Pin Parvati Trek
One of our most challenging treks, this route into Kullu Valley via the holy hot springs of Manikaran was not discovered until the 19th century when an English explorer chanced upon the pass high above Mudh village in Pin Valley. The route passes south of the resplendent Bada Shigri Glacier, surrounded on all sides by peaks above 6000m. This trek takes you on an awe-inspiring journey from High Altitude Deserts to the lush greenery and monsoon swept southern slopes of the Himalayan foothills. There will be river crossings and may also be snow walking involved so the safety of participants is of paramount concern for us. Because of the difficulty of the route, no pack animals can join us in our trek and all food and equipment for the 12 day trek must be brought with us by porter.
Day 01: Manali to Kheer Ganga 2850 m (4 to 5 hrs.)
Three hours’ drive by jeep from pickup point at your hotel in Manali to Barshani village, from there you will start the trek to Khirganga. You will camp in a lush green campsite near a spring. Kheer Ganga is a holy place with a hot water spring and a small temple to Lord Shiva. You will welcome the chance for a hot bath before going for 9 days of trekking!
Day 02: Kheer Ganga – Tunda Bhuja (3180m) 5 hrs.
The route now takes us into heavily wooded slopes covered in dense pine and birch forests. The local word for birch is Bhuj (natural paper)..
Day 03: Tunda Bhuj – Thakur Kuan 3400 m (5hrs.)
This is a challenging part of the trek due to the steep and difficult terrain leaving Tundabhuj. The area is part of the Kanawar wild life sanctuary and one may encounter Himalayan brown bears or even snow leopard on the higher slopes.
Day 04: Thakur Kuan – Pandu Pul 3700 m (5hrs.)
Pandu Pul Means Bridge in the local dialect, the name derives from the unique rock bridges found on this beginning of the journey. It is a huge rock on the Parvati River. People believe that bridge was made by the Pandavas in the ancient time of Hindu mythology.
Day 05: Pandu Pul to Mantalai Lake (4074m) 5/6 hrs.
Moderate ascending with the Parvati River up to Mantalai Lake. This place is known for the origin of the Parvati River. It is also a holy place belongs to Lord Shiva. Talai means small lakes.
Day 06: Mantalai – Base of Pin Parvati Pass 4530 m (6 to 7 hrs.)
Today we begin the steep ascent to Pin Parvati Pass base camp located at 4530 m and you walk on the moraine area which will be tough to ascend. This will be the last camp in Parvati Valley.
Day 07 : Base Camp – Pin Parvati Pass (5380m) Pin Valley Base Camp 4510 m (8 to 9 hrs.)
Slow and steady, we will climb steeply to cross the Pin Parvati pass. Walking on glacier packed snow and ice, and loose scree everyone will be roped together as the crevasses may not be easily visible. This will be a very difficult climb up to the pass and also the same other side of the pass. Pass Base to Pin Valley Camp across the Pass (8 to 9 hrs.) over scree and moraine-covered slopes the route is in permanent snow. The pass (5380 m) is soon visible as the lowest point on the ridge. There are crevasses in this area and one must be careful. Small temple with Trishuls marks the Pass. Descent on Lahul side is also steep and is on snow. After one hour or so the snow clears and the path is on boulders. After the glacier, the path goes down along Pin and camp is established generally at an altitude of around 4000 m. Trekkers should try to go down as far as possible depending upon stamina and time available and camp at reasonably safe place.
Day 08: Pin Valley Base Camp – Ghurgul (3920) (5 to 6 hrs.)
Today you will descend the steep slopes and we descend moderately sloping terrain to a Ghurgul, a grassy campsite located on a meadow overlooking Pin Valley far below.
Day 09: Ghurgul – Mud 3530 m (5:30 hrs.)
Ghurgul Camp to Mud the terrain after the pass is typical of Spiti. It is generally barren. The path goes down on the left bank of Pin River to reach mud village nearly ten to twelve kilometers down. Site of a village after so many days in the wild is thrilling. Mud is the first village of the valley.
Day 10: Mud – Kaza 3540 m (6 to 7 hrs. drive)
Today from Mud we will go to Kaza by jeep via enrooting visit to Dhankar Monastery and Tabo. Which are more than 1000 years old. These monasteries are one of the oldest monasteries in world. And town Kaza is also known as the highest town in the world.
Day 11: Kaza – Manali 1980 m (8 to 9 hrs.)
Today we will start early to Manali by jeep and on the way we will cross the two high pass, Kunzam-la (4550m) and Rohtang-la (3978m) and will see high mountains peaks over (6000m). This is also a very good drive along with the River Chandra, which comes from Moon Lake Chandratal.
Day 12: Manali – Delhi
After breakfast Departure to Delhi accordingly to schedule.
Note: Porters will be using during the trek to carry the load etc.
- Pick up & drop at Manali bus stand.
- Pick up and drop from trekking point.
- Vehicle–Tata sumo/Tempo traveller.
- All meal except Breakfast in Manali, as mentioned in program.
- Trekking guide.
- Accommodation in tents on 3/4 sharing.
- Sleeping bag & Mattress.
- Dinning tent.
- Toilet tent.
- Filter water.
- Only veg meal in entire trip.
- First aid box.
- Breakfast in Manali
- Bus tickets
- Personal expenses
- Mineral water
- Medical bill (in case of any accident)
- GST 5%
Price On Request
11 Night – 12 Days
Locations: - Kullu, Manikaran, Khirganga, Tundabhuj, Pandu Bridge, Mantalai, Mud and Kaza.
Grade: - Difficult
Physical Level: - Advance
Season: - July-September
Highest Altitude: - 5319 meter