INR 24,750 PER PERSON* | CAMPING EQUIPMENT, FOOD, GUIDE, TREKKING STAFF AND PORTERS INCLUDED
Set in the highest National Parks in India, the Pin Parvati trek is a challenging and adrenaline pumping ten day Spiti Valley trek that is accessible only in the long rain-free summer. The Pin Parvati trek, first discovered in 1884, from Mudh in Spiti Valley, to Manikaran, near Manali, takes you through a geological laboratory. Conserve your energy on this Spiti Valley trek because the varieties of mountain scenery on this Pin Parvati trek will constantly leave you breathless: Long glaciers, rugged ice deserts, towering peaks that dazzling the valley in white, gray, green and the golden yellow of dawn.
Cross a natural rock bridge as you conquer the Pin Parvati at 17,500 feet. At the summit, you will feel on top of world surrounded by the numerous peaks that weave a magical phenomenon together, we call the Great Himalayas.
The Pin Parvati trek takes you through the two different worlds of the Pin and Parvati valleys. The cold barrenness of the Pin valley is in stark contrast to the more hospitable Parvati, with its bushes, lakes, wild flower and pastures. Just like the variety in landscape, on this ten day Pin Parvati trek, we will also notice the terrain coloured by the beautiful cultures of Hinduism on one side of the valley gradually changing into Buddhism on the other side of it.
On this Pin Parvati trek will come across animals like the ibex, snow leopard, the lynx, the Tibetan wolf and the red fox, and birds like the golden eagle and bearded vulture.
Spiti Holiday Adventure, the leading local Spiti Valley trek operator will make arrangements for state of the art camping equipment, adept and highly knowledgeable local guides and porters and delicious food to make sure you enjoy the challenges of your Pin Parvati trek hassle-free and make it one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
We, at Spiti Holiday Adventure, value your time and money, and share your passion and excitement for the Pin Parvati trek. Being a local Spiti Valley trek operator in Kaza, we organise all inclusive Pin Parvati treks for solo trekkers or small groups who want to experience the best of Spiti Valley on an economical budget. Despite keeping our costs down, we do not compromise on the quality of this Pin Parvati trek and offer our famous state-of-the-art service that international travel organisations including Lonely Planet recognize us for.
> JULY 2017
July 19 – 26, 2017: Available
> AUGUST 2017
August 18 – 25, 2017: Available
> SEPTEMBER 2017
September 23 – 30, 2017: Available
If your desired batch is full or the dates are not as per your requirement, please contact us to open another batch for your dates. This Pin Parvati trek can be customized as per your dates, group size and requirements and can be arranged as a private and exclusive trek.
DAY 1: Trek from Mudh to Tiya (6 – 7 Hours / 12,795 feet / 6 km)
DAY 2: Trek from Tiya to Shia (6 – 7 hours / 14,763 feet / 10 km)
DAY 3: Trek from Shia to Pin base camp (7 – 8 Hours / 15,780 feet / 7 km)
DAY 4: Trek from Pin Base camp to Pin Parvati Pass (17,450 feet) to Mantalai (9 – 10 hours / 13,450 feet)
DAY 5: Trek from Mantalai to Odi Thatch (5 – 6 hours / 12,517 feet / 9 km)
DAY 6: Trek from Odi Thach to Tunda Bhuj (8 – 9 hours / 10,499 feet / 24 km)
DAY 7: Trek from Tunda Bhuj to Kheerganga (5 – 6 hours / 9,120 feet / 12 km)
DAY 8: Trek from Kheerganga – Pulga. (4 – 5 hours) Drive to Manali. (3 hours). Trek ends.
DAY ONE: Trek from Mudh to Tiya (6 – 7 Hours / 12,795 feet / 6 KM)
On the first day of the Pin Parvati trek, you will start from Mudh village, the last motorable village of Pin Valley. Leaving behind the picturesque village, you’ll be walking till your first campsite, Tiya. It’s a straightforward trail till Tiya, where you walk over cree midst the typical landscapes of Spiti Valley. As you’ll notice different colours in the mountains surrounding you, while a few hundred meters below, the Pin river gushes past you. And Pin Valley slowly starts opening up to new views as you move further.
DAY TWO: Trek from Tiya to Shia (6 – 7 hours / 14,763 feet / 10 km)
On the second day of the Pin Parvati trek, You’ll have to start early from Tiya on day two, as a river crossing awaits you early in the morning. The trail will pass through a few glacial streams, that we’ll be crossing on our way while walking over the loose rocks. This part will lead to the descent to the Pin river, which will be flowing on your left. After crossing the river you’ll climb up the other side, walking alongside the left bank of Pin river, we’ll then ascend a moraine, all the way to a shepherd’s campsite. Overnight at camps.
DAY THREE: Trek from Shia to Pin base camp (7 – 8 Hours / 15,780 feet / 7 km)
On the third day of the Pin Parvati trek, another exciting day ahead, as you’ll start by crossing the Pin River barefoot, or cross it via glacier 2 kms ahead if the flow of water is unmanageable. Moving further, you’ll have to tackle a steep ascent to reach the base camp of Pin Parvati pass, which is about 1000 feet below the pass itself. The moonlike conditions on this part of the mountain will enchant you, as you’ll arrive breathless after all the climb, and crossing a tricky stream on your way during the ascent. You’ve to take care, as campsite is quite windy, but it provides breath-taking views of the mountains around you. Overnight at camps.
DAY FOUR: Trek from Pin Base camp to Pin Parvati Pass (17,450 feet) to Mantalai (9 – 10 hours / 13,450 feet)
On the fourth day of the Pin Parvati trek, we learn an important mountain lesson – Passes shouldn’t be traversed after noon, because of the dramatic weather changes, and this is why it’ll be another early morning as we’ll move to cross the Pin Parvati pass. And it’s a pass where world literally changes, as you move from the desert like Pin to the lush green and vast Parvati valley. And standing atop the pass you could see as far as possible through both the valleys, you’d be able to see Bara Shigri glacier, Pyramid Peak, Snow Peak etc. And as the music from fluttering prayer flags will enter your ears, you’ll be looking around staring at peaks from Kinnaur, Kullu and Spiti. It’s an experience that can’t be compared, but one will have to move forward towards the next campsite. The descend will include walking over muddy scree, and before that arrives Parvati glacier which is ridden with crevasses. So one has to follow the guide’s instructions, and ensure that everyone walks in a line. You’ll first cross the Parvati base camp, which is exactly like Pin base camp, and then descending towards Mantalai. It’s a steep descent, but it also gives one a chance to spot many a rare species of flowers including Brahmkamals, and then another river crossing will bring you to the most beautiful campsite of this trek. Overnight at camps.
DAY FIVE: Trek from Mantalai to Odi Thatch (5 – 6 hours / 12,517 feet / 9 km)
On the fifth day of the Pin Parvati trek, a 9 kms descent will take you to Odi Thatch from the extremely beautiful region of Mantalai. However, the trail itself is scenic and starts with a walk on the right side of the river, until you reach a point from where you can get a view of Parvati river gushing down, while you continue on an easier valley walk. The best part about today’s trek is the flower strewn mountains before Odi Thach, with different coloured bands formed by different flowers on slopes surrounding the trail. And ahead of these slopes lie a beautiful campsite. Overnight at camps.
DAY SIX: Trek from Odi Thach to Tunda Bhuj (8 – 9 hours / 10,499 feet / 24 km)
On the sixth day of the Pin Parvati trek, It’s another hard day of trekking, as you descend from Odi Thach to Tunda Bhuj while walking through meadows, and then boulder strewn fields in the valley carrying Parvati river. This trail will provide views of various peaks, and waterfalls along the mountain. An interesting part of the trail is Pandu Pul, which is an assimilation of boulders forming a natural bridge over the river. Moving further is a tricky patch that you’ll have to negotiate before you enter a thick forest of Rhodoendron and Pine. Which leads one to Tunda Bhuj, which is a campsite surrounded by cliff faces, and there are many waterfalls all around. Overnight at camps.
DAY SEVEN: Trek from Tunda Bhuj to Kheerganga (5 – 6 hours / 9,120 feet / 12 km)
On the seventh day of the Pin Parvati trek, a trek to Kheergana is a steady downhill hike, where you’ll be reaching near Parvati river once again, and coming across many waterfalls, and pastures of Birch trees. The waterfalls in this region dissipate as mist thus forming a gorgeous sight for the trekkers in this part of the mountains. The trail will take you further down the mountains through various bridges, and forest patches until you spot the first signs of civilisations after almost a week at Kheerganga. There’s a hot spring here to relax in, and it will also be your last campsite. Overnight at camps.
DAY EIGHT: Trek from Kheerganga – Pulga. (4 – 5 hours) Drive to Manali. (3 hours). Trek ends.
On the eighth and final day of the Pin Parvati trek, A popular trail down the hill from Kheerganga to Pulga, it’s well laid and there are many dhabas on the way. You’ll find many amateur trekkers going upto Kheerganga, and you’ll slowly be descending down into the lower reaches of Parvati valley, where you’ll be picked and driven to Manali. It’s the last day of the trek, and it is fairly easy in comparison to what you’ve done on the previous days.
This shared Pin Parvati Trek costs INR 24,750 per person if booked 90 days before the start of the tour. If this tour is booked between 0 – 89 days, the cost of this tour is INR 25,750 per person.
The cost includes the following:
> Highly knowledgeable and experienced English-speaking local guide and trekking staff.
> All camping equipment including state-of-the-art high altitude minus-degree sleeping bags, waterproof tents, comfortable trek mattresses, kitchen tents, dining tents and toilet tent.
> Transfers from Pulga to Manali by a non-AC Jeep.
> Freshly cooked delicious multi-cuisine breakfast, lunch and dinner on from Day 1 to Day 9.
> Porters to carry the camping equipment and ration.
The cost does not include the following:
– Service Tax of 9%
– Porters to carry personal luggage
– Snacks and beverages that are not mentioned in the list of inclusions.
– Transfers from Kaza to Mudh / Manali to Kaza
– Accommodation in Kaza / Mudh / Manali
– Any additional costs incurred in case of a medical emergency / natural disaster / breakdown of vehicle / acts of God.
– Anything not mentioned in the “What’s Included” section.
The Pin Parvati trek is graded as a challenging Spiti Valley Trek. We will be treading on stunning, but difficult terrain for close to 5-7 hours everyday at an average altitude of 12,000 feet. While no technical knowledge of climbing / trekking is required, a moderate amount of fitness is essential for this trek.
However, if you are worried about the remote nature of this Pin Parvati trek and what will happen if a problem arises, please give your worries a rest. Ramesh Lotey, the founder of Spiti Holiday Adventure has been leading and arranging several Spiti Valley treks including the Pin Parvati trek for the last twenty-seven years.
His experience has helped him pick only the best and most reliable and adept English-speaking guides and porters.
These highly experienced staff members will be responsible for your well-being throughout this Pin Parvati trek and making it a safe and extremely memorable experience. Their experience and knowledge about the intricacies of this terrain makes them capable of handling almost every challenge that this Pin Parvati trek might pose.
The friendly local staff, coupled with delicious freshly cooked healthy food and Spiti Holiday Adventure’s international grade, state-of-the-art trekking and camping equipment including high altitude sleeping bags, spacious waterproof tents, kitchen tents and portable toilet pits, will help you safely traverse and conquer the Pin Parvati trek with a hard-earned smile.
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For any reason, if you need to cancel a confirmed participation, please contact us by sending an email. Please find below our refund policy for cancellations:
|Intimation Period(days before tour commences)||Refund|
|30 days or more||90% of the total amount|
|Between 15 – 29 days||70% of the total amount|
|Between 8 – 14 days||35% of the total amount|
|Between 0 – 7 days||No Refund|
Book this fixed shared three day Spiti Valley trek with Spiti Holiday Adventure – The only local Spiti Valley tour and trek operator to be certified by Lonely Planet.
>Best Local Prices. No Middleman. No extra commissions.
>Twenty Eight years of experience in arranging Spiti Valley tours and treks
>Women safety: Our handpicked and trained staff is sensitized about women safety. All single women get an independent tent on treks.
>24/7 on-ground personal, phone and online support before and during your holiday.
>Highly knowledgeable, adept, trustworthy English-speaking local guides and drivers
>Delicious multi-cuisine food cooked fresh on treks. Try healthy local cuisines at homestays.
>State-of-the-art trek and camping equipment wherever required to ensure your warmth and comfort.
>We care for you: Medical kits are included.
>Portable toilet pit tents on most of our treks wherever required.
>We care for Spiti: Your money is ploughed back into the development of the local community.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can occur to anyone at an altitude above 10,000 feet – which is the average elevation of Spiti Valley. Common symptoms of AMS are headache, disturbed sleep, loss of appetite, nausea, coughing, irregular breathing, breathlessness, lack of energy, difficulty in passing urine, lack of concentration and chest gurgles.
The experienced staff of Spiti Holiday Adventure has been well trained to handle travellers who suffer from AMS. Painkillers and extra fluids can usually reduce the discomfort of altitude sickness but if a traveller ever shows persistent symptoms, we always descend to a more comfortable altitude to be safe.
To avoid AMS, it’s extremely important to acclimatize well to the conditions and the altitude. Once you reach Spiti Valley, it is advisable to take complete rest for a day before commending any physical excursion. AMS can be alleviated or avoided by slowing the pace of ascent. It is for this reason that we usually recommend a minimum of seven days for a tour of Spiti valley. This gives the body plenty of time to adapt to the increasing altitude.
You could choose to pack the following items which will come handy when you go on your Pin Parvati Trek:
1) Windproof Jackets (heavy / feather if you are coming before June and after October)
2) Pullovers / Sweatshirts
3) Warmers / Thermals
4) Woolen caps, mufflers, gloves and socks
5) Raincoat (not necessary – but good to have one)
6) Waterproof / snow-proof trekking shoes
7) An extra pair of shoes
8) Sleeping bag (if you are trekking on your own)
10) Personal Medicines
11) Water bottle
12) A flashlight
13) Solar chargers / Power banks
14) Lip guard
17) Inhalers (if you suffer from asthma)
18) BSNL Prepaid / Postpaid SIM Card
If you are buying new shoes for your Pin Parvati Trek, please remember to use them for at least a month before you commence your holiday.
Spiti Valley is a high altitude Himalayan desert and experiences an extreme range of temperatures.
The summers (May – October) which are the best season to visit Spiti Valley, experience average temperatures ranging from a maximum of 25 degrees centigrade (77F) and a minimum of 5 degrees centigrade (41F).
The winters (November – April) are extremely cold and they’re not an ideal season to visit Spiti Valley. Temperatures can dip to as low as -30 degrees centigrade (-22F).
Kaza is Spiti Valley’s district capital. It can be accessed by two routes:
1) SHIMLA TO KAZA
Shimla – Kalpa – Kaza (2 days / 440 kilometres)
From Shimla, this all-weather route is usually open throughout the year and will take you about two days of driving if you drive for 10-12 hours a day. This route to Spiti Valley, often termed as “one of the world’s most beautiful roads”, will take you through the Hindustan – Tibet Highway. On the first day, one can break the journey and stay overnight at Kalpa or Reckong Peo.
2) MANALI TO KAZA
Manali – Rohtang La – Kunzum La – Kaza (10 – 12 hours / 220 kilometres)
This route is usually accessible from mid-May and it remains open until October end.
This route will take you through the famous Rohtang La (3980 meters) and through the legendary Kunzum La (4551 meters)
Spiti Holiday Adventure has its own cars and adept, reliable local drivers who have mastered the art of safe driving on the difficult terrain that Spiti Valley offers.
The most comfortable way to reach Spiti Valley is to take a comfortable car (Toyota Innova) through either the Shimla – Kaza or the Manali – Kaza road. Contact us to book a taxi at best local prices.
For travellers looking for budget options, Spiti Holiday Adventure has good reliable friends who drive shared taxis. To book a seat in a shared taxi, contact us and we’ll help you.
If all members of the group agree to the additional costs of these activities, the following add-ons can be included to your itinerary to make your Spiti Valley trek more authentic and memorable.
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