Trek to Pin Parvati Pass
Mid July – September
Starting from INR 76,550/- per person.
We start our trip from Solang. We do short acclimatization walks and rest. The next day is a long journey over two passes; the first being Rohtang pass (approx. 13,000 ft.) and the second one being Kunzum La (approx. 15,000 ft.) to reach Kaza (approx. 11,976 ft.). After acclimatization in Kaza for two nights we proceed to the picturesque Mud village for the night.
Our trek starts from Mud, we trek for 3-4 days through the stark landscape of the Pin valley slowly climbing upto the Pin Parvati Pass. The climb up is through moraine boulders and at times ice fields. From the pass we get down to the Mantalai lake which is surrounded by snow-capped mountains on three sides. From here it is further down through flowering meadows and later through forests of rhododendrons, fir, and birch following the Parvati river to Khir Ganga.
This is a demanding but rewarding trek passing through thick pine forests and fields of wild flowers and offers spectacular views of the mountains as we gain altitude.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Treks And Walks
Activity Level Tough
Group Size Small Group
- A tough pass crossing, “Pin Parvati”.
- Visit the high altitude Mantalai Lake.
- Trek through Parvati valley – one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayas.
- A visit to the Kye monastery & Kibber village.
- Type of Tour : Trek & Walks
- Grade : Tough
- Maximum Altitude : 5319m/17,452 ft.
- Tour Duration : 12 Nights
- Trek Duration : 07 Nights/08 Days
- Best Season : Mid Jul. – Sep.
- Ex- Destination : Start – Manali; Ends – Chandigarh
- Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel – 04; Guesthouse – 01; Camping – 07.
- Food Plan : Solang, Kaza & Bilaspur – Breakfast & Dinner included; On the Trek – All meals included.
- Travel & Transport : Transfers and sightseeing in small vehicles/SUV/MUV.
Travel as per the itinerary in small vehicles / SUV / MUV.
- Complimentary Duffel Bag, Sack & Cap.
- Permit fees
- Necessary porterage and camping equipment for the trek.
- One experienced local Tour Leader / Guide on the trek.
- Goods & Service Tax as applicable.
- Travel to Manali and from Chandigarh.
- Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
- Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
- Tips to helper, camping team, driver, guide, etc.
- Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
- Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.
We can customize a similar tour to suit your requirements or if you are an independent traveller you can check our Countryside Fixed Departures.
Arrival in Manali (1898m/6221 ft.); Drive to Solang (2560m/8400 ft; 13 km; ½ hr)
Arrival in Manali by 8.30 am. We drive further to Solang and check-in our hotel. We have breakfast in the hotel and rest and unwind ourselves. Post lunch we can walk to Anjani Mahadev waterfall, a gentle uphill climb of 1 hr to 1 hr 15 min. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Solang.
Solang – Rohtang Pass (3978m/13,052 ft.) – KunzumLa (4590m/15,060 ft.) – Kaza (3650m/11,976 ft.; 194 km; 10 – 12 hrs)
Today we start very early by 5.30 – 6.00 am. We can have breakfast either at Marrhi or cross over Rohtang Pass and have at a dhaba in Chhatru. We further travel over nonexistent roads via Batal to slowly trudge up Kunzum pass. From here it is down to Kaza. The average speed on most sections varies inbetween 10 – 20 km per hour. Dinner and overnight stay at guesthouse in Kaza.
Kaza – Acclimatization Day
Today we take it easy. Post breakfast we can go for a small walk in the small town. Post lunch we can take another small walk above town. Dinner and overnight stay at guesthouse in Kaza.
Kaza – Excursion to Kye Monastery & Kibber Village (4270m/14,010 ft.) (4 hrs round trip); Drive to Mud (3811m/12,500 ft.; 50 km; 2½ - 3 hrs)
An exciting day – we have an excursion to Kibber village. Kibber (4270m/14,010 ft.) is one of the highest inhabited villages in the world. Perched on a vast stretch of land and surrounded by mountains of limestone rocks, the view from here is truly breath-taking. Post lunch we visit the Kye Monastery, 18 km from Kaza, which is located above Kaza at a height of 4166m/13,669 ft. Fine murals and a valuable collection of Kangyur (ancient Buddhist texts) are its attractions. We drive back to Kaza for lunch. Post lunch we drive to Mud village. Dinner and overnight stay at guesthouse in Mud.
Trek Starts: Mud – Tia (3850m/12,632 ft.; 3 – 4 hrs)
Post breakfast we start our trek. A gradual walk on a broad path without much height gain. Dinner and overnight stay in camp at Tia.
Tia - Gaddi Thach (5 - 6 hrs)
Post breakfast we start our days trek. About 5 to 6 hours walking and we reach the junction of three valleys. Dinner and overnight stay at camp in Gaddi Thach.
Gaddi Thach - Pin Parvati Base Camp (4550m/14,929 ft.; 3 - 4 hrs)
After leaving the camp, we cross the Pin River and trek uphill to the base camp. Dinner and overnight stay at camp in Pin Parvati Base.
Pin Parvati Base Camp - Pin Parvati Pass (5300m/17,389 ft.) - Mantalai (4070m/13,354 ft.; 11 - 12 hrs)
Today we have an extra-long day of walking. Start very early in the morning, a continuous and tiring climb over moraine and boulders and may be snow fields, depending on the conditions, then leads us to the saddle of the pass. Walk over the pass and as we leave the Pin Valley, we observe the great contrast between both sides of the pass. The trek down on the other side is over a snow field and later on over huge boulders for about 200 meters. This is the High Camp for people climbing the pass from Mantalai side. We further descend down the lateral moraine and over some steep sections to reach a series of meadows. The views of Pyramid Peak, Snow Peak and Unnamed Peak are superb, from here. Another steep descent from here and we are at Mantalai Lake. Dinner and overnight stay at camp in Mantalai.
Mantalai - Odi Thach (3815m/12,517 ft; 4 - 5 hrs)
We continue further down through boulder fields and later on through meadows to enter the broad valley and reach Odi Thach. Dinner and overnight stay at camp in Odi Thach.
Odi Thach – Thakur Kuan (3400m/11,155 ft; 4 - 5 hrs) – Tunda Bhuj (3205m/10,516 ft.; 2 - 3 hrs)
There are few ascents and descents and after walking 10 km through the broad valley crossing over a huge boulder across the Parvati River, we arrive at Thakur Kuan. A further trek leads us to Tunda Bhuj. Dinner and overnight stay at camp in Tunda Bhuj.
Tunda Bhuj – Khir Ganga (2850m/9351 ft.; 5 hrs)
Today is a long day of descent. The path goes over rock faces of cliffs and further descends through birch groves and dense vegetation. The trail then passes through several pastures carpeted by wild flowers in the summer. The campsite is on a steep sided meadow with many cafes catering to mostly foreign tourists and offers spectacular views of the waterfalls cascading down from the shiny black rocks across the valley. One can choose to have a bath in the hot sulphur pool for relaxation after a long trek. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp in Khir Ganga.
Khir Ganga - Barsheni (2100m/6890 ft.; 3 - 4 hrs); Drive to Bilaspur (approx. 170 km; 6 - 7 hrs)
Walk down by the River Parvati through the dense deodar forest. Crossing the river to get to another side of the valley and trek all the way down through Nakhtan Village to reach Barsheni. We drive to Bilaspur. Overnight stay at hotel in Bilaspur
Bilaspur – Chandigarh Airport (142 km; 4 - 5 hrs); Final Departure
We start very early from Bilaspur for Chandigarh Airport for final departure.
End of arrangements…
- Solang, Kaza & Bilaspur – In a hotel on twin sharing basis; MAP (Breakfast & Dinner included).
- Mud: In a guesthouse on twin sharing basis; All meals basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included).
- On the Trek: In small camping tents on twin sharing basis; All meals basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included).
Minimum 18 years completed.
The travelling expenses to Manali are not included in tour cost. The available options to reach Manali are as follows.
Air: The nearest Airport to Kullu, Bhuntar Airport (10.5 km). There are daily flights from Delhi to Kullu and back. One can choose to fly to Chandigarh and then drive to Manali. We can arrange for the pickup and drop at an additional cost. Flights to Bhuntar are subject to weather condition, so it is advised that, you should book your return international flight 2 – 3 days after your expected date of arrival in New Delhi.
Road: Delhi – Manali is at a distance of approx. 560 km (14 hrs). There are Semi Sleeper AC Volvo coaches that operate on this route (Operated by HP Tourism and private operators).
Reach Delhi by Rail or Air: Delhi – Manali by Semi Sleeper Volvo Bus costs approx. ₹ 1500/-
Reach Chandigarh by Rail or Air: Chandigarh – Manali (330 km; 9 – 10 hrs) by taxi. We can arrange for the pickup and drop at an additional cost.
Land Travel (within Himachal Pradesh):
The long mountainous journey is very scenic but roads are winding and can be bumpy sometimes. The area is prone to landslides. However, the journey is usually safe.
This trek involves walking for 5 – 6 hours daily at an easy pace and on a few days upto 6 – 7 hrs or more; it is recommended for people with an extremely good level of physical fitness. We do not recommend this tour to people with chronic problems like epilepsy and those related to blood pressure or heart.
It’s mandatory that all the participants carry a valid photo id., (Driving License, Voter Id., Passport or Adhar Card) for issuance of permits and 02 passport size photographs.
If the client wishes to hire a porter so that he can walk along with him, then an extra porter can be arranged on the spot for which the client must make an extra payment. The cost for an extra porter is INR 1000/- per day.
Day temperatures average between 15ºC – 20ºC and night temperatures can drop to below 5 ºC. However the temperatures would vary a lot depending on the season and altitude.
This trek is a high altitude trek and the maximum height gain will be approx. 5319m. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can be caused due to high altitudes. The AMS may be avoided by taking precautions given in the document attached on high altitudes, please read the document carefully. The high altitude can cause Acute Mountain Sickness and may lead to serious critical medical conditions such as cerebral or pulmonary edema.
The weather can change dramatically causing rain, thunder storm, flash floods, cloud burst, snow fall and severe drop in temperatures, at short notice. This can lead to landslides / road blocks causing delay.
Sleeping bag and Feather jackets can be hired on written request in advance at least 10 days prior to date of reporting. The same will be provided on arrival at reporting hotel. Rentals for Sleeping Bag & Feather Jacket is INR 100/- per day each plus INR 100/- each for laundry.