Duration: 12 Days
Max Altitude: 17,500 feet
Approx kms: 105 kms
Best Season: July - Sept
Max group size: 12
The name Pin Parvati Pass is derived after the linking of Parvati valley in Kullu to the Pin valley in Spiti. The best season for the pin valley trek is the month of July to September. The trek starts from the beautiful Kullu valley which is known for its lush green landscapes, hospitable people, inviting meadows, apple orchards and rich culture. From here, a demanding 5 days walk takes you literally on top of the world where you walk on gigantic snow fields to reach the Pin Parvati pass (5300 m). You will probably spend just about an hour here, but in this short time, you will be able to the capture the sights which will last for a lifetime! So keep your cameras ready! There are views of high mountain ranges, glaciers, ice walls and underlying valleys all conjuring a spectacular picture. From here we descend into the wonderful Spiti valley again through snow fields and boulder ridden terrain.
This trek offers a brilliant view of the western Himalayan region at Himachal Pradesh. Walking along the mountains, downhill crossing, snowfield areas, unusual natural rocky bridges, this is a journey for the adventurous and nature enthusiasts! Every now and then you might be greeted with some wildlife as well. The brief itinerary and detailed itinerary is below.
Day 1 :- Gather at Kullu & drive to Barsheni Village to trek towards Khirganga and camp.
Day 3 :- Khirganga to Tunda Bhuj (10,500ft, 5 hrs)
Day 4 :- Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan (11,000ft, 5 hrs)
Day 5 :- Thakurkuan to Ody Thach.
Day 6 :- Ody Thach to Mantalai (13400 Ft. 5 hrs).
Day 7 :- Mantalai Lake to Base Camp (14850ft, 6-7 hours).
Day 8 :- Parvati side Base camp to Pin side Base camp over Pin Parvati pass 17,500ft (14,800ft, 8 hours).
Day 09 :- Pin valley side camp to Wichkurung Thatch.
Day 10 :- Wichkurung Thatch to Mud to Kaza.
Day 11 :- Drive from Kaza to Manali (9 hours drive to Manali) overnight stay in Manali.
Day 12 :- Departure to Delhi.
Day 01: The adventurous trekking journey will make pleasurable trace when you reach Kullu by 11 am in morning. You will drive to Barsheni Village, which is surrounded by thick pine forest and green pastureland, all the way towards Kalga village, which is only 30 minutes away. The Rudra Naag temple and the waterfalls will make you feel like you are in a different world. You can make your base camp in Rudranath, which tenders the silence of wildness and capture the beauty, which will give you a beautiful aura of calmness.
Day 02: Rudranath to Khirganga
Today you will move to a longer trail. From Rudranath you will cross the bridge from where you can get a glimpse of the River Parvati. This trail goes through thick woodlands and involves a ascend of over 30 minutes. The climb goes on till you arrive at a V turn. From here it takes another 10 minutes to reach a pastureland where Khirganga is placed. You will be greeted by a beautiful waterfall as you arrive! Khirganga, at 9,180 feet , is an alpine meadow with sulphur springs. This place is known for its hot springs! 20 minutes away from the hot springs of Khirganga lies the retreat of Shiva. A Shivling with its accompanying Yoni and trident are present near the baths with saffron flags fluttering in the air.
Day 03: Khirganga to Tunda Bhuj (10,500ft, 5 hours)
During today's trek we will journey towards Tunda-Bhuj, which is a steady climb out and from where you can view the Parvati River coming down from mountains left side. The track will move through long meadowlands and the chirping of birds will give you gleaming happiness. The road from Khirganga is the first stream crossing with a constant ascent for about 20 minutes. There you can see the temporary bridge over the edge of the mountains. In route you will also see many small tents, set up by the local sellers. Once out from the forest area, you will get an immense sight of the dell. Now you will trail the peak of the hill. Once you arrive at the top, the path will curve and you see the huge mass of Parvati valley in front. This will be the final overpass that you have to cross and you will reach Tunda-Bhuj situated at high altitude of 10,500 ft above sea level. There you can see huge mountains covered with snow, a sight that will make you feel like you’re in heaven! This place is named after the birch trees, also known as Boj Patri. The bark of these trees were once used to write manuscripts. This is an amazing camp-site where the views of the Kullu Eiger summit come into view and many cascading waterfalls provide trekkers a photo opportunity like none other. The rocks from where the waterfalls cascade down are called the Pandushila rocks.
Day 04: Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan (11,000ft, 5 hours)
After walking down you will reach a pastureland through opaque mixed jungle with profusion of lovely flowers and Greenery. The landscape view of Tunda Bhuj is very easy, but the bridge that we will cross is very long. It takes 15 minutes of steady climbing, as you pass through an inclined rocky meadow land. While Trekking in Manali, you will discover the prettiness of a lovely landscape view that enhances the beautiful picturesque. After the early rise crossways the Pandu Bridge, walk down towards the Parvati River at your right. It takes 15 minutes passing through the field's. Many steer can be seen with their group on the way. By evening time, you will reach the Thakur Kuan which is situated at high altitude on 11,000- ft high above the sea level. Here a pulley bridge is used to cross the river. The trail then follows true right of the valley and is followed by re-crossing to the true left by another make shift bridge to Thakur Kuan. Here, overlooking the camp, the Dibibokri River gushes out of a narrow gorge and the Parvati River is serene as it flows past the campsite. The view of the Kullu Eiger is nothing short of spectacular.
Day 05: Thakurkuan to Mantalai (13400 Ft. 5 hrs)
You will cross the terrain region and cross the multiple streams coming in your way. Further you will find Parvati River on left. Then you will follow the big forest area and meadow land, which can be seen aside the Parvati River. You will enter the Thakur Kuan region which is surrounded by pasture of orchard flowers and tiny trees. After passing the lane, you can see high peaks, ranging above 13400 ft high. They range high, surrounded by snow and tiny green patches, which will enthrall your trek! Trekking in Manali adds the glimpse of high mountains touching the sky.
Day 06: Rest Day + Acclimatization
On the sixth day you will enjoy the foliage ambiance and feel the genuine gratitude of a picturesque view. You will be given the opportunity to rest and relax. The view during the night is magnificent, with an eye-catching view of the landscape. This place is one of the most popular places for trekkers.
Day 07: Mantalai Lake to Base Camp (14850ft, 6-7 hours)
After leaving the striking place of Mantalai Lake, you will cross the river lane. This can be a very hefty part of trek and a bit more difficult. You will walk through high rocky areas and glaciers. You will then climb towards the right side of the slope, follow the trail upwards. This trail is is very long and takes 9-10 hours. Then you will walk to the composite area and the steepy journey will make you feel tired. The base camp is surrounded by greenery and wonderful glaciers. A delicious dinner will be prepared for night, after which it’s time to sleep! (if you choose ofcourse!)
Day 08: Parvati side Base camp to Pin side Base camp over Pin Parvati pass 17,500ft (14,800ft, 8 hours)
The trek begins after long hours of rest! After a long voyage you will enter Spiti Valley. The trail now climbs for an hour, amid the glacier and a rock facade. After three hours of sturdy climbing, you will arrive at the top of the pass at 17,500 feet from where you can look over the Pin valley towards Srikhand Mahadev. The path with include flurry and ice fields, covered with grasses and high rocks and stones. At this point you will need to be very careful as the terrain becomes more challenging. The base camp is located in the centre of three vales. Moving further you can view the ranges of Dibibokri and Kulu Makalu which looks very fascinating and eye catchy! Keep to the glacier’s left and reach a plateau with a hanging glacier in your face. The trail now climbs for an hour between the glacier and a rock face. You now reach a snow field with a steady incline. Move to the left of this tricky place as there are many crevasses here. After reaching the high point of this snow field, the pass becomes visible. Two hours of steady climbing and you reach the top of the pass at 17,457 feet from where you can view all the way past Pin valley towards Kinner Kailash and Srikhand Mahadev and also the Bara Shigri complex. Peaks in the Dibibokri and Bara Shigri glacier region like Parbati, Kulu Makalu, Fluted Peak and Rubalkang the Goat Head can be seen with binoculars from here.
Day 09: Pin valley side camp to Wichkurung Thatch
The trace gets enhanced as you will continue from end to end to Pin Parvati Valley. There are two process of crossing the high glacier which is glided by river from three side brook. There in path from which you can see the lovely garlands and different type of flowers. You will then reach the small charming community where you can take a gamble around the small township and visit Gompa region. At other left region you will continue on the right valley and ascend the high rocks. After passing the side flow, you will reach a peak which traces direct to Rampur pass. You will reach the Wichkurung Thatch, covered with long pampas and dense forest. Pin Parvati pass trek makes an attractive pathway for trekkers to have fun and enjoy the luscious trek!
Day 10: Wichkurung Thatch to Mud
After taking rest in camp house, you will start for next destination to Mud Village which will take around 5 to 6 hrs and the route. Then after taking lunch, on your way you will move to Kaza region. The drive from Mud to Kaza is yet again stunning and offers brilliant outlook of the Spiti vale. This is a startling encampment where the analysis of the peak looks cascade and gives trekkers the chance to opaque the sight view in there camera. The high rock surrounding all over the village looks very striking.
Day 11: Drive from Kaza to Manali (9 hours drive to Manali) and overnight stay in Manali.
This trail is not so long to cover as you take 6 hours to reach from Kaza to Manali and takes 9 hours to reach. Coming down is much easier for any trekker and when you will move down you can see waterfalls attached to the sloppy sides of the mountains. This route has major altitudes which will trail your path to the base camp and you will see the picturesque view of Manali, where you will stay in night and enjoy the cuisine and lovely sight view.
Day 12: Departure to Delhi
The audacious trek has come to an end and you will move further from Manali, to go back to your destination. It takes around 6 hours to reach the station, to get back to Delhi. The courageous trek has come to an end and this satisfying voyage will be an unforgettable experience for every trekker.
Post June it could rain anytime in this region. Normally you will notice a continuous drizzle (do not expect heavy rains in this region). Day temperatures could be between 10-15 °C. There is possibility of sunny days also and in this case your day temperatures could go up to 20-23 °C. Evenings and nights are going to be moderately cold with temperatures around 6-14 °C.
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.) (Egg)
3. Trek equipments.
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
6. Qualified & experienced Professional trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
7. Transport from Delhi and return.
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