Churdhar Trek

3 Days - 2 Nights
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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

Level: 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.

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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)


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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