• Kullu valley seen from Bijli-mahadev
  • Bijli-Mahadev
  • Bijli-Mahadev Views

Bijli Mahadev is a temple dedicated to lord Shiva, located at an altitude of about 2,460m in Himachal Pradesh.

The trek to the Temple begins from a village near Manali and crosses the Matikochar meadows. The route provides amazing panoramic views of the Kullu valley and also the snow clad Himalayan peaks visible from here.

At a glance

  • Duration: 2 nights/ 3 days
  • Starting point: Manali, Himchal Pradesh
  • Maximum elevation: 2,500 m
  • Terrain: Gradual climb through thick forests of pine & cedar with amazing views
  • Average walking per day: 4 to 5 hours


The trek to Matikochar begins from the Jana village which is around 30 km from Manali. It is a beautiful walk through small villages and Thick forests of Pine and Deodar. The trek provides a beautiful view of the Kullu valley and the snow clad Himalayan peaks.

We at camp overnight at Matikochar

From Matickochar we take a gradual route through the thick forests of Kais wildlife sanctuary to the Bijli Mahadev temple. The twin valleys of river Beas and Parvati can be seen from the camp at Bijli Mahadev.

From Bijli Mahadev temple, we head down to Puid village which is around one hour trek. From Puid, we set out for Manali which is about a 3 hour drive.

From Manali you can take a Volvo back to Delhi.

Trip ends.


Trip Price

INR 7,500/- per person


Be prepared for

  • 4-5 hours of trekking each day
  • Pleasant days with sunshine, and cold weather conditions at night. Chances of rain so be adequately prepared
  • Unexpected weather conditions and patterns. In case of any unexpected weather, we might need to turn back
  • In case of landslides or unexpected circumstances, there may be a change in the itinerary and a consequent rise in costs (this will be on actual)
  • You will be required to sign a liability waiver
  • Easy grade trek, no prior experience required. That said, you need to have basic fitness levels to walk at the altitudes and for the durations mentioned