Tirthan Valley Trek 03 Nights / 04 Days Tour Package
Places visited on Tour : Aut - Gushaini - Rolla - Shilt - Aut
This trek is surely one of the finest short duration Himalayan treks which can be done in just 4 days. This trail is a paradise for nature lovers. The sheer variety of plant life and birds is something one will cherish for a long time. The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is located in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, India. Initially constituted in 1984, GHNP was formally declared a National Park in 1999, covering an area of 754.4 sq kms. There are three major rivers flowing from the Park, Tirthan in the South, Sainj and Parvati in the North. These rivers join the Beas river in the Kullu-Manali valley. Landscapes and ecosystems of these valleys are quite similar. Tirthan valley has the most well-developed ecotourism infrastructure and facilities. The rural and traditional character of the valley and its villages has been preserved which adds a unique flavour to this trek.
The Great Himalayan National Park is a habitat to more than 375 fauna species that comprises nearly around 31 mammals, 181 birds, 3 reptiles, 9 amphibians, 11 annelids, 17 molluscs and 127 insects. They are protected under strict guidelines of wildlife protection act of 1972 hence any sort of hunting is not permitted. It also supports the variety of plant life, scattered over the park. Sainj and Tirthan are two main valleys in Great Himalayan National Park where man lives with nature for centuries. The trout fish of this region is widely popular, similar is the nature hikes and trekking.
This trek in the Tirthan valley is mostly moderate but has strenuous sections during the trek to Shilt hut where the terrain is quite steep for long durations. First day of the trek we go on a hike to a beautiful waterfall and also check out the local way of life. Next day the trail meanders along the Tirthan to reach Rolla hut. The camping experience at Rolla, next to the river is surely something everyone is going to enjoy. From Rolla to Shilt hut is a demanding trek but one is rewarded with fine views of the park from some beautiful vantage points. On the last day we hike from Rolla in a different direction to an area famous for bird watching. After a sumptuous lunch at Rolla we hike back to Gushaini and towards evening one will be driven back to Aut from where one can proceed with ones onward journey.