Spectacular Tirthan Valley with Manali

Spectacular Tirthan Valley with Manali

Day 1: Aut – Tirthan Valley (1500m) ( Drive / 1 hr) – around Tirthan

We will meet in Aut and travel to scenic Tirthan Valley. It takes an hour to reach Tirthan Valley. After arrival, we check in to the lodge/ homestay. After relaxing, we head for a short hike to the Waterfall which is a gradual uphill climb. The trail cuts through Oak and Rhododendron forest. Behold the beautiful hills and the azure sky above you. After arrival you can spend a refreshing time here and head back to the homestay/ lodge.

Day 2: Tirthan Valley (1500m) – Gushaini (1500m) – Rolla (2100m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)

Today we drive to Gushaini which will take us ten to fifteen minutes. From Gushaini, it’s an easy walk to enter the park which is at a pleasant height and surrounded by thick jungle which have mind blowing colours of the trees. We walk past Ropa village on the way which has traditional houses made of deodar (cedar) wood. We will be trekking along the Tirthan. The river has a lot of natural pools where you can sit and relax near Rolla. You get good views of the surrounding mountains which look majestic and magical.  It will take us three to four hours to reach Rolla. We will camp here amidst nature’s bounty. Overnight in tents/forest hut

Day 3: Rolla (2100m ) – Bird watching hike – Tirthan Valley ( Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)

Today we head out for a shot hike in and around Rolla with an expert and spend time in bird watching amongst the beautiful natural spectrum.  Here some of the prominent birds are Woodpecker, Mag pie, Vulture,  White Capped Red Start , blue whistling thrush, Scarlet Minivet , etc. After spending time here we head back to the camp and reach the roadhead to drive back to Tirthan Valley. Overnight in homestay/ lodge. 

Day 4: Tirthan Valley – Manali (2050m) ( Drive / 2 - 3 hrs)

After breakfast we head out for an angling & rope activities session in the beautiful Tirthan River with an expert. Today is an action packed day that will fill you with excitement and unleash your adventure side.  Here is an opportunity to spot Himalayan Trout. Post lunch, we head back to Manali and reach by late afternoon.  Check in to hotel/ guesthouse. 

Day 5: Old Manali – Solang Valley (2560m)  – Manali ( Drive / 30 – 45 mins Trek / 3 - 4 hrs )

Today the trek begins from the old Manali village above the Beas River. Trail takes you through ancient villages Shanag and Bhurua. This beautiful valley offers magnificent views of glaciers and snow capped mountains. From Solang valley we drive down to Manali. Overnight in guesthouse/hotel.

Day 6: Activities in and around Manali​

Indulge in spine tingling activities carefully crafted especially for families.  Overnight in hotel. guesthouse. 

Day 7: Manali- Chandigarh / Delhi

Depart to your onward destination.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
    • Day 1: Overnight stay in homestay/ lodge (Tirthan valley)
    • Day 2:  Overnight stay in tents/ forest hut (Rolla)
    • Day 3: Overnight stay in homestay/ lodge ( Tirthan Valley)
    • Day 4: Overnight stay in hotel/ guesthouse (Manali)
    • Day 5: Overnight stay in hotel/ guesthouse (Manali)
    • Day 6: Overnight stay in hotel/ guesthouse (Manali)
  • Meals :
    • Day 1: Lunch,  Dinner
    • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 5: Breakfast,  Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 6: Breakfast,  Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 7: Breakfast
  • High quality Camping arrangements

    We believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetising meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek

    • 3/4 season good quality tents
    • Fresh and clean Sleeping bags of very good quality
    • Comfortable camping mattresses
    • Mess Tent
    • Camping stools & tables
    • There will be toilet tents [separate for gents and ladies] having portable toilet seats
    • First Aid / Medical kit
  • Professional Guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Transport as per the itinerary will be provided. We provide transfers to get you to the starting point and back as comfortably and in as less time as possible for you to enjoy the trip. Your transport costs are inclusive of all fuel charges, driver charges, state taxes, tolls and permits and are planned as per the itinerary of the trip.
  • All Adventure Activities As Mentioned in the itinerary would be supported by our experienced team of Instructors using State-of-the-art equipment. This ensures safety for any activity and is the lynchpin of the trip.
  • An Experienced Trip Leader would accompany you on the trip. These leaders have many years of experience in leading family groups and are usually people with an intimate knowledge of the mountains. They are also experienced instructors on one adventure sport or the other and are sure to keep you charged with many interesting stories.
  • A Number of Activity Experts would be joining the team as and when required. These people are domain experts in various fields like water activities, rope sports, wildlife, birds, mountaineering, etc. and are the flavour of this trip. They bring an intimate knowledge of each aspect of the trip and go beyond just getting you to do an activity and rather give you a deep insight of the whys and whats of the activities by sharing their knowledge. Guests, especially kids, tend to become best friends with these experts and end up picking up essential life skills that aid them in moving into the outdoors.
  • Forest entry charges (if Any)
  • Basic first aid for the group.

TRIP PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • GST
  • Accommodation in any other location not mention above
  • Any meals / services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc. 
  •  Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.  
  • Insurance

PLEASE NOTE

  • If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary is changed on ground the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests. same will be applicable if a guest decide to change the itinerary due to personal reason. Also if days are cut short on the trek/trips for any of the above reasons GIO Adventures will not be liable to make hotel arrangements at the base or any other location for the guests
  • Guest will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the trek/trip
  • We request you to kindly disclose/share information if suffering from any major ailment. We request you to submit your health Certificate.
  • On our fixed group departures please note that we will follow a fixed schedule & standardised services. In case of individual requirements other than what is offered as part of the package, we might not be able to entertain them so please be aware of this fact
  • In case of trips/treks with a backup day, where this backup day is not utilised for whatever reasons GIO will not be liable to make hotel or any other arrangements
  • In case a departure cancelled due to bad weather conditions guest will receive full refund. GIO Adventures

OTHER OPTIONAL CHARGES

  • Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs) per person for the complete trek. If you want us to arrange for portage of your personal luggage you can book the same by selecting the option of Personal Luggage Charges
  • Personal trekking gear
    You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental/sale and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL/PURCHASE

EQUIPMENT RENT*
Windproof, Water resistant Warm jacket (with hood) 250

Down jacket (for additional warmth)

300
Lightweight & Warm Fleece pullover 75
Warm Gloves 50
Waterproof Trekking boots 300
Balaclava 50
Rucksack (60 ltrs) 150
Waterproof gaiters 50
Warm high-length woollen socks 50
Poncho/Raincoat 50
Trekking poles 60

*Cost in INR per day

*Taxes extra

PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All payments for the trips, transfers, gears, porterage, etc. should be made in full before the trip starts.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • In the event that you need to cancel your booking due to any avoidable or unavoidable circumstances:
    • We must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive the request in writing.
    • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted towards any future trip(s)
  • Cancellation charges will be as follows
    • >45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <15 Days: No refund
  • Please Note
    • Written cancellation will be accepted on working days (only). Any cancellation sent on a Sunday or any National Holiday(s), will be considered on the next official working day.
    • In the event of any cancellation(s) after trip commencement, there will be no refunds and any costs incurred due to this cancellation will be borne by you.

* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true

TRANSPORT OPTIONS (DELHI – MANALI/AUT – DELHI)

Aut is located 70kms before Manali on Chandigarh - Manali highway. For travel from Delhi to Manali& back, one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is Bhuntar (Kullu) airport. There are a couple of flights that link this airport to Delhi airport

Train travel though not very popular is available to cover a certain distance. One can either take a train to Pathankot or Jogindernagar (narrow gauge). From both these places one will need to drive to Manali. For train details, you could log on towww.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in .

There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Manali that cost about Rs. 1300 per person. They take about 15 hrs to cover the distance. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.

TRIP EXTENSIONS

Jispa (Lahaul Valley) - Located in the district of Lahaul and Spiti, at an elevation of 3200m, on the banks of river Bhaga,Jispa, in its calm disposition is a sight to behold. It is lined with stupas (chortens) and also cribs an ancient monastery.

Kaza (Spiti Valley) – Overlooked by the mountains from all sides, Kaza is situated along the river Spiti at an altitude of3,650 m. The historical Tangyud Monastery betrays a demeanour of a barricaded fortress and happens to be a popular tourist attraction here.

Great Himalayan National Park (Tirthan Valley) – Started in 1984, GNP sprawls over an area of 755 sq km. One can catch a glimpse of exotic species of animals, rare plants and migratory birds here. One can visit riversides, lakes, historical sites, mesmeric meadows and soak in the beauty of mountains whose summit islost amidst the clouds.

Shimla – Situated at the foothills of Himalayas, the capital of Himachal Pradesh is an exuberant holidayspot that is always buzzing with life.

Dharamashala – It is a serene spot glazed in the mild sun and encompassed with icy mountain peaks. It is known

for its culture and archaic monasteries. It is yet another emerald in the tiara of Himanchal Pradesh. 

Dalhousie - It is one of the most famous hill station, known for its pleasant climate and natural spectrum. The Victorian style mansions, Scottish architecture and other masterfully designed colonial buildings in this town will sweep you back into time. Here, you get to witness magnificent snow crowned mountains Pir Panjal range. 

Kasol - Popularly known as the ‘Mini Israel’, Kasol is a beautiful destination stretched along the Parvati River. Bestowed with lush greenery and exquisite views of the surrounding mountain ranges it attracts tourists from all around the world. 

List of Essentials

Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.

  • Shirts / T-shirts
  • Jeans / Trekking Pants - 2
  • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
  • Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woollen cap
  • Woollen gloves
  • Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small light weight towel
  • Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
  • Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  • Personal toiletries
  • Books, if you like reading
  • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
  • Carry rain cover for your bags
  • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE

Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trip
Also please note this is a comprehensive list & there might be few items which you might not need depending upon the month of travel. Kindly check with us on the final list  before travelling

Duration: 07 Days | Season: Jan - Jun, Sep - Dec | Grade: Moderate +  | Max Alt: Solang Valley (2560m)


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exciting activities tailor made for families
  • Magnificent views of the Great Himalayan Ranges including Dauladhars, PirPanjal, CB range &BadaBhangal from Rohtang Pass
  • Numerous easy and enjoyable hikes
  • Camping amidst nature
  • Surreal landscape of Tirthan Valley

Sketch Itinerary

DAY 1: Aut – Tirthan Valley (1500m) ( Drive / 1 hr) – around Tirthan
DAY 2: Tirthan Valley (1500m) – Gushaini (1500m) – Rolla (2100m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)
DAY 3: Rolla (2100m ) – Bird watching hike – Tirthan Valley ( Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)
DAY 4: Tirthan Valley – Manali (2050m) ( Drive / 2 - 3 hrs)
DAY 5: Old Manali – Solang Valley (2560m)  – Manali ( Drive / 30 – 45 mins Trek / 3 - 4 hrs )
DAY 6: Activities in and around Manali​
DAY 7: Manali- Chandigarh / Delhi

Description

This trip is a great way for families to explore the beauty and wonders of Tirthan Valley and Manali. Hike through lush green forests and indulge in bird watching. The sheer variety of plant life is something one will cherish.  Tirthan valley has the most well-developed ecotourism infrastructure and facilities. The rural and traditional character of the valley and its villages has been preserved which adds a unique flavour to this trek.

Enjoy the scenic view and the cool weather a perfect getaway from the monotonous city life. Explore the quaint villages, dense forests, alpine meadows while scaling the rocky terrains. Here you get the opportunity to witness the bare beauty as you pass the trails offering scenic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Keeping you company is the tantalizing ambiance adorned with magical meadows. Beauty that seems like paradise is bestowed with immaculate views. Another attraction of this trip is the option of indulging in activities like angling and rope activities. 

DETAILS
Duration 07 Days
Region Himachal Pradesh

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