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31°46'51.2"N 77°59'47.6"E

Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

It is a crossover from Himachal to Spiti at an altitude of 16125 ft is a moderately difficult trek.
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 8 Days
  • 52 KM
  • 16,125 FT
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • ₹ 16450
    $ 225*
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    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-indians.

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    June-Sept

  • Base Camp

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    Kafnu, HP

  • Pickup Point

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    Bus Stand, Shimla

  • Minimum Age

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    For this trek, we only allow children above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this high altitude trek.

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Highlights

  • Pin Bhaba is a great and a more beautiful alternative to the more treacherous sister trek of Pin Parvati Pass.
  • A medley of stunning new landscapes greets you every single day.
  • Bask in the serenity of the river delta of Phutsirang, which makes for an unbeatable campsite. Coming across river deltas is very rare in Himalayan treks.
  • Crossing a mountain pass perched at 16,125 ft. is something a few treks bring you. The Pin Bhaba Pass crossing brings you beautifully closed to the encircling peaks.

Overview

Pin Bhaba Pass trek offers stunning views unlike any other treks in Himachal Pradesh, .The trek surprises you with a stunning variety of landscapes that change every day. The starting point of the trek looks nothing like the endpoint, besides the fact that both views leave you stunned. It is a literally breathtaking journey from the valleys and meadows of Kinnaur to the sublime beauty of Pin Valley in Spiti. The base point of Mudh is amongst the most secluded, unexplored nooks of Spiti, the likes of which even the landscape of Ladakh struggles to beat. The challenging level, bone-chilling weather, and a dizzying height of 16,125 ft. coalesce into one single trek, flanked by the lush valleys of Kinnaur and Spiti.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

The drive from Shimla to Kafnu is long but scenic. You also get the first glimpse of the mesmerizing Bhaba river. Kafnu is a rustic little village shaded in the folds of Kinnaur. Rest and rejuvenate at Kafnu for the trek starting the next day.

Meals : Dinner Only
Accommodation : Hotel/ Homestay
Time Taken : 6 - 7 hours
Altitude : 8,188 ft.
Distance : 205 km

The first day of the trek is quite challenging and takes you through dense coniferous forests, the likes of which no other treks can beat. The altitude gain is quite considerable, which only adds to the thrill. A few minutes into the trek, ‘Bhaba Hydro Project’, India’s first underground dam comes into view, though it should be noted that photography is prohibited there. A little further up the trail, crossing a bridge will bring you to the left bank of the river Bhaba. Stick to the narrow trail that goes up from the riverbank. About 4 km into the trail, you will find yourself amidst a beautiful, dense forest that looks like something right off a fantasy novel! Crossing another bridge over the roaring Bhaba river will open up to a gradual ascent to Mulling. Overnight stay at Mulling in tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 8 hours
Altitude : 10,637 ft.
Distance : 12 km

We begin the trek with a gradual ascent over a rugged trail, which paves way for a stunning meadow and waterfall. The trail ascents again, a part of which soon introduces you to a mystical subterranean river, where the gushing sound is prominent, although no river can be seen. Soon, we cross a serene meadow to arrive at the campsite sitting by a stream. Overnight stay at Karah in tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 11,654 ft.
Distance : 6.5 km

Though it is the shortest day of the trek, it involves a steep ascent. We cross a tributary of the mesmerizing Bhaba river that flows in from Phutsirang. Post crossing the river, resume the steep ascent. The trial is laden with loose rocks, and caution is strongly advised. The day revolves majorly around crossing icy streams, which requires you to pace yourself comfortably. Once you reach the campsite of lower Phutsirang, continue ascending 700 meters further till you find yourself at Phutsirang, which opens up a window to beautiful surrounding passes- Tari Khango, Nimish Khango, and Pin Bhaba Pass!

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 13,474 ft.
Distance : 5 km

Gear up for the Pass day tomorrow.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

The most crucial day of the entire trek, hence the most difficult. Tread through steep inclines and make way across the high passes that bridge the Bhaba and Pin valleys. Though the day is quite taxing, it brings great excitement as you ascend the high mountain pass. It is just as exciting as a summit attempt, if not more. From the highest point of the valley (saddle point), the landscape changes from the verdant grasslands to the nearly barren valleys of Pin. You also get a glimpse of the gushing Pin river from here. The descent takes a notorious turn as the route is covered in moraine and scree. Tread slowly. A few hours later, you attempt to cross the bone-chilling waters of the Pin river, post which the trail descends to the campsite of Mangrungse, sitting by a trickling stream. Drink in the enchanting vistas of the vibrant mountains of Spiti, while enjoying the haunting lullaby the roaring Pin river sings.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 9 hours
Altitude : 13,674 ft. via 16,125 ft. at pass
Distance : 11 km

The last day of the trek, involving a long trek to Mudh. We start early in the morning, and make our way to the Bara Boulder campsite, from where the trail descends gradually. The water available here isn’t very clean, so it’ wise to refill your bottles right at Mangrungse. Cross the tributary of the Pin river that sits quite close to the Bara Boulder. Crossing the stream brings you to flat land, which offers a sneak peek into the rustic village of Mudh. Finally, a short climb after crossing the suspension bridge over the Pin river will land you at the village. Drive to Kaza after that.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 7 - 8 hours
Altitude : 12,280 ft.
Distance : 17 km

You can expect to reach Manali at around 06:00 PM. This marks the end of your trek.

Meals : Breakfast Only
Accommodation : Not Included
Time Taken : 10 hours
Distance : 201 km

How To Reach

We can arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Shimla but you will be liable to pay for that. You can share the cab cost with other people joining the trek. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Manali after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.


How to reach Pin Bhaba Pass Trek Base Camp (Kafnu) :

By Air

Fly to Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla, sitting about 25 km away from the main city. There are frequent flights from Delhi and Kullu. You can take a cab to reach Kafnu, it will take you around 7 hours.


By Train

The nearest railhead to Shimla is connected to Kalka by narrow tracks. Board a train from Delhi or Chandigarh to Kalka, from where a 7 hours toy train ride will bring you to Shimla. After that, you will need to take a cab to reach Kafnu which will take you around 7 hours in total.


By Road

Regular bus service is available from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate or Chandigarh which plies government buses that are safe and you can rely on them more than the private buses. After that, you will need to take a cab to reach Kafnu which will take you around 7 hours in total.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in Shimla/Manali: Food and stay in Shimla/Manali and during transit are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays, we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation to Shimla: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Shimla to Kafnu and Kaza to Manali is included in the package. 
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

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