Glacier Treks parvati valley

  • SEASON
    APRIL – NOVEMBER
  • MAX. ALTITUDE
    2100-4075 Meters (Max. Elevation)
  • TREK GRADE
    MODERATE
  • TREK DURATION
    8 Days

Overview

A Scenic Alpine Trek Over Meadows, Mountains and Lakes. Parvati Valley Trek is a very technical Manali Valley peak set that is highly popular among those climbers that have a lot of mountaineering knowledge. This is a trek that is really pleasant and takes you to the Gaddi shepherds grazing pastures and near the Chandertal Lake blue waters offering tremendous Deo views of the lynching glaciers. It is a sight that is breath - taking and absolutely every single trekker that gets there is left fascinated.

Detailed Itinenary

Day 1

Manali, Drive to Pulga via Manikaran 3 hrs. – Trek to KHIRGANGA (3020 Mts.) 4 Hrs. Today’s walk is along the Parvati River through villages and then dense forest to Khirganga. Our beautiful camp is in the heart of the forest. There is a natural hot spring here, where Shiva is said to have sat and meditated for 2000 years. Campsite offers a wonderful evening sunset. (CAMP)

Day 2

KHIRGANGA – TUNDA BHUJ (3,500 Mts.) 4 - 5 hrs. A gradual climb in the Valley of Gods through forest and meadows with summer wildflowers. We pass many Gaddi shepherds with their flocks of sheep, goats and buffalos. Superb camp; perhaps the best on the trek. (CAMP)

Day 3

TUNDA BHUJ – THAKUR KUAN (3,570 Mts.) (3 - 4 Hrs.) This is an easy walk. Today we also cross the Rivar Parvati through flying fox and at one point cross the river on a single rock piece, local people believe that this sheer rock is put here by Pandavas, during their exile in the Himalayas. Now the glaciers that eventually fed the River Parvati. Starts appearing. This is a very short walk so everyone have lot of time to explore the surroundings washing or just relaxing. (CAMP)

Day 4

THAUR KUAN – ODI THACH (3, 800Mts.) 07 – 08 hrs. We make an early start, cross the Parvati River via flying fox and at one point cross the river on a single rock piece. Local people believe that this huge rock was put here by the Pandavas (the five renowned brothers who are central characters in the Hindu epic Mahabharata), during their exile in the Himalayas. We get our first glimpses of the glaciers that feed the Parvati River. From the lush green forests and meadows we now enter into mountains, glaciers and moraines. From Odi Thach camp we get a striking view of snow capped mountains. (CAMP)

Day 5

ODI THACH – MANTALAI (4075 Mts.) 6-7 hrs. An easy beginning to today’s walk. We enter an enormous moraine field stretching many kilometers. Our camp is at Mantalai, a glaciated lake in the middle of the moraine and the source of Parvati River. The whole area is surrounded by snow capped mountains. This becomes a pilgrimage site in the first week of September when pilgrims come to take a Holy bath. (CAMP)

Day 6

Trek back to Thakur Kuan (All Descend) (6 – Hrs.)

Day 7

Trek back to Khirganga Mostly Descent and gradual (7- 08 Hrs.)

Day 8

Trek back to Barshaini (3 Hrs.) and drive to Bhuntar or Manali.

This trek in particular provides excellent opportunity for bird watching (Himalayan Bird Life) That includes spectacular pheasants such as Cheer Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Koklass, Khaleej Pheasant. Other birds are Black and Yellow Grosbeak, Rufous Breasted Accentor, White Collared Black Bird, Spotted Nutcracker, Red-billed Chough, Eurasian Hobby, Himalayan Griffon and the Lammergeyer.

 

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