Churdhar 3650m doubles up as a ‘training mountain’ for those looking at a fitness boost and a ‘get a feel of trekking’ peak for first timers. Three nights and four days is all that is needed from Delhi to Delhi to get close to 12,000 feet through two days of trekking. Snow on Churdhar stays on till May and the legend is that the Kings during the Moghul period used to organise horsemen who would pick up snow from Churdhar and ride in relay to the Red Fort at New Delhi so that the Badshah could have a chilled drink in the evening.
April - June, September - October
Complete a traverse cross
over to the west
Climb to the summit of the highest peak in the foothills of the Himalaya
Churdhar has multiple summits offering flexibility in planning a trek
Commanding 300km wide view from the summit
Quick access to the trekking area from Chandigarh
Churdhar East Gallery
The start point for Churdhar is about 3 and 1/2 hour drive out of Chandigarh
The trek started from Nauradhar at 2100m. The objective of the day is to reach a large meadow at 2850m.
A 4 hour trek leads on to massive meadow, our campsite for the evening
In the distance the sunset as viewed from the campsite
On day a 90 minutes long trek leads on to Teesri at 3200m where three trails meet.
In the distance views open up of multiple peaks
The route from Teesri to the main peak of Churdhar
Wide view from the summit of Churdhar
On the climb to Churdhar's subsidiary peak views of the main peak in the background
Churdhar subsidiary peak at 3350m offers a most dramatic 360 degree view of the region