Day hikes around the Great Himalayan National ParkEnquire
You don't want to trek for several days, or you don't have enough time ? Try a day hike !
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
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
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.
Photos of the hike to the GHNP gate
You come across several villages showing the traditional architecture and lifestyle of Himachal.
The famous Hippo
This boulder has a shape that makes you think a Hippo is having bath front of you !
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)
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 Shimla) 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 long piles of stones with a small charming temple on the way.
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 within one hour.
Photos of the hikes from Jalori pass
For birdwatchers !
Near Jalori pass you have a great variety of birds. Here a group of colorful Minivets.
Camping in the wild
Why don't you try the experience of camping in the wild. We are very good at that !
Hike to Myagi and Chehani Kothi
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.
Photos of the hikes to Myagi and Chehani
Forest of Deodar
The first part of the hike takes you through an amazing forest of Himalayan Cedars.
School or nature ?
Taking your kids on this hike will offer them a life's most memorable experience !
What about camping ?
Myagi meadow is one of our favorite campsite which is easy to reach. Just enquire :-)
Enjoying the descent
It is such a pleasure to let the gravity to take you through such natural environment.
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 the sacred trees forest
One such place is the Balo temple and forest located on a mountain ridge overhanging the Jibhi and Tirthan valley.
Although a jeepable way can lead you there, we heartily recommend you to leave your car at the road end and continue on foot to enjoy the natural surrounding and its facinating magic.
Ask us to take you there and discover the many trees that are perceived as home to gods by the local community, and enjoy a spectacular view of the Great Himalayan National Park.
Photos of the hike to the sacred trees
Hike to the Chhoie waterfall
One of our guide can take you to the trail that starts from the road between Sairopa and Nagni.
You will first cross a beautiful village showing traditional architecture, before going through a forest that leads you to the waterfall.
The best of this hike is in summer, when you can drain yourself of the heat with the cold water of the waterfall !
Photos of the hike to the Chhoie waterfall
Videos about our easy hikes near the Great Himalayan National Park
Multi day treks in the GHNP
Recognition of Himalayan Ecotourism
Himalayan Ecotourism is the winner of the To Do award 2022 in the field of "Socially Responsible Tourism".
We are also the Overall Winner of the Indian Responsible Tourism Award 2019 and the Gold winner in the Best Adventure Operator category.
We have been declared winner of the Sustainable Tourism Award 2019 by Skal International and Biosphere.
Our cooperative-based model of social enterprise and our efforts to conserve the Himalayas are the main reasons for winning these awards.
Thank you to all our cooperative members, our customers, our friends and well-wishers !