Base camp : Mandi
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Shumga Top Trek is a scenic trek located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. The trek offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges, lush green forests, and crystal-clear streams. This trek is a perfect weekend getaway for those seeking a short but rewarding trekking experience.
Arrive at Mandi early in the morning, and the car will be organised from there. On way, stop at the Pandoh Dam, which is a popular tourist destination in Manali. We'll take the Mandi-Aut tunnel trail, stopping briefly at Hanogi Mata temple. You go near to the Sainj River and see large pastures ahead of you. The tower temples will keep you looking. When you arrive at Shangarh, the mix of verdant meadows and little village dwellings appears ideal. Spend the night in a homestay or a tent here.
Post breakfast, start the trek from Shangarh and head towards the sacred Sara Lake. The walk is through thick forests of pine above Bargshanghar, here spot rich Flora and Fauna of Himalayas. Packed lunch will be provided, have it on the way. And, after a 4 to 5 hours long hike reach this beautiful lake present amidst forest. Explore the raw nature, do not miss to watch the setting sun then settle for the day.
After breakfast at Sara lake campsite, head towards your destination Shumga Top. The trail is surrounded by Junipers scrubs and Rhododendrons with more variation in greenery. Reach the point where treeline recedes and you enter the wide meadows of Shumga. Monal, Koklash, Tragopan can be easily spotted here which attracts many wildlife photographers. Reach Shumga top, there is Jogni deity’s shrine and prayer flags around. It is believed that deity protects the mountains. The summit is a ridge which separates Sainj and Tirthan valleys and offers panorama from the top.
Have breakfast with heart-warming views of mountain peaks of Great Himalayan National Park. Start the descent to Bargshanghar and reach there in 4 to 5 hours. Pick up will be from there then the drive will be to Shangarh.
Post breakfast say goodbye to Shumga Top trek and get back to Mandi.
When booking a trek, it's important to understand what is included in the package to ensure you have everything you need for your adventure. Here are some common inclusions to look out for:
Hotel, Camps, Resorts
Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
Public bus, Taxi, Train, Tram, Metro
While it's important to understand what is included in a trip, it's equally important to understand what is not included. Here are some common exclusions to be aware of when booking a trip:
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