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Pin Parvati Trek

Manali-Barsheni-Kalga-Khir Ganga-Tunda Bhuj-Thakurkaun-Pandu Pul-Mantalai-Ghurgul-Mud-Sagnam-Manali

NATURE OF TRIP              Trekking
LOCATION                         Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
DURATION                         12 day (Manikaran - Manali)
TREKKING DAYS              12 Days
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE      Pin Parvati – 5319mts
GRADE                               Challenging
SEASON                            July – September
ACCOMODATION             Tents - 11 nights, 1 Night in Rest House.

Pin Parvati Pass is a mountain pass in Himachal Pradesh, India.It was first crossed in August 1884 by Sir Louis Dane in search of an alternate route to the Spiti valley. This pass connects the fertile and lush Parvati valley on the Kullu side with the Pin valley on the Spiti side.It is a popular trekking route today though still rarely visited. This trans-Himalayan trek is the shortest route between the Kullu and Spiti Valleys. Once over the Pin-Parvati pass (5319m), there is a complete change in landscape – the mountain slopes immediately turn barren and rugged. The prevalent culture of the inhabitants also changes from Hinduism on the Kullu side to Buddhism in Spiti.


DAY 1: Manali to Manikaran then to Barsheni Kalga(2200mts.) 5-6 hrs.
From Manali drive to Manikaran hot springs 90 km. from Manali then drive another 7 km. to Barsheni.Trek to Kalga village a small clearing in the thick pine forest, through the misty and heavily wooded virgin forests of the Kullu valley.
DAY 2 : Kalga to Khir Ganga (2850 mts.) 4hrs.
Except to short steep climb in between , the trek through the forest to Khir ganga is a pleasant walk.Khir Ganga is a holy place with a hot water spring. Small temple of lord Shiva and a bathing tank . this is a last chance to take a hot water bath on the trek.
DAY 3 : Khir Ganga to Tunda Bhuz (3200 mts.) 5hrs.
The trek is covered with trees of pine and is heavily wooded . Tunda Bhuz is the upper limit for the pine forest and there is an abundance of Bhuz(Birch)trees. Camp at lush green campsite.
DAY 4 : Thunda Bhuz to Thakur Kuan (3400mts.) 5hrs.
This is a challenging day of the trek , because the trek is steep and difficult in some section close to Thakurkuan.This area lies with in the Kanawar wild life sanctuary and one may cross small Himalayan brown ears at lower altitude and wild sheep or snow leopards in high altitude.
DAY 5 : Thakurkuan to Pandu Pul. (3700mts.) 5hrs.
This is a little hard but spectacular trek to wards the campsite. There is some unique rock bridges. Due to these bridges its name is Pandu Pul( bridge) a grassy camp site.
DAY 6 : Pandu Pul to Mantalaie Lake.(4074mts.) 5hrs.
Trek to Mantalaie lake through the flower speckled grasslands. there is an abundance of quartz and semi precious gems around here. Picking up rock souvenirs from here is not allowed over night camp.
DAY 7 : Mantalaie to Base camp of Pin Parvati Pass. (4500mts.) 6hrs.
Over the glacier and loose scree slopes trekking is challenging . There is a beautiful grassy campsite.
DAY 8 : Base camp to Cross the Pin Parvati Pass(5319mts) to the another side of the base camp(4500mts.) 6 hrs.
This pass is difficult to trek and snow fields make it more difficult . This take a necessary precautions on this section. Every body roped up as the crevasses may not be easily visible.
After the pass descends over asteep scree slops to reach first camp in Pin valley.
DAY 9 : Base camp to Ghurgul (4000mts.) 4hrs.
A short walk after crossing the challenging Pin Parvati pass is a very spectacular walk changing the landscape with high snow clad mountain peaks. Over night camp at grassy camp site.
DAY 10 : Ghurgul to Mud (3600mts.) 4hrs.
Today we will get to the first village in Spiti.A village which is one of its kind and is set a below a cliff and inhabitant by simple folk of Tibetan stock.This is the last night of the trek.
DAY 11 : Mud to Sagnam(3753mts. Then to Kaza((3810mts.) 6 hrs.
Trek from Mud to Sagnam.The largest village of the pin valley . from Sagnam you will be picked up by jeep to Kaza by surface transportation.
DAY 12: Kaza to Manali. 9hrs.
Drive Kaza to Manali over the Kunzum pass (4530mts.) or stay in Kaza for the explore the spiti for few days.
Package Includes
  • Transport cost for private departures is extra and can be provided to you once we know the dates, choice of vehicle and the group size.
  • All vegetarian meals beginning with breakfast on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 06.
  • Porter/mules for client baggage (one bag per client not weighing more than 15 kgs)
  • Camping equipment – international quality equipment will be provided
  • Professional guide
  • Park entry fee & all applicable taxes
Cost does not Include
  • Travel between Delhi and Mcleod ganj (can be arranged by us on request)
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance


Transport Options (Delhi - Manali - Delhi)
For travel to Manali and back one can choose between air & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Bhuntar KUU, also known as Kullu Airport, or Bhuntar Airport and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India. 
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Manali that cost about Rs. 850 - 1200 per person. These buses depart from ISBT. or so and take about 14 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
Weather Details
Summer in Manali extends from March to June when the temperature variation is recorded to be ranging between 15°c and 20°c. Mercury sometimes reaches up to 25°c but never goes beyond that. During winters the temperature can drop to -1° and the maximum temperature hardly goes up to 20°c. 
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.

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