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Shrikhand Mahadev Trek

Created with Sketch. Shrikhand Mahadev, Himachal Pradesh, India


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Shrikhand Mahadev is the most toughest pilgrimage in India. This abode of lord Shiva is situated in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh at height of 17,150 ft (5227 meters) above sea level. It takes almost 7 days to complete and has one of the scintillating views. The trail is very challenging and flora and fauna is found on the trek which makes it more beautiful. The view from the peak is breathtaking. July to September is the best time to attempt the Shrikhand Mahadev trek.

The peak resembles Shivaling and it was believed that Lord Shiva meditated and the Pandavas used to visit
this peak.  According to administration, Shivaling is around 75 foot long and 46 foot in breadth. The most important Shrikhand Mahadev is one of the 5 Kailash which is said to be the abode of Lord Shiva.

Heaven Riders India offers you an opportunity to complete Shrikhand Mahadev trek. Trip starts and ends, from Chandigarh. For any query schedule a callback from our expert.

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Day 1: Chandigarh to Jaon (Drive 300km, 10hrs)
Day 1: Chandigarh to Jaon (Drive 300km, 10hrs)

• Altitude:- Jaon 6,800ft
• 10 hours drive to Jaon
• Meeting Point: 6am, Railway Station, Chandigarh
• Route: Chandigarh - Shimla - Narkanda - Jaon
• Stay in rooms, dinner included

The first day starts with a scenic drive to Rampur via Shimla. Shimla has beautiful villages and towns like Shimla, Kufri & Narkanda. Enjoy the tranquil views. Dinner will
be served at Jaon.

Jaon is a beautiful village surrounded by Himalayan range. One can admire the beauty of this village sitting amidst the lofty mountains temples, wild flowers, verdant meadows and
Rajmah fields.

Day 2: Jaon to Thachdu (Trek - 12 km)
Day 2: Jaon to Thachdu (Trek - 12 km)

• Altitude:- Jaon 6,800ft to Thachdu 11,300ft
• Trek 12km, 7-8 hours
• Early breakfast, 7am start trek
• enough water enroute, carry biscuits & rain suit
• Route: Jaon - Singhad - Barati Nalla - Thachdu
• Stay in camps, breakfast, hot lunch & dinner included

Start the trek early morning after having breakfast and get ready for walking. You will get to witness Shrikhand Mahadev from the Jaon village. After crossing Jaon, the first stop that comes Singhad after 3Km. Wait for team, enroll for trek, and rest at Singhad. The next destination which comes is Barati Nala. There will be a bridge, you need to cross and then steep ascent upto Thachdu which is the real test. Be slow & climb with baby steps, don't rush and don't walk alone. Hot lunch to be served enroute to Thachdu.

Thachdu is embellished with deodar forests, oak trees. We will be staying here in camps for the night at Thachru.

Day 3: Thachdu to Bheemdwar via Kali Ghati (Trek -10 km)
Day 3: Thachdu to Bheemdwar via Kali Ghati (Trek -10 km)

• Altitude:- Thachdu 11,300ft to Bheemdwar 13,600ft
• Trek 10km, 6-7 hours
• 7am start trek, breakfast & lunch enroute
• enough water enroute, always carry biscuits & rain suit
• Route: Thachdu - Kali Ghati - Bheemtalai - Kunsha - Bheemdwar
• Stay in camps, breakfast, lunch & dinner included

You will be starting your day at 6am. After freshen up and having tea with some cookies, reach Kali top in 2 hours. There is a straight climb from Thachru to Kali top in the first 3Km. Breakfast would be served at Kali Top. Kali Ghati has amazing mountain landscapes of 360-degree view.

After delicious breakfast & start the trek towards Bheemdwar. Downhill till Bheemtalai which is around 1.5km away. Rest at Bheemtalai and start the trek again, The trail is both uphill and downhill. The next destination is Kunsha, hot lunch would be served enroute.

Kunsha is marvelous place with jaw dropping sceneries. You can't stop yourself by clicking pictures here. We move on towards Bheemdwar. The place is adorned with wildflowers and shrubs. We'll reach Bheemdwar in the evening, early dinner will be served at the campsite Bheemdwar.

Follow trek leaders suggestions.

Day 4: Bheemdwar to Shrikhand Mahadev and return (Trek 12 km)
Day 4: Bheemdwar to Shrikhand Mahadev and return (Trek 12 km)

• Altitude:- Shrikhand Mahadev 17,150ft
• Trek 12km, 7-8 hours
• 5am start trek, breakfast & lunch enroute
• limited water enroute, carry enough water biscuits & rain suit
• Route: Bheemdwar - Parvati Bagh - Shrikhand Mahadev
• Stay in camps, breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Today we will start early in the morning. Put your headlamps and keep walking towards Parvati Bagh. Breakfast to be served at Parvati Bagh.

At Parvati Bagh you will notice a lot of Brahma Kamal. This place is located just below Shrikhand Mountain. After crossing Parvati Bagh, you will be walking towards Nayan Sarovar which is like 2Km. It was believed that the lake was formed by the tears of Goddess Parvati. It remains
frozen. Once you move ahead you will have the glimpse of Shrikhand peak and reach Bheembaie in some time.

The path is really tough at Bheembaie to walk as there are a lot of moraines and stone tunnels. In an hour you will reach the peak and your soul filled with immense joy. Do darshan and Arti around the peak. Seek blessings. Photographers will not stop talking photos of the mesmerizing views.

After the photo sessions, head back to Bheemdwar where we will be camping at same spot for the night. Dinner will be served at campsite.

There are two routes from Parvati bagh to reach Shrikhand Mahadev, it depends on snow conditions which one we are going to take, other than Nayan Sarovar path second one is short but steep. Trek leader will take the decision on which route has to be chosen.

Day 5: Bheemdwar to Thachdu via Kali Ghati (Trek 10km)
Day 5: Bheemdwar to Thachdu via Kali Ghati (Trek 10km)

• Altitude:- Thachdu 11,300ft
• Trek 10km, 6 hours
• 8am start trek, breakfast & lunch enroute
• enough water enroute, carry biscuits & rain suit
• Be careful on slopes, route: Kunsha-Kali Top-Thachdu
• Stay in camps, breakfast, lunch & dinner included

After a hot tea at campsite, start trek and descend towards Thachdu via Kali Ghati, Kunsha. We will do breakfast & lunch enroute. Night stay & dinner will be at Thachdu.

Day 6: Thachdu to Jaon (Trek - 12km)

• Altitude:- Jaon 6,800ft
• Trek 12km, 6-7 hours
• 7am start trek, breakfast & lunch enroute
• enough water enroute, carry rainsuit
• Be careful on slopes, descent got slippery after rain
• Stay in rooms, breakfast, lunch & dinner included

The trek ends here at Jaon and will be bidding bye to our mountain team taking along with us a lot of memories. Wake up
early and start descending towards Jaon after having a hot tea at campsite. Hot Breakfast & lunch enroute. Night stay will be at Jaon with Dinner.

Day 7: Jaon to Chandigarh (Drive 10 hours)
Day 7: Jaon to Chandigarh (Drive 10 hours)

• Altitude:- Jaon 6,800ft
• 7am start time, breakfast enroute.
• 10 hours drive, reach around 10pm, book accordingly
• Meeting Point: 6am, Railway Station, Chandigarh
• Route: Jaon - Narkanda - Shimla - Chandigarh
• only breakfast included

Our team will drop you off at Chandigarh Railway station from Jaon and then you can further plan out for the day according to your convenience. We'll reach Chandigarh around 10pm in the late evening. Book further travel accordingly.


  • Neat & Clean Accommodation (2 at Home Stay/Hotel, 4 at Camps as per itinerary.
  • Land Transfer as per Itinerary (Tempo Traveler/Innova/Sedan)
  • Pick & Drop Chandigarh Railway Station.
  • Stay on Shared Basis only.
  • All meals are Veg starting from Day 1 Dinner to Day 7 Breakfast. Jain Food also available on request. Please ask while bookings.
  • Hot Lunch on every day.
  • Morning & Evening Tea.
  • Maggie/Soup in the evening.
  • Services of Certified & Expert Trek Leader, Local Guides, Support Staff (Cook, Helper, Porter).
  • Camping and Forest Fees & Permits.
  • Camping Equipment like Tents, Sleeping Bags/Blankets, Mattress, Kitchen Tent & Dining equipment, Toilet Tent etc.
  • Mountain First Aid Kit, Oxymeter, & portable oxygen.
  • & Fullpower Fun
  • Any Services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any Insurance, Airfare/Train-fare/Volvo Ticket, cost of Hospitalization, Emergency Evacuation, Rescue charges, off-loading, personal porter, mule charges etc.
  • Any expenses arising due to Bad Weather, Road Blockage, Health issues or change in itinerary any other reason beyond our control to be borne by You/Tourist on the spot.
  • Any expenses personal in nature like Tip, Mineral Water and snacks/Meals not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • any porterage/off-loading of personal luggage, if somebody requires please ask while bookings. Charges extra.
  • Taxes.

Things To Carry/Essentials

  • Wind & Waterproof Jacket (lightweight).
  • Fleece-2, Trek Pant -2, Full Sleeve T-shirt-2, T-shirts - 2, Warm nightwear set.
  • Warmers/Thermal-1 pair (Top & Lower).
  • Woolen Cap, Neck-Warmer, Waterproof Gloves, Woolen Socks-2, Normal Socks-5, Sun Cap, Early-Dry Towel.
  • Poncho/Rain Suit (Mandatory).
  • Waterproof Trekking Shoes with Good Grip.
  • Cold Cream, Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm/ Lip Guard, Personal Toilet Kit and Toilet Paper.
  • Personal Medicines.
  • Water bottle – 2 (Mandatory).
  • Goggles - 1, Trekking Pole - 1 (Mandatory).
  • Personal Medicines, Inhalers (if any suffer from asthma).
  • Backpack 45 Ltrs.
  • and most important the Adventure Spirit.
- Trekker has to carry his/her bagpack by own if someone requires a off-loading or personal porter, ask while bookings so we can arrange accordingly. Charges extra.
- Please don't come with Sports Shoe, Trolley Bags, & Jeans.
- Pack light as much as you can or ask HRI expert to help you.

Cancellation Policy

We totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so HRI cancellation policy makes it easier to do that. Please read them very carefully.
  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 10% deduction (payment gateway & bank charges).
  • Between 30 days to 10 days prior to departure - 50% deduction.
  • Less than 10 days of departure - No Refund.
  • In partial payment system, Booking amount is Non-Refundable in any case.
  In case of any unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions, road blockage or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond our control, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled/skipped, or there could be change in the itinerary. In such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity or a voucher will be handed over (in case of cancellation or rescheduling of event) to you. However no refund will be provided for the same. In case the trip is cancelled by us for lack of minimum number of people in the batch, you will get a full refund. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, rentals, off-loading & other activities the amount will not be refunded.   In partial payment system, booking amount is Non-Refundable in any case.   All refunds will be processed back to the same bank account or the credit card account from which the amount has been paid. The amount for refund will be processed within 10 working days. Refund amount would always be calculated basis the net amount paid* for booking of the event & the Base Price of the event (excluding all additional services transport, rent, portage, etc.). Any voucher issued would not include the service tax amount paid while making the booking.

Why Choose Hri

  • Secure Bookings: We works with safe & secure bookings gateway. Don't worry about your credentials. Our expert team will help you to book your next Himalayan experience.
  • Safety:  We breath in the term ‘Safety’ as this our utmost priority. Suitable environment for Solo Woman Travelers/Trekkers so don't no worry in that case. We have tremendous trek leaders where all of them are well-trained professionals & certified with mountaineering courses (Basic and Advance as well). They know the safety protocols like the back of their hand. Also our support staff is well-behaved & they respect all.
  • Smaller Batches: We at HRI believe in the concept of Small batches' that improves quality & focus. Small number of participants help trek leader to get connect all members.
  • Itinerary: Our team of experts crafted all the itineraries very carefully so all the members can acclimatize properly & refined from our experience of leading hundreds of trekkers.
  • Equipment: While organizing trekking in Himalayas HRI uses high quality equipment as per the standards. From tents to sleeping bags to ropes & other technical equipment like rope, micro spikes, gaiter etc. everything is tested and certified. HRI trek leaders always carry portable Oxygen & Basic First-Aid Medical Kit, Oximeter with them.
  • Clean Trails: We at HRI, strong believers in the Leave No Trace policy and encourage our all members to don't throw garbage & plastic rapers during our expeditions. Also our aim is to improve welfare of local people and Keep Trails clean & green. We respect nature and working on it simultaneously.

Health & Fitness

Shrikhand Mahadev is considered as a high difficulty level trek. The trek goes over 17,000ft. There is a sudden altitude gain i.e. from Jaon to Shrikhand Mahadev 17,000ft, for that you need to have very strong lungs. Shrikhand Mahadev trek requires a good amount of cardiovascular endurance. And you might be thinking how to make your lungs stronger? Firstly, start by jogging every day. Start jogging at a slow pace and keep increasing day by day. This will make your lungs stronger than before hence cardiovascular endurance exercises are very important.   The Workouts
  • Walking is a great exercise that gives great shape to your legs and your body. It helps in burning calories and cut down excess weight and strengthens the heart.
  • Jogging is effective in increasing human lifespan and makes your lungs stronger. It is an aerobic activity that requires a lot of oxygen. This is a great exercise for fighting obesity and staying healthy.
  • Squats are the best form of functional exercises to improve stability. They also strengthen your legs, thighs, hips and hamstring.
  • 3 Sets each of Pull-ups, Push-Ups, Sprints, Mountain Climber, & 60 Seconds Plank.
  • Add stair climbing in the work-out on daily basis, it will enhance the muscles power.
  • Another great cardio vascular exercise is pushing your body upstairs after stairs. This is regarded as the best exercise for increasing strength and power.
  • & finally don't forget to give treat to your body with some Yoga and Meditation in the end.
  • Take proper rest and sleep before coming to Shrikhand Mahadev


What kind of toilet facility you are providing?
Toilet tents would be there at campsite. Basically, we use dry toilets which is one of the best way to answer nature call in the wilderness. Dry toilets means, we dig a pit and keep mud & shovel so once you are done with your business you can cover it up using mud. It is the most hygienic way.You should carry toiletries as we mentioned in the things to carry/essentials.

At room stay western toilets will be available as per the property.
What documents I have to carry?
You must have to carry both original & copy of valid Govt. Id (any of Passport/Aadhar card/Driving License), NOC form (by participant), Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor), 2 passport size photos along with you and submit them to Trek Leader at Jaon on day 1.
How many trekkers will be in one tent?
There will be three to four persons accommodating in one tent. If you want tent for One or Two, please ask while bookings. Customization available on extra cost.
I'm the solo female traveler, is it safe?
Girls safety is important to us. Our entire mountain staff & guides are extremely trust worthy. Many solo woman travelers trek with us so there's no worry about it. We would advise all to take care of your belongings.
What type of food is served during trek?
We serve nutritious Indian vegetarian food. Jain food also available on request please ask while bookings.
How big are the groups?
We at HRI believe in the concept of Small batches' that improves quality & focus. Maximum 24 members of group strength that helps trek leader to get connect all members. For private groups there's no limit of group size.

If you want to go only with your own group, private group customization available.
How much weight do I have to carry?
Your load will depends on the things that are packed by you in the bag. On an average trekker's carry between 6-8 kg of weight with clothing’s, cameras, energy bars, dry fruits, water bottle etc. Be advise you pack light. carry required items only.

Off-loading/Personal Porter option available on extra cost. Please ask while bookings.
What if an emergency occurred?
Shrikhand Mahadev is challenging trek we advise you to come with a good physical fitness. In any case of any emergency our mountain staff is skilled and trained for such situations held at high altitude.

Our team always carry first aid kit, oximeter and portable oxygen with us and in any emergency we'll rescue the trekker till the road head. All of the costs of rescue/evacuation, hospitalization is to borne by the trekker. All and all it is your/trekkers responsibility to get a certified medical fitness document before coming for the trek, which certifies that the trekker is fit for the trek.

We advise you to come with an valid insurance.
Can I charge my phone on the trek?
No you won’t find any charging point. You have to carry a power bank to charge your phone & digital camera.
Which type of shoes should I buy?
Good trekking shoes are the most important part of the trek, so you have to be very careful before buying it. Always buy 1.0 extra size for better results. You can buy trekking shoes from Decathlon which includes brands like Quechua.
Can take or have smokes or liquor on the trek?
No, absolutely not. Smoking & Liquor is strictly not allowed during the trek. This causes dehydration on higher altitude which is an invitation to Acute Mountain Sickness. We recommend you not to take such things along with or you would be disqualified and sent back to road head in between of the trek.
What if the trek is cancelled due to natural calamities?
Trek preparations are already done previously. We will be offering you any alternate trek or voucher having similar value for money in case of natural calamities. Please read Cancellation policy.

In case of non-completion of trek due to weather conditions etc there wont be any refund.

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Wonderful Shrikhand Mahadev

This was our first experience with Heaven Riders and I must say it was wonderful. the ever polite team leaders Vishal and Aditya made sure that everyone in the group was well looked after. Infact they went out of their way in bringing not only their group People but even other trekkers safely down from Shrikhand Kailash. I surely will recommend and will take their services in future too. Overall a very satisfying and a happy experience with Heaven Riders.
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Shree khand mahadev in July 2018

Did Shreekhand mahadev trek with HRI in July 2018 with bunch of my friends. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Our trek leader Vishal Thakur is one of the best trek leaders u will come across. He was very polite , friendly and a true leader who leads from the front. he was guiding us every now and while and helping and motivating each one of us. As it a very strenuous trek it does require a lot of effort but team HRI was very motivating and made sure we all reached the summit healthy, fit and fine and paid our prayers and tribute to lord Shiva. All the facilities provided were excellent and team HRI made sure it remains a never forgetting experience for all of us. Looking forward to have more thrilling experiences with team HRI. OM NAMAH SHIVAYA
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