Manali is well connected to major cities by means of road and air. The nearest airport is in Kullu at about 50 km distance.
The Pin Parvati trek is a spectacular adventure that takes you to an elevation of 17,000 feet. It starts from green environs of Kullu Valley, with its flowering fruit trees and apple orchards. But the trail rises into the starker landscapes of the upper reaches of the Himalayas. Expect to see towering mountain ranges, craggy peaks, glaciers, ice walls, and more.
IMPORTANT: This 9 day trek to Pin Parvati can be challenging and is recommended to trekkers with previous experience. You will be required to cross a moderately difficult pass, do a few river crossings and walk long stretches on certain days.
This valley is closed for most of the year as the high passes around it are often blocked by snow. The peaks around this area stop rain clouds, creating the bleak atmosphere and grey skies that are common to Ladakh, Tibet and the surrounding areas. Geologists will love this trek to Pin Parvati for its record of every geological age, from Pre-Cambrian ages to now, thanks to the lack of vegetation.
Climb to an incredible altitude of 17000 feet on the Pin Parvati trek. | Witness the changing landscape from lush green vegetation to arid higher peaks. | Negotiate tricky river crossings and scree-laden trails on the Pin Parvati trek. | Begin your summit attempt in the dark of the night. | See the early morning sun hit the peaks around you while you climb.
Meet your operator in Manali and you'll board the waiting vehicles to be driven to Barsheni, which is the start point of the trek to Pin Parvati. The trail starts with an easy walk through a sylvan wooded region, leading to Khirganga. The campsite for the night is set up in a beautiful meadow with sulphur springs and a few small dhabas. Overnight stay in tents.
Camp in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.
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I would like to THE GREAT NEXT..for making my rafting trip so memorable..especially Mr VENKAT who planned my trip with perfect information.His guidance through out helped me to manage things in a way better manner.I would definately recommend the great next for anyone who looks for Adventure trips across india.
Amazing rafting in Ganges river. The Great Next team organized all very well so thank you guys for such a good day.
Our trip was an impulse decision but thanks to tgn it was a success and awesome trip.Excellent food and relaxing resort after river rafting trip
Camping arrangement was pathetic. Food provided was bad. Dirty bed sheets and washrooms. No activities planned. Promised for 11km rafting track but provided only 4-5 Km without pick & drop.
It was great fun at water rafting with the great next, excellent trainers, food was good, overall good experience, we would like to visit again
My experience was bad. We wanted to do rafting after coming back from trek. I did a booking for rafting through The Great Next and the itinerary was not clearly communicated and was left to us to 'figure out'. We were given camp majestic. The staff here is completely unprofessional. We were wondering what is the action plan for rafting and when we asked late at night, we were surprised to hear that we had to bear an additional cost of transport to the starting point(based on my earlier communication with TGN my understanding was there was no transportation required). We tried probing for more details on itinery and only then we were being told about details. One of my friend had requested for custom food because of cultural constraints quite early in the evening for dinner. At dinner time that was conveniently forgotten. The dinner was served late at 9:45 pm (scheduled time was 8 pm). In short completely unprofessional. If you want to do rafting go book a nice hotel independently and just directly go for rafting. No need to go with TGN. Save your money and time.
'We were the first timer rafters, but these guys make us feel like professionals☺☺☺. Comfortable stay with good assistance from experienced instructor's. Truly Awesome Experience, the saying ''Pura paisa wasool'' holds true for us in this trip. Good management and well executed as committed. Looking forward for another service soon...
TGN has a very sophisticated and concise web page along with many optional details and information. This is one of the few sites that provides information about the operator. All the operators they recommend are safe, well-trained and reliable. They are easily accessible and offer reasonable deals. I've booked a trekking and river rafting trip with them already, and it was a very good experience. I'll always choose The Great Next to plan my adventure trips.
Awesome weekend spent doing Rafting and the dirt bike ride ( Though the rest of the activities were okay) The guides were cooperative... The food was nice... and a special thanks to Urja to make this trip possible..
I heartly Thank Venkat for making our trip awesome. We were six and had used this platform to book the tickets for River rafting and Venkat had arranged an awesome dome house(Tent house). He had offered us a good package which include few adventure activities as well as stay and food. We enjoyed a lot and planning for next visit soon. He was there to guide us even in the night around 9 which I liked the most.
I would say incredible experience in river rafting thanks venkat for arranging this awesome stuffs I appreciate your guidance and I recommend The Great Next for the people who is looking out for the adventures in their life.
If you cancel 45 days before departure of the Pin Parvati trek: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.
If you cancel 30-45 days before departure of the Pin Parvati trek: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.
If you cancel 15-30 days before departure of the Pin Parvati trek: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.
If you cancel 15 days or less before departure of the Pin Parvati trek: No refund.
Participants are advised to arrive a day earlier in order to acclimatize themselves to the surroundings.
The operator has a set of guidelines for the Pin Parvati trek that must be adhered to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.
Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader during the trek to Pin Parvati.
Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited on the Pin Parvati trek.
While trekking participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.