How to reach Tirthan valley ( Avoid Self Driving if you are not well experienced in Hill Driving, Better hire a Cab to enjoy Tirthan Fully)
Road Route of Tirthan valley ( 551 kms from Delhi) - Driving to Tirthan Valley - 12 Hours
Delhi – Ambala – Chandigarh – Roopnagar – Kiratpur – Bilaspur– Mandi– Pandoh – Aut– Larji – Gushaini –Nagini- Tirthan (511 KM)
Catching Bus for Tirthan valley from Delhi
Buses (Volvo) also run from Delhi at 6 P.M. everyday from HPTDC Office, Janapath and reaches Aut next morning around 6 AM. From Aut you can get a taxi for around Rs. 400-600 with seating capacity of 5. Aut to Tirthan is about 30 KMs. While going back you can catch the bus around 7 PM at Aut and reach Delhi next morning by 7 A.M.
Road Conditions to Tirthan Valley:
Up to Aut, roads are pretty much in great shape being a highway and from Aut onwards, roads are narrow in but in good conditions.
Normal Saloon car, Bike can take you to Tirthan valley Easily.
Idiscovery Camp Tirthan Valley
These are camping tents usually operational between April to October.
Helmut’s and Cinderella’s Campsite in Tirthan Valley
This ideal campsite is located by the white waters of the Tirthan River, just opposite the idiscovery camp above. Spending time with this unique couple gives one a in-depth insight into the dynamics of socio-cultural scene in the Tirthan Valley. Helmut Schon is an environmentalist who has started various small projects in the valley like “Hammock Building Unit “ , Organic Farm, Jam and other Food processing and advises SAHARA as a board member. Cindrella is from Mumbai and is an excellent cook. She home teaches there son “Audas.” One can spend the day in a locally made hammock which your host would erected on the edge of the beautiful waters of the Tirthan River - a truly relaxing place in a country village! Their cabin can provide facilities for the campers like telephone, internet etc. The accommodation is provided in dome tents by the side of the Tirthan river in which one can truly experience living in the bush kid of lifestyle.
Himalayan Villadom :
This amazing resort has been developed by local entrepreneurs . With 6 amazing cottages by the Tirthan river and a building consisting of 6 rooms and a dormitory, the Himalayan Villadom is an ideal get away retreat providing you clean and comfortable accommodation in the middle of fruit orchards and local village life. Location is opposite the Idicoveri camp.
1. Tirthan River :- The icy cold Tirthan stream is a tributary of Beas river and has its source in the Tirthan Glacier Himachal Pradesh. The Tirthan glacier is within the limits of the Great Himalayan National Park , a vast reserve of Himalayan flora and fauna. The Park and the glacier are also the source of the Sainj stream that joins the Tirthan briefly at Larji (aut) before tumbling into the Beas.The stream itself is fast flowing and icy cold.Tirthan is probably the only ‘free’ river in HP running its entire course with pure, crystal-clear water.
2. Waterfalls in Tirthan: There are two lonely waterfalls around an hour walking distance with higher one being more than 50 feet high. Both of them are very shortly separated from each other and are on the same walking trail.
3. Jalori Pass : Jalori Pass is situated at an altitude of 3120 meters,it is one of the steepest passes to drive in Himachal covering almost 2500 meters in less than 25 KMs to reach the top . You can have a meal at Shringi Vatika on the way back. Well this place is covered with snow from December end till March end.
4. Serloskar Lake: 5 KM from Jalori pass there is one lake which you can easily prefer to visit for a small trek.
5. Bachelo Pass: 15 KM en-rotue Bathaad, you can also visit this lonely pass that remains well covered with snow from December to February.
6. Great Himalayan National Park: On the other hand one could walk past Gushaini along the Tirthan to the entry of the Great National Himalayan Park. The Park is one of the most extensive preserves of Himalayan Flora and fauna in the country. There are various classic Himalayan treks through the park. It is necessary though to take daily permits from Sai Ropa before entering the park there and to carry all your own living arranements as there is only one hut in Shilt and that is for the guides.
Pilgrimage in Tirthan Valley
Tirthan has many Pilgrimage Destinations, Each village in valley has a local god known as devta. These deities have a fascinating history and play an important role in village affairs.
Three main important pilgrimage spots in Tirthan valley
Trek to Shrikhand Mahadev Peak (5048 m) – 4-5 day trek to Shrikhand Mahadev can be done from Gushaini (Tirthan Valley), Shamatan (Kurpan Gad) or Jyura (Sutlej Valley). Shrikhand Mahadev Trek is Mainly undertaken in summers and peak is sacred to Hindus.
Festivals in Tirthan Valley
Local Easy treks in Tirthan Valley
A three day trek traversing mountain trails and the villages of Shangarh and Lapah in Tirthan Valley. Includes a visit to a GHNP nursery where medicinal plants and tree are cultivated. Opportunities for interactions with students, farmers, and women weavers. Hiking through traditional villages and architecture, beautiful vistas, meadows, sacred groves, and terraced fields. Moderate elevation gain. Distance: 24 km
Neuli-Manu Temple Trek [Distance: 12 km. (round trip]
One- to two-day trek visiting a 200 year old Hindu temple with intricate wood carving. Opportunity to listen to Hindu prayers (puja) if a local pujari (priest) is available. Moderate to steep elevation to the temple.
Gushaini-Tinder Village Trek (Distance: 12 kms.)
One or two days trek from Gushaini to Tinder village which offers an insight into the village life, its cultural aspects and a walk through forests up to Kharongcha.
Siund-Saran-Ghat Seri-Pashi Villages Trek (Distance: 10 kms.)
One- or two-days treks in Sainj River valley which includes steep climb to the ancient villages of Saran and Pashi with very old houses and distinct local architecture. Ghat Seri has a 6 hectare (appox. 12 acres) sacred grove and is an example of local biological diversity conserved in the forest area.
Nature Walks from Goshaini in Tirthan Valley
The Dev Kanda Temple Walk:
A strenuous trek uphill to the Devkanda mandir on the highest peak in the Valley. The reward at the top is a spectacular view of the valley below and of snow peaks and Himalayan Forest on the other side. To reap maximum benefits one should ideally camp up there on the peak on a full moon night and come down the day after. Though the descent is quicker and less tiring it takes skill and a keen sense of balance. Recommended only for skilled walkers/trekkers with stamina and perseverance.
Suggested Itinerary for Dev Kanda temple trek:
1. Departure in the morning as early as possible from the The Tirthan Valley, the first stretch up ( 3 hours ) is unshaded and so its best to avoid midday sun.
2. Lunch and rest at Nadaar the last village below the peak. Take in some spectacular views of the river through the valley below.
3. Continue to the peak (2 hours) to arrive there by 4 p.m. Set up camp and explore surroundings. Enjoy 360 degree views. Rest.
4. Bonfire and dinner
5. Spend the next morning exploring the peak. Start down for Nadaar by 11 a.m. Lunch at Nadaar. Continue down to the The Tirthan Valley to arrive by 5 p.m.
The Nature Walk to bandal Village in Tirthan Valley
From Gushaini walkers climb for about 20 minutes to the village of Bandal. After a brief visit to the Devi's temple one continues at the same level along the mountainside through thick virgin forest before it descends again to end at the The Tirthan Valley. Along this pleasant jungle walk one may pick up pine cones and woodroses, barks and sticks and flowers and nuts and bird feathers for craft items.
1. Depart as early as possible as the entire walk could take 8 – 10 hours with stops.
2. Stops and food breaks as you wish. Return to the The Tirthan Valley by 6 p.m.
The Road Stroll in Tirthan Valley
Catch the local bus to either Bathad (9 km) or Banjar (6 km) and walk back along the road beside the river passing little villages and interacting with the local folk along the way. Other smaller walks include a brisk twenty minute climb to Calorie Rock on the mountainside behind the The Tirthan Valley or along the road to the Gushaini bridge and back or even to the offices of the Great National Himalayan Park at Sai Ropa and back.
Observation and reading up on birds, insects and reptiles, flowers, fruit, trees, rocks and mountain formations, agriculture and gardening, visits to the trout fisheries .
Night Trekking in Tirthan Valley
A one hour trek along the picturesque Tirthan river from road head Goshaini (3 kms from THTH) or up the Palachan from Bathaad (12 kms from THTH) will bring you to a quiet spot where you will set up camp there in Trekking tents for the night. As facilities available are minimum trekkers will receive a basic course in survival in the wild and have to fend for themselves, setting up tents and collecting firewood and helping with the cooking.
The Tirthan Valley is known for its stunning landscape with excellent trekking and mountaineering possibilities. It is also known for a number of successful development programs working with the local population to preserve the environment they live in. In an effort to combine these two features of the area, NIGHT TREKKING was born.
Sunshine Adventures a local trekking company promoted this as a unique concept.Sunshine will make sure that the money you spend will stay in the area you've visited. Profits from our treks will support local projects initiated by Sunshine SAHARA Adventures . Our guides and porters are always highly experienced local professionals who know the area well and are happy to share their understanding of local customs, plants and wildlife with you.
About Great Himalayan National Park
If we talk about Tirthan valley & do not mention about The Great Himalayan National park, It is an Injustice. Great Himalayan Central park ( GHNP) is so central to Tirthan Valley that it involves almost every sphere of life in Tirthan Valley.
The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is located in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, India. Initially constituted in 1984, GHNP is the youngest National park was formally declared a National Park in 1999, covering an area of 754.4 sq kms. In 1994.
About Great Himalayan National park Eco Zone
A buffer zone of 5 km from the Park’s western boundary, covering 265.6 sq km. and including 2,300 households in 160 villages, was delineated as an Ecozone. Most of the population (about 15,000 to 16,000 people) in the Ecozone are poor and dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods.
About Sainj WildLife santuary
Sainj Wildlife Sanctuary (90 sq km) was created around the three villages of Shagwar, Shakti, and Marore.
About Tirthan wild Life Sanctuary
On the southern edge of the GHNP, another Protected Area (PA) was declared, known as Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary. This covers 65 sq km and is without habitation. More recently, in 2010, both the Sainj and Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuaries were added to GHNP,
Now with addition of above Sanctuaries, The total area under Park administration (National Park, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Ecozone) is 1171 sq km, which is together referred to as the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA).
About Khirganga National Park
In 2010, an area of 710 sq km of the Parvati river catchment contiguous to the northern boundary of GHNP was initially notified as the Khirganga National Park, adding significant biological diversity, conservation value, and physical protection to GHNP. The boundaries of GHNP are also contiguous with the Pin Valley National Park (675 sq km) in Trans-Himalaya, the Rupi Bhabha Wildlife Sanctuary (503 sq km) in Sutlej watershed and the Kanawar Wildlife Sanctuary (61 sq km), adding additional protection and conservation value and opening up extended wildlife corridors.
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