Duration : 16 Nights
Destination Covered : Delhi - Manali - Manikaran - Barsheni - Khirganga - Tunda Bhuj - Thakur Kuan - Odi Thach - Mantalai Lake - Base Of Pin Parvati Pass - Campsite Over Pin Pass - Tiai - Mud - Gulling - Kaza - Manali – Delhi
Trekking in the Himalayan ranges is always considered as a best place to enjoy the holidays. Himachal Pradesh is blessed with Pin Parvati pass having amazing view of natural scenic beauty in the icy mountain ranges of western Himalaya. Pin valley trek is located at an elevation of 5319 meter high which delights to seasoned trekkers. The best season for trekking in manali is in ideal summer peak i.e. the month of July to September end. Trekking to pin Parvati pass is a best summer break from blazing heat which will surely tempt the adventure lover trekkers. Trekking in Manali is considered as a glory for passionate trekking lovers. Pin Parvati Pass trek is known as a very tricky pass as it falls on high altitude and covered under frozen snow mountain for almost whole year. Uncertain rainfall makes the trekking area slippery and increase the risk factor. So, plan a trekking tour to Pin Parvati Pass, Himachal Pradesh this summer which offer a memorable and adventurous challenging trek.
Pin Parvati Pass is named after the pass link of Parvati Valley of Kullu to Pin Valley in Spiti. The journey starts from Kullu and ends in Manali taking 11 days adventurous trip. The exciting part of this trek falls in the abundant beauty of nature with attractive landscape, lush greenery, intense alpine forest, wild colorful blossoming flowers and north terrestrial sceneries. The trekking starts from driving to Barsheni Village from Kullu. While trekking to Rudranath and camp followed by Khirganga to Tunda Bhuj and Thakur Kuan at height of 13400 high trekkers discover the barren valleys of Himachal, attractive villages, bright sea cliff, and high chilling waterfalls. Khir Ganga is devoted to lord Shiva where devotees takes a deep bath in hot tank water. The pass gives a striking view on one side of a colorful hue of mountains flanked by the snowy peaks and the barren Spiti valley on the other. This spectacular trek further continuous to trekking at Mantalai Lake to Base Camp and Parvati side Base camp to Pin side Base camp over Pin Parvati pass at 17,500ft high after trekking for 8 hours. While trekking from Pin valley side camp to Wichkurung Thatch, in the trek way you will find Pin Valley National Park and Great Himalayan nationalized Park which are well known all over the world for snow leopards and Himalayan birds respectively. Further continuing the trek to biggest pin valley in Himachal Mud. The route to Mud is full of muddy area and gives an outstanding vision while on foot to Kaza. The adventurous trek ends here and trekkers travel back to Manali and make a pleasant overnight stay here. Trekkers also explore few ancient Buddhist monasteries of the region.
On arrival met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
In the morning half day sightseeing and in the evening drive to Manali by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.
Arrival at Manali by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for relaxes. At leisure visit Hadimba Devi Temple, old Manali, Tibetan Monastery and the mall. Overnight stay in the hotel.
In the morning drive to Manikaran and from here we will start our trek. Khirganga is a hot spring where Lord Shiva is said tohave 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.
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.
The trail continues through a landscape strewn with waterfalls, lakes and meadows till Thakur Kuan.
It's another day of steep climb to reach the high altitude meadow of Odi Thach.
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.
Ascend to the base camp of Mount Parvati which also serves as the base of the pass.
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.
Trek along the Pin river in to the Pin Valley National park. Look out for the elusive snow leopards, musk deer and ibex.
Trek through the barren, stark landscape of Spiti to Mud, a pretty village perched on a hillside.
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.
Monastic sightseeing in and around Kaza. Visit the Ki monastery, Kibber village, Dhankar monastery and Tabo monastery. Return to Kaza for the night.
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.
The day at leisure. In the evening drive to Delhi by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.
Arrival at Delhi by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for relax. In the evening drive to international airport to catch onwards flight.
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