GREAT HIMALAYAN NATIONAL PARK-TREKKING UP TO TIRTH/ TIRTHAN VALLEY
Total no. of days: 9 days
Type of Trek: Easy to Moderate
Total no. of trek days: 7 - 4 days
Fixed Departure dates: Minimum 4 member group
Starting point of trek: Gushaini village
End point of trek: Gushaini village
Location Chart: Delhi - Chandigarh - Mandi
- Sai Ropa - Rohla - Nada Tach - Majhoni Tirth and
back to Majhoni - Nada Tach - Rohla - Gushaini -
Sai Ropa or to Mandi to Manali,
Situated in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh
Total Distance: 78km
Best time to Visit: April and May, September
A very good trek for bird watchers as it harbours one
of the few known viable population of "Western Tragopan",
along with more than 200 species of birds and over 30
species of mammals. The Park may invoke awe in visitors.
Or perhaps pride, exhilaration, reverence, inspiration.
No two places leave the same imprint, so what do such
diverse places have in common ? They bring an awareness
of what it is to be in the Great Himalayan National Park.
(*Sai Ropa - A tourist information centre of 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 in on the bank 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. Some of which are as yet unexplored
and untouched.Overnight stay in hotel.
Mandi (750m) - Sai Ropa (1500m) - a tourist centre of
GHNP (68kms; 2hrs)
Ropa tourist centre. The route to Sai Ropa - drive 41km
from Mandi on Delhi - Manali national highway and there
is diversion at 40km 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. Evening is kept free
to hang around the Sai Ropa village. Check your trekking
equipments and sleep well till next morning.
Sai Ropa*(1500 m) to Rohla (2100m); (5 - 6 hrs horizontal
After a refreshing breakfast, our vehicle takes you to
Gushaini village which is the starting point of 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 our tents here for the night.
Rohla (2100m) - Nada Tach (3300m); (5 - 6 hrs trek)
Now our walk becomes a bit demanding towards Nada Tach
but it is nothing when compared to the experience of 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! Nada Tach is
very good for bird watching.
Nada Tach (3300m) - Majhoni (3800m); (5 - 6 hrs trek)
Gradual to steep descent through forests.
Majhoni (3800m) - Tirth (4000m) and back to Majhoni (3800
Today we reach Tirth; the origin of Tirthan river is a
glacial lake which is sacred to the villagers of Tirthan
valley. Tirth offers views of magnificent mountain panoramas.
Back to Majhoni at our camp sight for overnight stay.
Majhoni (3300m) - Nada Tach (3800m)
Nada Tach (3800m) - Rohla (2100m)
Rohla (2100m) - Gushaini (1500m) - Sai Ropa or - Mandi
(750m) or Manali (2050m)
Leave Sai for Manali / Mandi, the choice will be yours.
Check in the hotel for overnight stay.