Rolla Trek

Rolla Trek

The shortest trek in GHNP.
If you have a time constraint, but still wish to get a feel of the majestic environs of the park, this one is for you. A great option for the first time trekkers.

  • Duration
    2 Days / 1 Night
  • Vacation Type
  • Altitude
    Lowest - 5200ft / Highest - 6900ft
  • Best Time to Visit
    March - June / September - November

Overview of Great Himalayan National Park

Tucked away in the upper ranges of the western part of the Indian Himalayas, the Great Himalayan National Park is a bio diversity hotspot, attracting nature lovers from all around the world.

Spread over 755 sq km, it was concurred the status of a National Park in 1999. One of the last remaining undisturbed Himalayan ecosystem, the GHNP is home to some rare and endangered flora & fauna.

The flora includes some rare species of Buckthorn, Leycesteria, Spurge, Balsams, Valerians, Yew, etc. The GHNP boasts of over 375 fauna species, including 31 species of mammals and 181 species of birds. The park is home to some exotic species of animals like Snow Leopard, Himalayan Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, Blue Sheep, etc.

The presence of some rare and endangered birds make the GHNP a huge attraction for bird lovers. It is the home to the endangered species of Western Tragopan and over 50 species of migratory birds. Some of these include the Himalayan Griffon Vultures, Lammergeyers, Golden Eagles, Raptors, etc.

The GHNP is located at an altitude of 1500m to 6000m. This makes the Park’s vegetation a diverse mix of Moist Deodar Forest, Rhododendron Scrub Forest, Western Mixed Coniferous Forest, Ban Oak Forest, Moist Temperate Deciduous Forest and Himalayan Alpine Pastures. The landscape is characterized by high alpine peaks, alpine meadows and riverine forests.

The above features make the GHNP the perfect place for trekking and camping amidst the bewitching beauty of nature in its fullest bloom. Its remote location and picture perfect setting in the lap of the majestic Himalayas are the ideal ingredients to cut off from the modern mayhem, and spend some 'Me Time' amidst the greens and blues...

Overview of Rolla Trek

The shortest trek in GHNP.

If you have a time constraint, but still wish to get a feel of the majestic environs of the park, this one is for you. A great option for the first time trekkers.
Brief Details:
  • No of Days - 2 days / 1 night
  • Trek Grade - Moderate
  • Max Altitude - Lowest - 5200ft / Highest - 6900ft
  • Best Time to Visit : March - June / September - November
  1. Day 1 Gushaini (5200 ft.) to Rolla (6900 ft.)

    The trek commences near the iron bridge at Gushaini. You walk across the gushing Tirthan river on an easy to moderate trail through the park's ecozone. One hour into the trek, and you cross Ropa, the first village falling on the way. A steaming cup of herbal tea from the little eateries will surely go a long way in re energising your body.

    From Ropa, the trail gets quieter and you start getting a feel of gradually reseeding into the lap of wilderness. You cross some small wooden bridges, walk through the silent green trail, and reach the second village on the way, Kharungcha. Fifteen minutes further, you cross a small waterfall on your left, and finally reach the park's entrance gate after a 3 hours trek from Gushaini.

    Have your lunch at the gate. Now it's time for the real action to begin. It takes around half an hour to reach the Rolla campsite. The thrill of finally being walking inside the national park acts as a booster and lifts your spirit and morale. You will come across an old abandoned wooden house on the way. As you proceed further into the park, you will experience the gradual change in the landscape. The trail narrows down, and the forest becomes denser. The park will now start appearing in full bloom with wide varieties of tree and plant species.

    The campsite is located on the riverside providing you with an ample scope of photography. Youll be served delicious snacks, and as you take a stroll, you can spot animals coming to drink water from the river.

    A bonfire will be arranged at sunset. It's time to relax, unwind and soak in the excitement of spending a night in the lap of wilderness. Our staff will serve you a delicious dinner.

    Spend the night inside your tent.

  2. Day 2 Rolla (6900 ft.) to Gushaini (5200 ft.)

    Wake up amidst the sweet voice of chirping birds and the gushing river stream. You will be served a delicious breakfast. You will have some time to explore the serene surroundings.

    We then start our journey back to Gushaini. It's close to a 3 hours downhill trek through the same route that you took the previous day.

Rolla Trek
Rolla Trek
Accomodation in Tents
Rolla Trek

Things to Carry
- Backpack 35-40L
- Small Day Pack upto 20L (To carry camera, water, jacket and similar useful items)
- Trekking Pole
- Ankle length waterproof trekking shoes
- Trekking Pants
- T Shirts (Full sleeves and half sleeves)
- Warm Jacket / 2 Pullover
- Thermals (If you are susceptible to feeling cold
- Cap (1 suncap and 1 woolen)
- Sunglasses
- Gloves
- Socks
- Raincoat
- Sunscreen Lotion (Above SPF 50)
- 2 Water Bottles (1 litre each)
- Flash Light with extra batteries
- Toiletries (Moisturiser, Light towel, Lip Balm, Toilet Paper, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer)
- Basic Medical Kit (Crocin, Avomine, Combiflam, Disprin, Avil, Norflox, Digene, Crepe Bandage, Band Aid, Cotton, ORS, Moov Spray, Betadine or any antiseptic creme)

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.