Pin Parvati Pass Trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Pin Parvati Pass is a challenging expedition even for seasoned trekkers as it takes you to a staggering altitude of 17,457 ft. This trek has a variety of distinctive experiences to offer: you may enjoy bathing in the hot water springs at Parvati Kund in Kheerganga, hop onto a pulley bridge in Tunda Bhuj, walk across the blossoming meadows of Odi Thatch and dense forests of Kheerganga, and trudge up the glaciers to reach the Pin Parvati Pass. Only a few Himalayan treks offer you the opportunity of trekking up a glacier; this trek to Pin Parvati Pass is among them.

    Destination

    Pin Parvati Pass is one of the most sought-after trans-Himalayan passes in India. Located at a height of 17454 feet, the Pin Parvati Pass is the only link between Parvati Valley of Kullu and the Pin Valley in Spiti. You will see the landscape transforming from barren mountains in Spiti to lush forests and verdant meadows in Parvati valley. Your trek starts from Pulga, alongside the Parvati river and gradually advancing towards Kheerganga. You will walk across apple orchards, alpine meadows, thick forests, see numerous waterfall along the way and finally, hike through the thick glacier to reach the Pin Parvati Pass.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek to Pin Parvati Pass to reach the alitude of 17,454 feet.
    • Trudge over thick glaciers and dense forests to reach Pin Parvati Pass.
    • Stay in tents at scenic campsites across the Himalayas.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers must follow all instructions of the trek leader during Pin Parvati Pass Trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing any general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during Pin Parvati Pass Trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of Pin Parvati Pass Trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made between 15-29 days before departure of Pin Parvati Pass Trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of Pin Parvati Pass Trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Insurance is mandatory for all international as well as domestic travellers (can be arranged for INR 1097)

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accidents during Pin Parvati Pass Trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Pin Parvati Pass Trek due to any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Bhuntar bus stop
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    Drop off point
    Manali
    Mode of transport
    Private shared vehicle
    Start point
    Pulga
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    End point
    Mud village
    Time of departure
    11:00 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    50 hours
    Total distance covered
    33 km
    Start point elevation
    9500 feet
    Maximum elevation
    17457 feet
    Minimum elevation
    9500 feet
    Average per day distance
    3.6 km
  • Day 1 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Bhuntar to Pulga

    Arrive at Bhuntar bus stand by 11:00 hours and board a bus to Pulga. It will be a 2-hour uphill journey alongside Parvati river and idyllic villages of Himachal Pradesh. Overnight in hotel in Pulga.

    Day 2 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Pulga to Kheerganga

    Your trek to Pin Parvati Pass starts from Pulga. After breakfast, you'll start descending to Nakthan, a small at the banks of Parvati river. The trail from Nakthan to Kheerganga is a pleasant hike through the apple orchards, followed by some steep climbs and crossing a wooden bridge to reach Kheerganga. Kheerganga is an open meadow and has a hot water spring where you can take a bath. Overnight in tents at Kheerganga.
    /Pin Parvati Pass Trek Himachal Spiti Snow Mountians Trekking Adventure Travel The Great Next Trudge over glacier on this trek to Pin Parvati Pass.

    Day 3 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Kheerganga to Tunda

    The path to Tunda Bhuj is a long walk across the dense forest where you will see a few quaint houses of the inhabitants of the forest. After crossing the forest, you will ascend through the muddy paths, followed by a short walk along the meadows surrounded by a couple of huge white waterfalls. Overnight in your tents at Tunda Bhuj.
    /Pin Parvati Pass Trek Himachal Spiti Snow Mountians Trekking Adventure Travel The Great Next Cross cold, gushing streams and rivers flowing in the midst of snow laden mountains.

    Day 4 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan

    The trail to Thakur Kaun, your destination for today, is through the rock-strewn ground. It's an easy hike, as you will gain only a 250m in altitude today. Thakur Kaun is a large pasture at the banks of Parvati river. If time permits, you can embark on short pulley bridge adventure in Thakur Kaun.
    /Pin Parvati Pass Trek Himachal Spiti Snow Mountians Trekking Adventure Travel The Great Next Complete this incredible feat of trekking at 17454 feet.

    Day 5 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Thakur Kuan to Odi Thatch

    Today will be the most thrilling day of your trek as you will walk along the two huge boulders, Pandu Pul-1 and Pandu Pul-2, on the way to Odi Thatch. You have to be extra careful while crossing these huge boulders. After crossing the boulders, it's a straight walk until Odi Thatch. Odi Thatch is an open pasture decked in flowers of red, blue and purple shades.
    /Pin Parvati Pass Trek Himachal Spiti Snow Mountians Trekking Adventure Travel The Great Next Complete this incredible feat of trekking at 17454 feet.

    Day 6 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Odi Thatch to Mantalai

    Today's entire trail is a walk alongside the river Parvati and lush forest on the other. On the way to Mantalai, you will see a wooden bridge at Rudranag, and a spot where thousands of tiny streams are flowing. Mantalai is a glacial lake in midst of snow covered mountains. You will be camping on the shore of Mantalai lake today.
    /Pin Parvati Pass Trek Himachal Spiti Snow Mountians Trekking Adventure Travel The Great Next Witness the spectacular snow covered landscape on this trek.

    Day 7 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Mantalai to Base Camp I

    Today's steep trek along the muddy path and glacier involves an altitude gain of more than a thousand metres. The trial is quite challenging as you will be ascending over a heap of stones and thick ice to reach the first base camp of Pin Parvati. You will be camping under the blanket of stars in the base camp I of Pin Parvati.
    /Pin Parvati Pass Trek Himachal Spiti Snow Mountians Trekking Adventure Travel The Great Next Overlook the beauty of green Mud village.

    Day 8 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Base Camp I to Base Camp II

    You will reach the Pin Parvati pass today. Your trek starts early today when the ice is thick and hence, easier to walk over. Today, you will cross the Parvati valley and reach the other side of Spiti along a 3 km long walk on the glacier. After the glacier section, there is a steep climb of 400 m before reaching the pass. After spending some time at the pass, you will begin descending towards your campsite.
    /Pin Parvati Pass Trek Himachal Spiti Snow Mountians Trekking Adventure Travel The Great Next Trudge over glacier on this trek to Pin Parvati Pass.

    Day 9 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Base Camp II to Wichkurung Thatch

    The trek from Base Camp II to Wichkurung Thatch is a steep descent for 6 km. You will be crossing a gushing river on the way to Wichkurung Thatch. Overnight in your tents at Wichkurung Thatch.

    Day 10 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Wichkurung Thatch to Kaza

    It's the last day of trekking today. The trail enters a large open valley surrounded by streams, leading to the Mud village in the Pin valley of Spiti. You will get onboard a taxi from Mud village to Kaza. Overnight at a hotel in Kaza.

    Day 11 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Kaza to Manali

    After breakfast, you will embark on a long drive until Manali. You will reach Manali by evening. Your Pin Parvati trekking trip ends here.

    Day 12 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Buffer Day

    This day will only be utilized in case of any delay arising during the trek. No meals will be offered today.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bhuntar
    End point
    Pulga
    Day start time
    11:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pulga
    End point
    Kheerganga
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 km
    Trekking time
    6 hours

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kheerganga
    End point
    Tunda Bhuj
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    3 km
    Trekking time
    4-5 hours

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tunda Bhuj
    End point
    Thakur Kuan
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 km
    Trekking time
    3-4 hours

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thakur Kuan
    End point
    Odi Thatch
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 km
    Trekking time
    4-5 hours

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Odi Thatch
    End point
    Mantalai
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 km
    Trekking time
    5-6 hours

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Mantalai
    End point
    Base Camp I
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    3 km
    Trekking time
    5-6 hours

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Base Camp I
    End point
    Base Camp II
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    3 km
    Trekking time
    7-8 hours

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Base Camp II
    End point
    Wichkurung Thatch
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 km
    Trekking time
    6 hours

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Wichkurung Thatch
    End point
    Kaza
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    3 km
    Trekking time
    5 hours

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kaza
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    08:00 AM

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    End point
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in hotels/guesthouses on twin/triple sharing basis in Pulga and Kaza
    • Accommodation in tents while camping during the trek
    • Meals starting from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 10
    • Transfers from Bhuntar to Pulga and Mud to Manali
    • Trekking gear such as micro-spikes, gaiters, helmets, harness, carabiners, etc.
    • Gamow bag
    • Portable stretcher
    • All permits and charges
    • Services of a certified trek leader
    • First Aid kit
      Excludes
    • Porters to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 7854)
    • Mandatory insurance (can be arranged for INR 1097)
    • Travel arrangement between your home city to Bhuntar
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, water bottles, etc.
    • Porter to carry luggage
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Down jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Full sleeved shirt/t-shirt
    • Quick-dry apparels
    • Trekking pants/shorts
    • Thermal inners
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Accommodation in hotels/guesthouses on twin/triple sharing basis in Pulga and Kaza
    • Accommodation in tents while camping during the trek
    • Transfers from Bhuntar to Pulga and Mud to Manali Trekking gear such as micro-spikes, gaiters, helmets, harness, carabiners, etc.
    • Gamow bag
    • Portable stretcher
    • First Aid kit
      You need to get
    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • Antibacterial powder
    • 2x Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Lunch box and spoons/forks
    • Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Towel
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Personal first aid kit including all the essential medicines
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava/neck gaiters
    • Spare sandals to use at the campsite
    • Cotton/woollen socks
    • Woollen gloves
    • Synthetic waterproof gloves

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Bhuntar to Pulga

    Overnight at a hotel/guesthouse in Pulga.

    You will be staying at a hotel or a guesthouse in Pulga on triple sharing basis. Today's meal package includes dinner only.

    Day 2 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Pulga to Kheerganga

    Overnight in tents at a campsite in Kheerganga.

    Stay in tents on twin sharing basis. Temperature rated sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 3 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Kheerganga to Tunda

    Overnight in tents at a campsite in Tunda Bhuj.

    Stay in tents on twin sharing basis. Temperature rated sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 4 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan

    Overnight in tents at a campsite in Thakur Kaun.

    Stay in tents on twin sharing basis. Temperature rated sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 5 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Thakur Kuan to Odi Thatch

    Overnight in tents at a campsite in Odi Thatch.

    Stay in tents on twin sharing basis. Temperature rated sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 6 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Odi Thatch to Mantalai

    Overnight in tents at a campsite in Mantalai.

    Stay in tents on twin sharing basis. Temperature rated sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 7 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Mantalai to Base Camp I

    Overnight in tents at a campsite in Base Camp I.

    Stay in tents on twin sharing basis. Temperature rated sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 8 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Base Camp I to Base Camp II

    Overnight in tents at a campsite in Base Camp II.

    Stay in tents on twin sharing basis. Temperature rated sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 9 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Base Camp II to Wichkurung Thatch

    Overnight in tents at a campsite in Wichkurung Thatch.

    Stay in tents on twin sharing basis. Temperature rated sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 10 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Wichkurung Thatch to Kaza

    Overnight in tents at a campsite in Kaza.

    You will be staying at a guesthouse in Kaza on twin sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch only.

    Day 11 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Kaza to Manali

    Your trekking trip ends in the evening.

    You can buy meals during transit.

    Day 12 of Pin Parvati Pass trek: Buffer Day

    This day will only be utilized in case of any delay during the Pin Parvati Pass trek.

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