Clouds dipping in the valleys, hanging cliffs, forested path, trails branching off in both directions, calls of some Himalayan birds and a few village houses sheltered by the wilderness are the main features of this hike. There is nothing here that does not fascinate you. You are going to be here with yourself. Leave everything that is associated with you and come close to your heartbeat and breathing sound. Go alone or with your friends, you will enjoy but the first condition is to maintain silence and enjoy the tranquillity of the forest.
Locals visit the temple on the top of the Shali peak almost every week. During Navratras a number for people also go for goat sacrifice. The temple is dedicated to Maa Bhimakali and is situated on a round shaped plateau with a square platform on the top. The tiny structure is constructed of local wood and stone with its roof covered with local slates. Below the temple from where a flight of stairs take you to it, a few rooms have been constructed for the visitors to stay. Blankets are available to escape the night chill.
Your day while doing Shali Hike Walk will be like
- Kindly be ready at 8.30 am at your hotel and our Guide will come to pick you up.
- A 2.5 hours drive to Village Khatnol and then begins the hike.
Shali peak dominates the entire region and is clearly visible from Shimla to the north.
The peak is named after a local deity as locales tell various stories. Initially people used to walk up to the peak through various trails but in 1936 Raja of Faridkot built a designated path that is still used. From the peak you feel like watching the Google Earth as all the valleys around are so deep that you feel like floating in the air.
Nearly full day
Total Distance you walk
Price for 1 – 4 people traveling together is INR 3500/- and for Extra Person INR 600/- per person
Kids below 5 yrs are not liable for any kind of charge
The Above Cost includes
- A well conversed English Speaking Guide who holds a good knowledge this Walk.
- A Mineral Water bottle for everyone in the group
- Light snacks like Chocolates and Chips
The Above Cost does not includes
Pack Lunch (Optional) : Rs. 250/- per person.
Vehicle (Innova Jeep) : Required : Rs. 4000/- per jeep.
We have compiled here few frequently asked questions for your reference
What is the total time taken to complete Shali Hike Walk:
It takes nearly full day.
What are the timings?
10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
What is the starting meeting point?
We are meeting at Your Hotel Lobby in Shimla.
Please note in case you are staying at some hotel in Shimla that is out of the town, you will require a vehicle to reach the starting point of this Heritage Walk.
Is this package valid for the whole year?
This package is available throughout the year .
Any other things I need to take care?
Dress casually, carry a water bottle, wear sunglasses, and walking shoes. Do not forget to carry an umbrella and a raincoat during the monsoon.