The Pin Parvati Pass is a mountain pass in Himachal Pradesh, India.It was first crossed in August 1884 by Sir Louis Dane in search of an alternate route to the Spiti valley. This pass connects the fertile and lush Parvati valley on the Kullu side with the Pin valley on the Spiti side.
|Duration:||5 Nights/ 6 Days|
|Cities:||Kullu - Manali - Parvati Valley - Khir Ganga - Tunda Bhoj - Kanawer Wildlife Sanctuary - Mantalai Lake - Pin Parvati Pass - Mud - Kaza - Monasteries/Gompas â€“ Delhi|
Arrival at the airport. After formal welcome, transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Reach Kullu-Manali by luxury coach or taxi from Delhi. Spend the night at a good hotel in Kullu.
Early in the morning drive to Manikaran (1700 Mts.) to begin the trek. Trek to Kalga Village (2200 m), a small clearing in the thick pine forests, through the misty and heavily wooded virgin forests of the Parvati Valley. Overnight in tents.
Except for one short steep climb in between, the trek through the forest to Khir Ganga (2850 Mts.) is a pleasant walk. Khir Ganga is a holy place with a hot water spring, small temple of Lord Shiva and a bathing tank. This is the last chance to take a hot water bath on the trek. Overnight in tents.
< The track is covered with trees of pine and is heavily wooded. TundaBhoj (3200 Mts.) is the upper limit for the pine forests and there is an abundance of Bhoj ( Birch) trees. Camp in a green grassland.
This is a challenging day on the trek, because the track is steep and difficult in some sections close to Thakur Kuan (3400 Mts.). This area lies within the Kanawer Wildlife Sanctuary and one may cross across small Himalayan Brown Bears at lower elevations and Wild Sheep or the Snow Leopard at higher altitudes. Overnight in tents.
Trek to Mantalai lake through flower speckled grasslands. There are some very unique rock bridges on the way to Mantalai and there is an abundance of quartz and semi precious gems around here. Picking up rock souvenirs from here is not allowed. Overnight in tents.
Over the glacier and loose scree slpoes, trekking is challenging. There is a beautiful grassy camp (4500 Mts. approx.) at the base of the Pass. Overnight in tents.
If the weather is good then rest at the base of the Pin Parvati.
This pass is difficult to trek and snowfields make it all the more difficult. Thus take all necessary precautions on this section. Everybody is roped up as the crevasses may not be easily visible. After the pass descends over a steep scree slope to reach the first camp site in the Pin Valley (4500 Mts.). Overnight in tents.
A long downhill walk today will get us to the first village in Spiti. Mud (3600 Mts.) a village which is one of its kind and is set below a cliff and inhabited by simple folk of Tibetan Stock. This is also the last night on the trek. Overnight in tents.
Trek from Mud to Sangam, the largest village in the Pin Valley. From Sangam you will be picked up by motor transport and driven to Kaza. Spend the night at a hotel in Kaza.
Drive from Kaza to Manali over the Kunzum La (4550 Mts). If you wish, you can spend another day in Kaza and visit some of the famous Monasteries/Gompas around. Check into a good hotel in Manali and stay overnight at the hotel.
Drive from Manali to Delhi by luxury coach. Check in at the hotel and stay overnight at the hotel.
Leave Delhi for onward destination.
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