Shali Tibba – Best places for trekking in Shimla

Shali Tibba is a beautiful place situated at an altitude of 2870 meters.From this place one can get a 360 degree view all around.How amazing to see such a panoramic view from Shali Tibba.This is also  a weekend getaway for trekking lovers.It is a moderate trek of 6 kms which is the highest peak in the Shimla range.There is a temple of Shali Mata here, the local people have special faith for Shali Mata.If someone who is crazy about nature goes to Shali Tibba, then his companions in this journey will be nature, plants, birds, trees and many types of wildflowers.
This is a one day trek and it starts from Shimla. If you have come to visit Shimla and want to see the real life around Shimla, then you can include this trek in your list.

How to reach 

The distance from Shimla to Khatnol village is 50 kilometers, which can also be reached by taxi or local bus.The trekking distance from Khatnol to Shali is 7 kms which is a journey of 3 to 4 hours.

Best time to visit

Shali Tibba can be visited 12 months of the year because it is so close to nature that it remains in its different colors throughout the year.

Shali Tibba Day Hike – Himalayan Wings

Pick up Time from Shimla 7am to 8 am.

Shimla to Khatnol Distance -50 kms (2.30 hours)

Trek Starts 10 am

Trek Length 12 km (Round trip)

Back to Shimla 8 PM

Need a Guide/Taxi call at 9459253917

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Kufri Shimla, Himachal Pradesh ,India

Fagu Farm

Kufri is a small hill station situated at an altitude of 2289 meters in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The distance from Shimla to Kufri is 20 kilometers. that passes through dense forests of deodar. After going to the highest peak of Kufri, the view of all around is really beautiful. High mountains pushed by snow appear to have stood like this for centuries as if they were waiting for you. Pir Panjal Ranges, Himalayan Ranges, Great Himalayan National Park, Shri Khand Mahadev, Kedar Nath, and Churdhar Peak.V arious mountain ranges can be seen from here. Snow is found in Kufri from December to March and many snow activities are also done here.

Places to visit near kufri

1. Himalayan Nature Park 

The Himalayan Nature Park is spread over about 90 hectares. A wide variety of flora and fauna are found in this park. This park is home to various animals. Leopard, mountain goat, brown bear, etc. can be seen in this park.

2. Fagu

Fagu is one of the best places to visit in Kufri surrounded by apple orchards and deodar trees. The distance from Kufri to Fagu is 6 kilometers, or you can trek 3 kilometers from the mountain trekking trail, which passes through the jungle of pine trees. Potato is also grown here, which is looked after by the Himachal government. An artificial lake is also available nearby.

3. Kufri Fun World 

For adventure lovers in Kufri there is Kufri Fun World at a height of 2289 meters, Where fun rides are available for kids and adults.

4. Mahasu Peak

Mahasu Peak is the highest peak of KufriBeing the highest point, the view of the mountains from here is really mesmerizing. Pir Panjal Ranges, Himalayan Ranges, Great Himalayan National Park, Shri Khand Mahadev, Kedar Nath, and Churdhar Peak.Various mountain ranges can be seen from here. Skiing is also done here at the time of snow in winter. This peak can also be reached by sitting on a horse which is easily available there.

 5. Indira Tourist Park

A place to drink and shop. Here one gets yak riding, game parlor, bar, ice cream etc.

Beat time to visit Kufri

Although Kufri remains in its own style for 12 months, from December to April the weather here is excellent.

How to Reach Kufri

The nearest airport to Kufri is Jubarhatti, from where Kufri is 35 km away. Shimla is the nearest railway station to Kufri, from where Kufri is 20 km away.

Himalayan Wings instructs you that whenever you come to visit Kufri or Shimla, hire a local taxi only so that the local man makes you explore better.

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Chander Tal – The Moon Lake in Lahaul-Spiti

Chandertal Lake is situated at an altitude of 4250 meters, which is the most attractive lake in Himachal Pradesh. This lake is located in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The size of this lake meets the half moon, hence the name of this lake is Chandertal Lake. The water of the lake looks blue when viewed from a distance and shines like a mirror when approached.

The beauty of this lake of God Bhoomi is made on seeing and this lake is visited by tourists from all over the world. This lake is very famous for nature lovers and people who are fond of adventure.

The natural beauty of this place is made on sight. This kaza is considered an integral part of wildlife. There are green meadows around it, in which there are several hundred varieties of flowers. Here shepherds from Kangra and Kullu come to graze their sheep. If the time is right, you can find Blue Sheep, Himalayan Ibex, Red Fox, Chough, Golden Eagle, Kestril, Black Ring Stilt, Square, Snowcock and Snowleopard drinking water in the shores of this lake. There is a lack of oxygen on this lake.

Camping site is also available here which is like a lifeline for the tourists. Kullu Manali Bhuntar Airport is the nearest air service place here. To know and understand Spiti Valley properly, Himalayan Wings recommends you to start this journey from Shimla and end in Manali, 6 nights and 7 days will be the most suitable tour plan for this journey.

Kunzum Pass in Lahaul-Spiti

Kunzum Pass is a pass located in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India, which is also known for Kunzum La and Kunzum Mata. Kunzum Pass
Its height is 4590 meters. This pass is located at a distance of about 76 km from Rohtang and about 75 km from Kaza.

There is also a short trek to Chandertal from here. The natural beauty here is going to mesmerize you. Kunzum Pass is open from June to September. The rest of the year remains covered with snow.

This is the main pass connecting Lahaul and Spiti valley. You reach Kunzum Pass from Kaza via Losar Village. The distance from Kaza to Losar is about 55 kilometers and its height is 4084 meters. Here you can see domestic animals like yalak animal sheep etc. The high mountains here play the role of a loyal friend for the journey of Spiti Valley, who stays with us throughout the journey.

Hikkim Village In Spiti – World’s Highest Post Office

Hikkim Village is a small village situated in the Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, whose height is about 4400 meters. Here is the world’s highest post office.
There is a trend among tourists to post letters to their homes and friends from here. The pincode here is 172114. Ringchen Chering has been serving here as a postmaster since 1983.

Komik Village – The World’s Highest Motorable Village

Koumik Village is the highest motorable village in the world with a height of about 14400 feet. The world’s highest restaurant is here. Comic Monastery is located here. From here there is a beautiful view of the surroundings. Due to the high altitude, you may lack oxygen here, so tourists are requested to travel here with peace and restraint.

The distance from Kaza Town to Comic Village is about 18 kms. This village is situated on an open ridge.

Langza Village in Spiti

The Village of Langza Village, Himachal which is also famous for the fossils of sea creatures. Small groups of houses made of Tibetan Shelly are found here. Langza village is situated at an altitude of 4400 meters in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India.

The most interesting thing here is that the Langza and Spiti valley was a valley of marine fauna and flora below the Tethys Sea millions of years ago. Today there is no Tethys Sea, but the fossils of sea creatures are still giving testimony of their time here.

Finding fossils requires just a keen eye, not a guide.
It is situated at a distance of about 13 kms from Kaza. Fields swaying with green crops attract you to themselves. A huge statue of Lord Mercury has also been constructed here.

Tashi Gang Village In Spiti

Tashi Gang Gaon is a very small village situated in the Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal. Its total population is about 45 and it is the highest polling booth in India. The way to reach here passes through beautiful mountains and desert dunes. It is a place for grazing of wild animals. Where you can get the good fortune of encountering these creatures.
This place is great for a camp site.

A different view of Langja and Kaza can be seen from here. If you also want to experience this journey, then do not forget to contact Himalayan Wings.

Kibber Village In Spiti

Kibber Village is a very beautiful village situated in Spiti district adjacent to Chichum Village which is situated at an altitude of 4270 meters. The golden sun glistening in the valley amidst the high snowy hills, the crops swinging in the fields of Kibber, the Spiti river rising from the glaciers and tearing the sand dunes make Kibber one of the most beautiful villages of Spiti.

The pieces of clouds float in these villages throughout the day. Standing on a mound in the Kibber village of Spiti valley, it seems as if we are touching the sky with our hands up. The muddy mountains, sandy dunes, chanting of mantras in the quiet resonating monastery, the wildlife here doing the ruckus and everything so close to nature will force you to imagine that painter.
Kibber Gaon is the main gate of Tashi Gang and Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary.

There is proper arrangement of homestay to stay here. The Parangala pass trek starts from this village which is open almost till September which will take you straight to Tsomori Lake. This trek is about 90 km long. It has to cover a short distance daily, which takes seven days.
While trekking, wild animals like the Snow Leopard Ibex can always come in front of you and thrill you.

Chicham Village

Chichum Village is located in the Spiti Valley at a distance of about 22 km from Kaza, which is connected by a bridge. Chicham Bridge is 120 meters long and 150 meters high bridge which is built over Lambasamba Nala. Due to the completion of this historical bridge, the inaccessible Chicham village residents have got relief.

From here there is a bypass road to Manali. Hotels and homestays are also available in Chichan village. In fact, the beauty of Chicham Gaon is a delight to the tourists all over the world.

You can get a great opportunity to meet Ibex, Spiti goats, Snow Leopard anytime around Chicham Gaon. From Chicham gaon you can go to Kibber Village, Wildlife Sanctuary and Tashigang. Where you will have the experience of admiring the high mountains.

Kee Monastery in Spiti

Ki Gompa is built in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, about 12 km from Kaza. The monastery was established in the 13th century. It is believed that this is the largest monastery of Spiti Valley. This monastery located in Leh looks exactly like the math, its height is 13500 feet and this monastery is built on the rocks in a conical shape. It was made by Ringchen Sangpo.

It remained safe even in the earthquake of 1975 AD and was affected by the invasion of 19th century Sikhs and Dogra kings. Some ancient manuscripts and some weapons have been kept in this monastery.

Cham Utsav is celebrated every year in the month of June-July. In the year 2000, the Dalai Lama performed the Kalachakra Abhisheka at the Smee Monastery.

Key Monastery is the main tourist destination for the tourists, which is world famous for its natural beauty, spirituality, soulful peace.

Kaza Town Lahaul & Spiti

Kaza is situated at an altitude of about 3700 meters on the banks of the Spiti River in Lahual Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is said to be the cold desert of Himachal Pradesh.

It is an important trading center of Lahaul Spiti which is surrounded by snowy mountains from all sides. If you are fond of adventure along with natural beauty, then definitely make a plan to visit here.

Rivers and waterfalls have a special contribution in enhancing the beauty of this place. This entire Spiti valley is full of ancient villages, mythological monasteries and other places of interest.

It is about 420 km away from the capital Shimla. Many homestays and hotels are also available in Kaza. The nearest rail route to Kaza is Shimla and Airway Kullu is the Bhuntar airport in Manali.

Spiti parallels Tibet and Ladakh regions in terms of its climate and Bodh culture. Kaza town is spread over 4 kms on the banks of Spiti river in Spiti valley.

There are two ways to reach here, one via Manali which is open for 6 months in a whole year. The second via Shimla which is open almost throughout the year till Kaza. Kaza is connected with National Highway 505 Shimla and Manali.

From here you can visit Langja Village, Comic Village, Hikkim Village, Key Village, Kibber Village, Chichum Village, Tashigang Village, Losar Village, Kunzum Pass and Chandertal which are considered to be major tourist destinations.

Pin Valley & Mudh Village

Mudh village is a beautiful village situated at an altitude of 3700 meters in Pin Valley. There is a good arrangement of some hotels and homestays along with some houses here. The people here are dependent on tourism and agriculture. It is situated at about 50 kms from Kaza, 51 kms from Dhankar, about 435 kms from Shimla and about 250 kms from Manali. From here the Bhava pass trek starts which is open till the month of September. Pin Parvati trek also starts from here.

Spiti river accompanies us throughout the journey and the changing scenery at every turn touches the soul. It gives the tourists an immersive visual experience. On the way comes a Sangam village which is very beautiful.

There is a proper arrangement to stay here too. The snow capped high peaks of Pin Valley add to the view here. Pin Valley is a National Wildlife Sanctuary. The main attraction of Pin Valley are various wildlife like Ibex, Spiti Goat, Snow Leopard, Redfox etc. Pin Valley Wildlife Sanctuary was established on 9 January 1987.
The height of the park ranges from about 3500 m to 6000 m. Pin Valley is a colorful valley in a way. This is considered to be the favorite place of tourists.

Dhankar Village

Dhankar village is situated on a hill which was once the capital of Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. Dhankar means a fort built on a rock. Its altitude is 3894 meters above sea level. A monastery is located here Dhankar Gompas which is situated on top of this village.

The view of the Spiti river and the tall conical mountains make this village even more scenic. This is a small village which is about 37 kms from Kaza. It has been the capital of Spiti for many years.

It is situated on a ridge which was meant to defend against attack. Dhankar village is also famous for Spiti Wildlife today. Dhankar Lake is another scenic spot on the trek of about 5 hours from Dhankar Village, so whenever you visit Dhankar village, don’t forget to visit Dhankar Lake. It offers a panoramic view of the sky touching mountains, Spiti river, and all around.

Tabo Village Spiti

The true beauty and essence of Spiti resides in its village. You’ve just passed through the valley, you haven’t experienced it or really seen it.
You do not need to go out much road to reach Tabo village. It is located 3280 meters on Shimla – Kaza main highway.
You can take the unique experience of a lifetime with you by spending a night in the monastery here.

Tabo Village is a small village situated on the banks of river Spiti in Spiti district, about 50 km from Kaza.

The monastery located here is more than 1000 years old. The Dalai Lama believes that Tabo Monastery is the holiest monastery where he has expressed his desire to stay after retirement.

Tabo village remains very cold in winters.
Tabo Monastery is also known for its natural beauty and its natural caves.
There are 2 ways to reach Tabo. The first easy way from Shimla, the second a little more difficult from Manali. The road to Manali remains open from May to mid-October. The road here is open throughout the year except in winter.