Churdhar Trek

3 Days - 2 Nights
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Churdhar Trek the Best trek short trek near Chandigarh

Churdhar trek lies in Himachal Pradesh near Chandigarh and Churdhar peak is the highest peak in the outer Himalayan range lying at an altitude of 3655 meters.

This peak is also known as Churi-Chandni-Dhar. It is named after Shri Chureshwar or Shirgul Maharaj because locals believe that they lived here in ancient times.

Near Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh’s Churdhar trek takes you up to Churdhar Peak, This peak is also known as Churi-Chandni-Dhar, and it is named after ShriChureshwar or ShirgulMaharaj, who is believed to have lived here in ancient times.Churdhar, considered holy due to its association with “ShriChureshwarMaharaj,” is rich in local legends and temples for worship.

The top offers an unbelievable, clear view of the famous Himalayan peaks like KinnerKailash, ShrikhandMahadev, Kedarnath and Badrinath.This trek is a delight for its explorers, winding through various terrains. The first part of the journey is a steep hill, with the last few hours covered in morrains. The stunning Churdhaar wildlife sanctuary is undoubtedly the highlight of this trek.This sanctuary is hampered by exquisite fauna such as the Himalayan Black Bear, Musk deer Lanhur, and many others.

Churdhar Trek

  • Experience the best of Churdhar peak
  • Get to learn the local legends and their importance surrounding this place
  • Experience the beauty of Churdhar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Get a panaromic view of many distant peaks visible form the top.

George Everest’s Astronomical Readings in Churdhar Trek

The Surveyour General of India “George Everest” in 1834 made astronomical readings and recorded some high Himalayan peaks from Churdhar.

The highest peak of the world “Mount Everest” (8848 m) is also named after George Everest.

Fascinating Views in Churdhar Trek

The views offered are unbelievable, such clear views are feast for the eyes. The Himalayan peaks visible are Kinner Kailash, Shrikhand Mahadev, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

The other beautiful sights are of Shimla, Kufri, Chakrata, Kasauli and Sutlej River.

Beautiful Mountains View in Churdhar Trek

Key Points of Churdhar Trek

Level: Easy -Moderate

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10 kgs.

Key Points of Churdhar trek

Duration2 Nights 3 Days from Chandigarh to Chandigarh (please keep a day or two spare for the schedule considering, acclimatization and weather conditions)
Terrain TypeForest, steep hills, morrains
TemperatureDay (25°C to 15° C) Night (18°C to 12°C)
Altitude: 3655m.
Trek WeatherWinters are covered with snow summits and peaks whereas summers experience higher temperatures
Best Time:All Years
Trek Level:Easy -Moderate
Trek distance:23 Km
Group Size:A minimum group size of 5 people and a maximum of 30 people.

(In case anyone wants to book a private tour for their friends and family we provide a different procedure for it)

Trek Fee

 Short Itinerary of Churdhar Trek

Day 1 – Chandigarh to Nauradhar (2175 m) (130 km) and trek to Jam Nallah (2855 m) (7 km)

Day 2 – Jam Nallah to Churdhar peak (3655 m) (9 km) and return (9 km)

Day 3 – Jam Nallah to Nauradhar (7 km) and drive to Chandigarh (130 km)

Some of the trek highlights

This trek leads hikers to the highest point in the outer Himalayas. Trek officially commences from a small town famous for its picturesque holiday site and usually remains crowded during peak seasons. Trail leads up through a steep ascent with occasional muddy terrain, and gradually enters the pine forests.Trekkers will enjoy the opportunity of camping under the star studded sky of Jam Nallah campsite, surrounded by cedar and pine trees.

As trekkers move towards the peak the sight of high and mighty Himalayan peaks become clearer and fully once they reach the top.

Things to Look out for-

  • The trek is certain to provide unrivalled feelings of accomplishment.
  • Explore the enthralling forest ofcedar and pine.
  • The splendid distant view of snow-covered peaks.

The altitude covered in Churdhar trek 

Nauradhar- 2175m

Jan Nallah-2855m

Churdhar peak- 3655m

Best Time to Visit  Churdhar Trek

Both the ascent and the descent of Churdhar are moderate in difficulty with initial steep ascents. The best time to hike these paths is duringMay, June, October and November. The ufavorable temperatures and precipitation make this trek a pre and post monsoon season trek. Temperatures typically range from 25 to 15 degrees Celsius during the day, with substantially colder nights.

Is it safe Trek for first timer  

Set amidst the high altitude ranges, concerns among the beginners regarding Churdhar trek safety are indeed very valid questions. We have all the possible probabilities calculated if anything goes off the schedule. All our professional strive their best to provide trekkers with the best experience possible.

Since this is beginner friendly trek we advise trekkers to wary themselves of the path and high altitude medical conditions before proceeding to this trek.

 Difficulty level

Even though the top is relatively average in elevation, we still recommend a reasonable level of physical fitness. The moderate journey of 14-15 km to be covered in a short span of time can be a challenging task for beginners. We strongly advise trekkers to physically and mentally prepare themselves prior to this trek. Throughout the course, all groups will be guided by our experts for trekking equipment and any impending terrain.

Any medical assistance that is required will be provided at any point of the journey; however, trekkers must consult their professional care before beginning any trek. We also strongly advise trekkers to learn about altitude sickness and to notify our teams as soon as any symptoms appear.

Weather conditions

Weather conditions depend on the time of the year trekkers are travelling. Months from pre and post monsoon experience moderate temperatures during the day with substantially colder nights.

Things to carry

1) Because nights at elevations tend to be considerably colder, we suggest having well-graded, warm and comfortable clothing along with good quality shoes.

2) Despite the fact that we handle medical crises, we urge individuals to keep their emergency kits at hand in any case of personal underlying illnesses.

3) Since the journey provides you with a picturesque view of many peaks, don’t forget to bring your camera along with extra batteries.

4) Our staff will consult with fellow trekkers about their luggage and, if lacking, will assist trekkers in obtaining any necessary equipment. Only the relevant luggage should be brought, as a result.

Other trekking Essentials-

Connectivity and Transactions

1) Because connectivity along the route is unpredictable, we urge people to do all of their work ahead of time.

2) Trekkers will be provided with walkie- talkies beforehand in case of emergency

3) Last ATM transactions available will be at Mundoli but we recommend travellers to collect cash beforehand or while in Chandigarh as ATM available at other places might not dispense cash at times.

How to Reach Churdhar Trek 

If you are travelling from any metropolitan city in India or from outside India, getting to the capital city of Delhi may be the first and most important step. All major modes of transportation, such as air, road, and rail, can take you to Delhi.

Chandigarh is connected to most major cities in India via all chief modes of transportation. Trekkers could perhaps conduct extensive research for their direct mode of transportation to ensure a much smoother arrival.

How to reach Chandigarh from Delhi

By air– Chandigarh Airport is the nearest airport to Chandigarh. It is well connected to Delhi and many chief cities with daily flights.

By road-Delhi have direct road routes to Chandigarh. Trekkers will have to book either a bus or private cabs. Prior booking for cabs and bus are easily available at various sites.


By railway– Nearest Railway station to Chandigarh will be ChandigarhRailway station. Since Chandigarh is connected to all major railway routes, trekkers can opt for a direct route or via Delhi.

.Some important points to note-

  • Please note that we don’t provide timings schedules for transportation before Chandigarh. Subjected to various conditions the scheduled timings and availability of particular rides may differ. We recommend trekkers to reach out our teams for any queries. You can drop an email or call us for an initial guided session.
  • Our teams will be collecting trekkers at fixed points of airports, railway stations and bus stands.
  • It is recommended that unless any delay arrives, trekkers are advised to reach the destinations at least 2 hours prior.

Things Himalayan hikers recommend

As previously stated, a camera, as well as spare batteries and memory cards, are recommended. We can assure and guarantee that you will be stopping frequently along the trail to observe the grandeur of the trekking experience.

We strongly recommend trekkers to prepare beforehand for the journey ahead. Regular practicing physical fitnessand mental endurance will surely assist trekkers in great time.

After the trek, we strongly encourage trekkers to tag us on social media when they post any memories from the trip; this will not only prove invaluable to us with our work, but will also serve as a motivational example for all of our experts.

Why you should choose us

We’re here to give you the greatest experience possible through the eyes of highly skilled and qualified specialists who have a passion for adventure sports. We are community members attempting to promote our favorite adventure sports while also supporting local businesses. We, at Himalayan hikers, dedicate ourselves to providing you with an unforgettable experience.


Day 1: Chandigarh to Nauradhar (2175 m) (130 km) and trek to Jam Nallah (2855 m) (7 km)

The pickup will be from Chandigarh Bus Stand at 6:30 am. Leave for Nauradhar, this town is the starting point of Churdhar trek. The initial part is a steep ascent on the muddy terrain.

Afterwards, climb gradually through pine forest until you reach Jam Nallah, your campsite for today. It is all surrounded by cedar and pine trees. Delicious snacks and food will be served then you can retire for the night.


Day 2 : Jam Nallah to Churdhar peak (3655 m) (9 km) and return (9 km)

Start the day early because today is a long trekking day. Climb gradually for 5 km through forest cover and reach Teesri which lies at an altitude of 3250 m.

At Teesri there are some shops along the ridge of mountain, it is the windiest place on this entire trek. After crossing Teesri, the treeline recedes. Now, 2 km trek will lead you to Chureshwar temple and the summit lies 1 km away from here.

Reach the summit and get jaw dropping panorama views of high Himalayan peaks i.e. Kinner Kailash, Srikhand Mahadev, Kedarnath and Badrinath. After spending good time there descend towards the campsite and reach there by evening.


Day 3 : Jam Nallah to Nauradhar (7 km) and drive to Chandigarh (130 km)

Post breakfast leave for Nauradhar by following the same route which you followed on Day 1. Reach Nauradhar and leave for Chandigarh in the arranged vehicle.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Chandigarh To Chandigarh

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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