Manikaran-PinParvati Pass Trek
Duration: 11 Days
Places Covered : Manikaran-Pulga - Kheer Ganga -
Bhojtunda - Thakur Khan - Mantakal Lake - Manatak Lake - Pin
Day 01: Delhi/Chandigarh/Manikaran
Arrive Delhi or Chandigarh and travel by surface to
Manikaran. Arrive Manikaran and check in at hotel. Overnight
Day 02 : 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
Day 03 : 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 Ganga 2850m is a open meadow.
Day 04 : Kheer Ganga/Bhojtunda
Walking Time 5 hrs.> Steamy ascend to the gorge. Valley then
widens and trail crosses several beautiful pastures
supporting many types of wildflowers.
Day 05 : Bhojtunda/Thakur Khan
Walking Time 4-5 hrs.> Crossing through rocks and dense
Day 06 : 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.
Day 07 : Manatak Lake-High Camp
Walking Time 7 hrs.
Day 08 : High Camp-Pin Parbati 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 Parbati Pass 4810m is marked by cairns
and prayer flags. Descending is gradual.
Day 09 : Pin valley-Mud
Walking Time 8hrs.> Gradual descending towards valley floor
to village Mud 3600m.
Day 10 : Mud-Sangam
Walking Time 4-5 hrs.> A gradual walk though Spiti valley
which is a landscape of it's own type.
Day 11 : Traveling To Manali/ Shimla
Morning travel by surface to Manali or Shimla.