Forest bathing in the Himalayas


Tirthan Valley camping

Overnight camping in wilderness is quite an adventure and a memorable experience. If you want to experience camping in India, there are many camping destinations in Himachal that you can explore.
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.

In short

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.

camping in the Tirthan valley


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.
  • Stargazing
  • Fishing
  • Photography
  • Birdwatching
  • Learning about wildlife
  • Hiking
  • 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.
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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!

To literally chill

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.

Learning about wildlife.

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 ?

Families with children or small babies

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.

Someone who wants to take it easy

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.

Someone who lags a bit in fitness

Nothing can stop you from being one with nature. Without much of efforts you will get to enjoy the raw wilderness.

Group of friends (any age)

Fed up of meeting your friends always in the same bar, same environment ? Take them all with you for a great camping experience.

Physically-challenged persons

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

Road transportation to the campsite ?

You have to reach Gushaini from where you continue on foot.

Walking distance to the campsite ?

Depending on the campsite you will select, 5 to 60 min.

Any difficulties ?

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).

If you want to try out riverside camping in Tirthan Valley, you should check this one out.

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.

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With the family

An excellent choice for families and those who want to camp close to a Himalayan river.

For peace of mind

Enjoy a leisurely and peaceful riverside experience.

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For larger groups

A great campsite option for larger groups

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For water babies

Go swimming and cool off in the cold Tirthan river.

For luxury camping

Experience Himalayan Ecotourism’s high-quality camping equipment.

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For the perfect holiday

We will definitely offer you a memorable camping experience!

High-Altitude Campsite in Jalori Pass

Road transportation to the campsite ?

Jalori Pass is around a one-hour drive from Banjar. It is located at an altitude of 3150m.

Walking distance to the campsite ?

There are two campsites available. The first one is a 10-min walking distance from the road and the next one is 30 minutes.

Any difficulties ?

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.

If you want to enjoy camping with mountain views, we recommend the Jalori Pass hiking and camping experience.

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.

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For the view !

Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Himalayan range.

For kids

A great opportunity for kids to learn about biodiversity.

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For serenity

Relax in this secluded and serene environment.

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For medium-sized groups

An ideal spot for groups up to 8.

For families

Kids and elderly people can experience this too!

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For adventure

Relish an adventurous atmosphere.

Riverside Camping in Jibhi

Road transportation to the campsite ?

It is a 40-minute drive from Banjar.

Walking distance to the campsite ?

It is a 20-minute walk.

Any difficulties ?

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.

Another riverside campsite is by a river in Jibhi if you want to explore riverside camping in Jibhi.

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.
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For the wilderness

Savor the pristine forests and small river.

For the natural beauty

Soak in the beauty of nature.

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For autumn colours

Make the most of the campsite’s beauty in autumn.

Sarchi meadow

Road transportation to the campsite ?

It is a 45-minute drive from Gushaini.

Walking distance to the campsite ?

It is a 20- to 30-minute walk to the campsite.

Any difficulties ?

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.

The campsite in Sarchi, a large sprawling meadow by a deodar forest, is easily accessible.

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.
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For the cool weather

Relax in the cool weather.

For the forest

Take in the healing nature of the forest with a walk or by forest bathing.

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For great views

Enjoy the charming village nearby and the Himalayas in the backdrop.

Best Season for Camping in Tirthan Valley

The best season for camping in Tirthan Valley is summer (April to June) and autumn (October to November).

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.

Camping Guidelines

We believe in responsible tourism. While we enjoy introducing people to experiences in nature, we also encourage everyone to follow eco-friendly practices when undertaking any activities run by us.

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.

Camping FAQs

What should we pack for camping in Tirthan Valley?

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.

Is camping in Tirthan Valley pet-friendly?

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.

Do the Tirthan valley campsites include electricity, wash tents, etc.?

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.

Are the camping packages (without treks/hikes) for one night only?

Yes, the camping package is for 1N/2D with activities. But we can plan it for longer based on your requirements.

Do we need permission for camping?

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.

Is the cost per tent for camping on private land included in the camping cost?

We may need to camp on private land only if required. The fee is not included in the camping cost.

Do you offer luxury camping in Tirthan Valley and what does it include?

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.

Is camping available throughout the year?

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.

Is camping in the wilderness safe in terms of weather and physical safety?

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

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A peaceful site

Fresh, green and easy to reach.

With young kids

We make the kids and the parents so happy for being together in the wild !

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Protected from the wind and with plenty of woods around you will enjoy the bonfire.

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The place for a BBQ

We can virtually prepare anything you want while camping. Here we are cooking trout fish and paneer on a BBQ.

Come with friends

We will make you to enjoy this very special place.

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Easy access

Almost anyone can reach this place. Excellent choice for first-time campers.

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For large group

We have campsites for small and large groups.

Nothing roadside

The campsites are a short and easy walk away.

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A must for kids

Kids love discovering nature and the camping experience.

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Best comfort

Camping can be adventurous and comfortable.

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Ready for a meeting ?

Disconnect from busyness and relax.

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A raging storm ?

Our camping equipment can handle the crazy weather in the mountains.

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Yoga in the wild !

We can have a yoga instructor join you for a yoga session.

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Nature's gift

You can go foraging for fruits and other edibles.

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Let your soul meet the cosmos.

Treks and hikes in the GHNP

Treks in the Great Himalayan National Park

Multi-day treks

Meet the mighty Himalayas. Explore the Park wilderness.

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Hikes in the Great Himalayan National Park

Day hikes

Enjoy the Himalayan nature in one day only.

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Recognition of Himalayan Ecotourism

Himalayan Ecotourism Awards

Our awards

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 !