Kullu is a popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh. The nearest airport is Kullu Airport, or you can catch overnight buses from Delhi.
This day trek from Kullu/Manali provides the best of mountain myths and Himalayan beauty, offering you a great adventure. You’ll have a day of good climbing along spectacular trails, and will see a little bit of Himachali life and legend en route.
The trail starts off with a stiff climb but it eases out into a gentle slope after the first kilometre. You’ll walk through small villages, deodar and fir trees, and along streams. It can be strenuous in parts, so you can expect to spend the whole day out.
Bijli Mahadev is a temple situated close to Chansari village, located 14 kms from Kullu. Legend has it that the idol of Lord Shiva was struck by lightning and shattered into pieces. The priest put it back together using butter. But every now and then, lightning strikes it again, and the priest has to reassemble it in a similar manner. Locals view this lightning as a blessing from Lord Shiva, and so the temple is famous. During the festival of Shivratri, hordes of worshippers visit, but you’ll be going during winter, so you can expect peace and quiet.
Trek up to over 7870 feet in just one day to see spectacular views of Kullu and Parvati valleys | Trek through forests filled with wild orchids and rare birds species | Listen to local stories about the temple
You will meet your trek leader at a designated spot in Kullu, by 07:00 hrs. You’ll be transported to Chansari village to begin your day long trek to Bijli Mahadev. This trek is 12 kms long and will take 7-8 hours to complete. The route is well marked and it is part rock and part concrete. Starting with a stiff climb, but growing less strenuous as you walk, this part of the trek takes you past villages and through forests. You’ll stop for lunch, and trek on to the temple. From the Bijli Mahadev temple, you can also see views of the Kullu and Parvati valleys. You’ll have some time to explore your surroundings before it’s time to head back. Retrace your steps to the waiting vehicles. You’ll be dropped off in Kullu, where the trip ends.
The cancellation policy is as follows: Cancellations more than 5 days before departure: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
Cancellations 0-4 days before departure: No refund
The trek leader’s decision is final and binding.
Please respect the village and its inhabitants while you visit.
Do not litter or deface natural structures or monuments.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted.