Recalling Shrikhand memories of last year...

Shrikhand Mahadev Trek (It was a trekking for us)


Shrikhand Mahadev is situated at an height of 18,700 ft. above sea level in the Great Himalayan National Park of Himachal Pradesh, India. Trek for Shrikhand mahadev starts from Jaon village in Nirmand region of Kullu district (Himachal Pradesh)



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RAMPUR-NIRMAND:


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra: Satluj river view from roadside between Rampur & Nirmand.Satluj river view from roadside between Rampur & Nirmand.


JAON VILLAGE: Jaon village is in Nirmand region of Kullu District from where this trekking starts. Don't expect that you can buy few things from this place. So its better to buy the important/useful stuff from Shimla. If you haven't contacted any adventure club for planning this trek for you, then give it a second thought at this place. You can hire a coolie here who can also help you to complete this trek in better way. (Ask for a person called Dhola Ram who can help you for the same)

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev YatraShrikhand Mahadev Yartra: Broken down mud-house on the way to Shrikhand MahadevBroken down mud-house on the way to Shrikhand Mahadev


There were three dogs in this house to take care of an apple orchid near Jaon village.




SINGH-GHAT


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra: Shrikhand river flowing near Singh Ghat
Shrikhand river flowing near Singh Ghat


Barahati:

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Shrikhnad Mahadev Yatra: Singh-Ghat to Thacharu is steep stretch A bubbly and frothing mountain stream on way to Shrikhand Mahadev (Near Barahati)

Thacharu :
Singh-Ghat to Thacharu is steep stretch

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra: A pitched tent on way to Shrikhand Mahadev (Thachru) A pitched tent on way to Shrikhand Mahadev (Thachru)


Valley of Flowers:

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra: Beautiful view of Clouds moving around mountains on the way to Shrikhand Mahadev (Near Valley of Flowers)Beautiful view of Clouds moving around mountains on the way to Shrikhand Mahadev (Near Valley of Flowers)

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Shrikhand Mahadev: Beautiful view of mountains and clouds from Valley of Flowers on trek to Shrikhand Mahadev Beautiful view of mountains and clouds from Valley of Flowers on trek to Shrikhand Mahadev


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHAND MAHADEV TREKKING: Mountain in shadow on way to Shrikhand Mahadev. You can also see full moon in this pic. This is early morning. Most of the pictures here are shot between 6:00 am & 8:00am. After that it becomes very difficult to see things due to clouds. But its a great feeling to walk through clouds... Mountain in shadow on way to Shrikhand Mahadev. You can also see full moon in this pic. This is early morning. Most of the pictures here are shot between 6:00 am & 8:00am. After that it becomes very difficult to see things due to clouds. But its a great feeling to walk through clouds...


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHAND MAHADEV TREKKING: Shadow of one mountain on top of another on way to Shrikhand Mahadev


Shadow of one mountain on top of another on way to Shrikhand Mahadev

Kaali Ghati:
This is a hill top, where we reach by crossing 4 hills after Thachru. All are 75 degree steep hills.

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHAND MAHADEV TREKKING: View of Shrikhand Mahadev from Kaali Ghati: Shrikhand shivalingam can be clearly seen from Kaali ghati before 7:30 am. After that clouds cover the whole area and visibility radius reduces to 15  meters. View of Shrikhand Mahadev from Kaali Ghati: Shrikhand shivalingam can be clearly seen from Kaali ghati before 7:30 am. After that clouds cover the whole area and visibility radius reduces to 15 meters.




Bheem Dwari: Bheem Dwari is a beautiful valley on the way to Shrikhand Mahadev. It surrounded by lot of waterfalls from hills covered with snow.



Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra: Wonderful waterfall view from Bheem Dwari..


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra: Waterfalls on the way to Shrikhand TrekA small part of longest waterfall in Shrikhand Mahadev Trek...

Parvati Bag:
Parvati Bag is a place where you see grass last time durin the trek to Shrikhand, the final destination. After this place Rock hills starts with clouds at ground level. So we were literally in clouds after Parvati Bag.

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHAND MAHADEV TREK : Clouds, and sunlight over a mountain on trek to Shrikhand Mahadev (This is morning view from Parvati Bag, when we started third say trek for our final destination: Shrikhand Mahadev)
Clouds, and sunlight over a mountain on trek to Shrikhand Mahadev (This is morning view from Parvati Bag, when we started third say trek for our final destination: Shrikhand Mahadev)


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHAND MAHADEV TREK: Pitched tent on way to Shrikhand Mahadev (We spent two nights in Parvati Bag)Pitched tent on way to Shrikhand Mahadev (We spent two nights in Parvati Bag)


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHAND MAHADEV TREKKING : Sunlight coming through hill top : Wonderful view from Kali ghatiSunlight coming through hill top : Wonderful view from Kali ghati


 Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHAND MAHADEV TREKKING: Sun light crossing through hills...Sun light crossing though hills...

Nain Sarovar


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHNAD MAHADEV TREK: Mountain shadow convering Nain sarovar on the way to Shrikhand Mahadev...Mountain shadow convering Nain sarovar on the way to Shrikhand Mahadev...


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHAND MAHADEV TREKKING: Porter enjoying a cigarette break on way to Shrikhand MahadevDHOLA RAM JI Porter enjoying a cigarette break on way to Shrikhand Mahadev


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHNAD MAHADEV TREK: Cloud Store @ Bheem Paudi (Strains to heaven)Cloud Store @ Bheem Paudi (Strains to heaven)


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHAND MAHADEV TREK: Fellow trekkers climbing rock hills between Nain Sarovar and Shrikhand MahadevFellow trekkers climbing rock hills between Nain Sarovar and Shrikhand Mahadev


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHNAD MAHDEV TREK: Glaciers between Nain Sarovar and Shrikhand Mahadev
Glaciers between Nain Sarovar and Shrikhand Mahadev...


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHAND MAHADEV TREKKING: Rock-made shivalingam on the great heights of mountains. The shivalingam is 72 feet high and stands still at the mountain top, above 18,000 ft altitude.Rock-made shivalingam on the great heights of mountains. The shivalingam is 72 feet high and stands still at the mountain top, above 18,000 ft altitude.

9 comments:

bhisham mehta said...

boom shankar

bhisham mehta said...

boom shankar

VJ Sharma said...

Bum Bum Bhole !!!

Bhisam - Have you been to Shrikhand Mahadev?

siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii said...

osm pics.........Jai bole shankar

Aman said...

Har Har Mahadev . Wonderful pics dear . Great Job.

VJ Sharma said...

Recently Yahoo Lifestyle announced Shrikhand as India's toughest pilgrimage - http://in.lifestyle.yahoo.com/lightbox/shrikhand-mahadev-yatra-india-s-toughest-pilgrimage-slideshow/travel-shrikhand-mahadev-yatra-india-photo-1379046673644.html

mahesh said...

Hi VJ,

How much does it cost shimla-shrikhand-shimla trekking approximately. I approached a travel agent they are saying 18,000 INR for the 8 day trip. Is it possible to go directly without any travel agent? Is there any tents accommodation available up there!
Thanks in advance man.
Regards, _Mahesh

VJ Sharma said...

Hi Mahesh,

If you have good group of folks, then it will be easy for you plan on your own. Simply hire a taxi from Shimla to Jaon and then tents are available at different stages. Before going, try to find out details like where tents are installed, distance between each spot and plan your trek accordingly. Make sure to keep good stuff to eat. I would recommend to hire a potter, which would be very helpful for you to trek conveniently.

All the Best !

mahesh said...

Thanks VJ for your reply. As you suggested we're 7 members and planning to go by our own in this July by hiring a shepherd.

Regards, - Mahesh

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