Churdhar Trek the highest Peak in the Outer Himalayan Range
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.
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.
Key Points of Churdhar Trek
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.
The backpack should not exceed 10 kgs.
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Duration – 3 Days (Chandigarh to Chandigarh)
Best Time – May, June, Oct and November
Level – Moderate
Highest point – 3655 m
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
Temperature – Day (25°C to 15°C) Night (18°C to 12°C)
Starting point – Chandigarh
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)