Kuppar peak trek

A snow trek near Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Starts at
4499 per person

Introduction to the Area

The trek starts from Kharapathar, which is 70kms from main city Shimla. With the development of National Highway for Pabbar valley, it just takes 2-2.5 hours to reach Kharapathar from Shimla. The area comes under Giri reserve forest filled with dense forest of oak and pine. There is a jeep-able road from Kharapathar to Giri-Ganga, but that remains closed in winters due to snowfall. Base camp Giri-Ganga is famous for its Ganga, Shiva and Kali temple. Trail further leads to Kuppar top (11000ft) fairly high enough for beginner level trekkers. Giri Ganga Valley is hidden and can’t be identified if someone tries to look from Kharapathar. The valley is full of pine and golden Oaks forest. It’s also a rock climber’s paradise. The valley leads to the Kuppar top which is the highest Point in Giri Reserve forest. This area is a reserved forest of pine and golden oaks where one can view Bandar Poonch range, Pir Panjal range, Baspa range and the whole view of Pabbar Valley. This trek is also the best snow trek to hike in winters.

Historic Values

This spot has a great history as Giri Ganga is a famous holy place in Jubbal. Once a saint visited Jubbal Palace and the king honoured him with his services. The saint spent time doing tapasya and was able to please goddess Ganga. She visited this place and blessed him. He then went to Haridwar and brought holy Ganga water in his Kamandal. He came back to Kuppar and started climbing up as he wanted Ganga to flow from there. 

While climbing up he fell few meters before the place where he was doing his tapasya; he shouted Giri Ganga and that’s how this place was named Giri Ganga. He performed few havans and a water point was established there from where Giri GangaOriginates. Later Ganga temple was constructed by the Jubbal king. It’s been said that this place has same saintly values as Haridwar.

Itinerary


Day 1 - 6 kms (2-3 hours)

Drive to Khara Pathar & trek to Giri Ganga Campsite (5.5 kms) (9500 ft) 

Reporting time at Shimla bus stand is 05:30 AM. From there we will drive to Khara Pathar. We will reach Khara Pathar (starting point of trek) around 8 AM. We will freshen up & have Breakfast in Khara Pathar. After breakfast we will start the trek from Khara Pathar to Giri Ganga, base of Kuppar top.
The ascent is easy on the narrow non-metalled road going till Giri Ganga & will take 2-3 Hrs. You will be welcomed by the forest that had tresses over a century old. Lunch will be served at the camp. Afternoon will be spent trying our hands at rock-climbing. Explore the surrounding area, take pictures,
and have loads of fun.

Day 2 - Distance - 9 kms (5-6 hours)

We will start early today. We will climb a hill and soon disappear inside the forest. Experience endless expanses of forests of pine and Golden Oak. Reach Kuppar top and admire the beauty of Bandarpunch range, Pir Panjal range, Baspa range and the whole view of Pabbar Valley. After spending sometime at the top, we will start the journey back. We will have a sumptuous lunch at the Giri Ganga campsite followed by Rappelling - the most fun activity of the trip. Spend the night in the company of zillions of stars.

Day 3 - Distance - 6 kms (0.5 hours)

GiriGanga to khara pathar on trail by cab. Shimla to Delhi overnight journey by Volvo.

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