Day 1: Arrival Delhi
Meet at the airport and transferred to hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 2: Delhi to Chandigarh.
Do visit Rock Garden, Rose Garden and Sukhna Lake. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3: Manikaran
Travel to Manikaran via Kullu Valley. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 4: Manikaran-Pulga
Walking Time 3-4 hrs. Manikaran at 1700m is very popular religious place where people of all faiths comes to wish. Pulga 2100m is very famous among trekkers but mostly returns back. Small tea stalls and hotels are settled in apple orchards and are usually crowded with foreigners. Camp at Pulga.
Day 5: Pulga-Kheer Ganga
Walking Time 4-5 hrs. Trail gradually ascends to Kheer Ganga which is a scenic place and now supported by a “shelter” which is usually heavily crowded by foreigners. Kheer Ganga 2850m is an open meadow. Camp at Kheer Ganga
Day 6: Kheer Ganga - Bhojtunda
Walking Time 5 hrs. Steady ascend to the gorge. Valley then widens and trail crosses several beautiful pastures supporting many types of wildflowers. There are some Gujjar/Gaddi shepherd encampments and this will be last human settlement you will be watching. Bhojtunda is 3200m high pasture. Camp at Bhojtunda.
Day 7: Bhojtunda-Thakur Khan.
Walking Time 4-5 hrs. Crossing through rocks and dense vegetation. You will see remains of Indian Army helicopter which crashes in high winds when trying to land-just toppled due to velocity of wind. Thakur Khan 3400m is above the cliffs. Camp at Thakur Khan.
Day 8: Thakur Khan-Mantakal Lake
Walking Time 6-7 hrs. You will be lucky if you could see any shepherd encampment. There is a natural bridge and is known as Pandu Bridge. Trail makes some ups and downs and then goes through flowered meadows. To reach Mantakal Lake 4070m, it is 200m of steep ascending over boulders which may not be tough for people who had some experience but first timer may find learning lessons. Camp at the banks of Mantakal Lake.
Day 9: Manatak Lake to High Camp Zone
Walking Time 7 hrs. Crossing terminal moraine and walking by cairns through boulders is high altitude ritual and experienced trekkers will find it easy and first timers will be able to learn how to find route among boulders and scree of terminal moraine. In bigger climbing expeditions, even experienced climbers had been seen losing their ‘way through’. So, this type of walking in high altitude is must to learn for people who love Himalayan treks. Camp at High Camp zone.
Day 10: High Camp Zone to Pin Parvati Pass/Pin valley
Walking Time 5 hrs. From high camp, steep 300m climb to a snowfield and then a small col is way to cross this legendary pass. Pin Parvati Pass 4810m is marked by cairns and prayer flags. Descending is gradual. Camp at Pin Valley.
Day 11: Pin Valley to Mud.
Walking Time 8hrs. Gradual descending towards valley floor to village Mud 3600m. Camp at Mud.
Day 12: Mud to Sangam.
Walking Time 4-5 hrs. A gradual walk though Spiti valley which is a landscape of its own type. Sangam is a road head and you can catch bus for Manali or Shimla. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 13: Traveling to Recong Peo.
Overnight stay at Hote
Day 14: Travel back to Shimla.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 15: Dropping.
Travel back to Delhi.