Elevation : 10622ft
Early morning is the best time to start off for Parvati Bagh, so we left at 4:30am amidst the picturesque and exciting landscape with deep gorges, big waterfalls with streams flowing down, gives you a fit of thrill. Picture Bhim Dwar as huge grazing ground surrounded by waterfalls. It is said that ‘Pandavas’ stayed here during their exile.
Elevation : 13622ft
After a uphill drift walk of the dawn we reached Parvati Bagh at 6:30am to a asthetic view, flowers of a thousand kind is also the home garden of Bhram Kamal. Make sure you carry camphor tablets for altitude sickness and keep away from plants you know nothing about, Some can be poisonous.
Elevation : 14527ft
After a trek of another 1.5hrs you reach nainsar Lake. Nainsar Lake is said to be flowing with the tears of Goddess Parvati, and is the holiest of water direct from the glacier, this serves as a vantage point for the whole sight seeing, then next part of the trek is a bit trencheous, with a few tricky glacier and steep rocky climbs.
Elevation : 15921ft
The next part on the trek is full of Moraines and snow at very few places. There are seven small peaks which you have to climb to reach Shrikhand Mahadev. On the way to Bheem bhaee you have to cross many small stone tunnels, glaciers and moraines.
Elevation : 17195ft
Last part as they say is the hardest, one need to go through 200m long glacier, steep rocky climbs it takes about 45 minutes to cover 0.5km on the way up you'll find stones marked with some engravings Bheem once made in his search for heaven. You will find a number of stones one top of another which appears like a stairway. From Bheem Baiee you can see the holy Shrikhand Shila. It takes half hour to reach Shrikhand. You have to cross a big glacier to reach Shrikhand Mahadev.
|| This is where shiva comes to rest, and all the natural beauty begin to show, with kinnaur Himalayas on one side and kullu & Shimla Himalayas meet above the clouds ||
I saw the clear and magnificent image of shivling standing still at 80ft high on top of the mountain the sun was shining bright, after good 45-60mins take rest then we moved back at 12:30pm and headed downwards as weather was about to get harsh, in around 4 hours we were back at Nainsar Lake took some time out to relax and admire the beauty of nature. In another 1.5hrs we were back at Parvati Bagh and further more 2.5hr to reach h Bheem Dwar. I reached Bheem Dwar at 7:30pm. Rent camps there for as less as 250/- and rest for another day.