Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Pin Parvati Pass trek is a challenging one due to walking over glaciers as we begin in the Parvati Valley in Kullu and end in Pin Valley in Spiti. Beginning in Manikaran, we will be passing several villages as well as alpine mountains, meadows and lakes. We will come across glaciers as we trek upstream of the Parvati River. Before reaching in Spiti Valley, we will have to cross the Pin Parvati Pass 5219 m (17,122 ft.), which brings us to the highest point of our trek. We will explore Spiti’s valley and its monasteries before driving back to Manali through Kaza and Rohtang Pass.
Brief Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 :- Manali to Barsheni village and trek to Rudranath camp site
Day 2 :- Rudranath to Khirganga
Day 3 :- Khirganga to Tunda Bhuj
Day 4 :- Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kaun
Day 5 :- Thakur Ganj to Mantalai via Odi Thach
Day 6 :- Rest day and Acclimatization
Day 7 :- Mantalai to Parvati base camp
Day 8 :- Parvati base camp to Pin Valley base camp Via Pin Parvati Pass
Day 09 :- Pin Valley camp to Wichkurung Thatch
Day 10 :- Wichkurung thatch to Mudh
Day 11 :- Kaza to Manali
Day 12 :- Manali to Delhi
Detailed Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Report at Kullu by 10 am and drive to Barsheni, and trek to Rudranath and camp.

The first trek begins by road, until we reach a lower altitude for you to acclimatise yourself. We will then walk through a thick pine forest and passing villages. A steep ascent for some 300 m, will take us to the beautiful village of Pulga, where we will camp nearby a forest. There will be time to wonder around the village.

Day 02: Rudranath to Khirganga

Today will begin with an early start, as it is a long and gradual walk. The last stretch involves a long ascent through a pine forest and you will also come across a gorgeous waterfall. We will make camp near the village, where you can have a dip in the hot sulphur water nearby the camp.

Day 03: Khirganga to Tunda Bhuj (10,500ft, 5 hours)

There are two trails; trekkers tend to use the lower one, which goes through the fields of wild flowers. The campsite is the most picturesque; five exquisite waterfalls and beautiful gorges on the one side. There is also a huge cliff and a stream on the other side.

Day 04: Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan (11,000ft, 5 hours)

The trail becomes difficult at two points, as we cross through a profusion of wild flowers, iris, buttercups, poppies, phulumises and other several varieties. As you begin to gain some altitude, the scenery becomes prettier. After the initial ascent across the Pandu bridge, this consists of two huge rocks over the river. Many shepherds with their flocks can be seen on the route. By evening time, we will have reached at the campsite.

Day 05: Thakurkuan to Mantalai (13400 Ft. 5 hrs)

We will continue walking gradually upstream on the left bank of the Parvati River. Mantalai is a big meadow with a lake and a glacier, which is the source of the Parvati River. An hour before Mantalai, is a fairly difficult walk over boulders and glaciers.

Day 06: Rest Day + Acclimatization

Day 07: Mantalai Lake to Base Camp (14850ft, 6-7 hours)

After leaving the beautiful campsite, we will be crossing two streams. After an hours walk over boulders and glaciers, we will then begin to climb towards the left side of the valley. This is a very long steep ascent of around 16,000 ft. The walk to the campsite is gradual and is set in the open valley surrounded by massive glaciers.

Day 08: Parvati side Base camp to Pin side Base camp over Pin Parvati pass 17,500ft (14,800ft, 8 hours)

It is a long day so an early start is advised. The trek will begin with a gradual walk that is mostly on boulders then on glacier to the top of the pass. After crossing the pass, we will then have entered in Spiti Valley. The trail descends over snow and ice fields, covered with crevasses (some hidden) and then loose rocks and boulders can also be present. At this point you will need to be very cautious as there is no trail visible. The campsite is situated in the centre of three valleys.

Day 09: Pin valley side camp to Wichkurung Thatch

The trail gets better as we proceed through the Pin Parvati Valley. We will also have to cross a few streams, so a pair of trainers in your day bag would suffice. Edelweiss and other flowers can be seen along the way, as well as the changing colour of the mountain is unique and in the evening sunlight makes the surrounding even more beautiful. We will then have reached in the small picturesque village of Mud, where you can take a stroll around the little village and visit the Gompa; situated on a small hill.

Day 10: Wichkurung Thatch to Mud

4-5hr walks to Mud village. The whole route is on the broad mud road till Mud. The views of the spiti valley were once again incredible. Hire a jeep to reach Kaza the same day. The drive from Mud to Kaza is again beautiful and offers excellent views of the spiti valley.

Day 11: Drive from Kaza to Manali

(9 hours drive to Manali) overnight stay in Manali

Day 12: Departure to DelhiHow to Reach

How to Reach

By Air :-
Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.

By Road:-
Kullu/Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Kullu/Manali in 12 – 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in . Tip: Since Delhi Kullu/Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Manali to Delhi

Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.
Cost Terms

Cost Terms

Inclusions :-
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.)
3. Transport till road head and return. (Kullu to Barsheni and return to Manali)
4. Trek equipment’s. Sleeping bag, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattress, crampon
5. One night accommodation in Manali on Day 10 (As per itinerary) twin/triple sharing.
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
7. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
8. Permits

Exclusions
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Porter to carry personal luggage.
3. Insurance.
4. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Note :
Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 300/- extra per day per bag.

To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.

Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee:
The fee can be paid by online transfer/check 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.

When to book:
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)

In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: –

Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek
Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund
(Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)

Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.
Note:-
1)- Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
2)- In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH.
3)- TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

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