The Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park or GHNP is one of the most popular national parks in the state of Himachal Pradesh in Kullu Region. Built in the year of 1984, the beautiful park has been covering total area of 1171 square kilometer. The beautiful national park and wildlife sanctuary is located at different altitudes ranging from 1500 to 6000 meter above sea level. As far as rich flora and fauna in this wonderful national park is concerned, it is witnessing more than 375 species comprising approximately 31 mammals, 181 birds, 3 reptiles, 9 amphibians, 11 annelids, 17 mollusks and more than 127 insects. Here, any sort of hunting is not permitted. Not forget to mention its achievement of receiving the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2014. It receives the award because of natural beauty and conservation of biological diversity that always draws the attention of tourists and persuades them to spend more and more time here.

During your tour to The Great Himalayan National Park, you will be exploring lush coniferous forest ranges, emerald meadows strewn with exotic flora, soaring snowy peaks and pristine glaciers making for any ideal Himalayan retreat. Not forge to mention the secluded Sainj and Tirthan valleys that are known for rich fauna and wild mountain goats. Here, you will also see Monal, Khalij, Cheer, Tragopan and different types of Himalayan birds. The unique ecological aspects of the Western Himalaya led to the creation of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in the Kullu district of India's mountain state of Himachal Pradesh. These features include biodiversity, sparse human populations, inaccessibility, little tourism, and a local economy based on traditional livelihoods.

There is a lot more to explore here that will surely surprise you and persuade you to visit the national park again and again.

Himachal Tourism Guide offers attractive packages that cover all the prime attraction of GHNP. Choice is yours; you have to choose the right tour package according to your requirement and budget and leave rest of the work on professionals tour experts working here. We always bring you the best tour packages that will surely make your dream come true for memorable holidays.

Duration: 04 Nights / 05 Days
Destinations Covered: Kullu-Tirthan Valley-Kharongcha-ShiltThach-Kullu

Day 01: Arrive Kullu – Tirthan Valley
Upon arrival at Kullu, meet and drive to Tirthan Valley home stay, Freshen up and take rest. After that Tirthan Valley Exploration like Birding walk to Waterfall, Flying Fox Adventure, Sai Ropa trail and Evening Documentary on GHNP with bonfire dinner. Extreme adventure would involve Rappelling / River crossing, Overnight stay at Home stay.

Day 02: Tirthan Valley(Goshaini) to the Gate at Kharongcha
Early morning breakfast start the trek into the GHNP, proceed by vehicles to Goshaini (1500 m), 9 km easy walk to Rolla (2100 m). Packed Lunch served with hot tea at the entrance of the national park where one would sit by the Tirthan River. Overnight camping in tents at Rolla. Bonfire Dinner

Day 03: Kharongcha to ShiltThach and back to Rolla
This is an 8 km strenuous trek uphill to Shilt Thatch which takes us through an amazingly thick jungle full of Monals, Deers and wild animals. This is a uphill day through a very thick forest full of Monal Pheasant. (A large plump pheasant with a loud, ringing call, Males are mainly iridescent blue, green on the mantle and refocus on the neck, with a white patch on the lower back and an orange tail). After having packed lunch at Shilt we would come down to the Rolla campsite of the GHNP! If you don’t want to trek you can rest to explore surrounding and bird watching this forest is home to the endangered king of the birds “the Western Tragopan. (In the villages close to GHNP, the local name of Western Tragopan is Jujurana (Juju means bird and rana means king) i.e. the king of the birds. There is a local legend that the Lord created this pheasant and all the birds in the universe donated a feather each to give it color and unparalleled beauty. The male is one of the world's most spectacular birds: black on the head, a deep crimson on face and mantle and orange on breast, the black belly and dark wings are spangled with star-like white specks. The female is dull brown. Though rare, with luck we might see them

Day 04: Rolla- Gushaini – Sai Ropa
Today we trek back for a well-deserved bath and rest at the Sai Ropa Guest house. Evening would be spent giving a presentation on what was seen during the trek. Overnight Sai Ropa.

Day 05: Goshaini to Jalori Pass & Banjar Valley
Morning Departure to Jalori Pass and a small nature walk to Raghavpur Fort to have the view of the Himalayas. Have hot lunch at jalori Pass or on way back at Jibhi Pack and leave for Kullu drop to take your Volvo for Delhi.