This easy trek (although it has some steep inclines) to Shilt Hut combines a visit and stay near the charming Shilt Hut, as well as a climb to Rakhundi Peak. The peak is 11,800 feet tall, giving you beautiful views of the Tirthan Valley, as well as a chance to spot rare wildlife like the peacock-like Monal, the Goral deer or even (if you're lucky!) the Himalayan Black Bear. You'll pass some quaint villages, sparkling waterfalls, bamboo forests and thick jungles.
You'll be camping in fun tunnel tents with two 'rooms' and an enclosed porch area to store your luggage. Every day, you'll eat delicious meals, enjoy merry campfires and chilly evenings, and sleep in spacious tents with comfy air mattresses and soft sleeping bags.
IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure so a minimum of 4 travellers is required to book this trip.
Set in the midst of a beautiful meadow filled with Himalayan flora and fauna, the Shilt Hut was actually built for shepherds who bring their flocks to graze on the sweet grass in the meadow. They live here for months at a time, making this glorious place their home. The meadow is at a height of 9842 feet, and gives you some of the best views of the Tirthan Valley. You'll be trekking along the Tirthan River, climbing to Rakhundi Peak, and enjoying one rest day where you can try some photography or explore Shilt Hut.
The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is a World Heritage Site, and one of India's national parks. It covers over 700 sq kms and has a buffer eco zone of about 200 sq kms. It is filled with breathtaking landscapes, plants and herbs that are used in ayurveda, and beautiful flora and fauna. Trekking through the GHNP takes you past quaint villages, gently rolling slopes, craggy peaks, and sparkling rivers. It's the perfect getaway for trekkers a
Stay at the charming Shilt Hut location. | Climb to 11,000 feet to get to Rakhundi Peak. | Escape to the mountains on this lesser-known trek. | Spend happy evenings around the bonfire. | Enjoy delicious meals and stay in fun 2-room tents.
Begin your trek from the road head of Gushaini, from where you'll head to the gate of the Great Himalayan National park. You'll walk along the banks of the Tirthan River, and past the villages of Ropa and Kauncha. You'll make your way towards Rolla. The trail gets more densely forested, and you'll arrive at Rolla by late afternoon. Your tents will be set up here and you'll settle down for your first evening of camping. Overnight in tents.
Overnight in tents.
Your first night of camping is at Rolla. You'll be provided with tunnel-shaped tents with two rooms and a porch to store equipment, as well as clean sleeping bags with liners, pillows, and an air mattress. Today's package includes a delicious packed lunch of parathas, juice, sweets, and a fruit. For snacks enjoy tea, coffee and soup. For dinner, you'll be given one veg and one non veg item, apart from dal, rice, salad, roti and paneer.
Lunch | Snacks | Dinner
For all cancellations of the Shilt Hut trek: You will receive a refund of the trip cost minus any non-refundable amounts already spent on hotels, staff, food, transport, administration fees, and taxes.
No show: No refund.
Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader.
Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited during the trek.
While on the Shilt Hut trek, participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.