Ideal Time
Jan - Dec
Total Trek Distance
28 Kms KM
Minimum Time Required
2 Days
Nearest Large Town
Shimla
Highest Altitude
12,000 ft.
Difficulty
Easy
Guide
Recommended

Description

Churdhar is also called Chur Chandni, which means mountain dressed in moonlight. It is from this peak that George Everest made many astronomical readings and sightings of the Himalayas around 1834. From the summit, you get a panoramic view of the lowland tracts on the south and snow clad ranges, including the peaks of Badrinath and Kedarnath in the Garhwal region towards the north. You can also enjoy the view of Gangetic plains, the Sutlej River and the hills of Shimla and Chakrata on a bright sunny day. Below the summit is a deodar-roofed temple of Srigul housing a lingam dedicated to Lord Shiva (Chureshwar Mahadev). For almost six months, the north face of the mountain is snow clad, and below that, the flanks are covered with verdant forests. The Churdhar peak is only marginally higher than the long east-west ridgeline separating the rivers Tons and Giri.