Bounded by Himalayas from all the sides, the Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh offers lush meadows, snow clad peaks, the enchanting Tirthan River and Himalayan flora and fauna. It has distinct, endangered and regionally endemic Himalayan species - Himalayan Musk Deer and Snow Leopard being the prominent ones. Seek adventure on the Great Himalayan National Park Trek and spend days amidst the Himalayas by the Tirthan River. Trekking here is the best way to explore around as the National Park has beautiful parts of the Tirthan, Sainaj, Jiwanal and Parvati Valley named after the rivers that originate in the Park. The Oak forests, blooming rhododendron trees, sparkling rivers, unexplored peaks, and the sight of rare animals and birds will make your experience amazing!
Our trek starts from Gushaini from where we walk towards Rola along the Tirthan River to reach the gate of the national park and finally reach Shilt. We will witness a distinct culture as soon as we enter the villages of the park. The place is so isolated and away from the hustle bustle of the towns and cities that locals have developed their own traditions and culture. It will be fascinating to experience that! GHNP has limited options for accommodation, so homestays and camping are the best options to stay and admire the beauty of the place.
When we visit these kind of remote places, we have to understand that the locals and the communities who live here have limited resources due to harsh climatic conditions and accessibility issues. So we will make sure that we travel responsibly, create awareness about eco- tourism and contribute to the development of the society.
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Day 01: Aut - Gushaini
Arrive at Aut in Himachal Pradesh on your own; direct buses are easily available to Aut from Delhi or Chandigarh. We will drive to Gushaini in Tirthan valley, where we start out trek for the day. Trek to Rola is short and pleasant; the trek begins at the roadhead of Gushaini. We trek along the Tirthan River and after crossing Ropa and Kauncha, we will reach the park gate. It is one of the best treks for beginners where one can admire the distinct flora and fauna of the Great Himalayan National Park. Reach Rola by evening and spend the night there.
Day 02:Rola - Shilt (10498 feet | 8 KMS | 4 hours)
We will continue trekking along the Tirthan River and soon start following a narrow trail which climbs steeply across the forest. Today is the best day to explore the park, do bird watching, and click pictures to take home some good memories! We reach Shilt Hut in 3 hours, spend the day sightseeing, and take in the beauty of the majestic glaciers around. We will return to Rola after lunch and spend the night in tents.
Day 03: Rola - Gushaini - Aut (9842 feet | 9 KMS | 4 hours)
We will trek back to Gushaini early morning from Rola. We will drive you to Aut and drop you off to continue your onwards journey.
Departure :April 2017 - 14th April
Maximum Altitude: 10498 feet
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Best time to go: April to November
We require a minimum of 8 passengers to operate the trek on fixed departure price. For 2 - 4 pax it will cost 12500 per person.