Region - Manali, Manaikaran, paevati Vally , stages Pin Parvati pass, Kunzam pass and Rohtang pass.
Gradient - A difficulty is not there, of course ups and down will there. Jerk and jolts.
Grading - A reasonable degree of physical fitness is needed for this trek and one day acclimatization at Manali is recommended.
Special interest - Excellent view for photographers, ideal places for nature lover, best spot for adventure lover, full of monastic / Buddhism culture.
Kullu and Manali
The area of kullu- Manali the hauntingly beautiful Kullu district lies in Himachal parades, a tiny hill state in the north of the India between north longitude 32-26 and, east longitude 76-5. To its west lies the Bara Bangal range of mountain, and to the south west are the peaks are Dhauladher, separating it from Kangra district.
Kullu Manali is the source of river Beas and its tributsries, the Parvati and the Sainj. On the north east lays the central Himalayan ranges and beyond them are the border of Lahual and spiti.
The magical region comprises a total area of 1924sq miles, an eighty mile stretch of varying width, running north to south along the western side of the great snow range known as the mid Himalaya.
The main Kullu valley has numerous side valleys opening into it. The most notable of these is the Parvati valley. Parvati River, which meets the river Beas at Bunter, is the biggest tributary of the river Beas. There are more than fifty peaks from 5650mt to 6630mt. Enclosed between them together with the retrain glacier, Dibibokri glacier, Tosh glacier, Malana glacier and Parvati glacier.
Non-sumptuous water spring of the world are situated, is the most popular place to visit and stay/ Most of the trekking trails commence from the Manikaran moter head.
Pin valley is formed by the Pin River, which rise on the eastern slope of Pin Parvati pass (3500mts) and meets the Spiti River exactly opposite Lingti village. One of the ways the parahio Nala near Pokchung joins it. Parahio valley has several peaks and glaciers and it has been declared as a National park. From pin valley one can cross the kullu valley over pin pass: and to the district of Kinnor via’ shadarof pass (5022mt) or Tarikhango pass BAWA PASS (4866mts). Pin valley is much more rugged and barren then the main spiti valley.
“Pin vally nation park-land of ibex and snow leopard”.
Spiti (locally pronounced “piti”:
The sub division of Lahaul and spiti combine to make this Trans of Himachal Pradesh (the abode of snow). The district headquaterters at in Keylong in Lahaul , and the administrative seat of spiti is the Kaza. Spiti is connected to the Lahaul by Kunzum pass (4590) and to the state capital, Shimla, through the district of kinnaur. Translated,’spiti’ means the “middle country-a name obviously given as a result of its ties with both India and Tibet fed by several fast-flowing sub streams, the river spiti flow through area and join with other mighty river of the resion, Sutluj at Khab . With freckles of green over a dry, weather beaten face, spiti is a cold desert where is monsoon never comes. Stark beauty, narrow valleys and High Mountain characterize it. A century ago, Rudyard Kipling in kim called spiti” a world with in a world’ and a “place the Gods live” a description that holds true to the present day.
Duration - 14 days
Departure - 7 June and 10 September
Tour Difficulty - Challenging +
Day wise Program
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
On arrival you will meet our airport representative at airport who will assist you to your hotel in our vehicle where you will be welcomed by Group Leader. He will discuss with you the schedule of next day and handover you the necessary documents and travel vouchers.
Day 02 Manikaran
It’s around 3 hour drive to reach Manikaran. When you reach in Bunter we are here for receive you people. Car is ready for you we are putting your baggage’s into the car and then we are moving to Manikaran . After reach their transfer to hotel for relax till afternoon and then having our lunch introduction with arrival team and local team guide team, leader and medical staff and discussion about trek make good planning for trek. After tea we are going for acclimatization walk and explore the Manikaran market. Overnight stay and dinner at hotel.
Day 03 Manikaran to Pulga(2791mts)
It’s around 5 hour walk. Morning after having our breakfast we are starting our trek to Pulga. The distance to Pulga is 18 km. it is an easy trek through narrow valleys accompanied by the constant roar of the river Parvati (camp at pulga) amidst green meadows and terraced hill farms besides the river. On the way one can see plenty of hermit pious going on the Pilgrimage to Mantalai. Our night stay and dinner is in Pulga camp.
Day 04 Pulga to Khirganga (2960mt)
It’s around 5 hour walk. Khirganga means a hot spring water where lord shiva meditated and done penance. One thing to be potted is that its waterish not like Manikaran and once you have bath your body become greasy where as in Manikaran as you feel the dryness. This water also contains medical property and treats heart ailments and blood pressure.
Day 05 Khirganga to Tunda buj (3285 mts)
It’s around 5 hour walk. From Khirganga trek commences through dense forest and flower strewn meadows, which is an unforgettable experience. The progress is gradual and slow as it is a steep climb up to Tundabuj.
Day 06 Tunda buj to Thakur Kuan
It’s around 7 hour walk after crossing huge rock for 3 hour overnight camping in a meadow. Today onwards one can see lots of water falls’ lake and variety of flowers and large green meadow. It is delighted camping spot.
Day 07 Thakur kuan to Mantalai (4070mt)
A wonderful trek with a vigorous climb to reach Odi tach. From here you can see Mantali glacier, which, is the source of the river Parvati. Here water is gushing out of a massive glacier and then zigzagging its way down the whole valley. It is a world of exhilarating experiences. In the middle is the Pandu bridge, which is made of a single rock pieces on river Parvati by the Pandavas during their exile in the Himalaya during the Mahabharata Epic. Here you will find numerous varieties of different curative herds growing wild.
Day 08 Mantali to camp site over Pin pass to base (4110 mt)
Today we have long trek it’s around 8 hour we are doing this trek with our pack lunch. Today we will ascend you base camp where Mount Parvati will be looking down over you. Many places in a zigzagging way to the top. An ice axe and rope can prove vary help full at the top of this slope a large snow filled hollow crevassed leads to the broad rocky saddle of the pass. At the top one can see a splendid fetching view of the snowy mountains of HAMTA REGION likely Deo-Tibba and Inderason. And one can peep into the Pin valley of Spiti also extensive panorama of several major Kullu and Parvati Peaks.
Day 09 Campsite over Pin passes to Mud (3650mt)
Today we trek along the pin river and little streams to be negotiating The Government of India has declared pin valley as a national park. It is a famous for the snow Leopard, Musk deer and Ibex. Then we will be trekking through the last village in the pin valley and the first village via Pin pass of the pin valley.
Day 10 Mud to the Gulling / Kaza / Rangrik (3650mt)
Today we are walking 5 hour through thr rough road up to the Gulling with grandeur view of the local villages and a barren land of this “Middle Country”. Jeep will be waiting at Gulling and drive same day to Kaza. Overnight stay in camp at Rangrik.
Day 11 Rangrik
Today we are going for sights seeing in and around Spiti / Kaza. Today visit in Ki-Monastery,Kibber village , Dhanker Monastery, Taboo Monastery and overnight stay in Rangrik.
Day 12 Rangrik to Manali via Kaza
It’s around 8hour drive back to the foot of the Kunum pas and drive up to the top , Which provides the main approach to lahual from spiti and over at the foot of the pass the last village of spiti valley is welcomes a small hamlet Losar (4079mt) with couple of house. Stop for a while, get checked your passport. Spiti vally is formed by the Spiti River, Which rise on the slopes of kunzum Pass and ands at the river’s confluence with the pare chu near Sumdo is about 150 km. Over Kunzum pass to Batel, after that it starts the real drive up to Chotadara, chhtru and Grampoo through the rugged and Chandera River valley on the way left hand side is Bara Shigri meaning glacier in spiti and dialect. The glacier is mountainous mass of soiled ice, more than a kilometer wide and extending over a distance of ten kilometers. At Grampoo it divides the valley into Lahaul spiti and turns right hand side at Grampoo towards Lahual and leh and left hand side turn to the Rohtang / Manali. At Grampoo the real climb to Rohtang Pass, here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendid. At the top of the pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridge into the Lahual valley. A few kilometers away from the pass is Sonapani glacier: slightly to the left are the twin peaks of the GEPAN jagged pyramind of rock and snow crowned. And slowly descend down to over Rohtang pass to Manali. Overnight stay in hotel at manali.
Day 13 Manali and Naggar sightseeing/ relaxed day
We start by noon to Naggar, the ancient capital of Kullu Valley and presently a heritage village with Roerich Art Gallery and castle to see. The Castle which is situated at the top, has a restaurant from where the entire Kullu valley is visible. Lunch with this fantastic vies is always appreciated at Castle and later we drive back to Manali. Manali has few very unique and good restaurants, so the dinner could be another experience in the town.
Day 14 Drive to Kullu airport (53 Kms) and fly to Delhi
Morning we drive you to the Kullu airport along the River Beas and once you arrive Delhi, our drivers will take you to your hotel. Your trekking guide will be travelling with you till Delhi. You will be accompanied to the international airport in the evening to take your flight back to home.