Shikari Devi temple is also known as crown of Mandi is a popular religious site near Janjheli valley in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Located at the peak, the roofless temple is dedicated to Shikari Devi, the Goddess of hunters. It is believed that the temple was established by the Pandavas. The temple offers picturesque views of snow-clad mountains including the Pir Panjal range. One can reach the temple from Janjheli by a jeepable forest road.
However, the more adventurous route is to trek from Bakhrot in tehsil Karsog to Shikari Devi. The trek is a moderate one of about 12 kms from Bakhrot going through thick forest of deodar, Barn Oak and western mixed coniferous trees.
On the other hand, the 16 km trek from Shikari Devi to Kamru Nag offer more open views. Most trekkers find this route of the trek to be their favorite one as nature offers large number of meadows and pastures here. The Kamru Nag temple is famous for a wooden temple and lake adjacent to the temple. Kamru Nag Devta is the Rain God of Mandi.
Day 1: Shimla to Shiv Dera
The journey will start from Shimla around 9 AM and will go through beautiful places such as Mashobra, Naldhera and Sunni to reach Bakhrot station near Chindi. The Trek will start from Bakhrot around 1:00 PM and will go through beautiful deodar jungle and grassy meadows. We will reach Shiv Dera (first basecamp) by 5 PM and will set our camp there for the first nights stay.
Day 2: Shiv Dera to Shikari Temple
After breakfast, trek will begin as we make our way to Shikari Temple. The picturesque trek goes through thick deodar forests and the steep climb will test the physicality and will power of the trekkers. The trek is a moderate one and takes about 3-4 hours to reach the beautiful roofless temple at an altitude of 3359m. The top offers panoramic views of the Pir Panjal and Hatu mountain ranges. We will set our camps about a kilometer away from the temple for the night.
Day 3: Shikari Temple to Kamru Nag
After breakfast and packing our rucksacks, we will start our third-day journey to Kamru Nag. This is one of our favorite parts of the trek as hiking through beautiful paddocks will definitely leave you speechless. It will take us 5-6 hours to reach the majestic Kamru Nag temple. One can find shops that offer food and sleeping space as well to travelers. However, we will pitch our tents nearby to spend the night in our cozy sleeping bags after a long day trek.
Day 4: Kamru Nag to Rohanda and then back to Shimla.
After taking blessings from the temple’s deity, we will trek down from Kamru Nag to Rohanda. It will take us about 1.30 hours to reach Rohanda and from there around 5 hours to reach Shimla.
- 3 Nights accommodation in tents as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Transfer from Shimla to Kamru Nag & 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 Aid.
- 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/ roadblocks, Political unrest etc.
Note: – All Non-Refundable services will be charged in full while canceling the package /Services.