Himani Chamunda Trek Overview

Aadi Himani Chamunda Trek takes you 2810 meters above the ground to visit the holy temple of Goddess Chamunda. The temple holds the significance of the powerful Hindu mythological Goddess Chamunda killing demons Chand and Mund on the top of the hill. Owing to the popularity of the trek, most devotees climb a little higher from Chamunda Devi Temple to Aadi Himani Chamunda Temple. Starting either from Jia Village, or Jadrangal, the trek takes you through a strenuous journey on the trail surrounded by the lush greenery of the mountains. The difficulty of the Aadi Himani Chamunda Trek is rated from moderate to difficult. The moderate part of the trek involves a well-defined and even partially paved trail while the difficult part is the steep stairs. The ascends of the trek are not difficult with no sudden drops. The slopes of the stairs are gentle with requirements of no technical skills to cross. It can seem a bit difficult for the first timers owing to the grade of the trek and the fact that there are limited accessibilities above. The 3 days- 2 nights trek takes you to the Aadi Himani Chamunda Temple surrounded by Dhauladhar Ranges and the temple above it, The Kharghoshini Temple.

Quick Facts of Himani Chamunda Trek

Himani Chamunda Trek
  • Maximum Altitude: 3185 meters
  • Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Trail Type: Moderate to Difficult
  • Airport: Gaggal airport, Kangra
  • Base Camp: Kangra
  • Best Season: Middle of June to the end of October
  • Region: Himachal Pradesh

Himani Chamunda Detailed Itinerary

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Day 3
Himani Chamunda Trek

Reach Kangra and admire its beauty

  • Reach the beautiful town of Himachal Pradesh- Kangra, also known as Nagarkot.
  • You can reach Kangra from Chamunda very easily as the distance between both towns is 17 kilometers, which is easily coverable by bus or taxi/cab/rental.
  • Upon reaching Kangra, admire the small mountain town’s lush greenery and explore famous places like Kangra Fort and Rock cut temple.
  • You can think of paying respect to Jwalaji Chamunda devi Temple.
  • Post exploration, enjoy your dinner, and stay overnight in the hotel, only to wake up the next day to head to the base camp.

What To Pack For Your Himani Chamunda Trek?

Himani Chamunda Trek


  • Winter hat or wide-brimmed hat, or insulating hat
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • T-shirt
  • Sweater
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Hiking shirts
  • Heavyweight winter gloves
  • Fleece jacket
  • Down jacket

Personal Accessories:

  • Watch
  • UV-protected sunglasses
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Money
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Binoculars


  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Small mirror
  • Nail clippers
  • Medium-sized drying towel
  • Face or body wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Biodegradable bar soap

Medicine and first-aid kit:

  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Bandage
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Diamox or Acetylzolamide (for acute mountain sickness)
  • Skin blister repair kit
  • Small personal first aid kit
  • Water filter (optional)


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


  • leakproof lunch box, mug, spoon, and disposable plates.


  • Water purification tablets
  • Trekking pole
  • Thermal bottle
  • Headlight with additional batteries
  • Backpack or daypack

Know Before You Go To Himani Chamunda Trek

How to Reach
Trekking routes
Important Tips for trekkers
Himani Chamunda Trek

By Air:

  • You can access the nearest domestic airport to Kangra: The Gaggal airport, which is located at a distance of 13 km from Kangra. 
  • Jammu Airport is the second nearest airport to Kangra at a distance of 200 km. 
  • Amritsar Airport is the third nearest airport to Kangra at a distance of 208 km. 
  • Chandigarh Airport is the fourth nearest airport to Kangra at a distance of 255 km.

By Train:

  • You can access the railway station of Kangra from many major cities, which is the nearest railway station.

By Bus:

  • You can travel via State-owned buses that run to Kangra from all major cities of Himachal Pradesh and neighboring states like Dharamsala, Pathankot, Palampur, Jammu, Chandigarh, and Amritsar. From Kangra you have to reach Chamunda which is 17 km away.

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FAQ's of Himani Chamunda Trek

How much time is required to do the Aadi Himani Chamunda trek?

    Aadi Himani Chamunda Trek is a 3-day- 2 nights trek that happens to be in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Out of three days, you would trek for 2 days to ascend and descend the temple. The average trekking time for both days is 5-6 hours as there are steep stairs for you to climb with effort.

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