Tirthan Valley Experience
Tirthan Valley is set at about 25 kms off Mandi - Kulli highway (via Aut) around village Gushaini. Gushaini is situated on the banks of the Tirthan River, a tributary of Beas that is visited for Trout Fishing. Gushaini is also set around Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP), one of the most diverse reserve forests in India and it can only be accessed by trekking.
Fishing, Cycling, trekking are obvious activities here. Tirthan Valley also offers excellent riverside experience and has been popular with student groups.
GHNP (Great Himalayan National Park) eco-zone and can help alleviate poverty by supporting community-based tourism. Here are things that one can do to help out while traveling in Tirthan Valley
Eat Local, Shop Local, Employ local and Stay local - Eat Local cuisine, Purchase local crafts. Use local guides, Stay overnight in villages. This provides a genuine experience with Himalayan culture and Seraji people.
Visit National Protected Areas - Visiting the GHNP area can help generate income and awareness to support the protection of threatened wildlife and forest ecosystems.
Typical stay - 2-3 nights to a week Seasonality: April - June, Oct - Nov