Visiting the Park
Fees and Rules
There are fees for entering the Park and additional fees for cameras, video and filming. Rates for Indian nationals are lower than foreigners. Check with Park officials for the latest entrance fees and requirements.
All multi-day foreign visitors must provide evidence of insurance coverage in the event that emergency medical or evacuation procedures are needed.
Disruption of Trekking Routes and Trails
Main Park trails are commonly impacted by floods and landslides. They are often impassable and/or temporarily re-routed. In the Sainj Valley, the trail beyond Shakti and the section between Neuli and Bah, are in quite poor condition and require care while trekking. Trails and bridges are constructed and maintained by the Park staff. Staff should be contacted for trail status when planning a trek in these areas.
All four valleys of GHNP offer moderate to strenuous treks. Serious, multi-day trekking in the Park requires adequate preparation, physical training, good health, and stamina since all routes contain serious up and down terrain. The potential for unexpected cold weather also demands proper outfitting.
There are two main options for visiting GHNP: (1) the Ecozone, and (2) the interior of GHNP.
• Access to GHNP is limited due to the fragile ecosystem.
• All entry to the Park requires prior permission.
• All multi-day trekkers must be accompanied by certified guides and porters.
• Check-in and consult at an interpretation facility (e.g.,Sai Ropa) for tourist guides, literature, brochures etc., before entering the Park/Sanctuary.
• Obtain necessary permission from the Park official and pay Park entry fees.
• Pay fees for personal photography and/or video and filming.
• Commercial filming and videos require additional permits and fees.
• Do not disturb the animals.
• No harvesting, picking of plants, flowers, pinecones, etc.
• When ever possible move silently through the forest.
• Keep silent or talk in a low voice during outings to view wildlife.
• Report the death or injury of any wild animal that you may encounter to the nearest Forest Officer.
• Report any incident of forest fire to the nearest Forest Officer
• Pack out you non-degradable litter and deposit it at the appropriate place after exiting the Park.
• No open fires are allowed.
• Cooking fires must remain under trek leader control.
• Use pits for personal elimination. Depth should be two feet. Burn toilet paper if used.
• Elimination pits should ideally be 100 meters from any water source.
• No green (live) wood to be used for fires.
• All fires must be extinguished before leaving camp with water and by smothering the ashes.
• Leave campsite cleaner than you found it.
• Respect the Ecozone villagers privacy. Ask permission before taking photos or entering property.
• Respect religious sites, temples, outdoor shrines. Remove shoes if requested.
• Dress modestly.
Absolute Prohibitions within GHNP
• No firearms, weapons, bows and arrows, or fire crackers.
• No pets allowed.
• No kindling fires (except cooking fires) or smoking.
• No shouting, teasing, or chasing wild animals.
• No molesting or feeding animals
• No electronic radios, tape recorders, CD players (unless confined to personal earphones) or musical instruments (except within a rest house and only at a low pitch).
• No parties.
• No fishing or hunting.
• No damaging or removal of any wildlife, tree, display signs, or the boundary marks of the Park/Sanctuary.
• Trekkers must show their trekking route to a GHNP Range Officer before entering the Park.