Nine Days Backpacking in Parvati-Tirthan Valley
Perched at an altitude of over 1600 meters above sea level, the riverside retreat of Tirthan is an adventure-centric getaway blessed with a wealth of nature’s treasures. Located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Tirthan Valley derives its name from the Tirthan river, which winds its way through it. The pristine river originates from the icy cold glacial springs of Hanskund, a snow-capped peak in the verdant Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP). The backpacking trail starts from the lesser known town of Rewalswar, which has its mark in ancient history since the ages of Mahabharata, and ends at Kasol, known as the Amsterdam of India. The trail leads through Prashar Lake known for beauty and tranquil surroundings, remote and picturesque villages of Tosh and Grahan and the famed village of Malana. Tirthan is an offbeat destination that has something for everyone. This quiet valley is ideal for trekking, fishing, wildlife watching, and discovering under-explored hill villages. There’s also the option of doing absolutely nothing as you relax among the pine trees in the valley.
Journey to Rewalsar:
We start our journey by boarding a Tata HRTC Volvo Bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate around 19:30 Hrs.
We reach Rewalsar around 08:00 Hrs. and check into a monastery based Guest House.
Post Breakfast, around 10:30 Hrs, we start to explore the town of Rewalsar.
Rest of the day is for Leisure at Rewalsar.
A Visit to Prashar Lake:
We start early morning around 06:30 Hrs. for a visit to Prashar Lake
Come back to Rewalsar by lunchtime.
Post lunch, we start our hike to Saar-ki-Dwar village.
We return back to Rewalsar by end of Day.
Overnight stay at Rewalsar.
Journey to Kasol:
Post Breakfast, around 08:00 Hrs, we start for Kasol.
We reach Kasol around 14:30 Hrs. and check into tent accommodation.
Post Lunch, we explore Chalal village. Spend the evening on the banks of River Chalal.
Overnight stay at Kasol.
Hike to Grahan:
Early morning around 08:00 Hrs, we start hiking to the village of Grahan.
Reach Grahan by end of day and check into Homestay.
We stay Overnight at Grahan.
Hike to Kasol:
Post Breakfast, around 08:30 Hrs, we start for Kasol.
We reach Kasol by lunchtime.
The rest of the day is for leisure at Kasol.
We stay the night at Kasol.
A Visit to Malana:
We start for the village of Taboos (Malana) around 06:30 Hrs. after an early breakfast.
We reach Malana by lunchtime and explore Malana until daylight lasts.
Return back to Kasol by evening.
We stay the night in Kasol.
Journey to Kullu:
The last day of the trip. Unwind yourself on the tiny lanes of Kasol.
Post Lunch, we start for Kullu, in a local Bus.
Board into a Tata HRTC Semi Volvo Bus for Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate around 17:00 Hrs.
Journey to Delhi:
Reach Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate around 08.00 hrs.
General Disclaimer Information
- Fixed Departure Trips will have minimum of 5 Backpackers.
- Only on payment of minimum 50% of the trip cost will secure a seat.
Essentials to carry
- Valid Photo ID Proof ( 5 Copies )
- Passport Photograph (5 Copies)
- Your Own Backpack ( Other kinds of baggage will not be entertained)
- Essentials for the Backpack
- Travel to all points of interest as mentioned in Itinerary.
- Food (Breakfast and Dinner) in Grahan
- Entry Fee as applicable
- Permit charges as applicable.
- Guide Charge
- Travel till Starting Point (ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi)
- Travel from End Point (ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi)
- Any Food not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’