Pin Bhaba Pass
Pin Bhaba Pass a Great Monsoon Trek
Pin Bhaba Pass is a unique trek in Himachal Pradesh. The perfect combo of barren lands and green mountains is feast for the eyes. The dramatically changing landscapes and scenic vistas are real attraction here.
Perched at an altitude of 16,125 feet, it is a cross-over of thick forests and shepherd’s trail of Kinnaur. this is one of those treks which can be done in Monsoon season.
The Exotic Views
The starting point of this trek is Kafnu; a quaint village in Kinnaur which offers astounding views of Bhabha valley. Ahead at Kara get bewitching sights of high peaks which lies on border of Kinnaur and Spiti. Another campsite, Phustirang offers the view of lofty peak Hansbeshan. And, the destination ‘Pin Bhaba Pass’ will reward you with the charming sights of Pin Parvati Pass, Mudh and Baldar.
A great alternative to Pin Parvati Pass
Full of adventure with great river valleys and lofty peaks, it also exposes rich Himachali culture and Buddhist monasteries. With the green meadows witness the barren lands of Spiti and get welcomed by stunning views of majestic peaks. It is a great alternative to Pin Parvati Pass, the risks are less but has the same charm.
Key Points of Pin Bhaba Pass
- Level: Difficult
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature.
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Only BSNL networks are there.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
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Trek Fee:Rs 14500 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Shimla to Manali)
Duration: 7 Days
Temperature: (12°C to 18°C) (0°C to 5°C)
Altitude: (16,125 feet)
Best Time:May to October
Trek distance: 23 Km.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level
- Group Size Large Group
Day 01- Shimla to Kafnu (7874 feet) (205 km)
Day 02- Kafnu to Mulling (10,777 feet) (10 km)
Day 03- Mulling to Kara (11,745 feet) (5 km)
Day 04- Kara to Pushtirang (13,664 feet) (5 km)
Day 05- Pushtirang to Mangrungse (13,800 feet) via Bhaba Pass (16,125 feet) (12 km)
Day 06- Mangrungse to Mudh (12,467 feet) (17 km) and Drive to Kaza
Day 07- Kaza to Manali (202 km)
✅ Transport facility from Shimla to Manali
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌ Medical Certificate
❌ Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌ On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌ Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Shimla to Kafnu (7874 feet) (205 km) (7/8 hours)
The vehicle will be arranged from Shimla, the distance to Kafnu is 205 km. Kafnu is a quaint village in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh and starting point of Pin Bhaba Pass Trek.
Reach Kafnu and get spell binding views of astounding Bhaba valley. On Bhaba River there is India’s first underground Hydel Project, witness the dam in middle of the emerald lake which looks beautiful. The arrangements will be made in a guest house at Kafnu.
Kafnu to Mulling (10,777 feet) (10 km)
The trek starts from Kafnu to Mulling. Proceed towards the valley, ahead cross a bridge and follow the trail. Follow the left bank of River and walk on the narrow valley trail. At Musrang are few houses pass them and enter the forest area.
Start the ascent through forest of pines which takes you to the wide pastures and then descents back to the river. After climbing beside the river again enter into the dense forest and cross multiple streams on the way.
Further cross green pasture and after an easy climb reach highly rich alpine valley named ‘Mulling’. There are many beautiful campsites, setup your camps at this idyllic place and retire for the night.
Mulling to Kara (11,745 feet) (5 km)
Post breakfast head forward in the Mulling valley, the surroundings are divine with magnificent mountains all around. Ahead pastures lies boulder zone and dense forest.
Near Yuchdiun River the valley narrows and after the confluence cross a gully with help of a bridge made of boulders. Before reaching another valley, traverse the steep climb and reach Kara.
It is most popular among shepherds because of wide pasturelands at Kara. There is a small lake, pitch your tents next to it and retire for the night.
Kara to Pushtirang (13,664 feet) (5 km)
Pushtirang Nala flows northwest from Kara, cross it from a convenient point near the confluence before you climb the left bank (north).
Cross pasturelands and come across shelters of herders in the valley. There are two campsites, a lower one and an upper one both offers majestic views of Hansbeshan Peak and other snow-capped mountains.
Pushtirang to Mangrungse (13,800 feet) via Bhaba Pass (16,125 feet) (12 km)
Today move towards Bhabha Pass by crossing a scree covered spur. After a short ascent the trail crosses a stream and then the climb gets steeper.
Reach the plateau and cross a shallow basin before the larger one. Traverse it and after climbing upwards reach the Bhaba Pass. The scenic vistas are mind boggling and look magnificent. The arid landscapes mark your entry in the Spiti valley.
You can directly descent to the valley but only if snow conditions allow. You can take another trail which lies towards the left and is less steep.
Reach the flat valley with a wide lake in an hour. From this point the confluence of three rivers is visible at Tiyaand. Setup your camps at Mangrungse and retire for the night.
Mangrungse to Mudh (12,467 feet) (17 km) and Drive to Kaza
Plan the return to Mudh through Pharka village. The trail is scree covered and you have to descent all the way to reach Mudh. Before Pharka village the terrain is well made, follow Pharka Nallah’s right bank and pass through small hamlets.
Mudh is the last village in Spiti, to reach there cross Pin River. The vehicles will be arranged and now the drive is towards Kaza.
Kaza to Manali (202 km)
Kaza is traditional capital of Spiti and is fable for its monasteries. Kibber, Dhankar and Komic villages are famous here. Pass through the two high passes in Himachal Pradesh Kunzum La and Rohtang Pass.
The journey will be scenic from Kaza to Manali. You have to start early in the morning to reach Manali between 6:00 to 6:30 pm.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
Rampur is the last ATM point
Airtel and BSNL signals are available till Kafnu. The signal strength will be intermittent. So, finish all your important work and calls before the trek.
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We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.
- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.
(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)