GREAT HIMALAYAN NATIONAL PARK TRAVERSE

After a first day’s mild walk, you camp close to entrance of the Park. The forest is dense and pristine and has been transformed into a quiet and beautiful sanctuary because of the efforts by the government and locals. As a result and at various places, you have to cut your own trails. After a steady climb negotiating a thick forest corridor you reach one of most picturesque meadows surrounded by a forest of birch. The silence of these forested meadows is only broken by the calls of Himalayan monals. Once you leave the tree line, this trek offers hours of expansive meadows. One of the highpoints of this trek is to you get to camp at some of the most beautiful sites commanding stunning views. It is during this trek you may have a chance to see the endangered and the beautiful Himalayan Western Tragopan. As you are nearing completion in the Sainj Valley you have great views of a litany of snow capped peaks and ridgelines of the Jiwa valley at head of the Sainj Valley. This is truly a This is one of the most beautiful meadow walks in the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) region in Himachal Pradesh. The seven-day trek begins from the Tirthan valley pretty traverse.

REgion

Himachal Pradesh

FIRST TRIP

May 2009

Trip Grading

3

Trip DURATION

7 days

Best Period

June, October

Side TRIPS

Trek to the head of Tirthan and Sainj Valleys.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1.  Due to strict Park regulations the GHNP forest present an untouched look and feel 

  2.  Cross country trek across the two main valleys of GHNP

  3.  Superb walk through Dhel Meadow, one of the largest meadows in the region

  4.  Broad mountain views towards the heads of the Tirthan, Sainj and Jiva valley’s

GHNP Gallery

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The Tirthan Valley is one of the gateways into the GHNP. So far no hydel projecct has got pemission to operate on the Tirthan.

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The striking water fall at the entrance of GHNP in the Tirthan Valley

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Nada Thatch is a huge meadow and is teeming with birdlife

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As authorities in GHNP have restricted entry into the park area trails are slowly disappearing making movement a lot more challenging.

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In the distance the Dhel meadow is one of the highlights of the trek.

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It takes close to two hours to walk the Dhel meadow which is filled with wildflowers of several shades.

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As you descend into the Sainj Valley, the trail in some sections continues to be challenging partly due to the terrain.

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Flowers dotting the trail as you descent to the Sainj valley

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Sewa Village in Sainj valley comes into view along with its most prominent temple.

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Finally down to the valley floor in the Sainj Valley

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