Pin Parvati pass connects Parvati Valley in Kullu district to Pin Valley in Spiti of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an altitude of 17,500 feet which delights to seasoned trekkers and has a total distance of 128 kms. Trekking to Pin Parvati pass is a best summer break from blazing heat which will surely tempt the adventure lover trekkers. Pin Parvati Pass is named after the pass connection of Parvati Valley of Kullu to Pin Valley in Spiti. The Pin Parvati PassTrek begins from Kullu and closes in Manali taking 10 days courageous trekking. This energizing piece of this trek falls in the plentiful magnificence of nature with alluring scene, lavish greenery, extraordinary woods, wild brilliant blooming blossoms and Alpine landscapes.
Pin Parvati pass trek is very enthralling experience to have fun while trekking and enjoy the enormous landscape view very closely. It will take you across the huge majestic yet barren Himalayas. This is a difficult trek and the slope will grow steeper and steeper. Pin Parvati Trek is also a very special trek because it takes you through two drastic kind of vegetation. At the start what you will see in mostly temperate vegetation and when you cross the snowline you will see Alpine vegetation. The pass gives a striking perspective on one side of a vivid shade of mountains flanked by the frozen peaks and the infertile Spiti valley on the other. Travel Banjare offers all the equipment and gears for the Pin Parvati Pass Trekking Package. It is very important to make things affordable yet comfortable. Hence the Pin Parvati Pass Trekking Cost offered by Travel Banjare is very affordable.
Arrival at Manali and gather at Mnalai base camp. The day is dedicated for orientation and acclimatization. You can go around for sightseeing and have a relaxed day.
Today, we will drive to Barsheni and our trek to Kheerganga starts from Barsheni. Distance from barsheni to kheerganga is 12 kms and will pass through Nakthan-Rudranag-Kheerganga. Nakthan is a little town of 10-15 houses with some bistros, maggi point and a pool table under the trees. Trail from Nakthan till Rudranag is a stroll through apple plantations, is exceptionally calming and lovely. A little sanctuary, waterfall and a wooden bridge wear Rudranag. Separating for lunch here prop for some lofty move till Kheer Ganga. We will traverse to opposite side of Parvati stream and will take after the trail till Kheerganga. There are bunches of stream intersection and lay focuses in transit till our campground for the day. Kheerganga is little settlement of temporary tent sanctuaries. It's a vast meadow and has a hot water spring with a pool. Reach the campground you can clean up in this pool presumably your keep going for the whole trek.
We will take an encouraging start from Kheerganga and will head towards Tunda Bhuj our campground for the day. As we start, the trail is slippery instead of the mostly rough ones that we had experienced, the earlier day's trek and will be very nice on the feet. Whole trail today is through thick woods, aside from exactly a gentle rising here it's basically level. Today is presumably one of those occasions when you will have plentiful time to take photographs and let the excellence of this scene absorb in. As you go through the thick wood you will be shocked to discover families settled in this wild overseeing crowds of their huge bison. The last stage is a precarious ascent loaded with filth and soil that is trailed by a short stroll through a field with a captivating perspective of couple of immense frothy waterfalls off the rich green meadow on the opposite side of the stream. This is Tunda Bhuj. We will camp here for the night which is in the Pin Parvati trekking package.
The trail continues through meadows and flowers and waterfalls. After about an hour of walking downhill from the camp we will reach the first of the showstoppers. The bridge seem to have been decently built when it was first built, however, time seemed to have taken its toll and whatever is remaining is held together by ropes. All the ropes have left the bridge leaning on one side, which earned it its name “TedhaPul”. One by one we will cross it safely. The bridge is followed by a steep hill. After that it is a decent walk among lush green grass and clear water brooks and rocky spots in between to rest on. After about an hour and half’s trek we will be crossing a river which involvs ropes but without the usual platform. This one will be a completely new experience for most since it involves sitting in a cart and pushing and pulling to finally make it to the other side. Horses grazing in the grasslands is a picturesque sight here. Dealing with the marshes and negotiating the many wet fields of wild flowers we will trek till we reach the third bridge. The inconspicuous presence of the 3rd showstoppe make it very difficult to notice. It looks just a dull lazy rock lying in the midst of nowhere. The bridge comprises of a huge rock which we have to ascend to the top and then slide down to a spot where a narrow path of rocks lead to the hill on the other side. We will cross it safely one by one. Only after we have crossed the PanduPul 1 that the presence of the second Pandupul is revealed. Pandupul 2 comprises of an even bigger rock than Pandupul 1, to whose base we had to scale using again one of the pebble stairs and from then on climb the steep face to the top and then climb down a stone staircase with no proper footing or holding. We will safely cross it one by one. Today’s campsite is just after crossing the Pandupul.
The trek today is quite a comfortable one with a nice path leading through green grasslands that are used by the shepherds to graze their livestock by paying a nominal fee to the government. Slow and steady and with a break or two now and then we reach Udithatch, a great plain among the craggy Himalayas, a rare sight at such height. The day offers various picturesque sights and photographers can make good use of it. Next we come upon Khadapatthar, which as the name suggests is a rocky area with many small streams. Be careful while crossing them as rocks can be very slippery. After crossing Khadapatthar we reach the great swamp which we safely negotiate by going around rather than through it and thus we reach mini Mantalai. Its a beautiful grassland of myriad flowers and diverse hues, rocks laden with bright colored algae and fungi and a plethora of flora complementing each other and with the river meandering along innumerate twists and turns through this beautiful grassland. It is a spectacular view indeed. After scaling a rocky mountain which in itself seems unending we finally reach our destination, Mantalai. Mantalai is a big lake formed by the blocking of melt waters from the Mantalai glacier by a mountain that runs across the valley leaving only a small opening which results in a small yet highly noisy waterfall. Here is a temple of Lord Shiva. Today we will camp near the lake.
As we leave Mantalai Lake behind we cross the river lane which is a little steep. Then we walk through high rocky areas and glaciers. This high altitude region is surrounded by snowy mountain peaks & glaciers. Today we will camp at the base of the Pass. Camping here is some experience to look forward to.
This is a strainuous day of this trek. After 3-4 hour of steady trekking we will reach the pass. From here you can have a bird's eye view of the pin valley towards Srikhand Mahadev. Depending on the weather we will spend some time here to cherish the view. You can feel proud of yourself having reached 5298mts after trekking through a variety of terrains. From the pass we start the descend to pin valley. Lookout for ranges of Dibibokri and Kulu Makalu which look fascinating. Walking through high rocks & ice fields we will reach our campsite for the day.
Once you cross the pass, you enter the mighty Spiti valley. Spiti will be a welcome change in all her vigor. Spiti region is generally dry with less rainfall and snowfall. The walk from here will be fast and easy. You are expected to walk almost 15kms on a rocky terrain. The trail is well made as it is used by many shepherds. You will notice many grazing goats and sheep and their shepherd tents. Spiti has different shades of brown and green. Magnificent mountains covered on both the sides. The campsite at Tia marks the end of the muddy trails, from here starts the road which is currently abandoned due to landslides.
The walk on the road from Tia can be completed in lesser time with good speed. Mud is a small and the first village you will see. There are plenty of cafes here to quench your thirst and tang of the taste buds. Here is where your trek on foot ends.
We will start from Mudh early morning.The route will take you through Kumzum La pass, Chandartal junction, across Key monastery and Rohtang Pass. You can stop at these places for a bit before commencing the journey. The group will checkout at Manali.
As we gain higher altitude, the air becomes thinner. To overcome this we need to develop our aerobic fitness. The more fitter you are, you will enjoy more during the trek. Pin Parvati pass trek is a challenging trek and trekkers with prior experience in high altitude treks is recommended for this trek.
Difficulty Level- Challenging.
1: For cardiovascular endurance, begin jogging atleast 2 month before the trek.
2: For strength do squats, push ups.
Fitness Bechmark: Jog/Run for 5 Kms in 30 mins. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.
Manali is the base location for our Hampta Pass trek. Our meeting point in Manali is the Government bus stand opposite the mall road. We will pick you up at 11:00 AM in the morning and start the drive to jobri. The entire drive from Manali to Jobri takes around 1 Hour.
Reaching Manali by Road (Bus)
Manali is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Manali which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in delhi. The journey takes around 12-14 hours.
Reaching Manali by Air
Closest airport to Manali is Kullu Airport which is well connected via flights from Delhi. The distance between Kullu and Manali is around 1 hour.