- Tirthan Valley
- Places to Stay
- Tirthan Valley Package Tours
- GHNP Tours
The First Ecotourism Camp of Himachal Pradesh is managed fully by trained and professional people belonging to the Ecozone of the GHNP. The camp has hosted a conference for over 110 delegates belonging to WMPA. It has full electricity backup serving food which is organically grown in the villages nearby. It is employing about 20 young men and women from the eco-zone after due training, giving indirect employment to about 200 people through various activities around the park. Serving as a base for soft adventure activities around the park like one day treks, multi-day treks, nature awareness camps, rock climbing, fishing, medicinal herbal treks etc. Other activities may include Woofing, (Working at Other peoples Farms), Organic gardening treks, volunteer guests etc. It’s having a handicraft center which will have small units for various NTFP’s and local handicrafts. It is also having a street theatre team that entertains the guests around the campfire making them aware of the biodiversity and problems around. Even the campfire wood is from a dedicated plantation minimizing the impact on environment.
Location: Hamini Village
Twin sharing with beds: 12 Tents
School Groups: Upto 50 people
Himalayan Trout House
Run on the lines of a modern clubhouse replete with activities and facilities, The Himalayan Trout House is a social centre in the Tirthan valley providing a friendly place for locals and visiting fishermen, trekkers, campers and other holiday makers to meet each other, exchange stories, share bonfires and eat outs, read, listen to music, play games, laze in hammocks etc. The Trout House offers different options of accommodation to suit all pockets. There are three pine panelled deluxe rooms with attached toilets and baths in the main house, 2 large furnished 14' by 14' Swiss Cottage tents for families and other teams, furnished 10by 10's and some smaller A's with sleeping bags for some more
Location : Nagini
Number of Rooms : 4 ( persons accommodated upto 15)
Sai Ropa Tourist Center
Sai Ropa located five kms away from Banjar and 5 kms before the Goshaini entrance to the Park. Nestled in the pine forest, the Tourist Center spreads over a 3 hectares (six acres) area. It is also the headquarters of Tirthan Wildlife Range Office from where entrance tickets to the Park can be obtained. The Center has a Forest Rest House, a building housing two dormitories (20 beds in all), a photo exhibition, a conference/ training room with projection facilities, and a hall with photo exhibition about the Park. Outside, there is a 520 m long "Biodiversity Trail" which has trees and medicinal plant species transplanted from the Park; a pergola (gazebo) with Tirthan river view; a demonstration site for vermi-composting; a butterfly enclosure, and a solar energy site.
Location : Sai Ropa
Number of Rooms : 3
Dormitories : 4 ( with 10 beds each)
Khem Bharti’s Guest House:
This guest house with 3 attached bathroom and 3 common bathroom rooms is most conveniently located in the center of the valley with parking facilities. It is an old house which has been converted into a guest house with deodar paneling and nice comfortable rooms. The kitchen serves a whole range of local food with the Trout Fish as a specialty.
Local Home Stays
LAXMI Homestay & Prabhat Homestay
The home stays in the Tirthan are a unique highlight of the visits to the valley. The ecotourists are privileged to have the personal attention of the hosts throughout the stay in both of this distinctive and delightful style of accommodation. As of now we have over 10 different choices of home stays with a total capacity of 40 rooms an average 4 rooms. The picture down below gives you a classical idea about the local houses and the scenery down below.