Pin Parbati Pass

Region

: Himachal Pradesh Himalayas

Duration

: 11 Days

Level

: difficult

Trekking distance

: 90 Kms.

Max Altitude

: 5319 Meters

Pickup Point

: Manali

Best Season

: September-October


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Pin Parbati Pass is a mountain pass in Himachal Pradesh, India, at 5,319 meters It was first crossed in August 1884 by Sir Louis Dane in search of an alternate route to the Spiti valley. This pass connects the fertile and lush Parbati valley on the Kullu side with the Pin valley on the Spiti side.

High Himalayas  pass, high altitude Mantalailake, dry cold dessert of Spiti valley, Himalayan wildlife. The trek over Pin Parvati Pass is one of the most difficult and adventurous trek. It requires lot of physical stamina and mental strength to complete such a trek. This trans-himalayan trek connects the lush green kullu valley with the dry dessert of Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh. You will also notice a change in the culture and religion of the two places-Kullu area is mainly dominated by the hindus and spiti is a Buddhist dominant are with many ancients Buddhist monasteries in the region.


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  • Day 01 : On Manali- Manikaran - Barsaini - Khirganga (2960M) 2 hours drive and 6 hours walk
    After a short drive Barsaini above Manikaran, we start walking towards Tosh Nullah. After the Nagthan village walk is along the river parvati and then through the dense forest to Khirganga, amidst the forest, it is a very beautiful campsite. There is a natural hot spring here, so an ideal points after whole days of trek to wash away your fatigue. Campsite offers a wonderful sunset in the evening.
  • Day 02: Khirganga - TundaBhuj (3500 M) 5 hours walk
    A beautiful walkthough the forest and green meadows takes us to TundaBhuj, the beautiful camping place.
  • Day 03: TundaBhuj to Thakur Kuan(3570 M), 3 hours walk
    This short stage in included in order to get acclimatize before we get to more higher elevation on the trek . Today the glacier that eventually feed Parvatiriver starts to appear. Camp for overnight stay.
  • Day 04: Thakur Kuan to Odi Thatch (3620 M)
    The glaciers start to appear, the landscape begin to change-from lush green forest and meadows we now start to enter into the mountains, glaciers and moraines. Camp here for night stay. We get beautiful view of the high mountain peaks.
  • Day 05: Odi Thatch to Mantalai (3700M) 6 to 7 Hours walk
    A gradual ascent takes us to a vast glacial moraine. Mantalai Lake, the source of river Parvati is a glaciated lake in the middle of a vast moraine. From here you have beautiful view of the high Himalayan peaks
  • Day 06: Mantalai to Base of Pin Parvati Pass (4300 M)
    Steep ascent for 6 to 7 hours takes us to the base of Pin Parvati Pass. Camp here for overnight stay. From the camp we get beautiful view of the Himalayan peaks and Parvati glacier.
  • Day 07: Base- Pin Parvati Pass (5200 M) - Base II
    Steep ascent walking over the glacier takes us to the top of the pass. After crossing the pass we enter into the Spiti valley. Here you will notice a great change in the landscape-the green side of the Kullu valley is suddenly replaced by dry dessert of Spiti valley. There is rich in wildlife and has been declared as a National Park with the habitat for snow leopard, musk deer and Ibex. You can see the ibex in big hards. Walk down to the other side of the pass to camp at the base.
  • Day 08: Base camp II to Wichurang Thatch (3600 M)
    6 to 7 Hours walk to get down to the area where we will start to see some signs of Human habitation.
  • Day 09: Wichurang Thatch to Mud village (3500M)
    After 4 to 5 hours we start to see an oasis in the middle of the dessert. This is Mud, the first villagMud Village to Kaza 4hours drivee in Spiti valley. Camp here for overnight stay.Trek Ends Here.
  • Day 10: Mud Village to Kaza 4hours drive
    Drive to Kaza and check in Hotel. Afternoon visit Ki Monatery few kms above Kaza. Also visit Kibber, one of the most highest permanently inhabited village in the world. Overnight stay in Hotel in Kaza.
  • Day 10: Kaza - to Manali : 7Hours drive
    This day you enter from Spiti to Kinnaur valley. From Kalpa we have the beautiful view of the holy KinnerKailash Mountain.
  • Accommodation (Camping /Guest house/Home stay/Hotel).
  • All Meals during trek (Veg.)
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • Transportation during the trek program.
  • Trek equipments (tent, sleeping bag, matters etc).
  • Permits & entry fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusion”.

Things to Carry
  • id-proof-icon
    Photo ID Proof
  • backpack-with-cover
    Rucksack/Backpack (40 to 50 Litre) & Rucksack cover (Waterproof)
  • daypack
    Daypack- one small day pack (15-20 L) with you during the walk.
  • trekking-shoe
    Trekking Shoe- A good quality rubber sole shoe.
  • t-shirt
    T-shirt Dry fit/Quick dry type
  • warm-jacket
    Warm Jacket-Warm Fleece Jacket/Synthetic fill
  • windproof-jacket
    Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater
  • thermal-wear
    Thermal wear
  • trek-pants
    Trek pants
  • raincoat
    Raincoat/Poncho
  • woolen-cap
    Woolen cap
  • hat-bandana
    Hat/Bandanna
  • inner-wear
    Under garments/Inner wear
  • warm-socks
    Warm Socks
  • woolen-gloves
    Woolen gloves
  • woolen-gloves
    Waterproof gloves
  • trekking-sticks
    Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles
  • water-bottle
    Water bottle/Hydration pack
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses -UV protected
  • torch
    Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries
  • lotion
    Sunscreen lotion
  • sanitizer
    Sanitizer
  • tissue-paper
    Wet tissue paper
  • towel
    Small Towel
  • anti-fungal-powder
    Anti-Fungal Powder
  • camera
    Camera with extra cells
  • first-aid-kit
    Medications and a first-aid kit

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