Bijli Mahadev Winter Trek

Naggar , Himachal Pradesh

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Bijli Mahadev Winter Trek

Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, the Bijli Mahadev Winter Trek is a mesmerizing adventure that takes you on a spiritual and awe-inspiring journey, starting from the charming town of Naggar. As you embark on this trek during the winter season, you'll be greeted by breathtaking vistas of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountain ranges, their majestic peaks standing tall against the azure winter sky. Your Bijli Mahadev Winter Trek begins from Naggar, a quaint town that once served as the capital of the Kullu Kingdom. As you set out from here, you'll be captivated by the serene surroundings and the promise of an incredible journey ahead. The trek to Bijli Mahadev Temple is both a spiritual and natural experience, offering a rare glimpse of the Himalayas in all their winter glory. Stretching across the northwest of India, the Pir Panjal Range is a magnificent part of the Himalayas. It boasts several prominent peaks, including the awe-inspiring Manimahesh Kailash, which is considered to be the home of Lord Shiva. The towering peaks of Pir Panjal provide a dramatic backdrop to your trek, making every step you take feel like a pilgrimage through nature's grandeur. The highlight of your trek is the visit to the Bijli Mahadev Temple. Perched at an altitude of 2,460 meters, this ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. What makes this temple unique is its 60-foot high staff that periodically gets struck by lightning, earning it the name "Bijli Mahadev" or "The God of Lightning." The trek to the temple is an awe-inspiring experience, especially during winter when the surroundings are covered in pristine snow, creating an ethereal atmosphere. As you descend from Bijli Mahadev, you'll be treated to jaw-dropping views of the Dhauladhar Range. These majestic snow-clad peaks stretch across the Kangra Valley and serve as a natural divider between the Kangra and Chamba districts. The Dhauladhar Range is known for its impressive peaks, such as the Hanuman Tibba and White Sail. During the winter months, these peaks are adorned with thick blankets of snow, creating a surreal spectacle. The trek provides you with an intimate connection to this remarkable range, as you traverse through the pristine landscape. The Bijli Mahadev Winter Trek starting from Naggar is a harmonious blend of natural beauty, spiritual significance, and a connection with the majestic Himalayan mountain ranges. With snow-covered trails, enchanting forests, and the divine aura of the Bijli Mahadev Temple, this journey is a testament to the incredible charm of the Himalayas during the winter season. It's an adventure that not only invigorates your soul but also leaves you with memories of a lifetime. So, gear up and embark on this unforgettable expedition to discover the heart of the Himalayas with Himalayan Adventure Trips.


Cost Per Person

₹ 17,000

₹ 13,500

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➽ Itinerary of Trek

You will report at Naggar village located just 20 kms from Manali. At Naggar, make your way to the lodging appointed for you. At the lodge you will be greeted by our representative. Some important paperwork will be done so don’t forget to bring along a copy of your ID proof, medical certificate and registration form which our representative will collect for forest permits and documentation. After all the administrative formalities have been taken care of, you can take the rest of the day examining the quaint hamlet that is Naggar, by visiting the local palace and Nicholas Roerich art gallery. Don’t forget anything from the list of trek essentials and this will be your final chance to take care of any last minute purchases. Overnight stay at a Hotel in Naggar.

We will board our vehicles and drive to Jana which is a small village just 11 kms from Naggar. We are granted the opportunity to trek through the ancient villages of Nashala and Jana to enter into the lap of the Himalayas through dense deodar forests covered with snow. Our trek for today will take around 4 hours to complete and we will be walking on an unmetalled road which is closed off during winters due to harsh conditions and keep moving on the trail. As we enter Kais National park we have a gradual ascent towards the meadows. As the forest clears out into the meadow the view opens up and voila! Hawkeye views of Kullu valley and their surrounding snow capped mountains reveal to us. Overnight stay in tents in Matikochhar campsite.

As you venture into this pristine wilderness, you'll find yourself surrounded by towering deodar trees, their branches adorned with a glistening layer of snow. The hushed stillness of the forest is broken only by the soft crunch of your footsteps on the snow-covered ground. The stillness and the breathtaking beauty of this winter wonderland make it a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Overnight stay in tents at Sola Tanki.

The trail continues through the deodar forest and we approach the ancient Shiva temple of Bijli Mahadev, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, is a revered and mystical place of worship. Located at an altitude of 2,460 meters above sea level, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction and transformation in Hindu mythology. What makes the Bijli Mahadev Temple unique is its 60-foot high staff, which stands tall against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan ranges. The name "Bijli Mahadev '' translates to "The God of Lightning," and this name is earned due to the striking phenomenon that occurs here. The staff is periodically struck by lightning, reducing the staff to a pile of wood, and then it is miraculously pieced back together by the temple priests using traditional methods. As you stand in the presence of the Bijli Mahadev Temple, you'll be surrounded by a sense of peace and reverence, and the stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountain ranges, make this a truly enchanting and sacred place. Overnight stay at Bijli Mahadev Temple.

From Bijli Mahadev we will descend down and reach Chansari Village (2hrs.) and Drive to Manali. From Chansari, it’s a two and half hours’ drive to Manali. This is where we bid farewell and hope to see you again in your next Himalayan Adventure Trip.

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➽ Preparation for Trek

As you well know, the great Himalayan trek is one that requires careful preparation, a strategy that allows for enough flexibility to adapt to whatever challenges may arise.

Therefore, here are some things to consider before setting out on your trek:

⦿ Physically – You should start working out at least a month before signing up for a program if you want to be physically prepared for the rigours of a journey. Strengthen your legs by jogging and working out regularly to increase your stamina. To better acclimatise to the environment and increase your resilience on the walk, you should give up smoking and undertake breathing exercises twice a day. Engage in vigorous physical activity, such as playing sports, doing Yoga, or running.

⦿ Mentally –

Getting in shape physically is essential, but mental preparation is just as crucial for a successful walk. Take time to enjoy your regular activities, maintain a healthy diet and sleep schedule, and unwind before embarking on a hike. Predictions regarding the journey should not cause mental worry. Spend time with your closest pals to recharge your batteries and renew your spirit. Pre-trek preconceptions are unwarranted since the first contact with the other trekkers is certain to be a source of inspiration and energy. Conditions during the walk will contribute to the increase in mental readiness. The mental repercussions of physical disadvantages will not be ignored. So, when you hike, pay attention to different regions of your body and purposefully relax them. If you want to enjoy your hike, you should learn to loosen up a little, particularly in the hips. Think about your descent as a simple dance, and enjoy the natural rhythms that the path and your body can discover together gradually, whether you're on a flowing downhill route or a frightening slope. Try out a few new walking techniques to add some fun to your commute without worrying about getting somewhere in particular. Maintaining mental fitness mostly requires a willingness to relax and take in the journey, rather than subjecting oneself to undue stress.

⦿ Technically-

Get the right size hiking boots and go for it, from a technical standpoint. You should make use of 60 litres. To become acclimated to carrying heavy items, it is recommended to utilise a backpack on a regular basis. Get a hiking stick, a water bottle, some thermal socks, a fleece or feather coat, some long pants, a poncho, some flip-flops, and any devices you may need like a camera or a power bank (DSLR or digital camera).


➽ Things to Carry

  1. Good Trekking Boots: You need sturdy trekking boots with supportive high ankles. Don't bring your running shoes. U can carry extra floaters/flip flops also.
  2. Wear warm clothing, such three-layer coats, fleece upper, hollow fill or down-filled jackets. Carry full-sleeved T-shirt. Carry cotton hiking trek pants and warm pant for your lower body. Never bring shorts or jeans on a hike.
  3. Take top and bottom thermals with you.
  4. Quick dry towel with light weight and Personal toiletries. Suns cream lotion, sanitizer, tooth brush ad toothpaste, lip balm and antibacterial powder.
  5. Socks: Bring two pairs of regular socks and two pair of wool socks for wearing at night.
  6. A head torch is required.
  7. Sunglasses/ Goggle: UV-protected sunglasses are necessary to protect against sunlight and Snow Mountain.
  8. There should also be a woolen cap / balaclava, cap, neck gaiter cum face mask and warm fleece and waterproof summit gloves since it will be chilly. Keep waterproof gloves on hand since they become wet in the snow.
  9. Everyone taking part in the activity should have their own lunchbox, spoon, mug and water bottle/ hydration pack of 2 ltr.
  10. Raincoats/ponchos: Since snowfall and rain are frequent at high elevations, it is important to have one on hand so as to avoid getting wet.
  11. Trekking bag of 75 ltr with rain cover.
  12. Walking stik.
  13. Electronics: camera (optional) USB cable/USB solar charger, charger/earphones, Power bank fully charged.
  14. Personal first aid box. Emergency ration, energy bars, dry fruit, electoral/Ors
  15. Required Documents:
    a) Registration Form
    b) Medical Certificate (signed by a licensed MBBS physician)
    c) NOC form (completed by the trekker)
    d) 2 passport-size photos
    e) ID Proof photo (not PAN)
    g) Insurance upto 5 lac..


➽ How to Reach

How to reach Manali:

Delhi and Manali are linked nicely. You may travel from Delhi to Manali in 12 to 14 hours via overnight bus (approx 540 KMS). Online ticket reservations are available at and Tip: Given the distance between Delhi and Manali, the majority of Volvo private buses depart Delhi between 5 and 8 p.m. At 8.30 p.m., the final government bus departs from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Between Rs. 1,200 and Rs. 1,800 are charged by Volvo buses each sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Delhi to Manali: Buses depart from Manali for Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m., same like the return trip. You should expect to arrive in Delhi any time between six and ten in the morning. Plan your subsequent trips just after midday, leaving ample time for bus delays.

 How to reach Naggar:

Naggar is 18 kilometres from Manali, and there are several buses that operate every 15 minutes. Alternatively, one may get out at Patlikuhal, which is 5 kilometres from Naggar on the right bank highway. Between Kullu and Manali is Patlikuhal. To get to Naggar, you may take a cab or a local bus from Manali or Patlikuhal.

The closest train station is:

Ambala (350 miles) and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations (310 kms). Advice: From Chandigarh to Manali, regular buses and Volvos run in the evening. Volvo buses from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa charge between Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,200 every sector.

The closest airport:

The closest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, which is 52 kilometres distant. From Bhuntar to Manali, taxi services are available and cost between Rs. 1500 and Rs. 2,500. Air travel between Bhuntar and Delhi is convenient. Airlines providing flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu include Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines, and Jagson Airlines.

➽ Trip Cost Includes

  1. Conveyance within the journey.
  2. Tents that can be shared.
  3. Advanced and knowledgeable himalayan adventure trips guide.
  4. Cooks, helpers, and other necessary personnel.
  5. Vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) along the journey
  6. Every organisational prerequisite for a journey
  7. First aid kit with portal oxygen.
  8. Camping fees and forest permits.
  9. All permissions for hiking.
  10. All meals will be supplied while on the hike. Freshly cooked meals will include a mix of indian, chinese, and continental cuisines.
  11. Lodging at a hotel, guest house, home, or in tents.
  12. All of the group's trekking equipment (tents at base camp, use of base camp facilities)
  13. All trip workers, including porters and mules for everyday items (such as food, tents, and utensils)


➽ Trip cost Excludes

  1. Airfare or other forms of transportation costs.
  2. Meals and hotel accommodations.
  3. Personal costs include washing, cell charging, and lodge showers
  4. Entry permits or permission for the inner line for foreign participants.
  5. Personal apparel and hiking supplies, such as liners for sleeping bags and walking sticks, are required.
  6. Any expenditures associated with rescue efforts or an early expedition departure.
  7. Guides and sherpa crew are tipped.
  8. Personal porters to carry hikers' packs
  9. Personal liability insurance or emergency evacuation costs
  10. Personal purchases (such as bottles of mineral water, bottled or canned drinks, chocolate, dried fruit, presents, etc.).
  11. From and to the trailhead, food.
  12. 5% goods and service tax (gst).



➽ Special Casual Leaves

Government employee can avail the benefit of special casual leave when u join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rule of the pay commission, special casual leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar years for trekking and mountaineering expeditions through a register organization. Himalayan adventure trips are a register adventure tour operator register with Indian mountaineering foundation and Himachal Pradesh tourism. Candidates have to apply for leave at least 30 days before the trek/expedition start.



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➽ Provided By The Customers

Everything about our visit to Prashar lake was better than we could have imagined. From our initial contact with Himalayan Adventure Trips, we felt their genuine interest in learning about our group's goals and expectations, and our travels with them reinforced at every turn that they not only understood our requirements but also have the acute skill and expertise to achieve them. Having already had such a wonderful experience with this firm, I will be promoting a trek to Prashar lake to all my friends who share my passion for hiking and will specifically recommend that they work with this outfit. Absolutely fantastic; I have nothing but praise for it.

Akshay Nanda

I went on the Prashar Lake Trek with Himalayan Adventure Trips with some friends; it was our first trek, and we had a great time because of the beautiful scenery and convenient location. We owe a debt of gratitude to Manu, who organised the trip.


Visiting Prashar lake was a fantastic experience.

Mr. Manu Sharma

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