About Pin Parvati Pass Trek High Himalayan 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…
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About Pin Parvati Pass Trek
High Himalayan 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.
REGION : Himachal Pradesh
DURATION : 11 days
DIFFICULTY : Difficult
HIGHEST AL : 17,457 ft
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE : Day time : 16°C-20°C; Night time: 0°C-4°C at higher camps
Manali- Manikaran - Barsaini - Khirganga (2960M) 2 hours drive and 6 hours Trek
After a short drive Barsaini above Manikaran, we start waliking 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.
Khirganga - TundaBhuj (3500 M): 5 hours Trek
A beautiful walkthough the forest and green meadows takes us to
TundaBhuj, the beautiful camping place.
TundaBhuj to Thakur Kuan(3570 M), 3 hours Trek
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.
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.
Odi Thatch to Mantalai (3700M) 6 to 7 Hours Trek
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.
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.
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.
Base 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.
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 village in Spiti valley. Camp here for overnight
stay.Trek Ends Here.
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.
Kaza - to Manali : 7Hours drive
This day you enter from Spiti to Kinnaur valley. From Kalpa we have the beautiful view of the holy Kinner Kailash Mountain.
Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
Meals while on trek (Veg.) Transport till road head and return.
Trek equipment's. Sleeping bag, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattress, crampon
One night accommodation in Manali on Day 10 (As per itinerary) twin/triple sharing.
Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
First aid medical kits,
Any kind of personal expenses.
Porter to carry personal luggage.
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