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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Indulge in spine tingling activities carefully crafted especially for families. Overnight in hotel. guesthouse.
Depart to your onward destination.
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
|Windproof, Water resistant Warm jacket (with hood)||250|
Down jacket (for additional warmth)
|Lightweight & Warm Fleece pullover||75|
|Waterproof Trekking boots||300|
|Rucksack (60 ltrs)||150|
|Warm high-length woollen socks||50|
*Cost in INR per day
* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true
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.
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.
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.
…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)
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
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.