Jamnala/Teesri
After overnight Journey, you can reach Nohradhar in the morning. After a small rest and breakfast, you can start your trek. Carry water some food items along with you. The trek is full of rocks as we start but after that it becomes quite easy.

Jamnala is a plain meadow where you will find couple of shops for basic supplies, you can also take night halt in Jamnala if you reach late, otherwise you can continue your journey. Teesri is around 5 kms from Jamnala, which will be our night halt campsite.

Day 2: Jamala/Teesri - Churdhar Summit - Jamala/Teesri
After 1 km of rocky trail, you will pass through forests followed by meadows, which offers scenic views. After a point, there were two routes to Churdhar peak. One was a direct and shorter but steep trail of 4 kms to the Churdhar peak. Another was via the temple, which was easy but 7 kms long. It is advisable (even by locals) that one should take the longer route and visit temple before the summit.

After visiting temple, resume your trek to Summit. The summit trek is still very hard and time consuming but offers breathtaking views. Trek down to Teesri or Jamala, as per the trekking speed, timing or guide recommendation. Night stay in Camps.

Day 3: Reach Nohradhar and Departure
After morning breakfast trek down to Nohradhar and Departure.

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