The Shali Tibba is the highest peak in the vicinity of Shimla. Shali Tibba, at an altitude of 9,423 feet, is surrounded by Shimla, Mashobra, Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda. This stand-alone peak provides a magnificent point for a panoramic 360 degree view of Himachal Pradesh. Shali tibba is a peak one should not miss. The peak commands an unforgettable view of endless snow covered ranges along with the Sutlej valley and the densely forested hills of Shimla, Fagu and Narkanda. Trek starts from the base camp , village khatnol . the road leading to khatnol winds through a quiet and beautiful valley of blue pine and cedar forest .
There is a temple at the top of shali tibba dedicated to Bhima Kali a goddess worshipped by locals .The temple has been constructed with wood and stones, typical of rural Himalayan architecture. A trail to the temple was constructed in 1936 by the Raja of Faridkot. The same trail exists today and is in a good shape.
Day 1- Snow Trails Camp-
Arrival at snow Trails camp .Our camp is situated at village Neen on Kufri chail road surrounded by apple orchard . The camp consist of swiss tents with attach toilets and cottages. You can see beautiful sunrise and churdhar peak from camp. One can enjoy evening with bonfire .we also have some interesting adventure activities available at our camp that you can experience.
Day 2-Snowtrails camp to khatnol - Early morning departure from snowtrail camp after breakfast around at 7:30 am .Khatnol is aprox 58 km from camp and it takes around 2 hr30min from camp to khatnol village . After 2 and a half hour drive we will reach village khatnol .
Khatnol to Shali Tibba
Trek starts from khatnol,from khatnol we will take road going up the mountain .The road is approx 2 km after which it turns into a stone laden trail going up the hill . This trail goes through thick forest cover pleasing greeneries and 180 degree view of the valley. The trail zig-zags upwards with some bends in between. The ascent is gradual, with a series of level walks.The forest is denser in this section and will remain like this for most of the trek from now. Around 15 minutes more of hiking and we will see the trail twirling up again with a series of scissor bends. From here, the terrain gets really steep.
After 15 minutes of going straight up the hill, we will reach a small expanse of land with a clearing. From here, all you can see above you is the mountain obscured with thick forest cover. After aprox 3 hour of trek we will reach at the top of shali tibba, temple is aprox 50 step up . Enjoy the 360 degree view of the great Himalayan range. You can locate Mt. Deo tibba and Mt.Indrasen. You can also see Shrikhand and churdhar ranges , peaks from uttrakhand are also visible . The beautiful view and atmosphere make it all worth. Enjoy packed lunch at the top of Shali Tibba.
Back to Khatnol and overnight at snow trails camp
The route back to khatnol is pleasant and enjoyable it will take around 2 hours to descend back. Head back the way we’ve come. After reaching khatnol have some snacks and head back to snow Trails camp. Dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 3- Morning breakfast and checkout from camp.
Stay in swiss camps
All Meals i.e 2Breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinner
Evening veg snacks at camp
Vehicle as per plan from camp to khatnol and back to camp
Packed lunch, fruit refreshment during trek
Evening bonfire at camp
Adventure activities at camp(if time permits)
Things to carry along
Good trekking shoes
Sunglasses, Hat, warm clothing during winters and Monsoon , sunscream
Medicine if any you are under prescription.
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