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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Pin Bhaba pass presents the adventure of a lifetime with a 9-day itinerary in the remote corners of the Pin valley. This offbeat trek leads you into a varied landscape, from the ancient woods of thick oak trees to sprawling fields of snow and ice. As you approach the Pin Bhaba pass, perched at an altitude of over 15,900 feet, you'll get awe-inspiring views of the valley's high-rising snow peaks and rolling hills on the horizon. After a day packed with strenuous climbing on steeply ascending trails, you'll rest for the night in tents, pitched at locations with stunning views of the valley.

    Destination

    The Pin Bhaba pass is a high-altitude mountain pass within the Pin Valley National Park that connects the two valleys of Kinnaur and Spiti. The trek to Pin Bhaba pass is a crossover trek which showcases a dramatic change in the landscape as you travel from one side of the valley to another. From the cold and barren mountains of Spiti, you'll begin the trek and cross the Pin Bhaba pass to enter the vibrant and green forests of Kinnaur. The Pin Bhaba pass trek is one of the few rare treks in Himachal Pradesh that remains accessible even in the months of monsoon.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to the Pin Bhaba pass, a hidden gem in Himachal Pradesh. | Sign up for an offbeat Himalayan trek. | Go camping in remote locations on river banks. | Experience the local Buddhist culture at monasteries. | Climb up to an altitude over 15,900 feet to get inspiring views.

    Activity Details

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    10826

    48 kms

    27 hrs

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Pin Bhaba pass trek: Arrive in Manali

    Arrive in Manali and gather at a hotel. Today, you'll meet the rest of your group and prepare for tomorrow's drive to Kaza. You can visit the local marketplace at Manali to shop for any last minute essentials or visit some of the local attractions of the hill-station. Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Arrive in Manali. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Manali. Today's meal plan includes dinner only. You can visit any of the restaurants in Manali to have extra meals at your own expense. Meal plans for days when you're not trekking include only breakfast and dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Manali

    Manali

    10:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg|Non-veg
    Day 2 of the Pin Bhaba pass trek: Manali to Kaza
    Day 3 of the Pin Bhaba pass trek: Kaza to Mudh
    Day 4 of the Pin Bhaba pass trek: Mudh to Balder
    Day 5 of the Pin Bhaba pass trek: Balder to Mangrungse
    Day 6 of the Pin Bhaba pass trek: Mangrungse to Phustirang via Pin Bhaba pass
    Day 7 of the Pin Bhaba pass trek: Phustirang to Mulling
    Day 8 of the Pin Bhaba pass trek: Mulling to Kafnu
    Day 9 of the Pin Bhaba pass trek: Kafnu to Shimla
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 90 days or more before departure of the Pin Bhaba pass trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made between 60-89 days before departure of the Pin Bhaba pass trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made between 30-59 days before departure of the Pin Bhaba pass trek: 25% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 30 days before departure of the Pin Bhaba 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.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers must follow all instructions of the trek leader during the Pin Bhaba 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 and drugs is strictly prohibited during the Pin Bhaba pass trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    A high level of health and fitness is required to book this Pin Bhaba pass trek. Travellers with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma, blood pressure, heart ailments or spinal problems are advised to consult with their personal physician before booking this trek.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accident, mishap or loss of life or property during the trek to the Pin Bhaba pass.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Pin Bhaba 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.
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    • Pin Bhaba Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Pin Bhaba Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements, as per the itinerary, in a private SUV or Tempo Traveller

    • Accommodation for 8 nights in hotels, home-stays and tents on a twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tent, sleeping bag and mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining and washroom tent
    • All meals from dinner on day 3 to breakfast on day 9, plus breakfast on days 2, 3 and dinner on days 1, 2
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Services of porters/mule to carry common camping gear and personal luggage
    • All technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • All government permits and charges
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements from your home city to Manali, from Shimla to your home city

    • Any meals or accommodation not mentioned in inclusions (including lunch on days 1, 2)
    • Adventure travel insurance
    • Personal expenses such as apparel, gear, extra meals, gratuity tips to staff etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Waterproof down jackets
    • Inner thermal wear
    • Sweater
    • Woollen cap, muffler, gloves and socks
    • Synthetic gloves
    • Full-length trekking pants
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Trekking shoes
    • Gaiters and balaclava
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private SUV or Tempo Traveller for transport from Manali to Mudh and from Kafnu to Shimla
    • All equipment required for camping: tent, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (50+ litres) with a rain cover
    • Cold cream
    • Water bottle
    • Plastic/waterproof bags
    • Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Power bank
    • Camera
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Personal toiletries
    • Napkins and towels
    • Dry snacks
    • UV sunglasses
    • Cap/hat
    • Trekking pole/stick

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.