Shrikhand Mahadev Trek
Positioned at an altitude of 5155 meters, Shrikhand Mahadev Peak looks like the Shivling. It is believed that Lord Shiva meditated at this peak and it was visited by Pandavas as well. The peak offers engrossing views of nature. The surrounding snow covered peaks add on to the natural charm of the place.
The trek to Shrikhand Mahadev is a treat 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 great 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 can be accessed from Jaon, Gushani, Bathad and Jeori. The simplest and easiest route begins from Jaon Village of Kullu District, which is located around 167 kilometres away from Shimla. The way to reach Jaon is through car, bike or bus. The starting point of the trek is Jaon boasting a shrine of Goddess Shakti. From Jaon, it is 70 kilometres of two-way track that passes through lush woods, 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: Delhi - Shimla
In the morning drive to Shimla via Karnal and Solan. On arrival in Shimla check in to pre booked hotel. By evening roam on the famous Mall Road of Shimla. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Shimla.
Day 02: Shimla - Saharan - Jaon (210 Km by Taxi)
After breakfast in the morning, we will be heading from Shimla to Saharan and thereafter to Jaon by taxi with which we will be covering about 210 km long distance. On arrival at Jaon, check into the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 03: Acclimatisation Day at Jaon
The day is free for acclimatisation and explores the area. An overnight stay at the hotel in Jaon.
Day 04: Jaon - 13 Meel (9 Km trek)
Today will be the first day of trekking so far. So in the morning after breakfast, we will be trekking from Jaon to 13 Meel, which will be about 9 kms trek. On reaching the destination, we will fix a camp and enjoy an overnight stay in the camp.
Day 05: 13 Meel - Bheem Talai (9 Km Trek)
After breakfast in the morning, we will be leaving from 13 Meel to Bheem Talai and cove r a distance of about 9 kms. On arriving Bheem Talai, set a camp where we will be enjoying dinner followed by a night stay.
Day 06: Bheem Talai - Parvati Bagh (8 Km Trek)
Today after breakfast in the morning, we will be heading towards Parvati Bagh from Bheem Talai, which is about 8 kms walk. On reaching Parvati Bagh, enjoy delicious dinner along with an overnight stay in the camp.
Day 07: Parvati Bagh - Shrikhand Mahadev - Bhim Dawari (12 km Trek)
In the morning after breakfast, we will be leaving from Parvati Bagh to Shrikhand Mahadev and thereafter to Bhim Dawari, which involved about 12 km trekking experience. Enjoy an overnight stay in the camp in Shim Dawari.
Day 08: Bhim Dawari - Thachdu (12 Km by Trek)
Today after breakfast in the morning, we are going to move from Bhim Dawari to Thachdu and cover an area of about 12 km. An overnight stay in the camp in Thachdu.
Day 09: Thachdu - Jaon (14 Km trek)
We will be leaving from Thachdu today in the morning after breakfast and enjoy trekking of about 14 kms to Jaon. On arrival in Jaon, check in at the hotel to enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 10: Jaon - Shimla (210 kms)
On the last day of the tour, we will be heading back from Jaon to Shimla and thereafter, catch AC Volvo for Delhi by 22:00 hrs. Overnight journey.
Day 11: Arrive Delhi
Arrival at Delhi by morning in between 06:30 - 07:00 hrs.