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Pin Bhaba Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Pin Bhaba Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Not Rated
Duration

6 Nights 7 Days

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Hindi

Pin Bhaba Pass Trek is a popular trekking route in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The Pin Bhaba Pass Trek connects the desolate, chilly, and dry Pin Valley in Spiti with the lush, dynamic Bhaba Valley in Kinnaur. It is a high altitude trek that takes you through picturesque valleys, dense forests, gushing rivers, and high mountain passes. The trek is moderately difficult, and trekkers typically complete it in around 7 days .

The Pin Bhaba trek begins in the quaint little Himalayan village of Kafnu (2,400 metres) in the Kinnaur Valley, climbs to a height of 4,915 metres, and then descends the other side to a small village in Spiti called Mudh (3,810 metres). The route passes through some of the most remote and off-beat areas of the region, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges.

The trek involves crossing the Pin Bhaba Pass, which stands at an altitude of 16,105 feet, and requires a high level of fitness and endurance. The pass sits at the junction of two valleys – Pin and Bhabha – and provides stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.

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The trail takes you through several remote villages, including Mulling, Karah, and Phustirang, where you can interact with the locals and experience their unique culture and traditions. You will also get to see the varied flora and fauna of the region, including rare Himalayan flowers and animals like the Himalayan black bear and musk deer.

Additionally, when you move from one side of the mountain to the other, it shows you to two separate Himalayan cultures, including their ways of life, housing designs, and way of life. On this adventure, you will see the absolute revelation that communities and cultures are a product of their surroundings.

The best time to undertake the Pin Bhaba Pass trek is from May to October when the weather is mild and favourable for trekking. However, it is advisable to check the weather conditions beforehand as the region is prone to sudden changes in weather.

Overall, the Pin Bhaba Pass trek is an incredible journey that offers a perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural experience, making it a must-do trek for any avid trekker.

Quick Facts:

Region: Kinnaur

Start Point of the Trek: Shimla

End Point of the Trek: Kaza

Duration: 7D/6N

Trek Height: 16,125 ft

Distance: 60 km

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Temperature: Day (5°C to 10°C) and Night (-1°C to -5°C)

Best Time to do Pin Bhaba Pass Trek: June to October

What is the Best Time to Visit?

The Pin Bhaba Pass can be hiked anytime from May to October, but the optimum time for the Pin Bhaba Pass trek is right after the monsoon season, which lasts from June to August. Even though May does not have monsoon showers, the route can still be covered with snow, which makes the path treacherous and difficult to climb.

What’s the Difficulty Level of the Trek?

The Pin Bhaba Pass trek is rated as a challenging trek since it involves a significant elevation change from 7878 feet to roughly 16100 feet over the course of four days.

Additionally, it is difficult to go through desolate areas, continuous forest routes, water bodies and bridges, valleys and villages, gradually difficult ascends, etc.

Can we Rent Equipment for the Trek?

Himtrek does provide easy accessibility to almost all types of equipment required for the trek on a rental basis with reasonable prices and extremely good quality. The equipment can be arranged on prior notice.

How is the weather During the Trek?

The temperature of the Pin Bhaba Pass trek ranges from 5 to 10 °C during the day and, not surprisingly, drops to -1 to -5 °C at night. Rain will occasionally fall, although the timing is unpredictable.

What is the Trek Distance and Height?

The 60 km trek itself traverses through extensive stands of lush woods alongside the Bhabha river. The trek can be completed in 7 days in total. The highest point of the trek lies at 16,125ft altitude from the sea level.

How to Reach Basecamp?

Shimla is the meeting point for the trek. You can reach Shimla by the following means-

By Air: The closest airport is Jubbarhatti, which is around 23 kilometres from the town. From Jubbarhatti, there are frequent flights to Chandigarh and Delhi. To get to Shimla, you can easily take a taxi from the airport.

By Road: Shimla is connected to the major cities in North India by a number of bus services, including those provided by the Himachal Road Transport Corporation and by private operators. Manali is 260 kilometres away, Chandigarh is 117 kilometres away, and Delhi is 343 kilometres away. You can board an overnight luxury air-conditioned bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate if you’re travelling from Delhi.

By Train: Shimla’s small train station, which connects to Kalka through a narrow gauge rail line, is barely one kilometre from the town’s heart. The 96-kilometre journey between Kalka and Shimla can be covered by the world-famous Shimla toy train in roughly 7 hours. The closest rail hub is Kalka, which has regular train service to Chandigarh and Delhi. Take the Kalka Shatabdi, which travels via Chandigarh from New Delhi Railway Station to Kalka Railway Station.

6 Nights 7 Days Available on request

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Highlights

  • Take in the stunning sights of Chandratal Lake's turquoise waters as they are tucked away in the high mountains along the Pin Bhaba Pass Trek route.
  • Indulge in the breathtaking views and Kashmir-like fields of Karah.
  • Observe the drama unfold as the scenery shifts from lush greens to desolate mountains.
  • Trek through the pink-hued Pin valley while passing by Spiti's austere, barren mountains on one side and the lush, verdant Bhaba Valley on the other.
  • Hike through Mulling's entrancing forests and onto its grasslands, passing a turquoise-blue river and little brooks on either side of your path.
  • Explore some of the most isolated hamlets in the Himachal state.
  • On this adventure, be prepared for overstimulation of all your senses!
  • Experience the trek from the Kinnaur side into the wide, desert Spiti region, which passes through thick forests and shepherd's pathways, is a striking illustration of how extremes may coexist.

Day 1: Shimla to Kafnu

You shall meet this revitalising day at the specified location in Shimla by 7:00 AM.

Embark aboard a car and head to Kafnu. Take pleasure in the lengthy trip through Rampur and Narkanda.

Shimla to Kafnu is 208 km which is a 7-8 hour long picturesque journey.

The lovely hamlet of Kafnu is located in Kinnaur's Bhaba Valley.

Check into the hotel there for an overnight stay before starting your Bhaba Valley trip the following day.

Day 2: Trek form Kafnu to Mulling

Wake up to a beautiful sunrise. After a delicious breakfast, set out on the breathtaking Bhaba pass trek route. Wander through apple orchards and a straightforward section of forest. You may reach Mullingmeadows in about 6 hours on an adventure of moderate difficulty. Once there, enjoy the abundance of natural beauty. You'll spend the night sleeping in tents.

Day 3: Trek from Mulling to Kara

Prepare yourself for some enjoyable river crossings on this fascinating day of the Bhaba Pass Trek, where you will need to navigate natural bridges.

The vivid terrain consists of a 3.3 km moderate ascent, a 1.5 km strong elevation, and a final 1.2 km levelling out.

You'll spend most of your time on the trek hiking across expansive grasslands, which will add to the breathtaking views you'll encounter along the way.

Take in the splendour of the colourful alpine blooms. You can also encounter some shepherds who live nearby and wear traditional attire.

After an upward hike, you will reach Kara Meadow.

Once there, take in the breathtaking views of the peaks that form the border between Kinnaur and Spiti.

You'll be sleeping in tents tonight.

Day 4: Trek from Kara to Phustirang

Set out from Kara and take pleasure in the trek to Phustirang.

Start your trek for today early to go across the river before it becomes too rapid.

The Phutsirang River will be on your right as you move along the moraine. The trail has brook crossings in addition to debris.

Witness the impressive Hansbeshan Peak, which towers at 5,840 metres.

In the early evening, arrive at the campsite, and then relax.

You'll be spending the night in tents.

Day 5: Pushtirang to Mangrungse via Bhaba Pass

One of the most magnificent parts of the voyage so far is today's journey.

Green meadows give way to Spiti's freezing deserts in a sudden change in scenery.

The Pin Bhaba Pass trek from Phutsirang to Mangrungse will take around 9 hours and cover a distance of 10.9 kilometres.

You must ascend slowly for more than 3 kilometres to reach the pass, cross a river, and then gently descend via moraine and gravel to reach the camp.

Spend the night in camps.

Day 6: Mangrungse to Mudh/Kaza

Today marks the last day of your adventure.

Start the day with vigour and passion because it is the last and longest leg of the journey.

On this day, it takes 7 hours and 16.3 kilometres to trek from Mangrungse to Mudh.

You will encounter a wooden bridge that will let you cross a river and then connect to a level road after going past the Bara boulder.

One of the highlights of the walk will be the expansive views of the red-soil-rich Mudh (3810 m) settlement.

During this portion of the tour, you'll really experience the ethnicity and charm of the locals.

You can cross the Pin River on a suspension bridge.

After there, there is a brief ascent to Spiti's Mudh settlement.

The next step is for you to get in your cars and go to Kaza.

Spend your night in kaza at our homestay. This brings an end to your journey.

Day 7: Departure from Kaza

Transportation from kaza to Manali is not included. Kindly arrange your transport accordingly.

The Rohtang Pass must be crossed to get from Kaza (3800 metres) back to Manali.

Enjoy a warm-hearted nine-hour journey and get home with a tonne of beautiful memories.

If you have extra time, you can make the hike take 8 days and save one day for exploring the Mudh hamlet on the return leg of your journey.

  • Accommodation on sharing basis.
  • All Meals (Veg) , including from Packed Lunch on the 1st day to dinner on the 6th Day.
  • Well Qualified Trek Leader.
  • Supporting Staff and cook.
  • Forest Permits.
  • Basic Medical Kit.
  • Accommodation on Tent Stay & Homestay.
  • Camping and Trekking Equipment (Tent, Sleeping bags etc).
  • Anything which is not included in the above inclusion.
  • Porters or Mule to carry your personal Luggage.
  • Any kind of Personal Expenses.
  • Personal Medication
  • Transportation from Kaza to Manali.

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6 Nights 7 Days

Moderate Treks

Activity's Location

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
from ₹ 16,500

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HIMTREK

Member Since 2023

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