The Pin Parvati Pass Trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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2017
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Date
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2017
Sun, 06 Aug, 2017
15
Sun, 13 Aug, 2017
15
Sun, 20 Aug, 2017
15
Sun, 27 Aug, 2017
15
Sun, 03 Sep, 2017
15
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  • Trip introduction

    This trek to Pin Parvati Pass is on the top of the list for most experienced trekkers in India. You'll be in the middle of the Himalayas, far away from civilization, trekking through gorgeous landscapes for 12 days. Your trail winds through alpine forests, slopes dotted with wild flowers, and with rivers and lakes to stop by. And that's all before you get to the Pin Parvati Pass. Getting to the Pass is a real victory, and rewards you with fabulous views of the other side, the Spiti side, with rugged barren landscape.

    Do note: this trek is not to be taken lightly. The Pin Parvati Pass trek is considered one of the most challenging trek in the Himalayas. This 12 day trek requires some amount of experience because you'll be crossing wide glaciers, climbing steep slopes, and trekking through thick forests. Additionally, once you begin, you'll be days away from civilization, so there's no turning back. You could say that this one is only for the true bravehearts.

    Destination

    Located at a height of 17450 feet, the Pin Parvati Pass is the only link between Parvati Valley of Kullu and the Pin Valley in Spiti. You'll start from Manali, and trek through the green valleys of Himachal Pradesh, through fruit orchards, blossoming wildflowers, and sparkling rivers and streams. Once you reach Pin Parvati Pass, you'll see the dry, arid landcaps of the Spiti valley, with its sprawling expanse of brown and grey rock under a blue sky.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek on gorgeous trails that lead you alongside glacial rivers and lakes!
    • Take on the challenge of one of the toughest treks in the Himalayas
    • Spend 12 days in the mountains, away from civilization

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Pin Parvati Pass trek.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs during the Pin Parvati Pass trek is not permitted.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellations made 24 days or more from the start of the Pin Parvati 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 made 14-24 days before the start of the Pin Parvati trek: Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year end, or get 70% refund.

    Cancellations made 10-14 days before the start of the Pin Parvati trek: Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

    Cancellations made 0-10 days before the start of the Pin Parvati trek: Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the Pin Parvati Pass batch.

    In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by the operator.

    The operator holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Manali bus stand
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    Drop off point
    Manali bus stand
    Mode of transport
    Taxi, bus or private vehicle
    Start point
    Barsheni Village Bus Stop
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    End point
    Mudh Village
    Time of departure
    10:00 AM
    Time of return
    05:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    48 hrs
    Total distance covered
    53 kms
    Start point elevation
    14850 feet
    Maximum elevation
    17500 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6700 feet
    Average per day distance
    5 kms
  • Day 1 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Rudranath

    You'll have to report to Manali Bus Stand by 10:00 hrs. Once assembled, you'll be driven to Barsheni village, from where your trek begins. Barsheni Village is surrounded by thick pine forests and green pastureland, and makes for a delightful first-day trek. You'll pass Kalga village, and head up to Rudranath for the night. Overnight in tents.
    /Pin Parvati Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Fun Nature Mountains Beauty Sceneries Trekking through high meadows.

    Day 2 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Kheer Ganga

    Now that you're warmed up, you'll enjoy today's exciting trek to Kheer Ganga. This trek is an enthralling experience, as it includes crossing thick woodlands of pine, scaling steep ascents, and negotiating V turns, while exposing you to enormous landscapes and the Parvati River. You'll be camping near Kheer Ganga, near a waterfall in the middle of a forest. Overnight in tents.
    /Pin Parvati Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Fun Nature Mountains Beauty Sceneries Crossing ridges and rivers.

    Day 3 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Tunda Bhuj

    Today’s journey to the high hilly peak of Tunda Bhuj entails crossing long meadowlands, high ascents, bridges, forests, twirling routes and a large overpass. All this, while giving you glimpses of snowy mountain peaks, twittering birds, locals and the Parvati Valley itself! En route, you'll find small shops for tea and biscuits, where you'll enjoy a comfortable break. Once at Tunda Bhuj, you'll get spectacular views of huge mountains covered with snow. Overnight in tents.
    /Pin Parvati Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Fun Nature Mountains Beauty Sceneries Enjoying the scenic trail of meadows and green carpeted mountains.

    Day 4 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Thakur Kuan

    Today's trail involves some descent sections, which will be a relief because the trail is quite challenging today. You'll be trekking along the Parvati river, scrambling over scree-covered trails, and doing some sections of river-crossing. There is also a pulley bridge which leans precariously sideways, which you'll have to cross. If you encounter rainy weather, this section can take a long time as you'll have to go slowly. You'll be surrounded by multi-colored flowers, greenery, rocky meadowlands and bridges, and you're unlikely to see too many people. You'll be camping in Thakur Kuan for the night.
    /Pin Parvati Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Fun Nature Mountains Beauty Sceneries Trekking through hilly mountain regions.

    Day 5 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Mantalai

    Today's a short day of trekking along a relatively easy trail. On this route, you'll be passing streams, forests, and meadows, as well as fields of flowers that stretch out as far as you can see. All around you, you'll see glaciers along the peaks. This peaceful day has one fun session of negotiating a criss-cross of small streams interspersed with slippery rocks. After that, you'll get to the utterly beautiful Mantalai. Overnight in tents.
    /Pin Parvati Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Fun Nature Mountains Beauty Sceneries Trekking through icy caps and glaciers.

    Day 6 of the Pin Parvati trek: Rest Day

    It's a rest and acclimatizing day today, and you'll be happy, not just for the break, but for a chance to explore the area around Mantalai lake. This lake is formed by glacial waters, and is surrounded with big rocks to sit on, carpets of flowers. You'll see horses grazing in the sweet grass, and all around you, nature is at her very best. This might just be one of your favourite days of the trek. Overnight in tents.

    Day 7 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Parvati base camp

    After yesterday's stay in paradise, you'll feel ready to take on today's challenges. The landscape starts to change from lush green to rocky paths and glaciers. You'll be crossing a river and climbing some steep sections to get to the base camp. The base camp is a green meadows surrounded by mountains, and you'll hear the rumble of glaciers all evening. Once at the base camp, celebrate with a delicious dinner and good night’s sleep in your tent.

    Day 8 of the Pin Parvati trek: Pass day!

    Today you will trek from the base camp on the Parvati side to the base camp on the Pin side. This takes you through the pass and into the Spiti valley. Your trail takes you over glaciers, rock facades and some real climbing before reaching the Pass. You'll spend some time at the pass, enjoying your victory. Prayer flags flutter in the wind, and you'll get views of the entire Pin valley towards Srikhand Mahadev. After this, you trek to the base camp through ice fields and high rocks covered in grass. Overnight in tents.

    Day 9 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Wichkurung Thatch

    Today you will trek from the Pin Valley base camp to Wichkurung Thatch. You begin by crossing a glacier that is dissected by a river, after which you will walk along paths covered with beautiful flowers, before arriving at a small township at the Gompa region. You'll be camping in Wichkurung Thatch for the night.

    Day 10 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Kaza

    Today you'll cover a 5-hr route to Mudh, and board vehicles to Kaza. This marks the end of your trekking for this Pin Parvati Pass trek. The drive allows you to sit back and admire the beautiful sights of the Spiti Valley. In Kaza, you have the evening to visit some monasteries, and meet the friendly locals. Spend the night in Kaza in tents.

    Day 11 of the Pin Parvati trek: Kaza to Manali

    Today’s journey will consist of a long drive back to Manali, passing through green meadows, waterfalls and mountains. It's a nine hour drive, and you'll be torn between taking a nap, or soaking up the views. Trip ends in Manali.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Rudranath
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Rudranath
    End point
    Kheer Ganga
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    3hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kheer Ganga
    End point
    Tunda Bhuj
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    3 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tunda Bhuj
    End point
    Thakur Kuan
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thankur Kuan
    End point
    Mantalai
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Mantalai
    End point
    Mantalai
    Day start time
    05:30 AM

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Mantalai
    End point
    Parvati base camp
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Parvati base camp
    End point
    Pin base camp
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pin Valley base camp
    End point
    Wichkurung
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Wichkurung
    End point
    Kaza
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kaza
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in triple sharing tents during trek
    • Accommodation in guest house/hotel/homestay in Kaza
    • Veg meals while on trek
    • Transport till road head and return (Manali to Barsheni and return to Manali)
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide and support staff
    • First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder
    • Entry permits
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Accommodation in Manali
    • Meals during transit
    • Any kind of personal expenses
    • Insurance
    • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for Rs 600/- per bag, per day)
    • Anything not specifically mentioned under the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • 2 synthetic trek pants
    • 2 non cotton full sleeves t shirts
    • 1 fleece t-shirts
    • 1 fleece jacket or woollen sweater
    • 1 down feather / hollofil jacket
    • 1 pair of wind and waterproof jacket and pant
    • 1 pair of thermal inners
    • 1 poncho
    • 1 sun cap that covers the neck
    • 1 woollen cap
    • 1 balaclava
    • 1 neck gaiter
    • U/V protected dark sunglasses
    • 1 pair of trekking shoes (waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
    • 1 pair of floaters/flip-flops
    • 4 pairs of cotton socks
    • 2 pairs of woollen socks
    • 1 pair of waterproof gloves
    • 1 pair of fleece/woollen gloves
      What not to Wear
    • Shorts, fitting denims, capris
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Hard suitcases or strolley bags

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Tents
    • Sleeping bag and mattress
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Crampons if needed
    • First aid equipment
    • Oxygen cylinders or stretchers if needed
      You need to get
    • Backpack with rain cover (50-60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
    • Day pack with rain cover 20-30 ltr
    • 1 walking stick
    • 1 head torch
    • 1 water bottle/hydration pack
    • Energy bars, dry fruits, electral
    • Personal medical kit
    • Sunscreen cream
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Moisturiser
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Lip balm
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Toilet paper and wipes
    • Quick dry towel

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Rudranath

    Overnight in tents

    Spend your first camping night in Rudranath in a triple sharing tent, with toilet and kitchen tents at your convenince. Only dinner is included in today's package.

    /Pin Parvati Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Fun Nature Mountains Beauty Sceneries Enjoy snowy peaked view while camping.

    Day 2 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Kheer Ganga

    Overnight in tents

    Spend your night in Kheer Ganga in triple sharing camp tents. You'll be provided with sleeping bags and mats, but do carry warm layers to help you sleep better. Today's package includes vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 3 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Tunda Bhuj

    Overnight in tents

    Spend your night in Tunda Bhuj in triple sharing camp tents. Today's package includes vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 4 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Thakur Kuan

    Overnight in tents

    Spend your night in Thakur Kuan in triple sharing camp tents. Today's package includes vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 5 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Mantalai

    Overnight in tents

    Spend your night in Mantalai in triple sharing camp tents. Today's package includes vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 6 of the Pin Parvati trek: Rest Day

    Overnight in tents

    Spend your night in Mantalai in triple sharing camp tents. Today's package includes vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 7 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Parvati base camp

    Overnight in tents

    Spend your night of the Parvati base camp in triple sharing camp tents. Today's package includes vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 8 of the Pin Parvati trek: Pass day!

    Overnight in tents

    Spend your night of the Pin base camp in triple sharing camp tents. Today's package includes vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 9 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Wichkurung Thatch

    Overnight in tents

    Spend your night in Wichkurung Thatch in triple sharing camp tents. Today's package includes vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 10 of the Pin Parvati trek: Trek to Kaza

    Overnight in tents

    Spend your night in Kaza in triple sharing camp tents. Today's package includes a vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 11 of the Pin Parvati trek: Kaza to Manali

    Trip ends today.

    You'll wake up in Manali today. Trip ends here.

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