Pin Parvati Pass
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Name: Pin Parvati Pass
Location: Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Height: 17,450 feet
Pick Up/Drop: Manali/Kaza
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Reporting at Rumsu Base Camp in Manali.
The first day of the itinerary is kept for rest and Acclimatisation. To reach base camp on time, one should
board a bus for Manali from Delhi by 6 PM. Get down 20 kms before Manali at a junction called "Patli-kuhal".
Transport options are readily available from Patlikuhal for Rumsu village [11 kms] . [Sumo - 700 INR while small
car - 500 INR]
Once at Rumsu village follow the trail for Kailashrath Treks base camp.
At Base camp, members will undergo a registration process and then head for Acclimatisation walk. After the
walk participants will be distributed Trekking bags, Microspikes( for better grip on slippery snow), Gaiters(to
prevent snow entering your shoes) and Trekking Sticks.
Rumsu to Kheer Ganga | 9,214 feet | 5 hours.
All the participants will leave the base camp by 8 AM with their breakfast and packed lunch via jeep ride for
Barshaini from Rumsu. We will then start our trek from Barshaini to Kheerganga, the first day campsite. It
takes around 4-5 hours to complete this part of the trek. The trek is easy with just a few ascents. Pass by the
village of Nakthan and Rudranag on the way before reaching Kheerganga. The place is known for its hot water
spring. Don’t forget to take a dip in it. Overnight stay at Kheer Ganga.
Trek from Kheer Ganga to Tunda Bhuj | 11,014 feet | 4 hours.
We will start the trek by 9 AM from Kheer Ganga for Tunda Bhuj. The trek takes around 5-6 hours. The route is
easy with a moderate ascend in the end. The entire route runs on the left side of Parvati River. One can find
Gujjar Settlements at Tunda Bhuj. Overnight stay at Tunda Bhuj.
Trek from Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan | 11,646 feet | 5 hours.
The trek from Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan runs almost on a normal plain with very less ascend on the right side
of Parvati River. We will cross two wooden bridges on the way. After crossing it there is a climb of around one
hour to reach Thakur Kuan. The campsite is very pretty with a big plain ground on the left bank of Parvati
Trek from Thakur Kuan to Rubi Thach | 12,140 feet | 4 hours.
The trek takes around 4-5 hours and runs almost plain with some intermediate ascend. There are two difficult
bridges on the way which are made up of big individual rock boulders. The bridge is known as Pandav bridge
and it’s believed that Bheem, one of the Pandavas made it. The place is commonly visited by shepherds for its
rich pasture. Overnight stay at Rubi Thach.
Trek from Rubi Thach to Mantalai | 13,450 feet | 6 hours.
The trek from Rubi Thach to Manatali is a gradual climb and takes around 5 hours via another thach on the
way known as Odi Thach. Mantalai is the place where Parvati could be seen in a lake form. The place is of
religious significance and idols of Shiva, Ganesha and Trishul could be seen on the bank. The views are very
scenic. Overnight at Mantalai.
Trek from Mantalai to Parvati side base camp | 16,240 feet | 7 hours.
The main ascent of the trek starts from Mantalai till Parvati side base camp. There is a big stream that comes
on the way known as Kala Khor nalla. Care should be taken while crossing and its advisable that it gets crossed
before 10 AM, when the flow is minimum. We will then start with the descent till Parvati side base camp. Hard
snow bed could be found on the way to the campsite.
Trek from Parvati side base camp to Pin side base camp | 14,430 feet | 10 hours.
The trek from Parvati side base camp to Pin side base camp starts early in the morning by 5 AM so that we
cross the glacier patch before the sun comes out and makes it slippery. Peaks like South Parvati and Ganesh
could be seen just before reaching the Pass. The top of the pass has a small temple.
The descend till Pin side base camp is moderately average as some part of it goes on glacier and other on
scree. After the descent is done, we will cross the Pin Nala with the help of rope to reach Pin side base camp.
Trek from Pin side base camp to Mud base camp and departure to Kaza | 13,314 feet | 8 hours.
The last day's trek is easy and is almost plain but long. The initial part of the trek goes on the left side of Pin
Nala. The route then joins a road (no vehicles run over it) to reach Mud village.
Once at Mud village we will continue with a jeep ride for Kaza. The itinerary will conclude at Kaza by 7 PM.
Stay at Kaza will be provided via Kailashrath Treks. Dinner not included.
Members can relax for a couple of days in Kaza and explore the rest of the Spiti valley. Transport options are
available for Manali in the form of government buses and shared ride via Sumo.
- Accommodation – You will be staying in tents on the remaining days of the trek (3 person/tent).
- Meals – (Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner). We provide simple, nutritious Veg/Jain food on all days of the trek
- Rucksack -- A 60-liter bag with rain cover is provided for use in trekking. You can deposit your extra luggage with your bags at our campsite.
- Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
- Trekking equipment – High-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.
- Gaiters – To prevent snow from entering inside your shoe.
- Microspikes - Helps you walk on hard snow terrain.
- Safety equipment – First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter, etc. will be with the guide/trek leader and at the campsite as well to deal with emergencies.
- Expert Trek Leaders – All our trek leaders are at least qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering and first aid courses.
- Expert Trek support team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of certified guides, cooks, helpers, and porters.
- Personal Insurance - via ASC360 Level 2
- GST 5%.
- Backpack offloading charges
- Cost of Emergency
- Bottled water.
- Any personal expense.
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