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The Great Himalayan National Park Walk
An amazing walking Holiday through the pristine bio - diverse forest reserve of India , Tirthan Valley

Its not everyday that one gets to live inside a Himalayan forest and share its pristine environment with its inhabitants. Declared as a World Heritage site Great Himalayan National Park that is home to four globally threatened mammals (Snow leopard, Serow, Himalayan Tahr, Musk Deer), three globally threatened birds (Western tragopan, koklas, cheer pheasants) and a large number of medicinal plants. Rediscover yourself as you become one with Nature!

Note: We encourage responsible tourism. Practice these guidelines while on a trip!

Accomdations

Eco Resorts
Jungle Resorts
Hi Altitude Nature Camp
Luxury Eco resort

Service Level

Upgraded
All Inclusive

Transportation

Private

Food

Vegetarian
Non Veg

Age

8 to 65 years

Difficulty

Easy

Fitness Guide

Must be comfortable walking through uneven terrain at high altitudes

Who is this tour for?

Solo Women, Solo Men, Young Age Couple, Middle Age Couple , Group of Couples, Group of Singles, Mixed Group, Family & Friends

Note: This is a group tour. Minimum group size is 12 people

Tour Map

Tour Experience

  • Walk through one of the most pristine bio diversity forests of India
  • 2 nights camping in the forest
  • A UNESCO world heritage site
  • Bird Watching- Example of birds in the park - Koklass Phesant, Monal , Grey hooded warbler
  • Wild life spotting like Himalayan Brown bear, Musk deer
  • All Inclusive trip

4N/ 5D

Departure: Fixed

You will be doing:

Hiking
Trekking
Bird Watching
Photography
Hi-Altitude Camping
Village Stay
Short Treks
Glacier watching
Camping
Star Gazing

You will be experiencing:

Nature
Wild Life
High Altitude
Spiritual
Village Life
Adventure

Itinerary

1 Ahoy Traveller!

The Great Himalayan National park is not only home to some of the worlds tallest mountains but also large swathes of temperate forests and grass lands creating a diversified ecosystem where both Fauna and Flora thrive. This trip takes you to the heart of this World Heritage Site and leaves you in awe as you discover this Himalayan wonderland. In order to do this , we must get to Ghusaini first.

Ghusaini is a quaint himalayan village in the Banjar district of Himachal Pradesh. On reaching Ghusaini we check in to our river side homestay. After lunch we take a short hike to a water fall nearby, the Chhoie waterfall. On the way back , take time to admire the himalayan villages we will cross.

  • Your City
  • Aut
  • Banjaar
  • Ghusaini Village
None 7 km
Ghusaini Village
Home Stays
Hike to Waterfall, Village Walk, Photography
Nature, Village Life
Lunch, Dinner

Today we leave the comfort of our river side homestay and head to the great outdoors. We walk across a motorable road for a few hundred metres before descending on the trail to two tiny himalayan villages of Ropa and Kauncha.

Once we cross the village of Kauncha and walk along the gurgling Tirthan river for 2-3 hours approx ( depending on your pace) we reach the gates of The Great Himalayan National Park. From here on our campsite is about 30 min away.

On reaching the campsite , tents are pitched and then we indulge in snacks while gazing across the gorgeous landscape

  • Ghusaini Village
  • Ropa Village
  • Kauncha Village
  • Great Himalayan National Park
  • Forest Campsite
None 10 km
Campsite at GHNP
Hi Altitude Nature Camp
Hiking, Wild life spotting, Jungle Walk, Hi-Altitude Camping, Photography
Nature, Wild Life, World Heritage Site, Adventure
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A walk to remember! We trek down to Shilt Hut. This is one of the easier and short hikes in the Great Himalayan National Park.

While you are walking , ensure you are extremely quiet or if you have to converse try whispering in the ear or playing dumb charades! .

The forest is home many species of animals and birds your voices may spook them away. If you are a birding enthusiast , this is your lucky day as you might get to sight the rare Monal Pheasant

As you walk through the dense forest there are many species of animals and birds along the trail to Shilt Hut. You do not want to spook them away. Carry your camera to capture these rare beauties! On reaching Shilt we eat lunch, soak in the views and return back to our river side camp below.

  • Campsite
  • Shilthut
  • Campsite
None 8 km
Great Himalayan National Park
Hi Altitude Nature Camp
Trekking, Wild life spotting, Bird Watching, Photography, Jungle Walk
Nature, Wild Life, World Heritage Site, High Altitude, Adventure
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we start back to Gushaini. But fret not ,the adventure continues! We have a 12 km hike ahead of us and it is easy. Even if we manage to set an easy or slow pace we have plenty of time to spend inside GHNP. Birdwatching , Wildlife spotting and sustainable angling can be indulged in.

  • Great Himalayan National park
  • Gushaini Village
None 12 km
Gushaini Village
Home Stays
Trekking, Wild life spotting, Bird Watching, Photography, Sustainable Angling
Nature, Wild Life, High Altitude, World Heritage Site
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is the day we bid good bye to this mesmerising place with a promise to return! We drive back to Banjaar, the start point of the trip, before we depart for those interested, we check out Chehni Kothi, the ancient 7 storied Himachali temple and its architecture. After this , we head back on our respective routes

  • Gushaini
  • Banjar
10 km 7 km
NA
Temple Visit, Photography
Spiritual, Architecture
Breakfast

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Other Details

Inclusions

This is an All Inclusive trip

  • All Meals- Breakfast, Tea, Dinner starting from Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 5
  • Accommodation - 2 nights in a luxury river side homestay and 2 nights in a high altitude nature camps
  • Forest Entry Fees
  • Local Guides
  • Porterage

  • Purchase of personal items
  • Tips

These are a few pointers to take care of while in trip

  • Do not litter while hiking.
  • Respect local customs and traditions.
  • Do not pluck the fruit from the trees without prior permission of the locals.
  • Don't throw wrappers or plastic bottles as plastic is banned in the region.
  • Always carry jute/cloth carry bags with you in case you need to make a purchase
  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trip

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