Embark On One Of The Most Enthralling And Challenging Trans-Himalayan Treks.
Embrace steep gradients, gradual ascents, magnificent mountains, and scenic passes
Relish the unique offerings of the Pin Parvati Pass Trek like the pulley bridge at Tunda Bhuj, alpine meadows of Odi Thach, marshlands of Mantalai, dense forests near Kheerganga, and glacier near the Pass
Traverse the icebound pass and witness contrasting landscapes on either side of the valleys
Travel from the cold, dry, barren, desert-like Pin Valley on one side of the pass to the wet, lush green Parvati Valley on the other
Experience the prevalent culture of the inhabitants changing from Hinduism on the Kullu-Manali side of the valley to Buddhism on the Spiti side, much like the changing landscapes, flora, and fauna
Walk the trails that run through Pin Valley National Park and the Great Himalayan National Park, famous for the sightings of Snow Leopards and rare Himalayan birds
Explore the beauty of Kheerganga surrounded by the green, misty hills and enjoy a relaxing bath in the hot springs of Parvati Kund, Kheerganga, comparable to a five-star sauna experience after a long, hard day of trekking
The flourishing tourism of Himachal has witnessed Manali being one of the most important hubs for several adventures. It is very well-connected via roadways, railways, and airways to several Indian cities, including metros. If you travel by air, the closest domestic airport is the Chandigarh airport that encounters flights from …
The flourishing tourism of Himachal has witnessed Manali being one of the most important hubs for several adventures. It is very well-connected via roadways, railways, and airways to several Indian cities, including metros. If you travel by air, the closest domestic airport is the Chandigarh airport that encounters flights from all major Indian cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, etc. The closest international airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Though these are the major options for air travel, the Kullu airport and the Bhuntar airport, located within Himachal Pradesh and only encountering domestic flights serve as a really robust traveling option for interstate travelers. If you are planning to reach Manali via train, then the narrow-gauge track of the Jogindernagar railway station is the one that lies closest to Manali. You can reach Manali from Jogindernagar in only 3 to 4 hours. But since it is a narrow-gauge railway track, it does not encounter all the traffic from different parts of India. Alternatively, getting down at the Kalka railway station at the foot of Himachal Pradesh could be a great option. The Kalka railway station is well-connected to various Indian cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Indore, Patna, Bhopal, Guwahati, Lucknow, and many others. Other rail routes include the Chandigarh and the Ambala railway station. From both these railheads, you get a host of transport options to reach Manali. Along with the seamless Himachal Pradesh bus service, several other private bus companies connect Manali to important North-Indian cities like New Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ambala, etc., via roadways.
Since Manali witnessed a massive influx of tourists throughout the year, there are several accommodation options at this place. The list is never-ending, from budget hotels to five-star rated ones, luxury hotels, boutique hotels, villas, hostels, homestays, guesthouses, etc. Some of these accommodations come with superb amenities, and hence the …
Since Manali witnessed a massive influx of tourists throughout the year, there are several accommodation options at this place. The list is never-ending, from budget hotels to five-star rated ones, luxury hotels, boutique hotels, villas, hostels, homestays, guesthouses, etc. Some of these accommodations come with superb amenities, and hence the price of stay per night is relatively high. Others might offer you fundamental amenities but provide breathtaking views of the Himalayan scenery all around. Starting from USD 10 (INR 750) per night, the price goes up to USD 100 (INR 7500) and more according to your choice of accommodation.
Indeed, arduous and challenging, the Pin Parvati Pass Trek holds some of the most beautiful landscapes that any crossover trek in India can offer. One of the most beautiful things about the trek is that you can do it from either side. It is customary to start the trek from the Parvati Valley and conclude it in the Mudh village of the Pin Valley. Alternatively, you can start from the Pin Valley in the Spiti region and conclude your trip in the Parvati Valley on the other side. In that case, you have the chance to take a rejuvenating bath in the hot springs of Parvati Kund in Kheerganga. The Pin Parvati Pass Trek cost might vary in the above cases. With a plethora of landscapes, including alpine meadows, marshlands, dense forests, and glacial plains, this is one of those crossover treks that offers nearly everything you can ask for in terms of spectacular sceneries that treat your eyes.
The strenuous but rewarding 6-9 days wilderness trek crosses the snow-capped Pin Parvati Pass (at an elevation of 5319 meters or 17457 feet) from Barshaini in the Parvati Valley to Mudh in the Pin Valley of Spiti, covering a distance of 100 kilometers approximately. It is graded as strenuous to challenging. High altitude, trails with boulders, moraine stretches and icy river crossings, glaciers ridden with crevasses, and slippery trails are not for the inexperienced or the weak-hearted travelers. Therefore, this trek is considered a glory for passionate trekkers.
To conquer this trek, you should have prior experience of embarking on high-altitude expeditions, physical fitness with stamina to cover 5 kilometers in 30 minutes without stress, and the strength to carry a 15-20 kg backpack on expeditions. The Pin Parvati Pass Trek itinerary is quite demanding, and covering it is not an easy feat. You should start training at least three months before the trek to achieve optimum fitness. Create a personalized training plan, include workouts that boost your aerobic fitness, focus on building strength in your back, shoulders, legs, arms, and abdominal muscles, improve your flexibility, and focus on dedication. Besides, you should consider staying hydrated and getting proper sleep.
It is only accessible from June to October. During the early months (January- June) of the year, there are chances of snow covering the high passes. However, the snow melts considerably by August. During the monsoon season, the Kullu-Manali region remains affected due to rain, and therefore, remains damp. But, in Lahaul and Spiti regions, the weather remains sunny and warm during the day with temperatures between 12-20 °C, while the nights can be cold with temperatures between -2 to 6 °C. September and early October experience pleasant weather with a dash of snowfall. However, towards the end of October, it starts snowing considerably, and the day temperature hovers around 12-18 °C with evening temperature around - 6 to 4 °C. Therefore, early September to early October is the most appropriate time for Pin Parvati Pass trekking.
Your gear guide and checklist should be thorough if you want to cover the Pin Parvati Pass Trek without much difficulty. Consider carrying the basic gear like a backpack (50- 60 liters), a daypack (20-30 liters) and rain covers for both for chance downpours, a sturdy walking stick, headlamps with spare batteries, water bottles, and hydration kits, snacks to recharge yourself during the trek and personal medical kit, including first-aid kits. Next comes your items of clothing, which should be pretty exhaustive as well. Carry thermal inners for top and bottom halves, full-sleeve, quick-dry t-shirts, quick-dry track pants, fleece jackets, woolen sweaters, down feather jackets, waterproof pants, and windcheaters, ponchos, etc. Take a suncap, woolen cap, balaclava, neck gaiters, and sunglasses apart from synthetic and woolen gloves and extra pairs of cotton and woolen socks. Your trekking shoes should match up for the journey. Get yourself the best quality trekking shoes that are high-ankle, waterproof, and sturdy with a good grip. For toiletries, carry moisturizers, sunscreen, lip salve, hand sanitizers, biodegradable soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, quick-dry towel, excess toilet paper, wet wipes, antibacterial and antifungal powder, etc. Try packing for every eventuality but keep it lightweight.
Follow the instructions of your trek leader thoroughly to avoid any unprecedented circumstances during the trek. Stay respectful of the local cultures and indigenous population and sensitive towards the wildlife. Avoid littering or disposing of plastic and others that might ruin the ecological balance atop the mountains.