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Pin Parvati Pass Trek in Himachal Pradesh by Adventure Trips India
Pin Parvati trek is considered one of the most beautiful trek and adventurous trek in Himachal Pradesh. This 4800mt High pass starts from Pin Valley and ends in Parvati valley near Kullu Manali. During the trip we can see Barren land of Spiti with its age old Buddhist monasteries to lush green flower sprinkled meadow.
Manali - Kaza (Drive 210km - 10hrs) Stay in Guest house.
Kaza - Sagnam - Mudh 3600m (6hrs) Drive by jeep taxi from pickup point at your hotel in Kaza to Mudh village, last village in Pin Valley where you will start your trek early the next morning.
Mudh -Ghurgul 4000m (4hrs) Starting from Mudh early in the morning, we ascent up gradually sloping terrain to a Ghurgul, a grassy campsite located on a meadow overlooking Pin Valley far below.
Base camp - Pin Parvati Pass 5319m -Kullu Base camp 4500m (6hrs) Slow and steady, we will climb steeply to cross the Pin Parvati pass in one day. Walking on packed snow and ice, everyone will be roped together as the crevasses may not be easily visible.
Kullu Base camp - Mantalaie Lake 4074m (6hrs) Walking over glacier and loose scree, these slopes can be challenging but hugely rewarding when we reach the grassy shores of Mantalaie Lake.
Mantalaie Lake - Pandu Pul 3700m (5hrs) Trekking downhill from Mantalaie Lake through flowery meadows.
Pandu Pul -Thakurkuan 3400m (5hrs) Pandu Pul means bridge in the local dialect, the name derives from the unique rock bridges found on this leg of the journey.
Thakurkuan -Thunda Bhuz 3200m (5hrs) This is a challenging part of the trek due to the steep and difficult terrain leaving Thakurkuan. The area is part of the wild life sanctuary and one may encounter Himalayan brown bears or even snow leopard on the higher slopes.
Thunda Bhuz - Khir Ganga 2850m (5hrs) The route now takes us into heavily wooded slopes covered in dense pine and birch forests. The local word for birch is bhuz. Camp in a lush green campsite near a spring. Khir Ganga is a holy place with a hot water spring and a small temple to Lord Shiva. You will welcome the chance for a hot bath after 9 days of trekking!
Khir Ganga - Kalga 2850m (4hrs) The trek becomes a pleasant walk as we near our destination and go deeper into the wooded slopes of Kullu.
Kalga - Barsheni - Manikaran (5-6hrs) From the forest clearing campsite at Kalga, we make our way to the holy hot springs of Manikaran, the end destination for our trek. You will feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment once you reach the holy place of Manikaran. Legend has it that Lord Shiva and his wife spent 12 years meditating and relaxing at the hot springs of Manikaran and it has important value in Hindu faith.
Manikaran - Manali Vehicle transport will collect you from Manikaran and bring you back to Manali. Trip ends