Manali – Kinnaur over Pin Parvati Pass

pin parvati passDay 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: Walking Time 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: Walking Time 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: Walking Time 5 hrs.> Steay ascend to the gorge. Valley then widens and trail crosses several beautiful pasturs supporting many types of wildflowers. There are some Gujjar/Gaddi shepherd emcampments and this will be last human settlement you will be watching. Bhojtunda is 3200m high pastur.

Day 07: Bhojtunda-Thakur Khan: Walkgint Time 4-5 hrs.> Crossing through rocks and dense vegitation. 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: Walking Time 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 Mantakal Lake 4070m, it is 200m of steep ascending over boulders which may not be tough for people who had some expereince but first timer may find learning lessons.

Day 09: Manatak Lake-High Camp: Walking Time 7 hrs.> Crossing terminal moraine and walking by cairns through boulders is high altitude ritual and expereinced 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 expereinced 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 trekks.

Day 10: High Camp-Pin Parvati Pass-Pin valley: Walking Time 5 hrs.> From high camp, steep 300m climb to a snoefield 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: Walking Time 8hrs.> Gradual desceding towards valley floor to village Mud 3600m.

Day 12 : Mud-Sangam: Walking Time 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 back to SHIMLA

Day 15: Travel back to DELHI

Shorter Options in Parvati Valley:

Camping: Manikaran is road head and as we mentioned Pulga is 2-3 hrs. walking distance and is ideal place for camping with families /friends.Old and small kids can easily walk on jeepable road which is well marked with tea stalls en route. himadventures.com is regularly using this region for summer camps and as well as family camping.

Trekking: If not for Pin Parvati pass-one can easily reach to Kheer Ganga and Mantalai beyond.

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Manali to Keylong over Hamta Pass

3Lesser known route, used to be shepherd trail. Requires good fitness and aptitude to walk over high passes and trekking into remote wilderness.

Day 1: Takeover from AIRPORT – Most international flights lands in night- we provide takeover from airport and shift to hotel. Take rest. If you are coming from DOMESTIC FLIGHT- you can reach CHANDIGARH same day.

Day 2: Reaching CHANDIGARH – In moderate traffic of DELHI- it can take 5-6 hrs in reaching CHANDIGARH. Chandigarh is modern and planned city of INDIA. Do have a visit in evening at internationaly famous ROCK GARDEN,ROSE GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.

Day 3: Reaching MANALI- We start travel after breakfast and very soon we find ourselves in VALLE OF GODS- this is famous KULLU VALLEY.

Day 4: Rest Day – We suggest you to take local walking in mountain as this willhelp you in getting acclimitized to mountain air.

Day-5: Manali-Settan (2050m), 11 kms
One comes across good stiff jungles along the route. Visit the village.

Day-6: Settan-Panduropa, 8 kms
Chhika is situated below the Hamta Pass. Camp site is available on the fight bank of the .Hamta nullah and near Khrei nullah.

Day- 7: Panduropa-Chhika (3000m), 6 kms
This 4268 m high pass remains open between May and September. This pass is not as windy as the Rohtang pass. Camping ground is available below the Hamta pass on the other side in the Lahaul valley.

Day- 8: Chhika-Hamta, 10 kms
Steep climb down. Ford a side nullah. At Chhatru one can see the ruins of old village ravaged by the fury of fiver Chandra. PWD rest house and camping ground available.

Day-9: Hamta-Chhatru (3360 m), 10 kms
Rather an easy walk along the fight bank of river Chandra. The scenery resembles moonscape. It is desolate and dry. At Gramphu, 5 kms short of Khoksar one meets the metalled road.

Day-10: Khoksar-Sissu (3120 m), 14 kms
Along the right bank of the river. The valley flattens out at Sissu and appears strikingly green. Visit the waterfall on the left bank and the temple of Lord Ghepan, the supreme deity of Lahaul. Also visit two fountain slabs, one lying near the bridge and the other near the temple. Permit obtainable at Khoksar.

Day-11: Sissu-Gondhla (3160 m),12 kms
Along the right bank of the river, one can see beautiful precipices opposite Gondhla. Visit Tower of Gondhla and rock carvings near the Govt. School at Gondhla.

Day-12 : Gondhla-Keylong (3156 m),18 kms
Upto Tandi follow the road. Tandi is the confluence of rivers Chandra and Bhaga. From Tandi follow the right bank of river Bhaga. At Tandi visit Tupchiling Gompa. At Beeling on way to Keylong one may like to visit a small cave temple just above HRTC workshop. From Beeling take the shortcut to reach Keylong, the administrative headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti.

Day 13: Reaching MANALI- road travel.

Day 14: Manali to CHANDIGARH- same route

Day 15: CHANDIGARH to DELHI.

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Manali- Chanderkhani Pass

Chanderkhani Pass is a moderate trek not too difficult nor that easy but one of the most beautiful and exciting trek which makes it popular for its trekking journey

Chanderkhani Pass is a moderate trek not too difficult nor that easy but one of the most beautiful and exciting trek which makes it popular for its trekking journey

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: Reaching Manali

Day 04: Trek to Khsadra. Shepherd fields…green meadows.

Day 05: Trek to Bhand Pather. Moderate altitude gaining. 4- 5 hrs of walking.

Day 06: Trek to Futta Soor. Moderate altitude gaining.

Day 07: Trek to tumtu. Easy walkable trail.

Day 08: Trek to Pulang. CHANDERKHANI PASS

Day 09: Trek to Base Camp (Seobagh).

Day 10: Travel for Chandigarh.

Day 11: Travel back to DELHI.

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