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Pin Parvati Valley was being opened for the tourists in the year 1993 but before that it was an ancient alternate route for the lush green Kullu valley to the Spiti Valley which was first covered by Sir Louis Dane in the year 1884. Once used by the local inhabitants the route is now connected by road to the Spiti Valley and is widely being used as a trekking route for the enthusiastic travelers and the trekkers. At the height of 5400 m, the region of Pin Parvati valley remains snow bound throughout the year.

With Pin Parvati Valley Trek one can visualize the scenic but contrasting beauties of lush green Apple Valley of Kullu, its hot springs and attractive meadows along with rich forests, steep cliffs and spectacular waterfalls that complement the trekking experiencing all around the routes. This pass at an altitude of 5400 m brings ultimate views of snow covered peaks of Kinnaur and Kullu Eiger and some views across the Spiti Valley. Find the changing patterns of the sceneries and landscapes across the Pin Parvati and Spiti Valley along with Barley terraces on the valley sides and explore the ancient monasteries before driving across the Kunzum la Pass to finally getting into the famous hill station town of Manali.

The itinerary mentioned below is the best helper for you to dwindle into the deep valleys of Pin Parvati Pass along with other famous valleys for the most exciting trip.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Day 0 : Departure from U.K

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi airport met ITP.co.uk representative and then transfer to pre booked hotel. Stay overnight in hotel at Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi - Manali

In the morning half day sightseeing and in the evening drive to Manali by AC Volvo coach. Overnight in coach.

Day 03 : Manali

Arrival Manali in the morning at 08:00 hrs. On arrival transfer to hotel for relaxes. At leisure visit Hadimba Devi Temple, old Manali, Tibetan Monastery and the mall. Stay overnight in hotel at Manali.

Day 04 : Manali - Manikaran - Barsheni - Khirganga (3020 m9906 ft) 5 hrs

In the morning drive 90 kms to reach Manikaran the starting point of our trek and from here we will start our trek to Khirganga. Khirganga is a hot spring where Lord Shiva is said to have meditated. The difference between the spring here and in Manikaran is that after a bath in Khirganga, your skin will feel clammy and greasy whereas after a bath in the spring at Manikaran, your skin will feel dry.

Day 05 : Khirganga - Tunda Bhuj (3285 mts/10775 ft) 5 hrs

The trek commences through dense forests and flower-strewn meadows. The progress is gradual and slow as it's a steep climb to Tunda Bhuj. Overnight in the tent.

Day 06 : Tunda Bhuj - Thakur Kuan (3620 mts/11874 ft) 6 hrs

The trail is difficult at two points, and through a profusion of wild flowers, iris, buttercups, poppies, phulumises and other numerous varieties. As you expand altitude, the panorama gets prettier. After the initial ascend cross the Pandu bridge, which consists of two huge rocks over the river. Many shepherds with their flocks are encountered on the route. By evening reached at the campsite. Overnight in the tent.

Day 07 : Thakur Kuan - Odi Thach (3800 mts/12464 ft)

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It's another day of steep climb to reach the high altitude meadow of Odi Thach.

Day 08 : Odi Thach - Mantalai Lake (4115 mts/13498 ft) 8 hrs

The trek up to Mantalai Lake is a gradual climb. Once at the lake, you can see the Mantalai Glacier, which is the source of the river Parvati. On the path, you will see the Pandu Bridge, which is made of a single rock on the river Parvati. It is said to make by the Pandavas during their exile in the Himalayas.

Day 09 : Mantalai - Base of Pin Parvati Pass (4300 mts/14105 ft) 7 hrs

Ascend to the base camp of Mount Parvati which also serves as the base of the pass.

Day 10 : Base of Pin Pass - Campsite over Pin Pass (4110 mts/13480 ft) 8 hrs

A steep climb takes you to Pin Pass (5300m). At the top of a large snow filled, crevassed hollow leads to the broad rocky saddle of the pass. At the top, one can see a splendid view of the snowy mountains of Hampta region on one side and the Pin valley of Spiti on the other.

Day 11 : Campsite over Pin Pass - Tiai (3700 mts/12136 ft) 5 hrs

Trek along the Pin River in to the Pin Valley National park. Look out for the elusive snow leopards, musk deer and ibex.

Day 12 : Tiai - Mud (3650 mts/11972 ft) 5 hrs

Trek through the barren, stark landscape of Spiti to Mud, a pretty village perched on a hillside.

Day 13 : Mud - Gulling 6 hrs

Walk through the rough road up to Gulling with a grand view of the local villages and a barren land of the "middle country". A jeep will be awaiting at Gulling and drive same day to Kaza. Overnight in Kaza.

Day 14 : Kaza

Monastic sightseeing in and around Kaza. Visit the Ki monastery, Kibber village, Dhankar monastery and Tabo monastery. Return to Kaza for the night.

Day 15 : Kaza - Manali 8 hrs

Drive to the Kunzum Pass, which provides the main approach to Lahaul from Spiti. From there head to Manali via Keylong, Koksar and Rohtang Pass.

Day 16 : Manali - Delhi

The day at leisure. In the evening drive to Delhi by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.

Day 17 : Delhi

Arrival at Delhi by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for relax. In the evening drive to international airport to catch onwards flight.

Below are details given for Pin Parvati Pass Trek prices per person in GBP.

No. of Pax GBP
02 - 04 Pax 845 GBP
04 - 06 Pax 820 GBP

Cost Includes :

  • Accommodation : Hotel in Delhi, Manali and Kaza on twin sharing basis with breakfast. While on trek dome/alpine tent, carry mat, camping stool, kitchen tent etc will be provided.
  • Transport : AC Coach at Delhi for transfer. AC Volvo Coach from Delhi - Manali and Toyota Qualis/Tata Sumo from Manali - Trek point and back. Also all sightseeing at Delhi.
  • Meals : In Delhi, Manali & Kaza only breakfast will serve.
  • Trek : All meals will be provided. Meal will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
  • Mules/Porters : For carrying camping equipment, rations, vegetables and some amount of personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 15 kgs).
  • Professional local trekking guide & cook would accompany you.
  • Entry fee for the trek
  • Permit charges

The Above Quote does not include :

  • Air fare
  • Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
  • Entrée fee of Monument
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Travel insurance

 

Pin Parvati Valley was being opened for the tourists in the year 1993 but before that it was an ancient alternate route for the lush green Kullu valley to the Spiti Valley which was first covered by Sir Louis Dane in the year 1884. Once used by the local inhabitants the route is now connected by road to the Spiti Valley and is widely being used as a trekking route for the enthusiastic travelers and the trekkers. At the height of 5400 m, the region of Pin Parvati valley remains snow bound throughout the year.

With Pin Parvati Valley Trek one can visualize the scenic but contrasting beauties of lush green Apple Valley of Kullu, its hot springs and attractive meadows along with rich forests, steep cliffs and spectacular waterfalls that complement the trekking experiencing all around the routes. This pass at an altitude of 5400 m brings ultimate views of snow covered peaks of Kinnaur and Kullu Eiger and some views across the Spiti Valley. Find the changing patterns of the sceneries and landscapes across the Pin Parvati and Spiti Valley along with Barley terraces on the valley sides and explore the ancient monasteries before driving across the Kunzum la Pass to finally getting into the famous hill station town of Manali.

The itinerary mentioned below is the best helper for you to dwindle into the deep valleys of Pin Parvati Pass along with other famous valleys for the most exciting trip.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Day 0 : Departure from U.K

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi airport met ITP.co.uk representative and then transfer to pre booked hotel. Stay overnight in hotel at Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi - Manali

In the morning half day sightseeing and in the evening drive to Manali by AC Volvo coach. Overnight in coach.

Day 03 : Manali

Arrival Manali in the morning at 08:00 hrs. On arrival transfer to hotel for relaxes. At leisure visit Hadimba Devi Temple, old Manali, Tibetan Monastery and the mall. Stay overnight in hotel at Manali.

Day 04 : Manali - Manikaran - Barsheni - Khirganga (3020 m9906 ft) 5 hrs

In the morning drive 90 kms to reach Manikaran the starting point of our trek and from here we will start our trek to Khirganga. Khirganga is a hot spring where Lord Shiva is said to have meditated. The difference between the spring here and in Manikaran is that after a bath in Khirganga, your skin will feel clammy and greasy whereas after a bath in the spring at Manikaran, your skin will feel dry.

Day 05 : Khirganga - Tunda Bhuj (3285 mts/10775 ft) 5 hrs

The trek commences through dense forests and flower-strewn meadows. The progress is gradual and slow as it's a steep climb to Tunda Bhuj. Overnight in the tent.

Day 06 : Tunda Bhuj - Thakur Kuan (3620 mts/11874 ft) 6 hrs

The trail is difficult at two points, and through a profusion of wild flowers, iris, buttercups, poppies, phulumises and other numerous varieties. As you expand altitude, the panorama gets prettier. After the initial ascend cross the Pandu bridge, which consists of two huge rocks over the river. Many shepherds with their flocks are encountered on the route. By evening reached at the campsite. Overnight in the tent.

Day 07 : Thakur Kuan - Odi Thach (3800 mts/12464 ft)

.

It's another day of steep climb to reach the high altitude meadow of Odi Thach.

Day 08 : Odi Thach - Mantalai Lake (4115 mts/13498 ft) 8 hrs

The trek up to Mantalai Lake is a gradual climb. Once at the lake, you can see the Mantalai Glacier, which is the source of the river Parvati. On the path, you will see the Pandu Bridge, which is made of a single rock on the river Parvati. It is said to make by the Pandavas during their exile in the Himalayas.

Day 09 : Mantalai - Base of Pin Parvati Pass (4300 mts/14105 ft) 7 hrs

Ascend to the base camp of Mount Parvati which also serves as the base of the pass.

Day 10 : Base of Pin Pass - Campsite over Pin Pass (4110 mts/13480 ft) 8 hrs

A steep climb takes you to Pin Pass (5300m). At the top of a large snow filled, crevassed hollow leads to the broad rocky saddle of the pass. At the top, one can see a splendid view of the snowy mountains of Hampta region on one side and the Pin valley of Spiti on the other.

Day 11 : Campsite over Pin Pass - Tiai (3700 mts/12136 ft) 5 hrs

Trek along the Pin River in to the Pin Valley National park. Look out for the elusive snow leopards, musk deer and ibex.

Day 12 : Tiai - Mud (3650 mts/11972 ft) 5 hrs

Trek through the barren, stark landscape of Spiti to Mud, a pretty village perched on a hillside.

Day 13 : Mud - Gulling 6 hrs

Walk through the rough road up to Gulling with a grand view of the local villages and a barren land of the "middle country". A jeep will be awaiting at Gulling and drive same day to Kaza. Overnight in Kaza.

Day 14 : Kaza

Monastic sightseeing in and around Kaza. Visit the Ki monastery, Kibber village, Dhankar monastery and Tabo monastery. Return to Kaza for the night.

Day 15 : Kaza - Manali 8 hrs

Drive to the Kunzum Pass, which provides the main approach to Lahaul from Spiti. From there head to Manali via Keylong, Koksar and Rohtang Pass.

Day 16 : Manali - Delhi

The day at leisure. In the evening drive to Delhi by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.

Day 17 : Delhi

Arrival at Delhi by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for relax. In the evening drive to international airport to catch onwards flight.

Below are details given for Pin Parvati Pass Trek prices per person in GBP.

No. of Pax GBP
02 - 04 Pax 845 GBP
04 - 06 Pax 820 GBP

Cost Includes :

  • Accommodation : Hotel in Delhi, Manali and Kaza on twin sharing basis with breakfast. While on trek dome/alpine tent, carry mat, camping stool, kitchen tent etc will be provided.
  • Transport : AC Coach at Delhi for transfer. AC Volvo Coach from Delhi - Manali and Toyota Qualis/Tata Sumo from Manali - Trek point and back. Also all sightseeing at Delhi.
  • Meals : In Delhi, Manali & Kaza only breakfast will serve.
  • Trek : All meals will be provided. Meal will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
  • Mules/Porters : For carrying camping equipment, rations, vegetables and some amount of personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 15 kgs).
  • Professional local trekking guide & cook would accompany you.
  • Entry fee for the trek
  • Permit charges

The Above Quote does not include :

  • Air fare
  • Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
  • Entrée fee of Monument
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Travel insurance