Foothills from Shimla
4 Days, up to 3400m

Trek Overview

A wonderful lower altitude trek perfect for walkers wanting a trek that’s not too strenuous but passes through typical Himalayan mountain countryside and enables you to marvel at the high alpine scenery.

When is it good to Go?

This is a flexible trek that can be adapted to be walked almost all year around. The best times to go to avoid the annual monsoon are between March to July and September to November.

…if you can’t go at this time – we suggest you might want to try this instead

Spiti Valley & Himalayan Culture

Trek Fact file:
Expedition Duration: 4 days
Maximum Height: 3400m
Trekking type: Lower Altitude
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate

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1 Trek from Nalderha to Thali village (4hrs). Drive to Mahunag 2000m. Trekking
2Trek from Mahunag to Shanthal (4hrs) 2500m Trekking
3 Trek from Shanthal to Shikari (5 hrs) 3360m Trekking
4 Trek from Shikari Peak to Karsog Valley (4hrs). Drive to Tattapani or Mandi Trekking

Trek Highlights

This trek route partly follows an ancient trading route. It first passes through apple orchards and terraced fields and a chance to see true Himalayan village life with locals carrying out their daily jobs.

Some of our Guides grew up in these villages and so there is often the chance for Travellers to meet local people in the villages and share a cup of tea in this special environment.

As you climb higher, Travellers will experience magnificent scenery, with Alpine woods and green valleys leading to views of high and snowy Himalayan peaks. The trekking is varied, sometimes gentle and sometimes challenging and you should experience some beautiful sunsets.

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