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Parvati to Pin ValleyAlpine trek from lush Kullu valley to dryland Spiti
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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.

DAY 2: Delhi to Manikaran (1800 m) 570 kms in16 hours, by night tourist bus.

DAY 3: Manikaran

DAY 4: Manikaran to Barsheni and trek to Kheer Ganga (2900 m) 5-6 to hours; Trek- 1.

DAY 5: Kheerganga to Tundabhuj (3500 m) 6.30 hours; Trek- 2.

DAY 6: Tundabhuj to Thakurkuan (3900 m) 7 hours; Trek- 3.

DAY 7: Thakurkuan to Mantalai (4100 m) 5 to 6 hours. Trek -4.

DAY 8: Mantalai to Base camp (4700 m.) 7 hours; Trek- 5.

DAY 9: Base to Base (4750 m) over Pin Parvati pass (5219 m). 8 hours.;Trek- 6

DAY 10: Base to Wichkurung thatch (3900 m) 6 hours; Trek- 7.

DAY 11: Wichkurung thatch to Mud (3600 m) 6 to 7 hours; Trek- 8.

DAY 12: Mud to Kye and Kibber (200m) back to Kaza.

DAY 13: Kaza to Manali 190 kms.

DAY 14: Manali to Delhi 16 hours, 570 kms.

DAY 15: Arrival Delhi and departure


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.


Price per person : Based on Minimum 4 persons.

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    07 July - 21 July  1,695.00
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    28 July - 11 Aug  1,695.00
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    18 Aug - 01 Sept  1,695.00
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    08 Sept 22 Sept  1,695.00
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Cost for less than 4 persons

Cost per person—- €1751 based on 3 persons
Cost per person—- €2105 based on 2 Persons

Formed groups: If the proposed dates doesn’t suite to those who are already formed group of individuals, families, friends, club or corporates, we can tailor their trip for the date that match to their holidays schedule for the suitable period when your trip can be conducted.

Cost Include

  • 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

Cost Exclude

  • International flight ticket,
  • Monument fee
  • Visa and airport tax.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insurance
  • Beverages and personal expenses.
  • Medical expenses and evacuation.
  • Porters to carry your personal gears
  • Personal gears used for trekking / expedition
  • Tipping
  • Any other expanse occurred due to the road block and flight cancellation etc


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All the cancellation must be in written and signed by the person who signed the booking form and will be effective from the date of the reception by the company.
1: 60 days or more before departure: The agency will refund the entire paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charge for train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelation policies applied for different services.
2: 40 Days before departure: The agency will refund the 50% of paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charges of train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelation policies applied for different services.
3: Less than 30 days before departure: The agency will be obliged to withhold the full amount of the deposit paid by the customer. In this case, the customer must inform their insurance as soon as possible and provide as much documentation to support the cancellation of trip. It is therefore strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance to cover such expenses.

Itinerary / hotels are sub. to change in case of strike, civil war threatens, you may be will lose expected places you have prepared for but will explore unexpected and for sure will not disappointed.

In case of Vehicle break down another mode of transport will be managed at the earliest possible, In that case you are requested to keep patience and co-operate with the situation, while travelling to rural and isolated area replacing vehicle can take time due to lac of communication or distance to pass the message with the other vehicle those who are driving toward the nearest town or the place from where one can have telephone facilities. Or from where one can be connected by Mobile phone. Also you can be transferred by the other type of vehicle what ever is available at the moment as of local bus till you will be not having the proper mode of transport.

The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, flight cancellations, war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance. The company reserves the right to use alternate transport, or vary the itinerary if breakdown, sickness or any other force major. Any additional that result, such as extra hotel accommodation, flight or road transport will be on your charge and must be paid directly at the spot.

Please understand, there are certain hazards involved in your adventurous and culture holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any illness major or minor injury, death sustained during neither the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property and other losses during the trip.

It is strongly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges:

Accommodation is based on 3 star category in Delhi- Manali standard or Charming, In rural of Spiti area there are limited choices of accommodation sub. to the each places. Neat and clean local standards of hotels or guest houses will be provided.

While trekking you will be assisted by kitchen team with all necessary items including two men spacious tent, mattress, dining tents from 4 persons onward, toilet tents and all necessary items. Our chef will prepare verities of Indian, Chinese and Continental vegetarian and non vegetarian meals, Chefs on trek are used to cook for the western guest and pay their attention to dose the spice, Breakfast and dinner will be served at camp, lunch is always packed, Afternoon snacks is served with hot beverages as of tea and coffee.

Sub to the number of person in group, for 2 to 4 Toyota Innova / Scorpia or Zylo, for 5 and more than 5 persons Tempo travelers or mini bus will be provided. All vehicle will be air-conditioned, except in hilly area air-condition of any vehicle can not be regularly used due to steep uphill drive, So you have to co-operate with. For the Autumns and spring season when temperature goes down, if you required heater except minibus each of those mentioned vehicle have the heating facilities and cannot be usd while uphill drive.

Road in this part of Himalaya is rough ( very rough at some places ) you can face land slide due to rainfall from july till mid Sep. and can be blocked for hours, day or more, you may miss the places expected to visit, or will visit the unexpected places, to regulate the situation the team at the spot will do the best possible at the moment. Road in India are being widen at so many states, So please don’t compare the driving time as estimated in developed nation.

Warm jacket type of gore axe or else ,Pull over, Trek suite, Raincoat, trekking shoes, Sneakers for river crossing, Camp shoes, Gloves, pairs of warm socks + normal socks, Sunglasses / Spare glasses or contact lenses, Sun hat + cap, sun cream, stick to protect the lips, long and short sleeves Shirts- Loose trousers, breathable water proof over , trousers , Washing kit, toilet kit, A small sewing kit, Safety pins, torch or flash light with spare batteries, Camera with spare memory cards and batteries, battery Charger , day sac, water bottle, pair of gaiters , walking sticks if one required, personal medical kit as per your medical advisor. Sleeping bag (-10/-15°C ) small pillow if you required , A light towel, a knife, a role of toilet paper, a plastic bowl for shaving ( for men, a large plastic bag to protect your clothing inside the bag, wet tissue paper, fanny pack to keep safely your important doc as passport, insurance paper, credit cards, money, Multifunctional knife, lighters, wooden pencils and pen, string of 4-55 meters to dry the clothing or other purpose, English –Hindi dictionary to learn the important words to greet and to communicate with locals and a note book can be useful to engrave your memory in it .