Area: Himachal Pradesh
Season: June to September
Altitude: 4640m / 15224ft
Duration: 11 nights / 12 days
This trek combines the green of Kinnaur and the barren high altitude desert of the Spiti Valley. Our trek starts from Kafnu situated in the Kinnaur Valley and passes through the lush green meadows and grazing fields on the banks of river Bhabha. We cross over Bhabha and enter the picturesque Pin Valley, which not only offers spectacular contrast in the mountains but also a difference in the culture & tradition.
Day 1 : Delhi- Chandigarh- Rampur (8-10 hrs drive)
take comfortable jeeps/cars to reach Rampur via Chandigarh. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 02: : Rampur-Kafnu (5 hrs)
We drive through gushing Sutlej River to Kafnu. Kafnu is our starting point of Bhaba pass trek. Over night at camp.
Day 3 :Day 3: Kafnu to Mulling (3-4 Hours)
Leaving the village of Kafnu we head eastward over a well-defined path through luxuriant forests of Pine and Deodar. You are rewarded with excellent views of the Spiti and Kinnaur mountain ranges. Over night at camp.
Day 04: Day 4: Mulling to Tesa / Fushtring (5-6 Hours)
Trek along the Wanger River and a forested green valley. A few stream crossings are involved. We reach the Bhaba Pass base and camp on the banks of the Wagner River.
Day 05: Day 5: Tesa to Baldur (5-6 hours)
Crossing the Pass we descend down a steep incline to the camping site at Baldur.
Day 06: : Baldur - Mud (3-4 hours)
We are now technically in the Pin Valley and on the periphery of the Great Himalayan National Park home to Ibex, Snow Leopards, Himalayan Black and Brown bears and numerous birdlife. Mud is a small hamlet and we camp just outside.
Day 07: Mud to Gulling (3-4 hours) Walk along the valley floor, pass green fields of potato and barley and enjoy the magnificent views of the barren landscape and towering mountains. Camp outside the village.
Day 08: visit Kungri Monasteries Today we walk up to the Kungri Monastery high up in a rock cleft. There is also a new monastery here now built with the assistance of Japanese Buddhists. The older monastery contains precious frescoes and manuscripts dating back tot the 11th century. Moreover, there is a possibility of catching one of their colourful masked dances. Evening return to camp.
Day 09: Return to Manali We take transportation to Manali. Where we reach by late evening and check into a hotel / guesthouse.
Day 10: Manali-Delhi We drove through picturesque valley to Chandigarh and finally to Delhi.