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Trekking in Shimla

A far out view of the building on the hills of Shimla and the surrounding greenery

Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is a popular tourist destination known for its scenic beauty and pleasant weather. It is also a great place for trekking, with numerous trails to choose from, ranging from easy to difficult, making Shimla the ideal choice for seasons and new trekkers.

Here is a guide to some of the best treks near Shimla.

Churdhar Peak Trek

Located at an altitude of 12,000 feet, Churdhar Peak is a favourite among avid trekkers and is arguably one of the best Shimla trekking places. The trail takes you through dense deodar forests and offers mesmerising vistas of the surrounding valleys. The trek leads you to the sacred Chureshwar Mahadev Temple at the summit, making it a spiritual journey as well as an adventurous one. This trek is about 32 km long, it takes two days to complete.

A woman trekking in the jungle wearing protective gear
A woman looking at the snow-clad mountains standing on top of a hill

Dhanu Devta Temple Trek

If you are looking for a relatively easy and family-friendly trek, the Dhanu Devta Temple trek is an excellent choice. This trek takes you through apple orchards and pine forests, providing a serene atmosphere. At the end of your hike, you will find Dhanu Devta Temple, a place of great religious significance. This trek offers panoramic views of Shimla’s hills and Sutlej River and is about 7 km long, taking about 3 to 4 hours to complete.

Jakhoo Temple Trek

The Jakhoo Temple trek is perfect for those looking for a short and rewarding hike. Starting from Shimla's Ridge, it leads to Jakhoo Temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The trek offers stunning panoramic views of Shimla and the surrounding Himalayan peaks and is about 2 km long, taking about 1 to 2 hours to complete.

Two people walking next to trees on a snow covered ground
A person looking at a mountain view from atop a hill after a trek

Karol Tibba Trek

Situated near the charming town of Solan, the Karol Tibba trek is a hidden gem. This trek takes you through lush green meadows and dense forests, providing an opportunity to connect with nature. This trek is about 12 km long and takes approximately 6 to 7 hours to complete and the summit offers breathtaking views of the Solan Valley.

Shali Tibba Trek

For a more challenging adventure, the Shali Tibba trek is a great choice. It involves a steep ascent, but the stunning views from the summit make it worth the effort. Shali Tibba is 16 km long and takes approximately 8 to 9 hours to complete. It offers a unique perspective of the surrounding valleys and snow-capped peaks.

A group of trekkers trekking towards a mountain on a trekking trail
A group of trekkers climbing a mountain with other mountains covered by greenery in the background

Hatu Peak Trek

The Hatu Peak trek in Narkanda is a delight for nature lovers. This moderately challenging trek is about 10 km long and takes about 5 to 6 hours to complete and takes you through thick forests of oak and pine trees. At the summit, you will be rewarded with jaw-dropping views of the Himalayan ranges and the famous Hatu Mata Temple.

The Orchid Hotel Shimla: The Best Place to Stay During Your Treks

The Orchid Hotel Shimla is the best place to stay during your treks in and around Shimla. This hotel is located in the heart of Shimla and offers easy access to all the major trekking trails. The hotel has many amenities and services that are ideal for trekkers, including:
  • Spacious and comfortable rooms
  • A multi-cuisine restaurant that serves delicious and nutritious food
  • A fitness centre where you can stay in shape
  • A spa where you can relax and rejuvenate after your treks
  • A team of experienced staff who can help you plan your treks and provide you with all the necessary information

Trekking in Shimla is a great way to experience the scenic beauty of the region and get some exercise at the same time. The Orchid Hotel Shimla is the best place to stay during your treks, as it offers a variety of amenities and services that are ideal for trekkers.