Pin Parvati is a shortest route from the Kullu valley to Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. The trek is of difficult level and individuals who have prior Himalayan trekking experience should only do.
One can explore the change in the landscape from lush green type to the barren and rugged valley of Pin during the trek. The transition is also experienced in terms of the society which changes from the hindu culture of Kullu valley to the Buddhist culture of Spiti valley. The trek goes to a towering height of 5,350 meters.
- Duration: 10 Days and 9 Nights
- Level: Difficult
- Height: 5300 meter
- Season: June to Sept
- Departure & Return Location: Rumsu/Manali
How to Reach Rumsu Base Camp?
- Take a bus from New Delhi/Chandigarh for Manali and get down at Patlikuhal[20 kms before Manali]
- Transport options are readily available from Patlikuhal for Rumsu village. Sumo – 700 INR while small car – 500 INR
- Once at Rumsu village follow the trail for Kailashrath Treks base camp
- Note: If you are staying already in Manali, take a direct cab for Rumsu village[26 kms]
Day 1 – Reporting at Rumsu Base Camp in Manali
- The first day of the itinerary is kept for rest and Acclimatisation. To reach base camp on time, one should board a bus for Manali from Delhi by 6 PM. Get down 20 kms before Manali at a junction called “Patli-kuhal”. Transport options are readily available from Patlikuhal for Rumsu village [11 kms] . [Sumo – 700 INR while small car – 500 INR]
- Once at Rumsu village follow the trail for Kailashrath Treks base camp.
At Base camp, members will undergo a registration process and then head for Acclimatisation walk. After the walk participants will be distributed Trekking bags, Microspikes( for better grip on slippery snow), Gaiters(to prevent snow entering your shoes) and Trekking Sticks.
Day 2 – Rumsu to Kheer Ganga | 9,214 feet | 5 hours
- All the participants will leave the base camp by 8 AM with their breakfast and packed lunch via jeep ride for Barshaini from Rumsu. We will then start our trek from Barshaini to Kheerganga, the first day campsite. It takes around 4-5 hours to complete this part of the trek. The trek is easy with just a few ascents. Pass by the village of Nakthan and Rudranag on the way before reaching Kheerganga. The place is known for its hot water spring. Don’t forget to take a dip in it. Overnight stay at Kheer Ganga.
Day 3 – Trek from Kheer Ganga to Tunda Bhuj | 11,014 feet | 4 hours
- We will start the trek by 9 AM from Kheer Ganga for Tunda Bhuj. The trek takes around 5-6 hours. The route is easy with a moderate ascend in the end. The entire route runs on the left side of Parvati River. One can find Gujjar Settlements at Tunda Bhuj. Overnight stay at Tunda Bhuj.
Day 4 – Trek from Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan | 11,646 feet | 5 hours
- The trek from Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan runs almost on a normal plain with very less ascend on the right side of Parvati River. We will cross two wooden bridges on the way. After crossing it there is a climb of around one hour to reach to Thakur Kuan. The campsite is very pretty with a big plain ground on the left side of Parvati River.
Day 5 – Trek from Thakur Kuan to Rubi Thach | 12,140 feet | 4 hours
- The trek takes around 4-5 hours and runs almost plain with some intermediate ascend. There are two difficult bridges on the way which are made up of big individual rock boulders. The bridge is known as Pandav bridge and it’s believed that Bheem, one of the Pandavas made it. The place is commonly visited by shepherds for its rich pasture. Overnight stay at Rubithach
Day 6 – Trek from Rubi Thach to Mantalai
- The trek from Rubi Thach to Manatali is a gradual climb and takes around 5 hours via another thach on the way know as Odi Thach. Mantalai is the place where Parvati could be seen in a lake form. The place is of religious significance and idols of Shiva, Ganesha and Trishul could be seen on the bank. The views are very scenic.Overnight at Mantalai.
Day 7 – Trek from Mantalai to Parvati side base camp | 16,240 feet | 7 hours
- The main ascent of the trek starts from Mantalai till Parvati side base camp. There is a big stream that comes on the way known as Kala Khor nalla. Care should be taken while crossing and its advisable that it gets crossed before 10 AM, when the flow is minimum.
- We will then start with the descent till Parvati side base camp. Hard snow bed could be found on the way to the campsite.
Day 8 – Trek from Parvati side base camp to Pin side base camp | 14,430 feet | 10 hours
- The trek from Parvati side base camp to Pin side base camp starts early in the morning by 5 AM so that we cross the glacier patch before the sun comes out and makes it slippery. Peaks like South Parvati and Ganesh could be seen just before reaching the Pass. The top of the pass has a small temple.
- The descend till Pin side base camp is moderately average as some part of it goes on glacier and other on scree. After the descent is done, we will cross the Pin Nala with the help of rope to reach Pin side base camp.
Day 9 – Trek from Pin side base camp to Mud base camp and departure to Kaza | 13,314 feet | 8 hours
- The last day trek is easy and is almost plain but long. The initial part of the trek goes on the left side of Pin Nala. The route then joins to a road (no vehicles run over it) to reach Mud village.
- Once at Mud village we will continue with a jeep ride for Kaza. The itinerary will conclude at Kaza by 7 PM. Stay at Kaza will be provided via Kailashrath Treks. Dinner not included.
- Members can relax for a couple of days in Kaza and explore the rest of the Spiti valley. Transport options are available for Manali in the form of government buses and shared ride via Sumo.
- Camping charges
- Trekking equipment
- Safety equipment
- Expert trek Leaders and support team
- Personal Insurance
- Transportation and food to and from the base camp
- Backpack offloading charges
- Any Personal Expenses
- Cost of Emergency
- Bottled Water
Mandatory Things to Carry
- Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
- NOC form (by trekker)
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar card/Driving License/Passport)
You Should Know
- Please avoid wearing jewellery and other valuable items
- Rain gears are mandatory for all participants.
- The team/Organizers are not responsible for any loss of your valuables
- We do not entertain Alcohol/any kind of Drug during the event
- We strictly follow the "Litter free Atmosphere", do co-operate
- Kindly adhere to the instructions of the Leads in order to enjoy the road trip in a safe manner
We will be following below measures to keep our fellow travelers safe during this pandemic -
- Participants should get masks and sanitizers of their own
- People falling under the age group of below 16 and above 50 are not allowed (having their health as our concern)
- Participants with any symptoms of cough/cold/fever are advised to stay back
- We ensure that the place of stay is well sanitized and safe for travelers
You Should Carry
- Identity proof
- Face Mask
- Trekking shoes – good trekking shoes with a good grip and ankle support. Avoid carrying the sports shoes
- Minimum two layers of warm clothes – two to three layers of jackets including the padded and fleece
- Trek Pants – two to three trek pants are required. Jeans/Denims are not suitable for trekking
- Sunglasses – it is essential because sometimes the humongous amount of snow could lead to snow
- Thermals – top and bottom thermals are important
- Water proof hand gloves – avoid woollen gloves as it might get wet while touching the snow
- Cap – sunrays are quite strong at height so keep a cap to protect yourself
- Socks – keep 3-4 pairs of sports socks with a pair of woollen socks especially for the night time
- LED torch/ Headlamp – it’s a Must
- Ponchos/Raincoats – snowfall and rain are very common at high altitudes and poncho and raincoats could
help in avoiding getting wet. If possible, carry a backpack cover to protect your belongings.
- Toiletries – it is mandatory
- Snacks – like dry fruits, light biscuits, energy bars, etc.
- Medication – personal medication is also required
- Water Bottles – carrying your own good quality water bottle is a must
Please check the travel instructions issued by the state govrenment/local authorities
before booking, as some destinations may have COVID-19 related travel/camping restrictions.