Scaling the heights of Shrikhand Mahadev - one of the most challenging treks in India

Exactly 8 years ago, this blog was started with first post on Shrikhand Manadev . Blog-post was written in the month of July in 2008 and today we share a beautiful Photo Journey through Varun's Travellingcamera . And idea here is to about some tips to plan this heavenly trek in Himalayan State of India.Above photograph shows Nayan Sarovar, which comes on the last day of this trek. It's on the way to Shrikhand from Parvati Bagh. Shrikhand Trek starts in the month of July. Every year dates change but easily found on internet. This date drives a lot of things. Lot of communities arrange food and tents for pilgrims and trekkers. Langar arrangements are done at different places on this trek.Above photograph shows magnificent view of Bheem-Dwar.Varun and friends stayed at Barati nala from where the hike starts. Second day stay was at Bheem Talai and 3rd day at Bheem Dwar. On 4th day, they trekked to Shrikhand and came back to Bheem Dwar.Above photograph shows Bheem Talai.This year, snow was very less. There was only one stop where trekker had to cross through frozen snow. Somehow these are called glaciers, but technically they are not. I might be wrong here :)Danda Dhar is beautiful trek through forests. It comes in the beginning of the trek. Since trek happens in monsoons, it's important to keep rain suits and something to cover your bags. Another beautiful shot of Danda Dhar. It was disappointing to that almost everywhere tents are available and pollution is increasing. In one way, having multiple tents is convenient but every pilgrim, trekker and community work need to think about managing garbage as well.Kali Ghati looks beautiful with cloud-play all around. There are multiple Shrikhand  posts on this blog, so go ahead and check out more details about planning and things to avoid.Kali Ghati at it's best !Here is the view on top and the main khand on left is called Shrikhand. This year snow was less, otherwise most of these rocks are covered by snow.

Exactly 8 years ago, this blog was started with first post on Shrikhand Mahadev. Blog-post was written in the month of July in 2008 and today we share a beautiful Photo Journey through Varun's Travellingcamera. And idea here is to about some tips to plan this heavenly trek in Himalayan State of India. 

Exactly 8 years ago, this blog was started with first post on Shrikhand Manadev . Blog-post was written in the month of July in 2008 and today we share a beautiful Photo Journey through Varun's Travellingcamera . And idea here is to about some tips to plan this heavenly trek in Himalayan State of India.Above photograph shows Nayan Sarovar, which comes on the last day of this trek. It's on the way to Shrikhand from Parvati Bagh. Shrikhand Trek starts in the month of July. Every year dates change but easily found on internet. This date drives a lot of things. Lot of communities arrange food and tents for pilgrims and trekkers. Langar arrangements are done at different places on this trek.Above photograph shows magnificent view of Bheem-Dwar.Varun and friends stayed at Barati nala from where the hike starts. Second day stay was at Bheem Talai and 3rd day at Bheem Dwar. On 4th day, they trekked to Shrikhand and came back to Bheem Dwar.Above photograph shows Bheem Talai.This year, snow was very less. There was only one stop where trekker had to cross through frozen snow. Somehow these are called glaciers, but technically they are not. I might be wrong here :)Danda Dhar is beautiful trek through forests. It comes in the beginning of the trek. Since trek happens in monsoons, it's important to keep rain suits and something to cover your bags. Another beautiful shot of Danda Dhar. It was disappointing to that almost everywhere tents are available and pollution is increasing. In one way, having multiple tents is convenient but every pilgrim, trekker and community work need to think about managing garbage as well.Kali Ghati looks beautiful with cloud-play all around. There are multiple Shrikhand  posts on this blog, so go ahead and check out more details about planning and things to avoid.Kali Ghati at it's best !Here is the view on top and the main khand on left is called Shrikhand. This year snow was less, otherwise most of these rocks are covered by snow.






Above photograph shows Nayan Sarovar, which comes on the last day of this trek. It's on the way to Shrikhand from Parvati Bagh. Shrikhand Trek starts in the month of July. Every year dates change but easily found on internet. This date drives a lot of things. Lot of communities arrange food and tents for pilgrims and trekkers. Langar arrangements are done at different places on this trek. 

Exactly 8 years ago, this blog was started with first post on Shrikhand Manadev . Blog-post was written in the month of July in 2008 and today we share a beautiful Photo Journey through Varun's Travellingcamera . And idea here is to about some tips to plan this heavenly trek in Himalayan State of India.Above photograph shows Nayan Sarovar, which comes on the last day of this trek. It's on the way to Shrikhand from Parvati Bagh. Shrikhand Trek starts in the month of July. Every year dates change but easily found on internet. This date drives a lot of things. Lot of communities arrange food and tents for pilgrims and trekkers. Langar arrangements are done at different places on this trek.Above photograph shows magnificent view of Bheem-Dwar.Varun and friends stayed at Barati nala from where the hike starts. Second day stay was at Bheem Talai and 3rd day at Bheem Dwar. On 4th day, they trekked to Shrikhand and came back to Bheem Dwar.Above photograph shows Bheem Talai.This year, snow was very less. There was only one stop where trekker had to cross through frozen snow. Somehow these are called glaciers, but technically they are not. I might be wrong here :)Danda Dhar is beautiful trek through forests. It comes in the beginning of the trek. Since trek happens in monsoons, it's important to keep rain suits and something to cover your bags. Another beautiful shot of Danda Dhar. It was disappointing to that almost everywhere tents are available and pollution is increasing. In one way, having multiple tents is convenient but every pilgrim, trekker and community work need to think about managing garbage as well.Kali Ghati looks beautiful with cloud-play all around. There are multiple Shrikhand  posts on this blog, so go ahead and check out more details about planning and things to avoid.Kali Ghati at it's best !Here is the view on top and the main khand on left is called Shrikhand. This year snow was less, otherwise most of these rocks are covered by snow.

Above photograph shows magnificent view of Bheem-Dwar.

Varun and friends stayed at Barati nala on first day. The trek starts from Jaun village and Singhgarh is next stop across a water stream.  Second day stay was at Bheem Talai and 3rd day at Bheem Dwar. On 4th day, they trekked to Shrikhand and came back to Bheem Dwar. 

Jaun - Singhgarh - Barati Nala - Thacharu - Kali Ghati - Bhem Talai - Kunsha - Bheemdwar - Parwati Bagh - Nayan Sarovar - Shrikhand

Exactly 8 years ago, this blog was started with first post on Shrikhand Manadev . Blog-post was written in the month of July in 2008 and today we share a beautiful Photo Journey through Varun's Travellingcamera . And idea here is to about some tips to plan this heavenly trek in Himalayan State of India.Above photograph shows Nayan Sarovar, which comes on the last day of this trek. It's on the way to Shrikhand from Parvati Bagh. Shrikhand Trek starts in the month of July. Every year dates change but easily found on internet. This date drives a lot of things. Lot of communities arrange food and tents for pilgrims and trekkers. Langar arrangements are done at different places on this trek.Above photograph shows magnificent view of Bheem-Dwar.Varun and friends stayed at Barati nala from where the hike starts. Second day stay was at Bheem Talai and 3rd day at Bheem Dwar. On 4th day, they trekked to Shrikhand and came back to Bheem Dwar.Above photograph shows Bheem Talai.This year, snow was very less. There was only one stop where trekker had to cross through frozen snow. Somehow these are called glaciers, but technically they are not. I might be wrong here :)Danda Dhar is beautiful trek through forests. It comes in the beginning of the trek. Since trek happens in monsoons, it's important to keep rain suits and something to cover your bags. Another beautiful shot of Danda Dhar. It was disappointing to that almost everywhere tents are available and pollution is increasing. In one way, having multiple tents is convenient but every pilgrim, trekker and community work need to think about managing garbage as well.Kali Ghati looks beautiful with cloud-play all around. There are multiple Shrikhand  posts on this blog, so go ahead and check out more details about planning and things to avoid.Kali Ghati at it's best !Here is the view on top and the main khand on left is called Shrikhand. This year snow was less, otherwise most of these rocks are covered by snow.

Above photograph shows Bheem Talai.

This year, snow was very less. There was only one stop where trekker had to cross through frozen snow. Somehow these are called glaciers, but technically they are not. I might be wrong here :)

Pilgrim coming to Shrikhand first visit Devdhank caves and conclude the trek at same place. Yatra considered incomplete without doing this. 

Exactly 8 years ago, this blog was started with first post on Shrikhand Manadev . Blog-post was written in the month of July in 2008 and today we share a beautiful Photo Journey through Varun's Travellingcamera . And idea here is to about some tips to plan this heavenly trek in Himalayan State of India.Above photograph shows Nayan Sarovar, which comes on the last day of this trek. It's on the way to Shrikhand from Parvati Bagh. Shrikhand Trek starts in the month of July. Every year dates change but easily found on internet. This date drives a lot of things. Lot of communities arrange food and tents for pilgrims and trekkers. Langar arrangements are done at different places on this trek.Above photograph shows magnificent view of Bheem-Dwar.Varun and friends stayed at Barati nala from where the hike starts. Second day stay was at Bheem Talai and 3rd day at Bheem Dwar. On 4th day, they trekked to Shrikhand and came back to Bheem Dwar.Above photograph shows Bheem Talai.This year, snow was very less. There was only one stop where trekker had to cross through frozen snow. Somehow these are called glaciers, but technically they are not. I might be wrong here :)Danda Dhar is beautiful trek through forests. It comes in the beginning of the trek. Since trek happens in monsoons, it's important to keep rain suits and something to cover your bags. Another beautiful shot of Danda Dhar. It was disappointing to that almost everywhere tents are available and pollution is increasing. In one way, having multiple tents is convenient but every pilgrim, trekker and community work need to think about managing garbage as well.Kali Ghati looks beautiful with cloud-play all around. There are multiple Shrikhand  posts on this blog, so go ahead and check out more details about planning and things to avoid.Kali Ghati at it's best !Here is the view on top and the main khand on left is called Shrikhand. This year snow was less, otherwise most of these rocks are covered by snow.

Danda Dhar is beautiful trek through forests. It comes in the beginning of the trek. Since trek happens in monsoons, it's important to keep rain suits and something to cover your bags. 

Whole trek is full of flora & fauna, waterfalls and cloud play

Exactly 8 years ago, this blog was started with first post on Shrikhand Manadev . Blog-post was written in the month of July in 2008 and today we share a beautiful Photo Journey through Varun's Travellingcamera . And idea here is to about some tips to plan this heavenly trek in Himalayan State of India.Above photograph shows Nayan Sarovar, which comes on the last day of this trek. It's on the way to Shrikhand from Parvati Bagh. Shrikhand Trek starts in the month of July. Every year dates change but easily found on internet. This date drives a lot of things. Lot of communities arrange food and tents for pilgrims and trekkers. Langar arrangements are done at different places on this trek.Above photograph shows magnificent view of Bheem-Dwar.Varun and friends stayed at Barati nala from where the hike starts. Second day stay was at Bheem Talai and 3rd day at Bheem Dwar. On 4th day, they trekked to Shrikhand and came back to Bheem Dwar.Above photograph shows Bheem Talai.This year, snow was very less. There was only one stop where trekker had to cross through frozen snow. Somehow these are called glaciers, but technically they are not. I might be wrong here :)Danda Dhar is beautiful trek through forests. It comes in the beginning of the trek. Since trek happens in monsoons, it's important to keep rain suits and something to cover your bags. Another beautiful shot of Danda Dhar. It was disappointing to that almost everywhere tents are available and pollution is increasing. In one way, having multiple tents is convenient but every pilgrim, trekker and community work need to think about managing garbage as well.Kali Ghati looks beautiful with cloud-play all around. There are multiple Shrikhand  posts on this blog, so go ahead and check out more details about planning and things to avoid.Kali Ghati at it's best !Here is the view on top and the main khand on left is called Shrikhand. This year snow was less, otherwise most of these rocks are covered by snow.

Another beautiful shot of Danda Dhar. It was disappointing to that almost everywhere tents are available and pollution is increasing. In one way, having multiple tents is convenient but every pilgrim, trekker and community work need to think about managing garbage as well.

Some of the old photographs in black & white can be seen here.  

Exactly 8 years ago, this blog was started with first post on Shrikhand Manadev . Blog-post was written in the month of July in 2008 and today we share a beautiful Photo Journey through Varun's Travellingcamera . And idea here is to about some tips to plan this heavenly trek in Himalayan State of India.Above photograph shows Nayan Sarovar, which comes on the last day of this trek. It's on the way to Shrikhand from Parvati Bagh. Shrikhand Trek starts in the month of July. Every year dates change but easily found on internet. This date drives a lot of things. Lot of communities arrange food and tents for pilgrims and trekkers. Langar arrangements are done at different places on this trek.Above photograph shows magnificent view of Bheem-Dwar.Varun and friends stayed at Barati nala from where the hike starts. Second day stay was at Bheem Talai and 3rd day at Bheem Dwar. On 4th day, they trekked to Shrikhand and came back to Bheem Dwar.Above photograph shows Bheem Talai.This year, snow was very less. There was only one stop where trekker had to cross through frozen snow. Somehow these are called glaciers, but technically they are not. I might be wrong here :)Danda Dhar is beautiful trek through forests. It comes in the beginning of the trek. Since trek happens in monsoons, it's important to keep rain suits and something to cover your bags. Another beautiful shot of Danda Dhar. It was disappointing to that almost everywhere tents are available and pollution is increasing. In one way, having multiple tents is convenient but every pilgrim, trekker and community work need to think about managing garbage as well.Kali Ghati looks beautiful with cloud-play all around. There are multiple Shrikhand  posts on this blog, so go ahead and check out more details about planning and things to avoid.Kali Ghati at it's best !Here is the view on top and the main khand on left is called Shrikhand. This year snow was less, otherwise most of these rocks are covered by snow.

Kali Ghati looks beautiful with cloud-play all around. There are multiple Shrikhand posts on this blog, so go ahead and check out more details about planning and things to avoid. 

Long time back we published about Shrikhand Mahadev Trek in Times of India and it was very popular print article, which lead to 10x increase in blog-views. 

Exactly 8 years ago, this blog was started with first post on Shrikhand Manadev . Blog-post was written in the month of July in 2008 and today we share a beautiful Photo Journey through Varun's Travellingcamera . And idea here is to about some tips to plan this heavenly trek in Himalayan State of India.Above photograph shows Nayan Sarovar, which comes on the last day of this trek. It's on the way to Shrikhand from Parvati Bagh. Shrikhand Trek starts in the month of July. Every year dates change but easily found on internet. This date drives a lot of things. Lot of communities arrange food and tents for pilgrims and trekkers. Langar arrangements are done at different places on this trek.Above photograph shows magnificent view of Bheem-Dwar.Varun and friends stayed at Barati nala from where the hike starts. Second day stay was at Bheem Talai and 3rd day at Bheem Dwar. On 4th day, they trekked to Shrikhand and came back to Bheem Dwar.Above photograph shows Bheem Talai.This year, snow was very less. There was only one stop where trekker had to cross through frozen snow. Somehow these are called glaciers, but technically they are not. I might be wrong here :)Danda Dhar is beautiful trek through forests. It comes in the beginning of the trek. Since trek happens in monsoons, it's important to keep rain suits and something to cover your bags. Another beautiful shot of Danda Dhar. It was disappointing to that almost everywhere tents are available and pollution is increasing. In one way, having multiple tents is convenient but every pilgrim, trekker and community work need to think about managing garbage as well.Kali Ghati looks beautiful with cloud-play all around. There are multiple Shrikhand  posts on this blog, so go ahead and check out more details about planning and things to avoid.Kali Ghati at it's best !Here is the view on top and the main khand on left is called Shrikhand. This year snow was less, otherwise most of these rocks are covered by snow.

Kali Ghati at it's best !

While going through this post, I am sure you would have more questions like how to reach base of Shrikhand Mahadev?, What stuff to carry? How is the arrangement to stay and eat ? Is there a way to get porter ? Weather condition ? Difficulty level of different stretches? . Do check out our old posts or drop a comment under this post. We shall try to respond as quickly as we could. 

Exactly 8 years ago, this blog was started with first post on Shrikhand Manadev . Blog-post was written in the month of July in 2008 and today we share a beautiful Photo Journey through Varun's Travellingcamera . And idea here is to about some tips to plan this heavenly trek in Himalayan State of India.Above photograph shows Nayan Sarovar, which comes on the last day of this trek. It's on the way to Shrikhand from Parvati Bagh. Shrikhand Trek starts in the month of July. Every year dates change but easily found on internet. This date drives a lot of things. Lot of communities arrange food and tents for pilgrims and trekkers. Langar arrangements are done at different places on this trek.Above photograph shows magnificent view of Bheem-Dwar.Varun and friends stayed at Barati nala from where the hike starts. Second day stay was at Bheem Talai and 3rd day at Bheem Dwar. On 4th day, they trekked to Shrikhand and came back to Bheem Dwar.Above photograph shows Bheem Talai.This year, snow was very less. There was only one stop where trekker had to cross through frozen snow. Somehow these are called glaciers, but technically they are not. I might be wrong here :)Danda Dhar is beautiful trek through forests. It comes in the beginning of the trek. Since trek happens in monsoons, it's important to keep rain suits and something to cover your bags. Another beautiful shot of Danda Dhar. It was disappointing to that almost everywhere tents are available and pollution is increasing. In one way, having multiple tents is convenient but every pilgrim, trekker and community work need to think about managing garbage as well.Kali Ghati looks beautiful with cloud-play all around. There are multiple Shrikhand  posts on this blog, so go ahead and check out more details about planning and things to avoid.Kali Ghati at it's best !Here is the view on top and the main khand on left is called Shrikhand. This year snow was less, otherwise most of these rocks are covered by snow.

Here is the view on top and the main khand on left is called Shrikhand. This year snow was less, otherwise most of these rocks are covered by snow. 

If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -

- Manage your waste well and don’t litter
- Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
- Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
- Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.

- Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite 






11 comments:

stepstogether said...

Absolutely breathtaking captures..

Saumy Nagayach said...

Stunning shots :)

purba chakraborty said...

Wow! Amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing :)

rupam sarma said...

Truly AWESOME, amazing pics. Thanks for the post :)

Ramandeep Sharma said...

KEEP CAPTURING AND POSTING
I FEEL THESE PLACES CALLING ME VARUN
AWESOME WORK

Ramandeep Sharma said...

KEEP CAPTURING AND POSTING
I FEEL THESE PLACES CALLING ME VARUN
AWESOME WORK

Anonymous said...

This is the toughest trek in himachal and most beautiful place on the earth it feels like heaven such serenity in this place can't be described in words

rathin thakur said...

Bo badiya ji

Vijeta Sharma said...

@o_arra- Varunnnnn your pictures transports me to fairy world ! Wonderland :)

Richa said...

Wow... Varun these are awesome pictures... I am J

Pankaj Sandal said...

I was here 4 years back and so much has changed during this. The glaciers have reduced to almost half, snow cover reduced to almost nil. I was astonished to see Parvati Bagh in such a dire condition. Its high time we humans start respecting the nature & stop polluting the environment.

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