Pin valley trek
Pin Valley Trek
Day 01: Drive from Kullu to Barsheni Village, Trek from Barsheni to Ruranath Camp
Day Highlights: Starting of the Trek, Kalga Village
Day Details: With your arrival in Kullu at around 11:00AM, take a drive through the fascinating trails that lead towards Barsheni Village. Nestled amidst scenic and appealing pine forests and lush meadows, this hamlet is the starting point of this astounding Pin Parvati Trek.With your arrival in Barsheni, get prepared to embark on the trekking trail to the basecamp in Rudranath via Kalga Village, which is located around 30 minutes away from Barsheni. Arriving at the camp, get freshened up and mark the beginning of this fascinating experience; overnight stay in the camp.
Day 02: Trek from Rudranath to Khirganga
Day Highlights: Parvati River, Waterfall
Day Details: Today; on the first day of the Pin Parvati trek, after having breakfast in the camp, start trekking towards a nearby bridge, from where you can catch the stunning glimpses of the Parvati River. Trekking further, you will be passing through lush and evergreen forests and picturesque meadows.
Post trekking for around 30 minutes followed by a 'V' turn, the resting camp for the day will be visible to you; another 10 minutes walk from the turn, you will finally reach Khirganga. During the last portion of today's trek, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of pine forests and a stunning waterfall; overnight stay in Khirganga.
Day 03: Trek from Khirganga to Tunda Bhuj (10,500ft)
Day Highlights: 5 Hours Trek, Parvati Valley, Exotic Birds
Day Details: While on today's trek, you will be ascending through a gradual trail that will take you through scenic meadows, stream and temporary bridge. On this journey, you can also witness the mesmeric beauty of the Parvati River and several species of birds. After around 1 hour of this trek, the trails will start gaining height while offering you panoramic views of the Parvati Valley. Finally after trekking for around 5 hours, you will reach the Tunda Bhuj campsite; relax and spend overnight in the camp.
Day 04: Trek from Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan (11,000ft)
Day Highlights: 5 Hours Trek, Flowery Meadows, Parvati River
Day Details: Today's journey of this Pin Parvati Trek will take you magnificent valleys and several bridges! Begin the day with an easy ascend through verdant grazing ground and flowery meadows. On crossing these beautiful landscapes, arrive near a bridge that will be considerably long; and requires some additional amount of time to cross.
Hereafter, there will be a change in the trek as the terrains will start gaining some heights; however, these sturdy terrains will last only for 15-30 minutes. Post this; the journey will continue through gradual trails through an uneven and rocky meadow. Finally, after crossing the Pandu Bridge and continuing the hike towards Parvati River, you will arrive at the Thakur Kuan campsite by evening; dinner and overnight stay in the camp.
Day 05: Trek from Thakurkuan to Mantalai (13,400ft)
Day Highlights: 5 Hours Trek, Streams, River, Snow Clad Peaks, Mantalai Range, Pin Parvati Pass
Day Details: Today's trek will take you through several other streams, Parvati River, lush forests, magnificent meadows and orchards. During the trek, you can also witness the fascinating beauty of the Mantalai Range (13,400ft) and some of the nearby glaciers as well. Adding more to today's trek there is the fascinating views of the Pin Parvati Pass; overnight stay in Mantalai camp.
Day 06: Acclimatization Day in Mantalai
Day Highlights: Leisure Day
Day Details: Today, you can encounter and enjoy the charm of Mantalai's stunning beauty from within the camp; today will be an acclimatization day.
Day 07: Trek from Mantalai Lake to Pin Parvati Camp (side) (14850ft)
Day Highlights: 8-9 Hours of Trek, Glaciers, Snow Clad Peaks
Day Details: After having breakfast in the camp, embark on the day's trek by crossing the river and continuing ascending through the uneven trails and stunning glaciers. Trekking towards right of this slope, you will finally reach the base camp that is situated at a height of 1,4850ft after around 8-9 hours. Nestled amidst scenic vistas and glaciers, this campsite is an ideal place to enjoy the appealing beauty of the Pin Parvati Trek; overnight stay in the camp.
Day 08: Trek from Pin Parvati Camp (side) to Pin Parvati Base camp (14,800ft)
Day Highlights: 8 Hours Trek, Pin Parvati Pass, Dibibokri and Kulu Makalu Ranges
Day Details: Beginning with today's trek, you will be passing through the Spiti Valley. Crossing the valley, the trail will continue through a glacier and after around 3 hours, you will reach the most desired Pin Parvati Pass (17,500ft). Arriving at the valley, enjoy the panoramic views and after spending some of the most enthralling moments, start trekking down through the grassy fields that are covered with ice and strenuous rocks.
Passing these challenging fields, continue descending through the forest areas and proceed towards the base camp that is located between three different valleys. From the campsite, you can enjoy some of the magnificent views of the Dibibokri and Kulu Makalu ranges; overnight stay in the camp.
Day 09: Trek from Pin Parvati Base Camp to Wichkurung Thatch
Day Highlights: Flowery Meadows, River Brooks, Glaciers, Gompa Region
Day Details: Begin the day through the Pin Parvati Valley! Though there are two different ways to complete this trek, you will be following the one that trails through flowery meadows, brooks and high glaciers. Enjoying the mesmeric views and the aura of the trek, reach a quaint little community of the Gompa region.
Here onwards, the trek will take you to the right of the valley and after hiking through rocky terrains, continue towards the Rampur Pass. Treeking through the pass, you will finally arrive at the Wichkurung Thatch that is located within long pamapas and verdant forests; overnight stay in Wichkurung Thatch.
Day 10: Trek from Wichkurung Thatch to Mud Village, Drive from Mud Village to Kaza
Day Highlights: Spiti Valley, Rocky and Challenging Terrains
Day Details: Follwing the enchanting beauty of the morning hit the challenging and rocky terrains and start trekking towards the Mud Village; most of this trek will be through the Spiti Valley. Post lunch; take an enthralling drive to the Kaza region and enjoy the magical views throughout the drive; overnight stay in Kaza.
Day 11: Drive from Kaza to Manali (9 hours)
Day Highlights: Snow Clad Peaks, Waterfall
Day Details: Today, after having breakfast in Kaza, embark on a long drive through the magical surroundings of Kaza and proceed towards Manali. The drive will take you through high altitudes and will offer enthralling views of the snow clad peaks and picturesque mountains. After arriving in Manali, check-in into a hotel; overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 12: Drive from Manali to Delhi (6 Hours)
Day Highlights: Tour Ends Here
Day Details: Today will be last day in this astounding Pin Parvati Valley! Waking up today morning, pack your bags, and 6 hours drive that will finally take you to Delhi. With your arrival in Delhi, this amazing Pin Parvati trekking experience will come to an end.
Few high passages across the main Himalayas spine provide the variety and rewards of high level trek as does the Pin Parvati, connecting the tributary of the Beas which it joins near the Bhunter and the Pin which flows into Spiti. With extreme difference in climate, Pin valley is much more rugged and barren than the Parvati valley. This cold desert valley with its snowy crags, cliff and crevasses, jagged rocks and other fossils make Pin valley a unique geological lab. Winter plays havoc here as ferocious blizzards and snowstorms send the glaciers cracking, ravaging the valleys rugged moonscape. But its long rain free summer is a prime time for the adventurers to see Spitis wild life in motion when the predatory snow leopard, red fox, marten, weasel, Himalayan Pika, bearded vulture, golden eagle, lynx and Tibetan wolf roam in the park (area is conserved as a national park 1987.
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.)
3. Transport till road head and return. (Kullu to Barsheni and return to Manali)
4. Trek equipment's. Sleeping bag, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattress, crampon
5. One night accommodation in Manali on Day 10 (As per itinerary) twin/triple sharing.
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
7. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.