Karol Tibba Trek
Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    This single day trek to Karol Tibba takes you around mountains and hills near Solan city to reach the summit of Karol Tibba. The top of the mountain serves as an excellent vantage point to look at the lower Himalayas, especially the Churdhar Mountain Ranges. As you begin trekking uphill to Karol Tibba, you will visit the Pandav Caves, believed to be the oldest and longest cave in Himachal Pradesh. You will also visit the Karol Temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali. En route to mountain top, you will pass through dense forests and grasslands layered on mountain slopes.

    A great trek to undertake if you’re short on time, you will begin the trip early in the morning and come back before dinner time in the evening.

    Destination

    Located at an altitude of 7,300 ft, Karol Tibba, is one of the highest hills near Chandigarh. Placed only at a short trekking journey away from Chandigarh, Karol Tibba houses the Karol Temple, dedicated to goddess Kali. En route, you will also visit the Pandav Caves, where locals believe that the Pandavas lived and meditated during their exile. As you reach the mountain top, take some time to admire a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and mountains. During the trip, you will trek for 8 hours throughout the day and stop to rest at regular intervals, making it a perfect trek for fit beginners as well as experienced beginners.

    Destination highlights

    • Scale the Karol Tibba summit by trekking up to 7,300 ft.
    • Visit mythological caves and temples
    • Getaway from the city life for one day with a short itinerary
    • Catch breathtaking views of Churdhar Mountain Ranges.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/tour guide during the Karol Tibba Trek.

    Consumption of alcohol and narcotics is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellations made on or more than 7 days prior to departure date of the Karol Tibba Trek: 70% refund.

    Cancellations made between 3 to 6 days prior to departure date of the Karol Tibba Trek: 50% refund.

    Cancellations made between on or less than 2 days prior to departure date of the Karol Tibba Trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Your pick-up time for the Karol Tibba Trek is at 05:30 hrs and drop-off time is at 19:00 hrs at the Chandigarh Sector 17 bus stand.

    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 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

    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 19:00 hrs.
    Mode of transport
    Private, shared cabs
    Start point
    Chambaghat
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    End point
    Chambaghat
    Time of departure
    05:30 AM
    Time of return
    07:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    8 hrs
    Total distance covered
    12 kms
    Start point elevation
    5200 feet
    Maximum elevation
    7300 feet
    Minimum elevation
    1100 feet
    Average per day distance
    12 kms
  • Day 1 of the Karol Tibba Trek: Karol Tibba

    Arrive at the Sector 17 bus stand in Chandigarh by 05:30 hrs. Here, you will meet the rest of the travellers in your group and board vehicles to Chambaghat. After a 70-km, 2-hr ride, you will reach Chambaghat and begin trekking on a gradual incline through forests of pine and cedar trees. En route, you will also visit the Pandav caves, believed to be the oldest and longest cave in the Himalayas. Catch spectacular views of the Solan city and lush green landscapes as you continue trekking uphill. You will reach the Karol Tibba peak by afternoon where you can visit the Karol Temple. Spend some time at the summit and catch spectacular views of the lower Himalayas, especially the Churdhar Mountain Ranges. Retrace your steps back to Chambaghat through a separate descending route, where you will board vehicles back to Chandigarh. You will reach Chandigarh by 19:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chandigarh
    End point
    Chandigarh
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements from and to Chandigarh in shared, private cabs
    • All meals from breakfast on Day 1 to evening snacks on Day 1
    • Any technical equipment required for trekking
    • Services of an experienced trekking guide
    • 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 530 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
    • 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 cabs for transport from and to Chandigarh
    • Any technical equipment required for trekking
    • First Aid kit
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Trekking poles and knee cap (optional)
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Dry snacks (Biscuits, energy bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Karol Tibba Trek: Karol Tibba

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and evening snacks. You will have breakfast at Chambaghat before beginning your trek. Lunch will be served as you reach the Karol Tibba summit. You will also have snacks when you return back to Chambaghat in the evening.

    Food

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Snacks
    Food variations
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  • Marker on map shows trip start point.