Pin Parvati Pass

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Trek Highlights
  • There is dramatic change in the landscape during this trek.
  • The routes of this trek has been used for many years by travelers and trekkers alike.
  • The difficult level is moderate to high.
  • Scenic row of pine trees on either side of Pin Parvati Valley create an ecstatic environment that remains in our heart and mind forever.
  • The trek itself tests you with the difficult trails and inclement weather.
Inclusion/Exclusion
Inclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Permit & Camping Charges
  • Trekking Gears
  • Safety Equipment
  • Specialist Trek Leader/Team
Exclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Transport to and from the base camp
  • Anything separated from considerations
Short Itinerary

Day 1: Manali to Barshaini and trek to Kalga

Day 2: Kalga to Kheerganga

Day 3: Kheerganga to Tunda Bhuj

Day 4: Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan

Day 5: Thakur Kuan to Odi Thach

Day 6: Odi Thach to Mantalai Lake

Day 7: Mantali Lake to Summit Camp

Day 8: Summit Camp - Summit to Pin base/Bedu Thatch

Day 9: Pin Base to Tiya

Day 10: Tiya to Mud Drive to Kaza

Day 11: Kaza to Manali

You will be staying in a geust house or Home stay at Kalga Or Kaza. Accommodation on all other days will be in tents (2-3 per tent).

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Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Trekking in Himalayas in an achievement itself, and when it’s about trekking in Himachal then it is an ultimate feeling, Himachal Pradesh is a hub for trekking, amongst 200 treks, Trekking in Himachal offers to astonish destinations, Pin Parvati Pass trek is one amongst them — nestled at an altitude of 17,450 Ft.

Trekking in Manali is a glorious chance, where Pin Parvati Pass trek considered being the arduous trek in Himachal region; The Pin Parvati Pass Trek got its name after Parvati valley of Kullu, and Pin valley of Spiti.

This trilling trek starts from Kullu, ends in Manali, it is a whole 11 days trek in the lap of Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh offers the erotic view of vibrant landscapes, lush greenery, thick alpine forests, wild, colorful blossoming flora, and the magnificent scenery far beyond your imagination.

The whole scenario throughout in the way feels like a tale of a beautiful garden, with a lot of adventure in each step you count. Pin Parvati Pass is always prepared to offer the thrilling experience to each trekker; it has all the risk, and uncertainty that is best suited for the trekkers want to face the adventure at the fullest. Pin Parvati Pass trek package is worth picking incoming summer, as the astonish valley’s of Kullu, and Spiti provides the spine-tingling view of the mountains.

Mountains Wrapped in the snow, the complete pass takes you through some highest peaks, the entire path is a blend of steep, and slope pathways, rugged ways can make the journey little tiring, but the result after conquering the summit will not be anything less than a significant achievement.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek Difficulty Level

Pin Parvati Pass Trek graded as a difficult as well as expedition trek, so it has a higher level of challenges that can only be conquered by an experienced trekker, as it has a steep glacier descends, entirely no civilization, boulders, and bridges.

Is it suitable for children’s? No, the trek is not favorable for children’s as it is the expedition.

Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families? No, Pin Parvati Pass does not belong to the beginners as it is an expedition, though families have any prior experience in any expedition or arduous trek can choose Pin Parvati Pass Trek.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek Highest altitude

Nestled in Himachal Pradesh alternate to Spiti Valley, Pin Parvati Pass Trek is known amongst the most thrilling and challenging trails in the country. The Pin Parvati Pass Trek altitude is 17,450 Ft.

In the expedition like Pin Parvati Pass Trek, that lies on the higher altitude, so some measures to be taken care are the health, healthy food, enough hydrated body, as the more the elevation more your body can suffer from less oxygen. Through guides will be there to instruct but it would be better to take care of yourself physically, and mentally as the higher altitude can put the trekker into some health problems, so better to take a precaution before by keeping oneself healthy enough.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek Season

Pin Parvati Pass Trek located at an altitude of 17,450 Ft. is the Best Trek in Himachal trekking destinations, Pass trek is graded at difficult, and the best season for Pin Parvati Pass is in July to September end, as Best season for trekking in Manali is better in summers, than any in other season.

During June and July, Weather of Pin Parvati Pass Trek remains pleasant, and the temperature may go down to sub-zero.

Enriched by the glory of Mother Nature, Trekking in Himachal Pradesh is best in all seasons, where this trekking expedition in Kullu – Manali is pleasant and provides extraordinary adventure.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek Average Temperature

The average temperature in the day time will be 16°C to 20°C and Night: 0°C to 4°C.

One must bring enough pair of clothes and better quality trekking boots (Link of Blog) so that a trekker can be covered thoroughly and does not face any difficulty during the stay at this temperature.

There is a vast difference in the city and mountain temperature, and when it is an expedition like Pin Parvati Pass Trek so it might be possible that one can encounter a little difficulty during acclimatization. It is essential to bring all warm clothes, and that may not even affect the backpack too much.


What makes this trek different?

Pin Parvati Pass was discovered in 1884 alternate to Spiti Valley; It is an expedition with a lot of adventure.

The rugged pathway of the pass trek is the abundance of the adventure, and thrill along with the scenic beauty of the destination gives great essence throughout the journey.

Manali Trekking that is well known for its adventure in the lap of Himalayans offers the erotic glance of Pin Parvati Pass trek, the trek strolls till the end of the civilization, the snow-capped mountains ranges of Himalayas treat your eyes throughout the way.

The serene beauty of the destination as no comparison to the city life, the tranquil beauty in the gigantic mountains seems like a home, one belongs too, the hazy weather, with the light blue sky, offers the mesmerizing picture of Pin Parvati Pass, it has everything from the spirituality till the adventure. The trekking starts from driving to Barshaini, and trek to Kalga. While trekking to Rudranath and camp followed by Kheerganga to Tunda Bhuj and Thakur Kuan, witness the attractive villages, bright sea cliff, and high chilling waterfalls. Kheerganga is devoted to Lord Shiva where devotees take a deep bath in hot tank water.

The significant peaks that can be seen are through the Pin Parvati Pass Trek are Kullu Eiger, Parvati South, Kangla Tarbo, Kullu Makalu & West Horn. The trail passes through the Pin Valley National Park, known for a sighting of the snow leopards and the Great Himalayan National Park with many rare Himalayan birds like the Western Tragopan. Though the trek is strenuous and challenging, the beauty of the region makes it one of the most erotic treks for any trekking lover.


Trek Itinerary

Day 1 : Manali to Barshaini and trek to Kalga

Altitude: 8,435 Ft.

Distance: 4 - 5 hrs

Trek Time: 1/2 hr trek

Trek Gradient: Moderate

Water Sources: Bring you water bottles

The adventurous and the arduous journey to Pin Parvati Pass Trek will start from Barshaini village though you will start getting the beauty of the whole trek by getting the glimpse of Manali itself.

The best trekking place in Himachal, the pleasurable journey in Manali Trekking of Pin Parvati Pass trek commerce from Manali and the trek starts from Barshaini village encompasses by the thick pine forest and vibrant green pastureland. The trek from Barshaini will take you to the Kalga village that is around 1/2 hrs trek from Barshaini.

Along the way, the magnificent beauty of the pass will treat your eyes with the soothing green, or the snow-covered mountains, those gigantic mountains will hug you with all the love in the trek.

Later there will be a halt for lunch at Manikarna gurudwara were you can visit hot springs, the langar that will be served in gurudwara will be something you should try, after lunch, you will be heading towards Kalga from Barshaini, from gurudwara, there will be a little trekking towards Kalga.

Day 2 : Kalga to Kheerganga

Altitude: 9,711 Ft.

Distance: 6-7 hrs

Trek Time: 10 Km trek

Trek Gradient: Moderate

Water Sources: You will get the source to refill the bottles

The second day will be fantastic, and an adventurous day with a little long trail, you will continue from Kalga and will move ahead towards Kheerganga, while in between you will cross the crystal clear bridge from where you will be able to witness the sacred river of Parvati valley, The Parvati River.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek is an ultimate trek for any trekker in Himachal Trekking, the amalgamation of thrill, and going to lasts for life for any trekker, enjoy the vast landscapes view very closely, the beauty you witness will make you realize the heaven in Manali Trekking, the lands of soothing green that will treat your eyes with calmness. The whole trail will go through the forests, and sheer ascend of over 30 m.

The climb will continue till you reach the point from where it will take a rational V turn, and you will be able to see the astonishing view of the mountains, from here it will take a less time for you to reach your destination that is around 10 m of walk to meadows where Kheerganag is situated.

On the way you will cross the waterfall, the creamy white water will give the incredible feeling, and later you will find a Maggi point where you can take a rest and have a Maggi as magi and mountains are the best friends never go alone anywhere.

Later on, the entire trail will be a less steep ascent and will be the more gradual blend of pine, oak, horse chestnut, and walnut trees. From Kalga to Kheerganga it will be 10 Km trek which will take around 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 3 : Kheerganga to Tunda Bhuj

Altitude: 10,500 Ft.

Distance: 7-8 hrs

Trek Time: 13 Km trek

Trek Gradient: Moderate to difficult

Water Sources: You will get the source to refill your bottles

The trek for 3rd will be starting from Kheerganga to Tunda Bhuj which is a steady trek, and from there you can witness the Parvati river firmly coming down from the mountains, that look is astonishing, and makes you believe that trekking in Manali is the ultimate experience.

Later on, the trek will be heading towards the stretched meadows land, and chirping of bird will be with you whole time, like a fellow who will entertain your ears the entire journey of 3rd day, the path from Kheerganga will be the first stream that will be crossing start with a constant ascent for about 20 m.

Kheerganga is the spiritual destination come after the name of Lord Shiva, and is the most demanded destination, when it’s about the trekking in Himachal, later on, your path, you will see the bridge over the edge of the mountains, after around 30 m you will cross the forest area and will enter into the meadows.

This scene will feel like a beautiful window scene when in the morning you open the curtains, and witness the magnificent view in front of you, now on the way of meadows you will head to the higher altitude at the high peaks.

Once you reach the top, you will witness the tremendous view of the Parvati Valley the look will chill down your spine. That is how your whole journey of the reaching the Tunda- Bhuj will be over when you will cross the final overpass, and enter your destination at an altitude of 10,500 Ft. where you will witness the massive mountains covered with snow.

Day 4 : Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan

Altitude: 11,000 Ft.

Distance: 6-7 hrs Ft.

Trek Time: 11 Km trek

Trek Gradient: Difficult

Water Sources: You will get the source to refill your water bottles

4th day it will be ahead towards Thakur Kuan, as walking down from Tunda Bhuj towards Thakur Kuan, you will cross your way through the pastureland with the flora, and soothing green will continuously be your mate in this journey.

There is the fact that gree is the most soothing colour make the eyes, and mind calm, and the best part of trekking in Manali is, it has the abundance of greenery.

The landscape view of Tunda Bhuj is easy, but the distance that you will cover is a little longer as the bridge you will cross is a long one, and will consume a lot of time.

Later on, it will take around 15 m to reach the steady climb as you will go through the rocky meadow land. Trekking in Himachal known to be the most lovely, and adventurous one, and the greenery of pasturelands set the four moons in the Manali trekking as well as the destination is the full blend of greenery and rocks.

Now when you head towards you trail, you will see the landscape view that for sure will wake up the photographer inside you, as the view is so stunning to click the picture of it.

After crossing the Pandu Bridge, you will walk down towards the Parvati River at your right side that will take around 15 min to pass through the fields.

After all the efforts you have made to reach the Thakur Kuan you will arrive there by the evening, that is situated at an altitude of 11,000 Ft.

Day 5 : Thakur Kuan to Odi Thach

Altitude: 12,467 Ft.

Distance: 5-6 hrs

Trek Time: 9 Km trek

Trek Gradient: Difficult

Water Sources: You will get the source to fill your water bottles

As the last day was little tiring, so you will feel good after having a proper rest as the 5th day will be with full of adventure, and fun, this day will be an easy day in your entire trekking journey to Pin Parvati Pass trek.

You will cross the terrain region and then will pass the multiple streams coming to your way.

Later you will again witness the Pin Parvati River alongside that will help be your fellow, and will give the mesmerising view. You will follow the big forests and meadows land which will see aside from the Parvati River, enrich with green trekking in Manali give the fruitful lesson of keeping the surrounding vibrant as it is so healthy for once body, and mind.

After crossing the forests, and meadows you will enter the Thakur Kuan region which is surrounded by the pastures of orchard flowers, and small trees, and it is advised to the trekkers to form a group to pass through the natural bridge.

The trail will be easy as it will be flat ground which means you don’t need to make efforts to go forward, and there will be many water point before Pandu Bridge to refill your water bottles, and after all the attempts you will reach the Odi Thach.

The attractive destination of Odi Thach in the lap of the Himalayas that will give you the astonishing view of the mountains, under the sky when it will seem like a miracle in real life. The adventure will follow you more, but even this glimpse of 5th day, you will understand better how beautiful experience it to trekking in Manali.

Day 6 : Odi Thach to Mantalai Lake

Altitude: 14,000 Ft.

Distance: 7-8 hrs

Trek Time: 12 Km trek

Trek Gradient: Moderate to Difficult

Water Sources: You will get the source to fill your water bottles

On the 6th day, you will be covering the distance around 12 Km which will take around 7-8 hrs. This route will be muddy which can be slippery, so it is essential to be cautious on this day with having a perfect trekking boot.

Later on your way, you will come across the moraine area which occurs after the muddy pathway; it will be a steep ascent which will require physical energy.

Therefore it is advised to all that before starting your trek towards Pin Parvati Pass trek exercise at least for two months so that you will be able to maintain necessary stamina in this trek.

Mantalai Lake is the starting point for the Parvati River, and on the way, you can also visit a few temples that are situated there having a history behind as the journey will so be spiritual, and adventurous so you will be decisive in the whole trip.

Your last campsite will be around 45 min from Mantalai Lake, as the lake is on the higher altitude so there can be a little chance that you will get the symptoms of AMS.

But don’t get to worry about it as our guide will have all the precautions for you along with that you should also carry your medicines to take care of your own body.

Day 7 : Mantali Lake to Summit Camp

Altitude: 14,850 Ft.

Distance: 7-8 hrs

Trek Time: 11 Km trek

Trek Gradient: Difficult

Water Sources: No water source

On the 7th day after living the magnificent beauty of Mantali Lake you will cross the river lane which will be kind of tiring for the day trek, then you will pass through the high rocky areas, and Glaciers. The 7th day will be full of adventure and demands an excellent physical, and mental fitness as both are the needs to flight the adventure, later you will trek to the right side of the slope, following the long trail of around 9 to 10 hrs.

It will take around long to climb the mountains of above 14,850 Ft.; later you will walk to the campsite area, where steep rocks will make you tired as the whole journey will be hard to 7th day. After when you will reach the summit camp encompasses by the greenery everywhere, and the glaciers that give the feeling of paradise on earth.

As the day will be so tiring, it would be better to keep all the precautions with you such as filled water bottles, healthy packing food to regain the energy, again it could be possible that cause of high altitude one can face AMS but don’t get panic, our guide will be there to protect you.

At your side you need to maintain your health earlier before coming to the trek of Pin Parvati Pass. As it is the difficult graded pass trek, so it would be better to prepare to all the uncertainties throughout in your Pin Parvati Pass Trek, But alongside the fun and the splendid view will make you fresh, and will keep you calm in the whole voyage.

Day 8 : Summit Camp - Summit to Pin base/Bedu Thatch

Altitude: 17,500 Ft.

Distance: 10-12 hrs

Trek Time: 15 Km Trek

Trek Gradient: Difficult

Water Sources: You will get the source to fill your water bottles

One the 8th day you will head towards the summit after the long rest after this long journey from day 1st to today now you will enter the Spiti Valley, the trail today will climb for an hour towards the glaciers, and a rock façade.

This day will also be little tiring as you will go to the summit, after around 3 hrs of sturdy climbing you will arrive at the top of the pass that is 17,500 Ft. high, from where you will be able to witness the way of Pin Valley towards Srikhand Mahadev devoted to Lord Shiva.

The trails come down into the flurry, and ice fields, covered with grasses, and high rocks, stones that will connect you to nature in an actual scene, where there will be no civilisation, that is how Manali trekking offers the ultimate destinations to all its trekkers.

Though at this point be careful as the pathway will get tricky, and rugged so do not make a mistake of not listening to your guide, you will pass by the dense forest land, and the wild area too.

Later on your way through the summit, you will be able to see the Himalayan range of Dibibokri and Kulu Makalu which will give you the fascinating, and eye shocking view, as the range will be wrapped into the snow. Conquering the Summit will be the ultimate experience of your Pin Parvati Pass trek, as the view, you will witness in each step will be so mesmerising throughout the way.

Day 9 : Pin Base to Tiya

Distance: 5-6 hrs

Trek Time: 12 Km trek

Trek Gradient: Moderate

Water Sources: You will get the source to fill your water bottles

As it will be your 9th day in Pin Parvati Pass Trek, 8th day was so beautiful as well as tiring, so by having a proper rest, and a delicious dinner, the very next day you will be head towards the Tiya from Pin Base which is approximately 12 Km, and is a gradual descent.

It will be a barren land which is surrounded by the gigantic mountains; later you will be able to see the trail of Bhabha Pass on the same route.

Reaching the Tiya and campsite in Tiya wrapped with the mountains will be so mesmerising, but as it will be a high altitude destination so there will be cold at night, so it would be better to take proper care by layering yourself so that it won’t make your night sleepless, and tiring.

Day 10 : Tiya to Mud Drive to Kaza

Distance: 4-5 hrs

Trek Time: 12 Km trek

Trek Gradient: Moderate

Water Sources: You will get the source to fill your water bottles

On 10th day you will be trekking to Mud, the last village of Pin Valley, it won’t be so tiring as it will be a flat walk on the road, and after reach the Mud village, you will drive back to the Kaza. It would be your second last day of Pin Parvati Pass trek, on this day you will collect all the memories, and drive back to your way to Kaza from where the next day you will head towards Manali, and with the whole journey.

You must have to get the fact that trekking in Himachal is nothing less than a miracle.

Day 11 : Kaza to Manali

Distance: 2 to 3 hrs

So the last day has arrived, when you will head towards Manali, by keeping the memories with you of the whole Pin Parvati Pass trek, by a familiar road, you will drive early in the morning from Kaza, if your transport of going back will be booked with us, will be head early on the 11th morning.

Last day we must say you will miss the whole journey of your Manali trekking, but as they say, nothing lasts forever, but memories do, so keep the vibes high; plan your trip to Himachal Pradesh again for getting the tranquil vibes of trekking.

Why Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Pin Parvati Pass was discovered in 1884 as an alternate to Spiti Valley, in Himachal Pradesh, Trekking in Himachal is a lifetime feeling, and Pin Parvati Pass is amongst the one in Himachal that offers the blend of adventure, and fun to the fullest. Pin Parvati Pass trek is one of the most challenging treks that is graded as difficult and recommended to only the trekkers having prior experience in trekking. It is amongst the most adventurous trek in India and Manali trekking. Nestled at an altitude of around 17,450 Ft. Pin Parvati Pass Trek, the best time to visit Pin Parvati Pass is in July to September, and it requires excellent trekking skills with proper techniques.

Trekking in Manali is a great opportunity, and in its kit of many treks, and trails, Manali has this beautiful trekking destination Pin Parvati Pass Trek.

Leading the trekkers at a higher altitude, and set as the perfect trekking destination for the seasoned trekkers worldwide.

In the Month July to September, the best time for pass trek that has the ultimate thrill, and beauty in each step you take throughout your journey, on the way the Parvati Valley that treats the eye of trekkers with soothing green all around seem magnificent beyond your imagination. Heading towards Kullu along the way vibrant green follow you with all the enthusiasm, and the romantic Spiti Valley makes your day in the lap of Himalayas with lots of love, and fun.

In Pin Parvati Trek the primary point of interest in Pin Parvati Pass, which is always ready to offer the ultimate adventure, and fun crossing the high altitude peaks, rugged path, and to be prepared for the uncertainties is what the Pin Pass is all about. Risk and difficulty are the major of Pin Parvati, as nothing comes with instructions the saying is applied in it. The long crossing pathways, the rugged path will not leave you till the end but along with that you will have all the fun in the whole voyage, the heavy rain, and snowfall may guard your way hard but conquering it will be the most significant achievement.

There will be no way you will feel waste by picking up the Pin Parvati Pass Trek Package as it is an amalgamation of bliss, and adventure all around in your voyage.

The stunning scenery will make you behold the beauty peacefully, the landscape of the Spiti Valley is so mesmerising that it will give the pleasure of being there in each step, the blend of steep slopes, and gradual climbs, barren mountains, snow-clad peaks, and rugged passes will be so thrilling, and loved.

This whole trek will need the high skills of trekking, and this 11 days trek to Pin Parvati Pass trek takes you through some high altitude peaks too.

The whole trail starts from the Barsheni Village towards Pin Parvati Trek from where you head towards Rudranath Camp a great cross, that head towards Kheerganga alongside watching the Parvati River, and the evergreen forest with stretched vibrant meadows that are the main focus of the Pin Parvati Pass Trek.

The trail also reaches to Tunda Bhuj where you will find a campsite in the beauty of nature, the sky above.

The astonish Landscape that is nothing less than a dream of playing in the vast green grounds, the area also enable you to spot some of the most regular species of birds coming to visit the region.

Later the Mantalai lake is the jolly has of you in the middle of the voyage to arrive the Pin Parvati camp. There, you will be headed to inundate into the void made by the verdant greenery present wherever close to, the streams, the mountains and the high ice sheets and so forth each sight around you will astoundingly stuck into your head without a doubt.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek: Essentials

Trekking, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these prerequisites for trekking.

Things You Can’t Afford Missing On Trek

1. A Sturdy Backpack/Rug Sack

A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the pivotal thing that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.

2. A Pair of Trekking Shoes

Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting thing that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.


Clothing

Clothing is one of the most important aspect of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus problem. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.

Three warm layers: On high altitude treks, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.

Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denims for the substitute for the trek pants since they’d not add comfort to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.

Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sun-burn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.

Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be added on one’s own concern related to their health and their exposure to the cold climate.


Accessories

Shades: Sunglasses are to counteract snow visual deficiency. While at the same time you're probably not going to discover snow in October, convey a couple in any case.

Sun cap: The sun feels more grounded while at the same time strolling on the mountain slants. Convey a sun cap to shield your head and neck from the warmth, particularly in case you're trekking later in the day.

Engineered hand gloves: One sets of downy or woolen hand gloves. One sets of water evidence/safe, wind verification gloves.

Balaclava: You may utilize woolen scarves rather too.

Socks (2 sets): Apart from two sports socks, you can take a couple of woolen socks for the night as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature.

Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory

Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is boon, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.


Other Essentials to Carry

An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practice you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like, water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.

Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.

Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.

Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuffs into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.


Mandatory Documentation

There are certain rules and laws that you need to abide by, while going for the treks, however Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which is inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paper work.

Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.

  • 1 passport size photos and an original + copy of government photo ID document – required for Sanctuary registration and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Disclaimer form (to be filled by the trekker)

Measures Taken by Trekveda to Ensure the Security of Trekkers

Trekking is altogether a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and adverse, all at once. With high altitudes making it tough to breath, the scenic beauty of those pristine mountains leave you spell-bounded so that you forget to breath for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there are certain aspect of the health that are needed to be considered at the first hand when you make up your mind for the trekking,

Trekveda, by dint of its team of trained professionals, leave no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.

Criteria for Fitness Analysis

Trekking at high altitudes demands endurance and fitness and those who are prone to any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised to not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.

Acclimatization is another important aspect when it comes to getting an adaptation to the climate at the high range treks. A day rest is not just the rest but a chance to get used to of the place and its habitat.

Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.

Medical Kit for High Range Trekking

An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:

  • Diamox
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Nifidipine
  • Asthalin Inhaler
  • Syringes

Trekking Equipment for High Altitudes

Trekveda provide you all the necessary equipment for trekking from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take time to time for your safety. Micro spikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiters are provided to cover the shows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.

Nutrition and Hydration

Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies on high altitude treks.

We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.

Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.

In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately tell the trek leader.

Keeping up with the pre-defined processes and the guidelines will help you to have a memorable trekking experience.


What Trekveda has to offer in case of medical emergency like AMS, HAPE or HACE?

In case of medical emergencies, Trekveda and its trek leaders bear the sole responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to counter such problems.

Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can be prove fatal if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you encounter/experience any of the symptoms such as persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either.

Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to descend down to the basecamp and then to visit the doctor immediately.

People with AMS are treated with number of medicines such Diamox, Nifidipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a liter of water along with the rest for an hour.

While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS preceding.

It’s suggested to take every single disturbance into the consideration while you’re on the trek.

However, Trekveda is capable of tackling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, specially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t administer the medicine if you’re trekking through an organization, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.

Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.


Risk and Response

A high altitude trek requires an audacious state of mind, however leaving on a bold excursion without computing the dangers is absolute idiocy. That is the reason we have recorded a couple of Risk and the Response arranged by Trekveda to limit or address the dangers in the most ideal way.

Risk: Altitude

Before you begin the trek, it is critical to comprehend the ramifications of high altitude on your body. Know about side effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mellow cerebral pain, queasiness and general distress.

Response: If you feel any of these indications, illuminate the trek pioneer on need and take after his directions. Each campground has as stretcher, completely prepared medical aid pack, oxygen chambers to address the circumstance.

Risk: Weather

Weather is unusual in the Himalayas. Despite the fact that we are constantly attentive about the evolving climate, nobody can ensure a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do comprehend that your security is of most extreme significance to us and we won't continue any further from the campground if the climate isn't ideal.

Response: The choice of the Trek Leaders and Guides to continue or sit tight for the climate to show signs of improvement will be last.

Risk: Injuries

Often, while trekking over troublesome territories, you may have minor wounds like leg sprain, wounds and so forth. Genuine wounds like breaks or real cuts are exceptionally uncommon.

Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are prepared to deal with crises and can handle minor wounds with an all-around prepared medical aid unit. If there should arise an occurrence of genuine wounds, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the closest street head and is directed to closest therapeutic focus.

Risk: Lack of Communication

In the remote zones of the Himalayas, portable systems don't reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the universe of calls, SMS or WhatsApp Messages.

Response: We’d depend on walkie-talkies and sprinters to communicate between the campgrounds and the base camps.

Pre-Trek Preparations

Pin Parvati Pass Trek is a moderate grade trek which can be done by the beginners as well provided they have had their physical and mental work done before at least 2 months. Despite of being a moderate trek, there are certain things that are needed to be taken under the consideration before you head to the Trek.

Being moderate in the trekking doesn’t imply the cake walking. People who take the preparation before the trek are the ones who have to leave the trek much before completing it or our trek leaders ask them to return to the basecamp, witnessing their health conditions.

Heading to the Trek without prior preparation is something you’re fooling yourself or putting your life under threat. Merely a walking practice for a fortnight or more will never do the magic instead can put your life at risk.

Trekking, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions. To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.


Prerequisites of the Trek

Cardiovascular Endurance and Stamina

Cardiovascular endurance is the primordial thing that this trek asks for along with the stamina to withstand the stringent conditions during the trek. There are number of ways you can increase your endurance level but Jogging regularly with gradual increase in the pace would do the magic in just 2 or 2 and a half months. You can also increase your endurance and stamina through swimming, cycling and much more.

Combining the speed and distance target is the most effective way to get your body and mind prepared for the Trek. If you’re planning to build your stamina in a phased manner then here you should pay heed to:

  • Target completing the distance of 5 km in 35 minutes or less at the beginning
  • Pace up your legs to complete the 5 km in 30 minutes or less
  • Before you begin the trek, you should be able to complete 10 km in 60 minutes or less

Strength

To build the strength is another most important thing and a major requirement for this trek. The whole journey of the trek is like an eternal staircase, the more you climb the better you can have the view. It goes with a climb followed by a flat then again, a climb followed by a flat. All the scenic beauty of the trek demands no less than the power of your legs.

The strength of your legs is something you need to work upon. Here is what you can do to strengthen your leg muscles to bear the pain of the Trek.

Doing the squats can help. Goal for 3 sets of 15 repetitions without fail. You can begin with 8 squats in each set at the beginning, subject to your core strength for the exercise.

Flexibility

The more flexible you are the more you have the chances to get the glimpse with lesser hustle. Stretching is another major aspect of the trekking which provides you the much-needed flexibility to climb the altitudes with ease while carrying the backpack altogether is not an easier errand.

Stretching your body at large can bring you the utmost comfort during the trek. Here are some stretching you can do to get the flexibility-Stretch your hamstring, quadriceps, hip flexors, lower back muscles and shoulders. They’ll give strength and help you arrive on the slopes with the relaxed muscles. All these exercises would help you to get through the trek with ease and comfort provided you give an ample time to these.

Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after method which provide not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.

Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,

Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km. in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km. in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km. in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.


Strength Building Exercise

Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be make you suffer less than others who’d not pay the heed.

Flexibility

Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility in your hamstrings, quadriceps, shoulder, lateral sides etc. can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight, can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.

Concentration

To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the key. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the trek.

This also improves your decision-making ability in the direst stressful situations, during the trek.

What you need to know about the trek expense

The trek expense of Rs. 23,500 + 5% GST takes care of all expenses of the trek from Barshaini to Kaza.

Here is what the trek fee includes:

  • Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to the last day of the trek. You will be staying in the guest houses of the respective locations & camping on remaining days of the trek.
  • Meals – All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast till last day of the trek are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  • Camping Charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  • Trekking Equipment – You will stay in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high-altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, micro spikes, gaiters etc. as required.
  • Safety Equipment – First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
  • Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic / advanced mountaineering courses.
  • Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  • Transport to and from the base camp – Trekveda will offer the taxi services from and to the base camp.
  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the journey to and from the basecamp.
  • Backpack offloading charges - If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 4,200 + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching the basecamp (Rs. 4,800 + 5% GST). Online offloading in advance is possible up to two days prior to the trek start date.
  • Stay at hill station on the last day.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Anything apart from inclusions.
  • Buffer day – It is mandatory to have this extra day as any bad weather or rain will delay your pass crossing. If buffer day is utilized, you will need to pay Rs. 2,300 + 5% GST. This amount is to be handed over to your trek leader.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Cancellation: In case of trek cancellation due to any natural hazard or any other reason (like rain, strike etc.) Trekveda will undertake the whole responsibility of the amount as per its refund policy. Trekveda will provide its clients with a voucher which can be redeemed for any trek in the next one year.

    Or if you wish to call off the trek voluntarily at the last moment, in this case only the mail requests at cancel@trekveda.com or contact at +91 7078701964 will be entertained.

    While making a cancellation request, kindly brief the reason in the mail. Cancellation charges will vary as per the request period, which is as follows

    • Prior cancellation 40 days from the start of the trek is 90% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 40 to 20 days from the start of the trek is 45% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 20 to 10 days from the start of the trek is 10% refundable.
    • Cancellation within 10 days from the start of the trek is non-refundable.

    Please Note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded. In the process of refunding the amount, it may take 15 working days to credit on your bank account.

    Note:

    1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
    2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Trekveda.
    3. Trekveda holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
    4. The cancellation policy will be same whether you are cancelling your trek just after booking the trek.
  2. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at the base camp to the end.
  3. Emergency during trek: In case of medical emergency, the trekker will be taken care at the primary stage since we don’t accompany the doctors during the trek, however our trek leaders are trained for the first-aid treatment. Post the first-aid Trekveda will take the liability to send down the trekker to the nearest basecamp or road head.
  4. Fitness: Before you head to plan a Chadar trek, your body fitness needs to be maintained for the high-altitude Himalayan treks since level of oxygen is considerably low at high ranges, thus proper cardiovascular training is a vital component of pre-trek preparation.
  5. Non-liability: Trekveda is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  6. Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted.
  7. Drinking and Smoking during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

We give 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can without much of a stretch withstand substantial snowfall and tempests. They are sufficiently extensive to accommodate 3 individuals on the double with a vestibule to put the knapsacks. Our resting packs are comprised of Heat seeker Pro manufactured protection that can give you comfort in - 10 degrees Celsius. We likewise utilize extra wool liners to have warm effectiveness even in the extraordinary temperatures of - 17 degrees Celsius. In the event that you convey your own resting sack, you will get a cashback compensate gave that you educate us when you have booked your trek.

Bring Poncho (Rain cover) for your backpack and your own. It will protect your belongings from getting damped. In case if you get drenched due to any reason, it’s advised to put off your wet clothes as early as possible because keeping yourself wet at high altitudes can attract unwanted medical complications which may cost you fatal.

No, these are not available for the rent. You need to carry or purchase them before you head for the trekking. Raincoats and backpacks are a few of the most important things you’d need during the trek provided you are trekking in the rainy seasons.

Yes, but it solely depends up on the difficulty level of the trek, for some treks the age limit is below 10.

Certified and experience trek leader, assistant trek leader, Certified guides, High altitude porter, Co-guide, cook, Assistant cook, mules, mule’s men.

We provide highly nutritious food during the trek in order to keep you away from gastro-intestinal problems. No, it’s generally not advised to carry your own food during the trek.

Trekking pole is one of the key component as well as companion during the trek when you’re ascending towards submit. It helps you in balancing through the sloppy treks and slippery streams. Carrying a trekking pole may sound irritating but it’s of major use at the high altitudes.

No, Alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek under any circumstances. Dizziness and other issues may arise due to alcohol, which may attract number of fatal outcomes that would not be good for your health and would hinder the trek experience as well.

You need to do at least 3 layers. Wearing fleece with a warmer along with the jacket would do the needful to protect you from the cold.

Yes, we ensure safety of trekker by providing require medicine and regular health checkup. In addition to this, our trek leaders are the trained professionals which are made to defy all the odds during the trek. Moreover, we ensure the trekkers at the first point via numerous physical and physiological endurance test.

Yes, you can but we shall not liable be for any of your costly equipment. However, carrying your belongings along with you sounds wiser as you don’t know what demand may arise during the trek and if you don’t want to drag the additional weight while trekking you may opt either of the one. You can opt for offloading which will be charged accordingly.

A batch or group generally consists of 15-18 people. However, there might be the change in numbers as per the availability and due to other reasons.

If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.

We provide 6 meals a day. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Brunch, evening snacks and supper. The meals will be nutritious in nature and would give you energy for the trek.

Your basecamp will be your starting point and ending point can be different. You will get this details while booking of every treks respectively.

Trekking Shoes (If don’t have any then bring sports shoes with good grip and have to be water proof), trekking poles, water bottle, sun glasses, poncho, poncho for back packs, Tiffin (Don’t use silver foil).

Water source is natural streams, rivers and water springs in the mountains and it is protected to drink.

Yes, trekking pole is necessary for high altitude treks. Trekking poles provide an additional edge while climbing and support you as an aided limb.

Trekking Shoes will be best choice, if you don’t have any then bring sports shoes with good grip and water proof. Floaters are not advised to use during the trek because of their slippery soles.

A tent will be shared among the maximum of three people, however a number may vary as per demand or the availability of the treks.

Yes, keeping the privacy as the priority we keep the accommodation for both genders segregated. Special cases may be taken into the consideration.

Sudden showers are normal, bring a light rain coat or poncho. This will help you to keep you and your belongings dry which is most important at the higher altitudes.

We provide you with the vegetarian food that’s full of nutrition that would fulfil all your energy requirements during the trek. We avoid serving junk during the trek as it may lead to gastro-intestinal issues in the trekkers.

Yes, please bring these documents: Parental disclaimer, Medical disclaimer and identity proof (Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, driving license etc.)

No, But certified trek leader will look after your health. Our trek leaders are professionally trained to fight against any medical complications at the primary level. In case of emergency, Trekveda takes liability to descend the trekker to the nearby hospital, basecamp or the road ahead.

Yes, a separate tent will work as toilet. However you’re advised to maintain the hygiene by using the biodegradable disposable toiletries and keeping the sanitary napkins and other stuffs in separate zipped bags.

No, due to number of unavoidable circumstances we tend not to make arrangements for bathing at the higher altitudes.

It depends on the trek location and your network providers. However at some treks, it possible to connect to the people while others are left abandoned by the telecom companies.

No, it’s strictly prohibited and may entertain severe outcomes.

Excellent service with joyful people, very satisfied with the service and behaviors.

Gautam Dey

We are very satisfied with your service, best wishes for your organization about future.

Tanujtt Mondar

Every things are fine excepted weather we will try for next time with Trekveda.

Subarto Das


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