Pin Parvati Trek

Duration : 15 Days / 14 Nights
Attractions : Kullu - Manali - Parvati Valley - Khir Ganga - Tunda Bhoj - Kanawer Wildlife Sanctuary - Mantalai Lake - Pin Parvati Pass - Mud - Kaza - Monasteries/Gompas - Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi Arrive Delh and you will meet our representative and will be provided assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi - Manali (550 k ms, 14 hrs) Reach Kullu-Manali by luxury coach or taxi from Delhi. Spend the night at a good hotel in Kullu.

Day 03 : Kullu - Manikaran-Kalga (5-6 hrs) 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.

Day 04 : Kalga - Khir Ganga (4 hrs) 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.

Day 05 : Khir Ganga - TundaBhoj (4-5 hrs) Khir Ganga 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.

Day 06 : TundaBhoj - Thakur Kuan (4-5 hrs) 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.

Day 07 : Thakur Kuan - Mantalai Lake (6-7 hrs) 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.

Day 08 : Mantalai Lake - Base Camp (6-7 hrs) 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.

Day 09 : Reserve - Rest If the weather is good then rest at the base of the Pin Parvati.

Day 10 : Base Camp - Pin Parvati Pass - Camp (5-6 hrs) Pin Parvati PassThis 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.

Day 11 : Camp - mud (7-8 Hrs) 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.

Day 12 : Mud - Sangam - Kaza (5-6 hrs) 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.

Day 13 : Kaza - Manali 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.

Day 14 : Manali - Delhi (14 hrs) Drive from Manali to Delhi by luxury coach. Check in at the hotel and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 : Depart Delhi Leave Delhi for onward destination.