Pin Parvati Pass

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The Pin Parvati Pass is a mountain pass in Himachal Pradesh, India.It was first crossed in August 1884 by Sir Louis Dane in search of an alternate route to the Spiti valley. This pass connects the fertile and lush Parvati valley on the Kullu side with the Pin valley on the Spiti side.

It is a popular trekking route today though still rarely visited. This trans-Himalayan trek is the shortest route between the Kullu and Spiti Valleys. Once over the Pin-Parvati pass (5319m), there is a complete change in landscape – the mountain slopes immediately turn barren and rugged. The prevalent culture of the inhabitants also changes from Hinduism on the Kullu side to Buddhism in Spiti.

Often referred to as the most challenging trek in the Indian Himalaya, it’s more than worth the effort.

Parvati Trek[edit]

The Pin Parvati valley trek is one of the most enthralling and challenging trekking trails in India. Pin Parvati Pass is a mountain pass in H.P India. Pin Parvati trek is usually undertaken during the months of July to September and requires excellent trekking skills and techniques. It was first crossed in August 1884 by Sir Louis in search of an alternate route to Spiti. The heavy snow fall gives an alpine feeling and experience to remember for a lifetime. The stunning dazzle view of the Pin Parvati Pass is full of adventure and thrills. It is risky and difficult pass because of high altitude. The trek begins with the Kullu and straight away driving to Barsheni village. The journey begins from Bhuntar, 50 km before Manali on the Delhi-Manali Highway.

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Coordinates: 31°50′37″N 77°50′32″E / 31.8437°N 77.8421°E / 31.8437; 77.8421