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Rolla Trek: A gentle introduction to the GHNP


Rolla Trek is the shortest and easiest trek going inside the GHNP. In case you have only two days for trekking Rolla is actually the only option with Rangthar. Please check also the Trek to Rangthar in the Great Himalayan National Park to know which one you would prefer.

Rolla is also a good trek for first-timers to trekking, though you may consider to go up to Shilt hut if you have one more day.

The trek begins at the road-head Gushaini. From there, you hike through the ecozone of the park along the Tirthan river to the reach the park gate where the national park begins.

Rolla is located 30 to 45 minutes walking distance from the Park Gate. You wish to go further ? Then you need to add at least one day to your trek :-).

Rolla Trek features

Duration of your trek  

Day-min : The minimum number of days required for the trek
Day-max : The maximum number of days you can spend on this trek. Prolonged itinerary can be discussed with our team.
AWTD : Average walking time per day (<3 : easy, 3 to 5 : moderate, >5 : strenuous)

Altitudes of your trek  

Min : Minimum altitude of your trek.
Max : Maximum altitude of your trek.
Ascent : The difference of altitude between the trek starting point and the highest point of the trek.
Descent : The difference of altitude between the highest point of the trek and the trek ending point.

Difficulty of your trek  

Stamina : The physical effort involved during your trek. Rated from 0 (easiest) to 100 (most strenuous). If you have an average fitness you can consider all the treks up to 50. See here for more details
Technical : Difficulty of your trek in terms of exposure to danger and required experience.
  0 to 20 : No difficulties,
  20 to 40 : Walk on good mountain trails,
  40 to 60 : Some walks on difficult mountain trails (steep slope, rocks, etc.),
  60 to 80: You are exposed to some dangers (void, snow, falling rocks, etc.),
  80 to 100 : Experience required (please inquire).
Overall : Average between Stamina and Technical rating.

Duration

AWTD
3.5 hours

Altitudes

Min
1570 m
Max
2100 m
Ascent
510 m
Descent
510 m

Difficulty

Stamina
30/100
Technical
15/100
Overall
23/100


Rolla trek map

Rolla trek map in the Great Himalayan National Park GHNP

Rolla Trek itinerary summary

A very good mountain trail following the Tirthan river takes you up to the village Ropa. Then it continues upto the Park gate gradually taking you in a wilder environment. After the gate you remain very close to the river up to Rolla.



Rolla Trek elevation profile

Elevation profile of Rolla trek in the Great Himalayan National Park GHNP

Rolla Trek ascent and descent

Nothing very steep on this trek. The path goes up and down toward the Park gate through some nice forests. From the Gate to Rolla you are with the chanting river in the wilderness of the GHNP.



Best time to trek to Rolla


Best time to trek to Rolla is March, April, May, June, and then October and November.

You can also consider July, September and December. We even had trekkers to Rolla in Jan and Feb !
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Rolla trek itinerary

Timing Details
Morning

The trek starts from the village Gushaini where we have our office.
After being introduced to your trekking staff you follow the path giving way to the remote villages of the ecozone.
After about one hour you reach the village Ropa where you may consider having your lunch if it is the right time.

Afternoon

As your trek is in progress the human population decreases and nature turns into natural wilderness. You go through the village of Ropa and then the tiny Kauncha.
After walking for 3 hours along with the Tirthan River you reach the park entrance gate. As you cross the park gate you are in the realm of Nature.
On your way to Rolla, you will only come across one old wood house where lives the last inhabitant of the Park, Nanni, an old lady who refused to leave the place. Ahead of Nanni's house the path gets narrower and forest will become denser. You can enjoy the diversity of plants and tree species.
After hiking for half-an hour from the park gate you will reach the Rolla huts and campsite.
Once the tents are pitched you will receive a delicious snack, and enjoy the riverside location of the camp. During evening at the river bank you may encounter wildlife coming to drink water from the river. It is commom to see monkeys and langurs, but even leopards have been spotted !

Timing Details
Morning

Wake up with the sound of the Tirthan river.
After a copious breakfast everything is packed and you have time to enjoy the place.
No hurry you can even have your lunch at Rolla before going back to Gushaini.

Afternoon

You go down via the same way to the Gushaini where you are welcome for a tea at our office.


More photos of the Rolla trek

The trek to Rolla in the GHNP

The Tirthan river

The Tirthan river will be your companion during the entire trek.

The trek to Rolla in the GHNP

The famous Hippo

The rock shape in the middle of the stream reminds a bathing hippo !

The trek to Rolla in the GHNP

Fairy tale atmosphere

After the gate you have to cross this beautiful Himalayan bridge

The trek to Rolla in the GHNP

The trek trail

Enjoy the nature and its biodiversity on the way to Rolla.

The trek to Rolla in the GHNP

Ropa village

After about one hour you cross the traditional village of Ropa. Have a chai break !

The trek to Rolla in the GHNP

Rolla campsite

Rolla campsite has a couple of huts on the campsite.








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