PIN PARVATI PASS TREK IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

Pin Parvati pass full of contrasts–culturally as well as geographically in Himachal, we begin from the lush green Apple Valley of Kullu with its hot springs and meadows covered with alpine flowers. Rich forests, steep cliffs and spectacular waterfalls complement the scenery on the trail. Passing temporary shepherds settlements, the valley opens as we go higher giving way to views of the neigh bouring peaks and glaciers. The final haul over the Pin Parvati is done in the early hours to reach the pass before noon. The pass at 5400m offers superb views of the snow covered peaks of Kinnaur, the Kulu Eiger and views across Spiti. The scenery changes once you cross the pass into the Pin and then the wide fl at Spiti valley with barley terraces on the valley sides with rocky cliffs towering high. Mani (prayer) walls line the village path with its stone houses. A few days are spent in visiting the ancient and dramatically situated monasteries before we drive across the Kunzumla pass to end in the the well known hill station town of Manali.

Region: Himachal Himalaya
Grade: Strenuous
Duration: 16 Night & 17 Days / 7 Nights Hotel, 9Nights Camping, 9 Days Trekking
Best Time: June, July, August & October

Highlights:
Stark changes in Landscape
Glacial Manthalai Lake
Most stunning scenery
Hot sulphur bath at Khir Ganga
Panoramic views of numerous peaks from the pass