Churdhar Trek

Churdhar Trek

Himachal Pradesh 2 Days

Moderate

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3658 mts.


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Brief Description

The Churdhar trek is one of the most popular treks in the outer Himalayas. It is the highest peak of the lower Himalayas at an altitude of 12000 ft. It is a trek of easy to moderate level of difficulty and can be completed in 2 days. The Churdhar peak is surrounded by a forest sanctuary which makes the overall experience very satisfying. From the Churdhar peak, one can see till Badrinath and Kedarnath, The Gangetic basin, Sutlej River, Shimla, Chail, Kufri, Kasauli & Chakrata. This peak is easily visible from the popular tourist destinations of Shimla, Kufri, and Solan. It is known to have snow on its upper ridge all year round. Perfect for the novice and experienced trekkers alike, the Churdhar Trek is an ideal weekend trek from Chandigarh for all nature enthusiasts. For trekkers looking to venture into the world of trekking, the Churdhar Trek is the best way to do it.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Chandigarh to Jam Nallah

Assemble at the Chandigarh sector 17 bus stop early morning to catch a bus to Nauradhar which is the base village. The trail is initially muddy and eventually enters a forest. You have to trek for 7 - 8 km on the first day and reach Jam Nallah. This is where you can set up your first camp. It is recommended to retire early after dinner as the next day will involve a lot of walking and getting enough rest is important.


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Day 2

Jam Nallah to Churdhar peak and back to Chandigarh

This day starts early, around 5 am when you start walking towards the Churdhar peak which is at a distance of about 5 km. In 2 hours you will reach the peak. Have a great breakfast at the peak and enjoy the views. Around 10 am you should trace your steps back to Nauradhar. Around 5 pm you are expected to reach Nauradhar. From here you can board a bus or take a taxi to Chandigarh.



Frequently Asked Questions

Pick your question

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

This trek is good for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

Eligibility: Experience required

Basic experience of trekking in the Himalayas is enough for this trek.

About the activity: Why should I go for this trek?

The Churdhar trek is an easy trek which takes you to the highest peak in the outer Himalayas. It is a 2-day trek with splendid views and good camping sights.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

The best months to do this trek are from May to November. Avoid going in the monsoons.

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with Churdhar trek. This is a perfect trek for the people who want to peek into the world of great Himalayan treks. Churdhar trek provides a first-hand experience of trekking and camping in the wilderness.

Eligibility: Experience required

Since Churdhar is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.

About the activity: Why should I go for this trek?

Churdhar Trek

Churdhar trek is a great option for beginners and first-timers. Since it is a two-day trek, it makes a great option for those who have less time on their hands. The trek is a perfect weekend trek from Chandigarh.

Best Season:

Churdhar peak trek can be done throughout the year. Monsoon months are usually not recommended due to heavy rainfall.

Packing List: What to pack

Backpack, rain cover, good trekking shoes, food, trekking poles, poncho, tent and sleeping bag

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base of the trek is Nauradhar which can be reached from Chandigarh by bus or a taxi.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Intermittent cellular network. BSNL network works best.


Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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