About Pin Parvati Pass
Well then, how about a tremendous 17,457 ft pass at an altitude of 5,319 meter closer to the sky, nuanced with a shifting panorama of the lush prairies of Parvati Valley at one end of the spectrum and Buddhist hamlets in the wintry dry desert of the Trans-Himalayan region of Spiti on the other end, painting the mural of luscious geography with an assortment of vivid culture, and diverse flora and fauna.
Do you belong to the generation that is oblivious to the taste of pristine water? Wish to hop in the peas and barley terraced fields of the Pin Valley? May be the luminescent moonlands of Spiti are the pages your story long for! Who knows, in the midst of dangling from pulley bridge at Tunda Bhuj, endeavoring way out of the quagmire of Mantalai swamps, gasping at the colossal pastures of Odi Thach, savoring hermitage in the dense forests near Kheerganga, and freezing at the glacier near the Pass, you may find your adventure, a companion….perhaps, even a story worth telling. What warms you up against the chilly glacier and seals the joyful experience in you is the relaxing dip of numb feet in the hot springs at Parvati Kund at Kheerganga. What an unwinding last lapse! The sweet fragrance of Losar and Brahmakamal flowers travels home with you and lingers on to leave an everlasting smile.
The 11 days of sheer exhilaration begin at Kullu; a drive through the panoramic frame of dense alpine forests decorated with wild flowers, pristine lakes, wide glacier crests, and lavish meadow leads to Barsheni Village; the hot springs at Kheerganga, devoted to Lord Shiva, warm the spiritual self, this is followed by a camp amidst tall Birch trees in the bowl of mountains, Tunda Bhuz. The Kanawar Wild Life Sanctuary at Thakur kuan welcomes one after covering a distance of 5 hours. An 8-hours trek leads to the Pin side base camp above the Pin Parvati Pass at a height of 17,500ft.
Incessant snowfall, monsoon rains, and ill-defined trails at higher altitude can leave even the most seasoned trekkers confounded. More precaution is called for as one reaches closer to Wichkurung Thatch. The treks fades into the 9-hours of picturesque hamlets as one treks from Kaza towards Manali for an overnight stay. If you have been intrigued enough to consider, let’s gallop to the modalities.
Pin Parvati Pass Trekking Tour Highlights
- Test your endurance by trekking on the altitudes as high as 5319m.
- Get set ready for a bumpy drive, which will take you to the most picturesque towns of the trans-Himalaya regions like Keylong, Koksar, Rohtang Pass, Kaza, to name a few.
- Enjoy a bath in the sulphur springs of Kheer Ganga.
- Enjoy camping under the clear sky at the Mantalai Lakeside; also you can relish the view of the neighboring snow-capped mountains and glaciers.
- Trek through the verdant expanse of meadows, and Pin Valley National Park
Best Time to Visit Pin Parvati Pass Trek
July to September
During the early months of the year, there are chances of snow on high passes, which considerably melts by August. During the monsoon season, Kullu-Manali area remains affected due to rain, but when we talk about the high places like Lahaul and Spiti, the weather remains warm and sunny (12-20 °C) during the day, while the night temperature could be in minus (-2 to 6 °C). During the September and October, trekkers can experience a good weather, with little snowfall. With the onset of October, the day temperature is hovering around 12-18 °C but the evening starts getting comparatively colder with (- 6) to 4 °C.
Where is the Pin Parvati Pass Trek ?
Dubbed as an exciting attraction for the seasoned trekkers, Pin Parvati is high mountain pass which connects the lush green Parvati valley on the Kullu side with the Pin valley on the Spiti side. The pass was discovered in 1884 by Sir Louis Dane, who was then looking for an alternate to reach Spiti Valley. Pin Parvati Pass has captured the imagination of every adventurer, and one can reach there by trekking through the lush green forest in the monsoon season, July to September. This trans-Himalayan trek is the shortest route between the Kullu and Spiti Valleys. Once over the Pin-Parvati pass (5319m), there is a complete change in landscape – the mountain slopes immediately turn barren and rugged. The prevalent culture of the inhabitants also changes from Hinduism on the Kullu side to Buddhism in Spiti.
How to Reach Pin Parvati Pass Trek ?
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport in Kullu is the nearest airport from Manali, the starting point of our trek. The second nearest airport is Chandigarh International Airport.
Nearest Railway Station: Joginder Nagar railway station is the nearest railhead to Manali. Other railway stations nearby the city are in Chandigarh and Pathankot.
By Road: Manali has a good network of roads which links the major cities - Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba/Dalhousie. On a regular basis, one can see many taxis and buses, run by Himachal Pradesh Tourism, to reach Manali.
Please carry the documents given below
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Note: – Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.
Necessary Items for trekkers
Photo ID Proof.
Rucksack/Backpack (40 to 50 Litre) & Rucksack cover (Waterproof).
Daypack- one small day pack (15-20 L) with you during the walk.
Trekking Shoe- A good quality rubber sole shoe..
T-shirt Dry fit/Quick dry type.
Warm Jacket-Warm Fleece Jacket/Synthetic fill.
Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater.
Under garments/Inner wear.
Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles.
Water bottle/Hydration pack.
Sunglasses -UV protected.
Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries.
Wet tissue paper.
Camera with extra cells
Medications and a first-aid kit
Carry Personal Medical Kit
Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)
Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)
Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
Disprin – (Cures headache)
Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)
Avil – (It treat allergies)
Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)
Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)
Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.
Advisory:- follow covid-19 guidelines
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