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Tirthan Valley camping
Some of the best campsites in Himachal can be found in Tirthan Valley.
Camping in Kullu, Tirthan Valley, allows you to experience nature at its best, from forests and meadows to rivers and the Himalayas. Himalayan Ecotourism is one of the leading camp organisers in Kullu district and we offer some of the best camping in Tirthan Valley.
Our packages include camping with adventure activities and forest bathing in the Himalayas. We also have a range of campsites in Tirthan Valley, each of which offer a unique experience.
Our Easy Camping in the Wild Concept
Our Easy Camping in the Wild concept is just that. It makes camping easy.
For your adventure camping in Tirthan Valley, we have chosen raw sites close to forests. Most of the campsites can be reached in five- to sixty-minutes.
Our staff will take care of all the camping necessities to make your Tirthan Valley camping trip easy and fun! They will:
- Set up your camp and light a bonfire in the evening
- Cook delicious food
- Share their knowledge about the Himalayan wildlife
- Ensure your safety and comfort in the wild
- Carry your belongings and the camping equipment
We offer a genuine camping experience. When you opt to camp with us, you will be pitching tents in a natural environment. It is a real camping adventure! You won’t be going to a place with pitched tents and crowds.
Camping with us is as good as staying in a hotel—with the benefit of adventure—as it includes good food, high-quality tents and equipment, and well-trained and experienced staff.
We can also take you camping in the Great Himalayan National Park. Check out our short treks in GHNP.
We can take you to the selected natural spots in a very leisurely way. Hence allowing you to relax and enjoy an amazing feast of wilderness.
To give your children an opportunity to reconnect with nature.
The Camping Experience
There are many reasons to go camping.
- You don’t want to trek for long hours or put in too much physical effort.
- You have a short time to enjoy the place.
- You want an accessible experience, which includes kids, older people, and people with disabilities.
- You want to experience nature and enjoy the natural environment.
- You are looking for some adventure!
When you go camping with us, there are a host of activities that you can enjoy.
- Learning about wildlife
- And to literally chill!
Camping is an inclusive experience. It is for:
- Families with children or babies
- Someone who wants to take it easy
- Someone who lags a bit in fitness
- Group of friends (any age)
- People with disabilities
Our Camping Equipment
We have some of the best luxury tents in Himachal, which we import from Europe.
The tents are reliable and comfortable. They are designed to withstand various weather conditions. This is especially important in the mountains where the weather is unpredictable.
The camping equipment generally includes staples like tent, sleeping mattress, camping furniture, and other camping gear such as BBQ. We have options in most at varying rates, which you can select when you book a camping experience with us.
Read more about our camping equipment here.
To give your children an opportunity to reconnect with nature.
What could be done ?
Feel alive and twinkle with the stars. The high altitude of your camp and the absence of city lights provides you with a crystal clear sky. You can identify different constellations, stars, galaxies and planets. And if you get lucky, the star might fall for you too!
When you want to escape the heat and hectic schedule to enjoy the chilled fresh air amidst nature.
The Himalayan landscapes offers great opportunity for the photographers as it is rich in flora and fauna. The sunrise and sunset, snow covered valleys, misty tress, you will be mesmerized and have good collection of photographs.
Indian Himalayas has a wide variety of various beautiful and rare birds. Camping in the wild will definitely help you watch these lovely birds at various time of the day and will help you to know them better and increase your vocabulary about birds.
You will have a naturalist guide accompanying you who will provide you the knowledge of the complete surroundings while you are camping. You will definitely discover a lot.
Who could go ?
With this package, you can camp without any worries with your kids and make them learn and feel about nature and its beauty. With our team you are in the safest hands. Your safety and comfort are our first priority.
When you really want to escape your everyday life and find a refuge in the lap of nature without having walk long distance. This camping package will be your favorite.
Nothing can stop you from being one with nature. Without much of efforts you will get to enjoy the raw wilderness.
Fed up of meeting your friends always in the same bar, same environment ? Take them all with you for a great camping experience.
When it comes to going into the wild we love to offer the same opportunity to everyone. Tell us about your challenge, we will tell you what we can do for you ! Don't be scared and just trust us :-)
Campsites in Tirthan Valley
There are different types of campsites in Tirthan Valley and you can choose the one that excites you the most!
Riverside campsites in the Tirthan valley
You have to reach Gushaini from where you continue on foot.
Depending on the campsite you will select, 5 to 60 min.
The campsite that comes first is also easier and accessible even for people with physical disabilities. The next nice campsite is around 30 minutes from Gushaini. While the trail has gentle slopes, it is manageable even if you are not in the best shape.
Riverside atmosphere !
Trout angling available.
In summer (May, June or even September) the riverside camps may be hot during the day (above 30 degrees).
We may have to share the campsite with other group(s).
Some of the lands are private. The owners of the land may charge some tent pitching fees (around 200 rs per tent).
There are two campsites available. You will be camping by the pristine Tirthan river. The Tirthan Valley riverside camp is a short walking distance and one of the best locations in Tirthan for camping.
You can bathe in the river, try trout fishing (we can arrange for the fishing equipment), or go on a day hike. A BBQ too can be arranged here.
The riverside camp in Tirthan is also good for kids.
An excellent choice for families and those who want to camp close to a Himalayan river.
High-Altitude Campsite in Jalori Pass
Jalori Pass is around a one-hour drive from Banjar. It is located at an altitude of 3150m.
There are two campsites available. The first one is a 10-min walking distance from the road and the next one is 30 minutes.
The first campsite is easy to reach. With the help of our staff, it is accessible even for people with physical disabilities. The second campsite is a little further away, and while the trail has gentle slopes, it is manageable even if you are not in the best shape.
Great view of the Himalayan range !
Cool even in the middle of the summer.
No crowd at the campsite.
Gets very cold in case of bad weather.
The location of the campsites is exposed to wind. In case of a storm, the experience can be quite adventurous!
No sources of water nearby. Our staff will carry water in jerrycans. Campsite may not be available in winter in case of heavy snowfall.
Camping at this high-altitude campsite is as adventurous as it gets! Jalori Pass is nearly 3000m high and it can be colder, windy, and sometimes stormy.
The campsite is close to a golden oak forest and there are fantastic views of the Himalayan mountain range. You will be so close to the clouds that you can even touch them!
The campsite is cooler in summer as compared to riverside camping. There could also be some snowfall during summer. From this high perch, you can observe wildlife and birds such as vultures and eagles. You can also go on short hikes.
Riverside Camping in Jibhi
It is a 40-minute drive from Banjar.
It is a 20-minute walk.
Though it is a short distance, it is not easy because the trail includes steep slopes.
Riverside atmosphere under trees !
Cooler than Tirthan Valley.
The forest around is nice but you have a limited view as the campsite is at the bottom of a steep valley.
The trail to the campsite can be difficult for those who are not in the best shape.
This campsite is perfect if you want to escape the crowds. It is one of the secluded campsites in Jibhi, which is away from the more commercial parts of the valley.
It is peaceful and you can spend time by the river with your friends and family.
It is a 45-minute drive from Gushaini.
It is a 20- to 30-minute walk to the campsite.
You won’t be walking on flat ground. However, it is accessible for people with physical disabilities with the help of our staff.
Great view of the GHNP !
Crossing a traditional village before reaching the campsite.
Cool air in the summer as it is located at an altitude of around 2700m.
Large meadow with a forest
It has gotten popular, so you might not be the only campers. But it is large enough to find a secluded corner.
Might be a bit cold in case of bad weather or outside the best season.
Since the space is large, you can choose where to pitch the tent. Sarchi is at 2700m, so it is cool even in summer. It is a good place for forest bathing.
You can go for a walk in the forest or hike to other meadows nearby. There are lots of birds here, which makes it a good spot for birdwatching.
Best Season for Camping in Tirthan Valley
You can also camp in the winter months if the weather is manageable though some places like Jalori Pass may be closed because of snowfall.
However, camping during peak monsoon (July and August) is not recommended.
Our staff is well-trained and we follow camping guidelines and avoid damaging the environment. This includes not leaving behind litter, causing no harm to wildlife, and being careful with bonfires.
Learn more about responsible tourism.
Pack light. Bring essentials such as sunhats, sunscreen, and sunglasses as well as any medicines you need. Our staff will carry a First Aid kit. For clothes, layers are recommended and a jacket for rain/wind. You may start the day with a bright sun and comfortable temperature and end with hail, wind, and cold weather.
You can bring your pet, but it can’t sleep with you in the tent. Most of our tents have a porch where a pet can sleep. Make sure you bring something for your pet to sleep on. You will also need to keep your pet on a leash and can’t let it run in the surroundings.
We don’t have electricity at the campsites, but, on request, we can provide portable solar panels for charging your smartphone. You usually don’t take a bath while camping. Again, on request, we can arrange a wash tent.
Yes, the camping package is for 1N/2D with activities. But we can plan it for longer based on your requirements.
You need permission only if you camp in a protected area, that is, inside the boundaries of the GHNP. The campsites we have listed here are outside GHNP.
We may need to camp on private land only if required. The fee is not included in the camping cost.
We do glamping in Tirthan Valley but it is still a camping experience. We enhance your comfort to the maximum with quality equipment, food, and staff.
Yes, but it is better to do it during the good season, of course. We recommend summer, autumn, and winter when the snowfall is not too heavy.
Camping is an adventure. The weather in the mountains is difficult to predict. Risk of injuries is always higher in the wild as compared to staying at home. However, the wildlife does not pose a risk.
More photos of camping
We can virtually prepare anything you want while camping. Here we are cooking trout fish and paneer on a BBQ.
Treks and hikes in the GHNP
Recognition of Himalayan Ecotourism
Himalayan Ecotourism is the winner of the To Do award 2022 in the field of "Socially Responsible Tourism".
We are also the Overall Winner of the Indian Responsible Tourism Award 2019 and the Gold winner in the Best Adventure Operator category.
We have been declared winner of the Sustainable Tourism Award 2019 by Skal International and Biosphere.
Our cooperative-based model of social enterprise and our efforts to conserve the Himalayas are the main reasons for winning these awards.
Thank you to all our cooperative members, our customers, our friends and well-wishers !