1) Thirthan Valley has several trekking trails ranging from one day to 8 days starting from Gushani with distance varying between 10 to 60 km (round trip). Tirthan valley derives its name from Tirthan River, which originates from glaciers of Himalayas. The Tirthan River is abundant of trout fish. The valley is situated at an altitude of 1600 m. The area is known for the Trout fishing and access to Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP).
Are you the traveller who enjoys holiday where all you have to do is “nothing”!! No “To-Do” lists, no historic places to see, no must eats at cafe- Then Welcome to Tirthan valley!! This was my second visit to Tirthan valley and you can just never get tired of this place. The place has nature in abundance, it doesn’t matter if you have the room with a balcony or a room with a garden because no matter where you stay you will have uninterrupted views of the river and mountains. Tirthan Valley is about 500 km from Delhi, a 12 hour drive. The valley is the onset of the Great Himalayan National Park. We stayed at Gushani. Two best accommodation options at Tirthan are - Raju Bharti Cottage - Tirthan Travel Nest Raju’s cottage atleast needs 6 month advance booking in holiday season. It has the views, the river and 4 adorable Himalayan dogs on the property. The owners are extremely courteous and go the extra mile to make the guests comfortable. Rajendra Sing’s Tirthan Travel Nest is a spacious 3 bed room accommodation with amazing views and rooms. The hospitality at This homestay is as good as a five star hotel. We were a group of 9 and we had an amazing time at this property. Each room has a big balcony which looks upon the river and mountains. Tirthan river runs in the backyard, perfect place to drink and chill in the evening. The food at this homestay is delicious, the owners themselves cooked and made us taste some authentic Himalayan delicacies. Must haves here would be Siddu- a steamed stuffed version of Tingmo and Himalayan Trout.In the same lane as this homestay there is also a cafe “Himalayan Trout” - a meal here is definitely recommended. We stayed in the valley for 3 nights. All we did was take a stroll in village at night, smaller treks.
A part of me doesn't want to write this blog or popularise this place in any way to protect it from the prying eyes of irresponsible tourists. This place that I'm going to write about is a traveler's haven - pristine, not yet spoilt by commercialisation, and free from clamouring crowds. It sits like a gem in the crown of lush green Himalayas, and it is a place where no one's going to be able to find you - that is, if you use a Vodafone network (I'll come back to this later).Raju Bharti Guesthouse - only a few seasoned travellers know of this place, but those who do, they visit it religiously. It is a wood-and-stone cottage with green vines hanging from the eaves, on the bank of river Tirthan in Tirthan Valley. The site is a treat for sore eyes.
Tirthan Valley is Himachal's paradise. Gateway to the Great Himalayan National Park, Tirthan Valley is a vast area of exceptional scenery, unspoiled villages, great walks and a pristine lake. Touted as Himachal's best-kept secret, Tirthan Valley hides many wonders that makes it the most fantastic place for exploration. Honestly, this is where you can do various things like trekking, fishing, village-explorations and even wildlife safaris. And this is also the place where you can just chill, do nothing, and have the most relaxing time of your life.