Shimla is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in my whole life. It is the best place if you are searching for a place to go on a trek. It’s mesmerising vistas are a pleasure for your eyes. The mountains filled with snow will not allow you to depart from there.
Today I’m going to share my trekking experience in the heart of the Himalayas, Shimla. I reached there by road, by booking an affordable cab from Delhi to Shimla. The journey was long yet splendid, making for a memorable road trip.
The top 5 trekking places in Shimla:
On reaching Shimla, I was awed by the splendours of nature, waterfalls, meadows, and forests. There are many breathtaking trekking spots in Shimla.
- Karol Tibba Trek
- Shahi Tibba Trek
- Hatu Peak Trek
- Tara Devi Trek
- Summer Hill Trek
Choose any of them and be ready to gain experiences of a lifetime. Trekking in Shimla is unforgettable!
Here are a few treks in Shimla which are absolute heaven.
Karol Tibba Trek
My first trek destination was Karol Tibba trek which is located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 2240 km. The scenery that I witnessed during the trek was breathtakingly beautiful. It was a 5-6 km trek on one side. After reaching the top, I could see the whole Solan town under my feet. I would rate the difficulty level of this trek as medium.
Hatu Peak Trek
Awe-inspiring mountains, stunning views of cedar and deodar forests, charming apple orchards – about 70 km from Shimla, there is an underrated yet one of the most gorgeous places in town. It is the Hatu Peak. With wonderful views, this peak stretches around 7 km. It is an easy trekking trail, taking about 3 hours.
Churdhar Peak is at an altitude of 12,000 feet, one of the highest peaks in the outer Himalayan range in the Sirmour district. This peak’s top is always covered with snow, regardless of the season. This is, in fact, one of the most adventurous treks I have undertaken so far.
The best time to visit the Churdhar Peak is around April because you can find 4-5 feet deep snow. You can reach the destination through transport facilities like cars, bikes or walk all the way.
Pro-tip: No matter what trekking trail you opt for, pahado wali maggi is something you cannot miss out on. All these hill tops are dotted with tiny food trucks which offer piping hot maggi which you can enjoy in the chilly mountain air.
Here ends my journey to Shimla. As Shimla is a tourist destination, commuting within the city will never be a bottleneck. You can choose a reliable cab booking app with a local driver to take you around these beautiful peaks.
In my opinion, it is mandatory for everyone in the prime of their age to go on a trip like this one. Shimla is the perfect destination to take a break from your mundane life and escape in nature.