Trek to Churdhar (3,647m ) is a spiritual trek in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Churdhar trek best time is in the month of March to December. Chaupal is the nearest town from the base camp. Trek length of Churdhar is 16 km from Nauradhar; 8km from Sarain. Churdhar trekking offers a picturesque view. It's the highest peak in Sirmaur district and is also the highest peak located in the outer Himalayas. Below the summit is a deodar-roof temple of Lord Shirgul Devta housing a lingam dedicated to Lord Shiva (Chudeshwar Mahadev), which has deep significance to the local people of Sirmaur, Chaupal and Solan area. Churdhar is also known as ‘Chur Chandani’ meaning mountain dressed in the moonlight. The approach to Churdhar summit can be done from three sides namely; via Nauradhar: 16 km (Sirmaur), Sarain: 8 km (Chaupal, Shimla) and Pulhwal: 8 km (Chaupal, Shimla). The most popular one is from Nauradhar in Sirmaur district with beautiful halting points in between and with a spectacular view all around. Located in the Sirmaur district of the state, its a place of great religious importance. At the top of the Churdhar peak, a giant statue of Lord Shiva looks mesmerizing as well as takes you back to the tales of the great Indian epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana. One can witness beautiful peaks of the Dhauladhar, the Greater Himalayas and some giant peaks of Uttarakhand like Swargarohini (6,252m), Bandarpoonch (6,316m), Kedarnath (6,940m) and Badrinath (7,138m) from here on a bright sunny day.
Quick Facts About Churdhar Trek
- George Everest made his astronomical reading of Himalayan mountains from this point.
- Churdhar is home to Lord Shirgul Maharaj, the local deity of the surrounding area.
- There is a huge concrete idol of Shiva located on the top of the peak.
- The Churdhar peak is only marginally higher than the long east-west ridgeline separating the rivers Tons and Giri.
Churdhar Trek Itinerary Via Sarain,Chaupal
Churdhar Trek Itinerary Via Nauradhar
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Explore Churdhar Gallery, one of the most awakening treks near Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Churdhar images are fascinating. Churdhar Sarain is situated at an altitude of 3,647meters in Shiwalik ranges of Sirmaur district. Preview the spellbound beauty & well-organized pictures of this spiritual trek in Himachal Pradesh.