Entrance to the park is by permit, with additional charges for still and video cameras. Permits for the core zone can be obtained at the head office in Shamshi and the range offices in Shairopa (Tirthan Valley) and Ropa (Sainj Valley).

Entry Fee Structure

Please check with the park authorities for latest fees.

Category Terms Rates per head or per Item
Indian nationals Per day Rs 100
Foreign nationals Per day Rs 400
Indian students Per day Rs 50
Foreign students Per day Rs 250
Still camera Non-commercial No rates have been fixed
Video camera,
Indian citizen
Non-commercial per day Rs 150
Video camera, foreigner Non-commercial per day Rs 300
Video camera, foreigner Commercial Contact park director for approval and fees

Insurance

Visitors of more than one day to GHNP are strongly advised to buy travel insurance that covers emergency medical treatment and evacuation.

Trekking Routes

GHNP’s two main areas for trekking are the ecozone and the Park interior. All activities in the park are conducted on foot – there is no provision for motor safaris.

All four of the park’s valleys offer moderate to difficult treks. Multi-day treks include strenuous climbing, requiring thorough preparation and stamina.

Proper trekking gear is also necessary, particularly to cope with unexpected drops in temperature.

GHNP and Eco-Zone Rules
Follow the rules and guidelines in GHNP (click to enlarge)

Follow the rules and guidelines in GHNP (click to enlarge)

Rules Checklist (click to see the entire list)
Forbidden Items and Activities within GHNP (click to see the entire list)
Advice on Trekking

Your choice of trekking route should match your fitness level. If you are in good health, you should easily be able to trek up to 4,000 m.

Some treks within GHNP are very strenuous – e.g. over the Pin Parvati Pass (5319m) – and require excellent health and trekking experience, as well as mountaineering, snow-walking and orientation skills.

During your trek, bear the following points in mind:(click to see the entire list)
What to carry along with you : Clothing and other items

Dress appropriately for the season and wear thin layers of clothing. Your trekking boots should have good ankle support and sturdy soles. Don’t wear new boots on your trek as this can cause chafing and blisters.

Advice on trekking gears to carry along (Click to enlarge)

Advice on trekking gears to carry along (Click to enlarge)

Other essential clothing is listed below:(click to see the entire list)
Additional items to bring are listed below:(click to see the entire list)
For multi-day treks, you should also bring the following:(click to see the entire list)