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All the things to do in Tirthan Valley

All the things to do in Tirthan Valley
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By Ruchi Joshi

08 Mar, 2023

Your heart is thumping extra hard. Your forehead is covered in beads of perspiration. There is a smile on your face. You want to capture that warm and bubbly feeling setting your soul free but there is no camera that can do it and so you just close your eyes, letting the wind pass by your hair as the memory finds a rock solid stand in your mind. Like what you imagined? So pack your backpack and head to this off-beat destination in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh – Tirthan Valley.

A panaromic view of Tirthan Valley

A panaromic view of Tirthan Valley 

Being a part of the Great Himalayan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tirthan Valley is laden with flourishing wildlife and dense greenery. It offers more than enough chances to connect with nature through adventure activities and enriching experiences.

Here Is A List Of 6 Things To Do In And Around Tirthan Valley For You To Check Off Your Bucket List.

1. Take A Leap Into Greatness

A panaromic view of Tirthan Valley

A mesmerising view of The Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park is a treasure trove of numerous fun and adventurous trails and treks. Tirthan Valley happens to be the base point for numerous treks through the Great Himalayan National Park for which you will need permission from the GHNP officials. To make the journey before the trek easier, our staff at The Hosteller Tirthan Valley can help you get the permits, plan and execute the treks. Some of the most popular GHNP treks from Tirthan Valley are Tirthan valley – Tirath trek, Tirthan valley – Morahani trek, Tirthan valley – Gushaini—Rakhundi top trek, etc. These treks take you from the meadows, dense forest, rivers and a bit of rock climbing and their difficulty level ranges from easy to strenuous.

2. Fishing In Tirthan Valley

An image of surreal Tirthan River

An image of surreal Tirthan River

Tirthan River originates from the glaciers of Tirth Top and so you can expect the water to be clean and crystal clear. As beautiful and surreal as it is, the aquatic biodiversity of Tirthan River is definitely going to win you over. Amongst the most exotic creatures of this river is the rainbow and brown trout fish. You will find them in abundance here. With the fishing permit from the office of the HP department of fisheries, you can try your hands at this unique activity and drop your catch back in the river. The fee for the permit is quite nominal and hassle free. You can even spot them in the river without fishing and just spending relaxing time on the river bank.

3. River Cross Over

A stunning image of Tirthan River

A stunning image of Tirthan River

The adventures at Tirthan River do not just end at fishing. One of the most sought after experiences on a trip to Tirthan Valley is river crossing. The flow of water of Tirthan River is strong and turbulent so make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes that do not hinder your movements and slip resistant trekking shoes for the best experience. The water is going to be ice cold but the adventure of river crossing is going to be exhilarating and adrenaline-inducing. You must follow all the safety instructions and guidelines given by your instructor because hey, we do not want anything going awry, right?

4. Soothe Your Soul 

Scenic route of The Great Himalyan National Park

Scenic route of The Great Himalyan National Park

Spread across approximately 905 sq km, the Great Himalayan National Park is a home to around 528 species of birds. Those who love to appreciate the musicians and singers of nature must definitely explore the activity of bird watching at Tirthan Valley. Get your binoculars and cameras ready to capture Cheer Pheasant , Khaleej, Koklas, Tragopan, Grey Treepie, Red and Yellow-Billed Blue Magpie, Black-Throated Tit, White Capped Redstart, Plumbeous Redstart, Brown Dipper, etc. Admiring these beautiful birds in their natural habitat is one of the most amazing and fun activities. If you are into zoology then this place is nothing less than a paradise for you.

5. Get Ready For A Hike 

A picturesque view of Tirthan Valley

A picturesque view of Tirthan Valley

Tie up your laces and get ready to go on a hiking trail to explore the wondrous waterfalls and lakes at Tirthan Valley. Named after Chhoi Mata, Chhoi waterfall has a special place in the heart of the locals. They consider the waterfall a sacred place so upon visiting you must make sure that you do not litter and respect the sentiments of the local community. The waterfall indeed is alluring and charming. This cascading waterfall is among one of the favorite spots for travellers and tourists in Tirthan Valley. Another lovely place is Serloskar Lake. It is surrounded by lush greenery. There is a temple of Goddess Budhi Nagin in the vicinity which you can visit.

6. Pass It Off 

A scenic view of Jalori Pass

A scenic view of Jalori Pass

We have kept the best for the last. One of the best yet off-beat mountain passes is the Jalori Pass, located at the altitude of approximately 10,570 feet. You can trek down to Jibhi and Jalori Pass from Tirthan Valley to unravel the gem of nature in the form of an enthralling view of the Dhauladhar Range, the wide open sky, the flowers and plants and add to it the musical chimes of the birds. You can spend a whole day just for these passes and cherish the beauty of nature. Whether you choose to visit it through a trek or a car, the fun is never going to amiss.

The Hosteller Tirthan Valley

Aesthetically pleasing common room at The Hosteller, Tirthan Valley.

Aesthetically pleasing common room at The Hosteller, Tirthan Valley.

With a dedicated workspace overlooking the view of the mountains, you can enrol yourself on a pocket-friendly and fun-filled stay with us. Our property in Tirthan Valley has wooden interiors, giving the perfect Himachali vibes. And guess what? Apart from our comfortable mixed dorms and private rooms, we also have a female-only dorm at The Hosteller Tirthan Valley. To all the solo female travellers, we got your back.

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