Tirthan Valley – GHNP
One of the most spectacular treks into the wild is that of Tirthan Valley in the Great Himalayan National Park, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is no doubt a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers. The raw beauty of the valley is full of life, especially cherished for many natural marvels and unseen wildlife species. The trek offers unlimited opportunities to the nature admirers to click perfect portraits.
Arrive at Kullu in the morning or anytime suitable; the Kallngoo team will pick you up. Fresh up in a rest house, breakfast and then drive to Sairopa, the head office and base station of the National Park. Night stay in the Sairopa rest house.
The next day we will start the journey early in the morning to the last motorable point, Gushaini. It was a small village situated on the banks of Tirthan Nallah.
Gushaini to Rolla
We will start our trek after vowing to the village deity’s temple, located on the very beginning of the trail. Through a wide un-metalled road, we will cross few villages, and then will enter to a narrow trail within dense greens of ferns and wild plants. Crossing various scenic landforms like natural and man-made bridges, waterfalls, river banks and meadows, we will reach the entry gate of Great Himalayan National Park, from where the buffer zone of the protected area will begin.
By the evening we will reach Rolla, which will be our first halt of the trekking. The place is situated on the banks of Tirthan Nallah. There is a camping ground and few huts around. That night we will have a bonfire.
Next day we will persue our trek for Shilt, our that day’s halt. Through dense conifer forest, we will climb to the top of the mountain. Through the high meadows we will keep walking in a narrow trail cutting through high grasses and shrubs. The view from there is panoramic and captivating.
The next day we will climb high in the early morning for Rakhundi Top, which is the highest point of the trek. The place has no trees and only grasses and low lying herbs will welcome us. We will rest there for a while and then will hike back to Rolla for that night’s stay.
The next day we will climb back to Gushaini through Rolla. And then we will drive back to Kullu.The next day we will see you off or will resume as per your plans and requirements.