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Conquer Peaks & Traverse Adventurous Paths - 5 Best Trekking Spots In Shimla

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Editors 26 Dec 2017

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For all those who want to conquer peaks and traverse adventurous paths, for that feeling of pride and sense of accomplishment, this is your checklist. The hurdles along the way seem trivial as compared to the glorious views on your way to the top, and that makes it totally worth it!

1. Shali Tibba Trek

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With the best 360° views of the Himalayas and lesser crowds, this particular trek will make you feel that it’s all worth it. The base camp is Khatnol (roughly 45 kms from Shimla) and you get to cross a river and stroll through the dense forests as well! Don't forget to visit the Kali temple. The trail usually remains closed during peak winter months and the best time to go would be March-April and September-November.

Trek Type | Easy - Moderate
Trekking Distance From Base Camp | 9 Kms

2. Hatu Peak, Narkanda

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A one day long trek that starts at Narkanda, it offers an unparalleled view of the Kanchenjunga range at 11000 feet. On your route you will encounter the Hatu Mata Temple, Dhumari and Jaubagh which is a large grassy meadow filled with deodar trees. A must experience, we'd say!

Trek Type | Easy - Moderate
Trekking Distance From Base Camp | 14 Kms

3. Churdhar Peak

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Churdhar Peak can be approached from at least three routes however Chaupal in Shimla is the base for the shortest route of 7-8 kms. At the top of the peak, a giant statue of Lord Shiva awaits you which is every bit mesmerising! Trekking to a peak at 3647 meters above sea level for 7 Kms will be every bit memorable!

Trek Type | Moderate
Trekking Distance From Base Camp | 7-8 Kms

4. Mashobra-Thaila-Craignano Trek

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This is one of the most spectacular trekking paths, starting from Shimla. You then reach the beautiful Mashobra forests, filled with pine and oak trees. Later, you reach Craignano, that has an Italian vibe to it with its vast orchards.

Trek Type | Easy - Moderate
Trekking Distance From Base Camp | 16 Kms

5. Shoja-Banjar Trek

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Shoja from Shimla is about 156 kms away and is definitely a lesser explored village. This particular trek from Shoja is a pretty beautiful one that takes you through an array of dense woodlands of Banjar and offers many insta-worthy captures.

Trek Type | Easy - Moderate
Trekking Distance From Base Camp | 14.8 Kms

Grab your backpacks and get ready to wander amidst the forests for an adventurous journey through the hills. 

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