One of the most interesting treks in this terrain. Starting from the forest and meadows of Kinnaur and ending in the barren landscape of Spiti Valley, crossing the high passes of Bhaba and Pin. This route has been extensively used for many years by travelers and trekkers alike. The people of Pin Valley and Kinnaur have been using this route for centuries for trade and you'll be joined by plenty of shepherds along the way. Beginning at Kafnoo, in Kinnaur, it crosses over the Pin Bhaba pass at 4865 meters, the most frequently used crossing by the locals. The trail ascends along the left bank of the Wangar River and climbs through fields and forest until it reaches the meadows of Mulling. From here we continue to Pistrang, a sheltered glade with a spring at one end and over a steep ascent to the pass. The descent is more gradual to the Pin valley, over boulder-strewn glaciers, making it a sharp contrast to the lush greens of Kinnaur.
Adventure Trek Highlights
Total Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days
Region : Kinnaur, Pin Valley and Spiti Valley
Grade : Moderate
Maximum Altitude : 4865 m/15900 ft
Best Season : Mid June to October
Adventure Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Shimla to Kafnu
You should report to Shimla by 7 AM. From here, you will be transferred to Kafnu which is the start point of the trek. It will take around 8-10 hours to reach Kafnu which is 205 km away from Shimla. A quaint village in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, as soon as you reach Kafnu, one can see the astounding views of Bhaba Valley.
Overnight at your guesthouse, Kafnu
Day 2: Kafnu to Mulling
Wake up early, and leave after breakfast for this is the first day of our trek. It's an easy to moderate trail of 11km and takes up to 8 hours to reach Mulling campsite. Cross the bridge over Bhaba River and enter into the dense forests. The trail goes through apple orchards and thick green forests. The gradient is moderate ascending all the way up to Mulling. From here you will witness rich with flora and fauna, trekkers experience a mesmerizing experience after reaching Mulling ((10,759 ft) through one of the most beautiful trails in Himachal.
Overnight stay in camp, Mulling
Day 3: Mulling to Kara
The second day of Pin Bhaba pass trek is also called the shepherd's trail day. From Mulling to Kara it's full of lush green meadows and laid with a carpet of flowers and you will cross small river to reach your destination. Today we'll face has a gradual ascent in the beginning and becomes steep as you walk forth, finally opening up into the beautiful meadow of Kara (11,653 ft)
Overnight at camp, Kara
Day 4: Kara to Fusitarang 5 km 3 hours
The shortest day of the entire trek you will cover around 5 km but the steep ascent makes it quite challenging. The trail to Fusitarang boasts the most alluring views: ice glaciers and white peaks. Witness the magnificent views of Hansbeshan Peak (5840 m) from here. We will soon reach Fusitarang (13,474 ft) where we will base our camp.
Overnight stay at camp, Fusitarang
Day 5: Fusitarang to Bhaba Pass and Bara Bulder
Today we are going to meet our final destination, Bhaba pass. A steep pass it's going to be a thrilling experience to cross it. After breakfast, we will begin our journey, crossing boulders and rocky terrain. The vistas and sceneries visible from this point are jaw-dropping. The desert mountain valleys of Pin contradicts the green valleys of Bhaba and soon we will witness the arid landscape that marks the beginning of the Spiti region. You will see Pin Pass and other peaks at this point. After a successful climbing to Bhaba Pass, we will go through a steep descent down to Bara Bulder (13,674 ft) to set our camps for the night.
Overnight in the campsite, Bara bulder
Day 6: Bulder to Mudh (12,283 ft)
Today, we begin our return from Bulder to Mudh via Parka Village. The trail to Parka Village is well paved and gradual. Cross the Pin River and Mudh village, last village in Spiti region. We will have a short rest break at Mudh and if the time allows we can have a short visit to the ancient monastery.
Overnight at camp, Mudh
Day 7: Mudh to Manali
Kaza is famous for spectacular monasteries and local shopping, however, we can modify this itinerary to include stay in Kaza for any number of days and arrange local sight seeing which is a part of our Spiti Valley Road Trip. Kindly contact us before booking for Bhaba Pass for any such special itineraries. If you are heading straight back to Manali, it is going to be a long yet scenic drive from Mudh to Manali passing through the two spectacular high mountain passes; Kunzum La and Rohtang Pass.
Note: This itinerary can be further broken up with an additional 1 or 2 nights in Kalpa/Sangla or Kaza as per your plans. Please contact us for any such requirements.
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Transport required for the trek
Certified mountaineering guide from White Peaks Adventures.
Skilled local staff who has ample knowledge of the route.
Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
Equipment – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats
Basic First aid Kit with a portable oxygen cylinder.
Forest Permits and camping charges.
Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
Personal trekking equipment – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners
Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
Food to/from the trailhead.