Sainj Valley Trek

enquire now Bounded to the East by the Himalayan Mountains, the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) forms part of the boundary between four ecological zones: (1) the dry deserts of interior Asia and the well-watered lowlands of the Indian plains, (2) the Oriental and Palearctic faunal realms, (3) the high plateau of Tibet and the jumbled Himalayan peaks, and (4) the catchments of the Beas and Sutlej Rivers, both mighty tributaries of the Indus. Because of its complex geography and its great variations in altitude, the limited area of the Park encompasses an enormous range of species, which span the subtropical to the alpine and include those characteristic of the south-east Asian forests as well as those found across Siberia and the Asian steppes. Few ecological sanctuaries present such a variety of wildlife habitat and biological diversity in such a small area. Described aptly as a trek for beginners , this particular trek takes you across remotest villages ( still without electricity), dramatic landscapes and beautiful villages. The walk is mild and has been described by the past first time trekkers as just the right mix of culture, adventure and trekking.

Overview

Responsible Ecotourism :
Joint Venture with BTCA - Unlike other tour operators (many of whom are not locally based and often exploit the local population), SHA is based in Kullu (HP) and has a unique relationship with the regional Kullu Valley organization, BTCA. BTCA is a non-governmental society (NGO) of locally organized Kullu Valley villagers who are registered with the Government of India. BTCA is dedicated to helping the local village people improve the quality of their lives by developing sustainable local economies (such as ecotourism). These are linked to the protection of the local environment. Our joint venture with BTCA ensures that your fees actually help to support the local people and build sustainable livelihoods.

DAY 01 Transfer to Sainj Rest House for freshening up and pre trek preparations .

DAY 02 The first long day you have a moderate accent to Shakti, which acclimatizes the trekkers for the trek.

DAY 03 Shakti Village to Lapah campsite (2800 meters) at lower meadow bridge in Humkhani forest.

DAY 04 Lapah to Shangrah Campsite†

DAY 05 Shanngrah Village visit and onwards to neuli for catching a cab to Sai Ropa Tourist Center:††

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01
Early morning arrival at Aut tunnel in Volvo .Transfer to Sainj Rest House for freshening up and pre trek preparations . Onwards trek to Chengah† camp Site in the Sainj Valley Wildlife Sanctuary . Bird watching trail . Evening bonfire dinner and stay at Chengah in tents. Distance from Aut to Sainj : 1and half hour / Sainj to Neuli† I hour Neuli to Chengah 3 hours ( 8 km)

DAY 02
The first long day you have a moderate accent to Shakti, which acclimatizes the trekkers for the trek. We cover a distance of almost 14 Kms going along the Sainj Nala on to Shakti at 2100 meters. o/n Shakti @ Trekkers hut

DAY 03
Shakti Village to Lapah campsite (2800 meters) at lower meadow bridge in Humkhani forest. This forest is home to the endangered king of the birds the Western Tragopan. (In the villages close to GHNP, the local name of Western Tragopan is Jujurana (Juju means bird and rana means king) i.e. the king of the birds. There is a local legend that the Lord created this pheasant and all the birds in the universe donated a feather each to give it color and unparalleled beauty. The male is one of the world's most spectacular birds: black on the head, a deep crimson on face and mantle and orange on breast, the black belly and dark wings are spangled with star-like white specks. The female is dull brown. Though rare, with luck we might see them. O/n Camp

DAY 04
Lapah to Shangrah Campsite† Today we climb uphill through a thick forest to the magnificent Shangarh Thatch. The thatch is a beautiful high and wide meadow. There are great mountain vistas and opportunities for observing wildlife. The trek halts here for a rest day to explore the wildlife and the surroundings. O/n camp

DAY 05
Shanngrah Village visit and onwards to neuli for catching a cab to Sai Ropa Tourist Center:†† Our day hikes would be spent on decent through dense forest, walnut trees, medicinal herbs, etc. We would also visit the Jogni (outdoor prayer site) to have a magnificent view of the peaks of the GHNP. Once back at Neuli we would catch the cabs onwards to Aut where we will take evening Volvo back to Delhi

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