Trekking in Eco zone of GHNP
GHNP offers the novice as well as the hardcore trekker, photographer, birdwatcher, writer and a nature lover a wide range of experiences in the vast wilderness. Trails range from relatively easy day walks in the Buffer/Eco zone of the park to challenging treks through arduous and spectacular terrain.
Tirthan valley takes its name from crystal clear Tirthan River which flows through the mesmerizing landscape. The valley with its peaceful and tranquil environs is a paradise for nature and adventure lovers. Tirthan valley is one of the entry points into the Great Himalayan National Park, one of the most untouched forests remaining in the Western Himalayas, and a frequent haunt for photography enthusiasts and flora / fauna lovers.
Few of the treks within the park area are below.
This is the smallest trek and takes you to the first trekking hut inside the Park after the entrance gate. The wooden Rolla hut is situated beautifully on the bottom of the valley on the banks of Tirthan River.
Duration – 2 Days / 1 Night or longer
Trekking Distance: Approx 22 Kms
Maximum Altitude – 2100 Mts.
Operation Time: Throughout the year
This trek takes you above Rolla (2100 Mt) Campsite after the 1st day leveled walk along the Tirthan River up to Rolha. From Rolha you turn left and start gaining altitude which will be around 1000 Mt from the bottom till Shilt Campsite.
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Duration – 3 Days / 2 Nights or you can add a day if you wish to go for a day walk to the highest point (Rakhundi Top – Approx 3600 M) to get 360 degree views of the area and the surrounding valleys.
Trekking Distance: Approx 35 Kms
Maximum Altitude – 3100 Mts.
Operation Time: Mid April – June & September – November.
Also called the ‘GHNP traverse’, this walk takes you through some of the most beautiful meadows inside the park. The week long trek begins from the Tirthan valley and takes you to Sainj Valley, the transition between the two forming the highlight of the trek. The trek offers panoramic views of snow capped peaks and both the valleys.
Duration – 7 Days / 6 Nights or longer
Trekking Distance: Approx 85 Kms Maximum
Altitude – 4100 Mts.
Operation Time: Mid May – June & September – October.
This trek takes you the vast meadows of Tirath which is the source of Tirthan River. Tirthan River originates at Tirath in the form of a small glacial pond/lake which is revered by the villagers of the valley.
Duration – 8 Days / 7 Nights or longer.
Trekking Distance: Approx 78 Kms .
Maximum Altitude – 4000 Mts.
Operation Time: Mid May – June & September – October .
This very strenuous trek takes you from Jiwa Nala to Parvati Valley crossing two high passes of Kandi Galu (3627m) and Phangchi Galu (4636m).
Grade: Very strenuous .
Duration – 7 Days / 6 Nights or longer.
Trekking Distance: Approx 80 Kms.
Operation Time: June & September – October.