Giri Ganga is one of the less explored places in Himachal Pradesh. Although, it is only 85 kms from Shimla, this beautiful place is not popular among travelers and tourists. One can reach the temple dedicated to Goddess Durga in their cars by driving on a single unpaved road or by trekking. The 6 km trek is a moderate one going through dense deodar and pine forest. There is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva as well at Giri Ganga. According to locals, the temple complex was built by the Pandavas during their exile period. Large number of local people comes to worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga every year during Shivaratri and Navratri.
The Kuppar Bugyal about 3 kms from Giri Ganga is a beautiful meadow that offers panoramic views. This place is perfect to relax and sit in peace while admiring the Himalayan ranges.
The journey will start from Shimla around 9 AM and will go through beautiful places such as Kufri and Theog to reach Kharapathar which is about 77 kms in the afternoon. After lunch and buying required things from the local market, the voyage will continue to Giri Ganga on an unpaved single lane road through deodar forest. We will reach temple in the evening and then will find a suitable place to pitch the tents. Guests can explore the place until all the preparations which include a bonfire, pitching tents and cooking food are done. After dinner, one can enjoy live music, chit-chat or can go to sleep in their cozy sleeping bags.
After enjoying the morning view and breakfast, we will go on a trekking expedition of 3kms from Giri Ganga to Kuppad peak. Walking along the Giri River, you’ll find astonishing beauty to fill your soul with joy. One will find huge grasslands with groups of cattle grazing on them and a variety of local flora and fauna as well. You’ll find the steep trek is all worth it once you reach the top and gaze at the beauty all around. You can see the villages of Rohru and Jubbal along with snow-peaked mountains in the backdrop from the Kuppar peak. A large hut there on the top which will be used for shelter, making dinner and sleeping for day 2. After keeping bags and other items in the shed, we will go hunting for wood and water. One can also go further 200 meters to reach a small temple at the top and pay tribute to the local deity. After dinner, you can gossip or can gaze at the glittering stars before going to sleep.
After clicking pictures of the sunrise and having breakfast, we will descend down from the Kuppar peak to the Giri Ganga temple. We will make a small pit stop here for some rest and eating snacks. After that, we will drive down to Kharapathar and then back to Shimla by the evening.
- 2 Nights accommodation in tents as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Transfer from Shimla to Kuppar & return.
- All meals during the trek.
- Experienced local guide.
- All necessary support staff (cooks, helpers etc) as per size of the group.
- Sleeping bag with mattress.
- Basic Medical first Ai
- Meals other than those specified above
- Personal expenses like portages, tips, laundry, mineral water etc.
- Monument entrances, camera charges, etc.
- Any activity not mentioned in the inclusions
- Travel Insurance
- Additional cost due to flight cancellation/ road blocks, Political unrest etc.
Note: -All Non-Refundable services will charged in full while canceling the package /Services.