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Fitness vacation in Tirthan valley

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Area

Tirthan valley

Number of days

7 days

Season

Apr to Jun - Oct to Nov

Max altitude

3300 m

Difficulty

Easy to moderate

A 7-day Himalayan outdoor fitness vacation

The Tirthan valley, in the Great Himalayan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled in the majestic Himalayas of India, offers a unique setting for a fitness vacation.

Imagine combining breathtaking mountain views with invigorating outdoor activities to rejuvenate both body and soul. Whether it’s trekking through rugged trails, performing bodyweight exercises amidst serene landscapes, or engaging in adventurous activities like river swimming and mountain biking, this pristine wilderness serves as an ideal playground for fitness enthusiasts.

A fitness vacation here promises not only physical challenges but also opportunities for mental relaxation and spiritual connection with nature. Come experience the ultimate blend of adventure and wellness in the heart of the Himalayas!

Fitness vacation tour map

Tirthan Valley Map Fitness Program

MAP OF THE ITINERARY

With the location of the night stays and some of the major activities.

Fitness vacation – a detailed itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in the Tirthan Valley

As you arrive at Gushaini in the Tirthan Valley, our warm welcome awaits you. Enjoy a delightful briefing and orientation, immersing yourself in this breathtaking destination.

As soon as you have freshen up, we can go and hike to Chhoie Waterfall, where nature’s symphony of cascading water awaits. The duration of the hike should be around two to three hours.

Back at the riverside resort, as the day gently transitions into evening, we go for a relaxing session that combines stretching exercises with lighthearted games. Unwind and connect with fellow travelers in an atmosphere of camaraderie and joy.

Let this day be the perfect beginning to your journey of exploration and rejuvenation in the lap of Himalayan tranquility.

Tirthan valley - Chhoie Waterfall

Chhoie waterfall

A gentle hike leading to such a refreshing spot in the Himalayan forests

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No travel
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Hotel: Cat B
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Altitude max: 1730 m
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Altitude night: 1500 m

Day 2

Hike to the GHNP gate and water activities

After having a good night’s sleep as soon as you have freshen up we will start our Mountain Circuit Training  near the Tirthan river. 

Back at the riverside resort, we will complete our morning breakfast and get ready for our hike to GHNP Gate, which will take around 5 hours in total.

Starting from the village of Sai Ropa the trail meanders through dense deodar, pine and oak forests. The hike is a scenic and moderately challenging trail that takes you through the lush green forests and picturesque landscapes of the Tirthan Valley. The mobile point and the GHNP gate offer excellent views of the surrounding mountains, cascading waterfalls, and diverse flora and fauna.

On our way back we will enjoy swimming and other fun water based activities in the Tirthan river. 

We will end our day with some light stretching and relaxation session.

Tirthan valley - riverside

On the way to the park gate

Get closer the wilderness of the National Park

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Travel time : 15 min
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Hotel: Cat B
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Altitude max: 2000 m
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Altitude night: 1500 m

Day 3

Camping and Outdoor Fitness

After having our breakfast we will pack our luggage and move to a natural meadow in the wilderness near Sarchi village where we will camp under comfortable tents. 

It’s an ideal destination for forest immersion, allowing you to take leisurely walks in the forest or explore nearby natural beauties through hiking. The area is abundant with diverse bird species, making it a perfect spot for birdwatching. 

In the evening we will do our Outdoor Bootcamp consisting of a high intensity workout combining strength training and cardio exercises. The natural terrain will add an extra challenge. 

We will end our day with a campfire and storytelling session for our overnight camping.

Tirthan valley - Sarchi meadow

At the Sarchi meadow

An amazing camping area just down to a Cedar tree forest and the famous Lambri top

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Travel time : 45 min
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Under tent
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Altitude max : 2670 m
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Altitude night : 2670 m

Day 4

From the forest to a traditional village

We will start our morning by hitting the trails for a dynamic running class that challenges your cardiovascular fitness while enjoying breathtaking mountain vistas at the Sarchi campsite.

After having our lunch at the campsite, we will leave for Bhiyar village to stay at the Tirthan Eagle Nest home stay. 

Surrounded by apple orchards and adjacent to a dense Deodar forest, this homestay provides a tranquil retreat in a stunning natural setting. 

In the afternoon we will visit the traditional Himalayan village and interact with the local community. 

In the evening enjoy the serene mountain environment as you tone and strengthen your muscles with our short Alpine Core/Abs session.

Tirthan valley - view of the GHNP

View from the homestay today

Enjoy the fairy tale atmosphere created by the location and design of the Tirthan Eagle Nest

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Travel time : 1 hour
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Hotel: Cat B
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Altitude max : 2670 m
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Altitude night : 2000 m

Day 5

Village hike and nature photography

We will start our day with Mountain Circuit Training consisting of circuit-style classes using natural elements like rocks, logs, and hills as workout stations. A fun and challenging way to engage all muscle groups.

After having our breakfast, we will hike to Chehni Kothi which is a historic wooden tower located in the Tirthan Valley. This traditional structure is known for its intricate architecture and is believed to be one of the tallest structures made of wood in the Himalayan region. The tower offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the area and provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. 

Our second attraction is Miyagi Waterfall which offers opportunities for hiking, photography, and relaxation amidst the lush greenery and pristine surroundings of the valley. 

We will also visit Shri Shringa Rishi temple renowned for its unique architecture, showcasing traditional Himachali craftsmanship. The intricate wooden carvings, vibrant frescoes, and pagoda-style roof add to its charm and cultural significance. 

After returning to our homestay we will have our dinner and end our day with a piano session with our local host.

Tirthan valley - Chehni kothi

The fabulous Chehni Kothi

The fairy tale continues as we walk through the local forests and villages

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Travel time : no drive
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Hotel: Cat B
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Altitude max : 2300 m
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Altitude night : 2000 m

Day 6

Free time in Jibhi and forest hike

After having our breakfast we will pack our bags and will have a short drive to Jibhi

The journey to Jibhi offers scenic views of lush green valleys, winding roads, and cascading waterfalls, making it a delightful experience.

We will enjoy our free time in Jibhi and have our lunch there.

After a short drive to Sojha we will check at the hotel.

Nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas, Sojha offers a tranquil escape with its serene surroundings, lush greenery, and panoramic mountain views.

The village is surrounded by dense forests of deodar and pine trees, making it an ideal spot for trekking, hiking, and nature walks.

We will end our day with some mild stretching session. 

Tirthan valley - Sojha

Sojha village

From the village, we can see the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal range as the background of the Jibhi valley

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Travel time : 40 min
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Hotel: Cat B
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Altitude max : 2670 m
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Altitude night : 2570 m

Day 7

Jalori, mountain biking and departure

After having our breakfast we will pack our bags and will have a short drive to Jalori Pass which is at an elevation of approximately 3,150 meters. 

We will hike to the spectacular 360 degree view point (45 min) or to the Raghupur fort (2 and half hours) to get a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, dense forests, and valleys. 

From Jalori Pass we will go mountain biking down to Banjar. The road is narrow and winding, but the journey is rewarding with mesmerizing vistas at every turn. 

The path offers a memorable experience amidst pristine landscapes and tranquil surroundings.

We will end our fitness vacation with a short closing ceremony and group reflection.

Tirthan valley - from Jalori pass

View from the Raghupur fort

The hikes from Jalori pass bring you to such panoramic view points

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Travel time : 15 min
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Altitude max : 3300 m
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Altitude night : 3400 m
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Fitness activities

  1. Mountain Mobility: Embrace the tranquillity of the mountains with mobility drills and dynamic stretching that promote balance, strength, and mindfulness. The fresh mountain air enhances your connection with nature. 
  2. Trail Running Workouts: Hit the trails for a dynamic running class that challenges your cardiovascular fitness while enjoying breathtaking mountain vistas. 
  3. Outdoor Bootcamp: A high-intensity workout combining strength training and cardio exercises. The natural terrain adds an extra challenge to your routine. 
  4. Mountain Biking Fitness: Explore mountain trails on a bike while improving your endurance and leg strength. 
  5. Alpine Core/Abs: A core-focused workout that incorporates core and bodyweight exercises. Enjoy the serene mountain environment as you tone and strengthen your muscles. 
  6. Hiking Fitness: A guided hike that combines cardio and strength exercises along the trail. Learn about local flora and fauna while getting a full-body workout. 
  7. Mountain Circuit Training: A circuit-style class using natural elements like rocks, logs, and hills as workout stations. A fun and challenging way to engage all muscle groups. 
  8. Sunrise/Sunset Stretch: Start or end your day with a gentle stretching class that focuses on flexibility and relaxation. The changing sky adds a magical touch to your outdoor session.

Our coach

Saurabh Garg

After 25 years in the fitness industry, you’d expect Saurabh’s resume to be extensive…and it is.

Being an Inter State distance runner sparked his passion for health and fitness, a spark that led him to do his first Personal Training course in Mumbai.

He went to the UK in 2009 and has developed extensive experience with strength and conditioning, functional movement, kettlebells, boxing for fitness and ViPR training.

As passionate now as he was 25 years ago his sessions are as varied and they are effective. Nowadays he lives in Tirthan Valley and conducts fitness sessions for his Fitness Vacation in the Himalayas.

Qualifications
  • Boxing for Fitness Coach, Hatton Academy – London, UK
  • Kettlebell Instructor, YMCA fit – London, UK
  • Level 3 PT Course, Premier Training International – London, UK
  • Vitality, Performance, Reconditioning (ViPR), FitPro – London, UK
Saurabh Garg - Fitness coach

Our fitness coach

Saurabh Garg

We are an award-winning operator

Himalayan Ecotourism won the prestigious Indian Responsible Tourism Award by the Outlook Traveller.

We won many other awards in the field of sustainable tourism. Know more here.

Overall Winner
Out of 650 organizations we were the overall winner

Best adventure operator
We are excellent at taking you in the Himalayan wilderness in a responsible way

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrival in Tirthan Valley

  • Welcome briefing and orientation
  • Hike to Chhoie Waterfall
  • Evening relaxation session with gentle stretching session and fun games.
2

Day 2 - Hike to the GHNP gate and water activities

  • Morning fitness session by the river
  • Hike to GHNP Gate
  • Swimming and water-based fitness activities
  • Evening restorative stretch and relaxation session
3

Day 3 - Camping and Outdoor Fitness

  • Morning energizing fitness session
  • Shorthike to a natural campsite in the wilderness
  • Outdoor fitness class incorporating strength and cardio exercises amidst nature
  • Overnight camping with evening campfire and storytelling session
4

Day 4 - From the forest to a traditional village

  • Morning trail run and mobility session (Sarchi)
  • Lunch at Sarchi and then leave for Bhiyar village
  • Interactive cultural exchange with the locals
  • Telescope view of the stars and planets with our host
5

Day 5 - Village hike and Nature Photography

  • Morning fitness session to awaken the senses
  • Hike to Chehni Kothi and Miyagi Waterfall
  • Visit to Shri Shringa Rishi Temple
  • Evening piano session with our host
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Day 6 - Free time in Jibhi and forest hike

  • After breakfast, short drive to Jibhi
  • Free time and lunch at Jibhi
  • Short drive to Sojha, check in at the hotel
  • Hike to nearby forest, enjoy the views
  • Evening core and abs session
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Day 7 - Departure

  • After breakfast, short drive to Jalori pass
  • Hike to the spectacular 360 degree view point
  • Mountain biking descent till Banjar
  • Closing ceremony and group reflection
  • Check-out and departure

Fitness Vacation in the Tirthan Valley (3N/4D)

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Day 1 - Arrival in Tirthan Valley, hike to Chhoie Waterfall and water activities

  • Welcome briefing and orientation
  • Hike to Chhoie Waterfall
  • Swimming and water-based activities
  • Evening relaxation session with gentle stretching session and fun games
2

Day 2 – Overnight Camping at Sarchi and Outdoor Fitness

  • Morning fitness session by the river
  • Short hike to a natural campsite in the wilderness
  • Outdoor fitness class incorporating strength and cardio exercises amidst nature
  • Overnight camping with evening campfire and storytelling session
3

Day 3 - From the forest to a traditional village

  • Morning trail run and mobility session (Sarchi)
  • Breakfast at Sarchi and then leave for Bhiyar village
  • Hike to nearby forest and the famous Chehni Kothi, enjoy the views and local culture/architecture
  • Evening core and abs session
  • Stargazing session
4

Day 4 - Jalori pass, descent on mountain bike and departure

  • Short drive to Jibhi.
  • Free time and lunch at Jibhi
  • Drive to Jalori pass, short hike to the 360 degree viewpoint
  • Mountain biking descent till Banjar
  • Closing ceremony and group reflection
  • Check-out and departure

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Fixed departures

Our 2024 fitness vacations are held weekly during two seasons :
  • Summer sessions run from May 5th to June 22nd.
  • Autumn sessions run from October 6th to November 16th
Each vacation begins every Sunday, with a meeting at Gushaini before noon.
Summer 2024
Trip No Dates
S1 5 May to 11 May
S2 12 May to 18 May
S3 19 May to 25 May
S4 26 May to 1 Jun
S5 2 Jun to 8 Jun
S6 9 Jun to 15 Jun
S7 16 Jun to 22 Jun
 
Autumn 2024
Trip No Dates
A1 6 Oct to 12 Oct
A2 13 Oct to 19 Oct
A3 20 Oct to 26 Oct
A4 27 Oct to 2 Nov
A5 3 Nov to 9 Nov
A6 10 Nov to 16 Nov

Fitness Vacation in the Tirthan Valley - Package price

7-day program

The price of the 7-day package is 44,900 INR per person. The minimum number of participants for confirming the departure is 6 persons. We do not take more than 10 persons on this vacation.

4-day program

The price of the 4-day package is 28,500 INR per person. The minimum number of participants for confirming the departure is 6 persons. We do not take more than 10 persons on this vacation.
Inclusions
  • All night stays in premium properties in twin sharing basis
  • All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on the last day
  • Local road transportations and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
  • All fitness activities as per the above itinerary
  • Camping at Sarchi meadow with high quality equipment and the support of our experienced mountain guides
  • Leadership of our fitness coach throughout the one week vacation
  • The mountain bikes with helmets on the last day
  • GST
Does not include
  • Any travel cost to & fro the Tirthan valley
  • Additional activities other than what is included
  • Travel/Medical insurance
  • Any cost arising from natural calamities or unexpected weather conditions
  • Tips to our staff

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