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Pin Parbati Valley Trek Spiti
Valley Trek Spiti
Maximum - 02
to 03 Days
About This Trek:
The Pin Parbati Pass, 4,810m, is
marked by rock cairns and prayer flags. The alpine views to the snow-capped
ranges towards the Kullu Valley contrast with the barren mountain ridges, which
stretch east towards Spiti.
Trek routes from Manikaran lead to Pulga, Khirganga and Mantalai - and finally
to the Pin Parbati Pass, which connects the Sutlej valley and the Spiti valley.
Ascent on the Kullu (W) side is described in the Kullu section in which brief
historical notes are also given. Destination permit may still be needed.
I t i n e r a r y
the treks of Spiti (Himachal Pradesh India) is connected by 'our
coach' with Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu and Srinagar.
Sangam-Mud (4150m) 13km, 5h -
Follow trail on W side of the Pin, over two side streams for 7km to where the
path steepens and becomes very narrow and slippery in places, with river on the
left and sheer rock walls on right. Then a steep section in loose stones leads
to a gentle ascent of rock slopes and a final level walk of 3km above the river
to the small village of Mud with about 30 houses; no amenities.
Mud -Ghurguru (4450m) 17km, -
Continue up the valley path, dusty and stony for 4h to where the turbulent
Larang tributary enters the Pin. Sometimes this side stream is impossible to
ford; then it becomes necessary to work up alongside the Larang for as much as
3km before it can be crossed (ice bridge) and a return made down the other side
to the valley trail. Now go up more steeply over numerous small side-stream to
attain the Ghurguru camping ground on the far side of a junction where three
tributaries merge to from the main Pin river.
Ghurguru-Pin-Parbati Pass 16km,
6-7h - Though not over a big bertical interval, this section is long. Work up
left side of the most northerly tributary, aiming WSW over stones, gravel and
through boulders to a series of snow tongues. Go up these in the same direction
to continuous (usually) snow slopes of moderate steepness and reach after 2h on
snow the large rocky saddle ahead, forming the pass. Tremendous views of rock
and ice pinnacles all round, flanking the Kullu/Parbati river valley, and
rearwards to the East over the Spiti region. Return easily to Sangam in two days.
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