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  • Trip introduction

    The Pin Parvati Pass trek is one of the most challenging and spectacular treks in Himachal Pradesh. It is a thrilling challenge for seasoned trekkers, not suitable for beginners. This 9-day trek covers nearly 100 km and takes you to an altitude of 17,450 feet above sea level. It offers some of the most breathtaking views in the country. It showcases the contrasting landscape and culture of the Kullu and Spiti valleys.

    On this trek, you will not only trek through a constantly varying landscape but also get to see various sites like wooden bridges, high altitude lakes, streams, glaciers, etc. and you will get to sleep in tents in the remotest of areas in the middle of the Himalayas. All the while being accompanied by the towering mountain ranges and their snow-capped peaks.

    Destination

    The Pin Parvati Pass is the shorter route from Kullu to Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an elevation of 17,450 feet and has become one of the most sought after trekking destinations for many trekkers. On the trek, you will explore the sharply contrasting culture and landscape of the two valleys that will totally catch you off-guard. You will walk through vast green pastures dotted with wildflowers, dense forests and snow-covered fields, you will trek along the many streams and lakes into the rugged barren landscape of the Spiti Valley.

    Destination highlights

    Experience the stark contrasts of the Himalayas on the Pin Parvati Pass trek. | Embark on one of the most challenging treks in Himachal Pradesh. | Camp in remote places in the middle of the Himalayas.

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Pin Parvati Pass trek: Arrival at Rumsu base camp

    You will report at the Rumsu base camp by 08:00 hrs and will undergo registration process. After that embark on an acclimatization walk in the surrounding area. After the walk you will be given your motorspikes, gaiters, backpacks and trekking sticks. In the afternoon, you will attend an orientation programe to learn about the basics of trekking such as backpacking, marching technique and medical awareness. Overnight in tents at Rumsu base camp.

    Overnight in tents at Rumsu base camp.

    The reporting time at the Rumsu Base camp is 08:00 hrs. After registeration lunch will be served at 13:00 hrs. Snacks will be served post-orientation and dinner will be served in the late evening. | You will spend the night in tents, and you will be issued sleeping bags and mattresses for the night.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Rumsu Base Camp

    Rumsu Base Camp

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg | Jain
    Day 2 of the Pin Parvati Pass trek: Rumsu to Kheer Ganga
    Day 3 of the Pin Parvati Pass trek: Kheer Ganga to Tunda Bhuj
    Day 4 of the Pin Parvati Pass trek: Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan
    Day 5 of the Pin Parvati Pass trek: Thakur Kuan to Rubi Thach
    Day 6 of the Pin Parvati Pass trek: Rubi Thach to Mantalai
    Day 7 of the Pin Parvati Pass trek: Mantalai to Parvati side base camp
    Day 8 of the Pin Parvati Pass trek: Parvati side base camp to Pin side base camp
    Day 9 of the Pin Parvati Pass trek: Pin side base camp to Kaza via Mud and trip end
    Day 10 of the Pin Parvati Pass trek: Mud to Manali
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 15 days or more before departure of the Pin Parvati Pass trek: INR 2000 will be deducted.

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

    In case of no show: no refund.

    Rescheduling the Pin Parvati Pass trek is possible for up to 6 months, however you need to inform the operator 15 days prior to departure date.

    In case of cancellation of the Pin Parvati Pass trek due to natural calamities (such as rains, landslides, earthquakes etc) no refund is provided. Alternatives may be provided at the time of cancellation.

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

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Pin Parvati Pass trek.

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

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Pin Parvati Pass trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    It is mandatory for all participates to carry an original and photocopy of the government photo identity card (Aadhar card), a medical certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor) and the NOC form (printed and signed by the participant). | Transport from Patlikuhal to the Rumsu base camp can be provided at INR 700 for a Sumo or INR 500 for a small car. | Accommodation can be provided by the operator at Kaza at an additional cost | Any additional expenses that occur due to unforseen circumstances during the Pin Parvati Pass trek have to be borne by the participant. | The operator cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage, accident or death that occurs during the Pin Parvati Pass trek.
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    • Pin Parvati Pass Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Kullu Manali Spiti Trekking Adventure Difficult Snow The Great Next
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Non AC jeep transport from Rumsu base camp to Barshaini and from Mud base camp to Kaza

    • Accommodation in high quality tents on triple sharing basis throughout the trek (separate tents are provided for men and women)
    • In-tent amenities include sleeping bags and mattresses 
    • Separate toilet tents
    • Meal package includes vegetarian and jain meals of breakfast on Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Lunch on Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and Dinner on Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    • Services of an experienced trek leader with training in basic/advanced mountaineering and first aid
    • Services of a certified guide
    • Services of a support staff including cooks, helpers and porters
    • Trekking equipment include 60 litre rucksack with plastic cover and gaiters, trekking ticks, motorspikes
    • Safety and emergency equipment including first aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter etc
    • HAPO bag
    • Trekking permits and forest camping charges
    • Personal insurance
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any transportation to the Rumsu base camp from Patlikuhal (transport can be provided at INR 700 for a Sumo or INR 500 for a small car)

    • Any transport from Kaza to your home town
    • Accommodation at Kaza (accommodation can be provided at the Kaza base camp at an additional cost)
    • Any meals in Kaza
    • Bottled water throughout the trek
    • Any form of personal insured
    • Any personal expenses
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, strikes, roadblocks, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Good gripped trekking shoes
    • 2- 3 layered jackets
    • Fleece jacket
    • Padded jacket
    • 2-3 trekking pants
    • 3 full t- shirts that prevent sunburn on neck and arms
    • 1-2 dry-fit t-shirts
    • Thermal inner-wear
    • Muffler
    • Scarf
    • Waterproof gloves
    • Woolen cap
    • Nightclothes
    • 2-3 pairs of woolen socks
    • 2-3 pairs of regular thick socks
    • Windcheater or raincoat or poncho

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical equipment, if required
    • Gaiters
    • Safety equipment includin oxygen cylinders, oximeter, etc.
    • HAPO chamber bag
    • First aid kit
    • All camping gear including tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Rucksack

    You need to get

    • UV protected sunglasses
    • Cap
    • 20 litre daypack with plastic cover
    • Water bottle
    • Lunc box
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Dry Snacks
    • Sunblock
    • Toiletries
    • Light towel
    • Camera
    • Headlamp or torch with batteries
    • Extra money
    • Government identity card (Aadhar card)
    • Medical certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
    • NOC form (printed and signed by the participant)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.