This beautiful place is for nature lovers who also like to experience the spiritual trekking (altitude 3647 m), the highest peak in the outer Himalayas. At the top of the peak, there is a big idol of Lord Shiva. It is also known as Chur Chandni, meaning “mountain in bangles of snow”, one gets to witness amazing snow-clad ranges and peaks of Badrinath and Kedarnath.
Churdhar Sanctuary is located in the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh. The peak also retells many mythological episodes from Mahabharata and Ramayana which give a major religious significance. There is a Lingam dedicated to Lord Shiva right under the peak. This is a famous trekking haven, because of the well-defined trails.
The north face of the mountain is covered with snow for almost six months and the peak is hardly higher than the east-west ridgeline bifurcating the rivers Giri and Tons.
How to reach:
The trek to Churdhar Peak starts from Nohradhar, which will be your nearest road head if you are coming via a taxi, are self-driving, or coming by public transport.
- By Bus: Solan ISBT (see Solan) is the nearest major bus station, with buses to other cities. Churdhar Bus Stand (Nohradhar) is a local bus stop with limited bus frequency.
- By Train: Chandigarh Railway Station (CDG) is the nearest major railway station. Solan Railway Station (SOL) is a local train station nearby, with limited railway connectivity.
- By Air: Chandigarh Airport (IXC) is the nearest major international airport. Shimla Airport (SLV) is a small airport with limited flight routes.
Things to Carry:
- Walking stick
- Hiking shoes
- Woolen clothes
- Water, juices, snacks
- Electric torch
- Medical kit
- A good compass
- An extra pair of clothes