(Above Sea Level)
3200 M
PLACES TO BE VISITEDKharapathar - Giriganga - Kuppar
BEST SEASONOctober to February
ABOUT TREKGiri-Ganga is located in Pabbar valley southeast corner of Himachal Pradesh. Kharapathar falls on the way from where trail starts to this mesmerising place. Kharapathar is located at an altitude of 2700 meters and at a distance of 70 kms from Shimla. Trail starts with a wide dirt track at a distance of 6 kms till Giri- Ganga and for those who are not inclined to walk they can hire taxi from kharapathar. Trail is mostly shaded with tall Himalayan cedar (Deodar) and pine trees. This place is the source of river Giri – Ganga which originates just below the Kuppar meadow. The story behind the place is interesting, according to local people long ago a saint was travelling back to home from Haridwar carrying a pot of Ganga- Jal (Holy water) while passing from the place he mistakenly toppled the pot. Hence the place is known as (GIRI -GANGA). Ancient temple of goddess Durga, Kali and Lord Shiva. Every year local people gather there to worship Lord Shiva during (Shivratri) and during (Navratri). Trek to Kuppar starts from Giri – Ganga temple. It takes 1:30 hrs from Giri – Ganga to reach Kuppar Bugyal. Trek grade is beginners. From top one can enjoy breathtaking views of Himalayan ranges and Pabbar valley.