Weather :

Time Required : 1 - 2.5 hrs

Entry Fee : Starts at INR 2000 per person

Timings : Best time to visit during pleasant weather, sunrise, sunset and favourable seasons amid day hours

Skiing in Narkanda, Narkanda Overview

Narkanda is situated at an altitude of 2708 meters on the Hindustan Tibet road. It gives a beautiful view of snow ranges. This is an ideal location for the tourists who wish to get peace in the mountains. It displays the snow line, the inviting apple orchards and dense forests. Narkanda is famous for Skiing & Winter sports. Waiting to be fully explored, Narkanda is among the India's oldest ski destinations with undulating beauty of nature.  During these days the slopes come alive with skiers.

Perched at an altitude of 8100 ft, the slopes of the hill town is perfect for the skills of beginners as well as experienced skiers. Hatu Peak near Narkanda towering at 2000 ft is one of a popular ski slopes in the area. Easy access and fewer people as compared to other ski destinations, Narkanda boasts of safe and the most thrilling ski experience.

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Medical fitness

Undergoing certain medical tests is suggested. Altitude sickness should be checked for before you embark upon this trip.

General tips

Good footwear is a must if you plan to go skiing. Find operators that are registered and provide decent equipment and safety harnesses for your ski trip.

Safety Tips

Carry medicines for cold and flu. Make sure you carry plenty of warm clothes. Jackets that insulate are suggested. Take your instructor's tips very seriously and pain relievers for casulaties!

Temperature

In winter, the temperature can be around freezing point when heavy woolens are required. During summer, the climate is pleasant and cottons or light woolens are suggested to be used. Narkanda receives heavy snowfall in winters.

Tips For Visiting Skiing

Carry camera, torch light and fully covered clothes, proper footwears, munchies, beverages and water along

How to reach Skiing in Narkanda

Well connected through main city via all means of transport. Bus services quite prominent.

  • Air: The nearest airport to Narkanda is Jubbarbhatti Airport in Shimla. It is is hardly 87 kms away and well connected to Delhi, Kullu and Chandigarh via regular flights. One can easily be reached Narkanda in 2 hours from airport by hiring a taxi.

  • Rail: Kalka serves as the nearest railhead to Narkanda, lying at a distance of about 152 kms. It is well linked with other major railway stations of the country through regular rail service.

  • Road: Narkanda is well linked with its neighbouring cities and states via a good network of motorable roads. One can easily reach the hill town from cities like Shimla (64 km) and Rampur by bus or taxi.

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About Skiing in Narkanda

Base Town : Shimla

Cost : Starts at Rs. 2000 per peson

Highest Altitude : 11000 feet

Nearest Airport : Shimla

Nearest Railhead : Kalka

Nearest road city : Shimla

Number of Days Required : Minimum 2-3 days

Region : Shimla District

Terrain : Snow covered slopes

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