With a year round spectacular view of snow capped Himalayan ranges, Hatu peak is a beautiful tourist spot in Himachal Pradesh . This blog will share complete knowledge of how to reach Hatu Peak from Shimla through different modes.
Where is Hatu Peak located?
Hatu peak is the highest peak in the region near Narkanda, Rampur of Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh. Narkanda is located on Hindustan Tibet Road. It is around 65 Km from Shimla after Kufri.
|Name of the Place||Hatu Peak ( हाटू शिखर )|
|Elevation of Place||3400 m, 11200 feet|
|Best time to visit||March -June & September to November|
|Distance from Shimla||Around 65 Km|
How to reach Hatu Peak from Shimla
To reach Hatu Peak, you need to first reach Narkanda, which is connected by road and accessible throughout the year except during heavy snowfall or during heavy rainfall. The distance between Hatu Peak from Shimla is around 67 Km. There are different modes by which one can reach Hatu Peak.
How to reach Hatu Peak from Shimla by Road
There are various options to reach Narkanda by road.
You can refer to the below table to plan your journey to Narkanda.
|Sr. No.||Location||Distance (Km)||Elevation (ft)||Elevation (m)||Time (Hr)|
How to reach Hatu Peak from Shimla on a Bus
Himachal Pradesh State Owned Buses are called HRTC buses ( Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses). They are usually green/blue in color.
There are many direct buses from Chandigarh to Narkanda, then you need to take a taxi or trek to reach Hatu Peak.
Shimla – Narkanda by Bus
Below are the bus details you can choose
|SR. No.||SERVICE NO.||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||NARKANDA||DURATION||DEPOT||TYPE||ORIGIN||DESTINATION||ONLINE BOOKING|
|1||1510||12:30 AM||3:00 AM||2:30 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RAMPUR||NO|
|2||333||3:40 AM||6:40 AM||3:00 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||POOH VILLAGE||YES|
|3||1220||5:00 AM||9:30 AM||4:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||RECONGPEO||NO|
|4||93||5:01 AM||8:30 AM||3:29 Hrs||DW TARADEVI||HIMSUTA AC VOLVO / SCANIA 2X2||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RAMPUR||YES|
|5||538||5:30 AM||7:30 AM||2:00 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RAMPUR||NO|
|6||556||5:45 AM||9:15 AM||3:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RECONGPEO||NO|
|7||255||6:56 AM||9:30 AM||2:34 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||SOLAN||RECONGPEO||NO|
|8||518||7:15 AM||9:45 AM||2:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||SANGLA||NO|
|9||1225||8:25 AM||10:45 AM||2:20 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||SARAHAN||NO|
|10||CHD-KLK-KFN||8:30 AM||11:00 AM||2:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||KAFNU||NO|
|11||1513||9:00 AM||11:30 AM||2:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|12||CHD-RPO-2X2||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||2:30 Hrs||REC PEO||HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|13||1726||11:30 AM||2:50 PM||3:20 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||SARAHAN||NO|
|14||1618||1:55 PM||4:45 PM||2:50 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||AMBALA CANT||RAMPUR||NO|
|15||191||3:20 PM||6:15 PM||2:55 Hrs||SHIMLA RURAL||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||RAMPUR||YES|
|16||321||4:40 PM||7:15 PM||2:35 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||RAMPUR||YES|
|17||273||6:30 PM||8:45 PM||2:15 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||RECONGPEO||YES|
|18||1511||10:20 PM||12:50 AM||2:30 Hrs||REC PEO||HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|19||CHD-SML-RPO||10:30 PM||1:00 AM||2:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|20||1512||11:30 PM||2:00 AM||2:30 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||KALPA||NO|
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How to reach Hatu Peak from Shimla on your own Vehicle
If you can reach Shimla in your own Vehicle then reaching Hatu Peak is not too difficult a task.
- The travel time is around 2.45 hrs .
- You don’t require a 4X4 vehicle there as the normal vehicle can reach there.
- In winter there would be high snowfall above Shimla to Narkanda and then to Hatu Peak.
How to reach Hatu Peak from Shimla on a bike
Kindly consider the below points before planning a trip to Hatu Peak on a bike.
- Every bike can reach Hatu Peak but prefer a bike with > 150 cc engine if you are with a pillion rider.
- Carry rain covers along with as there might be rain at higher reaches.
- During winters Bike riding is not advisable as there will be snowfall / black ice on roads and bike riding is extremely dangerous.
How to reach Hatu Peak from Shimla on a Taxi
Taxis can easily be hired for Hatu Peak and there are many options available on the online platforms. Following key things to be considered while taxing taxis to Hatu Peak.
- The Driver should be experienced in traveling these areas.
- Vehicle to be comfortable since travel time would be more than 12 hrs.
- Ground clearance of the Vehicle to be good.
- Negotiate well before finalization.
How to reach Hatu Peak from Shimla by Train
Narkanda is not connected by train. The last station is at Shimla
How to reach Hatu Peak from Shimla by air
Since Narkanda is located insde the Himalayas, there is no airport nearby. The Last airport is at Shimla.
Summary – “How to reach Hatu Peak from Shimla”
Let’s summarize what we have understood in this blog “How to reach Narkanda from Delhi ”
- Hatu Peak is a wonderful travel destination located in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh at around 67 KM from Shimla.
- You can reach Shimla in one day from Shimla.
- Narkanda can be reached throughout the year but the best time is from April – June and then from September – October.
- Hatu Peak can be reached by self-driven car, bike, taxi, and by Bus.
- Cheapest way to reach Narkanda is by the HRTC bus and many options are available.
We hope you have got a good understanding of “How to reach Hatu Peak from Shimla ”. If you want to give suggestions on this blog ” please comment.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions:
Question – Shimla to Hatu Peak bus
Answer – There is no direct bus from Shimla to Hatu Peak but there are many buses from Shimla to Narkanda but with and without online booking . You can read this blog to know further.