Delhi – Shimla – Dianli. Overnight bus from Delhi to Shimla and then by cab / bus to Nerwa from where our representative will meet you and arrange for your travel to the first base camp at Dianli.
‘Base camp to Cave camp’: After breakfast we drive to Dhaiya where we pay our respect to the local deity lankra Vir before beginning our trek. Walking through the forest we reach our first stop for the night, here we will be camping in a small cave. The trek-paths are surrounded by fir, pine and oak trees. At the foothills, you find pine trees. A little further up, you find oak trees, and as you make your way still further, the fiery rhododendrons with beautiful flowers, will greet you (March, April). This flower is said to possess some medicinal value and is used for high blood pressure and heart diseases. At the foothills, the rhododendrons are reddish in color, at a greater height, their color becomes mauve.
‘Cave camp to Camp 2’: We have a steep climb, crossing small villages en route, the trek takes us uphill and downhill en route we meet the Gujjar tribe. Camp for the night.
‘Camp 2 to Camp 3’: Today we are climbing all the way to the peak. It’s a steep climb for 2 hours. As we reach near the top, the view just opens up. One can see the temple on the far horizon. On reaching the temple of Churdhar we pitch camp for the night nearby location. It is an amazing feature to see water at the temple in a ‘Bawri‘, which has water all the year round.
‘Camp 3 to Sarain to Base Camp’: From the Temple we start walking through the forest area of Churdhar sanctuary which is also a botanical paradise. A steep downhill all the way for 9 km to reach the old village of Sarain en route we cross Gujjar Ka Dera and Halda Jubbar (pastures). At Sarain you have a beautifully carved wooden temple almost 700 years old. From here the cabs/bus will do a pick up and drive to Village Dianli. Stay overnight at Base Camp.
After breakfast we log out of Shimla. On arrival we check into the hotel / home stay. The rest of the day is spent exploring the Mall. We take a night bus back to Delhi. End of the trip.
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