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Marahni trek

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Area

Great Himalayan National Park

Number of days

4

Season

Apr, May, Jun, Oct, Nov

Max altitude

3670 m

Difficulty

Moderate

Marahni Trek is suitable when you only have a few days for visiting the GHNP and you expect to have a great experience of the place. Marahni trek starts at an altitude of 2100 m, much higher than Gushaini, the starting point of Rolla and all other Tirthan valley treks. Hence the total ascent is comparatively less although you reach a maximum altitude of 3670 m at Marahni.

 

The first day of the Marahni trek is Rangthar which let’s you discover some beautiful Himalayan villages. Then you gradually get in the wilderness of the GHNP going through an oak forest which will give you the feeling of being in a fairy tale.

 

Kundri meadow is located on the way to Marahni. It is a great camping place and it can be used as base camp for further exploration towards Marahni. Marahni in itself could be a camp site in case the weather permits. The view from the top of Marahni is amazing. Some mammals can be observed on this trek as well, mostly wild sheeps (Goral) and Black Bears (or even the Brow bear).

 

Feeling too tired on the way to Marahni? no problem, stop at Kundri which is already a very nice destination!
There is a lot of flexibility on this trek.

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Marahni 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 itineraries can be discussed with our team.
Average walking time : Average walking time per day (<3 : easy, 3 to 5 : moderate, >5 : strenuous)

Altitudes of your trek

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Max : Maximum altitude of your trek.
Ascent : An estimate of the total climb during your trek.
Descent : An estimate of the total descent during your trek.

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

Day-min : 2 0
Day-max : 5 0
Average walking time : 4½ hrs 0

Altitudes

Min : 2100 m 0
Max : 3670 m 0
Ascent : 1600 m 0
Descent : 1600 m 0

Difficulty

Stamina : 50 % 0
Technical : 45 % 0
Overall : 47 % 0
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Marahni trek map

Trek map of Marahni top - GHNP

Marahni trek itinerary in short

On the western side of the Tirthan valley. From Day 2 the trek follows a mountain ridge with great view of both sides: Tirthan and Srikot. You need to go to the trek starting point by jeep with your staff and equipment (9 km, 30 minutes).

Marahni trek elevation profile

Elevation profile of the Marahni trek - GHNP

Marahni trek ascent and descent

Marahni trek starts at a relatively higher altitude, and so you can enjoy a very scenic peak without having to climb too much.

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Marahni trek best time to go

Best time to trek to Marahni is April, May, June, and then October and November.
You may also consider July and September. Marahni trek can also be considered as a winter trek because there is less risk of avalanches in this area.

JAN

Avoid

FEB

Avoid

MAR

Avoid

APR

Good to go

MAY

Best time to go

JUN

Best time to go

JUL

You may go

AUG

Avoid

SEP

You may go

OCT

Best time to go

NOV

Good to go

DEC

You may go

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Trekking in GHNP

The Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh, offers the trekker a wide-ranging experience encompassing stunning vistas, varied terrain, and biodiversity.
Himalayan Ecotourism hosts multiple treks in GHNP. Our treks in the Great Himalayan National Park, a World Heritage Site, are for short and long durations and scale from beginner’s to more challenging treks. Whether you are looking for weekend treks in Himachal, treks in Himachal for beginners, or longer and more challenging treks, you will find it on our curated list of treks.
Each trek page has all the information you may need about the trek along with itineraries that are flexible. For more information on trekking holidays in the Himalayas and upcoming treks in Himachal, contact us.

Other treks by Himalayan Ecotourism

Itinerary

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Day One : Rangthar

Timing Details
Morning Marahni trek starts from a village in the ecozone of the Great Himalayan National Park called Pekhri accessible by a small road from Gushaini. From Pekhri you walk towards Lakcha (two hours), a very charming traditional Himalayan village. Have your packed lunch before Lakcha at a quite scenic spot.
Afternoon Some parts of the trail to Lakcha are quite steep but don’t worry, anyone with an average fitness can do it. After Lakcha you still have at least one hour walk. You reach a flat-topped ridge where you will set up your first camp, Ranghthar. From Ranghthar you have an ideal view of the Himalays and the Tirthan valley. A spectacular spot for camping ! It is really great to enjoy your meal at the bonfire during sunset.
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Day Two : Kundri

Timing Details
Morning The sun rises over the peaks of the GHNP. Don’t miss out on this ! After a copious breakfast everything is packed and you start your second walking day. The first step is Kauni (or Dushmani), a very nice small summit 350 m above Rangthar. The way to Kauni is the steeper trail of the entire trek. Don’t feel discouraged, it is steep but you will be reaching Dashmani very fast, and you will be rewarded by the view and the beauty of the forest around.
Afternoon After Dashmani it is a very pleasant hike up to Kundri. You go through a golden oak forest that sporadically lets you observe the giant Himalayan mountains that appear closer and closer. You have a choice of campsite: Kundri or Marahni. According to the weather, snow conditions, water availability and your physical fitness, you decide with your guide where to camp. Both meadows are great for camping. If you reach the Marahni meadow it is worth climbing up to the Marahni top (3670 m) before the sunset to admire the whole valley illuminated with golden sun rays.
 
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Day Three : Marahni

Timing Details
Morning From your camp have a walk up to Marahni top to Enjoy the spectacular 360° view. The entire Tirthan valley with its surrounding snow-capped mountains above 5000 m height, one side. The lower green Himalayas and even the plains of Punjab on the other side. If you never reached a high peak in your life you will never forget the pleasure of reaching Marahni !
Afternoon After enjoying the scenery your guide will take you around to spot wildlife. Many kind of species of Eagles and Vultures will represent the bird life. Wild goats, Himalayan Tahr, black bear and the common leopard can be observed around Marahni. Be patient the mammals are quite elusive. Tonight you have your dinner and your night at the same place than yesterday. That will give time to your cook to prepare a special dinner !
 
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Day Four : Pekhri

Timing Details
Morning From your camp, you will need to go back to Rangthar. Take it easy and enjoy the forests and the views on the ridge leading to Dashmani. Have your lunch at Rangthar.
Afternoon It is then a straightforward descent to Pekhri, the end of your trek where a vehicle will take you to your guesthouse/homestay for a good shower !
 

Marahni trek in 3 days

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Day 1 : Rangthar

The Marahni top can be attempted in 3 days if you have less time and are in good shape.

On day 1, you climb to the Rangthar meadow from Pekhri village.

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Day 2 : Kundri or Marahni

For the second day you have several options.

You can attempt the Marahni top as a day-hike and return to the Rangthar meadow for the night. If you can’t reach Marahni, reaching the Kundri meadow is already outstanding.

Alternatively, you can move the camp to Kundri, visit the Marahni top in the evening and come back to spend the night at the Kundri meadow.

 

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Day 3 - Pekhri

Descent to Pekhri.

If you have camped at Kundri, it will be a long day with a descent of more than 1300 m in altitude difference.

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