Hatu Peak

Hatu peak is a long undulating mountain top at an elevation of 3,300 metres. It is the highest you can go in Shimla District. This place is popular among adventure seekers and bikers as you get a 360 degree of the valley bellow. The area has a forest of Pine, Spruce, Fir and Oak. There are many meadows on the top locally known as thach. One can view snow clad ranges as far as the Pir Panjals, Dhauladhars and trans Himalayan range towards the north. You can view the Hanuman Tibba, Friendship peak, Kinner Kailash and the Shrikhand Mahadev peaks from here. Vast landscapes dotted with apple plantations are visible from here.

There is also a beautiful trekking trail 6 kilometres to the top of the mountain. The trail goes though a dense forest. Hatu also has a very beautiful temple dedicated to Hatu Mata. On the first Sunday of Jyest month (June) of hindu calendar, people come in great number to pay their tributes to the deity. Just near the temple there are big stones that make a formation of a cooking stove or challah, which is believed to be used by the Pandavas during their stay in the forest.