Great Himalayan National Park is situated in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is spread in 1171 sq km area and is home to numerous flora and fauna.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site also, announced in 2014 for its great bio-diversity.
Great Himalayan National Park consists of four valleys:
- Tirthan Valley
- Sainj Valley
- Jiwa Nala
- Parvati Valley
Trekking can be done in all the valleys. In fact Great Himalayan National Park is famous for its treks. The park offers many spectacular treks. Trek permits and guides are required for trekking inside the park. Permission can be granted from forest office at Sairopa in Tirthan Valley and Ropa in Sainj Valley.
How to Reach Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP)?
For all treks except Parvati Valley, you will have to reach Aut, between Mandi and Kullu. Then head to Gushaini (Tirthan Valley) or Sainj (Sainj Valley and Jiwa Nala). Buses are easily available for both destinations. Taxis are also available from Aut.
Where to Stay in Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP)?
There are many campsites and homestays in Gushaini and Sainj. Almost zero habitation inside the park, so you will have to carry your own tents and food. Guide and porters will be easily available.
Best Time for Trekking in Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP)?
May to October.
Main Treks in Great Himalayan National Park:
- Gushaini to Rola trek – 2 days, 20 km
- Gushaini to Rakhundi trek – 5 days, 56 km
- Tirth trek along Tirthan river (origin of Tirthan river) – 7 days, 76 km
- Raktisar trek (origin of Sainj river) – 7 days, 92 km
- Dhel Pass trek (Tirthan valley to Sainj valley) – 6 days
- Khandadhar trek (Sainj – Jiwa Nala – Parvati) – 7 days
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