Visiting the Park
The starting point for any trekking or visit to GHNP is the Kullu Valley region in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This region is best accessible by road and air. A pre-trek meeting at GHNP headquarters in Shamshi (near Kullu) is recommended.
From Delhi: Approximately 500 kms by road (14+ hour trip)
General route, New Delhi to Gushaini, entrance to GHNP from Tirthan Valley
Approximate distances from GHNP
Railhead Joginder Nagar (Mandi), 143 kms.
National Highway NH 21, intersection at Aut, Kullu, 45 kms.
– Kullu (District HQ), 75 kms.
– Shimla via Mandi (State HQ), 243 kms.
– New Delhi (National HQ), 523kms.
– Chandigarh, 296 kms.
– Manali, 113 kms.
– Dharamsala, 241 kms.
The Four Valleys of the Park
The motorable, all-weather road from Aut to Gushaini is about 52 kms. Gushaini is the roadhead for trekking in this valley.
Starting from Aut, the 46 kms road in Sainj valley ends at Neuli where the trekking trail starts. About 5 kms short of Neuli, is the village Ropa. Here, a gravel road climbs up to Shangarh which is famous for its large meadow surrounded by the cedar trees. Only four-wheel-drive vehicles can use this gravel road which is very narrow and not generally advised for travel by car. Check with GHNP officials about access to Neuli by road. There is a bus service to Neuli.
Jiwa Nal Valley
On the Sainj valley road, about 35 kms. from Aut, is the Siund village where the Jiwa river meets Sainj. Siund is the starting point for treks in Jiwanal Valley.
Beyond Aut follow NH 21 up to Bhuntar then take the link road to Manikaran and up to Barshaini. Start the trek from Barshaini or the more popular village of Pulga (with an old Forest Rest House). This is the starting point of very popular treks up to Mantalai and further up to cross the Pin-Parvati Pass (5319 m altitude).
From Kullu, Bhuntar (Airport connection from New Delhi), and Aut, there are regular taxi and bus services to the Sainj and Tirthan valleys. Consult a guide book for places to stay in the Kullu or Bhuntar area while you stage your trek.