Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra, a beautiful pilgrim trail that will make one feel close to God.
Shrikhand Mahadev trek passes through the beautiful setup of the Himalayas in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Named after Lord Shiva, the trek is popular for being the most adventurous. This thrilling trek is known to be the toughest and situated at the height of 18,500, surrounded by picturesque valleys and peaks.
Shrikhand Mahadev trek distance is 32 km. It is a 5 days journey with alluring views. A pilgrim journey for devotees of Lord Shiva. While on the way, you will capture peace and serenity.
Moreover, the trek roadmap is easy, and you can easily find food, water, and sleeping bags on the way. We will walk you through the 5-6 days of Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra. Here you will get all details about Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra.
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Shirkhand Mahadev Trek
Shirkhand Mahadev Yatra Quick Facts
|Shrikhand Mahadev Height||18,570 ft.|
|Temperature||10°C-30°C during the daytime. 2-10°C during nighttime.|
|Shrikhand Mahadev Trek Distance||32km|
|Trail Type||Difficult slopes. Steep slopes surrounded with rough glacier land. The rocky region has a moraine path. It’s recommended to avoid this trek with a low trekking experience.|
|Base Camp||Jaon Village or Maa Kali Temple.|
|Railway Station||Shimla Railway station (Nearest Railway Station)|
|Airport||Kullu, Bhuntar Airport|
|Trek Name||Shrikhand Mahadev Himachal Pradesh|
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Shirkhand Mahadev Trek Itinerary
Where the Trek Start
Trek begins with the blessings of Maa Kali. Goddess Kali Temple is the start point of the trek. This starting point is also known as Jaon. From there, a 32 km journey starts to the trek.
The trek starts from Jaon Village, which is situated in the Kullu district. As recommended, the best time for this trek is June-July. Jaon is a beautiful place with Kurpan. During this time, Kurpan(flowing water) is flowing at a fast pace providing water to around 50 houses of Jaon Village.
This is a great place to relax and get yourself ready for a long journey to the divine place.
Depending on the weather, you can start your journey to the Shrikhand Mahadev trek from here.
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15 km journey from Base camp to Thaachru.
The trek is divided into several points. From Jaon you will have to walk 3 km to First Base camp(Singhaad). This camp is 3 km from Jaon and is the best to relax and have some free food. At this point, you will be served with Free meal(Langar).
After halting at Singhaad point, the journey starts to reach ‘Dandi ki Dhaar’. This point is 12 km stretching to uphills.
The journey is filled with picturesque views of the lush greenery of Deodar trees. Dandi ki Dhaar is very famous and known for its elevation of 70 degrees.
The first day of the trek ends with a 15 km journey from Maa Kali Temple.
Key Attractions- Picturesque landscapes and villages like Singhad Village and Thaachru. Beautiful Sarovar Lake and Backdrop of Deodar trees.
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Early morning at 4 am. it’s time to continue your journey. Now, from Thaachru first, we will reach Goddess Kali Temple at Kali Top. This is a 3 km walk from Thaachru. The journey to Parvati bagh is blessed with a 360-degree view of the Himalayas. The view is splendid and alluring. You will come across glaciers that are around 500 meters long and 80 meters wide.
You will get sight of Shiva Lingam that is placed at the top of the Shrikhand Mahadev trek.
Now, from Kali Ghati, you will travel to Bheem Talai. This is approximately 1 km away. From there, you can continue to Kunsa Valley, which is a beautiful place to relax. On the way, you will find the rarest flowers hiding in the Himalayas.
Next comes Bheem Dawar. Also known as Big bugyal. At Bheem Dwaar, one can rest in the tent and eat some food.
Further from here, you will see another base camp (Parvati bagh). Parvati bagh is approximately 2km from Bheem Dwaar.
Parvati bagh is known for being the rarest species of flowers. The lucky one can find Brahma Kamal- Mystical Flower of Gods.
Here at Parvati bagh, the Day 2 journey ends, which started from Thaachru.
Key Highlights- Small waterfalls, Kali Top, Glaciers, beautiful sceneries, Sight of Shiva Lingam, rare flowers.
6km journey from Parvati bagh to Shrikhand Mahadev peak.
Early morning at 5 am, the next journey starts to reach Nain Sarovar. This path is 2 km long—time to trek on snow and moraines.
Nain Sarovar is known as the Holy Lake, where one can bathe after worshipping Goddess Parvati. This lake is gentle with cold water and boulders. You will find 2 football fields besides Nain Sarovar.
Now, you are close to the end of the Shrikhand Mahadev trek. Next, you can continue to walk 5km through the rocky terrain to reach Shrikhand Mahadev peak. The scenery is alluring and covered with snow. One can feel walking on clouds. This part is really tough as it is filled with stone tunnels and moraines.
The journey from here to the peak is just 1 hour, and one sees the peak from here.
The top sight is beautiful and closer to the sky. The surrounding area has beautiful terrains, mountains, and peaks.
The journey can take 4-5 days, and it is recommended to take precautions before heading to Shrikhand Mahadev yatra.
1. What is the height of Shrikhand Mahadev?
Shrikhand Mahadev situated on the top of Shrikhand at a height of 18570 feet of snowy hill in kullu, HP.
2. When is Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra start?
Shrikhand Yatra starts in the month of July and August in a year.
3. Is Kinner Kailash and Shrikhand Mahadev same?
No, Shrikhand Mahadev is located in the outer Siraj area of the Greater Himalayan National Park in Kullu district, while Kinnar Kailash falls in the Sairag (Kalpa) valley of Kinnaur.