Churdhar – A mesmerizing and challenging Himalayan trek
Himachal never disappoints any visitor who reaches here seeking adventure and hardcore trekking. Himachal boasts of Himalayan elegance and natural beauty. It proudly challenges the seekers of the offbeat tourism spots. Churdhar is one such awesome destination where you can quench your thirst of experiencing nature at one of its best faces. Located in the Sirmor district of the state, it’s a place of great religious importance to the north Indian Hindus. The peak is highest in Sirmour and outer layers of Himalaya. At the top of the Churdhar peak, a giant statue of Lord Shiva amazes as well as takes you back to the tales of the great Indian epics like Mahabharta and Ramayana. Trekking to a peak at 3647 meters above sea level through a tough trek of 7 KM, passing through the changing scenes of the diverse nature, and observing the culture, when you place your feet on the peak point, you feel satisfied and overwhelmed with earth’s spectacular beauty. The whole area of 56.16 km² comes under the sanctuary, which makes it one of the most peaceful places on earth. The place can be approached by two main routes, from Nohradhar, Sirmour of 14 km and Sarahan, Chaupal of 8 km. During a trek of almost 5 hours, you don’t feel tired as the striking views, like that of the Kedarnath and Badrinath peaks, ranges of Lahaul and Spiti, thick forest full of chirping noises, Gujjars with their cattle and many more, keeps your energy level up. Also, a few other charming spots and temples, that you come across while you are on the way to Churdhar, make the journey unforgettable. If you are lucky, then a musk deer or a Monal might make a sight. Here are some of the most tempting glimpse of the valley and the peak.
Kali Mandir Khidki Chopal Himachal
Churdhar peak, 3647 metres above sea level
Lord Shirgul Temple Churdhar
Kali Temple,Chopal Khidki
Churdhar Shiv Maharaj (Himachal Pradesh)
Temple of: Jai maa rai ro mol Devi at Kadharan Shrigali