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.
This trek is good for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.
Basic experience of trekking in the Himalayas is enough 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.
The best months to do this trek are from May to November. Avoid going in the monsoons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Churdhar peak trek can be done throughout the year. Monsoon months are usually not recommended due to heavy rainfall.
Backpack, rain cover, good trekking shoes, food, trekking poles, poncho, tent and sleeping bag
The base of the trek is Nauradhar which can be reached from Chandigarh by bus or a taxi.
Intermittent cellular network. BSNL network works best.