Shilt Hut Trek

Reach a panoramic viewpoint in the Park Book

Duration 3 to 4 days
Difficulty (stamina)
Difficulty (technical)
Altitudes Lowest : 1590 m / highest : 3000 m
Difference in altitude Ascent : 1410 m / Descent : 1410 m
Best time to go April to June and October to November

Route with timing
4 day Trek 3 day Trek
Day 1 Gushaini (1580m) to Rolla (2100m) Gushaini (1580m) to Rolla (2100m)
Day 2 Rolla (2100m) to Shilt (3000m) Rolla (3000m) to Shilt (3000m)
Day 3 Shilt (3000m) to Rolla (3000m) Shilt (3000m) to Gushaini (1580m)
Day 4 Rolla (3000m) to Gushaini (1580m)
Extended route One day hike to Rakhundi Top from Shilt. Need to spend two nights at Shilt.

Trek description - 4 day Mode

Day 1
The first step of this trek is Rolla. See the Rolla trek for description of the first day.

Day 2
From Rolla you continue your path via the Tirthan river. Soon you will follow a narrow trail which climbs steeply across the forest. In the forest you’ll explore great and rare varieties of birds and mammals.

You’ll reach Shilt hut in another 3 hours. Spend the day sightseeing and experience the majestic glaciers. After setting up the camp at Shilt, enjoy the campfire and your meal under the stars, like the movies!

On the ascent towards Shilt Hut

Shilt Hut

Day 3
Don’t miss the beautiful sunrise because of sleep! You won’t forget the view for the rest of your life. Observe the birds early morning. The changing colors of the sky are another treat you shouldn’t miss. Have a relaxed afternoon and a lazy lunch. Descend toward Rolla where you’ll spend one more night.

Spotting wildlife around Shilt

Day 4
Descend to Gushaini on the same trial. When back amongst civilization, you’ll surely miss the bliss of the mountains.

Trek description - 3 Day mode

The programme is same except that in 3 days you descend directly from Shilt to Gushaini. It is long and a bit tiresome for your legs and feet, but feasible for those who want to reach Shilt in 3 days trek only.

Rakhundi Top

Rakhundi Top is a very beautiful panoramic view point above Shilt and an excellent wildlife spotting place. You need to spend two nights at Shilt to hike up to Rakhundi in the morning and return to Shilt in the evening.

Waterfall on the way to Rakhundi Top

You can also spend a night at Rakhundi Top. In that case you need to carry your drinking water from Shilt because there is no water source at Rakhundi.

Rakhundi Top