Shamshi (1100 m) to Barsheni (2150 m): by road trek from Barsheni to Khir Ganga (2960 m)
Distance:10 kms. A busy trekking route. The sulfur springs at Khir Ganga are very famous in the area. A
number of Sadhus (holy men, hermits) can be seen camping in the vicinity of the springs.
Khirganga-Tunda Bhuj (3285 m) to Thakur Kuan: Trek is less disturbed, goes through conifer
forests, open meadows and birch forests. The journey may be broken in two days, up to Tunda Bhuj
(area with high altitude birch forests) in one day and then from there to Thakur Kuan, the next day.
Distance: 19 kms
Thakur Kuan to Pandupul (3700 m) to Mantalai (4200 m): This part of trek is above tree line
in high altitude meadows full of medicinal herbs, alpine grasses, bees and butterflies during summer
season. It should be done in two days: up to Pandupul in one day and next day to Mantalai.
Mantalai to Pin Parvati Pass (5319 m) to base of the snow field in Pin Valley (4075 m): This is
the most strenuous part of the Pin Parvati Pass trek. It involves a steep ascent from Mantalai to the
Pass and then a descent into the Pin Valley. About six to seven kms trek is on snow fields filled with
potentially dangerous crevices. Weather may change any time at the Pass. Distance: 14 kms.(Pass cross
will be made only if conditions allow)
Rest day at the base of Pass in Pin Valley.
Base of the snow field in Pin Valley to Tariya or near Mud: Trek through arid zone of the cold
desert in Pin Valley. The arduous part of the trek is over, but watch out for crossing of streams on the
way. This part of trek can be done in two days with a stopover in between. Distance: 11 kms.
Tariya/Mud to Maling road head onwards by road to Kaza (3600 m): Mud is the first village to
come by. The trekker may hire a pony or one of the famous Chamurti bred Tibetan horses to ride up to
the roadhead. Distance:15 kms