Tirthan Valley with Manali is a great way for families to explore and capture the adventure elements of Kullu Valley areas. Here, you hike through the evergreen forests of Great Himalayan National Park, quaint villages and riverside areas of Tirthan Valley while enjoying superb views and totally cut-off character. The trip offers a complete holiday for active travellers with rafting in River Beas and adventures around Solang Valley.
Highlights of this holiday would be
Exciting activities tailor-made for families
Magnificent views of the Great Himalayan Ranges including Dauladhars, Pir Panjal & Bada Bhangal from Rohtang Pass
Numerous easy and enjoyable hikes
Camping amidst nature
Surreal landscape of Tirthan Valley
Trek to Solang Valley offering super Himalayan views
White Water Rafting in river Beas
Day 1: Aut - Tirthan Valley You arrive at Aut (on Mandi - Kullu route) and from there, travel to scenic Tirthan Valley (5000 ft - 20 kms). After arrival, you head for a short hike (a gradual uphill climb) to a waterfall. The trail cuts through oak and rhododendron forest. After spending some time, you return to Tirthan Valley.
Today's drive is 1 hour and trek is 3 hours.
Day 2: Tirthan Valley - Gushaini - Rolla Today, you drive for 15 minutes before commencing an easy walk to the Great Himalayan National park (GHNP). The park is surrounded by thick jungle, having trees with wide ranging colours. You walk past Ropa village on the way which has traditional houses made of Deodar wood. You will be trekking along the Tirthan River. The river has a lot of natural pools where you can sit and relax, especially near Rolla (6500 ft asl). You get good views of the surrounding mountains which look majestic and magical. It will take you three to four hours to reach Rolla where you camp overnight.
Today's trek is 4-5 hours.
Day 3: Rolla - Bird Watching Hike - Tirthan Valley Today, we head out for a short hike in and around Rolla with an expert naturalist for bird watching. Some of the prominent birds are Woodpecker, Mag pie, Vulture, White Capped Red Start, blue whistling thrush, Scarlet Minivet, etc. After spending time here, we head back to the camp and then driven back to Tirthan Valley.
Today's trek is 4-5 hours.
Day 4: Tirthan - Manali Today, you head out for an angling & rope activities session in the beautiful Tirthan River with an expert. You will have an opportunity to spot the Himalayan Trout. Post lunch, you head back to Manali and reach by late afternoon.
Todays's drive is 2-3 hours.
Day 5: Old Manali - Solang Valley - Manali Today, the trek begins from the old Manali village above the Beas River. The trail takes you through the ancient villages of Shanag and Bhurua till Solang Valley. This beautiful valley offers magnificent views of glaciers and snow-capped mountains. From Solang Valley, you drive down to Manali.
Todays's drive is 30-45 mins and trek is 3-4 hours.
Day 6: Activities in and around Manali You drive to the starting point for rafting (40 mins drive). Rafting in Manali is adventurous and fun having Grade II and Grade III rapids. In the afternoon, you return. The rest of the day is for you to explore Manali on your own.
Todays's drive is 1.5 hours.
Day 7: Departure Today you depart to your onward destination.
Stay for 6 nights (Homestay - 2 nights, Guesthouse- 3 nights, Forest hut - 1 night)
Breakfast and Dinner. Lunch during Treks.
Transport, Professional Guide, trip leader for treks