Stark contrast between barren Pin Valley and lush Bhabha Valley
Stay amid nature in camps
Cost per person
Above cost if booked 90 days before date of departure. Else, the cost is INR 18,950 per person. Includes camping accommodation and meals as per the list of inclusions.
About the Spiti Valley Trek
Each year, as the rain gods advance over the Himalayas, the shepherds of Kinnaur gather their sheep and leave for the higher pastures of the mountains. They walk through these mountains, crossing many high mountain passes to reach Spiti Valley, where the dry weather and the snow-fed grass provide great nutrition for their sheep. As they leave, their footsteps form a mystical trail that leads you from the barren landscapes of Pin valley in Spiti Valley, to the lush grasslands of Kinnaur.
Starting from Mud, the last village of Pin Valley, you will descend to the boisterous blue Pin River, before crossing over and hiking along the multi-coloured mountains of the Trans-Himalayan region. You will then continue on the five-day long Bhabha Pass trek. During the trek, you will get a chance to climb up to a height of 15,906 feet. Standing at the snowclad pass, the geographical variations of the Pin and Bhabha valley is revealed. On one side stand the barren mountains of Pin Valley and on the other lay the lush landscapes of Bhabha, infiltrated by gushing streams.
As you make your way through the Bhabha valley and cross the pass towards Kafnu, the snow-capped peaks of Kinnaur flank your path.
On the first day of the trek, you’ll start from the last village of Pin Valley, Mudh. A meandering path will take you down to the banks of roaring Pin River, where you would cross a bridge to continue on the trail to Mangrungse.
A gradual ascent through the moraine patch will lead you to the first check point, Bara Boulder. Leaving Mud village behind, you’ll venture further into the mountains, cross a stream, and ascend gradually as to reach Mangrungse campsite point. On the other side of the valley, you can spot the trail leading to Pin-Parvati Pass.
Mangrungse to Phustirang via Pin Bhaba Pass
6 - 7 hours
Day 2 is sure to be the most exciting day of the trek, since you will cross the Pin Bhabha pass. Starting the day at Mangrungse, you will ascend for 7 kms. About 5 kms into the ascent, you’ll have to take off your shoes and cross Pin River.
Crossing this pass is akin to summiting a peak and since you go in without high expectations, the supreme views from the top will surprise anyone. Leaving Pin valley behind, you will cross into Bhabha valley. From the saddle point, at the pass, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire region.
After a 4 km descent, you will camp at Phustirang. This campsite offers the perfect vantage point of three mountain passes, Nimish Khango, Tari Khango and Pin Bhabha pass (Wang Khango).
Pin Bhaba Pass
Trek from Phustirang to Karah
5 - 6 hours
Spend the wee hours of Day 3 capturing the enthralling skies above the Bhabha valley. As you begin descending from Phustirang, you’ll encounter a few stream-crossing and humps.
Although a day of descent, it’s still quite challenging due to the region’s inherent loose mud and slush. Before reaching the campsite at Karah around the end of the day’s trek, you will cross a gushing tributary of Bhabha River.
You can explore this heavenly region, as there’s a lake near the campsite that provides stunning reflections under the sunlight.
Trek from Karah to Mulling
A relatively short day, the features of the descent to Mulling is an absolute treat to the senses.
Aromatic flowery meadows and subterranean rivers will have your senses on overdrive through the day’s trek.
A steep waterfall before Mulling and a meadow shortly after are attractive sights to end the day’s trek with.
Trek from Mulling to Kafnu
On the 4th day of the trek, we start the descent from Mulling to Kafnu.
While it’s a steep day’s climb of 5-6 hours, it also is the day to hold your cameras close, for the breath-taking scenery is sure to alleviate the senses.
Make sure to breathe deep, smile more and enjoy the special vibes during the hike to Kafnu. For this is where the trek ends.
Option to drive to Shimla.
On the sixth day of your Bhabha Pass trek, you can choose to drive back to Shimla – the capital of Himachal Pradesh. If you want, we can arrange a car from Kafnu to Shimla.
Cost per person
The cost is ₹17,950 per person if booked 90 days in advance. Else, the cost will be INR ₹18,950 per person.
This Bhabha Pass trek can be customized as per your dates, group size and requirements and be arranged as a private trek.
Accommodation here will be on double / triple sharing basis. If you are a solo trekker, the cost will stay the same but you will be sharing the tent with another solo trekker of the same gender.
If you are looking for a single tent at all places, do let us know and we'll help you with the revised costing.
Accommodation in camping sites as per the itinerary at all destinations for 5 nights
Highly experienced and knowledgeable local trekking staff for the trek
High altitude camping equipment including sleeping bags, tents, dining tents and toilet tents for the trek.
Ponies / Mules / Donkeys to carry the equipment and ration on the trek.
Experienced and knowledgeable English speaking guide for the trek.
Three meals everyday at camping sites.
Camping fees at all places applicable.
Any Personal Expenses / Tips
5% Tax (GST)
Porters / Mules to carry your personal luggage
Any Beverages / Meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Transfers from Manali - Kaza / Kaza - Mudh / Kafnu - Shimla / Any accommodation, activities or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.
What people have to say about this trek!
The 6 day Spiti holiday we had in the month of August 2016 was one of the most exciting, hassel-free and filled with enriching experiences.Big Thank you goes to each and everyone in Spiti Holiday Adventure for the amazing time we had.It was indeed a pleasure to meet Rahul Mansur who organised the trip for us at a very short notice.Special thanks to Team at Hotel Spiti Serai, Rangrik for their hospitality and our driver Tilak.Would definitely love to experience more off-beat destinations organised by you guys.
Do yourself a big favour and visit Spiti Valley using this company. The whole team is extremely professional and just a lovely bunch! We did 7-day jeep ride which provided a great itinerary to see a lot of what this amazing place has to offer. Spiti Valley is a once in a lifetime experience and totally worth the effort to go!
Thank you for an amazing "Spiti" experience. This was one of the well arranged and managed travel experience that I have been part of. Still missing the hospitality of all the people who hosted us at all places be it Khansar at kaza, Home-stay at Kibber or Mountain Trail Hotel at Manali. Once again a thank you very much and of course hope to travel with you guys once again. As JRR Tolkien says... Home is behind, The world ahead; And there are many paths to tread…
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