Pin Parvati Pass
Day 01 : Arrival Delhi – Meet at the airport and transferred to hotel. Most international flights lands in night-stay in Delhi is recommended.
Day 02 : Reaching Chandigarh. Hotel stay. Do visit ROCK GARDEN,ROSE GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.
Day 03: Travel to MANIKARAN via KULLY VALLEY
Day 04: Manikaran-Pulga: (3-4 hrs.) Manikaran at 1700m is very popular religious place where people of all faiths comes to wish. Pulga 2100m is very famous among trekkers but mostly returns back. Small tea stalls and hotels are settled in apple orchards and are usually crowded with foreigners.
Day 05: Pulga-Kheer Ganga: (4-5 hrs.) Trail gradually ascends to Kheer Ganga which is a scenic place and now supported by a ” shelter” which is usually heavily crowded by foreigners. Kheer Ganga2850m is a open meadow.
Day 06: Kheer Ganga-Bhojtunda: (5 hrs.) Steady ascend to the gorge. Valley then widens and trail crosses several beautiful pastures supporting many types of wildflowers. There are some Gujjar/Gaddi shepherd encampments and this will be last human settlement you will be watching. Bhojtunda is 3200m high pasture.
Day 07: Bhojtunda-Thakur Khan: ( 4-5 hrs.) Crossing through rocks and dense vegetation. You will see remains of Indian Army helicopter which crashes in high winds when trying to land-just toppled due to velocity of wind. Thakur Khan 3400m is above the cliffs.
Day 08: Thakur Khan-Mantakal Lake: ( 6-7 hrs.) You will be lucky if you could see any shepherd encampment. There is a natural bridge and is known as Pandu Bridge.Trail makes some ups and downs and then goes through flowered meadows. To reach Mantalai Lake 4070m, it is 200m of steep ascending over boulders which may not be tough for people who had some experience but first timer may find learning lessons.
Day 09: Manatalai Lake-High Camp: ( 7 hrs.) Crossing terminal moraine and walking by cairns through boulders is high altitude ritual and experienced trekkers will find it easy and first timers will be able to learn how to find route among boulders and scree of terminal moraine. In bigger climbing expeditions-even experienced climbers had been seen loosing their ‘way through’. So, this type of walking in high altitude is must to learn for people who love Himalayan treks.
Day 10: High Camp-Pin Parvati Pass-Pin valley: Walking Time 5 hrs.> From high camp, steep 300m climb to a snowfield and then a small col is way to cross this legendary pass.Pin Parvati Pass 4810m is marked by cairns and prayer flags. Descending is gradual.
Day 11 : Pin valley-Mud: ( 8hrs.) Gradual descending towards valley floor to village Mud 3600m.
Day 12 : Mud-Sangam: ( 4-5 hrs.) A gradual walk though Spiti valley which is a landscape of it’s own type. Sangam is a road head and you can catch bus for Manali or Shimla.
Day 13 : Traveling To Recong Peo-hotel stay.
Day 14: Travel by Jeep back to SHIMLA
Day 15: Travel back to DELHI