Pin Parvati Pass Trek

28500

Bhuntar to Manali

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Brief Description

Pin Parvati Pass is one of the most scenic treks in the Himalayas. The trail is through lush green forests, wide open meadows, uncountable waterfalls, a high altitude lake and brings you face to face with Parvati glacier. Very few treks give you a chance to walk on a glacier, and Pin Parvati trek is one of them. The crossover to the contrasting Pin Valley in Spiti adds a cultural spin to the trek making it even more attractive. The best time to go for Pin Parvati trek is post monsoon between the months of August and September. It is a challenging trek that requires a great deal of stamina and excellent trekking skills and therefore is not recommended for beginners.

Why Bikat?

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

 

Itinerary

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1 Day 1
Day 1 : Report in Bhuntar. Road drive from Bhuntar to Pulga
2 Day 2
DAY 2: Pulga - Kheerganga - 2810m - 6 hours
3 Day 3
DAY 3: Khirganga - Tunda Bhuj - 3333m - 4 to 5 hours
4 Day 4
DAY 4: Tunda Bhuj - Thakur Kuan - 3570m- 3 to 4 hours
5 Day 5
DAY 5: Thakur Kuan to Odi Thatch -3620m- 4 to 5 hours
6 Day 6
DAY 6: Odi Thatch to Mantalai – 3700m- 5 to 6 hours
7 Day 7
DAY 7: Mantalai – Base Camp I of Pin Parvati Pass - 4940m - 5 to 6 hours
8 Day 8
DAY 8: Base Camp I over the Pass - 5300m - Base Camp II - 4900m 7 - 8 hours
9 Day 9
DAY 9: Base Camp II to Wichkurung Thatch - 3500m - 6 hours
10 Day 10
DAY 10: Wichkurung Thatch - Mud - 3970m - 5 hours trek - Kaza by taxi
11 Day 11
DAY 11: Kaza - Manali
12 Day 12
DAY 12: Buffer Day

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Pin-Parvati Trek is a difficult trek climbing to an altitude of 5298 metres. This expedition should only be attempted by the seasoned trekkers and for those who have done moderate level treks before. A maintenance of good physical stamina and fitness is a requisite.

Eligibility: Experience required

  • Should have at least 7-10 trekking days in the Himalayas in her kitty.
  • Should have done at least one Moderate Plus category trek.
  • For the trek’s achieving more than 6000 Mts, it would help if the person has experience of trekking at altitudes higher than 4500 mts.
For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale

Packing List: What to pack

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Eligibility: Requisite Skills

  • Ascending & Descending on snow
  • Basics of Mountain Sickness
  • Basics of Mountain Hazards
  • How to use basic mountaineering equipment like gaiters & micro spikes
  • How to cross small and large water streams
  • Basic principles of acclimatization

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

  • Jog/Run for 5 Kms in 25-30 mins Or Walk continuously for 10 kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better)
  • Hold your breath for 40 seconds
  • 3 sets of Climbing 30 – 40 steps in one stretch
  • Push Ups – 10
  • Lunges & Squats – 15 X 2 sets
  • If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The trek starts from Pulga Valley which is half an hour drive from Bhuntar. There are direct buses available from Delhi to Bhuntar. All the buses going from Delhi to Manali drop down at Bhuntar. The trek ends in Kaza Valley which is 200 km away from Manali. It takes about 7 hours drive from Kaza to Manali. The frequency of buses between Kaza and Manali is low. However, you can take a private taxi from Kaza to Manali.
Manali is well connected to Delhi with all kinds of transport (except direct train) and can easily be reached through road or air.
By Road: The road distance from Delhi to Manali is 536 km. There are overnight HRTC buses and Volvos available from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi for Manali. It is a 14 hour journey by bus. You can book your bus tickets online through hrtchp.com or any other bus services available. You can also hire a private taxi or an outstation cab from Delhi.
By Rail: To reach by train, take a direct train from Delhi to Pathankot. Some of the trains that run on this route are Delhi-Pathankot Express, Jammu Tawi Express, Delhi-Dhauladhar Express. You can then take a bus from Pathankot to Manali. Or you can take a connecting train to Joginder Nagar from Pathankot which is the nearest station to Manali. There are buses running frequently between Joginder Nagar and Manali.
By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport which is located 50 km from Manali. There are taxis available at the airport which will take you to Manali. You can also take local buses that keep running from Bhuntar to Manali at very regular frequency. Buses are decent and very cheap compared to taxi that can cost you around INR 2000-5000 depending upon season.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Manali is the gateway to Solang Valley where you can participate in adventure activities like paragliding, and zorbing in the summer months when the snow melts. Visit the ancient Hadimba Devi Temple which has an interesting mythological tale associated with it. Walk through the charming lanes of Old manali. Visit the bazaar to buy some souvenirs. Jogini Fall and Vashisht Temple are other famous attractions in Manali. You can also visit Rohtang pass while you are in Manali. Kaza, the capital of Spiti is also famous for a number of tourist attractions. There are spectacular monasteries and local shopping souks. Kibber, Komic, and Dhankar Village are few of the famous villages in the capital. You can visit the world’s highest motorable village - Kibber and the highest post office of the world - Hikkim (pin code 172114).

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

You can find mobile reception till Pulga Village. There will be no connectivity beyond this point. BSNL user may get good signals in Kaza, and in Kibber.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 13 years. However, minors aged between 13 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

Packing List: What to pack



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Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Eligibility: Experience required

Should have an experience of at least 10 – 15 trek days in the Himalayas, At least one Moderate Plus category trek, Experience of trekking at altitudes higher than 4700 - 5000 mts, Medical fitness certificate from CMO of a recognized hospital.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

  1. Jog/Run for 5 Kms in 25-30 mins Or Walk continuously for 10 kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better) - You would be required to produce a screenshot from a fitness app testifying the same
  2. Hold your breath for 40 seconds
  3. 3 sets of Climbing 30 – 40 steps in one stretch, Push Ups – 10, Lunges & Squats – 15 X 2 sets
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite skills

How to use an Ice Axe
How to use Climbing boots & Crampons
How to rope up & follow queued climbing/descending
How to self-arrest using an ice axe
Knowledge of Basic First aid

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Pin-Parvati Trek is a difficult trek climbing to an altitude of 5298 metres. This expedition should only be attempted by the seasoned trekkers and for those who have done moderate level treks before. A maintenance of good physical stamina and fitness is a requisite.

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What's Included

  • Veg Food (Starting Dinner on Day 1 till lunch on Day 10).Three Meals a day
  • Gamow Bag (HAPO Chamber) - 1 per batch
  • Portable Stretcher - 1 per batch
  • Stay in Hotel/Guest house on triple Sharing basis in Pulga. Guest House stay in Kaza on twin sharing basis
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Camping tents on twin sharing, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress
  • Micro-spikes, Gaiters, Helmets, Harness, and carabiners, as required
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & special rescue course from NIM Uttarkashi
  • First Aid Certified Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Transportation from Bhuntar to Pulga while going and Mud to Manali while returning.

What's not Included

  • Meals during road journeys
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Carriage of personal rucksack
  • Meals during Hotel Stay

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