Holiday plans with Shali Heights

Trek through Himalayan hamlets


Shimla - Mashobra - Thaila - Deola.

Day 01: After breakfast, drive to Mashobra, the first day of your trek descends down Mashobra valley for two hours, passes through old Cedar forest and Himalayan hamlets on the slopes with lush green terrace fields.
A demanding uphill on the south face of the valley exposes wide views as we walk through the meadows. Finally reach your Shali Heights – A Himalayan home stay. Overnight stay at Shali Heights.

Grade: easy to moderate
Duration of walk: 5-6 hours


Deola - Shali Peak

Day 02: After breakfast, walk up to Shali peak, the highest peak in the vicinity of Shimla. A four hour of excellent Himalayan hike traverse through quant villages and a thick cedar forest before the wide panorama of snow capped Western Himalayan ranges to the north and Punjab plains on the south is visible.
Visit the ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Bhima-Kali, the only construction on the top of peak. Later enjoy a well deserved packed lunch with 360˚ Himalayan views. Imbibe the silence of the place and enjoy Himalayan sunset with the golden snow capped ranges.

Stay overnight in tents/temple guest house.

Grade: easy to moderate
Duration of walk: 4-5 hours


Shali - Shali Ghat - Himiri - Karyali

Day 04: Early risers get blessed with Himalayan sunrise. After breakfast, we descend the north face of Shali peak, a mixed forest of tall Junipers initially, changes into Silver fir and finally the stately Himalayan Cedar. The ancient trail reminds the load of traffic with its softened steps of rocks and huge roots.
Suddenly, the silence of thick forest opens into small village of Himiri, with few houses and step farms. The walk finally reaches the village of Karayali. Overnight, stay at local rest house.

Grade: easy to moderate
Duration of walk: 4-5 hours


Karyali - Jalog - Pandoa - Chaba - Tattapani

Day 05: After a relaxed breakfast in morning, drive down Sutlej River, ride the tides of this mighty Himalayan River with and session of rafting originating in the highlands of Tibet. An impressive Himalayan River course ends at Tattapani. Enjoy a well deserved lunch at Tattapani.
Later engross your worn-out body into the hot sulphur pool here. Overnight, stay at the hotel.
Rapid Grade: II – III+
Duration of Rafting: 3-4 hours




Tattapani - Naldhera - Mmashobra - Shimla
Day 06: Today, after breakfast drive back to Shimla.



Note:
Optional horse ride to Shali peak also available.
Optional village home stay for 2 nights available.



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