The British Empire may have ceased to exist, but its echo lingers on in Shimla (2205m). As the Summer Capital of the British in India, Shimla was the country's focus for the better part of every year and now, is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Today, it has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions making it one of India's most popular hill destinations. Situated in the lower ranges of the Himalayan Mountains, it is surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Towards the north lie the snow-covered high-ranges, while the valleys breathe whispering streams and swaying fields. Within the town are host of splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages and charming walks. Shimla offers a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment activities.
The Shali Tibba (3208m) is one of the highest peaks in the vicinity of Shimla. It is a magnificent isolated pinnacle with a Kali temple on the top. The ascent up to Shali is an ancient trail through dense pine forest and rolling alpine pastures. It is a steep and steady climb to the often mist enveloped peak. The peak commands an unforgettable view of endless snow covered ranges along with the Sutlej valley and the densely forested hills of Shimla, Fagu and Narkanda. For the avid photographer and nature lover, this trek offers the experience of a lifetime.
In the morning after breakfast depart Shimla at 9 A.M. by jeep. Reach Mashobra which is the starting point of the trek. Mashobra is a small village which holds a magnificent view of the valley.
Mashobra – Sipur – Thaila. From Mashobra descend into woods and after walking for 2 km you are in a thick pine forest and nearby to it is about 500 yrs old Shiva temple (Sipur). Continue descending down through villages to the river Thaila.
Thaila – Gulthani – Deola. From Thaila the uphill journey through lush green pastures will take you to village Deola. Have lunch. In the evening visit the local deity temple in the village, walk through terraced fields. O/N camp with bonfire.
After breakfast Visit: Kufri—Winter Sports Capital, Chini Banglow (Indira Holiday Home.. FAGU At 2510m (22 km): Fagu is a tiny village aside a saddle-like mountain along Hindustan Tibet Road. A rare range of views is visible from here, which include vivid dales and snow clad peaks. Chail: - (2,250 meters) Situated 45 km. from Shimla.. This was the ‘Summer Capital’ of the erstwhile Patiala State. The small town is located amid thick woods and has fine walks. It has the highest cricket ground in the world. The dense forests around are alive with many species of birds and animals but it is best known for its ‘Scottish red Deer' which were introduced by the Maharaja
Evening return to hotel, Dinner, Overnight stay in hotel