Pin Parvati Pass is one of the Trickiest Trek
Manali attracts a large number of people and is a delight for trekking enthusiast. Pin Parvati Pass is one of the trickiest trek because of the high altitude (17,500 feet) and it remains frozen almost throughout the year.
Pin Parvati Pass Trek is a beautiful trek located at the height of 5319m starting from Kheerganga in Parvati Valley and ending in Mudh Village of Spiti Valley.
The Pass is named after the pass link of Parvati Valley to Spiti that is connects Kullu valley (Parvati Valley) to Pin Valley (Spiti Valley). It takes 11 days to complete the entire trek.
The exciting part of this trek is that there is abundant beauty of nature with attractive landscapes, undulated valleys, lush greenery, and alpine forests. The trek starts from a village called kalga.
To reach here you have to drive to Barsheini village. You will cross endless meadows and beautiful wildflowers starting from Kheerganga to Tunda Bhuj.
Adventurous 13 Days Sojourn
This trek starts from Kullu and ends in Manali, it is going to be an 11 days adventurous sojourn.
Here you can find the beauty in abundance because of captivating changing landscapes, alluring greenery, alpine forests, colorful blooming flowers and admirable sceneries.
Explore the valleys, quaint villages and huge waterfalls.
As you keep moving ahead, the trekkers will realize that the greenery around will start disappearing basically from the Thakur Kuan base camp. There are attractive villages, bright sea cliff and extremely high chilling waterfalls.
The pass also gives a terrific view on side of the multicolor hue of mountains bordered by the snowy peaks and barren Spiti valley on the other. This magnificent trek then further leads to Mantalai Lake trek to Base and Pin Parvati Base Camp over to Pin Parvati Pass at 17,500ft high after 8 hours of trekking.
This trek is not for the beginners because of treacherous terrain.
It is meant only for the experienced trekkers who have done high altitudes above 15,000ft before.
While reaching Pin Valley, you will come across various wild flowers and endangered species especially Snow leopards and Himalayan Birds. The final base camp is Mud
Views from Pin Parvati Pass
From here have enthralling views of Spiti valley (barren) and on the other side snow- capped mountains.
The route is full of muddy area and it gives an outstanding view.
The trek ends here, you can stay in Kaza and explore the nearby areas and monasteries. Trekkers can admire the beauty of Spiti Valley and ancient Buddhist monasteries of the region
Why to choose Pin Parvati Pass?
See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 236 Km and on foot 110km km which is to be covered into the 13 days that is Manali- Barsheini- Kalga- Kheerganga- Tunda Bhuj- Thakur Kaun- Odi Thatch- Mantalai Lake- Pin Parvati Pass- Base 1 – Base 2- Tiya- Mudh- Kaza- Manali
Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing the Pin Parvati Pass
Pin Parvati Pass trek is a high-altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 53Meters
The Starting trail is moderate- difficult as compare to other treks this is difficult trek. So, this trek is for the people who have done high altitude treks before. Not meant for beginners, or family or school tour.
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?
You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, like Pir Panjal and Lahaul and Spiti Range, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing
I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers
Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only
En route you will see Pin Valley National Park and Himalayan Nationalized Park, these are famous everywhere for different Himalayan Birds and Snow leopards.
Trek to the biggest Pin valley which offers the best view of Kaza.
Discover Himalayan Villages.
Go through Kheerganga, devoted to Lord Shiva.
Key Points of Pin Parvati Pass
Level: Difficult (so first timers trekkers should avoid)
Proper conditioning & training of body required
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?
Shoes are the single most important equipment
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization
Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides
Phones don’t work on the trek
Beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)
Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 10 kg to 12 Kg)
Keep an extra day in your itinerary for crossing the pass to account for bad weather
If you choose Good and local trekking company Himalayan Hikers than it is better for you because Himalayan Hikers is local company our mission is safe treks, growth of locals.
Most Read Pin Parvati Pass
Duration: –11 Nights 12 Days from Manali to Mudh
Base camp: – Kheerganga base camp
Summer Temperature: – Day 8°C to 12°C and Night: 0°C to 7°C
Pin Parvati Pass Altitude: – 5319 Meters
Best Time: – Mid July- Mid of September
Trek Level: – Difficult
Trek distance: – On foot 110 Km – By taxi 236 km by Taxi
Group Size: – a minimum 5 people maximum 15 people
Getting to Himalayan hikers Base Camp Kafnu
Option 01 – Direct flight to Delhi and book a bus from Delhi – Shimla
Kolkata to Delhi
Mumbai to Delhi
Pune to Delhi
Delhi to Manali
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.
Option 02 –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: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Manali and Drop Tempo
Altitude we are going to cover per day
Bairshani- 1189 meters
Kheerganga camp- 2810 meters
Tunda Bhuj camp- 3333 meters
Thakur Kuan- 3570 meters
Odi Thatch camp- 3620 meters
Mantalai Lake camp– 3700 meters
Pin Parvati Pass – 5319 meters
Base Camp 1- Base Camp 2- 4800 meters
Tiya base camp- 3970 meters
Kaza – 3800 meters
Manali- 2050 meters
Short Itinerary of Pin Parvati Pass Trek
Day 1: Pick up to you from Manali. Reach Barshaini (39km) (3/4hours journey) (1189m)
Day 2: Trek from Kalga to Kheerganga) (10km) (6 hours) (2810m)
Day 3: Trek from Kheerganga to Tunda Bhuj (13km) (7/8 hours) (3333mm)
Day 4: Trek from Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan (11km) (6 hours) (3570m)
Day 5: Trek from Thakur Kua to Odi Thatch (9km) (5/6hours) (3620m)
Day 6: Trek from Odi Thatch to Mantalai Lake (12km) (7/8hours) (3700m)
Day 7: Rest Day for Acclimatization
Day 8: Trek from Mantali Lake to Base Camp of Pin Parvati Pass (11km) (7/8 hours) (4940m)
Day 9: Trek from Base Camp over the Pass to Base Camp 2 (15km) (10/12hours) (4800m)
Day 10: Trek from Base Camp 2 to Tiya (12km) (5/6hours) (3970m)
Day 11: Trek from Tiya to Mudh (12km) (4/5hours) (3500m)
Day 12: Drive from Mudh- Kaza (25km) (1hour) (3800m)
Day 13: Drive from Kaza- Manali (2050m) (201km) (5/6 hours) (2050m)