Shumga Top Trek a raw trek in Himachal
Shumga Top trek has the most picturesque trails in the Himalayas and unmatched panoramic views of the towering mountain peaks. This trek lies in Kullu valley’s “Great Himalayan National Park”. The Shumga summit touches the sky at a height of 3810 meters by separating Sainj and Tirthan valleys.
It is a lesser known trekking destination untouched by trekkers, offering unspoiled beauty of raw nature.
Shumga Top Trek perfect Gateway for Adventure and Nature Lovers
The Shumga Top trek starts from Shangarh village which is a perfect combination of lush grasslands and small village houses. It is famous for the ancient temples. Pass through dense forests of pines, cedar and Rhododendrons and camp near sacred Sara Lake.
Explore the variation in vegetation and after the treeline recedes, come across the alpine meadows where Monal, Koklash, Tragopan etc. can be easily spotted.
Best Summit Views of Shumga Top Trek
At Shumga top, there is Jogni deity’s shrine and prayer flags around. It is believed that Goddess protects the mountains. The summit offers the best panorama views –
Towards the south Banjar, Mandi and Thachi can be seen at a distance and to the north lies towering Great Himalayan peaks. On a clear day spot regions of Kinnaur and Spiti. Towards west, Beas River flowing through kullu valley is visible and the high peaks visible from there are Gushu, Pishu, Kingkullen, Shupakuni, Vasuki Nag and snow peak in Rakti.
Key Points of Shumga Top 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 10kgs.
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Duration – 5 days (Mandi to Mandi)
Best Season – Throughout the year
Level – Moderate
Highest point – 3810 m
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
Temperature – Day (10°C to 15°C) Night (0°C to 7°C)
Starting point – Mandi
Short Itinerary of Shumga Top Trek
Day 1 – Mandi to Shangarh (2050 m)
Day 2 – Shangarh to Sara Lake (2744 m) (4/5 hours)
Day 3 – Sara Lake to Shumga Top (3810 m) and descend to Shumga Thach (5/6 hours)
Day 4 – Shumga Top to Shangarh (2050 m) (4/5 hours)
Day 5 – Shangarh to Mandi