Kharungcha - The Sounds of Silence

from Rs. 3,999/-

"Just 4-5 days back, a leopard took away my pet dog from near my house", gribbed Dhyanchand, one of inhaiatant of this sleepy little hamlet of Kharungcha, as we striked a conversation at the gate of the Great Himalayan National Park.

  • Duration
    4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Vacation Type
    Leisure & Relaxation
  • Altitude
    6500 ft. approx.
  • Best Time to Visit
    Throughout the year, except rainy season (July-Aug)
"Just 4-5 days back, a leopard took away my pet dog from near my house", gribbed Dhyanchand, one of inhaiatant of this sleepy little hamlet of Kharungcha, as we striked a conversation at the gate of the Great Himalayan National Park. "It's a very small village", he continued. "It doesn't have more than 10 houses..But its serene and beautiful indeed". "Come, I'll show you my village". It's just a 15 minutes walk from here.

And so we made a move. Chatting about the park and the variety of flora and fauna found. Walking through a beautiful thickly forested stretch, and leaving behind a small yet stunning waterfall on the way, we got closer into the vicinity of the village.

The first glimpse said it all. The village was still a few hundred meters away, but the wooden houses could be seen through the blanket of trees surrounding the narrow trail. I could feel the silence in the air, occasionally perturbed by the ruffles of the leaves, or the chirping of birds.

Kharungcha is small. Just a cluster of few houses close to each other. The village is virtually in the lap of the GHNP, with just the mighty peaks, thick forest, and the friendly inhabitants for company.

Are you a 'Kharungcha' kind of a person??

Do you wish to wish to remain virtually cut off from the rest of the world??
Do you enjoy having a conversation with silence??
Do you wish to be transported to a place where time has stood still??
Do you wish to lead a simple mountain life with no luxury, but only to meet the simplistic needs of life???
Then you have come at the right place!!!!!

First things first..There is no road connectivity to Kharungcha. The nearest town is Gushaini, from where you need to undertake a moderate trek along the Tirthan river to reach here. An average person would take close to 2.5 hours to complete the journey. The village is just a 15-20 minutes walk from the main gate of the GHNP.

Gushaini is a big village in the Tirthan Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Big, if you compare it too Kharungcha. Tiny, if you speak generally. Known as the starting point for the trek to the Great Himalayan National Park, it is well connected with other towns/cities.

Distance from major towns:
Kullu - 60 kms ; Manali - 100 kms ; Chandigarh - 268 kms ; Delhi - 496 kms

How to Reach:
From Delhi, take the Manali highway. When you reach at the entrance of the Aut tunnel, you could see a road going straight with large hoardings of Great Himalayan National Park. Take this road, and you will reach a town called Banjaar in an hour. From Banjaar, Gushaini is a beautiful drive of close to half an hour along the Tirthan river.

A guide will be present at the iron bridge in Gushaini, to accompany you till Kharungcha.
Brief Details:
  • No of Days - 4 days / 3 nights
  • Vacation Type - Leisure & Relaxation
  • Max Altitude - 6500 ft. approx.
  • How to Reach : No roads. 2.5 hrs trek from Gushaini
  • Meals : Included (Simple home cooked vegetarian food)
  • Best Time to Visit - Throughout the year, except rainy season (July-Aug)

Raman Home Stay

- 3 nights stay at the home stay in Kharungcha
- All meals (Starting from lunch on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day)
- Guide from Gushaini to Kharungcha and return.

- Transportation Cost6 from Delhi to Gushaini
- Personal expense of any kind.
- Any other thing not mentioned in Inclusions.

Total Package Costs Rs. 3,999 /-*

Terms & Conditions:

Cancellation Policy:
- Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek - 50% refund
- Cancellations between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek - 25% refund
- Cancellations less than 20 days to the start of the trek - No refund

If a trek is canceled at the last moment due to unforeseen circumstances / govt. restrictions / weather conditions (like landslides, rain, earthquake, strikes, bandhs, etc), 'The Offbeat Soul' will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.

Cancellations requests are entertained only on mail.

Refund Policy
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Though maximum efforts are made to ensure the safety of the trekkers, 'The Offbeat Soul' will not be responsible for any injuries, both physical or mental, caused directly or indirectly in the trekking activities.

All participants are requested to download the 'Risk Form' and get it along with them on their respective treks.

It is understood that while registering yourself for any trek, you are well aware of the all the risks involved in high altitude trekking. You have taken efforts to understand what AMS (Acute Mountain sickness' is, and you are in a good state to manage your altitude related emergencies.

When you register for the trek, it is presumed that you are in a perfect physical and mental condition to undertake the rigours of a high altitude trek with low oxygen levels. We assume that you are able to jog a distance of 5 kms in 30 minutes.

The Offbeat Soul has the right to ask a trekker to discontinue the trek at any point if he/she does not meet our expected fitness requirement. In this case, the trekker will be accompanied by our staff back till the base camp.

Last minute changes / Delays
It may happen under some extreme circumstances, that there may be some last minute changes in the planned itinerary. The trek may start a day later or end a day earlier due to volatile climatic conditions, political restrictions, or any other reason. In such cases, The Offbeat Soul is not liable to refund the trek, either fully or partly. The participant cannot ask for compensation for any injury, loss or damage due to such changes.

- Drinking and Smoking are strictly prohibited during the trek. You will be disqualified from the trek with immediate effect if found flouting the rules.
- The Offbeat Soul is not responsible for any loss or damage of your belongings or equipment on the trek.
- Any damage to the equipments by the participant, other than the normal wear and tear, will be billed to you. Our decision on such matters will be final and binding.