Tirthan Valley

  The Tirthan Valley in Kullu District is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. Located within the Great Himalayan National Park, the road winds its way lazily along the river through forests and past fields and tiny hamlets with quaint names like, Mungla, Nagini, Ghushaini and  numerous paths lead off the road to the snow fed river itself as it gushes its way over the rocks to drop into pools and spread itself out over flats where every stone is visible through its crystal clear waters, home to the wilder brown trout and its more coveted cousin, the rainbow trout.


Great Himalayan National Park(GHNP)

The GHNP is a 754.4 sq km. protected area located in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. Its final notification as a National Park happened in 1999. The park comprises the watersheds of Jiwa, Sainj, and Tirthan rivers. Our trek was to be an exploration of the Tirthan valley.

The GHNP is an area extremely rich in biodiversity. It supports a vast variety of flora and fauna. When it comes to fauna, the GHNP is home to large mammals like the Himalayan Tahr, Black Bear, Goral, Bharal, to a variety of endangered pheasants like the Western Tragopan, Monal, Koklas and so on. In fact the park is known as the most important area in India for the endangered Western Tragopan. 

 
Seasons
 

The Camp activities and Trout angling possible through out the year, however Mar-Oct is mostly season for the travellers.  

 

March-May

This is most ideal season to visit Tirthan Valley.

 Enjoy the sparkling morning dews on sunshine.

Feel the aroma of Orchids flowering through the month of March.

Treks to various part of National Park.

 

May-August

 

Enjoy plums, apricot, pears and apples from the orchids.

Treks to Alpine area like valley of flowers, tirth range possible.

 

Sep-Oct

 

Sky is clear, you can counts stars !

Sep - Oct is best for famous bird watching activities in the valley.

 

Nove-Feb

 

Winter season famous for local festivals including Fagli in Feb