Rakhundi Top 3622 mtrs. | 5 Days
Easy to Moderate, 56km (round trip)
Shilt hut trek is the easiest and shortest trek in the GHNP that offers you a real experience of the Park’s wilderness.
On the first day of the trek, you remain by the riverside up to the campsite of Rolla.
On the second day, after Rolla, you have a steep climb to the Shilt hut. During the climb you have great chances of observing the colorful Monal as you are going through dense forests, home to many bird species.
You can barely see the mountains around before reaching the hut; it is only from the meadow at Shilt that you can enjoy the view of the surrounding peaks.
Though you can go to Shilt and come back in 3 days we recommend you to do it at least in 4 days so that you can reach Rakhundi top, a very scenic spot over the Tirthan valley.
Moreover, walking towards Rakhundi will allow you to spot local mammals like the Goral, the Himalayan Thar, the Blue Sheep or even the Black & Brown Bears.
So, if you are nature enthousiast and you have enough time, keep 5 days for the trek!
Day 01: Gushaini to Rolla 2100 mtrs. 9 Kms.
The trek begins at the road-head Gushaini. From there, the trek through the ecozone of the park and along the valley of the Tirthan river to the reach the park gate where the National Park begins. You will pass through 2 villages - Ropa and Krauncha. As your trek is in progress the human population starts decreasing and nature turns into natural wilderness. After walking for 3 hours along the Tirthan River you will reach the park entrance gate. Before you enter the park gate you may have your lunch.,
Afternoon, as you cross the park gate you are in the realm of Nature. On your way to Rolla, you will only come across one wood house where lives the last inhabitant of the park, an old but very charming lady. The path will get narrower and forest will become denser. After hiking for about 45 minutes from the park gate you will reach Rolla Huts and campsite. Enjoy the company of our staff who prepares you amazing food and spend your first night under tents.
Day 02: Rolla to Shilt Hut 3300 mtrs. 7 kms.
From Rolla after a delicious breakfast, you continue the path going along with the Tirthan river. Soon you will follow a narrow trail which climbs steeply across the forest.
Try to be as silent as you can since the forest is home to many rare species of birds, especially the colorful Monal pheasant. Get ready with your camera. It happens quite often that troubled because of your presence the Monal start flying to a lower altitude. The mountain slope being very steep if you are lucky, you may be able to take a snapshot from above and catch the awesome colors of the Monal’s plumage.
Have your lunch on the way.,
Afternoon, you can reach Shilt hut in 3 hours of walk, so take your time. Before Shilt the forest give way to a large meadow. Without the trees the view gets clear and let you discover the Tirthan valley and some very beautiful peaks of more than 5000 m height. After setting up the camp at Shilt, enjoy the campfire and your meal under the stars!
Day 03: Shilt Hut to Rakhundi 7km.
Morning, don’t miss the beautiful sunrise over the GHNP peaks because of sleep! You won’t forget the view. Observe the bird's early morning. The changing colors of the sky are another treat you shouldn’t miss.
On the way to Rakhundi you cross path with a small colorful waterfall and then a typical high altitude bamboo forest. If you don’t have a walking pole offered by us while trekking under our "Everest plan” you can take a dry bamboo stick to help you on the way to Rakhundi . After the bamboo forest the path goes steeply towards a ridge that leads to Rakhundi.
Afternoon, From Rakhundi top you have a 360° view over the Tirthan valley. A stone lies at the top. You will recognize it because of some colourful fabrics that ornate it. The stone shelters the local deity. Take some time to respectfully greet the deity with your guide. Then feel free to enjoy the stunning feeling of being at the top of a mountain that is a unique panoramic viewpoint. Go down to Shilt via the same way and spend a second night at Shilt.
Day 04: Rakhundi to Rolla Back
Trek back to Rolla base camp (If you are a professional trekker, you can direct trek to back Gushaini)
Day 05: Trek Back to Gushaini
After breakfast, descend back to Gushaini here is your trek ends!
Dinner on day 01
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Day 2
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Day 3
Breakfast, Lunch and DInner on Day 4
Breakfast on day 5
River crossing (Additional)
Meals- Breakfast lunch and dinner
Camping equipment with kitchen
Porter for camping equipment not for personal luggages
THINGS TO CARRY
Do not litter
This place is restricted for Drugs
This Activity can be availed as a private or Group tour
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