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Hatu Peak Trek Narkanda

Hatu Peak Trek Narkanda

About Hatu Peak

Nestled in the quaint town of Narkanda, Hatu peak is a one-day trek with all the components of an undeniable Himalayan trek. The best part about it is that it is one of the treks, which just a couple of trekkers know about, and if you time it during the initial weeks of March, at that point, you will be treated to fresh, pristine snow. This off-beat trek bestows snow trekking amidst dark pine forests, extraordinary mountain vistas, and enchanting meadows. The divine temple of Hatu Mata on the top makes a perfect conclusion to the trek. Hatu Peak Narkanda stands tall and solid, remunerating its visitors with enchanting views of the rich green snow-capped mountains. It is also the highest peak in Shimla, canvassed in transcending mountains, spotted with clearing scenes, and designed with fir, maple, and cedar. It flabbergasts nature enthusiasts with staggering views. For the urban dwellers, this trek is just a stone throw away from Delhi. Many pilgrims visit Hatu Peak Mandir to seek blessings.

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Hatu Peak Information

  • Hatu Peak Trekking starting point Narkhanda, Shimla.
  • Narkanda temperature ranges from -5 during winter months to 25 degrees during the summer months.
  • Weather Narkanda Himachal Pradesh is plesant for hiking during the summer months.
  • Trek gradient Easy to Moderate. It is a trail through the verdant meadows enveloped with pristine snow. 
  • Weather Hatu peak Shimla is pleasant during the summer months. During winter months, the route is blocked with snow.   
  • Approximate time: 7-8 hours (to and fro)
  • Narkanda to Hatu peak distance 14 km
  • Hatu peak height 3405 meters above sea level
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Hatu Peak Information

Best months to visit: Hatu Peak weather remains cool for most of the year. February to March are the best months to trek up the Hatu peak as you will be presented with fresh untouched snow. Narkanda is a skiing destination in Himachal Pradesh. The temperature during summer, Hatu Peak temperature hangs about 8 to 20 degrees while in winters, the temperature decreases as low as -10 degrees. Hatu peak camping is available near Narkanda. There are many campsites with excellent amenities. Camping near the peak is not allowed. 

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Hatu Peak Information

Best months to visit: Hatu Peak weather remains cool for most of the year. February to March are the best months to trek up the Hatu peak as you will be presented with fresh untouched snow. Narkanda is a skiing destination in Himachal Pradesh. The temperature during summer, Hatu Peak temperature hangs about 8 to 20 degrees while in winters, the temperature decreases as low as -10 degrees. Hatu peak camping is available near Narkanda. There are many campsites with excellent amenities. Camping near the peak is not allowed. 

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Getting there Narkanda

By air: Jubbarhatti is the nearest airport which is 23 km south of Shimla

By rail: Shimla is the nearest railway station that is well-connected with other major cities. 

By road: Narkanda is located en route Shimla to Rampur. The 62 km distance to Narkanda takes about 2.5 hours. State buses ply from Shimla to Rampur, which costs around 70 bucks. Private taxis are also available, which costs close to INR 1,500.

Hatu Peak Road

Hatu peak trekking itinerary

Starting from Narkanda, take the path that goes towards Thanedar. It's a light walk for about a kilometer until you arrive at an intersection where three roads come together. This intersection is in a vast clearing encircled by tall pine trees. Get on the narrow street in the center that moves up into the pine woods. There is also a billboard which will show you the way. The way turns eastward around a curve and proceeds with its steady upward rise through the pines facing the sunlight. You will be walking for one more hour on this almost absconded boulevard as it slithers around the mountainside. Three kilometers into the journey, the street jumps out to your left side to a little clearing to uncover your first look at the snow-capped mountain scopes of the more magnificent Himalayas.

The path changes back rapidly to move into a more considerable clearing that is set apart by a couple of level roofed shepherd cottages. This location is known as the Gujjar Kotha. A little dew pond overlooks the mountain ranges' brilliant sight, which makes it a perfect site to take pause and reflect. Persist on this road for another kilometer, until out of nowhere, makes a wide twirl toward the south and leaves the edge that follows the street on the left. This is where you leave the solace of the smooth road and transform it into an actual trekker. You need to locate your path to the Hatu top from here.

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Himalayan Range Views

Hop on the ledge and jump on the very much stamped trail that gets into the woods. Proceed upon the boundary. Abstain from going left or right until you meet the road again as it climbs its way over the edge. Go across the road and keep on climbing on the edge under the swathe of pine and oak trees. From here, the trail climbs rapidly and increases impressive altitude. All through this stretch, it keeps up a consistent straight line toward Hatu top. At a couple of focuses, the path straightens, taking in the bend of the mountain, yet for the most part, keeps up an eastwardly bearing. No sooner than you mark 11,000 feet and appear to be winded, the path opens out to the head of the Hatu peak.

The summit of the hill unwraps to an all-encompassing vista of the more excellent Himalayan range. Retrace your steps in the same way as you came up. For the individuals who are exhausted and want to avoid the steep ascent, they can take the motor road back to Narkanda.

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Highlights of the Hatu Peak trek

Encircled by magnificent mountains and canvassed in a thick green cover of tall cedar and fir, Hatu Peak maybe a slice of heaven on earth. The forest is an amalgamation of varieties of deodar, fir, tidy, cedar, and blue pine, but eminent for its bright apple plantations.

The Hatu Mata Temple rests on the slope on Hatu Peak Road and holds extraordinary religious importance to local people. The sanctuary is devoted to Mandodari, who is the wife of Ravana. This trek presents the trekkers with a view of the vibrant green snow-capped that clears over the scene. Hatu Peak stands tall and solid as it enhances each square inch of the pinnacle.

Increasing the peak's historical and cultural centrality is a little oven-like structure that sits directly close to the sanctuary, which is accepted to have been utilized by the Pandava siblings for preparing their food during the Agyaat Vaas! Such a rich scene and shocking perspective will undoubtedly welcome the nature aficionados and adventure buffs.

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Hatu Peak Camping

The trek to Hatu Peak isn't challenging and can be undertaken by novice trekkers and is a single direction climb of 7 km to the top. One can likewise venture out for camping to Hatu Peak and appreciate the starry night while chilling in the tent.

Bestowing a breathtaking perspective on nature's wondrous manifestations and providing a historical and authentic experience, the Hatu Peak is an all-encompassing location for anybody searching for a profound encounter with adventure or quiet quality opportunity to go through with loved ones.

The magnificence of the pine woodland will strike you the exact second you jump on the path. The pines stand amazingly tall and superb. You realize the backwoods must be numerous hundreds of years old by their sheer bigness.

Stroll through the lavish green elevated and enchant yourself with tremendous nature sees around! Narkanda should be on your bucket for Himachal Pradesh tourism places.

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Places to stay near Hatu Peak Trek

Narkanda is a well-developed city on the Himachal tourism map. There are many options available for Hatu Peak Stay. You can choose from Homestay, Hotels, Camping, Resorts, Cottages, Hostels, Ski resorts depending on budget, and your Himachal tour itinerary. Travelers heading towards Lahaul and Spiti halt at Narkanda for night stay and refueling vehicles.

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Skiing Destination in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Tourism opens skiing during winter months. Learning Skiing is possible by enrolling private courses or subsidized courses. Tourists can also try skiing for a few hours and click pictures to share on social media. Top five skiing destinations in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Solang Valley - Kullu Manali 
  • Narkanda - Shimla 
  • Gulaba - Manali 
  • Rohtang Pass - Manali 
  • Kufri - Shimla 
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Top recommended Himachal tourism places

Himachal Pradesh is home to spectacular mountain villages and hotels such as Manali. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has many Tibetan influences. Places to visit in Himachal are as below. 

  1. Shimla 
  2. Kullu Manali 
  3. Lahaul and Spiti Valley 
  4. Great Himalayan National Park   
  5. Dalhousie
  6. Kalpa 
  7. Sarahan Bushahr
  8. Sangla Valley 
  9. Baspa Valley 
  10. Chail 
  11. Kufri 
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