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  • Region : Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
  • Duration : 11
  • Distance : 110km
  • Altitude : 17,500ft ft.
  • Grade : Difficult

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Overview

Region :- Himanchal
Duration :- 11 Days
Grade :- Difficult
Max Altitude :- 17,500 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 110 Kms.

Treeking in 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.
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.
  • Manali to Barshaini 4 - 5 hrs drive
  • Barshaini to Kalga 1/2 hr trek
  • Lunch at Manikaran (Stoppage for 1 hr)
  • Leave Manali at 10 am
  • Bring left luggage separately so that without wasting time we will leave Manali on time
  • Networks are available at Kalga
  • Stay in home stay
  • Some parts of trek through apple orchid

The adventurous journey of the trek will make pleasurable trace when you will reach Manali by 10 am in the morning and will leave for Barsheni Village which is surrounded by thick pine forest and green pastureland. Then further you will move to Kalga village which is 1/2 hr trek from Barshaini. We will be taking a stop for lunch at Manikaran gurudwara were you can visit the hot springs in the nearby premises. Hot langar is served at the gurudwara which you definitely need to try. After having our lunch well head towards Barshaini from where we have a little trekking to do towards Kalga. Please note that the is network available at Kalga and your accommodation will be in a guest house.

  • 10 km trek 6-7 hrs
  • Stay in tents/ local rest house
  • No Network available
  • Hot water spring at Kheerganga
  • Trek along with Parvati River
  • Will get much maggi point on the way
  • Mixed forest of Pine, Oak, Horse chestnut, Wall nut
  • Less steep ascent, more of gradual ascent
The second day you will move to the long trail and continue from Kalga to move ahead and cross the bridge from here you can see River Parvati. Pin Parvati pass trek is a very enthralling experience to have fun while trekking and enjoy the enormous landscape view very closely. The trail goes through thick woodland cover and involves a sheer ascend of over 30 minutes.
The climb goes on till you arrive at a point from where it takes a rational V turn and you can see restroom at your left. From here it takes another 10 minutes of walk up to a tending pastureland where Khirganga is. The last elongate side engrosses long climb through a pine woodland area and you will come across a beautiful waterfall. You will also come across a maggie point where you can stop for some refreshment. The entire trail is less of steep ascent and more of a gradual ascent which is a mixture of Pine, Oak, Horse chestnut and Walnut trees. Kalga to Khirganga is a 10km trek which takes approximately 6-7 hours. After reaching Khirganga your accommodation will be in tents.
  • 13 km trek 7-8 hrs
  • Camp setup takes time due to erratic availability of water, be patient
  • Gradual ascent but tiring
  • 3 small stream with small bridge be careful
  • No shops on the way
  • Last day of the forest

Todays trek will start for Tunda-Bhuj which is a steady climb out and form there you can view the Parvati River coming down from mountains left side. The track will move through long meadowland and chirping of birds will give you gleaming happiness. The road from Khirganga is the first stream crossing start with a constant ascent for about 20 minutes. Then you can see the temporary bridge over the edge of the mountains. There in route you can see small tent where the local wholesaler sell products. After 30 minutes you will way out from the forest area and will see meadow land and immense sight of the dell. Now you will trail the high peak of the hill. Once you arrive at the top, the follow will twirl within the hilly area and you see the huge area of the Parvati valley in front. This will be the final overpass that you have to cross and you will reach Tunda-Bhuj situated at high altitude of 10,500 ft above sea level. There you can see huge mountains covered with snow and the sight view looks very preety.

  • 11 km trek 6-7 hrs
  • Most beautiful campsite of the trek
  • Tricky and rocky patch on the way so walking together is mandatory
  • After the tricky patch very steep ascent for 1 hr

As walking down you will reach to pastureland through opaque mixed jungle with profusion of lovely flowers and Greenery Island. The landscape view of Tunda Bhuj is very easy but the distance is some tuff as the bridge is very long to cross and time consuming. Crossing the bridge to the further side of the stream take time to follow up the peak. It takes 15 minutes to reach the steady climb as you pass through an inclined rocky meadow land. Trekking in Manali discover the prettiness of lovely landscape view and enhance the beautiful picturesque. As you start for further trail you will go upto high level and the landscape view can be see very striking. After the early rise crossways the Pandu Bridge, walk down towards the Parvati River at your right takes 15 minutes passing through the fields .Many steer can be seen with their group on the way by evening time, you will reach the Thakur Kuan which is situated at high altitude on 11,000- ft high above the sea level.

  • 9 km trek 5-6hrs
  • Easiest day of the trek
  • Pandu Bridge (Most tricky patch) comes just after 1.5 hrs of trek, to cross that bridge everyone has to be together
  • Most of the trail is flat walk
  • Water points are available before the Pandu Bridge
  • Very windy campsite
The next morning you will feel great after taking good rest as you have to get prepared for the adventures which lie ahead. As this is the easiest day of your trek it wont take a huge toll on your body. You will cross the terrain region and then cross multiple streams coming in your way. Further, you will find Parvati River on left part which looks very attractive. Then you will follow the big forest area and meadow land which can be seen aside from the Parvati River and enter the Thakur Kuan region which is surrounded by the pasture of orchard flowers and small trees. The Pandu bridge which is the most tricky patch comes after 1.5 hours of trek. It is recommended that all trekkers stay together in a group while crossing this natural bridge.
The trail is easy to walk as it is a falt ground which requires minimum effort. There are many water points before Pandu Bridge where you can refill your water bottles. After reaching Odi Thach well be camping there for the night which is one of the windiest campsites.
  • 12 km trek 7-8 hrs
  • After half hour from Odi Thach a big ground comes, cross that ground from left side (ground id very muddy)
  • Moraine area start just after crossing that ground
  • Moraine area is steep ascent
  • Mantalai Lake is the source of Parvati River
  • Small temple of lord Shiva at Mantalai Lake, from temple campsite is 45 minutes far.
  • Chances of getting AMS is high, keep yourself hydrate
  • Swimming in the lake is not aloud and not advisable

Today, well be covering a distance of 12km which will take around 7-8 hours. This route is a bit muddy which at times can be slippery so it is important to be cautious. You will come across the moraine area which comes right after crossing the muddy surface. It has a steep ascent which requires a lot of physical energy to climb. So it is important to climb at your own pace. Mantalai lake is the starting point of Parvati River and you can also visit a small temple there. Your next campsite is just 45 minutes from here. The lake is at a higher altitude so there are chances of getting AMS. It is important to keep your body hydrated enough so that you are not hit by AMS.

  • 11 km trek 7-8 hrs
  • exhausted day
  • Most of the part is very steep ascent
  • Only two water points are available
  • Just after 30 to 40 minutes of trek first water stream comes, keep floaters handy
  • After 3 1/2 hrs one more stream crossing
  • Chances of missing is very high, never walk alone
  • Camp site is most uncomfortable, camping will be on rocks

After leaving the striking place of Mantalai Lake you will cross the river lane which is very hefty part of trek and then you will walk through high rocky areas and glaciers. Then you will climb towards the right side of the slope, follow the trail which is very long and takes 9-10 hours. It takes around to climb the high mountain above at 14850 feet. Then you will walk to the composite area, steepy rocks will make you feel tired. Then you will reach to base camp which is surrounded by greenery all where and big glaciers. There you will stay in base camp and take rest for hour and take delicious dinner.

  • 15 km Trek 10-12 hrs
  • Stay on summit maximum for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Today dont make your own route on snow, always fallow trek leader or guide (craves area)
  • Todays descent is more tricky and tiring then ascent
  • One stream and one river crossing keep floaters handy and cross under the guidance of your trek leader
  • After river crossing camp site is one hour far

The trek begins another day after long hours of rest and after long voyage you will then enter in long valley Spiti Valley. The trail now climbs for an hour amid the glacier and a rock facade. After three hours of sturdy climbing and you will arrive at the top of the pass at 17,500 feet from where you can outlook the way of Pin valley towards Srikhand Mahadev. The follow come down over flurry and ice fields, covered with grasses and high rocks and stone will also come in your way. At this point you will need to be very careful as there you will see very hefty path which cross the dense forest lane and wild areas. The base camp is located in the centre of three vales. Moving further you can view the ranges of Dibibokri and Kulu Makalu which looks very fascinating and eye catchy as it is covered by large mountains and ice.

  • 12 km trek 5-6 hrs
  • Gradual descent
  • Very beautiful campsite and windy
  • Bearn land
  • Can see the Bhaba Pass rout

On this day well be trekking to Tiya which is approximately 12km. It is a gradual descent for most of the trek. It is a barren land which is surrounded by tall mountains. You will be able to see the trail of Bhaba Pass on this route. Your campsite at Tiya has a beautiful setting but it really gets cold at night. It is important to have proper layering while you sleep in your tents.

  • 12 km trek 4-5 hrs
  • 25 km drive 1 hr
  • Flat walk almost on the road
  • Trek till Mud and drive to Kaza
  • Due to no network transportation timing may get late
  • Stay in Kaza (Guest house)

Today well be trekking to Mud which is the last village of Pin Valley. It is a flat walk on the road almost on the road. After reaching Mud we will be driving to Kaza. Necessary arrangements will be made for your pick up after which well be driving to Kaza. Your accommodation will be in a guesthouse at Kaza.

You will reach Manali between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You can book your travel any time after 7:30 pm.

The way back to Manali will be by the familiar road, the drive starting at 4 am in the morning. Transportation will be exclusive of our charges. Youll reach Manali between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You can book your travel any time after 7:30 pm.

By Air :-
Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.
By Road:-
Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in, Tip: Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Manali to Delhi Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.
Note:- Trekkers need to take only those VOVO buses which reach Manali till 09.30am on first day. Our reporting time is 10.00am at Manali but in-case you will not able to reach at meeting /briefing time, either we will transfer your seat to our any next batch or we will cancel your trek, so please double check your bus time with your bus transporter.
Inclusions :-
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping).
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.).
3. Transport till road head and return. (Manali to Barsheni and Kaza to Manali, as per itinerary).
4. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
5. One night accommodation in Kaza on Day 10 (As per itinerary) twin/triple sharing.
6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
7. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
8.All necessary permits and entry fees.
9. Porter to carry the central luggage
10. THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS Staff insurance.
Exclusions
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Insurance.
4. Porter to carry personal luggage
5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
Note : Normally THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERSexpect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to porter.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 5700/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 6000/- if you inform us after reaching Manali
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee:
The fee can be paid by online transfer/check deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.
When to book:
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)
Basics Gear
Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Head torch 1 Nos.
Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each
  People who use hydration pack
  1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
  Carry at least one thermos flask
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
Be comfy at the Pin Parvati Pass Trek
T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Poncho 1 Nos.
Think about your head
Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters 1 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
        People who wear spectacles- 
  (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
  (B)- Photo chromatic glasses. 
Mind your step
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks 5 pairs
Woollen socks 3 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (The Crazy Mountaineers team will notify you if required)
Keep these handy
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair
Personal Utilities
Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
Toilet Paper & wipes Toothbrush and toothpaste
Lip balm Quick dry towe
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -

Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek

Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)

Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.

Note:-

  1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
  2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS.
  3. THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

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