Overview

Category: Demanding Adventure.


The Pin Parvati Valley is considered the most beautiful in the region. The trek route crossing over from the Kullu valley takes you through most spectacular landscapes, and provides an experience to remember for life. The Pin Parvati Pass stands tall with its fluttering prayer flags and cairns. The view from the pass is contrasting with the snow clad peaks of Kullu valley on one side and the stark barrenness of the Spiti Mountains on the other. Once into Spiti Valley you can experience the difference of two cultures, traditions and completely different landscapes.


Note:

  • 50% advance payment confirms your booking.
  • We will transport all your belongings for you so that you only have to carry your day pack with camera, water bottle and jacket.
  • We serve three meals a day including snacks and drinks. We provide a variety of tasty healthy food including Indian, Chinese and Western meals with lots of vegetables and fruit.
12 Nights 13 Days Best time: June till Mid Oct Sosan, Himachal Pradesh
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Road transportation from Kaza to Manali by car.
  • Accomodation in Hotels where applicable on twin share basis
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.
  • All meals (Day 1 Lunch to Day 13 Lunch)
  • All camping gear including tents and sleeping mattress. Kitchen, Dining and toilet tent
  • Permits and Entrance fees.
  • Good English speaking guide, cooks and porters, mules.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Transport from Delhi to Manali/ Manikaran
  • Personal Insurance.
  • All alcoholic beverages and personal expenses.
  • Good down sleeping bags can be provided at an additional cost of Rs.100 per day.
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Kheer Ganga- Hot springs
  • Mantalai Lake
  • Ki Monastry in Kaza
  • Interaction with locals and insight into their lifestyle
  • Highest point 5200m
Itinerary

Day 01 :

Arrive Manikaran (1737 mts) and check in hotel.

Day 02 :

MANIKARAN TO KHIR GANGA (2960 mts):

Starting from Manikaran, we take a jeep ride to the village call Bersani and further down to the brige where there is a hydro electric project under construction. From here we start our hike to Khir ganga which is a place of Sulfur spring. It can take us 4-5 hours to get there through local villages and nice deodar forest.

Day 03 :

KHIR GANGA TO BHOJTUNDA (3285 mts):

From the camp there is a steady ascent out of the gorge. The valley then widens and the trail crosses several delightful pastures supporting a variety of wildflowers in the summer. Bhojtunda is at the height of 3200m.marks the lower limit of the silver birch trees. It can take us 5-6 hours to get to this camping site.

Day 04 :

BHOJTUNDA TO THAKUERKUAN (3560 mts):

Today includes two river crossings by a pulley bridge over Parvati river. Average walking time is 5 to 6 hours.

Day 05 :

THAKURKUAN TO UDDI/ BAKKAR THACH (3850 mts):

A few km up the valley from Thakur kuan, affords the first view of the snow- capped peaks in the vicinity of the Pin Parvati Pass. The trail leads down the to the Parvati river. Just above this crossing is the Pandu bridge, another natural rock bridge over the Parvati River. To reach Bakkar thach, it is gradual ascent though large grassy fields. Average walking time is 5 to 6 hours.

Day 06 :

BAKKAR THACH TO MANTALAI LAKE (4116 mts):

Most of the walk of today is a gradual ascent except last part of 200m climb to reach Mantalai. Mantalai is a source of Parvati River and also a pilgrimage for local people of the area. Average walking time is 5 to 6 hours.

Day 07 :

LAY OVER DAY

It is a day to relax and acclimatize with the altitude.

Day 08 :

MANTALAI TO HIGH CAMP (4573 mtrs):

It is a 300 m climb out of the main valley floor to the high camp. The climb affords a bird’s eye view of the Parvati valley, and directly below, the Parvati River Gushes out of the main Glacier. The peaks on the far side of the valley also come in to full view-including Pyramid peak (6036m), Snow Peak (5640m) and the unnamed peak (6127m),the highest in the region. There are magnificent views of the surrounding peaks from the high camp including those on the far side of the Parvati Valley. Average walking time is 6 – 7 hours.

Day 09 :

HIGH CAMP TO PIN PARVATI PAAS (5319 mts) AND TO PIN VALLEY CAMP (4050 mtrs):

From the high camp, there is a steep 200m ascent over the boulders to a large snow field below the Passover .In the pass there is alpine view to the snow-capped ranges towards the Kullu Valley contrasting with the barren mountain ridges. The descent from the pass to grassy camp site is gradual over the snow field and steep on rocky trail. After reaching the base at Pin River, trail is pretty easy with gradual ups and downs and few side streams crossings. To reach our camp site, the walk will include few side streams crossings. Average walking time is 6-7 hours.

Day 10 :

PIN VALLEY CAMP TO MUD ( 3811 mts):

Totally different view in this valley compared to Parvati valley. There are some side streams to cross .Camp site of Mud is just before the main village and average walking time is 6 to 7 hours.

Day 11 :

MUD TO KAZA (3600 mts):

Start the day early around 9 or 10am from Mud as mud is on road head now. Drive takes us out of pin valley through villages of this valley. Sagnam is the largest village in the Pin valley. It can take us 3 to 4 hours to reach Kaza in Spiti valley. Spend a night in hotel or in camp.

Day 12 :

KAZA TO KIBBER (4270 mts): AND KI MONASTRY (4116 mts):

Visit to Ki monastery and to highest village of Kibber in world. Night stay in Kaza.

Day 13 :

KAZA TO MANALI (2050 mts):

Drive to Manali includes going over to passes, Kunzum La (4550m) and Rohtang Pass (3978m). It is a whole day drive to Manali. Check in a hotel and spend a night there.

Driving Direction

Manali to Kaza, Himachal Pradesh >
Fastest route - 4 h 26 min (202 km) via Leh Manali Hwy and NH505

From Delhi to Manali >
Take Hamilton Rd/Zorawar Singh Marg to NH44 in Kashmere Gate   4 min (850 m)
Follow NH44 to Banur Rd/Banur - Shambhu Rd/Jhansa-Tangori Rd in Mehmadpur   3 h 17 min (213 km)
Continue on Jhansa-Tangori Rd to Kharar   43 min (39.7 km)
Follow NH205 and NH154 to NH3 in Manali   7 h 25 min (290 km)
Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Location
Pin Parvati Pass, Sosan, Himachal Pradesh, India View on Map