Bijli Mahadev Trek

  • SEASON
    APRIL TO NOVEMBER
  • MAX. ALTITUDE
    2438 Meters (Max. Elevation)
  • TREK GRADE
    EASY - MODERATE
  • TREK DURATION
    8 Days

Overview

Situated at an altitude of 2438 meters, Bijli Mahadev Temple is an unusual temple dedicated to Shiva- the Lord of lightning. From the temple site a panoramic view of Kullu and Parvati valley is available. A sixty feet high staff of the Temple glistens like a silver needle in the sun. This is visible even from Kullu. The staff attracts the divine blessing in form of lightening. But that easy trek doesn’t only offers us culture, but also scenic beauty, nature, wide views and we will visit small villages.

Detailed Itinenary

Day 1

Arrival at Kullu and transfer to Chansari by jeeps (1/2 Hrs.) Trek to Bijlimahadev (1.30 Hrs.) (Camp) After loading the ponies, the trail would gradually ascent through the Village then bit steeper into the Pine forest all the way till Bijlimahadev Temple. Situated amidst an alpine meadow on an elevated location between the twin Valleys of Beas and Parvati, Bijlimahadev is a perfect vintage point. It provides a spectacular 360 degree view of the whole Kullu region. Here is Temple dedicated to Bijlihahadev, one of the manifestations of Lord Shiva as a protector from the natural calamities. (Camp)

Day 2

Trek to Matikochhar (2590 Mts.) (4 Hrs.) A gradual walk through Kais wildlife sanctuary through beautiful pine forest to the camp at Matikochhar, there is also a forest Rest House here. Situated in the middle of the wildlife sanctuary in a nice a cozy location, the camp provides wonderful view of the adjoining mountain peaks. (Camp)

Day 3

Explorations to the higher meadows of Ubelde (3200 Mts.) Camp if possible (depending upon the snow conditions) or return back to Matikochhar (5 Hrs.)

Day 4

Trek to Nashala Village (1800 Mts.) (5 - 6 Hrs.). A nice walk through the kais Wildlife scent. The trek is on a well defined gradual path which gradually winds up through the dense Deodar forests, along the trail we pass through many villages and meet the local folks. The trail offers panoramic View of the Kullu valley surrounded by the massive Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges. This trek is a nature lover’s delight and provides opportunity for avid bird watcher; others can just enjoy the nature. Camp at Nashala Village.

Day 5

Trek to Rumsu Thach 2677 Mts. (5 – 6 Hrs.) The trail gradually ascends through the apple orchards and pine forests to an ancient Temple before branching uphill to the village of Rumsu (2060m). The Village of Rumsu, is an excellent example of traditional Pahari (mountain) Village with its wooden houses and traditional people. Today we camp bit ahead of the Rumsu Village in the middle of the alpine meadow at the base of the Chanderkhani Pass (3660 Mts.). From here we get tremendous view of the Dhauladhar Range of the mountains to the West, Pir Panjal Ranges to the North – West and Lahaul Ranges to the North and North East. (Camp)

Day 6

Rumsu Thach – Chanderkhani Pass (3 541 Mts.) and back (6 Hrs.) Today’s walk is through the coniferous forest, meadow carpeted by snow and offers superb panorama of the Valley and the snow clad mountains all around. Last stretch of short steep climb to the pass. The Chandrakani Pass (3541mts.) is marked by prayer flags and cairns. with views of the upper Malana Valley and the high peaks in the upper Tosh Valley, including White Sail (6446m) and Papsura (6451m). return Back to the camp.

Day 7

Trek to Naggar (1840 Mts.) (3 Hrs.). Overnight in a Hotel At Naggar there is an old Castle, which once belonged to the ruling dynasty of Kullu, but now has been renovated and converted into a heritage hotel. One can also visit some ancient hallowed temples that are located all around the village and possess a definite mystical quality. There is also an art gallery which houses beautiful oil and vegetable color paintings of the famous Russian painter, writer and philosopher, Sir Nicholas Roerich. The area offers some of the most magnificent views in the region as here the upper kullu valley is at its widest and one can see the whole mountain panorama from Rohtang to the southern edge of the valley, as well as the long serpentine Beas river making its way down.

Day 8

After breakfast departure for the Fare at Kullu. Spend full day at Kullu fare (Shopping). Board the evening bus for Delhi.

This trek in particular provides excellent opportunity for bird watching (Himalayan Bird Life) That includes spectacular pheasants such as Cheer Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Koklass, Khaleej Pheasant. Other birds are Black and Yellow Grosbeak, Rufous Breasted Accentor, White Collared Black Bird, Spotted Nutcracker, Red-billed Chough, Eurasian Hobby, Himalayan Griffon and the Lammergeyer

 

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