The Complete Guide to Pin Parvati Trek
Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas lies the Pin Parvati Trek, a journey that takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in India. The trek is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh and covers a distance of around 110 km, taking you through the Parvati Valley and the Pin Valley. The trek is not for the faint-hearted, as it requires a high level of fitness and experience. The trail takes you through a variety of landscapes, ranging from lush green meadows to rocky terrains, icy glaciers to narrow ridges. The highlight of the trek is crossing the Pin Parvati Pass, which is situated at an altitude of 5,319 meters, making it one of the highest passes in the Himalayas..
The trek starts from the small village of Barsheni, located in the Parvati Valley. From here, you trek through the lush green meadows of Kheer Ganga and Tundabhuj, which are known for their hot water springs. The terrain becomes more challenging as you move ahead, and you trek through the rugged landscapes of Thakur Kuan and Odi Thatch. The real challenge of the trek begins as you cross the Pin Parvati Pass. The climb to the top of the pass is steep and arduous, but the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks make it all worth it. As you descend from the pass, you enter the Pin Valley, which is known for its stunning landscapes and rich flora and fauna. The trek takes you through charming villages and ancient monasteries, offering a glimpse into the local way of life.
The Pin Parvati Trek is not just about the stunning landscapes and challenging terrain. It's also a journey of self-discovery and introspection. The trek takes you away from the chaos of the city and immerses you in the tranquility of nature. It offers a chance to connect with yourself and the world around you, leaving you refreshed, rejuvenated, and inspired. The trek is best undertaken between June and September, when the weather is clear and the trails are accessible. However, it's important to be prepared for sudden weather changes, as the Himalayas are known for their unpredictable weather.
DAY 1 - Drive to Barsheni – 110 Km – 4 hours – Trek to Kheer Ganga 9 Km – 5 hours
Your adventure begins early in the morning as you depart from Manali to Barsheni. As you journey through the winding roads, you'll be greeted with stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. Once you reach Barsheni, you'll begin your trek to Kheer Ganga, which is a moderate trek of 9 km that takes around 5 hours. The trek takes you through the picturesque villages of Kalga and Pulga, where you can interact with the locals and learn about their way of life. As you ascend towards Kheer Ganga, you'll come across a natural hot water spring that is said to have medicinal properties. Take a dip in the warm waters and relax your tired muscles before settling down for the night in a cozy guesthouse.
DAY 2 - Kheer Ganga to Tundabhuj– 12 Km – 6/7 hours
Rise and shine early as you embark on a challenging trek to Tundabhuj. The trek is 12 km long and takes around 6 to 7 hours. The trail takes you through dense forests, gushing streams and steep ascents, offering breathtaking views of the Parvati valley. Upon reaching Tundabhuj, you'll be greeted with a spectacular view of the mighty Himalayas. Settle down in your campsite, enjoy a warm meal, and spend the night stargazing.
DAY 3 - Tundabhuj to Thakur Kuan– 6 Km – 3 hours
After a hearty breakfast, you'll begin your trek to Thakur Kuan, which is a moderate trek of 6 km and takes around 3 hours. The trek takes you through lush green meadows, charming hamlets and cascading waterfalls. As you reach Thakur Kuan, you'll be mesmerized by the stunning views of the mountains and the valleys below. Spend the evening relaxing in your campsite, enjoying the tranquility of the mountains.
DAY 4 - Thakur Kuan to Odi Thatch – 10 Km – 5/6 hours
The next leg of your journey takes you to Odi Thatch, which is a moderate trek of 10 km and takes around 5 to 6 hours. The trek takes you through dense forests and steep ascents, offering panoramic views of the Parvati valley. Upon reaching Odi Thatch, you'll be greeted with stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayas. Settle down in your campsite, enjoy a warm meal and spend the night under the stars.
DAY 5 - Odi Thatch to Mantalai – 9 Km – 5/6 hours
After breakfast, embark on a trek to Mantalai, which is a moderate trek of 9 km and takes around 5 to 6 hours. The trek takes you through scenic meadows, gushing streams and steep ascents. As you reach Mantalai, you'll be mesmerized by the stunning views of the Mantalai Lake and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Spend the evening relaxing in your campsite, enjoying the serenity of the mountains.
DAY 6 - Mantalai to base camp on Parvati side – 10 Km – 7/8hours
Today's trek takes you to the base camp on the Parvati side, which is a challenging trek of 10 km and takes around 7 to 8 hours. The trek takes you through rocky terrains, steep ascents and narrow paths, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas. As you reach the base camp, you'll be awed by the stunning views of the snow-capped peaks and the surrounding landscape. Settle down in your campsite, enjoy a warm meal and spend the night under the starry skies.
DAY 7 - Parvati side base camp to Pin side base over Pin Parvati Pass – 9 Km – 7/8 hours
Today's trek is the highlight of your journey as you cross the Pin Parvati Pass, which is a challenging trek of 9 km and takes around 7 to 8 hours. The trek takes you through rocky terrains, icy glaciers, steep ascents and narrow ridges, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
DAY 8 - Pin side base to Mud via Chinpatta Maidan– 25 Km – 9/10 hours – Camp or Drive to Kaza – 45 Km – 2 hours
Today's trek takes you to Mud via Chinpatta Maidan, which is a long trek of 25 km and takes around 9 to 10 hours. The trek takes you through scenic landscapes, charming villages and gentle slopes. Upon reaching Mud, you can either camp there for the night or drive to Kaza, which is a small town located in the Spiti Valley. Spend the evening exploring the town, interacting with the locals and learning about their way of life.
DAY 9 - Drive from Mud/Kaza to Manali – 245/200 Km – 12/10 hours
Today marks the end of your journey as you bid farewell to the stunning landscapes and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Drive back to Manali, which is a long drive of 245/200 km and takes around 12 to 10 hours, depending on the route you choose. Upon reaching Manali, spend the evening relaxing in your hotel, reminiscing about the memories of your adventure-filled journey.
TRIP ENDS HERE!
Accomodation : Tents
Camping & Trekking Permits
Meals on treks only: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.
Trekking Equipments Tents, ice axes, ropes micro spikes etc.
A professional knowledgeable certified Trekking guide
Emergency equipment including a first-aid kit , medical kit , stretchers
What's Not Included
All The Thing That Are Not Mentioned In Including Section
Flights / Transportation to and from the meeting point
Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
Things To Pack
Backpack: 50-60 liters backpack with good hip & soulder support and quick access pockets
Trekking Shoes: water proof trekking shoes with good grip and ankle supports
Sleeping Bag: Since we will be going camping, hiking and what not, a sleeping bag can come in handy to have a good night sleep anywhere.
Head Gear: Head torch with extra batteries , suncap
Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. two t-shirts with full sleeves quick dry material. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking.
Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho or raincoat so that one doesn’t get wet.
Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woolen socks to be worn at night.
Trekking Poles : pair of trekking poles will make the difference between a comfortable and a strenuous trek
Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses.
Woolen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow.
Food & Water: 2-3 liters of water bottle ,energy bars, dry fruits,glucon d ,ors powder
Sunscreen, Toiletries and personal items.
Booking Receipt, if Booked Online (PDF will work)
More than 30-days prior to departure - 50% refund.
In Between 15-30-days prior to departure - 25% refund.
Less than 15-days prior to departure - No Refund.
Frequently Asked question
Absolutely! Whether you're a solo trekker or with a group, you can easily book your trek through our website or by contacting our Kathmandu office directly. We can even pair solo trekkers with groups, if desired.
On our treks, you'll enjoy a blend of traditional Nepali meals like 'dal bhat' (lentil soup with rice) and other international cuisines. We ensure our food is nutritious and energy-packed for the trekking journey. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.
Yes, we offer secure luggage storage at our office in Kathmandu. You can leave behind non-essential items and pick them up once you return from your trek.
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Absolutely! We offer both fixed-departure and tailor-made treks. If you have specific preferences, routes, or places you'd like to visit, just let our team know, and we'll help design a trek that meets your desires.
Altitude sickness is a concern in the Himalayan treks. Our itineraries are designed to allow gradual acclimatization. It's essential to communicate any discomfort to our guides, who are trained to assist in such situations.
Our guides carry communication devices and have contacts with local agencies to ensure swift action during emergencies. In extreme cases, helicopter evacuations can be arranged, given that the trekker has suitable insurance coverage.