Pin Parvati Pass Trek | Manali to Kaza Spiti

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Crossing the high pass which opens up the gateway from Manali to the dessert landscape of Spiti Valley

Details Of The Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Rs. 75000/-
+5% GST PER HEAD
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Batch Size:
25 - 40 <12
Extra cost of Rs. 2000 applicable for foreigners for higher permit cost and other specific arrangements. International Trekkers need to go through manual invoicing upon remittance of the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. Remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader

Above cost is assumed for 4-5 people team. Actual Cost is subject to the actual team size joining the trek and requested customizations. Higher team size will lower the cost while lower team size will significantly increase the cost. Assummed Inclusions can be read on Cost Inclusions

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Pin Parvati Pass Trek


5 Popular Peaks:
Kinner Kailash ( 6050m ), Parvati Parvat ( 6633m ), Kullu Eiger ( 5665m ), Pyramid Peak ( 6036m ), Parvati South ( 6127m )
1 High Passes:
Pin Parvati Pass ( 5300m )
5 Mind-boggling Glaciers:
Parvati Glacier, Parvati Valley Glacier 1, Parvati Valley Glacier 2, Parvati Valley Glacier 3, Parvati Valley Glacier 4
2 Tranquil Rivers:
Parvati River, Pin River
3 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Bursheni, Kaza, Mud
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Pin Valley National Park

Why Should You Do The Pin Parvati Pass Trek

  • The Pin Parvati pass trek is one of those treks which any trekker would want to have done in his life.
  • Crossing of the Pin Parvati Pass
  • Sacred peaks of Kinner Kailash and great views of other peaks, namely The Bara Shigri group of peaks, Manirang, Kinner Kailash, Srikhand Mahadev, Parvati South, etc
  • The magical landscape of Spiti
  • 📅 Duration: 10 days/ 10 nights Manali to Kaza
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5300m
  • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: mid Jun, Sep
  • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field, glacier
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Manali
  • 🚩 Ends In: Manali
  • 🌏 Region: India - Himachal
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport (KUU), Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Chandigarh
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Manali
  • 📶 Mobile Network: No network on the trekking trail. BSNL available in Kaza. All popular network available in Manali
  • 🌐 Internet Option: No internet in the trek.
  • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 12 degrees in higher camps. Lower camps temperature can range between 10 - 22 degrees.
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian

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The Pin Parvati pass trek is one of those treks which any trekker would want to have done in his life. Discovered for the crest to find an alternate route to Spiti in 1884 by Sir Louis Dane, this trek is not an easy one !

Pin Parvati Pass Trek
Clouds performing over Pin Parvati Pass

This trek has all the elements to make it one of the most special trek in the great Himalayas. Considered as one of the pious valleys by the locals, its regarded as Lord Shiva's ( Hindu God ) land. The hot springs of Khirganga, the lush green meadows, variety of colourful flowers, the swirling Parvati river and crossing over it multiple times over Pulley Bridge, Natural Rock Bridge ( Pandu bridge, said to be built by the Pandavas ) leads your way to the high camps of the Parvati Valley. After negotiating a difficult crevasses-laiden terrain, you stand atop the Pin Parvati Pass. It takes you higher at 5300 meters, offering great views of peaks like Parvati, Kinner Kailash, Manirang, Bara Shigri group of peaks, etc.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek
Last Climb To The Pin Parvati Pass

You will be surprised to see the Pin Valley after walking through the greens meadows of the Parvati Valley. Pin falls in Spiti and the terrain is rough, barren. The trek also comes alive with wild life of the Great Himalayan National Park. Make sure you are trekking with a experienced guide on this trail.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Manali ( 530 Kms,12 hours )

Drive Day

Brief Details Of The Day: Arrive in Manali or Manikaran, Kullu, or Kasol and reach by afternoon. We can provide support for travel if required.

Day 2From Manali To Khirganga , Via - Barsheni ( 12 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Drive, Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Start the day with a drive to Barsheni from where we start our trek to Khirganga, a gentle and gradual climb that moderately steepens as we are about to reach Khirganga. After reaching, rest out the rest of the day in the lush green meadows of Kheerganga. Consider taking bath in the hot spring, if desired.

Day 3From Khirganga To Tunda Bhuj ( 12 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Some good ascends mixed with few descends and crossing of rivers bridges through the forest brings you to the campsite beside the river. 

Day 4From Tunda Bhuj To Thakur Kaun ( 10 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

The most interesting part of today's trek will be crossing the pulley bridge over Parvati River. The trek is otherwise a mix of gradual and few sections of steep climbs beside the Parvati river. We camp over lush meadow

Day 5From Thakur Kaun To Mantalai Lake, Via - Odi Thach ( 6 Kms,3 - 4 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

The most interesting part of today's trek will be crossing 2 natural Rock Bridges over Parvati River. After crossing the bridge, you need to negotiate a steep climb over scree zone to reach your campsite - a fine meadow with the beautiful peak of Kullu Eiger hovering over it.

Following the Parvati River uphill, we walk a long distance today. Flat walk followed by negotiating a steeper ridge brings us to our campsite, beautified by Parvati South peak and the Mantalai lake. A small Lord Shiva temple adds a religious spirits to the site. 

Day 6Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

Rest Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Rest Day before the important pass day

Day 7From Mantalai Lake To Pin Parvati Base Camp (Parvati Side) ( 12 Kms,6 - 7 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

A tough day !! Be prepared for continuous steep climbs over moraine at altitude beyond 4200 meters. Few scrambles over boulders, which might be icy at times and slippery. A good effort for some 5 hours brings you to a platue where we camp for the night. Enjoy the lavish Parvati Valley with Parvati South peak and Pyramid Peak straight in front of you.

Day 8From Pin Parvati Base Camp (Parvati Side) To Pin Parvati Base Camp ( Pin Valley), Via - Pin Parvati Pass ( 12 Kms,6 - 7 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

A tough and most important day, as we cross the Pin Parvati Pass today !!  A good effort and careful steps for some 6 odd hours makes this possible. The top of the pass is glorified with grand views of the surrounding valleys. One we trekked was green, while the other side is barren. The Bara Shigri group of peaks, Manirang, Kinner Kailash, Srikhand Mahadev hovers around with glory.

Careful steps on the other side through scree will get you down to a flat land to camp for the night. 

Day 9From Pin Parvati Base Camp ( Pin Valley) To Wichkurung Thatch ( 10 Kms,5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Pin Parvati Base Camp ( Pin Valley): 4800 meters / 15744 feet
  • Wichkurung Thatch: 3850 meters / 12628 feet
Brief Details Of The Day:

Descend descend descend to the pasture land of  Wichkurung Thatch. 

Day 10From Wichkurung Thatch To Kaza, Via - Mudh ( 5 Kms,2 hours )

Trek, Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Descend down to Mudh through the colorful trail. Drive to Kaza and party hard overnight. The trek is over and you have completed one of the challenging treks in Himachal. 

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

We had started our treks from October 2020 and since then we have served many trekkers without any problems related to covid. Thanks to our safety protocol and SOW.

Covid Negative RT-PCR Test Report or Vaccination Certificate Is Mandatory To Trek With Us.

All our permanent staffs have completed their vaccination and we ensure we hire other vaccinated local resources only.

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    From Delhi (216m ) To Manali (2000m ) . 12 Hrs. 530 Kms
    Overnight In: Manali (2000m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Evening Refreshment and Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive, Trek

    From Manali (2000m ) To Khirganga (3000m ), Via - Barsheni (2150m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Khirganga (3000m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Khirganga (3000m ) To Tunda Bhuj (3300m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Tunda Bhuj (3300m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Tunda Bhuj (3300m ) To Thakur Kaun (3500m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Thakur Kaun (3500m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Thakur Kaun (3500m ) To Mantalai Lake (4200m ), Via - Odi Thach (3600m ) . 3 - 4 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Mantalai Lake (4200m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Mantalai (4200m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek

    From Mantalai Lake (4200m ) To Pin Parvati Base Camp (Parvati Side) (4600m ) . 6 - 7 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Pin Parvati Base Camp (Parvati Side) (4600m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek

    From Pin Parvati Base Camp (Parvati Side) (4600m ) To Pin Parvati Base Camp ( Pin Valley) (4800m ), Via - Pin Parvati Pass (5300m ) . 6 - 7 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Pin Parvati Base Camp ( Pin Valley) (4800m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Trek

    From Pin Parvati Base Camp ( Pin Valley) (4800m ) To Wichkurung Thatch (3850m ) . 5 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Wichkurung Thatch (3850m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 10

    Trek, Drive

    From Wichkurung Thatch (3850m ) To Kaza (3600m ), Via - Mudh (3650m ) . 2 Hrs. 5 Kms
    Overnight In: Kaza (3600m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Duration: 10 Days / 9 nights of the trek cost from Manali to Kaza
  • Accommodation In Manali: 1 night in a good quality hotel or homestay in Manali with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure. MAP plan.
  • Accommodation In Kaza: 1 night in a good quality hotel or homestay in Kaza with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure. MAP plan.
  • Accommodation On Trek: Spacious, sturdy, and High-Quality Dome Tents will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and tables for extra hygiene and comfort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with a toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting dinner in Manali on Day 1 till Dinner in Kaza on Day 10 morning. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks, and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons, and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will be communicating with each other and trek base with the help of long-range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner, and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied with a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:6. That is 1 guide for every 6 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of local administrations
  • Transfers: Manali to Barsheni, Mudh to Kaza, for trekkers, equipment and crew members
  • Max Team Size: Small group of not more than 12 members. You can make any batch a private batch by paying a little extra over the base trek fees.
  • Personal Trek Equipments: 9 sets of essential trek gears for complimentary use. ( read below)

 

 

9 Personal Trekking Equipment For Free Use:
(No Rent will be charged. Refundable security amount of Rs. 2000 need to be deposited )

  • Gaiters
  • Microspikes / Ice Tracktion Crampons
  • Poncho
  • Trek Pole
  • Rucksack
  • Fleece Inner Gloves
  • Neck Warmer
  • Waterproof Gloves
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Inner

 

 

Equipment Available On Rent At Extra Cost

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua) Rs. 1000
  • -20 Degrees Down Jackets Rs. 1200
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets Rs. 500
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants Rs. 500
  • Headlamps Rs. 200

 

 

AddOn Services At Extra Cost

  • Single Accommodation Supplement: Rs. 12000
  • Personal Baggage Porterage: Rs. 5000

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Bottled water and food purchased outside our menu
  • Personal Gears, apart from our complimentary gears
  • Breakfast and Lunch in Manali
  • Personal baggage porterage 
  • Transfers to reach Manali or from Kaza
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion list

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How Is The Covid19 Situation In Pin Parvati Pass Trek?

The local administration has allowed doing this trek after containment of the second wave of Covid19 without any restrictions. However, appropriate Covid19 behaviour is expected from all of the trekkers exploring this region.

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Which Is The Best Time To Do The Pin Parvati Pass Trek?

Best time to do this trek is in the month of July or from late August till the first week of October. This pass is treacherous and bad snowfall can result in getting stranded or mid-way return without crossing over successfully.

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How Are The Accommodations And Toilet Facility On The Pin Parvati Pass Trek?

This is completely a remote trek and accommodation throughout the trek will be on camps. Toilet arrangements will be on the camping toilet by digging a pit in the ground and surrounding it with a camping toilet tent. Camping toilet seats will be provided. However, no water can be used in these kinds of toilets. Wet tissue paper or toilet rolls need to be brought by the trekkers.

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What Are The Fitness Requirement Of The Pin Parvati Pass Trek?

This is a highly demanding trek on physical fitness and stamina. The more the better. Prior experience on any high-altitude Himalayan treks help.

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Can Novice Trekkers Do The Pin Parvati Pass Trek?

Strong and fit candidates can do this trek under the supervision and guidance of a good support team. Special attention needs to be given to pre-trek preparation, fitness regime, packing, and most importantly acclimatization.

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How Safe Is The Pin Parvati Pass Trek?

Untill we cross Mantlai, this trek is easy for working out by rescue, but after that it becomes difficult. The altitude is high and the threat of AMS hovers every day until we cross over the pass successfully. The route after Mantalai is very treacherous and requires an experienced route guide and support team to make a successful cross-over of this pass.

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Which Is The Nearest ATMs and Cash Points On The Pin Parvati Pass Trek?

Many ATMs are available in Manali to withdraw money from. ATMs are even available in Kaza for money withdrawal. However, it is better not to bank on ATMs in Kaza.

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