Srikhand Mahadev Yatra
Shrikhand Mahadev is of course a great trek. But more than that it is a yatra – a pilgrimage. Therefore during the month of September the trail is full of devotees making their visit to the holy peak. And therefore somewhere along the trail, the feeling of being on trek gets lost.
It’s not an out-and-out trek and you’ll miss the wilderness and the solitude that you seek while on a trek. And you’ll also miss the camraderie of fellow trekkers.
Therefore, if that is what you’re looking for we have an alternative trek for you.
The Shrikhand Mahadev trek is a leads to the Shrikhand Mahadev peak (5,227 meters/18,150 ft), named after Lord Shiva. The key attraction of this trek is the breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges from the Parvati valley. You see ranges of Kullu, Jorkandan and Rangrik ranges of Kinnaur and Hansbeshan and other surrounding peaks in the south east of Satluj river.
This trek can be done either from Nirmand side or Arsu side. The popular and widely travelled route is from the Nirmand – Jaon village side.To reach the base camp, you have to drive from Shimla towards Rampur and cross the Satluj riverto enter Niramand region of Kullu district and drive till Jaon Village. This trek can be done in 3 – 4 days, (i.e. Shimla to Shimla, involving 3 days of trekking).
Difficult gradients. Steep incline trek going through rough glaciers covers, rocky moraine path. People with no or less High attitude trekking experience should not attempt this trek.
Road Head By Bus :
Buses are available from Shimla ISBT. Take a cab/ local bus from Shimla to Rampur 130 km, then to Jaun village via Nirmand (Kullu). Finally , the last 8 km from Bagi pul to Jaun is a kuccha road.
Base Camp: Jaon Village Singhgad or Bheem Dwar ….
Day 1: Drive from Shimla to Jaon. Trek to Singhgar 3 km trek
Day 2: Singhgar to Thachru
Day 3: Thachru to Kaali Ghati
Day 4: Kunsha to Bhimdwaar
Day 5: Bhimdwaar to Parwati Baag via Nain Sarovar return to Bhimdwaar
Day 6: Bhimdwaar to Thachru
Day 7: Thachru to Jaon. Drive back to Shimla