Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Trekking Area Area : Himachal Pradesh

Trek DurationDuration : 16 Days

Best Season to TrekBest Season : July - September

Trek GradesGrade :

Tough
On these treks one can be required to trek continuously for more than a week through remote areas and at times trekking for more than 7 hrs a day. On most of these treks one has to cross passes or areas which are snow covered and involve camping at altitude of more than 4000m. Fit people with some kind of hiking experience & a spirit of adventure can contemplate going on these trails.

AltitudeAltitude : 5319 m/17452 ft

Trekking TotalTotal Trekking : 108 K.M

About Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Discovered as an alternate passage to the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, Pin Parvati Trek is counted amongst the most thrilling and challenging trails in the country. The maximum altitude en route is 5319 metres above the sea level. The trek is carried out in the months of July to September and requires sound trekking knowledge and skills as well. The trek is a mixed bag of high gradients, gradual ascents, picturesque mountains, and beautiful passes. The trail is of about 100 km and thus requires high trekking skills to carry out the trek in the course of 16 days. Moreover, the trek takes the trekkers through some of the soaring peaks. For this reason, acclimatization becomes the primary necessity in the completion of the trek as well. The trek starts from the scenic location of Manali and encompasses visiting destinations like Manikaran, Barsheni, Tunda Bhuj, Thakur Kuan, Odi Thach, Mantalai, etc.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

This 15 nights and 16 days itinerary to Pin Parvati Pass Trek takes the adventurers to the congenial and heartwarming tour that remains etched in the minds of tourists throughout their lives. This tour is an unmatched adventure opportunity for all the trekking enthusiasts who want to unwind themselves in the midst of picturesque panorama and nature's opulence.

Pin Parvati Pass Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Test your endurance by trekking on the altitudes as high as 5319m.
  • Get set ready for a bumpy drive, which will take you to the most picturesque towns of the trans-Himalaya regions like Keylong, Koksar, Rohtang Pass, Kaza, to name a few.
  • Enjoy a bath in the sulphur springs of Kheer Ganga.
  • Enjoy camping under the clear sky at the Mantalai Lakeside; also you can relish the view of the neighboring snow-capped mountains and glaciers.
  • Trek through the verdant expanse of meadows, and Pin Valley National Park

Best Time to Visit Pin Parvati Pass Trek

July to September

During the early months of the year, there are chances of snow on high passes, which considerably melts by August. During the monsoon season, Kullu-Manali area remains affected due to rain, but when we talk about the high places like Lahaul and Spiti, the weather remains warm and sunny (12-20 °C) during the day, while the night temperature could be in minus (-2 to 6 °C). During the September and October, trekkers can experience a good weather, with little snowfall. With the onset of October, the day temperature is hovering around 12-18 °C but the evening starts getting comparatively colder with (- 6) to 4 °C.

Where is the Pin Parvati Pass Trek ?

Dubbed as an exciting attraction for the seasoned trekkers, Pin Parvati is high mountain pass which connects the lush green Parvati valley on the Kullu side with the Pin valley on the Spiti side. The pass was discovered in 1884 by Sir Louis Dane, who was then looking for an alternate to reach Spiti Valley. Pin Parvati Pass has captured the imagination of every adventurer, and one can reach there by trekking through the lush green forest in the monsoon season, July to September. This trans-Himalayan trek is the shortest route between the Kullu and Spiti Valleys. Once over the Pin-Parvati pass (5319m), there is a complete change in landscape – the mountain slopes immediately turn barren and rugged. The prevalent culture of the inhabitants also changes from Hinduism on the Kullu side to Buddhism in Spiti.

How to Reach Pin Parvati Pass Trek ?

Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport in Kullu is the nearest airport from Manali, the starting point of our trek. The second nearest airport is Chandigarh International Airport.

Nearest Railway Station: Joginder Nagar railway station is the nearest railhead to Manali. Other railway stations nearby the city are in Chandigarh and Pathankot.

By Road: Manali has a good network of roads which links the major cities - Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba/Dalhousie. On a regular basis, one can see many taxis and buses, run by Himachal Pradesh Tourism, to reach Manali.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 1: Delhi - Manali (510 km/ 12- 13 hrs)

In the evening, you will board AC Volvo Coach to Manali from one of the meeting points in New Delhi. Overnight journey.

Day 2: Manali

Upon arrival, trekkers will be transferred to a hotel for stay. On this day, they can either choose to relax in the hotel or can explore Manali. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 3: Manali - Manikaran - Barsheni - Khirganga (3020 m9906 ft) 5 hrs

After breakfast, we will drive you to Manikaran, which will be the starting point for the trek. From Manikaran, trekkers will walk for 5 hours till Khirganga, a small village which is claimed to be the spot where Lord Shiva meditated. Overnight stay and dinner in Khirganga camp.

Day 4: Khirganga - Tunda Bhuj (3285 mts/10775 ft) 5 hrs

Embark on a day's trek by crossing dense forest and flower-strewn meadows. After crossing the forest, the trek will ascend gradually, and cross steep climbs till Tunda Bhuj. Overnight stay in Tunda Bhuj.

Day 5: Tunda Bhuj - Thakur Kuan (3620 mts/11874 ft) 6 hrs

Today's morning, we will continue the trail through landscapes strewn with waterfalls, lakes and meadows till Thakur Kuan. Enjoy a night stay in Thakur Kuan.

Day 6: Thakur Kuan - Odi Thach (3800 mts/12464 ft)

Today, after breakfast in Thakur Kuan, we will ascend and climb through steep rocks till high altitude meadow of Odi Thach. An overnight stay and dinner in Odi Thach.

Day 7: Odi Thach - Mantalai Lake (4115 mts/13498 ft) 8 hrs

Today's trek we will take trekkers through fragmented bridges, zigzag paths and vintage landmarks to reach the destination of the day, Mantalai Lake. During the journey, we will see a unique phenomenon called Pandu Bridge, which is a single rock on the river Parvati. According to the legends, the bridge was made Pandavas, during their exile period in the Himalaya. An overnight stay at the camp near Mantalai Lake. We will pitch our camp at the lakeside and savour the view of the Mantalai Glacier.

Day 8: Mantalai - Base of Pin Parvati Pass (4300 mts/14105 ft) 7 hrs

Begin the day with a gradual ascend to reach the base camp of Mount Parvati. Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

Day 9: Base of Pin Pass - Campsite over Pin Pass (4110 mts/13480 ft) 8 hrs

Begin your day with a steep climb to the Pin Pass. Today's campsite will be nothing less than a splendour of the empyrean; there will be snowfields, crevassed hollow that leads to the broad rocky saddle of the pass. From the pass, trekkers will be rewarded with the spectacular view of the snowy Hampta region on one side and the Pin valley of Spiti on the other. Overnight stay and dinner at Pin Pass.

Day 10: Campsite over Pin Pass - Tiai (3700 mts/12136 ft) 5 hrs

Rise early in the morning and way make way to Tiai by passing through the lush green Pin Valley National Park. During the journey, trekkers may have an encounter with the wild animals like snow leopards, musk deer and ibex. Dinner and overnight stay at Tiai campsite.

Day 11: Tiai - Mud (3650 mts/11972 ft) 5 hrs

Beginning with the today's trek, we will pass through the arid and desolates landscapes of the Spiti valley. Dinner and overnight stay in Mud Camp.

Day 12: Mud - Gulling 6 hrs

Today, after having breakfast in Mud, we will trek through the rocky and patchy paths till Gulling. At Gulling, we will embark on a long drive till Kaza. Overnight stay in camp/hotel in Kaza.

Day 13: Kaza

Today after breakfast, explore the sublime beauty of Kaza by going on a monastery tour. Overnight stay in camp/hotel in Kaza.

Day 14: Kaza - Manali 8 hrs

Embark on a long drive to Kunzum Pass, a high mountain pass which connects Kullu Valley and Lahaul Valley with the Spiti Valley. From there, we will head to Manali via Keylong, Koksar and Rohtang Pass. On this action packed ride, we will pass high altitudes, which offer fascinating views of the snow clad peaks and picturesque mountains. Overnight stay in camp/tent in Manali.

Day 15: Manali - Delhi

Wake up in the morning, pack bags and get ready for the AC Volvo journey till Delhi. Overnight journey.

Day 16: Delhi

With your arrival in Delhi, this incredible Pin Parvati trekking experience will come to an end. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to a hotel for relaxation. In the evening, we will transfer you to a hotel for overnight stay.

Tour & Services End.

Things to Carry for Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Things to Carry While Trekking
  • Duffel bag Down/synthetic camp booties
  • Sunglasses, Light gloves
  • Sleeping bag
  •  Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Daypack
  • One liter water bottles wide mouthed
  • Trekking Boots
  • Water purification/filter
  • Camp shoes/sneakers
  • Walking stick/Trekking pole
  • Cotton socks
  • Note book with pens and pencils
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Lip balm
  • Light wind jacket Sunscreen / Moisturiser
  • Down jacket/vest
  • Camp towel/towel/sarong
  • Fleece jacket/vest
  • Personal toiletries
  • T-shirts
  • Personal medicines
  • Underwear
  • Money pouch/belt
  • Trekking pants
  • Energy bars
  • Thermal tops
  • Vitamin tablets
  • Thermal bottom
  • Extra passport photos
  • Warm hat and Bandana/scarf
  • Sun hat/baseball cap
  • Wind- and rain-gear with hood
  • Swiss Army Knives (Classic pocket tool)
  • One pair cotton trousers or shorts
  • Two cotton shirts/T-Shirts One warmer (jacket with hood)

Booking Terms and Conditions:

Please read the booking terms as set out with your agreement with Tour My India Pvt. Ltd. A Noida based Tour operator herein called TMI. For More Click Here...

When to book Pin Parvati Pass Trek?

You should book Pin Parvati Pass Trek well in advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare for the trek.

Who will carry my backpack?

A pony/porter will carry your bag while trekking; you just need to wear a knapsack.

What will be the weight of the backpack?

Total weight of the backpack should not exceed 12 kg. You should carry all those things, listed in the itinerary given by TMI.

Where to meet you?

Janpath (Delhi), RK Ashram Metro Station (Delhi) and Majnu Ka Tila (Delhi) are the three meeting points for the Indrahar Pass Trek.

How we run the trek?

We always have an experienced trekking guide who leads the trek.

What is the batch size?

4-12 people, including both men and women

What is minimum age required for Pin Parvati Pass Trek?

Pin Parvati Pass is a tough trek with a maximum altitude of 17450ft (5319m) minimum age required is 15 years.

What will be the minimum temperature during Pin Parvati Pass Trek?

The temperature may drop to 8° C during the July & August.

How long we trek during Pin Parvati Pass Trek?

In a day, we intend to travel for 6 hours around lunch time, covering a distance of 10-15 km.

How monsoon affects the Pin Parvati Pass Trek?

Pin Parvati Pass Trek is open in the months of July, August, and September, which are the full monsoon months as the high altitude regions, remain unaffected from the monsoon.

What will happen if a trek is extended because of landslides or any other reasons?

If we have to continue the trek because of the reasons which are beyond our control, then additional charges will be applied for a hotel stay and food.

Can I take the Diamox?

Diamox is indeed very helpful, but it's advisable to consult the doctor first.

Is it safe for girls to go on a trek?

Safety is prime importance for us, and we lead our groups and do give it to the third party to manage. It's safe for even a single girl trekker to join our fixed departures.

What kind of shoes will be required?

Trekking shoes with ankle support are a must for any trek in the Himalayas. Quechua, Hi-Tech, Colman are good shoes with value for money.

What kind of food is served during the trek?

We serve nutritious, pure vegetarian food during the trek. We maintain variety in lentils, vegetable, and breakfast. At times, we also treat our trekkers in the Himalayas with delicacies like Pakora, local dishes, etc.

Is it safe to drink water from the stream?

Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets

Which vehicle do we use for transportations?

Most of the Himalayan roads towards the trek are in bad shape, so a vehicle with high ground clearance like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, Tempo Traveller, etc. are used for transportation.

Are your fixed departures dates are fixed?

We guarantee that even if that there will be only one trekker, we will head out on that particular date.

How do you deal with the emergency situation?

Our trek leaders are certified mountaineers with knowledge of first aid in the wilderness and they carry necessary first aid medicine kit. At each camp, they assess your condition and can take appropriate action in case a rescue is required. In the case of the rescue, all the additional cost will be borne by the trekker.

How to book the trek

Register for the trek and we will send you the details of the booking procedure.

Fixed Departure with Dates 2018

22 July 2018 12 August 2018 26 August 2018

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