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Best trekking routes in The Great Himalayan National Park

Best trekking routes in The Great Himalayan National Park

By Ruchi Joshi

17 Mar, 2023

For a heart that beats to the tune of adventure, a trip of exploration in and around the Great Himalayan National Park is a must. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Shangarh is situated in the Sainj Valley. The valley is in turn a part of the Great Himalayan National Park (A UNESCO site) in the Kullu region. Offbeat and covered with a sheet of pure bliss, it is a perfect secret getaway for solo travellers, backpackers and couples. It is exciting yet calming to walk through the meadows here. Did you know that Pandavas once walked the meadows of Shangarh during their exile period? Now you know the secret behind the mysticism and spirituality in Shangarh. Our hostel might be of interest if you are planning your next getaway. Moreover, read on to know the best trekking routes in the Great Himalayan National Park.


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Why You’ll Love It At The Hosteller Shangarh:  

  • Bang inside the Great Himalayan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it will soothe your soul with the pristine nature surrounding it. The view of the gigantic Himalayan ranges in the backdrop is definitely a sight to behold.
  • How would you feel taking a pleasant morning or evening walk down a meadow, surrounded by lush green trees and plantations? At walking distance from The Hosteller Shangarh is a beautiful meadow that’s super enigmatic.
  • The wooden interiors and design of our hostel give a Himachali vibe and aesthetic. Get closer to nature without compromising on your comfort and security.
  • If you want to give a shot to workation with a view of mountains, we have the best workspaces and café for you. It is up to you if you want to sit in the common room with books or by the balconies (right in front of the mountains).

Best Trekking Routes In The Great Himalayan National Park

Tirthan Valley – Gushaini—Rakhundi Top Trek


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This easy to moderate difficulty level trek is a 5-day trekking expedition wherein you will get to walk through the eco-zone of the Great Himalayan National Park with wide meadows and greenery. When you reach the Rakhundi top you will be able to enjoy the encapsulating view of almost 60% of the park’s area.It is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Great Himalayan National Park.

Tirthan Valley – Tirath Trek

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This 7 days long trek has a difficulty level from moderate to strenuous where you pass through the eco-zone of the Great Himalayan National Park. In the beginning, the trek is easy and fun as you will be walking by the meadow with tall trees. You might even get a chance to witness Himalayan tahr or black bear. Ufff! Sounds thrilling, right? Tirath is the origin point of the Tirthan River and it is considered sacred by the local people.

Gushaini To Shilt Hut Trek


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Ranging from easy to moderate on the basis of difficulty level, this 3 days trek will be perfect for a short trekking expedition and is loaded with beautiful views. One of the best trekking routes in the Great Himalayan National Park, it is filled with views of the mountains, greenery around, meadows and waterfalls. During your trek, you will come across a variety of birds and plants as well. Don’t forget to capture them with your cameras.

Things To Carry:

  • Permit from forest office
  • Trekking shoes
  • Quick dry t-shirts and track pants
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen lotions
  • Torch and matchsticks
  • Jacket and a pair of warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Carry tents and/or sleeping bags for camping
  • Snacks (and a couple of packets of Maggi :P)
  • Dry fruits, chocolates and energy bars
  • Prescribed and necessary medication and first aid
  • Trekking pole

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If you are carrying cameras and other filming equipment, you will have to pay extra fees at the entry point of the Great Himalayan National Park. The staff at The Hosteller Shangarh is warm and friendly so if you have any doubts or queries, they will help you out during your stay.

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