The other day we went for trek towards the Great Himalayan National Park which is around 3 hours trek to reach the entrance of the Park, trek is fine bit jungle portion is there, where one has to be bit careful about the path as there were many paths going in different direction, Luckily we were on right trails and reached the destination in 3.5 hours with little rest while going.
The Great Himalayan National Park is accessible via a short trek of 9 kilometers from the homestay. The park is a nature's paradise with its lush green flora and varied fauna. Recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the GHNP is one of the largest national parks in India. The Great Himalayan National Park is surrounded by brilliant peaks on all sides and is home to the densest population of Himalayan species.
At a distance of 75 km from Kullu, 63 km from Bhuntar, 113 km from Manali and 14 km from Gushaini, The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is spread across Parvati valley, Thirthan valley, Sainj valley & Jiwa Nal valley of Kullu region. In June 2014, the Park was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site… 7: Kheer Ganga / Khir Ganga (Near Kullu)At a distance of 64 km from Kullu, 56 km from Bhuntar, 22 km from Manikaran and 102 km from Manali, Khir Ganga is a small village situated in Parvati Valley situated at an altitude of 3050 m. It has to be reached from Barsheni by 11 km trek and usually a 2 day trip from Kullu / Barsheni. Khir Ganga is one of the best trekking sites in Himachal Prad…
8: Kasol (Near Kullu)At a distance of 38 km from Kullu, 30 km from Bhuntar, 4 km from Manikaran and 76 km from Manali, Kasol is a small village in Parvati Valley of Kullu district and is situated at an altitude of 1640 m above the sea level
9: Prashar / Parashar Lake And Temple (Near Kullu)
At a distance of 65 km from Kullu, 51 km from Mandi and 103 km from Manali, Prashar Lake is a beautiful lake situated at an altitude of 2730 m in Mandi district… 10: Raison - River Rafting (Near Kullu)
At a distance of 13.5 km from Kullu, 14 km from Naggar and 27 km from Manali, Raison is a small cluster of villages on the banks of Beas River which has vast camping grounds maintained by Himachal Pradesh Tourism. It is one of the top adventure destination in Himachal and also a top rafting destination in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Rafting in Raison is one of the top things to do in Kullu
11: Serolsar Lake (Near Kullu)
At a distance of 78 km from Kullu, 84 km from Mandi, 25 km from Banjar and 10 km from Shoja, Serolsar Lake is a beautiful lake situated at a distance of around 5 km from the Jalori pass. This lake can be reached by a trek from Shoja or Jalori Pass… 12: Tirthan Valley (Near Kullu)
At a distance of 70 km from Kullu, 75 km from Mandi and 105 km from Manali, Tirthan Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. The valley is located inside the Great Himalayan National Park and it has to be reached from Gushani by trek 13: Illaqa / Lahesh Cave Trek (Near Mcleod Ganj)
Day 04: The trek begins : Rangthar (March 2016) vs Rolla (July 2016)RangtharYou reach the village Pekhri in a jeep....quite an interesting bumpy ride. From Pekhri the climb begins....its around 4.5 kms upto Rangthar as compared to 8kms in case of Rolla, but the ascent is 760m against a 500m in case of Rolla. Thus the Rangthar trek is certainly more steep and more strenuous too, yet was manageable for beginners like me although huffing and puffing all the way:-). Took us close to 4.5 hours to reach with intermittent breaks. This trek is quite rocky with most of the climb in the sun.