Churdhar Trek
Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    A thrilling 3-day adventure through rolling green meadows and pine tree forests, this trek to Churdhar peak showcases the pristine beauty of the lower Himalayas. During the trek, you’ll climb your way to an altitude of 11,965 feet and catch stunning views of the Shrikhand, Mahadev, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Kinner Kailash mountain ranges. Your trek will also take you through nature trails that are often covered with patches of thick snow in the months of winter. At night, you'll stay inside tents pitched at a photogenic campsite and gaze at a twinkling night sky decorated with stars.

    With only a few steep slopes, the trek to Churdhar takes you on a relatively easy trail, making it perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    The Churdhar mountain peak, at an altitude of 12,000 feet, is the highest mountain peak in the lower Himalayas. With close proximity to Chandigarh, the mountain peak has become a trekking destination for adventure enthusiasts looking to scale the incredible height on a short-itinerary. The peak is named after the Chureshwar Maharaj, who was sent away by Lord Shiva after he stuck lightning at the top of the Churdhar peak. En route, you'll also visit a temple dedicated to the Chureshwar Maharaj.

    Destination highlights

    • Scale the highest peak in the lower Himalayas on the Churdhar trek.
    • Trek through the gorgeous landscapes of the Churdhar Wildlife Sanctuary.
    • Catch invigorating views of surrounding Himalayan peaks.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the Churdhar Trek.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 7 days or more before departure of the Churdhar trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 3-6 days before departure of the Churdhar trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Churdhar trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the Churdhar Trek.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    If the trek is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, you can choose between an alternate trek and a voucher redeemable for a year.

    Raincoat/poncho or trekking poles can be rented for INR 110 per day, if informed at the time of booking.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Chandigarh Sector 17 bus stand at 05:30 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Chandigarh Sector 17 bus stand at 22:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    NA
    Start point
    Nauradhar
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    End point
    Jam Nallah
    Time of departure
    05:30 AM
    Time of return
    09:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    18 hrs
    Total distance covered
    30 kms
    Start point elevation
    9366 feet
    Maximum elevation
    11965 feet
    Minimum elevation
    7135 feet
    Average per day distance
    10 kms
  • Day 1 of the Churdhar trek: Chandigarh to Jam Nallah

    Arrive at the Sector 17 bus stand in Chandigarh by 05:30 hrs. Here, you'll board an SUV or Tempo Traveller and travel to the town of Nauradhar. After a 5-hr drive through the small hills of Himachal Pradesh, you'll arrive at Nauradhar and have breakfast. Your trek begins here as you undertake a 7-km stretch of a trail that will take you to Jam Nallah. After an initial steep climb, the trail will change into a gradual ascent through thick forests of pine trees. You'll reach today's destination of Jam Nallah by late afternoon. Spend some time exploring the campsite and go on short walks in the surrounding trees. In the evening, you'll gather around a bonfire and indulge in some fun games and activities. Overnight at Jam Nallah in tents.

    Day 2 of the Churdhar trek: Day trek to Churdhar Peak

    Wake up at the break of dawn and prepare for a long day of trekking to the Churdhar peak. Today's trek begins with a 5-km gradual climb to the village of Teesri. Apart from a few tea shops along the mountain ridge, Teesri has not much to offer but it is one of the windiest places on the trek to Churdhar. From Teesri, you will trek to a nearby temple where you'll take a break to eat a packed lunch. After resting at the temple for a while, you'll resume trekking to Churdhar peak and reach the summit in an hour. From the top, you'll catch a panoramic view of the Srikhand, Mahadev, Kinner Kailash and Badrinath mountain ranges. After some time admiring the sunning views of the surrounding mountains, you'll begin trekking back to Jam Nallah. You'll reach the campsite by late evening. Overnight at Jam Nallah in tents.

    Day 3 of the Churdhar trek: Jam Nallah to Chandigarh

    Wake up to a steaming cup of tea and a beautiful of sunrise. After breakfast, you'll retrace your steps back to Nauradhar. A scenic 7-km trek later, you'll reach Nauradhar by afternoon and have a packed lunch. Board shared cabs from Nauradhar that will take you back to Chandigarh by evening. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chandigarh
    End point
    Jam Nallah
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Jam Nallah
    End point
    Jam Nallah
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    16 kms
    Trekking time
    9 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Jam Nallah
    End point
    Chandigarh
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements from Chandigarh-Chandigarh in shared, private vehicles
    • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin-sharing basis (can be upgraded to single occupancy for an additional cost of INR 1,050 per person)
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Alpine tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
    • All meals from breakfast on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3
    • Morning/evening tea and hot soup
    • Bonfire (subject to good weather conditions)
    • Any technical equipment required for trekking
    • Microspikes (in case of hard ice) and gaiters (in case of deep snow)
    • Services of an experienced trekking guide and camping crew
    • Permit charges, entry fees and camping charges
    • First Aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel costs between base city and Chandigarh
    • Porters/mules to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 320 per rucksack, per day)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, alcohol or beverages etc.
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking footwear
    • Woollen socks and gloves
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Woollen/fleece shirts/t-shirts and track pants
    • Woollen cap/balaclava
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Shared, private vehicles for transport from Chandigarh-Chandigarh
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Alpine tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
    • Any technical equipment required for trekking
    • Microspikes (in case of hard ice) and gaiters (in case of deep snow)
    • First Aid kit
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking poles and knee cap (optional)
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Dry snacks (Biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Insect repellent
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Churdhar trek: Chandigarh to Jam Nallah

    Overnight at Jam Nallah in tents.

    Your trip begins as you board private, shared vehicles from Chandigarh at 05:30 hrs. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served after you reach Nauradhar from Chandigarh. Lunch may be a packed lunch en route to Jam Nallah. Dinner will be served at the campsite in Jam Nallah. You will also be served some snacks with hot soup on arrival at Jam Nallah. You will be accommodated in alpine tents with sleeping bags and mattresses. The campsite comes with a commo

    Day 2 of the Churdhar trek: Day trek to Churdhar Peak

    Overnight at Jam Nallah in tents.

    Wake up at the break of dawn to a golden sunrise and hot tea. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the campsite in Jam Nallah. Lunch may be a packed lunch served at a temple en route to Churdhar peak. You will also be served some snacks with hot soup after retiring from Churdhar. You will be accommodated in alpine tents with sleeping bags and mattresses. The campsite comes with a common kitchen/dining tent and toilet tents.

    Day 3 of the Churdhar trek: Jam Nallah to Chandigarh

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch. Breakfast will be served at the campsite in Jam Nallah. Lunch may be a packed lunch en route to Nauradhar. You'll reach Chandigarh by late evening.

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