Pin Valley – 4810 Mts.

Duration  :   11 Days
Season     :   Mid July to Mid October
Region     :   Kullu , Parvati & Spiti valley
Grade       :   Difficult
Maximum Altitude : 4810 Mts.

Pin Parvati trek is one of the most beautiful and adventures trek of the region. The 4810 mts. high Pin Parvati pass sends down the Pin and The Parvati river to the opposite sides. Starting from the Parvati valley, the trek winds along the raging Parvati river through the most spectacular landscapes, full of flowers and fossil rich rocks till the glaciated Pin Parvati pass. After crossing the pass the landscape changes dramatically and takes us to the land of Budhism “ Spiti Valley”.

You will be able to visit some of the oldest Monasteries like Tabo, Ki gompa, Dhankar and Kibber village.
One day trip to the lake of the moon “ Chandertal” can also be arranged with this itinerary on the way back to Manali.

Pin Parvati Trek Gallery

 

THE ITINERARY

Day 01: NAGGAR/MANALI (2050 Mts.)
Arrive at Trek India Outdoors base camp, Naggar 20 Kms short of Manali. Acclimatization and preparation for the trek.

Day 02: NAGGAR – MANIKARAN – PULGA – KHIRGANGA (2960 Mts.)
Drive to Manikaran , 85 Kms from Manali, by jeep, famous for its natural hot water springs, and then to Pulga. Uphill trail winds through high hills and dry rocks. camp at Khirganga (an open meadow).

Day 03: KHIRGANGA – TUNDABHOJ (3200 Mts.)
The trail crosses several delightful pastures with a variety of wild flowers in the summer. camp at Tundabhoj, the view of waterfalls tumbling down the cliffs on the opposite side of the valley are impressive.

Day 04: TUNDABHOJ – THAKURKHAN (3400 Mts.)
Initially you will be crossing rocks and dense vegitation. After a few tiring kilometers, the trail descends to the river bank. The next section up the valley is difficult in places, as the trail frequently skirts rockfaces which are difficult for laden porters. Camp at Thakurkhan is above the cliff section of the valley.

Day 05: THAKURKHAN – MANTALAI LAKE (4070 Mts.)
The trail passes a side river by a natural rock bridge. Just above this crossing, is the Pandu bridge, another natural rock bridge over the Parvati river. Then the trail ascends gradually through a series of flower meadows. Camp at a grassy camp site near the Mantalai Lake.

Day 06: MANTALAI – DAY AT LEISURE
Leisure day at Mantalai Lake.

Day 07: MANTALAI LAKE – BASE OF PIN PARVATI PASS (4550 Mts.)
Our trek is now, through the boulders and scree on the Pin Parvati Glacier. It provides a full view of Parvati Valley and many high peaks. Camp at a sandy ground at the base of the Pin Parvati Pass. (The camp site is under snow until mid of July).

Day 08: BASE OF PIN PARVATI PASS – PIN PARVATI PASS (4810 Mts.) – PIN VALLEY CAMP
Trek is steep up to the Pin Parvati Pass over snow fields (You should rope up, particularly early in the season when the creavasses are hidden.)The pass provides magnificent views of snow capped mountain ranges. The desend from the pass is gradual over a snow field and then over scree. It becomes very steep at some places. Camp at a grassy land.

Day 09: PIN VALLEY CAMP – TIAI (3900Mts.)
There is no trail for the first few kms. Walk is on loose scree and also some side streams to cross.Camp at a grassy land.

Day 10: TIAI – MUD- KAZA (3600 Mts.)
The trail is well defined today. The village of Mud can be seen beneath a huge cliff face. Drive to Kaza.

Day 11: KAZA – MANALI/NAGGAR (2050 Mts.)
Drive from Kaza to Manali by jeep. Programme concludes.
Options: When in Kaza, one can spend an extra day to visit Ki monestary.

COST INCLUDES

Accommodation in spacious and comfortable tents at base camp at Naggar ( 6 – 8 pax in a tent, ground bedding with mattresses, pillows and blankets ). There is a separate block of toilets and washrooms with running hot and cold water for male and female.

Accommodation in Alpine tents ( 4men/6men/8men ) during the trek in higher camps ( separate toilet tent facility is provided ).

Sleeping bags ( Holofill ), Rucksack, Trekking mats.

A variety of wholesome hygienic vegetarian meals.

All activities as per the itinerary.

Transportation/ transfers as per the itinerary.

Services of qualified instructors/ guides, cook, kitchen helper and mules/porters to carry camping equipment if logistics required.

Basic first aid kit .

COST EXCLUDES

Transportation to reach base camp and back to your destination. However, arrangements of travelling can be made on request.

Any accidental, emergency, travel or medical Insurance.

Any expenses of a personal nature.

Service tax as applicable.

Beverages or drinks of any sort, including soft drinks or bottled / mineral water.

Any charges to visit monument/ heritage buildings and photography or camera charges.

Any transportation charges or transfers which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

Any charges for a manual or helicopter evacuation, hospitalisation in case of a medical emergency or the like.

Any additional activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

The Personal porterage / horses for carrying of individual kit or baggage.

RECOMMENDED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING:

1. Valid identity card/s
2. Trekking shoes
3. Cotton pants/trek pants
4. Cotton shirts
5. Woollen pullover
6. Jacket
7. Woollen cap
8. Sun Cap/Hat
9. Waterproof gloves (other than blue color)
10. Cotton and woollen socks
11. Light rain coat or plastic sheet
12. Vaseline/cold cream
13. Walking Stick (optional)
14. Flip-flop (chappals)
15. Light towel
16. Lunch box
17. Water Bottle
18. Sunglasses
19. Sun block cream
20. Needle with thread
21. Toiletries
22. A notebook
23. Ball point pen
24. Personal medical kit
25. Headlamp/torch with cells

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICIES

(Cancellation request will only be accepted by email)

In case request for cancellation is received before 30 clear days or more in advance before the scheduled date of reporting, 80% of the advance taken will be refunded.

If the request for cancellation is received between 15 to 29 days, 50% of advance taken will be refunded.

No refund will be given, if the cancellation intimation is received less than 15 days before the reporting date.

PARTICIPANTS PLEASE NOTE

The Programme schedule can be changed due to unforeseen circumstances. In case of any illness during the expedition, the expenses for medical treatment, travel and porter etc. are to be borne by the concerned individual. Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited during the camp. Trek India Outdoors cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness or any unexpected events during the expedition. Primary medical facilities will be available wherever, possible. Participants will be presented with certificates only on successful completion of the expedition. During the expedition the decision of the Camp Director will be final and binding.

***Those who are on special medication should bring their own necessary medicines. People having Asthma, Blood Pressure, Heart Problems or any high altitude ailments are advised not to participate.

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