Walk from Gushaini
From Gushaini walkers climb for about 20 minutes to the village of Bandal. After a brief visit to the Devi's temple one continues at the same level along the mountainside through thick virgin forest before it descends again to end at the Homestay House. Along this pleasant jungle walk one may pick up pine cones and woodroses, barks and sticks and flowers and nuts and bird feathers for craft items.
Walk through GHNP
On the other hand one could walk past Gushaini along the Tirthan to the entry of the Great National Himalayan Park. The Park is one of the most extensive preserves of Himalayan Flora and fauna in the country. There are various classic Himalayan treks through the park. It is necessary though to take daily permits from Sai Ropa before entering the park there and to carry all your own living arranements as there is only one hut in Shilt and that is for the guides.
Recommended for nature lovers and trekkers with a few days to spare.
The Road Stroll
Catch the local bus to either Bathad (9 km) or Banjar (6 km) and walk back along the road beside the river passing little villages and interacting with the local folk along the way. Other smaller walks include a brisk twenty minute climb to Calorie Rock on the mountainside behind the Homestay House or along the road to the Gushaini bridge and back or even to the offices of the Great National Himalayan Park at Sai Ropa and back.
The Overnite Camp
A one hour trek along the picturesque Tirthan river from road head Goshaini (3 kms from THTH) or up the Palachan from Bathaad (12 kms from THTH) will bring you to a quiet spot where you will set up camp there in Trekking tents for the night. As facilities available are minimum trekkers will receive a basic course in survival in the wild and have to fend for themselves, setting up tents and collecting firewood and helping with the cooking.