Located at 1600m, Tirthan is one of Himachal’s best-kept secrets. With lush forests, meadows and light snowfall, this trek is perfect for beginners and families looking for a break from the heat of the plains. A 3-day trek that begins from the beautiful city of Manali and takes you through the heart of Himachal. Also known as the Khorna Trek, the Tirthan Valley Trek is an easy trek ideal for beginners and families. Our Basecamp in the Sajwar region is a comfortable launch pad for the trek. With spacious swiss tents and a beautiful dining area, the trek gradually ushers you into camping. You will spend a total of 3 nights camping in the lush pine and fir forests of Himachal. With minimal altitude gain over the days, short trekking distances and comfortable amenities, the Tirthan Valley Trek is one of our favourite short treks.
Best Time : January - December
Duration : 06 Days
Max. Altitude : 335o metres
Commences At : Manali
Ends At : Manali
Tirthan Valley is located in the heart of Himachal Pradesh, near the city of Manali. It gets its name from the Tirthan river and shares a border with the Great Himalayan National Park. Tirthan Valley is a 114km drive from Chandigarh and can also be accessed by flying to Manali.
Yes, the Tirthan Valley Trek is perfect for beginners and children as young as 7. The trek is an easy level trek with minimal altitude gain and is the perfect opportunity to introduce your child to the wonders of nature and trekking. The trek begins from a fixed campsite that has a working dining area and fixed loos, thus easing them into camping one step at a time.
There is a low chance of snow in the summer months as the maximum altitude is close to 3000 metres. Monsoon has a high chance of hail and sleet, especially at higher altitudes. The winter months and early spring will see plenty of snow on the trail.
The Tirthan Valley Trek is an easy trek. You will trek for a maximum of 5-6 hours a day and will gain minimal altitude. The trek also has 4 days of trekking and can easily be done on a long weekend any time of the year. The trek takes you through the lush forests of Himachal and you will also get a chance to learn about life in the mountains and the Gujjar community.
Yes, we at Adventure-Pulse can organize the Tirthan Valley Trek for a minimum group of 4. Thus, giving you the flexibility of dates and convenience. We also help with drafting fitness plans for individuals and will ensure that you have an experience to remember.
Absolutely, as our basecamp is fixed (structures are placed throughout the year) we can extend your stay in the valley. You can relax and unwind at our comfortable campsite for as long as you like, additional days will be charged on actuals.
For ladies travelling alone, we provide single tents and washrooms designated only for women. A female trek guide will also accompany you on the trail.
An easy trek with pleasant temperatures. A high chance of rain during the monsoon seasons. Day-time temperatures can range from 15C-20C and at night 0C-5C.
The Tirthan Valley Trek is an easy trek perfect for beginners and children. As the totally trekking time and distance are relatively less, a 3-week fitness plan is ideal.
WEEK 1: Develop a habit of getting up early in the morning and run / brisk walk for a minimum 2 – 3 km, at least 3 – 4 days a week. This would represent 20 – 25 minutes of cardio. Also, avoid taking elevators and start using the stairs instead. To start with, climb 3 – 4 floors each day to make your thigh muscles strong. If running is not your thing, you can cycle for about 20 minutes or swim for about 500 m, at least 4 times a week.
WEEK 2: Being consistent with your exercise during week 1, increase your distance to 3 – 4 km and 5 times a week. You can also start with interval training which is a method of training the cardiovascular system by elevating the heart rate significantly and then allowing it to recover for a period before elevating it again. Ex. You may sprint to push your heart rate, then walk to allow it to calm down before starting the sprint again.
WEEK 3: Strength & Endurance. After successfully following the schedule for the first 4 weeks, Just be consistent with your work out and increase the intensity slowly.
Please feel free to contact us in case you want a personalised fitness plan. Celebrate the small victories and have fun with the workouts!
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