Chanshal peak (14,830 ft/ 4520mtrs) is the highest peak in the Shimla district. Chanshal pass is accessible by road from May to November. Chanshal Lake is only 8kms from Chanshal top. Chanshal lake trek is a short trek of only 4 days. If you are a first time trekker then Chanshal Lake Trek is ideal for you. It is almost a straight trek of 8kms with few slopes.
The Shrikhand Mahadev trek is a pilgrim trail that leads to the Shrikhand Mahadev peak (4800 meters) named after Lord Shiva. This is one of the 5 Kailash which is said to be abode of Lord Shiva.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 15 mins before the pickup time.|
Duration : 4 Days
Grade : Easy
Altitude : 4800 meters
Location : Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
DAY 1. SHIMLA TO GUMMA CAMPSITE(CHIRGAON)
- Arrival at Shimla. Departure for Gumma Campsite By our Cabs.
- The journey to Chanshal will take around 5-6 hours.
- After briefing, camp overnight at campsite.
- The day ends with the bonfire after dinner.
DAY 2. GUMMA CAMPSITE TO CHANSHAL LAKE VAI CHANSHAL PASS
- Start early.
- The place is full of picturesque locations making it a photographer’s delight.
- After breakfast , journey to Chanshal will take around 3 hours.
- The trek starts from Chanshal Pass and passes through beautiful meadows.
- It’s an easy trek, takes around 4 hours to reach Chanshal Lake/Saru Lake.
- Night stay nearby Saru Lake.
- Don’t miss the sunset.
DAY 3. CHANSHAL / SARU LAKE TO CHANSHAL PASS
- After breakfast trek back to Chanshal Pass.
- Lunch at Chanshal Pass.
- After lunch trek to Chanshal Top, it takes around 1 hour.
- Chanshal Top is one of the best sunset spot, enjoy the sunset.
- Descent down to the camp site.
- The day ends with the bonefire and dinner.
DAY 4. GUMMA CAMP-SITE TO SHIMLA
- After breakfast drive back to Shimla.
- Trip ends here.
Trekking shoes: You will need trekking shoes with good grip. Sports shoes will not be comfortable enough.
Backpack (40-60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.
Three warm layers: On the pass crossing day, you will need at least three warm layers (two lights layers such as fleece and woolen and one padded jacket) for this trek.
Two trek pants: Wear one pair and carry one pair.
Two collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Again, wear one and carry one.
Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.
Sunglasses: Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness. These are more important in June. There might be snow at the upper campsites regardless of the season. So carry a pair of sunglasses.
Suncap: The sun is intense at higher altitudes and a sun cap is absolutely essential to keep your face and neck safe from sun burns.
Synthetic hand gloves: One pair of fleece or woolen hand gloves. One pair of water proof gloves.
Balaclava: You may use woolen scarves instead as well.
Socks (2 pairs): Apart from two sports socks, you can take a pair of woolen socks for the night.
Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
Trekking pole: Watch this video to understand why you need a trekking pole.