Pin Parvati Trek
A trek that is thrilling and exhilarating even for seasoned trekkers, Pin Parvati Trek is a must to add to your trekking experiences. It’s a long trip filled with adventure and scenic route. It is going to be an unforgettable journey and once in a life occurrence to be trekking this 17,475 feet pass. Filled with beauty of lush green forests, and simple yet beautiful quaint villages along the trek this Trans Himalayan Spiti region will fill you with awe. Let’s enjoy this beautiful journey together on this Pin Parvati Trek.
Memories made in the mountains
stay in our hearts forever
- Jaime Lyn Beatty
Pin Parvati Trek
- Transportation: Car/Train/Bus/Rickshaw (tuk tuk) as specified in the itinerary
- Accommodation: Clean budget hotels, home stay, beach hut as specified in the itinerary
- Food: all meals are included
- Entry fee at the sights
- Guide will be accompanying all through the tour
- Air ticket
- India tourist visa
- Medical insurance
- Any other expenses of personal nature
- Travel documents: Passport with visa, travel and medical insurance, air tickets round trip, minimum Indian rupee currency of 2000 INR or less during travel rest can be exchanged based on necessity while in India.
- Sleeping bag
- Common medicines as suggested by Doctor in your country for diarrhea, allergies, common cold and any other. Personal medication for any ailments.
- Clothing mild warm & light for travelling between Apr – Oct and warm & light during Nov – Mar
- Mosquito/insect repellent, Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- A pair of Trekking/walking shoes, flip flop, torch light/headlight
- Traveling light with rucksack bags would be ideal to carry and travel around
the journey will begin from Manali by 10 am. From there we will drive to Barsheni village, a small village surrounded by thick pine trees and green pastures. In around 30 minutes we will reach Kalga village and then to Rudranath, where we will camp for the night in the serene beauty of wilderness.
Rudranath to Khirganga: the second day will start from Rudranath and we will move along the trek and from the bridge we can see river Parvati. Pin Parvati trek offers view of endless landscape and is an enthralling experience. The trail will take us through woods and upward trek of over 30 minutes. Once you’ll reach a V turn, another 10 minutes of walk will take you to Khirganga a beautiful land filled with greenery and you can also see a waterfall.
Khirganga to Tunda Bhuj: the trek to Tunda Bhuj is a steady climb from where you can see River Parvati flowing down the mountains. The beautiful track will give you glimpses of huge meadows and birds chirping around the woods. The trek from Khirganga is a steady ascent of 20 minutes along the stream till you reach the temporary bridge on the mountain. There, you can see locals selling their produce. 30 minutes into the trek, you’ll be out of the forest area and into the wide span of meadows. You’ll then again trek upwards to reach at the top of the hill and will get to see huge expanse of Parvati valley in front of you. After this final pass, you will reach Tunda Bhuj, which is at 10,500 feet above sea level, to view the beautiful sight of snow covered mountains.
Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan: it’s a 5 hour trek along the beautiful forest of fragrant flowers and greenery. It is very pleasant to eyes but the trek in itself is a little tough and time consuming because of extremely long bridge and rocky land. It takes approximately 15 minutes to reach the steady climb even after crossing the bridge. This is where you’ll see the ethereal beauty of Manali. As you move along the way you’ll reach the Pandu Bridge, and from there you’ll take a right turn and after 15 minutes of downward walk towards Parvati River you’ll reach Thakur kuan which is 11,000 ft above sea level.
Thakur Kuan to Mantalai: after a well rested night, the trek will start along the Parvati River and we will be crossing rocky terrains and multiple streams to pass through the beautiful meadows and forest to reach Thakur Kuan which is surrounded by sight of orchard flowers and tiny trees. We will start our trek to Mantalai, 13,400 ft above sea level. Though the trek is little tricky owing to large rocks and glaciers, the view of the trek is enchanting and surreal.
the day is for rejuvenation and to explore the tranquil environment of Manali. Explore the flora and fauna along the trek and then a relaxing night under the beautiful sky; we’ll be ready for the next day.
Mantalai Lake to base camp: after a relaxed day, our journey will start from Mantalai to climb the rock areas of high altitude and glaciers. It takes around 9-10 hours to complete the trek due to steep rocks which makes you feel tired. Once you’ll reach the base camp that is surrounded by greenery and beautiful glaciers, you’ll have dinner and call it a night.
Parvati side base camp to Pin side base camp over Pin Parvati pass: after ample rest, we will begin our journey by entering Spiti valley. We’ll climb up for an hour amidst rocky terrain and glacier and then another 3 hours of steady climb will take us at the top of the pass at 17,500 feet where we’ll overlook the way of Pin valley towards Srikhand Mahadev. We have to be careful while climbing as the path become treacherous due to ice fields; high rocks etc. while on the way to base camp, you’ll see the fascinating Dibibokri and Kulu Makalu mountain ranges covered with snow.
Pin Valley side camp to Wichkurung Thatch: Pin Parvati trek appeals to trekkers because of its enthralling trail. We’ll continue our trek to Wichkurung Thatch. We can cross the high glacier surrounded by river from three sides and reach Gompa region, a beautiful small town. The path is covered all through with beautiful flowers. Another way is to continue on the valley and then ascend to high rocks to reach a peak that would direct you to Rampur pass and then to Wichkurung Thatch.
Wichkurung Thatch to Mud: after taking rest, we will start our trek to Mud the following day. It will take us around 5-6 hours to reach the village and we’ll be covering rocky terrain through the lovely Spiti valley. Post lunch, we’ll move to kaza. The drive from Mud to Kaza is stunning and offers an enchanting view of peaks covered with snow and striking rocks all around. A totally click worthy surrounding.
Kaza to Manali: the journey from Kaza to Manali is approximately 9 hours and the trek appeals a lot to trekkers as it offers a splendid view of green pasturelands and waterfalls coming down the mountains. Once you’ll reach the base camp at Manali, you’ll be having a delicious dinner of local cuisine and then we’ll call it a night.
Manali to Delhi: you can either go back to your respective destination or you can stay back for some time and explore famous tourist spots of Manali.
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