A treat for trekking and rock climbing buffs, Churdhar Peak at a height of 3650 m above sea level is a 50km trek. Covered with verdant forests and fields, one can approach this peak from Dadahu, Sangrah, Bhawal, Gandhuri, and Nauhra Churdhar.
As per mythology, he was sent packing by Lord Shiva from this place when he struck lightning at the hilltop. Churdhar is the highest peak in the lower Himalayas at 3655 meters approx.
A perfect trek in the vicinity of Chandigarh, it takes us through dense forests, open meadows, and finally to the Churdhar Peak from where views are nothing short of amazing. On a clear day, one can see peaks like Shrikhand Mahadev, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Kinnaur(or Kinner) Kailash to name a few.
Trek from Solan’s side starts at Nauradhar and is approximately 15 km to the top. There are 3 more starting points for this trek. One of these starts from Sarahan in Shimla district which is a steep incline of 7 km.
Once you reach Nauradhar, all the tiredness would go the moment you see the trail snaking upwards through the forest towards the destination