Hatu Peak Trek

1 Day
Starting from 7999 Per Person
Note: Mask, Sanitizer and Gloves are mandatory for all trekkers.

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About Hatu Peak Trek

Hatu Peak Trek – The Crowned and Offbeat Trek of Narkanda

  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Highest Elevation: 11155 ft./ 3400m
  • Trek Duration: 1 Day
  • Trek Distance: 14 km (Both ways)
  • Region: Himachal Pradesh
  • Base Camp: Narkanda
  • Nearest Bus Stand: Narkanda
  • Nearest Railway Station/Airport: Kalka is the nearby station to reach Shimla; Jubbarhatti airport is the nearby airstrip which is 23 km from Shimla
  • Best time to do: March to October
  • Approximate Temperature Range: Summer Season ( 8°C to 20°C ) and Winter Season ( Goes to -10°C)

Surrounded by breathtaking views of nature and lovely orchard, the 7 km trek route to Hatu Peak is an easy one. Hatu Peak, is one of the offbeat places near Shimla where you can plan for a weekend getaway or a vacation with your closed ones. Snow-capped peaks, apple orchards and Narkanda town makes this place a major attraction. You can easily reach the top on foot, a car or a bike. When reaching the top, the prolific views of the mountains and Hatu Mata temple welcome the travelers with their magnificent presence. The 7 km trekking route from Narkanda to the peak takes around 2.5 to 3 hours. 

The Hatu Peak situated in Narkanda, soars at a staggering height of 11,155 ft. is the highest one in the Shimla region. Encompassed by awe-inspiring mountains and wrapped in a lush green forest comprising fir, cedar, spruce, blue pine and deodar, this peak is certainly an Earth’s paradise. However, this place is known for the apple orchards. At the top of the hill, there is the Hatu Mata temple which is of immense religious importance for the locals. The temple was dedicated to King Ravana’s wife, Mandodari. 

In addition to the peak’s cultural and historical importance, you will find a small stove shaped formation beside the right side of the temple. According to mythology, Pandava brothers used to cook their food at the time of Agyaat Vaas. If you have an extra day you can also camp there and spend quality time under the stars. This trek offers you a complete package like any Himalayan trek with captivating meadows, pitch-black pine forests, impressive mountain views and the excitement to walk on snow. 

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Hatu Peak Trek - Short Itinerary

Day 01Narkanda – Hatu Peak

  • Hire a private vehicle or walk on foot or ride a bike to reach the top. The total distance is 14 km for both ways and you will complete the full trek within 7 to 8 hours.

Hatu Peak

Hatu Peak Trek – Detailed Itinerary

  • You will begin the trek from Narkanda, 63 km from Shimla and the last destination is Hatu Mata temple where you will end your trek. You will climb to a height of 11,155 ft. and takes 2.5 to 3 hours to arrive at the top. Again, the time taken to descend is approximately 3 hours, so a maximum of 7 hours is required to cover the whole trek.

Hatu Peak

  • As you begin the trek, the dazzling beauty of the pines will be hitting you and the hill packed with tall trees will not allow the sun rays to touch the ground at times. You will walk through the dense forest and after 3 km you will have the first glimpse of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges. 

Hatu Peak FOrest

  • On the way to the top, you can see some shepherd huts, referred to as ‘Gujjar Kotha’. These huts are temporary resting areas for shepherds who bring their buffaloes and cows to graze in the surrounding areas. Moreover, you also get to witness a small pond where the sparkling waters will welcome you with enjoyment. You should take a break to relax and admire the surrounding beauty for capturing a few moments. 

Gujjar Kohta

  • After trekking for 4 kms, the real adventure begins as the road suddenly disappears and you may think which way to go. However, you do not have to worry as the forest is properly marked from this point and it will take some minutes for figuring out the right directions.

Hatu Peak

  • You will be at the top after walking for more than 3 kms and you get to see a birds-eye view of the magnificent Himalayas. The locals visit Hatu Mata temple which is a major attraction on the very first Sunday of Jyeshtha. Jyeshtha is referred as a month on the Hindu calendar. In national civil calendar, the 3rd month of the year is referred as Jyeshtha and it starts on the new moon.

Hatu Mata Temple

  • The ritual to sacrifice goat still prevails in this temple. Now, if you are willing to trek and experience more, then there are several points such as Tanni Juber Lake, Baghi village, Karena peak and Jor Bagh where you can able to interact with the locals. 

Hatu Peak Temperature & Weather

The weather is always friendly and cool throughout the year. With the arrival of winter, you get to witness snowfall so please layer up with winter wear. The ideal time for trekking to Hatu Peak is from March until October. In the summertime, the temperature remains 8 to 200C and during winter it comes down to -100C.

ATM & Mobile Connectivity

You will find an ATM at Narkanda which is the starting point of your trek. Although the shops and eateries around accept cards, it is wise to carry cash. 

You will get a network from all carriers and there is also stable internet connectivity all around the place. 

Inclusions

  • Forest Entry charges and all the necessary permits and entry fees
  • Qualified trek lead and trained local guide

Exclusions

  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance of any kind 

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the our service partner will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's togedr wallet.

COVID 19 additional measures

  • Wearing gloves, mask and carrying a sanitizer is mandatory otherwise there wouldn’t be an allowance to commend the trip/trek.
  • Members travelling should practice social distancing.
  • There shouldn’t be any travel record in the past 30 days.
  • If the trek/trip gets cancelled due to any pandemic or government’s order, there would be no refund instead the plan will get postponed.
  • If found with any of the COVID 19’s symptoms, the person will be immediately quarantined. In this case, as well, there wouldn’t be any refund.
  • Everyone travelling should have the ‘Arogya Setu App’ installed on their phones.

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