Shrikhand Mahadev, one of the toughest Trek/Pilgrimage in India, is known for Lord Shiva in Hindu Mythology. It also makes a thrilling and adventurous trek in Himachal. It takes you amidst the lavish and beautiful setup of mighty Himalayas to the top of the Shrikhand Mahadev peak. This holy destination is situated Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Shrikhand Mahadev is a pilgrimage as well as Extreme Adventurous Trek for people of all Faith. It is believed that Shrikhand Mahadev is one of the abode of Lord Shiva. Shrikhand Mahadev is a rock-made natural shivalingam on the great heights of mountains in the Himalayas. The shivalingam is 70 feet high and stands at the mountain top around 17,000 ft altitude. Shrikhand Kailash (Mahadev) yatra is open for 15-20 days in a year and normally from the 15th july to 5-10 August. The reason behind this is environmental conditons like heavy snowfalling and there is no way to go there before and after this period. The pilgrims start their yatra at village called Jaon village, 170 km from Shimla and 200 km from Kullu by car. Singhad, the base camp, reaches after trekking just 3 km, which is the last habitation. After this the point the trekking requires periodic stops for taking rest and adaptation to the climate.
It is a 70-km two-way track passing through dense forests, water streams, sprawling meadows and lofty mountains. The climb is difficult and offers a panoramic view. 2 Km. from Jaon there is village called Singh gad, which was named after a brave man who dared to live their and established a village. Singhad is the last habitat of civilization on this route. Reaching Shrikhand takes crossing moraines,stone tunnels, seven small peaks. An amazing trek gives feeling of walking on the clouds.It is a tough trek with crossing of glaciers, whether uncertanity, Extreme cold weather, altitude and most tough Climb. Needs Strong will to complete the trek with chants of ‘Har Har Mahadev’, and ‘Om Namah Shivaya".