Himani Chamunda Trek

Himani Chamunda Trek

Experience the Breath taking trek to Witness the Majestic Mountains
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About Himani Chamunda Trek

Aadi Himani Chamunda Trek takes you 2810 meters above the ground to visit the holy temple of Goddess Chamunda. The temple holds the significance of the powerful Hindu mythological Goddess Chamunda killing demons Chand and Mund on the top of the hill. Owing to the popularity of the trek, most devotees climb a little higher from Chamunda Devi Temple to Aadi Himani Chamunda Temple. Starting either from Jia Village, or Jadrangal, the trek takes you through a strenuous journey on the trail surrounded by the lush greenery of the mountains. The difficulty of the Aadi Himani Chamunda Trek is rated from moderate to difficult. The moderate part of the trek involves a well-defined and even partially paved trail while the difficult part is the steep stairs. The ascends of the trek are not difficult with no sudden drops. The slopes of the stairs are gentle with requirements of no technical skills to cross. It can seem a bit difficult for the first timers owing to the grade of the trek and the fact that there are limited accessibilities above. The 3 days- 2 nights trek takes you to the Aadi Himani Chamunda Temple surrounded by Dhauladhar Ranges and the temple above it, The Kharghoshini Temple.

Itineraries of Himani Chamunda

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Reach Kangra and admire its beauty

  • Reach the beautiful town of Himachal Pradesh- Kangra, also known as Nagarkot.

  • You can reach Kangra from Chamunda very easily as the distance between both towns is 17 kilometers, which is easily coverable by bus or taxi/cab/rental.

  • Upon reaching Kangra, admire the small mountain town’s lush greenery and explore famous places like Kangra Fort and Rock cut temple.

  • You can think of paying respect to Jwalaji Chamunda devi Temple.

  • Post exploration, enjoy your dinner, and stay overnight in the hotel, only to wake up the next day to head to the base camp.

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What to Pack for your trek

Trekking in Himani Chamunda Trek


  • Winter hat or wide-brimmed hat, or insulating hat

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

  • T-shirt

  • Sweater

  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Long sleeved shirt

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Hiking shirts

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

  • Fleece jacket

  • Down jacket

Personal accessories:

  • Watch

  • UV-protected sunglasses

  • Notebook and Pen

  • Money

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

  • Binoculars


  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes

  • Small mirror

  • Nail clippers

  • Medium-sized drying towel

  • Face or body wipes

  • Deodorant

  • Biodegradable bar soap

Medicine and first-aid kit:

  • Anti-diarrhea pills

  • Anti-headache pills

  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts

  • Bandage

  • Cough and/or cold medicine

  • Diamox or Acetylzolamide (for acute mountain sickness)

  • Skin blister repair kit

  • Small personal first aid kit

  • Water filter (optional)


Snacks like biscuits, protein bars, glucose-based chocolates, cup noodles, dry fruits, and quick energy bites must be carried.

Cutlery: leakproof lunch box, mug, spoon, and disposable plates.


  • Water purification tablets

  • Trekking pole

  • Thermal bottle

  • Headlight with additional batteries

  • Backpack or daypack

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Know Before You Go

How to Reach
Trekking routes
Important Tips for trekkers

By Air:

You can access the nearest domestic airport to Kangra: The Gaggal airport, which is located at a distance of 13 km from Kangra. Jammu Airport is the second nearest airport to Kangra at a distance of 200 km. Amritsar Airport is the third nearest airport to Kangra at a distance of 208 km. Chandigarh Airport is the fourth nearest airport to Kangra at a distance of 255 km.

By Train:

You can access the railway station of Kangra from many major cities, which is the nearest railway station.

By Bus:

You can travel via State-owned buses that run to Kangra from all major cities of Himachal Pradesh and neighboring states like Dharamsala, Pathankot, Palampur, Jammu, Chandigarh, and Amritsar. From Kangra you have to reach Chamunda which is 17 km away.

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How much time is required to do the Aadi Himani Chamunda trek?

Aadi Himani Chamunda Trek is a 3-day- 2 nights trek that happens to be in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Out of three days, you would trek for 2 days to ascend and descend the temple. The average trekking time for both days is 5-6 hours as there are steep stairs for you to climb with effort.

Where is the Aadi Himani Chamunda trek located?

Aadi Himani Chamunda Devi Temple is located on a hilltop in the Dhauladhar range of the Mountains at an elevation of 2810 meters. The temple lies to the North East of Shri Chamunda Devi Temple in Chandar Bhan, Jia Village, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

How difficult is the Aadi Himani Chamunda trek?

The Aadi Himani Chamunda Temple trek ranges from moderate to difficult levels. It is not a beginner-friendly trek and intermediate or experienced trekkers may find it manageable. The reason for the difficulties is the steep stairs for ascending with the trails moving into the slopes. Such a trek requires a great level of endurance and effort for a successful hike.

What is the best time to do an Aadi Himani Chamunda trek?

The best time for Aadi Himani Chamunda Trek is from Mid-June to the end of October. It is because of the pleasant weather and clear skies compared to other months of the year. Moreover, after the end of October, the winter season starts and it snows heavily to make the trek even more difficult. Most of the time this winter trek gets canceled due to safety reasons.

What is there to do in the Aadi Himani Chamunda trek?

There is a lot to do in Aadi Himani Chamunda Trek like crossing the steep stair path, witnessing the prowess of the Aadi Himani Chamunda temple and many more. Rated moderate to difficult, you put in the effort to reach the holy temple 2810 meters above the ground level. Moreover, you can explore the temple, its nearby shops, and green meadows.

Is Aadi Himani Chamunda worth visiting?

Aadi Himani Chamunda Trek is worth your effort and time because you will experience the breathtaking views of the mountains above 2800 meters. You will experience a rush of adrenaline crossing the steep stairs that make your trek as thrilling as possible. Moreover, you get to visit the holy temple with all the good vibes and positivity.