Enjoy Tirthan

For some, the magic of the Tirthan Valley is just relaxing in your cosy homestay with delicious home-cooking, but for the more active we offer many other options.

If you don’t want to plan a longer trek, there are many day hikes and shorter walks in the stunning surroundings. You can also visit the local sights, including Chehni Kothi with its remarkable ancient towers and the unmissable Jalori Pass and Serolsar Lake at over 10,000ft (3,000m), as well as the many picturesque and welcoming villages and experience Pahari culture first-hand.

For the sportsmen and women, the peaceful pools and rushing waters of the Tirthan and Palachan rivers present some of the best trout fishing in all of India. Just waiting for you to pick up a rod and cast off. Our guesthouses can arrange all that’s necessary for a memorable outing. While for the ornithologist, there is literally no better place in India to spot extremely rare species including the Western tragopan and cheer pheasant. It’s a birding paradise.

And we also provide classic outdoor activities ideally suited to the rugged environment. Try out climbing or rappelling (or both!), take off for the day exploring on a cycle or speed over the white waters of the Tirthan on a fixed line!

"There is a lot to do in and around the valley, from hiring mountain bikes to fishing for trout, to shopping for authentic Himachali woollen clothes, to just trekking up the hills. - The Hindu

Whatever you choose, there are too many unbelievable ways to enjoy Tirthan.

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.