Brief Description

The Pin Parvati Pass, nestled at an altitude of 17,380 feet above sea level, in Himachal Pradesh, forms the gateway to the Spiti Valley from the Kullu Valley.Trek route is through lush green meadows, stately forests and narrow valleys. You are accompanied by the constant roar of the river Parbati till you reach Mantalai Lake on the 4th day. There are few other treks in Himalayas which offer a complete experience like Pin Parwati Pass Trek does. The journey begins from Bhuntar, a place 50kms before Manali on Delhi- Manali Highway. We start with a road drive on serpentine road from Bhuntar to Pulga via famous town of Kasol. On the first day we trek upto Kheerganga which is also a very popular weekend hiking destination. Kheerganga is also known for its hot water spring which is something not be missed when you are here. On the second day as we hike further from Kheerganga, the civilization suddenly disappear. You can only spot few Ghaddi settlements here & there. The camping site of Tundabhoj on second day is straight out of heaven. Huge mountains with cascading waterfalls is a sight to behold in Tundabhoj. Third day is one of the most adventurous day. Credit for this goes to three makeshift bridges on gushing river Parwati. These are known as :Tedha Pul, Trolley Pul & PanduPul. On fourth day we trek to the source of River Parwati which is Mantalai Lake. As we approach the Lake,you are welcomed by a criss cross of small rivulets of water which have a milky colour. This looks as if milk is flowing through hundreds of such streams. This landscape is also known as Mini Mantalai. On this day we camp near serene Manatalai Lake. After Manatalai Lake as we cross the pass we enter the beautiful yet harsh Spiti Valley. The change in Terrain & Landscape is very contrasting. Travelling all the way from lush green forests of Himachal now you reach the barren landscapes of Spiti. We end the trek in Mud village. A short road drive from Mudh will take us to Kaza where we stay in a Hotel for the night. On the last day we drive from Kaza to Manali where the trip ends.

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.


Show detailed itinerary
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

Big 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

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 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.

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

Packing List: What to pack

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Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • Veg Food (Day 1 Lunch till Day 5 Breakfast).Three Meals a day
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Camping tents, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & 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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