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Gushaini - An Affair with the Tirthan

from Rs. 6,999/-

A perfect get away from the chaos and mayhem of the modern world. Spend some 'Me time' with your family/friends and loved ones, as you make your way into the lap of nature in the small hamlet of Gushaini, in the Tirthan Valley of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Duration
    4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Vacation Type
    Leisure & Relaxation
  • Altitude
    5000 ft. Approx.
  • Best Time to Visit
    Throughout the year, except rainy season (July-Aug)
Overview
A perfect get away from the chaos and mayhem of the modern world. Spend some 'Me time' with your family/friends and loved ones, as you make your way into the lap of nature in the small hamlet of Gushaini, in the Tirthan Valley of Himachal Pradesh.

A stay at the beautiful river side Raju Bharti Guest House will surely help you make feel rejuvenated, and make you understand the true feeling of living in the lap of nature.. Sing with the birds, talk to the cool mountain breeze, and watch the time fly by, as you turn the pages of your favourite book on the banks of the Tirthan.

About Gushaini
Think of Gushaini, and you start visualizing a serpentine road cutting across a sleepy little hamlet. You start visualizing walking across the gushing Tirthan River into the realms of fantasy. You start visualizing standing in the middle of an old wooden bridge, mesmerized with the most beautiful sunset, and watching the wooden houses fade away into the oblivion.

That's what Gushaini is all about. It kills you softly with its old world charm. The hamlet is so tiny, you can cross it on foot, and never be far away from the sound of the Tirthan tantalizing your conscience.

The village of Gushaini happens to be the entry point to the Great Himalayan National Park trek. It takes about 3 hours to reach the gates of the GHNP.

Distance from major towns:
Kullu - 60 kms ; Manali - 100 kms ; Chandigarh - 268 kms ; Delhi - 496 kms

How to Reach:
From Delhi, take the Manali highway. When you reach at the entrance of the Aut tunnel, you could see a road going straight with large hoardings of Great Himalayan National Park. Take this road, and you will reach a town called Banjaar in an hour. From Banjaar, Gushaini is a beautiful drive of close to half an hour along the Tirthan river
Brief Details:
  • No of Days - 4 days / 3 nights
  • Vacation Type - Leisure & Relaxation
  • Max Altitude - 5,000 ft approx
  • Best Time to Visit - Throughout the year, except rainy season (July-Aug)
  1. Day 1 Gushaini

    Arrive at the home stay. Welcome drink upon arrival. Relax and soak in the breathtaking aura of your charming abode and its surroundings.

    Have a sumptuous lunch and put on your trekking shoes. A local guide will take you on a short hike to a beautiful waterfall, located at a distance of close to 3 kms. It is a moderate climb, taking you through a beautiful dense forest. The water is cold, and falls directly from a glacier located further up. Enjoy the water and the serene surroundings. A great place for some unforgettable clicks.

    Return to the home stay by evening. Time for some evening banters and chit chat with the owners. Listen to some interesting stories, as you sign off the day with a delicious dinner.

  2. Day 2 Trek to Great Himalayan National Park Gate

    Wake up amidst the soothing sounds of nature that have the ability to even put Beethoven's Symphony no 5 to shame. Have a hearty breakfast along the riverside, and put on your trekking shoes as you start on what is going to be an eventful day.

    The trek commences near the iron bridge at Gushaini. You walk across the gushing Tirthan river on an easy to moderate trail through the park's ecozone. One hour into the trek, and you cross Ropa, the first village falling on the way. A steaming cup of herbal tea from the little eateries will surely go a long way in re energising your body.

    From Ropa, the trail gets quiter and you start getting a feel of gradually reseeding into the lap of wilderness. You cross some small wooden bridges, walk through the silent green trail, and reach the second village on the way, Kharungcha. Fifteen minutes further, you cross a small waterfall on your left, and finally reach the park's entrance gate after a 3 hours trek from Gushaini.

    Have your delicious packed lunch at the gate. You need a permit from the Forest Office to venture into the national park from this point. Click here for the GHNP treks.

    By the time you return, it will be close to sunset. Your legs would be aching, but I strongly recommend you to stretch a lithe bit more to view one of most mesmerizing sunset. Take a left turn from the crossing when you reach Gushaini. Walk a little bit further, and then get down towards the river side. You will come across a charming old wooden bridge. Stand in the middle, sigh at the guggling Tirthan underneath, and watch the sun go down, painting the little hamlet with a honey glaze.

    Evening bonfire and dinner at the home stay.

  3. Day 3

    Have an early breakfast, and start your drive to Jalori Pass. The 30 kms drive passes through some scenic little hamlets like Jibbhi and Shoja. Watch for the gradual change in the scenery, as you gain an altitude from around 5000ft to 11,000ft in a matter of 90 min.

    Jalori Pass (10,800 ft) connects the Kullu Valley to Shimla Valley. There are some tea shops which serve snacks and hot/cold drinks, catering mainly to veichles plying between the Beas and Satluj Valleys.

    The trail leading to Serolsar Lake branches off from the Jalori temple nearby. You will just fall in love with the easy trek to the lake passing through moss covered oak and rhododendron forest. Enjoy the beauty of the trek at your own pace. You should be able to reach the shores of the pristine lake in about two and a half hours.

    The first look of the majestic lake is bound to leave you spell bounded. There is a sacred temple of goddess 'Buddhi Nagin' on one corner. It is believed that the Goddess Buddhi Nagin resides inside the lake, and is mother to 60 'Nag Devtas' of Himachal. Accordig to some legends, Pandavas are believed to have visited the Serolsar Lake during their exile period, and planted rice here.

    Have your packed lunch in the heavenly surroundings of the lake. Explore the beautiful setting and take an auspicious circle of the divine lake. You go back to Jalori Pass via the same route.

    Return to Raju Bharti Guest House by evening. Enjoy your last evening with a river side bonfire. Have a delicious dinner and a well deserving great sleep.

  4. Day 4

    The breakfast table awaits you again.

    Time to say a final good bye to the wonderful hosts. Like they say, ďAll wonderful things, must come to an end'!! Leave Gushaini with the memories of a lifetime..

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About Raju Bharti Guest House

Connected to the outside world by a puly bridge, Raju Bharti Guest House has over the years turned into one of the prides and biggest attractions of the Tirthan Valley. Located right next to the Tirthan River, the homestay run by Raju and Lata is a treat to the eyes and soul alke. If your idea of a perfect getaway revolves around a wooden cottage in the middle of deodars, a gushing river flowing by, and some delicious lip smacking food served all day in a picture perfect scenery, look no further.

Go for long walks in the nearby woods, or just laze off besides the river. The simple, clean and comfortable home stay will spoil you with its rustic charm and elegance.

The Tirthan river is renowned for its Trout farming. So if you want, you will be served a fresh 'Catch of the day' everyday.

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Total Package Costs Rs. 6,999 /-*



Terms & Conditions:

Cancellation Policy:
- Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek - 50% refund
- Cancellations between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek - 25% refund
- Cancellations less than 20 days to the start of the trek - No refund

If a trek is canceled at the last moment due to unforeseen circumstances / govt. restrictions / weather conditions (like landslides, rain, earthquake, strikes, bandhs, etc), 'The Offbeat Soul' will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.

Cancellations requests are entertained only on mail.

Refund Policy
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Safety
Though maximum efforts are made to ensure the safety of the trekkers, 'The Offbeat Soul' will not be responsible for any injuries, both physical or mental, caused directly or indirectly in the trekking activities.

All participants are requested to download the 'Risk Form' and get it along with them on their respective treks.

It is understood that while registering yourself for any trek, you are well aware of the all the risks involved in high altitude trekking. You have taken efforts to understand what AMS (Acute Mountain sickness' is, and you are in a good state to manage your altitude related emergencies.

Fitness
When you register for the trek, it is presumed that you are in a perfect physical and mental condition to undertake the rigours of a high altitude trek with low oxygen levels. We assume that you are able to jog a distance of 5 kms in 30 minutes.

The Offbeat Soul has the right to ask a trekker to discontinue the trek at any point if he/she does not meet our expected fitness requirement. In this case, the trekker will be accompanied by our staff back till the base camp.

Last minute changes / Delays
It may happen under some extreme circumstances, that there may be some last minute changes in the planned itinerary. The trek may start a day later or end a day earlier due to volatile climatic conditions, political restrictions, or any other reason. In such cases, The Offbeat Soul is not liable to refund the trek, either fully or partly. The participant cannot ask for compensation for any injury, loss or damage due to such changes.

- Drinking and Smoking are strictly prohibited during the trek. You will be disqualified from the trek with immediate effect if found flouting the rules.
- The Offbeat Soul is not responsible for any loss or damage of your belongings or equipment on the trek.
- Any damage to the equipments by the participant, other than the normal wear and tear, will be billed to you. Our decision on such matters will be final and binding.