Equal parts beautiful and adventurous, the Pin Parvati trek encapsulates both the Pin and Parvati valleys. You will need a good level of fitness to complete this challenging trek, which begins in Kullu and takes hikers all the way to Spiti. Following the Parvati River for three days, arriving at Khir Ganga’s hot water springs, passing through dense forest, risky river crossings, and nomadic settlements. One of the notable points along this trek includes Mantalai, an enormous and impressive glacial lake, as well as the remarkable wildlife you might be lucky enough to spot along the way: Spiti wolf, ibex and ghural. And if you’re really lucky perhaps even a snow leopard. This is one of White Peaks Adventures most challenging treks, and not for the beginner or novice.
Maximum Altitude: 17,452 feet
Best time to visit: May to October
Duration: 11 Nights/12 Days
Day 01: Arrive Manikaran
Manikaran is a small town in Parvati valley. It is just 45 KM from Bhuntar, a holy place for Sikh community. After reaching Manikaran, meet with our WPA’s representative and check in to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure: resting, exploring Manikaran Market, the town or its famous Gurudwara.
Overnight at hotel, Manikaran
Day 02: Manikaran to Kheer Ganga
Travelling to Barsheni village by road, from where we will begin our trek. Through the forest to Kheer Ganga (10,006 feet) is a pleasant walk with a short steep climb in between. Kheer Ganga is a holy place with a hot water spring and a small temple of Lord Shiva. It is also the last chance to take a hot water bath on the trek!
Overnight at camp, Khir Ganga
Day 03: Khir Ganga to Tundah Bhuj
This morning we will steadily continue our ascent to the gorge. As the valley widens, the trail crosses several beautiful pastures with an array of flora and fauna, as well as several nomadic settlements. Arrive at Tundah Bhuj (10,515 feet) where we will spend the night.
Overnight at camp, Tundah Bhuj
Day 04: Tundah Bhuj – Pandu Bridge
Today the trail from camp to Pandu Bridge is steep in places, and both mentally and physically exerting. Travers dense forest and rocky terrain. Once arrived at Pandu Bridge (11,154 feet) we will set up camp for the night.
Overnight at camp, Pandu Bridge
Day 05: Pandu Bridge to Chota Mantalai
First, you will cross a natural bridge, known as Pandu Bridge. From here the trail undulates through flowery meadows until After that trail makes some ups and downs and then goes through flowered meadows Chota Mantlai (12,729 feet), a perfect spot to camp for the evening
Overnight at camp, ChotaMantlai
Day 06: Chota Mantlai to Mantalai Lake
Today’s route is a gradual ascent, continuing to undulate through picturesque mountain meadows, eventually leading us to high-altitude Mantalai Lake (13,779 feet) where we will spend the night.
Overnight at camp, Mantalai Lake
Day 07: Mantalai Lake to High Camp (4, 900 m)
Today is a steep climb of over 1000 feet, but the day’s challenges will be rewarded with the arrival at the serene grassy camp at the base of the Paravati Pass (14,763 feet), where we will spend the night.
Overnight at camp, High Camp
Day 08: High Camp to Pin Parvati Pass and onto (5316 m) Pin Valley (4700 m)
Summit day is finally here and we will be scaling a height of 17,339 feet! The approach to the Pass is over a crevassed snowfield and careful precaution is necessary on this section. After the pass we will descend over a steep slope to reach the first campsite in the Pin Valley (15,419 feet).
Overnight at camp, Pin Valley
Day 09: Pin Valley to Mud
Gradual descent towards the Pin Valley floor, to the village Mud (11,811 feet).
Overnight at camp, Mud
Day 10: Mud to Manali:
From Mud, we will take a leisurely walk to Kaza, from where we will travel by road to Manali, crossing the impressive Kunzum La. Sleep in your first proper bed and have your first hot shower in what feel like a long time!
Overnight at hotel, Manali
(Day 11: Reserve day)
Your White Peaks Adventure ends here.
The itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. What we offer here is a combination of tea house and camping trekking which can be modified as well. E-mail us for any customisation or special services required.
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