There are 4 passes that connects Pin valley with Kinnaur and Kullu i.e. Bhaba pass, Shakarog Khango, Lartsaway and Pin Parvati pass. To the southwest lies the Bhaba pass which connects Pin valley with Bhaba valley of Kinnaur. It’s named also Tari Khango and it’s more popularly known as the Bhaba pass. Spitian people has long been used this pass as a trade route between 2 valleys. Especially the requirement of timber to the Spitian house building. The geographic contrast between these two valleys is evident after descending to the lush green meadows of Bhaba carpeted in wild flowers, while Pin valley is situated in high cold desert region of Spiti and it remain moist during summer time and having a high winter snowfall. Numbers of plant species can be found in the valley, it is declared as a Pin valley national park in the year 1987, known as land of Ibex and Snow Leopard. Though rare in sightings these rare animal, but it’s a prime time to visit Pin valley in winter when these rare species descend to low altitude. The Chamurthi horses are the pride of Pin valley people and are one of a kind among highland horses. During the summer months the yaks roam free in the vast pastures of Pin valley. Buchens of this valley are the only remaining sects performing ancient rituals.
For those of you seeking divine beauty and thrilling experiences in your Himachal trekking Packages, the Bhaba Pass trek is an ideal destination. The trail opens up to the ethereal charms of Himachal Pradesh. Proud peaks and stunning river valleys of the region appear as if it was made for adventure. Along with an alpine adrenaline, the state also appeals with a rich Himachali culture and Buddhist monasteries.
With Bhaba Pass trekking, lap up the blend of dewy meadows and stark landscapes of the Spiti Valley. Get an opportunity to interact with some gaddi shepherds. Make way through apple orchards and winsome wooded area to complete the Bhabha Pass trek, where you can soak in the sights of Parvati Pin Pass. At Chandratal Lake, savour the enchanting sights of turquoise waters ringed by high mountains. Other delights include crossing natural bridges over rivers, feasting your eyes on purple mountains and enjoying a trail through a carpet full of alpine flowers.
So what are you waiting for? Book a trip to Himachal Pradesh to enjoy the amazing Spiti-Kinnu-Bhabha Trek with fun and adventure. This is one of the best treks in Himachal Pradesh.
Day 01: Arrival in New Delhi or Chandigarh airport.
Day 02: New Delhi or Chandigarh – Manali. 14-16 hrs.
Depart New Delhi at 18:00 hrs. Arrival Manali next morning at 10:00 hrs.
Day 03: Manali: Acclimatisation
Sight-seeing in around Manali. Visit Hadimba temple, vashisht hot spring, hadimba temple, Manu temple and Tibetan monastery.
Day 04: Manali – Rohtang La (3978m) – Batal (4,030m) – Kunzom la pass (4551m) – Losar (4000m) -Rangrik (3650m), 8 hrs.
Today an early departure from Manali, we drive 3 hours to Rohtang pass (3,978mt.) Which is gateway to Lahoul & Spiti, Pangi and Zanskar.16km down to foot of the pass a small place called Gramphu. A dusty and rugged path leads towards Batal. Along the left for 17km to Chatru then on the right bank of Chandra River to Batal. Now drives climb to Kunzom la pass and enters in Spiti valley. We arrive at Losar the most picturesque village in Spiti valley at an altitude of 4000m. We pass many villages along the route Kiato, Pangmo, Hal, Rangrik. At Rangrik Bridge we take the left hand road to Kee. And continues to Kibber village. After visiting Kee monastery we drive up to Kibber and return back tour our campsite at Rangrik.
Day 05: Visit Kee – Kibber Langza Komic – Tabo.
At Rangrik Bridge we take the left hand road to Kee. And continues to Kibber village. After visiting Kee monastery we drive up to Kibber and return back tour our campsite at Rangrik from where we climb to high plateau where beautiful villages of Langza, Hikkim and Komic situated at above 4400m. Exploring in around we drive back to Rangrik camp for our hot lunch. After lunch we drive along the Spiti River to visit ancient village of Tabo and by the evening return back to camp.
Day 06: Lalung(3800m) – Dankhar (3890m) – Mud (3800m) 2/3 hrs, Trek to Mud Farkha, 3/4 hrs.
Leaving camp today we drive pass by Kaza to Lingti where Lingti River joins Spiti and enter in Lingti valley to visit Lalung. Lalung is the last village in Lingti valley. Very important valley. At the end of this valley Tibet is not so far from here. We visit Lalaung monastery known as Sherkhang temple. Believed to be 1000 year older than Tabo gompa. Built by Rinchen Zangpo. Legend declares that Rinchen Zangpo planted a willow tree and said if this willow tree survives till next day than monastery should be constructed here, it survived and built temple in one single night. According to legends. Still the same willow tree can be seen at Lalung monastic compound. Visit Lalung we drive along the well maintained route to Dankhar. We leave the main route and ascend gently along the ridge at the main valley of Spiti. From this point wonderful view of 2 major junction of Spiti River with Lingti and Pin River can be seen. Dankhar ridge can be seen from this point. We arrive at Dankhar where first visit to Queen’s palace than old Dankhar monastery. New monastery built nearby. Dankhar traditionally was the old capital of Spiti valley. However monastery is more old the Attargo, from where Pin River meets Spiti River. A 20 km.unmatteled road will take you to the pin valley, known for the land of Ibex and snow Leopard. Arriving at Mud, short visit in the village.Mud is situated at the doorstep of a long winding valley of Pin. Leaving Mud behind we descend to Pin River Bridge, and short distance to Mud Pharka for overnight camp.
Day 07: Trek to base camp (Balder or Paldor) (4400m), 5-6 hrs, Camp.
Leaving Mud Pharka the trail is relatively easy from Mud Pharkha to Paldor. At the end of our trail the valley separates to main Pin River. To the right the trails goes towards Pin Parvati pass to Parvati valley in Kullu and to the left to Bhaba pass. Vegetation becomes less and less as we move forward, yet this valley is home of numbers of wild animals, the rarest and finest of them is an elegant snow-leopard. We could cross domestic animals i.e. yak and Dzo grazing. Pin valley makes different to other valleys of Himalayan region by its sedimentary rock formation.
Day 08: Trek to Kara over Bhaba pass (4865m) 7 -9 hrs, 17-18 kms, Camp.
Today an early departure recommended in order accomplishing the pass at a right time, yet this day could be long. At first trail is rugged, than walking over moraine, scree and boulder fields. Finally over patches of snow ice fields at the top of pass, crossing the pass we descend steep to the campsite. Now the landscape changes dramatically to green pasture land at first, where summer time we could meet with sheperds of Kinnaur, who spend summer in this Rupin Bhaba wildlife sanctuary, looking after their flocks of sheep. The valley widen slowly as we set camp at Kara on the banks of Wanger.
Day 09: Trek to Mulling (3100m). 5- 6 hrs. 12-13 kms, Camp.
Today leaving Kara behind at first we cross some streams, than thickly flower meadows. The trail descend steep at some points, finally to magnificent campsite of Gulling, where the valley at its best.
Day 10: Trek to Kafnoo (2500m). 4-5 hrs, 14 kms Drive to Sangla – Chitkul. Drive 4-5 hrs.
Today leaving Gulling, we trek through forest heavily thick with pine, cedar and birch. Our trek route was mainly through thick forest cover, mostly we walked looking at the stumps of those huge fir and spruce treesThe trail descend along the Wanger River. Kinnauri style houses will start to appear before Kafnoo. We arrive at Kafnoo our vehicle will be waiting for us, upon arrival we drive to Sarahan for overnight camp and visit. The Bhimakali and magnificent view of Srikhand peak are 2 major attractions at Sarahan.
Day 11: Drive to Shimla. 8-9 hrs.
Today leaving Sarahan we drive to Rampur summer capital of Rampur Bushahr. Rampur is known for its Lavi fair that helds during November month, where traders of Spiti, Tibet, Lahaul, Kullu and Shimla trades abundantly and massively. Rampur is also significant when we speak of Himalayan kingdoms to its art and architectural point of view.
Continue to the route we pass Narkanda, Kufri and some touristic points.
Day 12: Shimla
Stay in Shimla tonight and take rest in Nature’s lap.
Day 13: Shimla – Kalka – New Delhi by train.
Day 14: Fly home