Pin Pass Trek


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Sir Louis Dane first discovered this high pass trek in 1884 as entry point to Spiti from Parvati valley in Kullu (Himachal Pradesh). It involves very long journey beyond habitation. This cold desert valley with its snowy crags, cliff and crevasses, jagged rocks and other fossils make Pin valley a unique geological lab. Its also known as valley of flowers trek. The area is characterised by abundant alpine flowers and rocky outcrops glittering with mica.


Touchbase : Kasol

Approach :

By Air – Nearest airport – Bhuntar

By Road – Delhi > Bhuntar > Kasol

Reach Touchbase one day prior to the day your trek starts.

Stay is prearranged. *

Spend the day by acclimatizing, Exploring or just relax. We’ll have an orientation meeting in the evening. Where you will meet with our Guide, Group leader and other members of group.

Drive next morning to the trailhead, Barsaini. Transportation is prearranged. *

Day 01

Kheerganga (2850m)

The trail upto Rudranag from Nakthan is pleasant walk. Steep climb upto Kheerganga through thick forest. Kheer Ganga is a holy place with a hot water spring and a Small temple of Lord Shiva.

Day 02

Tunda Bhuj (3200m)

The trek is covered with trees of pine and is heavily wooded. Tunda Bhuj is the upper limit for the pine forest and there is an abundance of Birch trees. Camp at the medows of Tunda Bhuj.

Day 03

Thakur Kuan (3400m)

This is a challenging day of the trek, because the trek is steep and difficult in some section. Cross a tilted bridge on the way. Pandu Pul and Bhim Pul is tricky place to cross. We’ll cross Parvati River through ropeway at Dibi nala. This area lies with in the Pin wild life sanctuary and known for sighting small Himalayan brown bears at lower altitude and snow leopards in high altitude.

Day 04

Odi Thach (3900m)

This is a little hard but spectacular rocky trek with streams in between. One need be careful on walking on snow bridges.

Day 05

Mantalai Lake (4074m)

Trek to Mantalai lake through the flower speckled grasslands. There is an abundance of quartz and semi precious gems around here. Picking up rock souvenirs from here is not allowed.

Day 06

Reach Base Camp 1 of Pin Pass (4500m)

Trek over the slopes of glaciers to beautiful grassy campsite with a 360 degree view of snow covered mountains.

Day 07

Cross Pin Pass (5319m) to Base Camp 2

A difficult day of trek. We’ll cross snow fields. Every body roped up as the crevasses may not be easily visible. After the pass descends over steep slopes to reach first camp in Pin valley. Camp on snow.

Day 08

Ghurgul (4000m)

A short walk after crossing the challenging Pin Parvati pass is a very spectacular walk changing the landscape with high snow clad mountain peaks.

Day 09

Mud (3600m)

Today we will get to the first village in Spiti. Mud village which is one of its kind and is set a below a cliff and inhabitat by simple folk of Tibetan stock. Camp near the River. Next morning leave for your journey forward.

The Trek ends here.


22,500/- INR

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