|Suitable for:||15+ years.|
|Experience:||Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.|
|Fitness:||Cover 6 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.|
Trekking in the Himalayan ranges is always considered as a best place to enjoy the holidays. Himachal Pradesh is blessed with Pin Parvati pass having amazing view of natural scenic beauty in the icy mountain ranges of western Himalaya. Pin valley trek is located at an elevation of 5319 meter high which delights to seasoned trekkers. The best season for trekking in manali is in ideal summer peak i.e. the month of July to September end. Trekking to pin Parvati pass is a best summer break from blazing heat which will surely tempt the adventure lover trekkers.
Trekking in Manali is considered as a glory for passionate trekking lovers. Pin Parvati Pass Trek is known as a very tricky pass as it falls on high altitude and covered under frozen snow mountain for almost whole year. Uncertain rainfall makes the trekking area slippery and increase the risk factor.
Pin Parvati Pass is named after the pass link of Parvati Valley of Kullu to Pin Valley in Spiti. The journey starts from Kullu and ends in Manali taking 11 days adventurous trip. The exciting part of this trek falls in the abundant beauty of nature with attractive landscape, lush greenery, intense alpine forest, wild colorful blossoming flowers and north terrestrial sceneries. The trekking starts from driving to Barsheni Village from Kullu. While trekking to Rudranath and camp followed by Khirganga to Tunda Bhuj and Thakur Kuan at height of 13400 high trekkers discover the barren valleys of Himachal, attractive villages, bright sea cliff, and high chilling waterfalls. Khir Ganga is devoted to lord Shiva where devotees takes a deep bath in hot tank water. The pass gives a striking view on one side of a colorful hue of mountains flanked by the snowy peaks and the barren Spiti valley on the other. This spectacular trek further continuous to trekking at Mantalai Lake to Base Camp and Parvati side Base camp to Pin side Base camp over Pin Parvati pass at 17,500ft high after trekking for 8 hours. While trekking from Pin valley side camp to Wichkurung Thatch, in the trek way you will find Pin Valley National Park and Great Himalayan nationalized Park which are well known all over the world for snow leopards and Himalayan birds respectively. Further continuing the trek to biggest pin valley in Himachal Mud. The route to Mud is full of muddy area and gives an outstanding vision while on foot to Kaza. The adventurous trek ends here and trekkers travel back to Manali and make a pleasant overnight stay here. Trekkers also explore few ancient Buddhist monasteries of the region.
So, plan a Trekking tour to Pin Parvati Pass, Himachal Pradesh this summer which offer a memorable and adventurous challenging trek.
Some parts of trek through apple orchid
The adventurous journey of the trek will make pleasurable trace when you will reach Manali by 10 am in the morning and will leave for Barsheni Village which is surrounded by thick pine forest and green pastureland. Then further you will move to Kalga village which is 1/2 hr trek from Barshaini. We will be taking a stop for lunch at Manikaran gurudwara were you can visit the hot springs in the nearby premises. Hot langar is served at the gurudwara which you definitely need to try. After having our lunch we\'ll head towards Barshaini from where we have a little trekking to do towards Kalga. Please note that the is network available at Kalga and your accommodation will be in a guest house.
The second day you will move to the long trail and continue from Kalga to move ahead and cross the bridge from here you can see River Parvati. Pin Parvati pass trek is a very enthralling experience to have fun while trekking and enjoy the enormous landscape view very closely. The trail goes through thick woodland cover and involves a sheer ascend of over 30 minutes.
The climb goes on till you arrive at a point from where it takes a rational V turn and you can see restroom at your left. From here it takes another 10 minutes of walk up to a tending pastureland where Khirganga is. The last elongate side engrosses long climb through a pine woodland area and you will come across a beautiful waterfall. You will also come across a maggie point where you can stop for some refreshment. The entire trail is less of steep ascent and more of a gradual ascent which is a mixture of Pine, Oak, Horse chestnut and Walnut trees. Kalga to Khirganga is a 10km trek which takes approximately 6-7 hours. After reaching Khirganga your accommodation will be in tents.
Today\\s trek will start for Tunda-Bhuj which is a steady climb out and form there you can view the Parvati River coming down from mountains left side. The track will move through long meadowland and chirping of birds will give you gleaming happiness. The road from Khirganga is the first stream crossing start with a constant ascent for about 20 minutes. Then you can see the temporary bridge over the edge of the mountains. There in route you can see small tent where the local wholesaler sell products. After 30 minutes you will way out from the forest area and will see meadow land and immense sight of the dell. Now you will trail the high peak of the hill. Once you arrive at the top, the follow will twirl within the hilly area and you see the huge area of the 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 11,000 ft above sea level. There you can see huge mountains covered with snow and the sight view looks very preety.
As walking down you will reach to pastureland through opaque mixed jungle with profusion of lovely flowers and Greenery Island. The landscape view of Tunda Bhuj is very easy but the distance is some tuff as the bridge is very long to cross and time consuming. Crossing the bridge to the further side of the stream take time to follow up the peak. It takes 15 minutes to reach the steady climb as you pass through an inclined rocky meadow land. Trekking in Manali discover the prettiness of lovely landscape view and enhance the beautiful picturesque. As you start for further trail you will go upto high level and the landscape view can be see very striking. After the early rise crossways the Pandu Bridge, walk down towards the Parvati River at your right 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 11,650- ft high above the sea level.
The next morning you will feel great after taking good rest as you have to get prepared for the adventures which lie ahead. As this is the easiest day of your trek it won\'t take a huge toll on your body. You will cross the terrain region and then cross multiple streams coming in your way. Further, you will find Parvati River on left part which looks very attractive. Then you will follow the big forest area and meadow land which can be seen aside from the Parvati River and enter the Thakur Kuan region which is surrounded by the pasture of orchard flowers and small trees. The Pandu bridge which is the most tricky patch comes after 1.5 hours of trek. It is recommended that all trekkers stay together in a group while crossing this natural bridge.
The trail is easy to walk as it is a falt ground which requires minimum effort. There are many water points before Pandu Bridge where you can refill your water bottles. After reaching Odi Thach we\'ll be camping there for the night which is one of the windiest campsites.
Today, we'll be covering a distance of 12km which will take around 7-8 hours. This route is a bit muddy which at times can be slippery so it is important to be cautious. You will come across the moraine area which comes right after crossing the muddy surface. It has a steep ascent which requires a lot of physical energy to climb. So it is important to climb at your own pace. Mantalai lake is the starting point of Parvati River and you can also visit a small temple there. Your next campsite is just 45 minutes from here. The lake is at a higher altitude so there are chances of getting AMS. It is important to keep your body hydrated enough so that you are not hit by AMS.
After leaving the striking place of Mantalai Lake you will cross the river lane which is very hefty part of trek and then you will walk through high rocky areas and glaciers. Then you will climb towards the right side of the slope, follow the trail which is very long and takes 9-10 hours. It takes around to climb the high mountain above at 14850 feet. Then you will walk to the composite area, steepy rocks will make you feel tired. Then you will reach to base camp which is surrounded by greenery all where and big glaciers. There you will stay in base camp and take rest for hour and take delicious dinner.
The trek begins another day after long hours of rest and after long voyage you will then enter in long valley Spiti Valley. The trail now climbs for an hour amid the glacier and a rock facade. After three hours of sturdy climbing and you will arrive at the top of the pass at 17,500 feet from where you can outlook the way of Pin valley towards Srikhand Mahadev. The follow come down over flurry and ice fields, covered with grasses and high rocks and stone will also come in your way. At this point you will need to be very careful as there you will see very hefty path which cross the dense forest lane and wild areas. 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 as it is covered by large mountains and ice.
On this day we'll be trekking to Tiya which is approximately 12km. It is a gradual descent for most of the trek. It is a barren land which is surrounded by tall mountains. You will be able to see the trail of Bhaba Pass on this route. Your campsite at Tiya has a beautiful setting but it really gets cold at night. It is important to have proper layering while you sleep in your tents.
Today we'll be trekking to Mud which is the last village of Pin Valley. It is a flat walk on the road almost on the road. After reaching Mud we will be driving to Kaza. Necessary arrangements will be made for your pick up after which we'll be driving to Kaza. Your accommodation will be in a guesthouse at Kaza.
You’ll reach Manali between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You can book your travel any time after 7:30 pm.
The way back to Manali will be by the familiar road, the drive starting at 4 am in the morning. You’ll reach Manali between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You can book your travel any time after 7:30 pm.
You have to reach Manali
1. Take overnight bus to Manali from Delhi or Chandigarh, taking a bus from Chandigarh is the most ideal option.
We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Manali at least by 9-10 am positively.
Take a flight to Chandigarh Airport and then travel by bus to Manali is the best option.
2. You can even take a flight to Bhuntar Airport but I would not recommend it because of the high prices of the flight and very high chances of cancellations. In case you do reach Bhuntar by flight, Manali is just a couple of hours away and you can easily get a bus or a private taxi till there. If you do plan to come via Bhuntar, make sure to reach at least a day before the trek starts.
3. You can even come via train, Pathankot railway station is from where you can get direct buses to Manali that is 300 km from there and would take an overnight journey. Even in this case, reach a day before at Manali.
Once you reach the assembly point of the trek in Manali. TTH will take care of your further travel, which is also the starting point of the trek.
Trekkers will be dropped at Manali Gov Bus Stand by 05:00 PM, for onward journey from Manali it is advised to make arrangements after 08:00 PM.
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping).
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.).
3. Transport till road head and return. (Manali to Barsheni and Kaza to Manali, as per itinerary).
4. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
5. One night accommodation in Kaza on Day 10 (As per itinerary) twin/triple sharing.
6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
7. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
8.All necessary permits and entry fees.
9. Porter to carry the central luggage
10. TTH Staff insurance.
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
4. Porter to carry personal luggage
5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to porter.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 5700/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 6000/- if you inform us after reaching Manali
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.
For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.
Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip
Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek
If by a rare consequence TTH calls off/cancels a trek:
At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:
As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.
In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.
Cash Voucher Terms:
Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
|Back pack & rain cover||(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps|
|Day pack + rain cove||20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)|
|Walking stick||Advisable (At least one)|
|Water bottle/Hydration pack||2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.|
|Personal Medical Kit||Consult your doctor|
|Snacks||Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors|
|T-shirts||4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)|
|Fleece T-shirts||1 Nos.|
|Fleece jacket||1 Nos. (Alternative: a woolen sweater)|
|Down feather / Hollofil jacket||1 Nos.|
|Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)||1 Pair|
|Trek pants||3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)|
|Fleece/woolen gloves||1 Pair|
|Hand sanitizer||Antibacterial powder|
|Toothbrush and toothpaste||Lip balm / Chapstick|
|Toilet Paper & wipes||Quick dry towel|
|Head torch||1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)|
|Woolen cap||1 Nos.|
|Balaclava||1 Nos. (Optional)|
|Sunglasses||Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.|
|Trekking shoes||1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)|
|Cotton socks||6 pairs|
|Woolen socks||1 pairs|
|Gaiters||1 Pair (TTH will Provide)|
Fitness regime for:
Calculate Your BMI :
Congratulations, your body is in good conditions!
|Less than 16.5||Serverely Underweight|
|16.5 - 18.5||Underweight|
|18.5 - 25||Normal|
|25 - 30||Overweight|