The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India, in the far western Himalaya.

Coordinates To Coordinates From
Latitude range N 31°38’28” N 31°54’58”
Longitude range E 77° 20’11” E 77°45’00”
GHNP’s lowest altitude is 1,700m above sea level, rising to 5,800m at the highest peak.

The park is open for most of the year. During the winter, some areas are inaccessible due to snow. Please check the current conditions  or call the park authorities before beginning your journey.

There are four different starting points for trekking within the park, depending on which valley you wish to visit.  For details, visit our Trekking section.

Road Access to GHNP
From Delhi: Approximately 480km, 10 to 12 hrs journey
Route Delhi > Ambala > Chandigarh > Roopnagar > Kiratpur > Bilaspur > Mandi > Pandoh > AutDelhi to Chandigarh by National Highway 1, then to Aut in Mandi district by NH 21. The towns of Chandigarh and Swarghtat can be targeted to stay for staging the trip. Road journey in the mountain terrain of Himachal provides good views of Gobindsagar Lake near Bilaspur, followed by lush and wide Bahl Valley. The drive continues through the outskirts of Mandi which leads into the Pandoh gorge. After Pandoh comes the small town of Aut from where a link road goes across the bridge over Beas River into the Banjar valley, where the Park is located.
From Dharamsala: Approximately 170km, 6-8 hrs journey
Route Dharamsala > Palampur > Baijnath > Joginder Nagar > Mandi > Pandoh > Aut
From Shimla: Approximately 185km, 6-8hrs journey
Route Shimla > Darlaghat > Brahamphukkar > Jukala > Ghaggas > Sundernagar > Mandi > Aut
From Manali: Approximately 70km, 2- 3hrs journey
Route Manali > Naggar > Kullu > Aut
Bus and Taxi Services
Kullu bus station

Kullu bus station

Name and address Contact numbers
Himachal Road Transport Corporation, Bus stand, Banjar 01903-221243 (office)
Himachal Road Transport Corporation Bus Stand, Kullu HRTC Enquiry 01902-222728, Regional manager: 01902-222452 (office)
Himachal Road Transport Corporation, booking office, Aut 81630-4547 (mobile)
Seraj Valley Taxi Operators’ Union, Banjar
  • President, Mr Bhagwan Singh: 94180-03138 (mobile)
  • General Secretary,Mr Kundan Lal: 94184-12477 (mobile)
Taxi Union, Sainj
  • President, Mr Om Prakash Thakur: 98164-30884 (mobile)
  • General Secretary, Mr Diwan Dogra: 98169-72358 (mobile)
Markanda Taxi Union, Aut
  • President, Shri Bhupender Pal: 94180-63142 (mobile)
  • General Secretary, Shri Ravinder Kumar: 86288-32242 (mobile)
The closest major railway station to GHNP is 296km away, in Chandigarh, from where you can take a taxi or bus to District Kullu.

Alternatively, you can take a mainline train from Delhi to Pathankot, then the toy train to Joginder Nagar, near Baijnath, in District Mandi. The toy train takes around ten hours to cover 100km of beautiful countryside. From Joginder Nagar, you can take a taxi or bus to District Kullu.

Toy trains running in Himachal

Toy trains running in Himachal

From Pathankot to Joginder Nagar

Joginder Nagar railway station phone number
General information
Flights to Bhunter, Kullu

Air India is currently the only service provider on this route, operating direct flights every morning except Tuesdays. Return flights also operate every morning except Tuesdays.

Kullu is served by Bhuntar Airport, also known as Kullu Manali Airport. Located in the heart of a picturesque valley, it offers car rental, parking, restrooms and ticketing counters.

Kullu airport

Kullu airport

From New Delhi to  Bhunter From Chandigarh to Bhunter
Airlines operating Air India (Delhi – Bhunter) except Tuesday Himachal Holidays ( Chandigarh – Bhunter)
Airlines Contact details Station Manager, Mob: +91-98166-34787, Station Manager, Mob: +91-98160-02323,
Airport Authority contact details Mr Gaurav Mishra, Terminal Manager, Mob: +91-94594-08789, Kullu Airport,Bhuntar, HP 175125 Tel: 01902-265052. Fax: 01902-265062
General information
Starting Points for Treks
Main treks in GHNP ( Click to enlarge)

Main treks in GHNP ( Click to enlarge)

Tirthan Valley
The roadhead for trekking in Tirthan Valley is at Gushaini, around 52km from Aut on an all-weather road.
Sainj Valley
The Sainj Valley trek begins at Neuli, 46 km by road from Aut. Around 5km short of Neuli is the village of Ropa, from where a gravel road climbs up to Shangarh – famous for its large meadow surrounded by cedar trees. This road is very narrow and only suitable for four-wheel-drive vehicles.
Jiwa Nal Valley
Siund village, the starting point for Jiwa Nal Valley treks, is around 35km from Aut. The village is located at the confluence of the Jiwa and Sainj rivers.
Parvati Valley
After Aut, follow NH21 up to Bhuntar, then take the link road to Manikaran and up to Barshaini. You can begin the trek from either Barshaini or the more popular village of Pulga, which has an old forest rest house. The trek ascends to Mantalai and the Pin Parvati Pass (5,319m).
Routes from Aut to Trekking Road-Heads
Tirthan Valley trek
Route Aut > Larji Dam > Shai Ropa > Gushaini
Sainj Valley trek
Route Aut > Larji dam > Sainj
Jiwa Nal Valley trek
Route Aut > Larji Dam > Sainj > Siund
Parvati trek