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Chopal

Navneet Kumar
Early in the morning we were awaken by beautiful sound of morning prayer bells. It was one of the best mornings of our lives. The sun was still on the horizon and it was feeling like we were in heaven with clouds touching our feet. Truly it was the best time to visit Churdhar as it was not crowded as well not empty. The temperature during the day was moderate, there was no rain, but it became cold at night. After having a light breakfast, we started our gradual descent while making sure that no one slips off the rocky terrain and within 3 hrs we reached Chopal and started our journey back to Delhi.Believe me, if you love trekking in Himachal you will love this the most. Lush green surroundings, Deodar & coniferous trees towering high, snaked routes, slushy pathways all will pump the adrenaline which one seeks in the woods. The trail passes through a thick forest which is said to be one of the densest forests in the state of Himachal.The beauty of the woods that surrounded us was peerless. The sunless sky covered the woods over the treetops created a canopy over our head. The forest seemed to be pure and clean, as though it had never been disturbed by man and his vicious life killing machines.It is surely an offbeat destination and offered a lot to the nature lovers. Those who are looking to escape the heat or want to have or want to have an adventure should consider this weekend trek near Delhi.Churdhar Trivia1. It is the highest peak of outer Himalayas2. It is from this peak that George Everest made many astronomical readings and sightings of the Himalaya mountains around 1834. Sir George Everest was the surveyor general of India during British rule and Mt. Everest is also named after him.3. The mountain is part of Churdhar Sanctuary and home to some important flora and fauna including the state bird of Himachal, the beautiful Monal4. Churdhar receives heavy snowfall in the winters, but locals brave cold and deep snow to attend the prayer during Shivratri
Navneet Kumar