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  • Trip introduction

    Considered as one of the most sacred temples in Himachal Pradesh, the trek to Bijli Mahadev is not just enchanting, but immensely fulfilling too. You'll be climbing a steep trail through oak and deodar forests, to a cliff that stands at about 8000 feet, overlooking the entire Kullu valley. Surrounded by lush green trees, the temple has a clear blue lake nearby, as well as views of large pastures and wild horses. The trek is steep in some sections, but it only takes 2 hours, and the views are worth it.

    Destination

    Located at an altitude of 8070 feet, the Bijli Mahadev temple is found 22 kms from the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, across the magnificent river of Beas. The temple is considered very sacred by locals, and houses an ancient 'Shivalingam' inside. Outside the temple, there's a shiny 60-feet high staff that conducts lightning during rainstorms. Every time lightning strikes, it is considered to be divine blessings, and the 'shivalingam' statue is shattered. The priest of the temple has to put it back together using butter and sattu (flour) each time.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to the top of a cliff for views of the Kullu valley. | Take your camera along for pictures of wild horses grazing in meadows. | Visit an ancient temple with a fascinating legend.

    Activity Details

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    8070

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    15 kms

    9 hrs

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Bijli Mahadev trek: Haripur to Kotadhar

    It's an early start today. You'll have to report early in the morning, at about 07:00 hrs, to the campsite in Haripur. Here you'll attend a short briefing, and then you board vehicles. You'll drive to Jana, stopping to admire the beautiful Naggar castle en route. From Jana, the trek begins. You'll walk upwards through the thick forest of the Kais Wildlife Sanctuary. It's a bit of a steep climb, but you'll be stopping frequently to admire the views. Once in Kotadhar, enjoy the perks of a true camp, such as a bonfire in wilderness and a delicious cooked dinner. Overnight in tents.

    Overnight in tents in Kotadhar.

    Tonight you'll finish a tiring day of trekking and will be camping at the top of a ridge with beautiful views of the valley below. You'll be sleeping in tents on twin or triple sharing basis, and will have a separate kitchen and dining tent to hang out in. Today's package includes lunch and dinner, as well as a bonfire at night.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haripur

    Kotadhar

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Bijli Mahadev trek: Kotadhar to Bijli Mahadev
    Day 3 of the Bijli Mahadev trek: Bijli Mahadev to Manali
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  • Cancellation policy

    Cancellations of the Bijli Mahadev trek from confirmation up to 30 days prior to departure: 10% charges will be deducted.

    Cancellations of the Bijli Mahadev trek from 30 to 15 days prior to departure: 25% charges will be deducted.

    Cancellations of the Bijli Mahadev trek upto less than 15 days prior to departure: 100% charges will be deducted.

    In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

    Please note that cancellation charges also apply to reductions in group size, not only for cancellations of entire bookings.

    Rules on trip

    Do not litter the environment. Polythene and plastics are non-biodegradable and unhealthy for the environment and must not be littered or burned and should be carried back.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during this trek.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs during the Bijli Mahadev trek is not permitted.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All programs are subject to change due to political reason, natural calamities, serious sickness, and special reasons.

    The operator reserves the right to change or modify the itinerary for the Bijli Mahadev trek if unforeseen circumstances demand it. If any costs increase due to this change, the client would be requested to pay the additional amount in Manali.
    • Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek Himachal Pradesh Kullu Valley Sacred Beautiful Adventure Activity
    • Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek Himachal Pradesh Kullu Valley Sacred Beautiful Adventure Activity
    • Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek Himachal Pradesh Kullu Valley Sacred Beautiful Adventure Activity
    • Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek Himachal Pradesh Kullu Valley Sacred Beautiful Adventure Activity
    • Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek Himachal Pradesh Kullu Valley Sacred Beautiful Adventure Activity
    • Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek Himachal Pradesh Kullu Valley Sacred Beautiful Adventure Activity
    • Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek Himachal Pradesh Kullu Valley Sacred Beautiful Adventure Activity
    • Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek Himachal Pradesh Kullu Valley Sacred Beautiful Adventure Activity
    • Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek Himachal Pradesh Kullu Valley Sacred Beautiful Adventure Activity
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in comfortable 3 or 4 man tents on twin or triple sharing basis

    • Sanitized sleeping bags
    • Toilet tents
    • Kitchen and dining tents
    • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3
    • All transportation as per itinerary in local cars and jeeps
    • Experienced trekking guide
    • Kitchen equipment, cook and helper
    • Horses/ porters to carry your luggage (max. 10 kgs)
    • Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits and levies, wherever required
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Cost of travel to and from Manali from your city

    • Cost of any form of insurance (personal, baggage or medical)
    • Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
    • Any expenses of purely personal nature like laundry, phone/fax calls, tips to drivers, guides, any beverages
    • Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary and increase in no. of days because of natural forces like landslides, weather, roadblocks, flight cancellations, sickness etc.

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Thermal under-garments
    • Warm sweater
    • Woollen trousers / thick track pants for trekking
    • Woollen socks
    • rain gear (jacket, trousers/ parkha)
    • Warm jacket
    • Full sleeved t-shirts
    • Waterproof hiking shoes with ankle support
    • Gaiters
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Hard suitcases
    • Slippers

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents with sanitized sleeping bags and mats
    • Toilet tent
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Horses/ porters to carry your luggage (max. 10 kgs strictly)

    You need to get

    • Backpack
    • One day pack for essentials
    • Waterbottle
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Lip balm
    • Insect repellent
    • Personal toiletries
    • Camera
    • Films
    • Torch and batteries
    • Woollen gloves, hat, scarf

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.