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TIRTHAN VALLEY ADVENTURE PROGRAM

For Wildertrails Adventure Club , Chennai.

Activities: Camping, Rock Climbing, Rappelling,


Trekking, Bonfires, River Crossing, Fishing
demonstration, Rafting, Wildlife , Bird watching and
what have you!

Your Trekking Area: The Great Himalayan National Park, undoubtedly the most
pristine mountain landscape in the Western Himalayas… and perhaps the planet. From the Andes
to Nepal and Tibet, to the mountains of Eastern Europe and Western China - the pressures of a
growing human population have left the landscape – even so-called “national parks’ - overgrazed,
denuded of timber, devoid of wildlife and covered with signs of animals and their shepherds.
Ironically, here in India, home to over a billion people, it is still possible to find vast virgin forests
and endless fields of wildflowers and ranges of un-named, unclimbed summits. Blue sheep,
Himalayan Thar, even bear and snow leopard abound.

Your Travel Organizer: Sunshine Himalayan Adventures: Founded in 1996 ,


Sunshine Himalayan Adventures (SHA) is an approved Tour Operator in the Northern Indian
State of Himachal Pradesh (HP) and the only one permitted to offer tours in the pristine
wilderness of India’s newest National Park – The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP). SHA
is dedicated to responsible Eco-tourism principles and tour products that are environmentally
sustainable and
economically beneficial to the local people. We offer our clients the opportunity to experience the
beauty and wonder of the Western Himalayan ecosystem and the exciting culture of the
renowned Kullu Valley, known throughout India as the “Valley of the Gods.”

Our Mission: Creating a New Model for Responsible


Ecotourism:

SHA has a unique and exclusive relationship with the regional Kullu Valley
organization, SAHARA (The Society for Scientific Advancement of Hills &
Rural Areas) operating under its guidance. The ecotourism program continues
developing a paradigm wherein local villagers actually benefit from having
their ancestral lands turned into a wilderness preserve. Part of the plan is to
train local youths in eco-tourism and trekking so that more resources become
available to them than ever in the past while wild nature is preserved for
posterity. A plan of simple elegance and sweeping implications!
Day 01
Morning arrival at Aut. Transfer by jeeps to SaiRopa . Breakfast, freshen up.
Introduction to GHNP, biodiversity trail. Lunch and village visit. o/n bonfire diner.
Day 02
Morning Visit to the waterfall and the activity of the day includes rappelling and river
crossing .
Evening bonfire dinner with SAHARA team . We can watch documentaries on the
national park entitled voices and choices and “Valley of Gods”
Day 03
Forenoon
Trekking Excursion to Rola (Trek to ROLA: Rola at the height of 6800 feet offers
striking views of GHNP. It offers an easy to moderate trekking experience)
Continue Trek to Rola. Picnic Lunch on the way.
Afternoon:
Arrival at ROLA
Tent pitching/ Relaxation/Forest Exploration & Bird watching session
(The birds of GHNP are an important part of the Park's biological diversity
and an attraction for bird watchers. The Park falls within one of the globally
important Endemic Bird Areas identified by the ICDP Biodiversity Project.)
Evening
Camp Fire/Cultural Program …antakshri program . o/n Camp
Day 04
A Day in nature : Walk inside a prime forest toward Chalocha …the Tree God.
Have lunch by the river and come back to camp Rolla . There is a huge rock besides the
camp at Rolla where we would practice Rock Climbing before Sundown.
o/n Nati Dance with SAHARA staff.
Day 04
Forenoon
Trek back from Rola to camp base.
Evening
Participate in performing a street play for a local audience comprising of
residents of surrounding villages to convey the message of conservation and
sustainable development (in conjunction with volunteers from SAHARA, a local
NGO).*The Society for Scientific Advancement of Hills & Rural Areas (SAHARA) is a dynamic,
young NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) engaged in enhancement of local livelihoods and
promoting conservation in the villages in the buffer zone of the Great Himalayan National Park
(GHNP). SAHARA has a group of volunteers (KALAA-JATTHA) that spreads the message of
conservation through street plays all year round. The members can then work with SAHARA
personnel to design the street-play at a suitable location in the Eco-Zone according to their
experience. .
Day 05
Morning Departure to Jalori Pass and a small nature walk to Raghavpur Fort
to have the view of the Himalayas. Have hot lunch at jalori Pass or on way
back at Jibhi . Evening bonfire dinner with local songs.
o/n Sai Ropa

Day 06
Morning Start for Kullu river rafting in Kullu . Evening shopping and departure
late evening to Delhi

Day 07
Arrival Delhi

Price of Rs 1,000 per head per day for 6 days ( Children below 16 go at 50%)
- All trek logistic support: porters, cooks, Trekkers would have to pick their own personal luggage
and
sleeping bags which will be provided on campus.
- All meals during trek/tour except
- A fluent English-speaking guide who will be with you from Day 02 to Day 06
- All entrance fees to the Great Himalayan National Park admission fees
-Cost of Rafting
- A list of required and suggested gear needed by trekkers will be provided to participants.
- The above rates does not include:
- Transport
- Changes in programs or flight schedules due to reasons like climate and geographical hazards
- Cost of Personal Porter
- Travel and flight insurance, emergency medical repatriation charges.
- Expenses of personal nature including: liquor/drinks, telephone calls, shopping, etc.
- Tips to porters and trekking staff & any items not mentioned above

This program is conducted by the joint venture of Sunshine Adventures and the
local communities of the eco-zone of the GHNP. Please confirm your details at

Sunshine Himalayan Adventures - Unique Himalayan Tours Helping the Local Environment
Near Arya Samaj Temple, Akhara Bazar Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India -175101
Phone : +91-1902-225182 Fax : +91-1902-222391 Mob: 94181-02083
Email : sunhimalaya@gmail.com, info@sunshineadventure.com
Friends of Nature SAHARA Eco-Tour Operators

Rates negotiated- 8th Mar 09

The best i can offer ( all inclusive) from Kullu to Kullu ( except the fare from/to
Delhi ) would be
Rs 800 (Adults) , Rs 400 ( Children below 12). The best way from Delhi to Aut is by
a volvo or a deluxe bus but this has to be booked at least a week in advance. Do let
me know what your tentative dates would be like.