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Trekking Near Shimla
COVID-19 : SHIMLA is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 26 Nov 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to SHIMLA?

Entry is open from all domestic destinations in India.

  • Face masks are compulsory when going out in public
  • COVID-19 test is not required on entry to the state, however, thermal screening shall be done for all passengers entering the state.
  • Containment zones to remain in lockdown till 31st of August 2020.
  • No night curfews are active in Shimla
  • All supermarkets, parks, malls and attractions are open with strict COVID-19 prevention norms in place.
  • Social distancing to be followed mandatorily when out in public.
  • 14 days of Institutional Quarantine is mandatory for travellers arriving from any Red Zone districts outside Himachal Pradesh
  • Passengers having ILI (Influenza Like Illness) symptoms are also to be quarantined in a government facility for 14 days. 
  • For passengers arriving from red zone districts outside of Himachal Pradesh, carrying a COVID-19 negative test report from ICMR authorized lab, not older than 48 hours from the date of departure,14 days of Home Quarantine is allowed.
  • All passengers must download Aarogya Setu App.
Flights

Flights to Shimla Airport are available from Delhi

Trains

No train service available

Buses

Inter-state entry of private and government buses in restricted in the state, however, intra-state bus services are functioning in the city from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. with 60% passenger capacity.

Local Transport
  • HRTC and private buses to operate with a maximum of 60% capacity
  • Public transport to be operated from 7 AM to 7 PM

Tourism units are safely open and allowed by the Government and follow proper COVID safety measurements. Therefore, tourists will have to follow the guidelines while visiting any place. Travellers are advised to practice good personal hygiene to ensure their safety.     

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Trekking Places near Shimla

Karol Tibba Trek, Shali Tibba Trek, Hatu Peak Trek, Tara Devi Trek, Summer Hill Trek, Churdhar Trek, Kuppar Bugyal Trek, Shimla-Jalori Pass Trek, Chadwick Waterfall Trek, Kedarkantha Trek.

Known to be the most entertaining hill station of India and providing the visitors with numerous adventurous options,  treks near Shimla provide you with the much-required thrill. Be it the holy trek to Tara Devi or scenic as well as adrenaline-pumping trek to Kedarkantha, the plethora of options available here make sure that you taste the delight for once in your life.

The mesmerizing and beautiful Himalayan Range has been attracting numerous thrill-seekers and has challenged the travelers who opted for trekking near Shimla. One can find treks of all difficulty levels here. The rocky terrains, the steep slopes, and the white sheets of snow here have been providing the best backdrops to click many memorable pictures while conquering these hills with your friends and family.

The beautiful passes and high ridges one encounters while conquering the Summer Hill trek and the Churdhar trek are surely worth a while. Providing a perfect place away from the hustle and bustle of the city, these trekking places near Shimla will undoubtedly offer you a trip of a lifetime.

Here is a list of treks near Shimla:

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Karol Tibba Trek

Karol Tibba Trek
Being one of the easiest treks near Shimla and providing the adventure enthusiasts with an opportunity to conquer a distance of around 5 KM, Karol Tibba Trek is often considered to be a road less taken. Having such a short route, this trek offers the most accessible hiking trail filled with many beautiful sceneries.

The location sits in a lush green forest and to reach here, one needs to start the path from Chambakhat District, and it will take roughly an hour to reach here from Shimla. At the peak, you will get a chance to marvel at the beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Kali and the panoramic view of Churdhar Peak and Shimla City. Overall, a trek here can be quickly completed in a day, and one can also plan some camping on the peak.
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Shali Tibba Trek

Shali Tibba Trek
aving an altitude of around 240 metres and taking about 7 hours to get completed, Shali Tibba Trek is known to be one of the most beautiful treks near Shimla. The trail goes through the lush green pine and cedarwood forests and provides numerous awe-inspiring sceneries.

The trail also goes through a river crossing where no bridge is provided, and one needs to traverse through the gushing streams. This part of the path, however, adds much-required thrill to a session of hiking. The summit is home to an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Bhima Kali and offers the holiest aura. One can easily marvel at the 360-degree view of Shimla, Mashobra, Kufri and Fagu Valley.
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Hatu Peak Trek

Hatu Peak Trek
Standing high at an altitude of 3400 metres, Hatu Peak has been providing the adventure enthusiasts with one of the most thrilling trails. The trek starts from Narkanda, and this place can be easily reached from Shimla by driving for 7 KM.

On the way, you will encounter many scenic views of the Himalayas as you pass through the lush green forests. In addition to the beauty, the trail also passes through many steep slopes which can only be climbed with the help of a harness, thus making it another thrilling trek near Shimla. If you want to walk on the fresh snow of the peak, then make sure to opt for this trek between January to March when the location witnesses fresh snowfall.
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Tara Devi Trek

Tara Devi Trek
Being a short and easy trek, Tara Devi Temple is one of the most conquered trails for trekking near Shimla. Travel enthusiasts having any fitness level can easily cover it and will surely enjoy the scenic trail dotted with various sceneries of surrounding mountains.

The temple is easily accessible by road too, but people choose to trek a distance of 4 KM and add the required thrill to the trip to a temple. The narrow and steep slopes of the trail provide the adventure lovers with much excitement. The temple on the peak is around 250 years old and exhibits the charm and calm aura. The pristine green meadows and local flora will surely provide you with some picture-perfect backdrops.
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Summer Hill Trek

Summer Hill Trek
Staying true to its name, Summer Hill Trek is one of the most taken routes for trekking near Shimla in the time of summers. Surrounded by the pristine beauty of lush green nature and providing the scenery of cloud touching mountains, this hill is a part of a seven-hill cluster.

To reach the peak, one needs to hike through the beautiful forests of Pine and Deodar. Having a hard level of difficulty and standing at the height of 640 metres, this peak has challenged many famous trekkers. The 38 KM long trail of this peak makes sure that you stay entertained, thus offers numerous eye-catching sceneries. The steepness, the beauty and the thrill experienced on this trek add some extra fun to a trip to Shimla.
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Churdhar Trek

Churdhar Trek
Churdhar is one of the highest peaks in the low-lying region of Himalayas. The word Churdhar means bangle of the snow ridge, as the range surrounding the summit from all the sides can be easily seen from the top. Dense forests surround the Churdhar range, thus the trail needs you to traverse the lush green woods rich in a wide range of flora and fauna.

Standing at the height of 3660 metres, this trek boasts of being one of the hardest trails for trekking near Shimla. On a clear day, you can easily marvel at the 360-degree view of Himalayan ranges from the peak of this mountain. The top of this peak is also home to a towering statue of Lord Shiva.
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Shimla-Jalori Pass Trek

Shimla-Jalori Pass Trek
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Shimla-Jalori Pass is one of those trekking places near Shimla which require loads of stamina and patience. Located in the wilderness of white sheets of Himalayas, Jalori Pass connects Shimla to Kullu Valley and provides its visitors with an escape towards the serenity of nature.

From the soaring high mountains to the deep valleys, the trail towards the pass goes through numerous scenic spots. The trek is around 8KM long and can be easily covered in 6 to 7 hours. If you want to unwind in the sheets of fresh snow, then make sure that you go for this trek between mid-June to mid-October. Overall, this trek provides the perfect hideout for trekking amidst the best of nature and not a single second here will go by without having fun.
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Chadwick Waterfall Trek

Chadwick Waterfall Trek
One of the famous trekking places near Shimla, Chadwick waterfall trek will take you towards the beautiful scenery of gushing water streams hitting the rocks below and creating a cloud of foam. Chadwick is one of the highest waterfalls in India, and the chilled streams here directly come from the Himalayas.

Just 5 KM away from Shimla, this waterfall can be reached by trekking through the Summer hill. The terrain towards this location provides numerous adventurous trails filled with eye-catching sceneries. The path towards the waterfall is easy and can be covered by anyone having primary physique. As soon as the end of the monsoons starts, the location gets its beauty. The serene local flora and fauna flourish and add extra charm to the serenity.
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Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Himalayas and has been challenging the adventure lovers since ages. The trek towards this beautiful location starts from Gaurikund where one can stop for a while and immerse in the hot waters of the spring.

The trail towards the peak takes you through many breathtaking views of the carpeted snow. The path is hard and goes through many rocky and steep slopes. Once you reach the top, the surrounding hills and shining sky provides an undoubtedly eye-catching glimpse, thus making it one of the most beautiful trekking destinations.
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Kuppar Bugyal Trek

Kuppar Bugyal Trek
Located at the height of 2700 m in Pabbar Valley, Kuppar Bugyal can be reached by taking a peaceful yet exciting trail. The trail starts from Kharapathar and to reach here one has to drive for about 70 Km from Shimla. The path towards the top leads through lush green forest home to deodar trees, thus offering many scenic views of dark woods.

The trail ends at Giri Ganga temple from where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the whole valley beneath you. Located amidst the best of nature, a trek to this location needs a lot of energy, and it is advised to camp there for the night and start descending on the next day.
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30 November 2016
Excellent
Beauty can't be described in words but pictures do very well.
03 January 2020
Excellent
Place is good. If you are expecting a break from city life. It was organized very well. The food has options and games are interesting. Perfect place to be in nature.
16 January 2020
Excellent
I visited last week with my family. the stay was very comfortable, the food provided was delicious. Staff was also very helping. We enjoyed hike to Pabbar River and guided pine forest walk. The room was very clean. We enjoyed the view from our room.
17 December 2019
Excellent
Scenic beauty with all the modern amenities that makes it a perfect weekend getaway. Me and my friends loved our trip to Shimla and the stay at this resort. We booked the property through Thrillophilia due to their best prices as it was our first time we were bit afraid yet received the instant confirmation and everything was the best provided.
17 February 2020
Excellent
I didn’t know about this resort but a friend of mine has suggested this resort and suggested to book from Thrillophilia and I am very grateful as they have the best price online. I have loved their Valley view rooms and spa. Overall amazing experience.
15 December 2019
Excellent
Had the best day there with my family. We enjoyed every moment of our stay, especially the hiking. The food provided was delicious with quite a variety. All thanks to the Thrillophilia for providing such a user friendly online booking platform with discounted deals..
13 February 2020
Excellent
It is a village style resort between the lush green apple orchards. Experiencing Khaddu lifestyle was totally a different and new thing for us. Thanks to Thrillophilia for combining stays with such amazing inclusive activities at the best online deals.
15 November 2019
Excellent
It was a gift from my side to my parents for their 25th wedding anniversary. On special request, the staff has arranged a cake and had also arranged a small decoration room to celebrate the evening for my parents. They were very friendly and I loved their hospitality. Thank you Thrillophilia for providing instant booking confirmation.
19 February 2020
Excellent
The location is perfect for nature lovers. We enjoyed the view from our hotel rooms. The breakfast buffet was delicious. It is indeed a well-maintained property.
07 November 2019
Excellent
Thanks to Thrillophilia fro arranging this awesome trip package with stays and complimentary activities. I loved and enjoyed the sightseeing tour to Kufri with this comfortable stay package.

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People Also Ask About Shimla

  1. What are the best winter treks near Shimla?

    1. Hatu Peak Trek: To reach this peak, one has to trek a height of 3400 m from Narkanda, and once you're here, the breathtaking 180-degree view of the valley is worth the effort. The path towards the peak holds numerous challenging trails, and most of them are snowy.

    2. Shimla-Jalori Pass Trek: The trail towards the Shimla-Jalori Pass Trek goes through numerous local villages and forests of pine trees, thus making it a scenic one. Opting for this trek in the winters will provide you with a chance to enjoy the panoramic views of snow-clad mountains.

    3. Churdhar Trek: Taking you through the lofty valley, lush green meadows, snow-clad trails and beautiful sceneries, a trek towards Churdhar is undoubtedly one of the most scenic trails. Upon completion of the trek, one can easily enjoy the panoramic view of the dense forest beneath.
  2. What are the best weekend treks near Shimla?

    1. Chadwick Waterfall Trek: Taking you towards the beautiful scenery of bustling teams of water hitting the rocks and creating a huge pool, a trek towards Chadwick Waterfall will make sure that you enjoy the bliss of nature.

    2. Kuppar Bugyal Trek: The best way to spend your weekend is to conquer a height of 2700 m in Pabbar Valley and trek towards Giri Ganga Temple. To reach here, one has to traverse through various beautiful sceneries of green manicured meadows and dark forests.

    3. Summer Hill Trek: Surrounded by the best of nature and offering the panoramic views of evergreen patches of Oak, the Summer Hill trek takes you towards the beautiful snow-covered location. The trail towards the top is steep, thus requiring a right level of fitness.

    4. Shali Tibba Trek: Providing the travellers with an awe-inspiring scenery of Pine and Cedarwood forests, this trekking spot is undoubtedly the most overwhelming. In addition to the thrill of trekking, the beautiful view of Shimla, Kufri and Fagu Valley can be easily enjoyed from here.
  3. What are the best one day treks near Shimla?

    1. Tara Devi Trek: One of the most famous treks around Shimla, Tara Devi Temple can be reached by anyone having a basic level of fitness. The distance towards the top is just 4 KM and can be easily covered in a single day.

    2. Karol Tibba Trek: Providing the adventure seekers to conquer a distance of just 5KM and still enjoy the thrill of trekking, the trail towards Karol Tibba is filled with numerous steep slopes. To reach here, one needs to traverse through a lush green forest offering many beautiful sceneries.

    3. Shali Tibba Trek: Taking just 7 hours to get completed, a trek towards Shali Tibba will take you through many beautiful routes filled with local flora and fauna. Once you reach the top, the panoramic views of Shimla and Fagu Valley can be enjoyed at their best.

    4. Shimla-Jalori Pass Trek: Connecting Shimla to Kullu Valley, Shimla-Jalori Pass is one of the most scenic treks around here. Taking just 6 to 7 hours to get completed, here you can enjoy around the beautiful sheets of snow.

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