Great Himalayan National Park Trekking through Tirthan and Sainj Valley - 6 Nights / 7 Days

Altitude: 4100m
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 to mid-November.

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).


Day 1: 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.

Day 2: 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 morning.

Day 3: Sai Ropa* (1500m) to Rohla (2100m); (5 - 6 hrs horizontal trek)
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.

Day 4: 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!

Day 5: Silt (3100m) - Rakhundi top (4100m) - Guntrao (6 - 7hrs trek)
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 .

Day 6: 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.

Day 7: 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.

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