This is one of the most tough and astounding trek leads from Parvati valley in Kullu to Pin valley in Spiti. Trail leads through remote villages, dense forest, alpine meadows, Mountain Lake and glacier field to the top of Stunning pass 5300m which project the fascinating view of surrounding snowblade peaks. Once in Spiti is arid landscape where Tibetan Buddhist culture is flourished since the century.
DAY 1: Arrival at Delhi in evening / night.
Reception in airport,transfer to the hotel, night in a hotel.
DAY 2: Delhi to Manikaram (1800 m) 535 kms 14 hours, by night tourist bus.
Visit Old Delhi including Grand mosque, Over view on Red fort, Spice market, Evening transfer to bus station, night in a comfortable bus.
DAY 3: Arrive Manikaram
Arrive Bhuntar, Transfer to Manikaran for next 35 kms. Manikaran is famous for its hot spring and a pilgrimage centre for both Hindu and Sikh communities, overnight stay in a hotel.
DAY 4: Manikaran to Barsheni , trek to Kheer Ganga (2900 m) 5-6 to hours; Trek -1
Drive 14 kms till Barsheni. Trek start with gradual track, descend to the Tosh river bed, than easy ascend to Nathan village. Following apple orchards toward Rudranag, a long gradual ascend through the pine forest and gorgeous water fall till Kheerganga hot spring. You can have a dip in hot sulfur water nearby the camp.
DAY 5: Kheerganga to Tundabhuj (3500 m.) 6.30 hours;Trek -2
There are two trails from here; the trekkers use the lower one, which goes through the fields of wild flowers.The campsite is the most picturesque, with five lovely waterfalls; beautiful gorges on one side, huge cliffs and a stream on the other side.
DAY 6: Tundabhuj to Thakurkuan (3900 m) 7 hours; Trek-3
The trail is difficult at two points, and through a profusion of wild flowers, iris, buttercups, poppies, phulumises and other several varieties. As you gain altitude, the scenery gets prettier. After the initial ascend we cross the Pandu bridge which consists of two huge rocks over the river. Many shepherds with their flocks are encountered on the route.By evening reach at the campsite.
DAY 7: Thakurkuan to Mantalai (4100 m) 5 to 6 hours; Trek -4
Continue walking gradually upstream on the left bank of Parvati river. Mantalai is a big meadow with a lake and glacier, which is the source of the Parvati river. Just about one hour before Mantalai, the walk is fairly difficult over boulders and glacier.
DAY 8: Mantalai to Base camp (4700 m) 7 hours; Trek- 5
After leaving the beautiful campsite, cross two streams. After a one-hour walk on boulders and glacier, start climb towards the left in to a steep side valley. This is a very long, steep ascend of around 1600 feet. The walk to the campsite is gradual, and is set in the open valley surrounded by massive glaciers.
DAY 9: Base to Base (4750 m) over Pin Parvati pass (5219 m) 8 hours; Trek- 6
It’s a long day so early start is advised, the gradual walk is initially mostly on the boulders then on glacier to the top of the pass. After crossing the pass entere in Spiti valley, the trail descends over the snow and ice field, covered crevasses (hidden crevasses) and then again loose rocks and boulders. There is no trail visible; you have to be very careful. Camp site situated in the center of three valleys.
DAY 10: Base to Wichkurung thatch (3900 m) 6 hours; Trek- 7
Again the trail is not well defined, but you should keep on the left bank of the Pin river. Shepherds from Kinnaur and Rampur can be seen with their flocks. One can enjoy beautiful view of the mountain from the camp.
DAY 11: Wichkurung thatch to Mud (3600 m) 6 to 7 hours; Trek- 8
The Pin valley is at its best. The trail gets better though you have to cross streams; so keep your sneakers in your day pack. Edelweiss and other flowers can be seen in plenty. Changing color of the mountain is unique and in the evening sunlight makes the surrounding even more beautiful. Reached the small picturesque village of Mud, stroll around the little village, and camp is set on a small hill.
DAY 12: Mud to Kye and Kibber (4200m) back to Kaza.
Leave to visit the famous Kye gompa perched high on a pyramid like mountain, belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Kibber one of the highest permanent inhabited village located in a semi bowl-shaped. A small gompa is worth to visit, later return to the camp near Kaza.
DAY 13: Kaza to Manali 190 kms.
Drive through several villages of Spiti over Kunzum pas, (4700m) having view of magnificent Himalayan Peaks, drive through Chandra valley, uphill drive to Rohtang pass (3950mtrs) the gate way of Lahoul-Spiti and Kullu. Long breathtaking descend to Manali , overnight in hotel.
DAY 14: Manali to Delhi 16 hours, 570 kms.
Visit old Manali village, Temple of goddess Hadimba, Stroll in town , afternoon transfer to the bus station to board your bus to Delhi. night in a comfortable bus.
DAY 15: Arrival at Delhi and departure.
Morning arrive Delhi, Transfer to the hotel, check in at 12 noon. Day to visit Grand minaret, Humanyun tomb, India gate. By evening transfer to International airport for your onward journey.
Ground transport as per itinerary.
Airport / Railway Station & Bus Stand transfer.
AC Volvo bus ticket Delhi-Manali-Delhi
English speaking local Guide
Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner..
Twin sharing room in a medium class neat and clean hotel
Twin sharing room in a 3 star hotel.
Twin sharing specious tent & foam mattress.
Dinning tent for 4 person onward, 2/3 person will eat in kitchen tent.
During the trek transport by jeep/pony, mule or porter
Kitchen team with all necessary items
Camping fee / permit
Medical box with oxygen cylinder
International flight ticket,
Visa and airport tax.
Beverages and personal expenses.
Medical expenses and evacuation.
Porters to carry your personal gears
Personal gears used for trekking / expedition
Any other expanse occurred due to the road block and flight cancellation etc
Region: HP (Kasol - Manali - spiti)
Activity: Off The Beaten Track
Season: July to October
Duration: 15 days
Verdant Kullu valley and Hindu culture
Pilgrimage site of Manikaran.
Dense forest and gorgeous parvati valley,
Extensive view of mountains from the pin pass
Buddhist monasteries and rich culture of Spiti
Arid landscape and scattered villages
Herds of Yaks on higher pasture land.
Less frequented trek.