One can either trek, or go by car for 8 kms through the lushgreen and one of the most difficult tracks to drive. They had arrangement of taxis and open jeeps for tourists. We decided to drive on our own but the road was very difficult and narrow that only one car can climb at a time. The peak is surrounded by dense forest. But the view from there is breath-taking and worth a visit. I am sure people taking open jeeps would be freezing in the cold but they would be enjoying the best scenic view on their way. While we were on the way, we saw a spot where a large number of people were gathered and playing in the snow. The view was great and had enough snow to attract allvthe passersby. A localite had also put in a stall for boots and hot tea and our favourite maggi in their own style which was being enjoyed by one and all. At the top of the peak there is a small wooden temple called Hatu temple also. According to some locals, the famous Hatu Mata temple is the temple of Queen Mandodari wife of Ravana.
We stayed there for about an hour, clicked a million photos, played to the full enjoyment and then decided to go down as the number of people were increasing. The route to go down is also the same narrow road, if one car is coming on one side, it is very difficult for a car to cross from the other side. A steep, dangerous but adventurous road is what I describe as the route to Hatu Peak from Narkanda.
A must visit if you are towards Shimla for a complete view of the mountains and of course snow is added as icing on the cake.