Pin Parvati

Presentation

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Duration: 24 days / 13 days Trek / Best season: July & September October / Grade: difficult > streneous / Region: Parvati Valley / Pin Valley / Spiti Valley

A trek that takes us from the Parvati Valley in Kullu to the Pin Valley in Spiti across the 5319 meter high Pin Parvati Pass, from the temperate forests of the former to the barren, cold desert landscapes later. One needs to be extremely fit and very well prepared for this trek as there is absolutely no habitation along its entire length.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Delhi from abroad & evening drive to Manali by VOLVO BUS 585 km

Day 2 : Arrival to Manali Transfer to hotel & rest  

Day 3 & 4 : Manali Rest day and local Sightseeing + Training / acclimatization

ACCLIMATIZATION TREK > Beas Kund trek

Day 5 : Manali to Solang Nallah (2480m) 4 hours

Day 6 : Solang Nallah to Bakkar Thach (2900m) 12km 5hrs

Day 7 : Bakkar Thach to Beas Kund (3690 m)

Day 8 : Beas Kund to Bakkar Thach (2900m) 8 hrs

Day 9 : Rest in Manali

Day 10 : START TREK Manali to Barsheni (2400 m) 4 hours drive 100 km/ Trek to Khir Ganga (2960 m) 4 hours 

Day 11 : Khir Ganga to Tundabhuj (3285m) 5-6 hours

Day 12 : Tundabhuj to Thakurkuan (3560m) 5- 6 hours

Day 13 : Thakurkuan to Udithach (3700m) 5 hours

Day 14 : Udithach to Mantalai (4116m) 5 – 6 hrs

Day 15 : Mantalai to Camp 1 (4700m) 7hrs

Day 16 : Camp 1 to Camp 2 (4750m) over Pin Parvati Pass (5319 m) 7hrs

Day 17 : Camp 2 to Chinapatta Maidan (3900m) 5 hrs

Day 18 : Chinapatta Maidan to Mud (3600 m) 6 – 7hrs

Day 19 : Drive Mud to Tabo

Day 20 : Rest in Tabo

Day 21 : Drive back to Manali

Day 22 : Manali Rest

Day 23 : Manali departure by bus

Day 24 : Delhi & departure to airport 

Details

Day 1 : Arrival in Delhi from abroad  & evening drive to Manali by VOLVO BUS 585 km

Pick up from airport to hotel, overnight in hotel departure to bus station for Manali

Day 2 : Arrival to Manali

Arrival in the morning to Manali at 2000 mtrs high. Transfer to hotel & rest

Day 3 : Rest & walk to Rasta Café after Manu Temple visit

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Day 4 : Manali Guided acclimatization

manali-meadows

Walk / trek to Kharma upon Old Manali Lunch Pic Nic before go back to Manali.

ACCLIMATIZATION TREK > Beas Kund trek

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Day 5 : Manali to Solang Nallah (2480m) 4 hours

This 4 hours trek leads us from Old Manali, where we pass by Manu Temple, up through a nice forest; later through beautiful apple orchards. After a gradual ascent we reach the villages Goshal and Sannag, than cross a river and enter the traditional village Burua. From hear a rocky trail leads us to the Bouldering area of Solang Nallah. We have to cross a stream, which can be a little tricky, since there is no bridge at all. Now there are only some more minutes to go until we reach the center of outdoor sports. The route presents spectacular insights of local life.

Day 6 : Solang Nallah to Bakkar Thach (2900m) 12km 5hrs

From Solang Nallah we walk on the right side of the river Beas through the forest of oak, fir and walnut. On the route we get glimpses of the Deo Tibba (6001 m), Indrasan Peak (6221 m) and Hanuman Tibba (5990 m).

Day 7 : Bakkar Thach to Beas Kund (3690 m)

A gradual ascent to Bakkar Thach, a high altitude Sheppard field. We cross the meadow and follow a trail through boulders and rocks up to Beas Kund, which is also known as Tiny lake and the source of river Beas as well as the base camp for the wonderful summits around. We spend the night here in this beautiful surrounding.

Day 8 : Beas Kung and back to Manali by Bakkar Thach (2900m) 8 hrs

We trek back to Bakkar Thach and then back to Solang. Then drive to Manali 4 hours

Day 9 : Rest in Manali

Day 10 : START TREK Manali to Barsheni (2400 m) 4 hours drive 100 km/ Trek to Khir Ganga (2960 m) 4 hrs 

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Today we have an early start from Manali to Barsheni by car. Our 3 to 4 hour trek starts from here. First we have a long gradual walk; the last stretch involves a long ascent through a pine forest and we will see a gorgeous water fall. Our camp site is near the hot spring, so you can have a dip in hot sulfur water.

Day 11 : Khir Ganga to Tundabhuj (3285m) 5-6 hours

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Our trail goes through fields of wild flowers. The campsite is very picturesque, with lovely waterfalls and beautiful gorges on one side, huge cliffs and the flowing stream on other side.

Day 12 : Tundabhuj to Thakurkuan (3560m) 5- 6 hours

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The trail is difficult at two points and leads us through an abundance of wild flowers including iris, buttercups, poppies and several other varieties. As you gain altitude, the scenery gets even better.

Day 13 : Thakurkuan to Udithach (3700m) 5 hours

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Beyond Thakurkuan the trail passes several Gaddi camps. Before crossing the river side by a natural Bridge, we set up our camp.

Day 14 : Udithach to Mantalai (4116m) 5 – 6 hrs

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After breakfast we will cross the Pandu Bridge, which consists of two huge rocks over the river. Many shepherds with their sheep are encountered on the route.
We will have a gradual walk upstream on the left bank side of the Parvati River. Mantalai is a big meadow with a lake and glacier, which is the source of the Parvati River. Just about one hour before we reach Mantalai, the walk gets fairly difficult over boulders and ice. The entire stretch to the Pass is in the Great Himalayan National Park, which provides a haven for many rare species- snow leopard, Spiti Wolf, ibex and ghural.

Day 15 : Mantalai to Camp 1 (4700m) 7hrs

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After leaving the beautiful campsite, we will cross two streams. After an one-hour walk on boulders and ice, we start climbing into a steep side valley. This is a very long, steep ascend of around 1600 feet. The final walk to the campsite is gradual, and is set up in the open valley surrounded by massive mountains.

Day 16 : Camp 1 to Camp 2 (4750m) over Pin Parvati Pass (5319 m) 7hrs

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It’s a long day, so an early start is advised. The gradual walk is mostly on boulders, later on the glacier until the top of the pass. After crossing the pass we enter in the Pin Valley. The trail descends over snow and ice fields and covered crevasses (hidden crevasses) and then again over loose rocks and boulders. There is no trail visible, so you have to be very carefully. The campsite is situated in the center of three valleys.

Day 17 : Camp 2 to Chinapatta Maidan (3900m) 5 hrs

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Again the trail is not well defined, but you should stay on the left bank of the Pin River. Shepherds from Kinnaur and Rampur can be seen. Chinnapatta Maidan is a big ground field with nice views.

Day 18 : Chinapatta Maidan to Mud (3600 m) 6 – 7hr

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The Pin valley at its best: The trail gets better, but you have to cross streams. Edelweiss and other flowers can be seen in plenty. The Changing color of the mountains is unique and in the evening sunlight makes the surrounding even more beautiful. We reach the small picturesque village of Mud, which is the last village of that Valley. A Gompha is set on the hill. This is the end of our trek. Here we will spend the night before to drive to Taco for a resting day.

Day 19 : Drive Mud to Tabo (65km)

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Day 20 : Rest in Tabo

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Rest and cultural visit in this super relax mainly pedestrian Spiti’s village situated at 3000 meters high. It houses the most famous Monastery of Himachal Pradesh. This is over 1000 year old and treated as the most sacred Monastery next only to Tholling Gompa in Tibet. The temples are built in the west-tibetan style. The innner wall of Tabo is covered by frescos and painting from Buddha’s life. Often reffered as `Ajanta of Himalayas’ Tabo’s paintings are still preserved in most original form.

Day 21 : Drive back to Manali

Departure very early morning to Kaza, Kumzum La, Batal & Rothang Pass before to reach Manali. Transfer to hotel & free evening

Day 22 : Rest in Manali

Last day in the mountains, last shopping & sightseeing

Day 23 : Manali & departure for Delhi end of afternoon by Bus (night journey)

Day 24 : Arrival et dawn to Delhi ; transfer to hotel for rest & departure for airport later

Map

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Price

PARTICIPANTSPRICE / PERSON (€)
51400
41500
31600
21700
1ON DEMAND/SUR DEMANDE

Conditions

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL INCLUDE :

  • Accommodation
  • All local transports
  • Arrival and departure transfers at airport in Delhi with assistance
  • Trek on full board
  • All trekking equipments; sleeping tents, sleeping bags, dinning tents, kitchen tent, toilet tents, carry mats, water cans, kitchen utensils and accessories etc.
  • All trekking staff : Mountain Guide, Trek Cook, Helper, Horse/Pony
  • Transportation for trek staff, equipment and food items.
  • Potable oxygen cylinder as per requirement
  • Hyperbaric Gamow bag as per requirement
  • First Aid Box (No imported medicines and accessories)
  • Any Inner-line permits applicable as per the regions.

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE :

  • Airfares
  • Trekking shoes
  • Food & meals while not trekking
  • Government Service tax 3.09% on package
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and items of personal nature.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

REFUND POLICY

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

CONFIRMATION POLICY

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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