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Pin Parvati Pass Trek A superb trek across Greater Himalaya Range, hot springs, Great Himalayan & Pin valley national park.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek
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Overview

Setting off from Barshaini on our 9 days trek, we start trek through thick Alpine forest. A rewarding momentsawaits us at Khir Ganga that is an open air natural hot sulphur bath. Progressively at first through dense alpine forest, followed by bushes, lakes, wild flower, pasture, peaks with long glacier, beginning to north lunar landscapes, sky rocketing peaks that illuminate the valley in dazzling hues of white, gray, green and golden yellow with the rising sun. Pin valley promises lingering pictures of starkness and rugged beauty of the Himalayan Cold Desert. Further crossing natural rock bridge at Pandu we arrive at Mantalai Lake. At top of Pin Parvati 5319 mtrs we will have panoramic view of numerous peaks: Parvati South, Parvati North, Pinnacle, Kullu Eiger all above 6`000 m. The pass itself is a transition zone between 2 different worlds. The trek ends at the small picturesque village of Sagnum / Mikkim, surrounded by lovely barley fields. From here, a jeep safari into the Spiti valley offers opportunities of visiting beautiful ancient gompas of Kungri, Tabo, Dhankar, Lahlung and Ki as well as Kibber and Tashi Gang; 2nd highest permanently inhabited villages in the world, before returning to Manali.

Few high passages across the main Himalayas spine provide the variety and rewards of high level trek as does the Pin Parvati pass, connecting the tributary of the Beas which it joins near the Bhunter and the Pin which flows into Spiti. With extreme difference in climate, Pin valley is much more rugged and barren than the Parvati valley. This cold desert valley with its snowy crags, cliff and crevasses, jagged rocks and other fossils make Pin valley a unique geological lab. Winter plays havoc here as ferocious blizzards and snowstorms send the glaciers cracking, ravaging the valleys rugged moonscape. But its long rain free summer is a prime time for the adventurers to see Spitis wild life in motion when the predatory snow leopard, red fox, marten, weasel, Himalayan Pika, bearded vulture, golden eagle, lynx and Tibetan wolf roam in the park- (area is conserved as a national park since 1987).


Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 New Delhi & Manali (2050m).

    Departure to Manali by Volvo deluxe coach, 14 hrs leaving Delhi at 17:15 hrs, or airport pick up or fly to Kullu Manali airport.

  • Day 2 Visit Manali

    Arrival at Manali by 09:00 hrs, Check in at hotel. Relax and day at leisure, visit local market and places nearby by your own.

  • Day 3 Manali - Manikaran (1700m) - Pulga (2100m) drive 84 kms, 3 hrs Trek to Khir Ganga (2850m) 4/5 hrs
    Manali - Manikaran (1700m) - Pulga (2100m) drive 84 kms, 3 hrs Trek to Khir Ganga (2850m) 4/5 hrs

    Today leaving Manali we drive 84 kms to Manikaran. Manikaran is famous for its hot water springs and ancient temples. The trek winds through some small villages. Below Pulga ascend through the pine forest to reach at Pulga. Trek leads through coniferous forests, waterfalls and various villages, camp at Khirganga. An open meadow and hot springs at the distance of 100m up the meadow.

  • Day 4 Trek to Tunda Bhuj (3200m) 5/6 hrs
    Trek to Tunda Bhuj (3200m) 5/6 hrs

    There is a steady ascend out of the gorge, the valley then widens and trail crosses several delightful pastures supporting a variety of wild flowers in the summer. Camp at Tunda Bhuj there are fine alpine views down the valley and waterfalls tumbling down the cliffs on the opposite side of the valley.

  • Day 5 Trek to Thakur Kuan (3400m) 5 hrs
    Trek to Thakur Kuan (3400m) 5 hrs

    Trek through birch grooves, rocks and dense vegetation then trail descends to the riverbank. Cross Parvati River on a newly wooden bridge and climb gently for 1:30 hrs Just before campsite again cross river by cable, overnight camp at Thakur Kuan.

  • Day 6 Trek to Odi Thach (3900m) 5/6 hrs
    Trek to Odi Thach (3900m) 5/6 hrs

    Trail passes through several Gaddi encampments before crossing a side river a natural rock bridge.Just above this natural rock bridge called Pandu Bridge. According to Hindu mythology the bridge commemorates the retreat of the Pandva brothers to the Spiti and Tibet. Our campsite is at just below the Kullu Eiger

  • Day 7 Trek to Mantalai (4100m) 7 hrs
    Trek to Mantalai (4100m) 7 hrs

    The trail then ascends gradually through a series of flowered meadows intercepted with boulder field brought down by many side streams. Just before Mantalai, 200mt. Ascend over the boulders field to abroad plateau. Camp at Mantalai

  • Day 8 Trek to base camp (4550 m) 6 hrs
    Trek to base camp (4550 m) 6 hrs

    Trek is now through boulder and scree out of the main valley. The trail crosses a series of meadows before a further steep climb leads to base of Pin Parvati pass.

  • Day 9 Trek to Pin Parvati pass 5314 m. camp by the river (4810m) 7/8 hrs
    Trek to Pin Parvati pass 5314 m. camp by the river (4810m) 7/8 hrs

    Today steep ascend over boulders to a large snowfield below the pass. Then trail step up to the Pin Parvati pass over snowfield. The pass provides magnificent view snowcapped ranges. Descent from the pass is a gradual over a snowfield initially; it becomes steep in many places, camp by the river.

  • Day 10 Trek to Tiya (3900m) 5/6 hrs
    Trek to Tiya (3900m) 5/6 hrs

    Today we descend slowly along the left banks of Pin River, walking on the loose rocks and many small streams to cross. Trail then leads small plateau above the valley then it leads down to a grassy campsite of Tiya.
    Pin valley is a national park known as land of Ibex and Snow Leopard. The most interesting to see is Chamurti horses, which are popularly called the camel of cold desert. The lifeline of this difficult terrain, Spiti and Chamurti are among the six recognized finest breeds of horses in India. Pin valley is protected area, with Rupi Bhaba wild life sanctuary to its south and Great Himalayan National Park to its southwest.

  • Day 11 Trek to Mud (3600m) 5 hrs, drive to Kaza (3600m)
    Trek to Mud (3600m) 5 hrs, drive to Kaza (3600m)

    Trail goes down to the valley is gradual walk. Just before reaching Mud it is little bit difficult. Reaching Mud we say goodbye to our porters and drive through Pin River valley crossing villages of Sagnum, Kungri, Mikkim and continue to Kaza

  • Day 12 Drive to Losar (4000m) – Kunzom la (4551m) &Rohtang pass (3978m) - Manali
    Drive to Losar (4000m) – Kunzom la (4551m) &Rohtang pass (3978m) - Manali

    Today leaving early we drive to Losar – last village in Spiti valley, after Losar road climbs up to Kunzum la pass (4551m.), which connects Lahoul with Spiti. The panorama as viewed from the top of the pass is enthralling and inspiring. 8 km. Walking gradually downwards to the lake of moon-Chandertal lake. A vast meadows around the lake carpeted with alpine flowers, is an ideal place for camping. Crossing Kunzom we drive along the Chandra River to Gramphu and road climbs up to Rohtang pass. Manali is 51 kms from, overnight hotel.

    TRIP ENDS


  • Day 13 Manali – New Delhi

    Depart to New Delhi either by taxi in the morning or by deluxe bus, that leaves 16:30 hrs

  • Day 14 Fly back To Home

    Arriving New Delhi by next morning at 06:00 hrs. Drive to airport fly home or overnight hotel.


Inclusions

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itinerary. Pick up from your hotel to drop.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in spacious 3-4 season tents, down sleeping bags, comfortable foam sleeping pads, trekking poles. Safety gear Ice axe, ropes, accessories and duffel bags for your baggage's.
  • 1x night hotel accommodation.
  • All camp facilities
  • All meals during trek.
  • Support staff: Qualified & trained local guide, chef and helpers.
  • Muleteer or Sherpa porters for portage of your baggage's.
  • Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
  • Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.
  • Includes Govt. Service tax 9%.

Exclusions

  • Hotel accommodation in Manali, Day 1st breakfast and last day dinner.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft  or hard drinks.
  • Entrance fee at monuments, heritage sites, monasteries
  • Tips for Guide(s), cook(s), camp boy(s), muleteer(s), porter(s) and driver.
  • Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging and boarding   beyond trip Schedule.

Cancellation Policy

1) Cancellation prior to 28 days - full refund
2) Cancellation prior to 14 days - 50% refund
3) Cancellation prior to 7 days - no refund will be made. You lose the deposit amount. We will refund any other paid amount.
4) No refund will be made if you cancel your trek during its course. This applies right from first day.
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PS: In case of cancellation of trip – we reimburse the advance payment, by taking the applicable amount due to organization of trip. If it doesn’t apply the total amount will be refunded. Things will change, sudden news can cause you to cancel the trip. We do our best in this regard, mail or call us.

Terms and Conditions

  • When you confirmed a trip, 25% of the total amount - advance booking deposit is required
  • 21 to 120 days for trips in Kullu Manali, Lahaul Spiti Kinnaur, Miyar Kishtwar and 60 to 365 days for trips in Ladakh Zanskar, Uttarakhand and Nepal.
  • Rest of the balance of 75%, prior to departure of trip upon arrival at Manali, Leh, Shimla, Rishikesh, New Delhi & Kathmandu.
  • + add bank transfer fee.

  • Testimonials

    I would like to thank you my guide Sherab Gyaltson to assist me of completing the Pin Parvati & Hamta pass trek successfully. it's a nice & beautiful trek which I enjoy a lot throughout. During the trek, Sherab assisted me to overcome many obstacles along the way, boulders and river crossing. Walk over the scree, slopes, rocks & ice with soft snow. He also show me various types of ...

    Mr Stanley Lai - SINGAPORE -  22nd June to 10th July  2016
    Mr Stanley Lai - SINGAPORE - 22nd June To 10th July 2016
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    Trekking Gear & accessories Check List

    What we provide

    We provide all the GROUP GEAR included in the following list:

    • 3-4 Person roomy 3-4 season tents for 2 people and individual as well, dining tent, toilet tent. (Toilet seats on demand) and other camping accessories.
    •  Filtered drinking water for longer trips / Water purification tablets.
    •  Sleeping bags + liner and comfortable sleeping pads.
    • Kitchen tent, Stoves, fuel, cookware,etc.
    • Three course meal (Dinner), hot packed lunch, post trek snacks.
    • Trekking poles and Duffel bags
    •  Basic first aid box and mini oxygen bottles

    What you may need - Your personal gear recommended in List :-

    • Day pack: A bit of bigger size in order to keep fleece, jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch,
    Foot wear :-
    • Good condition trekking boots – not new used before in your country side for best fit for trekking, water proof.
    • Camp shoes, light and comfortable as running shoes or sandal ( like Teva ) for river crossing. Its necessity for you to bring sandles for river crossing.
    • Socks both Woollen and cotton as desire.
    • Clothing :-
    • Gore tex jacket or similar.
    •  Down jacket/vest is good for cool evenings.
    •  Wind/Rain jacket: (ie gore-tex, northface or similar) waterproof and breathable. Its necessity to have jacket while crossing passes.
    • Trekking pants, light, comfortable, water proof /breathable.
    •  Long sleeve shirt Light weight dry-fast (for sun/insect protection).
    •  T-shirts for day time
    •  One midweight/heavyweight fleece (long sleeve) jacket or warm pullover.
    • Short pants, underwear,
    • Sun Hat: cowboy style or baseball style to protect skin from direct sunlight.
    •  Woollen cap for high altitude or while crossing pass or during evenings in camp.
    •  One fleece or sweatpants for cold evenings during dining.
    •  A pair of Hand gloves or woolen gloves
    •  Scarf to protect from dust or sunlight around neck. This is available in local markets with variety of colors.

    Accessories :-

    • Sun glasses with UV protection. An extra sun glass in case to replace.
    • Sun screen and lip protection.
    • Moisturizer cream: In Ladakh the air is dry and sun is harsh and strong during day. There are local moisturizer cream available in market. To avoid somehow skin allergy bring your personal cream.
    •  Water bottle. Minimum I - 2 liter.
    • Trekking poles or sticks. If you have your own folded poles.
    • Torch or one head lamp with extra batteries. Petzl or similar.
    •  One toiletories kit, small towel.
    •  Reading and writing materials.
    • Digital Camera or digital video recorder / solar charger.
    •  Water purification tablets
    • Nylone or water proof plastic bags to storage clothes and stuff
    • One pocket knife light.

    Others :-

    • Gaiter
    •  Water purification/filter: we boil water for you in the camp, what its essential you to have a water purification tablets or filter during the day of trekking.
    • Mosquito rappallent cream.
    • Small Binocular.
    •  First aid kit: We carry basic first aid kit with diamox, aspirin, paracetemol, antibiotics for diarrhoea, anticeptic, bandage and band aids, Please you bring your personal first aid kit with medicine you think to need necessity for you.
    •  Vitamine tablets or similar.
    • Extra passport photos.
    •  A bottle of wine to enjoy with staff, if you drink. Or to use for other purposes.