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Hatu Peak in Narkanda

·  Summer: April-June (8°C - 20°C)
·  Winter: October-February (-10°C - 10°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  October-June

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Enjoying the elevation of around 3.400 m., Hatu Peak is apt for nature lovers as well as passionate adventurers. It is the highest peak in the region, with blissful natural splendour spread all over. The top of the hill accommodates an old temple, called Hatu Mata Temple, and a serene lake (or pond) surrounded by opulently green meadows. Trekking to the top is completely exhilarating, as one makes way through the dense forests of blue pine, spruce, deodar, walnut, chestnut, oak and rhododendrons. Mesmerizing Dhumari slopes and pristine meadows of Jau Bagh greet the trekkers on the way.

Mountaineering and hiking expeditions are organized across the year to conquer the beauty of Hatu Peak. As one emerges triumphant for accessing the top, he or she is rewarded with the breathtaking spectacles of snow-clad mountain peaks, lavish green valleys, luxuriant paddy fields and many other nature’s wonders. Cool and fresh breeze and wonderful camping opportunities add to the pleasure of being there.

Mud huts and a PWD guesthouse offering seating facilities are some manmade attractions. The new Hatu Temple that replaces the older one boasts of magnificent carvings on the wood obtained from deodar. These are no less than visual feasts for the visitors. Highly experienced bikers can access the peak on bikes, though it is an extremely difficult task. When visiting Narkanda during winters, an additional adventure of skiing can be enjoyed.  

Road: The peak is located about 7 km. from Narkanda and is accessible by a hill road which reveals mind-blowing natural vistas at every step. The road trip to the base of the hill itself is extremely refreshing and adds to the excitement. Adventure bikers can extract the real fun out of this journey.

Railway: Kalka broad gauge railway station is the closest one (about 150 km. away). Shimla has the nearest narrow gauge railway station which is about 64 km. away. Taxis are available at each of these stations to enjoy a pleasant road trip.

Airway: About 83 km. from the peak is Shimla Airport, a popular air access point in the region. You can hire a taxi with ease at the airport to make your way to the peak.