I started walking on the trail of 7 km which was easy and the ascent was gradual but not steep which was easier compared to trek experiences before. Till i reached the lake campsite which is the midpoint of trek sun rised, i had a cup of tea while enjoying the serene sunrise. After the small break, i wanted to get to the peak as soon as possible because the view from the trek trail was getting better and better, the frozen snow was making trek quite challenging and enjoyable. Finally, i managed to get to the top and i was just left in aww... The view from the second highest peak in shimla district can't be described in words. The hatu temple at the top is also very beautiful. After enjoying calm and peaceful atmosphere, now it was time to say goodbye to the place. I started to decent, as the descent is always easier than ascent, it took me half the time to reach narkanda than it took while trekking to hatu.
I checked out of hotel and took hrtc bus shimla. I stayed there for that day and the very next day i took bus to my home city i.e Amritsar.
Best time to visit - accessible throughout the year but may- june and jan - feb are the best time to trek to hatu. In may-june if you are in shimla and and want get yourself out of hustle - bustle you then narkanda is the best option.
In jan-feb trek to hatu becomes more challenging and enjoyable. Moreover, there is always a chance of snow fall in jan-feb.
Accommodation - There are quite a few options in narkanda. You can get both budget and expensive hotels. Camping on the lake site on midpoint of hatu trek is the cheapest of all.
Food - There are small restaurants and cafe which provides quality food at affordable prices.
How to reach - From shimla you can get taxi and if you are budget traveller like me than hrtc bus is always an option.