01 : Arrival Delhi -
Meet at the airport and transferred to hotel. Most international
flights lands in night-stay in Delhi is recomended.
02 : Reaching Chandigarh. Hotel stay. Do visit ROCK
GARDEN,ROSE GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.
03: Travel to MANIKARAN via KULLY VALLEY
04: 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 back. Small tea stalls
and hotels are settled in apple orchards and are usually
crowded with foreigners.
05: 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 Ganga2850m
is a open meadow.
06: Kheer Ganga-Bhojtunda: Walking Time 5 hrs.>
Steay ascend to the gorge. Valley then widens and trail
crosses several beautiful pasturs supporting many types
of wildflowers. There are some Gujjar/Gaddi shepherd
emcampments and this will be last human settlement you
will be watching. Bhojtunda is 3200m high pastur.
Day 07: Bhojtunda-Thakur
Khan: Walkgint Time 4-5 hrs.> Crossing through rocks
and dense vegitation. You will see remains of Indian
Army helicopter which crashes in high winds when trying
to land-just toppled due to velocity of wind. Thakur
Khan 3400m is above the cliffs.
Day 08: 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. To reach Mantakal Lake 4070m, it is 200m of
steep ascending over boulders which may not be tough
for people who had some expereince but first timer may
find learning lessons.
09: Manatak Lake-High Camp: Walking Time 7 hrs.>
Crossing terminal moraine and walking by cairns through
boulders is high altitude ritual and expereinced trekkers
will find it easy and first timers will be able to learn
how to find route among boulders and scree of terminal
moraine. In bigger climbing expeditions-even expereinced
climbers had been seen loosing their 'way through'.
So, this type of walking in high altitude is must to
learn for people who love Himalayan trekks.
10: High Camp-Pin Parvati 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 Parvati Pass 4810m is marked by cairns
and prayer flags. Descending is gradual.
11 : Pin valley-Mud: Walking Time 8hrs.> Gradual
desceding towards valley floor to village Mud 3600m.
12 : Mud-Sangam: Walking Time 4-5 hrs.> A gradual
walk though Spiti valley which is a landscape of it's
own type. Sangam is a road head and you can catch bus
for manali or Shimla.
13 : Traveling To Recong Peo-hotel stay.
14: trave back
15: Travel back to DELHI
Options in Parvati Valley:
Manikaran is road head and as we mentioned Pulga is
2-3 hrs. walking distance and is ideal place for camping
with families /friends.Old and small kids can easily
walk on jeepable road which is well marked with teastalls
enroute. himadventures.net is regularly using this region
for summer camps and as well as family campings.
If not for Pin Parvati pass-one can easily reach to
Kheer Ganga and Mantalai beyond.