Great Himalayan National Park Trek Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination Covered : Shimla
Kullu District – Himachal Pradesh
Maximum Height :
April and May, September to mid-November.
Great Himalayan National Park trek is the newest addition to India’s national parks lies within the Banjar Sub-division of the Parvati valley of Kulu division in Himachal Pradesh. The park was built in 1984. The park is spread over an area of 1,171 km that lies between an altitude of 1500 to 6000m Based on this survey, four years later, in 1984, notification for the Great Himalayan National Park was issued. At that point of time, villages were still residing within the boundaries of the park and it was only after another four years that their shifting from the area started. The final notification of the park was done in the year 1999.
The park covers an area of 754 sq km and is bordered by high Himalayan peaks on the eastern part and snow covered area on its northern and southern parts. The park also has three other wildlife destination sharing their boundaries with it - the Pin Valley National Park, the Rupi Bhabha Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kanawar Wildlife Sanctuary. The area under the park include the upper catchment area of Tirthan, Sainj, Parvati and the Jiwa Nalas. All these flow from east to west and finally merge with the Beas river. A considerable portion of the park, specially the eastern part remains covered with snow throughout the year.
This is the day to encounter dense forests of the national park which surely gives the opportunity to see the best flora and spot the beautiful birds in the morning hours. The distance of this day is about 11 Kms and the ascents at some places are very heavy. The walnut trees and several herbs make the trek very impressive. A knowledgeable guide of botany make the day extremely informative as various herbs do have finest medicinal values. We reach our Shakti campsite late in the afternoon and relax for the night.
The ascend till Rohlikohli is moderate and will take around 3 - 4 hours to reach. There are two streams on the way to the campsite (ChorNallah and KohliNallah). RohliKohli is a beautiful campsite and offers amazing views of the Solang Valley. Overnight stay in tents at RohliKohli Camp Site
This morning you have high chances to spot Himalayan Thars and Red Foxes particularly and other wild life in general. We take a rest day at Dehl today and move up to Jogni with pack lunch. The walk is easy but with fabulous surroundings. Jognis are very important mythological creatures in Himalaya with Hindu way of followers; these are the deities with open temples. We spend some time at Jogni to have a magnificent view of the peaks of the GHNP and come back to Dehl, the sunrise and sunsets are extremely beautiful at this place. The total distance covered today is about 5 Kms. Overnight at camp..
This is again a challenging trekking day when we reach to the altitude of about 4100 Meters while trekking towards Guntrao. The climb to the top from base takes about two hours through very narrow path and after the top, we need to walk down with sheer drops of about 200 careful meters. There are nice opportunities to spot Himalayan Thar this day. It is the longest day of the route where we cover about 15 Kms trail with several ups and downs in beautiful park region.
This is again a different day when we cross through Bamboo forests which are rare in Great Himalayan and Pir Panjal Ranges. Trekking in between of lush bamboo forests make the day colorful and on the way we cross beautiful streams and waterfalls. The total distance with moderate ups and downs is about 16 Kms and takes about 6 hours of comfortable walk. In the evening we reach to our campsite at Shilt for the overnight stay.
This is the day with almost steep descents through dense forests to Gushaini covering a distance of about 15 Kms. Gushaini is a small town surrounded by the mighty snow crowned Himalayan peaks. It is located in the deep Tirthan valley amidst the orchards on the slope of the mountains. Gushaini is remarkable for her beautiful landscape, the stunning view of the Himalayan peaks and the calm and serene environment. It is also known as a ‘Trout Country’ as it is famous in trout fishing. We spend the night at a nice home stay and enjoy the hospitality.
The drive to Shoja from our home stay is about 22 Kms through Banjar and Jibhi. The drive is simply pleasing. This tiny hamlet is located at a height of 8000 feet with the dense forests, small waterfalls and the lush green landscape which make it truly breathtaking. Shoja gives you a spectacular view of the Jalori Pass and the Himalayan peaks. We check into our camp at Shoja and drive to Jalori Pass for another half an hour’s time. From Jalori Pass you have to walk 6km to reach Sarolsar Lake through forests lined with oak, blue pine, spruce fir and deodar trees. It is a small lake and the locals consider it as a very holy place. After visiting this beautiful and clean lake, we walk to Jalori and drive 5 Kms down to Shoja for overnight stay.
Morning drive down to Sutlej valley and join the national highway close to Rampur after crossing a bridge on River Sutlej. Shimla is about 120 Kms from here and the roads are very nice to cover this distance in 3-4 hours. We can stop for tea at Narkanda on the way which is the entry point of old Hindustan Tibet road. On arrival, check in to your hotel in Shimla and evening is free to stroll on mall Road.
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