Origin of Tirthan River, GHNP


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This is an easy trek going through mixed forests of Oak, Rhododendron and Deodar in the pristine Great Himalayan Natiomal Park. A UN Natural Heritage site. The trek is paradise for bird watchers. Beautiful alpine meadows carpeted with flowers and medicinal plants, pasture lands, flocks of goats, sheep and wild birds and superb views from the passes make this a most wonderful route through a landscape dotted with many villages where we pause to meet the villagers and relax.


Touchbase : Nichar

Approach :

By Air – Bhuntar

By Road – Delhi > Aut > Ropa

Reach Touchbase one day prior to the day your trek starts.

Stay is prearranged. *

Spend the day acclimatizing, Exploring or just relax. We’ll have an orientation meeting in the evening. Where you will meet with our Guide, Group leader and other members of group.

Drive next morning to the trailhead, Kafnu Village. Transportation is prearranged. *

Day 01

Rolla (2100m)

Walk through Ecozone of GHNP. Gentle gradient at the beginning of trek. Interactions with local villagers. Visit to hilltop shrine at Dingcha village.

Day 02

Nada Meadow (3300m)

A gentle trail with great waterfalls and then long climb to Jiksun village. Take a breather at Strenuous climb through oak and conifer forests. Visit a prominent ‘Tree God’ shrine near Chalocha (2450 m) from where the climb starts. Possible sightings of Himalayan Tahr or Black Bear. Nada meadow is very good place for bird watching.

Day 03

Majhouni (3800m)

Steep descent through forest. This forest is home to the endangered king of the birds “the Western Tragopan”. The local name of Western Tragopan is Jujurana. Juju means bird and Rana means king, i.e. the king of the birds. There is a local legend that hen God created this pheasant and all the birds in the universe asked to donate a feather each to give it color and unparalleled beauty. The male is one of the world's most spectacular birds black on the head, a deep crimson on face and mantle and orange on breast, the black belly and dark wings are spangled with star-like white specks. Though rare, with luck we might see them.

Day 04

Origin of Tirthan River (3560m)

Moderate gradient leading to the vast meadow of Tirath. Views of magnificent mountain panoramas and the opportunity to experience the holy pilgrimage destination sacred to the villagers of Tirthan valley. Here the trail ends and we return to our high camp in the emerald meadows of Saketi.

Day 05

Nada Meadow (3300m)

The trek halts here for a for a day to explore the wildlife and the surroundings. Opportunities for individuals to explore other higher reaches of the GHNP.

Day 06

Gushaini (1800m)

Trek back same rout via Rolla to Gushaini. You will get a vehicle for further journey by road.

The Trek ends here.


15,000/- INR