Tirthan Valley Trek

Brief Description

The Tirthan Valley Trek takes you along the Tirthan River in the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP). Considered as World Heritage Site, the GNHP is a vast area famous for its biodiversity and many famous treks are a part of the park. The Tirthan Valley Trek lets you get the real feeling of the flora and fauna of the park along with a glorious trekking experience all over a weekend. The highlight of the trek is the Tirthan River that accompanies you throughout the trek. The region is also famous for trout fish which is why it is sometimes referred to as the Trout Valley. The Tirthan Valley Trek is the perfect weekend trek ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers alike who wish to enjoy the beauty and magnificence of the pristine Tirthan Valley. Requiring no prior trekking experience, this trek can be enjoyed by one and all along with the convenience of time. The Great Himalayan National Park is home to more than 380 species of fauna comprising of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, birds and insects. 3 main rivers flow from this park - Tirthan, Sainj and Parvati all of which join the Beas River in the Kullu - Manali valley For more information related to the Tirthan Valley Trek such as itinerary, FAQs, images, etc stay on this page.

Why Bikat?

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Itinerary

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1 Day 1
Day 1: Mandi - Gushaini - Rolla (2100 mts / 9 Km trek)
2 Day 2
Day 2: Rolla to Shilt Hut (3100 mts / 6 kms trek)
3 Day 3
Day 3: Shilt Hut - Gushaini - Mandi

Frequently Asked Questions

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

Eligibility: Experience required

The Tirthan Valley Trek is perfectly suited for beginners. Those coming for the first time should prepare and read extensively about the trek. A basic knowledge about how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will come in handy.

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

The Tirthan Valley Trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers. Being a great start to enter the trekking world, the Tirthan Valley Trek might get a bit taxing for absolute first-timers, so prior preparation is recommended along with a decent fitness level. People will love this weekend trek for the love of its views and trekking.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

Fitness Benchmark

  1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
  2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

  • How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
  • How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Tirthan Valley Trek

The Tirthan Valley Trek is an ideal 3-day weekend trek for both beginners and experienced trekkers looking to enjoy the rich Tirthan Valley with some unique flora and fauna of the Great Himalayan National Park (GNHP). The trail takes you through one of the finest valleys with mesmerizing views and charming landscapes. With attractive campsites and a lovely trail accompanied by the Tirthan River, this trek is meant for any nature lover looking to enjoy nature at its finest.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

Tirthan Valley trek best time is March-June, September-November

Packing List: What to pack



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Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

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Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base camp of Tirthan Valley Trek is Gushaini located 68 km from Mandi. Mandi is well connected to Delhi with all kinds of transport (except direct train) and can easily be reached through road or air.
By Road : The road distance from Delhi to Mandi is 430 km. There are overnight HRTC buses and Volvos available from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi for Mandi. It is a 8-10 hour journey by bus. You can book your bus tickets online through hrtchp.com or any other bus services available. You can also hire a private taxi or an outstation cab from Delhi.
By Rail : To reach by train, take a direct train from Delhi to Pathankot. Some of the trains that run on this route are Delhi-Pathankot Express, Jammu Tawi Express, Delhi-Dhauladhar Express. You can then take a bus from Pathankot to Mandi. Or you can take a connecting train to Joginder Nagar from Pathankot which is the nearest station to Mandi. There are buses running frequently between Joginder Nagar and Mandi.
By Air : The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport which is located 60 km from Mandi. There are taxis available at the airport which will take you to Mandi. You can also take local buses that keep running from Bhuntar to Mandi at a very regular frequency. Buses are decent and very cheap compared to a taxi that can cost you around INR 2000-5000 depending upon the season.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Airtel and BSNL may have coverage at some points on the trek.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Manali located about 100km from Mandi is a famous hill station. Visit the ancient Hadimba Devi Temple which has an interesting mythological tale associated with it. Walkthrough the charming lanes of Old manali. Visit the bazaar to buy some souvenirs. Jogini Fall and Vashisht Temple are other famous attractions in Manali. You can also visit Rohtang pass while you are in Manali.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

You have to arrive at Mandii Bus Stand by 6AM. The stay in Mandii on the day prior to the trek (recommended) is not included in the itinerary. On trekking days, all the trekkers will be accommodated in twin or triple sharing tents. Along with this, there will also be a toilet tent and a dining tent installed at every campsite as we roll.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

We provide 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can easily withstand heavy snowfall and storms. They are spacious enough to accomodate 3 people at once with a vestibule to place the backpacks Our sleeping bags are made up of Heatseeker Pro synthetic insulation that can provide you comfort in -10 degrees celsius. We also use additional fleece liners to have thermal efficiency even in the extreme temperatures of -17 degrees Celsius. If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward, provided that you inform us as soon as you have booked your trek.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable. There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

You will be provided with good quality of gaiters and microspikes from us depending upon the situation of the snow. Our trek leaders will also be carrying ropes and ice axe.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

No snow on this trek.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

In the months of May and June, the temperature will range from 13-16 degrees Celsius during the day and from 3-6 degrees Celsius in the night. In the months of September-November, the temperature will range from 10-15 degrees Celsius during the day and from 3-8 degrees Celsius in the night.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have a certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

It is not mandatory but it is more convenient with the pole. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the renting link from us.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

There are hardly any stores in Mandi selling trekking equipment and other trekking necessities. It is recommended that you come prepared with all the stuff. Please do not leave anything for last minute buying.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing tent with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

We pick you up from Mandi Bus Stand. The dropping point remains the same.

Transport: What time will you drop us at the end point on last day of the trek?

Expect to reach Mandi late in the afternoon or early leaving. Make sure your bus bookings are late in the night.

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

No mandatory documents are required for the trek.

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Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • Veg Food (Day 1 Lunch till Day 3 Breakfast).Three Meals a day
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Camping tents, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue. course from NIM Uttarkashi
  • First Aid Certified Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Transportation from Mandi to Mandi.

What's not Included

  • Meals during road journeys
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Carriage of personal rucksack
  • Meals during Hotel Stay

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund
  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 5% deduction
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure - 50% deduction
  • Less than 15 days of departure - No Cash Refund
Voucher Refund
  • Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date - No deduction
  • Cencellations within 5 days prior to departure - No Refund
*Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
*Please note that this is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy

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