Chanshal Pass – Highest Pass of Shimla

Himachal Pradesh is known all over the world for its natural beauty and pure environment. And for nature lovers, Chanshal Pass is one of them.

Chanshal Pass is the highest peak in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh , Whose height is 14830 feet. This pass connects Dodra Kawar and Rohru with Chidgaon. Chanshal pass remains open from May to September. The distance of Chanshal Pass from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is 153 km. Chanshal Pass is also known as Chanshal Valley. Chanshal valley offers picturesque views throughout the year due to snow cover. This valley is quite famous for trekking. Everyone should visit this place once in their life. Saru Lake, a natural lake built in the Chanshal Valley, attracts everyone with its natural beauty. The lake can be reached by trekking.

Being covered with snow in winters, this valley turns green in summers, whose beauty is created on sight and leaves the mind in awe. Adventure lovers and photographers will love Chanshal Valley.

You will find many waterfalls in Chanshal Pass, dense deodar forests, Bhojpatra trees, brass flowers and many types of medicines can also be found here .

Camps can also be set up at this place in the night. Camping is different fun here.

Home stay and government guest house are easily available for night stay in Chanshal pass.

How to reach Chanshal Pass / Chanshal Valley

The nearest airport and railway station is Shimla.

Chanshal Pass can be reached from Shimla by bus or taxi.

The distance from Shimla to Chanshal Pass is 153 Kms.

Best time to visit

May to September

Main attraction and activity

Snow covered mountains. Green Grass Grounds, Peaks, Waterfalls, Wild Animals, various plants camping, Trekking , Meditation, Yoga , Peace etc.

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Jakhu Temple Shimla Himachal Pradesh

Jakhu Temple is located in the high hill of Shimla city of Himachal, which is dedicated to Hanuman . This is one of the main religious places of Himachal which is famous all over the world. This temple is situated at an altitude of 8050 feet. A breathtaking view of the snow peaks can be seen from here. The most beautiful pictures of Shimla’s sunset and sunrise can be taken from Jakhu Hill.


According to mythology, Meghnath’s arrow hit Laxman in the war between Ram and Ravana and he fainted. Then Hanuman ji descended on this mountain in search of Sanjivani herb to get information from the sage sitting here in penance. A huge statue of Hanuman was installed in Jakhu Hills in 2010, whose height is 108 feet. one can View this statue from anywhere from Shimla

How to Reach

A trekking trail from Shimla’s ridge ground takes you straight to the Jakhu Hills.

The distance of Jakhu Temple from Ridge is 2.5 kms.

Here it will take 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on your physical ability.

 Jhakhu can also be reached by ropeway from that Club House adjacent to the ridge ground.

Jahkhu Temple can also be reached by private car or taxi.

The nearest airport from here is Jubbarhatti Airport, from where Shimla is 20 minutes away. It can also be reached by railway which is in Shimla.

thing to note

This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, where you can see gangs of monkeys. You have to take special care of your glasses and purse while going to Jakhu temple because monkeys can snatch them.

Best time to visit jakhu temple

It can be visited throughout the year

Temple Timing – 7 am -9 pm

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Bagha Sarahan – A hidden valley near Shimla

I am a travel agent by profession and I roam the whole year in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Due to the simplicity and beauty of mountain life, I chose it as a career. I want to show my beloved Himachal to everyone through my camera. And Himachal is so beautiful, when you press the button, it becomes a lifetime memory.

I chose Bagha Sarahan because it is a lovely village in Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu Valley, which is far away from the noise and pollution.Its specialty is that it is a natural ground of green grass situated at an altitude of 2300 meters.

History of Bagha Sarahan

Here is the temple of Jharni Mata, the total deity of the people of Bagha Sarahan. Which is believed to be a form of Shiva and is located in the temple in the form of Pindi. It is believed that the Pandavas stayed here while returning from Shri Khand during their unknown stay. It is said that earlier there was a mountain here which Bhima had leveled in a single night and leveling it became like a lake. Once when sage Shana was doing penance on the top of a nearby mountain, The gods who wanted to establish their supremacy here, both got into a fight Sage Shana attacked him with his mace, later the local deity was defeated and passed through this field in the form of a snake, wherever the deity passed, Wherever the gods passed, a canal became like a huge snake and the water of the lake came out. This is the reason why the water here seems to move like a snake with a very calm spirit.

Maa Jharani Mata the one who is enshrined in the temple in the form of Pindi is also called the goddess of green grass. It is said that Mata Jharani gives happiness and prosperity to the people of the village.

Nirmand village is situated at some distance from Baga Sarahan. The Pandavas stayed during their unknown abode at a place called Deyugi in the village of Nirmand. Even today the mustard grown by the Pandawas is present there.

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How to reach Baga Sarahan?

Route – Shimla to Narkanda, Duttanagar, Nirmand, Baghi Pul & Baga Sarahan. 

Shimla to Baga Sarahan – 162 kms 5 – 6 hour journey.

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Best Time To Visit – 15 May to 15 Sep

Main Attraction & Activities

Sun Temple Nirath, Apple Orchids of Nirmand, Wonderful Village Life & Temples Visit, Waterfalls, Trekking & Camping, Wide Green Grass Ground, Dense Forests of Deodar, Wild Life, Yoga & Meditation.

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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

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Chander Nahan – The Trek Of Seven Lakes

Today we are going to take you to the true source of the Pubber River. It is situated at the height of 45,000 ft. The trek start from JANGLIK which is 130 Kms from Shimla. There is a point on the trek which we call the WOW Point at DAYARA THACH. A beatiful meadow at the end of thick forest. Here you may enjoy the most spectaculars of Sun rise and Sun set. The forest have Pines & Oaks tress all around which increase the density of forest.

Adventure, Calmness & various colours of meadows leads the trek through DAYARA THACH to LITHIN THACH. From Lithin Thach one can approch the Chander Nahan water fall. The fall is coming Seven Lakes creating super natural scenic beauty.

Best Time to Visit : July – August.

Trek Details :

  • Shimla to Rohru – Arround 100 kms.
  • Rohru To Janglik – 30 kms (9,200 feets)
  • Janglik To Dayara Thach – 5 hours of trek (Base Camp)
  • Dayara Thach to Lithin Thach – 3 hours (arround 11,700 feets)
  • Lithin Thach to Chander Nahan Lake – 6 to 7 hours (13900 feets)

Descriptions :

  • Rohru : A beautiful place with apple orchids all around situated at the bank of Pabber River. About 100 kms from Shimla. Rohru is well known for its apple, trekking and trout fishing.
  • Janglik : An ancient village of Rohru which is famous for its natural beauties and its old culture. One can reach Janglik By Jeep.
  • Dayara Thach : It is a beautiful grass groud. Situated in the valley of great Himalayas. It is a beautiful meadow in the valley. One can enjoy the Majestic Sun rise and Sun Set. Shepherd are all around the mountains.
  • Lithin Thach : Lithin Thach is the place for very first beautiful view of Chander Nahan Waterfall coming from Seven Lakes of Chander Nahan.
  • Chander Nahan Water Fall : Amazing and stunning view of the running waterfall from the top makes you speech less. Its beauty is attracting Adventure lovers all around the country and world. One can set the camp here and can feel the beauty of this nature.
  • Seven Lakes : Seven lakes belongs to origin of the Pabber River. The lakes are situated around 14,000 feet surrounded by Snow Capped Mountains.The reveler feels most alive here.

Himalayan Wings recommended this trek to Adventure Lovers.

Shree Khand Yatra

Shree Khand Mahadev Yatra is devoted to Lord Shiva (Shivalinga) at the high altitude of 18,570 Feets in Distt. Kullu Himachal Pradesh. Lord Shiva – Shivlinga is about 72 feets long on the top.

Not only Shiva Linga but also have the existence of Mata Parvati, Ganesha and Kartike. In other words as per Hindu religious point of view Lord Shiva Family belongs to Shree Khand Mahadev.

The scenic beauty of this trek is unforgettable.

How to Reach

Shimla to Jaon Village – 140kms. Trek Starts from here.

Jaon Village to Singhad – 3kms.

Singhad to Thachru – 12kms.

Thachru to Kalitop – 3 kms.

Kalitop to Bheem Dwar – 7kms.

Bheem Dwar to Parvati Bagh – 2kms.

Parvati Bagh to Shree Khand – 5 kms.

Beautiful places on the trek are as follow :

Devdhank : Spiritual Cave by which Lord Shiva went to Top of the peak Shree Khand Mahadev.

Thachru : Temple situated here is dedicated to
God of Jungle, where trek leads in between the thick forests of different kinds of species of trees.

Kalighati : By reaching Kalighati peak Lord Shiva Shivlinga is visible first time.
Faithful people often sit here for little rest by gazing the Lord Shiva Shivlinga on the top of the Shiva Nagri.

Bheem Dwar : Bheem Dwar is the same place where Bhasmasur was meet to his death. Where he was killed at the place water comes slightly red till today.

Parvati Bagh : Parvati Bagh is one of the heavenly blessed orchids of different sorts of flower and natural medicines species. Here Jatt Ganga waterfalls are flowing continuously which represents charm and mind relaxing scenic view. Lord Shiva’s favorite flower Bhram Kamal (a flowers) are looks like the electricity bulbs all around.

Nayan Sarovar : A beautiful natural lake in between the snow capped mountains. It is said that it was made up of with the tears of Maa Parvati in ancient time. Faithful people takes holy bath here first than start their holy trekk to Shree Khand Mahadev Darshana.

Bheem Shila Bheem Bahiyan : It is said that Bheem Shila are devoted to Pandvas – Bahiyan belongs to Ladders to Heaven. One can be the witness of Pandva Lipi. It is said that the stones of the Ladders are Carved by the Bheem.

Shree Khand Mahadev Darshan : After crossing the Bheem Bahiyan a glacier is on the trek. This glacier is in the shape of heart. While crossing the glacier You finally can see the Lord Shiva’s (Shivlinga) in front of you Which seems beyond your imagination. All your tiredness naturally got away. By reaching here you feel full of life, spirituality, positive energies and positive thoughts.

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