Shangarh is located in Sainj Valley in Himachal Pradesh at about 6300ft amsl. It's famous for its celestial meadows, majestic temples with kath kuni architecture and offers a plethora of untamed trails for hikes. It hugs the GHNP ( great himalayan national park) and the valley is often called the valley of birds.
The ideal weather to visit Shangarh would be March to June, Sep end to November
Catch a bus going on the mandi or manali route and get down at Aut tunnel. From here take a bus to Ropa if you get one or catch a bus to Sainj bus stop and thereafter take a shared cab to Shangarh. A daily HRTC bus plies from Kullu to Shangarh.
There is a beautiful hiking trail from Upper Nahi Village to Shangarh crossing untouched meadows and hidden temples ( read about Upper Nahi here) that offers incredible views.Must do if one has no time constraints.
Shangarh being so close to GHNP in itself has various hikes to offer. A short hike to a local waterfall can be done.
Apart from visiting the meadows and the famous Shangarh temple, one can even trek up to the Forest Rest House where the room charges are Rs 500 per day. The rest house is made of wooden walls and even has the old age British charm of fireplace etc.
The homestay we stayed at was not even completed yet but one can call up Mahi to arrange one. His contact details...8679139227( whatsapp number)
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