GREAT HIMALAYAN NATIONAL PARK TREKKING THROUGH TIRTHAN AND SAINJ VALLEY
Type of Trek: Easy to Moderate
Total no. of trek days: 7 days
Fixed Departure dates: Minimum 4 member group
Starting point of trek: Gushaini village
End point of trek: Neuli village
Location Chart: Delhi - Mandi - Sai Ropa
- Rohla - Silt - Rakhundi - Guntrao - Dhel - Neuli
- Manali - Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP),
Situated in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, this is one of the last undisturbed Western Himalayan representative ecosystem, supporting an extremely diverse wildlife population.
Total Distance: 80km
Best time to Visit: April and May, September
Experience the transitions between two of its magnificent valleys. Best described by Dr. Gaston "No one could reach the high meadows of Tirth or Dhel and be unmoved by the clearness of the air, the great vista of the peaks, and the sense of freedom that come with leaving behind all artificial light, all mechanical transport, all trace of industrial civilization".
(*Sai Ropa - a tourist information centre for GHNP).
Delhi (315m) - Chandigarh (365m) - Mandi (750m; 4 hours
by train and then 5 hours by car)
Leave Delhi for Chandigarh by Shatbadi Express at 07.40
in the morning. From there we take you to Mandi, one of
the district headquarters of Himachal Pradesh. Mandi is
a beautiful town situated on the banks of river Beas.
Mandi has been blessed with 80 beautiful temples and the
temples of Panchvaktra and Trilokinath are famous for
their architecture. There are many places to explore near
Mandi like Parashar lake, Kamru Nag lake, Barot valley
and Jehjheli valley as yet unexplored and untouched places
near Mandi. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Mandi (750m) to Sai Ropa (1500m) - a tourist centre
of GHNP (68km; 2hrs)
Next day we take you to Sai Ropa from where we obtain
entry passes for the Park and our day's destination will
be Sai Ropa tourist centre. The route to Sai Ropa, a drive
of 41km from Mandi to Aut on Delhi - Manali national highway
and there is a diversion from Aut of 40 km to Banjar,
from Banjar we drive to Sai Ropa. This beautiful tourist
centre is situated in green forests. Before trekking you
will be provided with some brochures related to the Park.
The evening is free to hang around the Sai Ropa village.
Check your trekking equipments and sleep well till next
Sai Ropa*(1500m) to Rohla (2100m); (5 - 6 hrs horizontal
After freshening up and breakfast, our vehicle takes you
to Gushaini village which is the starting point of the
trek. Leave the comfort and luxury of your vehicle to
explore this yet-unexplored Park. Walk on the banks of
Tirthan river up to Rohla. We set up our tents here for
the whole night.
Rohla (2100m) - Silt (3100m); (6 - 7 hrs trek)
Now our walk becomes a bit demanding towards Silt (3100m).
Your effort is worthwhile as we shall see and get a feel
of the pristine environment and surroundings. Rock and
roll with your camera as everything will pose for a picture
- but Nature meets you on its own terms and not yours!
Silt (3100m) - Rakhundi top (4100m) - Guntrao (6 - 7hrs
Leave very early in the morning. Again gear up your camera.
You can see the mammals, the Western Tragopan and Monal
in and around Silt huts in the morning. If you are lucky
you can catch them on your camera. Now leave for Rakhundi
top (3500m) and Guntrao, our next camp in sight .
Guntrao - (3500m) - Dhel (3800m); (4 - 5hrs trek)
Today's trek becomes strenuous up to Supa Kuni's summit.
Today's feature will be transition from Tirthan valley
of the Park to Sainj Valley at Supa Kuni's summit. Our
camp site will be at Dhel.
Dhel (3800m) - Neuli (1,500m) 5 hrs trek - Mandi or Manali
Leave Dhel for Neuli. Today we trek through rich forests
upto Lapah village. After rest in the Lapah village, we
will take you to Neuli which is the last point of the
trek. Then our vehicle will take you to Mandi / Manali.
Check in at the hotel for overnight stay.