Trek to Kartikeya Swami Temple, from Kugti village near Bharmour, Himachal Pradesh.
KARTIK SWAMI TEMPLE – The temple has been built in the memory of the son of the Lord Shiva ‘Kartik’. The Kartik Swami temple is accessible via Pathankot, Chamba, Bharmour, and Hadsar. From Pathankot to Chamba (122 km), Chamba to Bharmour (65 km), then to Hadsar (13 km). A 13 km trek leads you to Kugti village and further trek to Kartik Swami temple.
Kartik Swami or Swami kartikeya locally known as Kelang Wazir, is about 7 km trek from Kugti village. On this trek you can see beautiful view of snow covered mountains and greenery during the trek. There are many beautiful waterfalls as well as Glaciers. The temple is opened only during summer and autumn months, the place is heavily snow bound in winter. The temple is revered by both Gaddis as well as the people from other side of Pir Panjal range – Lahulis. Kugti wildlife Sanctuary — is one of the last homes for the Himalayan Thar. It, also, is territory for Snow Leopard. From Kugti one can trek to Keylong, in the Lahaul valley. During the months of summer a trekker will find a lot of Gaddis (local shepherds) making their way to Lahau
Transportation Services Available
We can organize transport via, Delux / Volvo Coach / TEMPO TRAVELER / TRAIN for you. BHARMOUR is a tiny town of Himachal Pradesh is well connected with Chamba and Dalhousie. It is 160 km from Pathankot Railway Station and about 660 km from Delhi. By train one can reach Pathankot Railway station and then by road ( 7 hours) to Bharmour.
CHECK LIST FOR CAMPING AND TREKKING
- TREK NAME : KARTIKEYA SWAMI TREK
- BEST SEASON : APRIL–JUNE AND OCTOBER–NOVEMBER
- TRAIL TYPE : FOREST TRAILS WITH STEEP ASCENTS.
- DIFFICULTY : EASY
- DURATION : TWO DAYS
- BASE CAMP : BHARMOUR / KUGTI VILLAGE
- BACKPACK : Carry water bottle, sun cap, medical kit, some light snacks, toiletries (Sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste) and trekking shoes with good grip, headlamp/LED torch
We organize special interest package tour for a group of minimum 10 pax or above from Delhi to BHARMOUR – KUGTI VILLAGE – KARTIKAYA SWAMI TEMPLE TREK -CHAMBA – DHARAMSHALA – Delhi. Minimum of 7 to 10 days providing food as per your choice – i.e South Indian Food; Gujarati Food; Bangala Food as well as North Indian Food during the package tour.