Hatu Peak Trek Overview

Hatu Peak Trek is one of the most unexplored yet enchanting journeys amidst the beauty of the Himalayas. Lying 60 kilometers away from Shimla, the beautiful town of Narkanda possesses one of the tallest Himalayan peaks known as the Hatu Peak, owing to the presence of the Hatu Temple. The rare temple is dedicated to the Wife of Ravana, Mandodari Devi, making it even more interesting to visit. The journey happens to be from the trail covered with Blue Pines, Oaks, Deodars, Firns, and Spruce Trees. Although you move through the dense forests, the 7-kilometer trail makes a beginner-friendly trek for you to try even if you are new to the world of Treks. An ideal trek to fill your weekend with thrill, the short trek is a 2 day- one-night trek with you camping near Hatu Peak at Narkanda. At the campsite, you can indulge in the coolest activities with games, dance, and music. After spending one day at the campsite, you can think of exploring Karena Peak of green meadow, Baghi Village, or the descent to Tanni Jubber Lake. The final point of the trek is at the holy temple, where you pay your respects before heading back to the starting point of the trek or moving further to explore the Jor Bagh meadow.

Hatu Peak Trek Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 1

Arrival at Narkanda

  • Start trekking from the base camp of Narkanda to start off a light walk.

  • After a kilometer, you find the intersection of three roads, surrounded by tall pine woods.

  • Embark on the narrow trail through the pine forests with billboards pointing out the right direction.

  • The trail takes you eastwards for an hour around a curve with pines ascending through the sunlight.

  • Continue walking for one more hour to witness the dense overgrowth reduce in number.

  • As you walk for 3 kilometers to the end of the Boulevard, the breathtaking views of the Himalayas come into the picture.

  • Ascend through the dense growth of Blue pines and oak trees to reach the campsite near Hatu Peak to enjoy camp activities.

  • Doze off for the night in comfortable tents.

What To Pack For Your Hatu Peak Trek?

What To Pack For Your Hatu Peak Trek?

1. Clothing:

  • Winter hat or insulating hat

  • Sweater

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Hiking shirts

2. Personal accessories:

  • Watch

  • UV-protected sunglasses

  • Notebook and pen

  • Money

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

  • Binoculars

3. Toiletries:

  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes

  • Drying towel

  • Face or body wipes

  • Deodorant

  • Biodegradable bar soap

4. Medicine and first-aid kit:

  • Anti-diarrhea pills

  • Anti-headache pills

  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts

  • Bandage

  • Cough and cold medicine

  • Diamox or Acetylzolamide (for acute mountain sickness)

5. Eatables: Snacks like biscuits, protein bars, glucose-based chocolates, cup noodles, dry fruits, and quick energy bites must be carried.

6. Cutlery: leakproof lunch box, mug, spoon, and disposable plates.

7. Essentials:

  • Water purification tablets

  • Trekking pole

  • Thermal bottle

  • Backpack or daypack

Know Before You Go To Hatu Peak Trek

How to Reach
Trekking Routes
Important Tips for trekkers
How to Reach
  • By Air:
  • The nearest airport to Narkanda is the Jubbarhatti, lying 23 km south of Shimla and 76 km from Narkanda.The second nearest airport to Narkanda is Chandigarh Airport, lying 181 km away. From Narkanda you can take up the hiking trails to Hatu Peak.

    • By Train:

    Shimla is the nearest railway station to Narkanda at 60 kilometers. The railway station has interconnectivity with major Indian cities and states.

    • By Car:

    Narkanda lies on the route between Shimla and Rampur. From Shimla, Narkanda is 61.5 km and you can drive there in about 2.5 hours with car rental services, or by taking a private taxi/cab.

    • By Bus:

    State-owned and private buses like Volvo and Red Bus run directly from Shimla, Chandigarh, Delhi, Kullu, etc to Narkanda with a decent fare. You can board a bus from Shimla to Rampur and get down at Narkanda as it is one of the stops.

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    Hatu Peak Trek is a 7-kilometer-long trek that takes around 2 days- 1 night to finish. On day 01, you ascend the Narkanda Trail to camp near Hatu Peak. After sleeping overnight in the campsite, you descend down the very next day to reach the base camp Narkanda.

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