9 Nights 10 Days
The Pin Parvati Pass Trek is a challenging and scenic trek located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. The trek takes you through beautiful alpine meadows, dense forests, and high altitude passes, offering stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges. The Pin Parvati Pass trek is one of India’s most captivating and difficult hiking routes, serving as a second path to the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh.
The trek starts from the small town of Barsheni in the Parvati Valley and takes you to the Pin Valley National Park. The trail passes through lush green forests, streams, and waterfalls before reaching the high altitude pass at 17,400 feet. The pass offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and glaciers. The vibrant host through the trek to Pin Parvati camp is Mantalai, noted for its historic Lord Shiva temple and the picturesque lake.
The trek is considered to be one of the most challenging treks in India, with steep ascents and descents, unpredictable weather, and difficult terrain. It requires a high level of physical fitness, experience in high altitude trekking, and proper acclimatisation.
The trek typically takes around 10 days to complete and involves camping in tents at high altitude locations. The best time to undertake this trek is between June to September, when the weather is relatively stable and the trail is accessible.
Overall, the Pin Parvati Pass Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for adventure enthusiasts who are looking for a challenging trek with stunning scenery and breathtaking views.
Region: Parvati valley
Start Point of the Trek: Barshaini
End Point of the Trek: Kaza
Trek Height: 17,400 ft
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Temperature: Day (16°C to 20°C) and Night (0°C to 4°C)
Best Time to do Pin Parvati Pass Trek: July to September
The summer months of July to September are the ideal time to go on the Pin Parvati Pass trek. The routes are clear at this time, making it simple to get around practically any type of obstruction.
Pin Parvati Pass is a challenging trek and difficult to handle. The trek has a number of difficulties. To be able to finish this challenging and exhausting journey, you not only require previous high altitude trekking experience, but also a high level of physical and mental condition.
Himtrek does provide easy accessibility to almost all types of equipment required for the trek on a rental basis with reasonable prices and extremely good quality. The equipment can be arranged on prior notice.
Pin Parvati, which is situated in the Spiti trans-Himalayan region, has a climate that is noticeably cooler than that of its nearby neighbours. The region’s average annual temperature is between 0 and 20 degrees Celsius, and the winters can be particularly frigid.
Around 110 KM must be traversed to cover the entire Pin Parvati Pass trek distance from base camp to summit, which is at the altitude of 17,400 ft. This distance needs to be covered while trekking through difficult terrain.
The main route to Kasol is the NH-3. Either self-driving or cab service are options. There are numerous companies that offer taxi services and rental cars in Kasol. For those travelling great distances, Delhi and Chandigarh serve as the base. In addition, buses from Delhi travel daily to Kasol.
There isn’t a separate train station in Kasol. Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station which is about 144 miles from Kasol. Chandigarh railway station is 296 km. You can hire a cab or take local buses from these locations to reach Kasol.
The Kullu Manali Airport, also known as Bhuntar Airport and located in the Kullu district, is the closest airport to Kasol. The airport has daily flights to Delhi. You can arrange for a taxi or cab to take you from the airport in Bhuntar, which is only 31 kilometres away and will take you there in about an hour, to Kasol.
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Himtrek riverside Camps, Kasol, Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India
Gather at our Kasol Campsite, the trek's starting point. After a 3–4 hour hike through the woods, you'll arrive at the stunning meadows of Kheerganga, where your adventure will begin. As you take in the stunning nature all around you, enjoy delicious food at the local Dhabas. Get a good night's rest in your camp to recharge for the following day.
A 15-kilometre trek begins in Kheerganga and passes through lush pine trees and pastures. Since Tunda Bhuj sits at the top of a steep hill, the progress is gradual and slow. Once you reach the campsite and everything is nearly up, sit under the stars, gaze up at the sky, and unwind by making up your own tales by connecting the lines. You will long for more starry evenings after visiting this neighbourhood, which is frequently the most amazing on the entire journey. Spend your night in the tents and relax in the lap of nature.
Wake up and relish the nature around. Start the trek from Tunda Bhuj and head to Thakur Kuan. It takes roughly 6 hours to trek from Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan. Till Thakur Kuan, the trail continues through a scenery dotted with lakes, waterfalls, and meadows. Reach the campsite and spend the night in tents after dinner.
Ody Thach is the place we're headed to today. A few of perilous Pandu Pul river crossings may be what makes this section fascinating. These enormous boulder ""puls"" or bridges have a stairway made of stone on one side. It is necessary to manoeuvre with extreme caution, and guides are available to help. After the bridge, the path goes straight till Ody Thach, which is a stunning meadow with the magnificent Kullu Eiger peak towering over it. Take some rest in your tents and be prepared for the next day’s trek. Refuel yourself with a good sleep after dinner.
The trek grows increasingly enjoyable as you follow the Parvati River. The path follows the river gradually at first, before widening as the valley and water flow do. Due to the shallow flow of the river, a marshy area extends for about a kilometre. The region is known as Chhota Mantalai. We abruptly move onto the glacial moraine and debris after leaving behind the vegetation. The glacier's snout can easily be seen. Except near the trail's highest point, where you must walk up a lateral moraine, which can be challenging, the terrain is mostly levels. After the ascent, take some time to observe the numerous little rivulets flowing across a vast area of plain terrain. The Mantalai Lake serves as the river Parvati's source. Expand your exploration of the earth, take pictures, and locate camps where you can spend the night.
Prepare yourself for a difficult day as we depart from the camp early in the morning. The adventure starts by wading through a few streams and climbing a steep, poorly designated trail. Enter the rock and boulder zone at the top of the climb. Pass over boulders to circumnavigate the area. Cross another icy torrent that has recently burst forth from the glacier. We must make one more ascent up a rough slope before we reach the glacier's entrance. This glacier originates from Parvati Pass drainage. Arrive basecamp and spend the night there in tents.
Leave camp between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m., depending on weather and trail conditions. You'll probably be moving entirely on snow that is covered in fissures and boulders. You will reach a crest after a difficult ascent, and then you will practise snowfields. After an arduous rise that lasts nearly an hour, you will finally reach the pass. Congratulate yourself on making it to 17,400 feet, as it is a tremendous accomplishment! The pass offers a wide panorama of peaks and the valleys of Spiti. After a brief stay at the pass, get ready to begin your descent via snowfields and moraine areas in order to reach the Pin river in the Spiti valley. After another river crossing, you'll arrive at the campsite. Unwind, interact with the other outdoor enthusiasts, and have a comfortable night's sleep in your tent.
Today's trek gets less difficult, but it's still quite strenuous. Enjoy Spiti's breathtaking scenery, which includes its many-hued mountains, wide expanses of open dryland, and the Pin River's beautiful flow. While trekking, you'll cross a few creeks and pass by a few shepherd camps. Spend the night in Tiya.
You'll endure the chance to see Mudh village, which is located at the base of a mountain and has barley fields, while you move. Learn about the local traditions and customs by spending some time in the village. Spend the night in kaza village as your trek comes to an end the next day.
Check out of the hotel after waking up in the morning. Afterwards, you will drive to Manali via Kunzum pass and then be free to carry on your journey. Lead to your way with amazing memories of the huge adventure you just had!