Rolla Trek: A gentle introduction to the GHNP
Rolla is also a good trek for first-timers to trekking, though you may consider to go up to Shilt hut if you have one more day.
The trek begins at the road-head Gushaini. From there, you hike through the ecozone of the park along the Tirthan river to the reach the park gate where the national park begins.
Rolla is located 30 to 45 minutes walking distance from the Park Gate. You wish to go further ? Then you need to add at least one day to your trek :-).
Rolla Trek features
Day-min : The minimum number of days required for the trek
Day-max : The maximum number of days you can spend on this trek. Prolonged itinerary can be discussed with our team.
AWTD : Average walking time per day (<3 : easy, 3 to 5 : moderate, >5 : strenuous)
Min : Minimum altitude of your trek.
Max : Maximum altitude of your trek.
Ascent : The difference of altitude between the trek starting point and the highest point of the trek.
Descent : The difference of altitude between the highest point of the trek and the trek ending point.
Stamina : The physical effort involved during your trek. Rated from 0 (easiest) to 100 (most strenuous). If you have an average fitness you can consider all the treks up to 50. See here for more details
Technical : Difficulty of your trek in terms of exposure to danger and required experience.
0 to 20 : No difficulties,
20 to 40 : Walk on good mountain trails,
40 to 60 : Some walks on difficult mountain trails (steep slope, rocks, etc.),
60 to 80: You are exposed to some dangers (void, snow, falling rocks, etc.),
80 to 100 : Experience required (please inquire).
Overall : Average between Stamina and Technical rating.
Rolla trek map
A very good mountain trail following the Tirthan river takes you up to the village Ropa. Then it continues upto the Park gate gradually taking you in a wilder environment. After the gate you remain very close to the river up to Rolla.
Rolla Trek elevation profile
Nothing very steep on this trek. The path goes up and down toward the Park gate through some nice forests. From the Gate to Rolla you are with the chanting river in the wilderness of the GHNP.
Best time to trek to Rolla
You can also consider July, September and December. We even had trekkers to Rolla in Jan and Feb !
Rolla trek itinerary
The trek starts from the village Gushaini where we have our office.
As your trek is in progress the human population decreases and nature turns into natural wilderness. You go through the village of Ropa and then the tiny Kauncha.
Wake up with the sound of the Tirthan river.
You go down via the same way to the Gushaini where you are welcome for a tea at our office.
More photos of the Rolla trek
Similar treks in the Great Himalayan National Park
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