Hidden away in the omnipresent beauty of Himachal Pradesh lies a not-so-explored (read not exploited for profit) tourist spot in Kullu District: Tirthan Valley. As surprising as it may be, there’s no valley named Tirthan. It is the river’s name; the region itself is called Seraj. To make things easier for tourists, it is called Tirthan Valley.

With towering mountains and clean rivers running through the Valley, Tirthan Valley is a perfect spot for adventure seekers and offbeat travelers. (This is not an exhaustive list!!) This destination is for everyone seeking an escape and wanting to rejuvenate their body and mind. This blog will guide you through five must-attend activities in Tirthan Valley.

Move through the dense, lush forests:

A trekking expedition in the Tirthan Valley is undeniably one of the most exhilarating experiences. With numerous trails there for varying skill levels, the valley offers ample opportunities to immerse oneself in the breathtaking beauty of its landscapes.

The Serolsar Lake Trek and the Jalori Pass Trek are popular tourist choices.

Try your hand at Trout Fishing:

Trout fishing is one of the most popular activities in Tirthan Valley. A permit is required for fishing, but it is reasonably easy to obtain. Due to the abundance of opportunities the pristine Tirthan River provides, many tourists try fishing, with brown and rainbow trout being the most popular species. The best times to go trout fishing in Tirthan are early morning or late afternoon.

Explore the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP):

The Great Himalayan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a haven for avid trekkers. It can be accessed from Tirthan Valley or Sainj Valley. Many endangered species, including snow leopards, musk deer, serows, and cheer pheasants, are protected in the park. GHNP is widespread among explorers, providing various trekking and camping opportunities. The walks, which vary in difficulty, offer breathtaking scenery as they go.

With over 200 different species of birds, including the Himalayan monal, cheer pheasant, and koklass pheasant, the valley is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars to record these fantastic experiences.

Adventure activities for thrill seekers:

Tirthan Valley is ideal for adventure, outdoor, and natural activities. Adventure sports, including rock climbing and rappelling, are popular among tourists. Another popular adventure sport in the area is river crossing on the Tirthan River. You can take an exhilarating trip through the freezing spray of River Tirthan by sliding across its tumultuous waters while wearing a safety harness.

Reconnect with yourself by the river:

Although many activities are not mentioned here, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention this serene and peaceful activity. Going to such a picturesque and serene place, one of the most fun things to do is just set up a camp by the pristine Tirthan River and soak in all the beauty and peace the Valley offers. You could also try Yoga and meditation. Combining such ancient practices and the natural surroundings will leave you refreshed and at peace.

These were just a few activities one can do while in Tirthan Valley. With its beauty, Tirthan Valley promises an experience unlike any other. What else are you waiting for? Rejuvenate your body and mind by visiting Tirthan Valley.