Region :- Himachal Pradesh
Duration :- 11 Days
Grade :- Difficult
Max Altitude :- 17,500 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 110 Kms.
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.
Who Can Go:-
Here are the fitness criteria one has to match absolutely for conquering Pin Parvati Pass Trek with us:
- Experience of high altitude trek at least 2 treks, one trek should be more than 4000 mt. or 13,100 ft.
- The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
- A goods carrying benchmark relevant in this expedition, the climber should be able to carry a 10 to 15 kg expedition bag pack.
- Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have these conditions mentioned above.
So, plan a Trekking tour to Pin Parvati Pass, Himachal Pradesh this summer which offer a memorable and adventurous challenging trek.
- Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping).
- Meals according to MAP .
- Transportation Manali to Manali drop.
- Trek equipment's. Sleeping bag, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattress, crampon.
- Any kind of personal expenses
- Porter/Mule to carry personal luggage.
- Backpack offloading charges
Manali to Barshaini and trek to Kalga
Manali to Barshaini 4 - 5 hrs drive
Barshaini to Kalga 1/2 hr trek
Lunch at Manikaran (Stoppage for 1 hr)
Leave Manali at 10 am
Bring left luggage separately so that without wasting time we will leave Manali on time
Networks are available at Kalga
Stay in home stay
Some parts of trek through apple orchid
Kalga to Kheerganga
10 km trek 6-7 hrs
Stay in tents/ local rest house
No Network available
Hot water spring at Kheerganga
Trek along with Parvati River
Will get much maggi point on the way
Mixed forest of Pine, Oak, Horse chestnut, Wall nut
Less steep ascent, more of gradual ascent
Kheerganga to Tunda Bhuj
13 km trek 7-8 hrs
Camp setup takes time due to erratic availability of water, be patient
Gradual ascent but tiring
3 small stream with small bridge be careful
No shops on the way
Last day of the forest
Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan
11 km trek 6-7 hrs
Most beautiful campsite of the trek
Tricky and rocky patch on the way so walking together is mandatory
After the tricky patch very steep ascent for 1 hr
Thakur Kuan to Odi Thach
9 km trek 5-6hrs
Easiest day of the trek
Pandu Bridge (Most tricky patch) comes just after 1.5 hrs of trek, to cross that bridge everyone has to be together
Most of the trail is flat walk
Water points are available before the Pandu Bridge
Very windy campsite
Odi Thach to Mantalai Lake
12 km trek 7-8 hrs
After half hour from Odi Thach a big ground comes, cross that ground from left side (ground id very muddy)
Moraine area start just after crossing that ground
Moraine area is steep ascent
Mantalai Lake is the source of Parvati River
Small temple of lord Shiva at Mantalai Lake, from temple campsite is 45 minutes far.
Chances of getting AMS is high, keep yourself hydrate
Swimming in the lake is not aloud and not advisable
Mantali Lake to Summit Camp
11 km trek 7-8 hrs
Most of the part is very steep ascent
Only two water points are available
Just after 30 to 40 minutes of trek first water stream comes, keep floaters handy
After 3 1/2 hrs one more stream crossing
Chances of missing is very high, never walk alone
Camp site is most uncomfortable, camping will be on rocks
Summit Camp - Summit to Pin base/ Bedu Thatch
15 km Trek 10-12 hrs
Stay on summit maximum for 15 to 20 minutes
Today don't make your own route on snow, always fallow trek leader or guide (craves area)
Today's descent is more tricky and tiring then ascent
One stream and one river crossing keep floaters handy and cross under the guidance of your trek leader
After river crossing camp site is one hour far
Pin Base to Tiya
12 km trek 5-6 hrs
Very beautiful campsite and windy
Can see the Bhaba Pass rout
Tiya to Mud Drive to Kaza
12 km trek 4-5 hrs
25 km drive 1 hr
Flat walk almost on the road
Trek till Mud and drive to Kaza
Due to no network transportation timing may get late
Stay in Kaza (Guest house)
You’ll reach Manali between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You can book your travel any time after 7:30 pm.