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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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

    Destination highlights

    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.

    Activity Details

    9842

    11811

    5216

    30 kms

    20 hrs

    7.5 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Shilt hut trek: Gushaini to Rolla

    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.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Gushaini

    Rolla

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

    Veg | Non veg
    Day 2 of the Shilt hut trek: Rolla to Shilt hut
    Day 3 of the Shilt hut trek: Trek to Rakhundi and back
    Day 4 of the Shilt hut trek: Rest day at Shilt hut
    Day 5 of the Shilt hut trek: Back to Gushaini
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  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator and its representatives/subcontractors are released from any liability or claim with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, property loss, or property damage that may result from the trekking activity. A release of liability form will have to be signed by you at your arrival.

    Standing height tents, camping tables and dining tents can be arranged at extra cost with prior notice.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation for 4 nights on twin/triple/quadruple sharing basis

    • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on day 5 (vegetarian, except for dinner on Day 1)
    • Snacks, dessert, soup with dinner
    • Tunnel-shaped tents with 2 'rooms' and an enclosed area for storing bags
    • 3-season sleeping bags with liners
    • Pillow and air mattress
    • Toilet tent
    • Camping stools and walking poles
    • Campfire
    • Staff of naturalist guide, cook, and assistant
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Porters for personal gear (can be arranged at an extra cost)

    • Any road transportation
    • Dining tent
    • Insurance
    • Personal expenses like tips, additional snacks or beverages, etc
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Accomodation at Gushaini

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shirts/t-shirts - 2 to 3
    • Trekking pants - 2 to 3
    • Sturdy windproof jacket with a hood
    • Warm, full-sleeved thick fleece/woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear in winter (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks - 3 to 4 pairs
    • Scarf/muffler
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Raincoat/ poncho
    • Night clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Hard luggage
    • Sandals

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Spacious 4-season tunnel shaped tents with double rooms and an enclosed 'porch area' for keeping your luggage
    • 3-season sleeping bag with a linen liner in warm weather/fleece liner in winter
    • Pillows
    • Self-inflating air mattress
    • Toilet tent
    • Walking poles
    • Camping stools

    You need to get

    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Day pack with rain cover
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Water bottle
    • Cap/hat
    • Sun glasses
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Camera
    • Snacks or energy bars

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.