All experienced mountaineers should definitely go on a Pin Parvati Pass trek to put their skills to good use. Reach Rumsu village, and then begin hiking to the meadow of Kheerganga. The next day, cross three streams and lush forests on the way to Tunda Bhuj. Enjoy easy and mostly flat walking en route the camping grounds of Thakur Kuan the following dawn. Upon recommencing the Pin Parvati trek from Thakur Kuan, climb three ridges to reach the campsite near Mantalai Lake.
The following two sections of the expedition will be the most demanding yet, and proper exercise must be done prior beginning them. Begin the trek to Pin Parvati Pass base camp from Mantalai Lake and after spending the night here, ascend to the top. Come downhill from its summit to reach the grassland of Tiya, and thereafter hike down to the village of Mud. Post bidding goodbye to your tour party, guides and porters, drive to the town of Kaza. Cross several villages en route Kaza, and also pay a visit to the famous Ki Monastery, which overlooks the Spiti River. End this splendid Pin Parvati Pass trekking venture by driving to Manali via Losar, Kunzum La and Rohtang Pass.
DAY 1 : MANALI - KASOL - BARSHAINI - KHEERGANGA
After breakfast, drive to Barshaini, the starting point of the trek. You will start your trek with a 3-4 hour walk through the woods, and reach the beautiful meadows of Kheerganga. After reaching the destination for the day, take a dip in the hot springs to wash off the fatigue of the trek, and eat scrumptious food at the dhabas nearby as you enjoy the breathtaking beauty around you.
Enjoy a good night’s sleep in your camp to gather energy for the next day.
DAY 2 : KHEERGANGA - THAKUR KUWAN
Walk through lush green meadows as you continue your trek, while negotiating several ascents and descents. Most of the trek on this day will be through the forest, until you reach Tunda Bhuj. The massive granite cliffs overlooking the meadows are a sight to behold. Crossing the river using a jhula pul (pulley bridge) will be an experience in itself.
Enjoy an incredible overnight stay in tent.
DAY 3 : THAKUR KUWAN - ODY THACH
The destination for this day will be Ody Thach. What makes this stretch exciting is a few tricky river crossings - Pandu Pul 2 and Pandu Pul 2. These ‘puls’ or bridges are gigantic boulder with a stone staircase on one side. Very careful maneuvering is required, and guides are there to assist as well. After crossing, it is a straight walk till Ody Thach, which is a beautiful meadow with the majestic Kullu Eiger peak overlooking it.
Spend the night in tents.
DAY 4 : ODY THACH - MANTALAI
The trek on this day will be very enjoyable, as you walk alongside the river Parvati. Most of the terrain is flat, except towards the end of the trail, where you have to climb up a lateral moraine, which can take some effort. After the climb, spend some time gazing at the many small rivulets flowing across a vast expanse of even land. Mantalai lake is the source of river Parvati.
Explore the area more, click photographs and set up camps to rest at night.
DAY 5 : MANTALAI - REST DAY
Spend the day resting, and getting your body to acclimatise, because you will have to push yourselves over the next few days. You can take photos, and engage with the other trekkers, before getting ready to sleep so you’re energized for the next day.
DAY 6 : MANTALAI - PIN PARVATI PASS BASECAMP
Get ready for a challenging day, as we leave the camp early in the morning. The adventure begins by wading through a few rivulets, and climbing a trail that is steep, and not well-marked.
You will traverse a moraine area towards the end, and will come out into a beautiful snow field, which, depending on weather conditions, will be the campsite for the night. After a brief rest, the guides will go on a recce trip to check the conditions for crossing the pass.
Feast your eyes on glaciers, snow fields, and moraines which surround the camp. You can even hear the sounds of an odd avalanche to thrill you even more. Sleep early tonight as you will have to make an early start the next day
DAY 7 : PIN PARVATI PASS BASECAMP - PIN PARVATI PASS - PIN BASECAMP
Depending on weather and trail conditions, leave camp between 2:00-5:00 a.m. You will most probably be trekking completely on snow,dotted with rocks and lined with crevices. . After a steep climb, you will reach a col, after which you will walk through snow fields. There is an steep ascent of about one hour, after which you will finally reach the pass.
Congratulate yourself on reaching 17,000ft, because that is a huge achievement! After spending some time at the pass, get ready to begin your descent through snow fields and moraine sections to reach the Pin river in Spiti valley. You will reach the campsite after another river crossing. Relax, exchange stories with the other trekkers, and enjoy a good night’s sleep in your tent.
DAY 8 : PIN BASECAMP - MUDH VIA TIYA - KAZA
The trek today will be long but very gentle. Enjoy the gorgeous landscape of Spiti with its multi-coloured mountains, vast open grasslands and the beautiful Pin river flowing by. You will be passing by some shepherd camps, and crossing a few streams as you hike.
Mudh village, with its barley fields, is situated at the base of a mountain, and you will get a chance to view it as you trek. Spend some time in the village and acquaint yourself with the local customs and traditions.
After some time, drive to Kaza, check into a hotel and enjoy a much deserved hot shower. Spend the night in the hotel.
DAY 9 : KAZA - MANALI
Your amazing adventure trek comes to an end today! After breakfast, drive towards Manali via the Kunzum pass and Rohtang pass and continue your onwards journey.
Departure Dates :
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Region: Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Maximum Altitude: 17450 Ft
1.A minimum of 08 persons are required to operate this departure . In case the minimum no is not met , we have the right to cancel the departure and offer alternate trek option or refund you full amount .
2. We can arrange the trek for a minimum of 08 persons on any preferred date of your choice during its season of operation.
1. Certified Mountain Guide and Instructors
2. Cook, Helper
3. Accommodation in Tents on Sharing basis from day 01 to day 09
4. Sleeping bags and sleeping Matt.
5. All meals from Day 1 Dinner to Day 10 lunch (Breakfast, lunch , Dinner, Snacks, Refreshment)
6. Kitchen Tents and all Kitchen items
7. Toilet Tent
8. Transport back from Kaza to Manali
10. First aid kit
11. Safety Equipment