The Tirthan valley is the main gateway to the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP). Actually, without the national park, the secluded valley would have probably remained unknown.
The name of the valley comes from the Tirthan River that flows from Tirth, its origins located in the GHNP, and ends at Larji in the Beas river.Compared to other destination in Himachal, the valley is still well preserved and offers the perfect environment for those who are looking for a peaceful holiday.
The region is dotted with Himalayan villages.
You will be fascinated by the quaint aspect of the traditional architecture. Tirthan valley is not commercialized and the locals are happy keeping it that way. They believe in self-sustainability. Apart from growing their own food and building their own houses, they indulge in collecting grass for their cattle, weaving their own clothes, weaving their own baskets, preserving food for winters, grazing cattle, weaving woolens. Take a morning walk to some of the hamlets in the valley to observe their lifestyle, and be ready to be invited for a cup of tea at their homes. People in Tirthan valley are very friendly and welcoming.