In the Tirthan Valley, we swear by these words. We know if we let the environment be destroyed, our Tirthan life and all that is special about it will also be destroyed. As locals, we are proudly self-sufficient and work towards promoting our valley and culture in a holistic manner. We will sustain every single one of nature’s gifts to us.

We formed the Tirthan Conservation and Tourism Development Association to secure our land and surroundings. We aim to prevent any kind of direct or indirect scarcity, whether it be pollution, water shortages, illegal fish farming or global warming. The Association’s primary purpose is to eliminate the commercialization of our neighbourhood and retain the aura of the valley. Each of us is working towards providing a sustainable environment for tourists by utilising available resources and the produce of local farming as well as that which Mother Nature has gifted us.

Situated in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, the Tirthan Valley takes its name from the rushing river Tirthan. The river rises at a sacred water spring called Tirth (or Tirath) near the Hanskund Peak (4800m) and flows down through the valley till it joins the Beas river at Larji. The valley is at an average altitude of 1600 metres above sea level and is in the eco buffer zone of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP). In terms of population, there are about 50 villages spread across the entire area. We have a unique culture and environment that we would love to share with you in a responsible and sustainable fashion.

We invite you to come and stay with us, enjoy the valley and if you’re feeling adventurous, trek the surrounding area. Come and share nature’s gifts with us.

We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment. - Margaret Mead, anthropologist

Green Tirthan

Here in the Tirthan Valley, we have been pioneers of eco tourism. We are continually striving to make tourism here sustainable and ecologically friendly. But we can’t succeed without your help. Anything brought in to the valley has to be taken out again. We can manage our day-to-day waste but not huge piles of litter, garbage, rubbish, trash, kachra, and especially not single use plastic.

All our guesthouses have water filters so please bring sustainable, refillable bottles or containers for your potable water needs. And when you are out in the valley leave nothing behind except your footprints. We want our grandchildren to be able to welcome your grandchildren to an unspoilt, pristine Himalayan paradise and we’re sure you do too.