Pin Parvati 10 Days & 9 Nights

Pin Parvati
  • Duration: 10 Days & 9 Nights
Overview

Pin Parvati trek crosses over Great Himalayan range. Setting off from Barshaini on our 9 days trek of Pin Parvati pass, 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).

OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 1 - Arrive Manali, Rest and Relax, Preparation
Day 2 - Manali - Manikaran (1700m) - Pulga (2100m) drive 84 kms, 3 hrs Trek to Khir Ganga (2850m) 4/5 hrs
Day 3 - Trek Tunda Bhuj (3200m) 5/6 hrs
Day 4 - Trek Thakur Kuan (3400m) 5 hrs
Day 5 - Trek Odi Thach (3900m) 5/6 hrs
Day 6 - Trek Mantalai (4100m) 7 hrs
Day 7 - Trek base camp (4550 m) 6 hrs
Day 8 - Trek Pin Parvati pass 5314 m. camp by the river (4810m) 7/8 hrs
Day 9 - Trek Tiya (3900m) 5/6 hrs
Day 10 - Trek Mud (3600m) 5 hrs, drive Kaza (3600m)
Day 11 - Drive Losar (4000m) – Kunzum la (4551m) & Rohtang pass (3978m) - Manali

DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 0: Arrival at Manali - Acclimatize hike

Manali

Day 1: Manali - Manikaran (1700m) - Barshaini (2100m) Drive 4 hrs, Trek to Kheer ganga (2850m) 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 2: 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 3: 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. 


* Parbati River at Thakur Kuan *

Day 4: 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 




* Reaching Odi Thach *

Day 5: Trek to Mantalai lake (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 


* Mantalai Lake *

Day 6: 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. 




* Ascent to base *

Day 7: Trek to Pin parvati pass ( 5314 m) - Pin river camp (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 8: 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. 




* Along the banks of Pin River *

Day 9: 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 




* Kaza town *

Day 10: Drive to Losar (4000m) – Kunzum la (4551m) & Rohtang la (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.


* Kunzum La - The gateway to Spiti *

Day +: Departure from Manali to Chandigarh / Delhi.
Evening depart to New Delhi either by taxi  or by deluxe bus, that leaves 16:30 hrs. 

COST INCLUDES
ü
  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Manali to Manali.
ü  3 nights of hotel accommodation on CP plan. 2 nights Manali, 1 night Kaza.

ü  8 nights camp with all camping facilities.  3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears.

ü  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.

ü  Support staff: Qualified trekking guide, cook & camp crew.

ü  Trekking porters for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.

ü  Camping fee,  trekking permits, peak fee.

ü  Goods and services tax.

ü  First aid medical kit.


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Day 1 - Arrive Manali
Day 2 - Manali - Manikaran - Pulga (2100m) 84 kms, 3 hrs Trek Khir Ganga (2850m) 4/5 hrs
Day 3 - Trek Tunda Bhuj (3200m) 5/6 hrs
Day 4 - Trek Thakur Kuan (3400m) 5 hrs
Day 5 - Trek Odi Thach (3900m) 5/6 hrs
Day 6 - Trek Mantalai (4100m) 7 hrs
Day 7 - Trek base camp (4550 m) 6 hrs
Day 8 - Trek Pin Parvati pass 5314 m. camp by the river (4810m) 7/8 hrs
Day 9 - Trek Tiya (3900m) 5/6 hrs
Day 10 - Trek Mud (3600m) 5 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Mud Pharka - to base camp (balder) 5/6 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Kara over Bhaba pass (4640 mtrs.) 6 /7 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Mulling. 5/6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Kafnu, 3/4 hrs. Drive to Shimla. Hotel
Day 15: Shimla - Chandigarh / New Delhi. Fly home 

What clients / trekkers has to say
" 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 flora & fauna and medical herbs which widen my knowledge. He also brought me to Langza village in Spiti valley for finding the fossils in the nallah and brought me to visit several Shepherds summer camps to have tea & chit chat with them which makes the trip more interesting and enhance me a better understanding of their life & hardship. I would also like to thank you Mr Prem Singh organize this trek successfully. He has great passion with deep knowledge of organizing treks and climb in the region. I am looking forward to the next adventure trip with Potala Adventurers. "
 
Mr Stanley Lai - Singapore -  22nd June to 10th July  2016

Stanley's 5th Great Himalayan trek with us.
1. Parang la & Kanamo peak - 2011
2. Zanskar Traverse - 2014
3. Umasi la & Kanji la - 2015
4. Pin Parvati & Hamta pass - 2016
5. Poat la & Stok kangri - 2017

Our Guide was very competent and responsible person. He was always on place with a good attitude to all the staff. The trek was demanding according to monsoon time and we felt very safe and had no doubt we are in good hands. The kitchen staff was very helpful in all the situations. The food prepared by the cook was very tasty and we liked all the dishes. " 
Dorota, Ewa & Malgorzata - Warsaw - POLAND - 15 July 2015
Mrs Dorotas 3rd Indian Himalayan trip with us
1. Markha valley & Stok Kangri - 2012
2. Pin Parvati trek & Spiti Kinnaur tour - 2015
3. Parang la trek - Kibber to Korzok - 2017

Thanks for putting together a wonderful team for our Pin - Parvati trek. We had great time. We truly appreciate it. Now I don't have to search for agency for our next year's Himalayan trip. Thanks much !!.
Mrs B. Marwah & family - USA - 9 July 2015 

"The guide and cook very helpful.
Ganesh- the head porter was very helpful & took initiative when we reached campsites to pitch tents etc. Personal shawl was a good touch. Food was varied and interesting every day. Dharam paul is a jolly fellow & everyone was kind enough to make cake and pizza. The candle was awesome. 
Overall, I had a great time and we will definitely come back! "
Padma – 4 September – 13 September 2013

At Kafnoo (Malana, Pin Parvati & Bhaba pass combined 19 days trekking)
Trek member – Rohit and Sriparna
"Had the most wonderful 19 days with the team of Potala Adventurers. Pritam, Dharampal and the team of 5 porters were most instrumental in the making this long trek a super success. Sriparna and I will miss them all and these gone days spent in the wilderness. We promise to be back for more treks in Himachal and Ladakh with Potala." 
Cheers
R Chaudhary and Sriparna G – 31 August – 18 September 2013 

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 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


Inclusions

Cost includes
ü
  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Manali to Manali.
ü  3 nights of hotel accommodation on CP plan. 2 nights Manali, 1 night Kaza.

ü  8 nights camp with all camping facilities.  3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears.

ü  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.

ü  Support staff: Qualified trekking guide, cook & camp crew.

ü  Trekking porters for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.

ü  Camping fee,  trekking permits, peak fee.

ü  Goods and services tax.

ü  First aid medical kit.

Exclusions

Cost excludes
×     Domestic flight.

×     Rest of hotel in Manali.

×     Travel insurance.

×     Soft or hard drinks.

×     Entrance fee at monasteries

×     Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver.

×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.

Reviews

" 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, Singapore, 22 June to 10 July 2016
Mr. Stanley, Singapore, 22 June To 10 July 2016

“Our Guide was very competent and responsible person. He was always on place with a good attitude to all the staff. The trek was demanding according to monsoon time and we felt very safe and had no doubt we are in good hands. The kitchen staff was very helpful in all the situations. The food prepared by the cook was very tasty and we liked all the dishes. "  Mrs. ...

Mrs. Dorota, Ewa & group, Warsaw - Poland, 15 July 2015
Mrs. Dorota, Ewa & Group, Warsaw - Poland, 15 July 2015

“We can't say enough thanks to Prem Barbogpa at Potala Adventurers for excellent management of our Pin Parvati Trek in July. We are extremely happy with Potala's services, from the first interaction to the completion of trek, everything was handled with great professionalism. Prem delivered more than he promised. Prem put together a perfect team for our family, which includes 2 kids. Our guide Pritam, chef Sherab and porters were all ...

Mrs. Binny, USA - 9 July 2015
Mrs. Binny, USA - 9 July 2015

"The guide and cook very helpful. Ganesh- the head porter was very helpful & took initiative when we reached campsites to pitch tents etc. Personal shawl was a good touch. Food was varied and interesting every day. Dharam paul is a jolly fellow & everyone was kind enough to make cake and pizza. The candle was awesome. Overall, I had a great time and we will definitely come back! " Ms ...

Ms Padma, Delhi, 4 September to 13 September 2013
Ms Padma, Delhi, 4 September To 13 September 2013

At Kafnoo (Malana, Pin Parvati & Bhaba pass combined 19 days trekking) Trek member – Rohit and Sriparna "Had the most wonderful 19 days with the team of Potala Adventurers. Pritam, Dharampal and the team of 5 porters were most instrumental in the making this long trek a super success. Sriparna and I will miss them all and these gone days spent in the wilderness. We promise to be back for more treks in ...

Mr. Rohit C & S Gosh, New Delhi, 31 Aug to 18 September 2013, 19 days trek
Mr. Rohit C & S Gosh, New Delhi, 31 Aug To 18 September 2013, 19 Days Trek

Pin Parvati trek - Spiti tour - Chandratal - Manali - Shimla - Kalka - Delhi - 15 nights 16 days “Dear Prem and Tenzing we like to thank you for the magnificent time we had on the Pin-Parvati-Trek, the really amazing Jeep trip though the remote Spiti valley and the little trek to Chandratal Lake. The ride to Shimla and the trains to Delhi were well organized as well; you choose ...

Mr Mark & S Schroder, Bonn - Germany, 23 Aug to 7 Aug - 16 days
Mr Mark & S Schroder, Bonn - Germany, 23 Aug To 7 Aug - 16 Days
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Trip info


HIGHLIGHT

Trek across the Great Himalayan range
Peaceful campsites along the Parbati & Pin river
Spectacular drive over Kaza - Manali road
Great Himalayan national park &
Pin valley national park


TRIP FACT
Activity: Trekking & hiking
Region: Kullu & Spiti of Himachal
Difficulty level: Moderate to strenuous
Max altitude: 5,319 meters
Trip length: 13 days from Delhi
10 days Manali to Manali
9 days of trekking, 8 nights camping
1 night hotel
Best time: Mid June to Mid Oct.

   

Dates

19 June to 28 June  2018

9 July to 18 July 2018

22 July to 31 July 2018

 










At Kafnoo (Malana, Pin Parvati & Bhaba pass combined 19 days trekking)
Trek member – Rohit and Sriparna
"Had the most wonderful 19 days with the team of Potala Adventurers. Pritam, Dharampal and the team of 5 porters were most instrumental in the making this long trek a super success. Sriparna and I will miss them all and these gone days spent in the wilderness.
We promise to be back for more treks in Himachal and Ladakh with Potala."
Cheers
R Chaudhary and Sriparna G – 31 August – 18 September

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