Pin Parvati Pass Trek

The Pin Parvati Pass is at an elevation of 5,400 meters and is one of the high altitude mountain passes in the Indian Himalayan region. It was once crossed by Sir Louis Dane in 1884. The Pin Parvati Pass acts as a bridge between the fertile and rich Parvati valley of Kullu region and Pin valley of Spiti region.
The Pin Parvati Pass trek is a popular trek in Himachal Pradesh, but it is only attempted by experienced trekkers. Hence, most of the valley remains unexplored by amateur trekkers and normal tourists. The Pin Parvati Pass trek is considered as the shortest route between the Kullu and Spiti valley and the journey sees frequent changes of landscape, from evergreen to barren and rugged. During the trail one will also notice and experience the varied cultures secluded within the mountains.
The Kullu valley, which is mostly dominated by the Hindus, comes in contrast when you step in to Spiti valley that is inhabited by the Indo - Tibetans. Further, the cultural charisma takes over the traveller's mind when he mulls over the ancient Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries that reflects several myths and legends. The journey passes through several small hamlets, gushing streams, thick alpine forest, wild life, pristine lakes, glaciers and cattle grazing farms.
Due to its high altitude and frequent uphill and downhill treks, the Pin Parvati Pass trek is considered as one of the most challenging treks in Himachal Pradesh and hence, it is recommended for trekkers having prior experience of trekking at high altitudes. The best time to hit the trekking tracks is during the Indian monsoon season which is from July to September.

Best time to visit Pin Parvati Pass Trek
July   Aug     Sep

Region : Himachal Pradesh & Spiti

Level : Difficult

Maximum altitude : 17,500 ft

Trekking distance 110 Kms Approx.

How To Reach

By Air :-
Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.
By Train :-
To reach by train, take a direct train from Delhi to Pathankot. Some of the trains that run on this route are Delhi-Pathankot Express, Jammu Tawi Express, Delhi-Dhauladhar Express. You can then take a bus from Pathankot to Manali. Or you can take a connecting train to Joginder Nagar from Pathankot which is the nearest station to Manali. There are buses running frequently between Joginder Nagar and Manali.
By Road :-
Kullu/Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Kullu/Manali in 12 - 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at or . Tip: Since Delhi Kullu/Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate Manali to Delhi.


  • Accommodation during the trek (camping)
  • All meals – vegetarian
  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges
  • Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.)
  • Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)
  • Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
  • Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
  • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)


  • Food during transit to and from the base camp
  • Backpack offloading charges – Rs 500* plus service tax of 9%. Charges for last minute offloading
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything apart from the inclusions

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc), Great Hiking Trails will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
In case, you wish to cancel your trek, please e-mail us at Cancellation requests are not taken over phone.

The cancellation charges are as under.
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
Please note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid.