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PIN PARVATI PASS

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Region :– Himanchal
Duration :- 11 Days
Grade :- Difficult
Max Altitude :- 17,500 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 110 Kms.
Day 1
Getting to base camp- Kaza. Leave from Manali at 6.30 am to reach Kaza by evening.

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Pick up will be arranged at Manali at 6 am. The Rohtang and Kunzum passes are known for their notoriously bad traffic jams, making it all the more necessary to leave by 6 am. Drive out of Manali, and towards Batal via Rohtang pass on the Manali-Leh Highway. The road is not too good and is bumpy all through. From Gramphu, take a diversion towards the Gramphu – Batal – Kaza road.

 

Day 2 Acclimatization day at Kaza

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Day 3 Drive to Mudh. Trek from Mudh to Tiya
Altitude: 11,811 feet to 12,795 feet (trek from Mudh village to Tiya)
Distance: 49km drive + 6 km trek

Time taken: 2 hour drive + 5 hour trek

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The drive will take you about hours and covers a distance of 49km. Once you reach Mudh village start trekking to Tiya. You will reach Tiya in about 5 hours.Pin Valley is known as snow leopard and ibexcountry. However, chances of spotting these animals on your trek remain elusive.  It is important to start for Mudh from Kaza early as streams gets swollen later in the day, making it difficult to cross.

 

Day 4 Tiya to Pin Valley Shepherd Camp

Altitude: 12,795 feet to 14,763 feet

Distance: 10 km
Time taken: 6 hours

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You will need to cross the Pin river, so we insist on an early start.Keeping the Pin river onto the left,  the first section is an undulating walk on loose, sedimentary rocks. After this section, you descend to the river, cross it and ascend up the other side.   There are a couple of tricky sections-narrow scree-laden ledges over the river that needs navigating.  Shia is a shepherd’s campsite with barely enough space for camping.

 

Day 5 Shepherd camp to Pin Base Camp

Altitude: 14,763 feet 15,780 feet
Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 7 km

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An  ascent to Pin Base Camp will leave you breathless. It is a steep ascentof 1,700 ft. TheThese are very different mountains from ones you see in Uttarakhand or the lower Himachal.re is also a tricky section that comes midway in the ascent- a stream crossing. This stream comes from Pin glacier (we will camp close to it’s glacial line) and the volume of the water is high. With stream flowing on an incline, special care has to be taken while crossing it. The flow of the water is such that you can be swept down to the valley below. The team will have to be roped up for this section.

 

 

Day 6 Pin Base Camp to Parvati Base Camp via Pin Parvati Pass
Altitude: 15,780 feet to 17,450 feet and descend to 13,440 feet
Time taken: 12 hours

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The ascent to the Pass is easy- the glacier section is on a gradual incline and only the altitude will prove to be a problem. There are no crevasses to worry about in Pin side of the pass

It is a very pretty panorama of both the valleys with unnamed peaks populating your view. You can see Parvati South Ridge, Snow Peak, Ridge Peak, Pyramid Peak, Kullu Makalu and Bara Shigri. You might even spot Kinner Kailash and Shrikhand Mahadev, if you know what to look for.The descent to Parvati glacier is brutal- it is sharp and crevasse-ridden. The snow hides these crevasses so you have to be extremely careful. Ensure the team follows the instructions by your guide as he find the path through the glacier and descend in a single file.

 

 

 

Day 7 Parvati Base camp to Mantalai

The sacred high altitude Mantalai Lake

The descent to Mantalai is steep and strewn with boulders which makes it a painful affair.   Depending on the season, the trail can be snow-bound. From here, you will see breathtaking views of Parvati valley. You will also see many endangered species of plants and flowers, especially “Losars” and the “Brahmakamals”

 

 

Day 8 Mantalai to Odi Thatch
Altitude: 13,440 feet to 12,517 feet
Distance: 9 km

Time taken: 4 hours

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This day consists of a scenic 9 km downhill hike all the way to the famous meadows of Odi Thach.The flowers near Odi Thach give you slopes which are completely decked in red, blue and purple colours. It really hits you after coming from the barrenness of Spiti valley. Every 100 metres after these slopes, you will feel like camping.  The swamp land- with a very peaceful Parvati river which branches out to streams- culminates into a plateau and then goes through boulders till you reach level meadow- Odi Thach.

 

 

 

Day 9 Odi Thatch to Tunda Bhuj
Altitude: 12,517 feet to 10,499 feet

Distance: 24 km

Time taken: 8 hours

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It starts out gradually over the meadows and goes lower into the valley to the Parvati river through boulder-strewn fields and streams. You will see a series of waterfalls on your right side and Parvati river flows on your left.  Notice Mt. Kullu Eiger  in front of you on your left side along with some un-named peaks and glaciers surrounding the valley.

This rock section can be tricky and slippery so be careful. During rains, one can rope the entire team for safety. You will have to climb down another rock jammed on top of a tributary of Parvati the same way before you head to out to an open valley with waist high shrubs to wade through.

You will have to keep your eyes peeled on the terrain as you will be walking on narrow ledges over the river. The pulley that takes you to Thakur Kuan is broken down so you will have to stay on the same side of the river.

 

Day 10 Tunda Bhuj to Kheerganga

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Start your day by crossing over bridge over a tributary of Parvati river. An abandoned hut can be located on the left side of the trail. The trail will swirl downhill, out of the expanses of Parvati Valley to an open pasture land. The first forest section- reminiscent of pine forests on Roopkund trail will be steep. Watch out for your stepping as it can get slippery with all the mud.

 

Day 11 Kheerganga to Barshaini. Depart from Barshaini
Distance: 7 km
Time taken: 3 hours
Distance: 10 km

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Since Kheerganga is a popular trail, you will find dhabas on your way down. There will be a couple of streams running down the mountain on your right. They can be used for filling up your water bottles if needed. You will cross a makeshift bridge over River Parvati one last time today-and Parvati is a gushing, angry force now from the serenity it exuded from its source, Mantalai. Parvati River is quite the moody companion from Mantalai.

With a motor-able road all the way to Barshaini, very few travelers trek the old 12 km, 6 hour hike from Manikaran to Pulga which is said to be a scenic trail going beside the right bank of Parvati river passing some small villages like Uchich village. Pulga has a Forest rest house build of pure teak wood where one can find accommodation to stay. You will reach Barshaini by 1 pm.

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation during the trek (camping  ie from Day 1 till Day 10)

  • Four times  meals a day – (all meals during the trek)

  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges

  • Services of an expert trek leader

  • Services of an expert trek team  (guides, cooks, helpers)

  • Transport from Manali to Kaza  .


    Exclusions:

  • Transport to and from Manali to nearest airport/railway station
  • Food during transit is not included (to and from the base camp)
  • Backpack offloading charges – .Charges are additional for offloading last minute, on slope. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything apart from the inclusions.
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Terms & Conditions

The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start of the trek  from Manali to the end of the trek at  Barsheni

Backpack carrying: We expect all trekkers to carry their own backpacks

ON SPOT OFFLOADING If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, while on the trek  then he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge. as per charged by the porter to be hired on spot.
Part offloading is not allowed. Charges will vary for last minute on slope offloading. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.
For any climatic changes or  unavoidable circumstances a buffer day may be provided. A minimal on spot fee would be collected from each of the trekkers.
The transport is arranged in shared cabs. Transport to and  from Manali  from the nearest airport/railway station can be arranged by us at an extra cost .Participants are expected to share the cost likewise.. We only arrange the vehicle pick up and drop.Hence we are not responsible for any issues during transport.
Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then we will  make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head. A staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.
 Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness.

 

Non-liability: We are not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.

Payment:  (50 % payment  of the trek fee) OR (100 % payment of the trek fee) ACCORDING TO CLIENT PREFERRED CANCELLATION POLICY, has to be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted. Payment can be done only after you have received an email confirming your position on the trek. An email containing an account number that allows you to make the payment online will be sent to you . and within 12 hours of  your payment , A mail confirming your booking for the trek along with the list to carry  would be sent to you accordingly.

The rest of the payment should be paid in Cash on spot at arrival at base camp.
Drinking alchohol or any form of intoxication during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

Documents required:

  • 2 photocopy of photo id proof (Voter Icard, Passport, Adhaar card) .Carry the original ID while coming for the trek

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellation before  30days to the start of the trek  – 75% refund

Cancellation between 30days – 10days to the start of the trek ––25% refund.
Cancellation between 10days to the start of the trek – no refund
(Above policy is only applicable for full payment of trek fees in advance)

Cancellation before 30 days to the start of the trek – 25% of the ADVANCE PAYMENT refund

Cancellation between 30 days and the start of the trek – no refund.

(Above policy is only applicable for 50% of the trek fee in advance)

***Note:
The above mentioned package price is net, non commission able…

 

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