Rappelling At Tirthan Valley, Kullu Manali Himalaya of Himachal Pradesh

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How to Reach

  • By Road: The nearest major bus station is Kullu (25 Km) and Kullu is very well connected by buses and cabs to all major north indian cities including Delhi (550 Km), Chandigarh (310 km), Shimla (300 Km) and Ambala (300 km). You get buses / cabs to Kasol.. 
  • By Rail: The closest railheads are at Chandigarh (310 km) and Ambala (300 km). You get buses / cabs to Kullu. It takes around 8 hrs. Kasol is an hour drive from Kullu. 
  • By Air: Bhuntar, which is 25 km away from Kasol, is the nearest airport. Delhi is the major nearest airport, which is about 565 km away from Manali. Delhi airport is well connected with all major cities in India and many cities abroad. Also you can walk to the rafting spot from the Bhuntar airport which is around 5-6 Km away. 

Things/Equipments to carry

1.Comfortable and loose clothes.
2. Sports shoes. 
3. Water. 
4. Rest is provided by the organizer.


Tirthan Valley is one of the most beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh. Thirthan Valley draws its name from Tirthan River, which originates from glaciers of Himalaya. It is perennial river of cold and clear glacier water. It is abundant of trout fish. A virtual paradise for anglers. It is an off beat tract far from the meddling clouds, ideal for trekker and natural lovers.

Tirthan Valley lies on the banks of River Tirthan. The area is known for the Trout fishing and access to Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP). Tirthan Valley Area is green and good for trekking, overnight camping, river crossing and all kinds of adventure activities.

The Tirthan Valleys has plenty of rock slopes for Rappelling. Rappelling, is the controlled descent down a rock face using a rope. Climbers use this technique when a cliff or slope is too steep and/or dangerous to descend without protection. Rope access technicians also use this as a method to access difficult-to-reach areas from above for various industrial applications like maintenance, construction, inspection and welding. Rescue teams are also known for using this method as a way to access injured or stranded victims.

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is the newest addition to India's national parks, located in Kullu region in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The park was built in 1984. The park is spread over an area of 1,171 km2 that lies between an altitude of 1500 to 6000m. The Great Himalayan National Park is a habitatto more than 375 fauna species that comprises nearly around 31 mammals, 181 birds, 3 reptiles, 9 amphibians, 11 annelids, 17 mollusks and 127 insects. They are protected under strict guidelines of Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, hence any sort of hunting is not permitted. It also supports the variety of plant life, scattered over the park.

Seolsar Lake 5 km trek from Jalori Pass one can do the Kms. Walk to Seolsar Lake through forests full of oak, blue pine, spruce, fir and Deodar. At one point you come on to a ridge from where you can see the Inner Seraj valley beyond at one end, and the Outer Seraj at the other. Photo of Seolsar Lake in winter.

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  • Continent: Asia
  • Country: India
  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Zone: north
  • Region: Himalayan Range
  • Destination: Kullu-Manali
  • Getaways:
  • Location: Manali
  • Season: jan, feb, mar, apr, may, june, sept, oct, nov, dec
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