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Day hikes in the Great Himalayan National Park

Day hikes around the Great Himalayan National Park

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You don't want to trek for several days, or you don't have enough time ? Try a day hike !


The remoteness of the GHNP makes it inaccessible for those who have only one day. At most, in a day time, you can reach its gate and come back. But the ecozone and surroundings of the park hide some very beautiful places.
For you, we have selected a few day hikes that feature no technical difficulty and that are accessible to most of us.
These hikes gives you a refreshing experience of the people and the scenery of the Himalayas.
If you wish we can easily transform these hikes in a "camping in the wild" experience. We are so good at offering the feeling of being one with nature, without compromising on your comfort and your security.
Contact us for many other hikes or multi day treks that we can suggest you.




Map of easy hikes around the GHNP

great himalayan national park day hikes map

Our day hikes around the GHNP

This should help you in locating the various day hikes that you could do with us around the Great Himalayan National Park.




Hike to the GHNP Park gate


Max alt
2000 m
Ascent
430 m
Time
5 hrs

The Great Himalayan National Park is not reachable by road. So you need to walk to reach the Park's gate. Actually it is a nice hike which starts from Gushaini. You go back via the same way.
The trail to the Park Gate goes smoothly along with the Tirthan river, crossing a few villages and some beautiful forests. This hike is a good choice for those who want to approach the Park in only one day. At the gate, the Tirthan river and its environment are fascinating.
There is no steep slopes on the way and so it is accessible to anyone with an average fitness. The difference of altitude between Gushaini and the Park's gate is only 430 metres. It takes approximately 3 hours to go to the gate and 2 hours to come back.
You can have your (packed) lunch at the Park Gate where there is a very peaceful campsite beside the river.
Hike to the GHNP gate

The Park gate

An easy and beautiful hike by the riverside



Photos of the hike to the GHNP gate

The hike to the GHNP gate

The Tirthan river

You remain in the company of the Tirthan river during the entire hike.

The hike to the GHNP gate

Himalayan village

You come across several villages showing the traditional architecture and lifestyle of Himachal.

The hike to the GHNP gate

An easy hike

On the hike there will be no steeper slope than this. Just enjoy :-)

The hike to the GHNP gate

Approaching the gate

A lovely river scenery at a short distance from the GHNP gate.

The hike to the GHNP gate

The famous Hippo

This boulder has a shape that makes you think a Hippo is having bath front of you !

The hike to the GHNP gate

No mobile connectivity

You will have no phone disturbance during most of the hike. But you can give a call from here.



Hikes from Jalori pass (Serolsar lake or Raghupur fort)


Max alt
3300 m
Ascent
200 m
Time
1->5 hrs

Your day starts with an awesome jeep safari to Jalori pass (3130m) via a spectacular road winding through lush forests of Himalayan Cedars and Golden Oaks.
From Jalori pass you have a choice !
Either you walk eastward to reach the Serolsar lake, or westwards to climb to the ruins of the Raghupur fort. The return trip to the lake will take about 4 to 5 hours. Whereas a return trip to the ruins will take only 2 or 3 hours.
So which side will you go ?
The hike to the lake is very easy (despite the altitude). The trail is quite comfortable and there is no steep slope to climb. You walk mostly under the trees and the views are towards the lower Himalayas in the South.
The hike to Raghupur is shorter but steeper and offers dramatic views of the Himalayan range. Raghupur lies on a very scenic meadow. It is no more a fort but a small temple in between long piles of stones.
Another option from Jalori is to climb to a nearby meadow which offer a similar view than Raghupur. You can go there, spend a little time to enjoy the landscape, and come back with one hour.
Hike from Jalori pass

Hiking from Jalori pass

Easily reach spectacular Himalayan scenery



Photos of the hikes from Jalori pass

Sojha village

Sojha village

The last village on the way to Jalori. You can stop there for a tea break.

Hike from Jalori pass

The trail to Serolsar

There is no technical difficulty on the hike to Serolsar lake.

Hike from Jalori pass

Towards the South

The way to Serolsar offers nice views of the lower Himalayas.

Hike from Jalori pass

The lake

The lake is a sacred place worshipped by the locals.

Hike from Jalori pass

Intriguing shelters

The area is frequented by shepherds who have build some fascinating shelters.

Hike from Jalori pass

The GHNP

The hike to Raghupur offers a stunning view of the Great Himalayan National Park.

Hike from Jalori pass

Raghupur

From Raghupur you have a 360 degree view. The temple adds to the magic of the place.

Hike from Jalori pass

Views and biodiversity

Both the hikes allow you to observe a very beautiful Himalayan ecology.

Hike from Jalori pass

For birdwatchers !

Near Jalori pass you have a great variety of birds. Here a group of colorful Minivets.

Hike from Jalori pass

Camping in the wild

Why don't you try the experience of camping in the wild. We are very good at that !

Hike from Jalori pass

Natural curiosity

Hiking from Jalori will surprise you with some astonishing natural curiosities.

Hike from Jalori pass

Kids-friendly

Another good aspect of these hikes : your kids will simply love it !

Hike from Jalori pass

Hiking on snow

You can easily enjoy the first snows of the year near Jalori pass

Hike from Jalori pass

Snowball fight !

Have fun plying with the snow. The photo shows the coming snowfall.

Hike from Jalori pass

The frozen giants

Admire the gigantic Himalayan range under the snow



Hike to Myagi and Chehani Kothi


Max alt
2300 m
Ascent
300 m
Time
3 hrs

This hike is accessible to most of the people and gives you, in a half or a full day, a great experience of the Western Himalayas, in a place untouched by tourism. The trail delves you into lush forest, terrassed fields and exposes you to the traditional lifestyle of the Himachali.
The first step, Myagi, is a spectacular viewpoint to the Great Himalayan National Park. Then, Chehani, the village where stands Himachal Pradesh’s tallest temple. The villagers are God Fearing people, mostly occupied in servicing the local Devta—Shri Shringa Rishi whose the temple is accessible on this hike. The history of the Devta can be gathered from the pujari.
The area is also an excellent choice for those who wish to observe many Himalayan birds.
Hike to Chehani Kothi

Hiking to Chehani Kothi

A great introduction to the Himalayan life and scenery



Photos of the hikes to Myagi and Chehani

Sojha village

Bihar village

You hike starts from here, a traditional Himalayan village.

Hike to Chehani Kothi

Forest of Deodar

The first part of the hike takes you through an amazing forest of Himalayan Cedars.

Hike to Chehani Kothi

School or nature ?

Taking your kids on this hike will offer them a life's most memorable experience !

Hike to Chehani Kothi

Himalayan magic

Soon, through the trees, you will discover the Himalayan giants.

Hike to Chehani Kothi

Myagi

Myagi is a tiny village with a meadow that offers a great view of the GHNP.

Hike to Chehani Kothi

What about camping ?

Myagi meadow is one of our favorite campsite which is easy to reach. Just enquire :-)

Hike to Chehani Kothi

Sunset...

Fabulous sunsets can be experienced on this hike.

Hike to Chehani Kothi

Myagi village

See how these villagers can manage so far from the civilization.

Hike to Chehani Kothi

For Yoga addicted !

We use to organize Yoga sessions at the Myagi meadow.

Hike to Chehani Kothi

Back to the wild

After Myagi you descend under the auspices of hundreds-year old trees.

Hike to Chehani Kothi

Enjoying the descent

It is such a pleasure to let the gravity to take you through such natural environment.

Hike to Chehani Kothi

The Kothi

Suddenly the Chehani Kothi will appear to you in between the trees...

Hike to Chehani Kothi

Chehani village

Enjoy a pure Himalayan lifestyle in Chehani.

Hike to Chehani Kothi

The god of the gods

On the way back you can visit the temple of Shringa Rishi, the main Devta of the valley.

Hike to Chehani Kothi

End of the hike

You are back in Bihar village where you can stay in a very nice homestay





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