Region: Himachal Himalayas
Duration: 14 Nights 15 Days
Destination covered: Delhi – Manali – Manikaran – Barsheni – Khirganga-Tunda Bhuj – Thakur Kuan-Odi Thach – Mantalai Lake-Base of Pin Pass – Campsite over Pin Pass-Tiai – Mud-Gulling-Kaza- Manali-Delhi
Altitude: 4300 m above sea level
Grade: Hard Trek
Best Time: July to mid October
This is one of the most spectacular treks in the region that takes one from the lush green Parvati valley in Kullu to the stark and barren Pin valley in Spiti. On the way are the high-altitude Maltalai Lake and the Pin Parvati Pass.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi – Manali
Morning after breakfast drive to Manali on arrove chik in to hotel and dinner overnight stay in the hotel
Day 03: Manali – Manikaran – Barsheni – Khirganga (3020 m9906 ft)
5 hrs In the morning drive to Manikaran and from here we will start our trek. Khirganga is a hot spring where Lord Shiva is said tohave meditated. The difference between the spring here and in Manikaran is that after a bath in Khirganga, your skin will feel clammy and greasy whereas after a bath in the spring at Manikaran, your skin will feel dry.
Day 04: Khirganga – Tunda Bhuj (3285 mts/10775 ft) 5 hrs
The trek commences through dense forests and flower-strewn meadows. The progress is gradual and slow as it’s a steep climb to Tunda Bhuj.
Day 05: Tunda Bhuj – Thakur Kuan (3620 mts/11874 ft) 6 hrs
The trail continues through a landscape strewn with waterfalls, lakes and meadows till Thakur Kuan.
Day 06: Thakur Kuan – Odi Thach (3800 mts/12464 ft)
It’s another day of steep climb to reach the high altitude meadow of Odi Thach.
Day 07: Odi Thach – Mantalai Lake (4115 mts/13498 ft) 8 hrs
The trek up to Mantalai Lake is a gradual climb. Once at the lake, you can see the Mantalai Glacier, which is the source of the river Parvati. On the path, you will see the Pandu Bridge, which is made of a single rock on the river Parvati. It is said to make by the Pandavas during their exile in the Himalayas.
Day 08: Mantalai – Base of Pin Parvati Pass (4300 mts/14105 ft) 7 hrs
Ascend to the base camp of Mount Parvati which also serves as the base of the pass.
Day 09: Base of Pin Pass – Campsite over Pin Pass (4110 mts/13480 ft) 8 hrs
A steep climb takes you to Pin Pass (5300m). At the top of a large snow filled, crevassed hollow leads to the broad rocky saddle of the pass. At the top, one can see a splendid view of the snowy mountains of Hampta region on one side and the Pin valley of Spiti on the other.
Day 10: Campsite over Pin Pass – Tiai (3700 mts/12136 ft) 5 hrs
Trek along the Pin river in to the Pin Valley National park. Look out for the elusive snow leopards, musk deer and ibex.
Day 11: Tiai – Mud (3650 mts/11972 ft) 5 hrs
Trek through the barren, stark landscape of Spiti to Mud, a pretty village perched on a hillside.
Day 12: Mud – Gulling 6 hrs
Walk through the rough road up to Gulling with a grand view of the local villages and a barren land of the “middle country”. A jeep will be awaiting at Gulling and drive same day to Kaza. Overnight in Kaza.
Day 13: Kaza – Manali 8 hrs
Drive to the Kunzum Pass, which provides the main approach to Lahaul from Spiti. From there head to Manali via Keylong, Koksar and Rohtang Pass.
Day 14: Manali – Delhi
The day at leisure. In the evening drive to Delhi by Volvo coach. Overnight journey.
Day 15: Delhi
Arrival at Delhi by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for relax. In the evening drive to international airport to catch onwards flight.
Trip ends here.