Are you a story-teller parched for miraculous existence for inspiration, or a seasoned trekker yearning for a hair-raising, eye-popping adventure?
Well then, how about a tremendous 17,457 ft pass at an altitude of 5,319 meter closer to the sky, nuanced with a shifting panorama of the lush prairies of Parvati Valley at one end of the spectrum and Buddhist hamlets in the wintry dry desert of the Trans-Himalayan region of Spiti on the other end, painting the mural of luscious geography with an assortment of vivid culture, and diverse flora and fauna.
Do you belong to the generation that is oblivious to the taste of pristine water? Wish to hop in the peas and barley terraced fields of the Pin Valley? May be the luminescent moonlands of Spiti are the pages your story long for! Who knows, in the midst of dangling from pulley bridge at Tunda Bhuj, endeavoring way out of the quagmire of Mantalai swamps, gasping at the colossal pastures of Odi Thach, savoring hermitage in the dense forests near Kheerganga, and freezing at the glacier near the Pass, you may find your adventure, a companion….perhaps, even a story worth telling. What warms you up against the chilly glacier and seals the joyful experience in you is the relaxing dip of numb feet in the hot springs at Parvati Kund at Kheerganga. What an unwinding last lapse! The sweet fragrance of Losar and Brahmakamal flowers travels home with you and lingers on to leave an everlasting smile.
The 11 days of sheer exhilaration begin at Kullu; a drive through the panoramic frame of dense alpine forests decorated with wild flowers, pristine lakes, wide glacier crests, and lavish meadow leads to Barsheni Village; the hot springs at Kheerganga, devoted to Lord Shiva, warm the spiritual self, this is followed by a camp amidst tall Birch trees in the bowl of mountains, Tunda Bhuz. The Kanawar Wild Life Sanctuary at Thakur kuan welcomes one after covering a distance of 5 hours. An 8-hours trek leads to the Pin side base camp above the Pin Parvati Pass at a height of 17,500ft.
Incessant snowfall, monsoon rains, and ill-defined trails at higher altitude can leave even the most seasoned trekkers confounded. More precaution is called for as one reaches closer to Wichkurung Thatch. The treks fades into the 9-hours of picturesque hamlets as one treks from Kaza towards Manali for an overnight stay. If you have been intrigued enough to consider, let’s gallop to the modalities.
Health and Safety
- For any Himalayan Trek, Ideal BMI for a trekker should be 18.5 to 24.9
- To keep a check of this please calculate BMI here
- Below given Safety checks should be done to get prepared for any Himalayan Trek.
- Balance : As well said a balanced mind and body gives out best in every condition and that too works in Himalayan treks as well.
- Legs Strength : Body and Legs Strength is required to carry body weight as well as the backpack while trekking in uneven multi terrains. Generally, a good strength on legs works out good in any Trek. One can gain legs strength by doing simple Squats.
- Muscle Flexibility : While trekking in Trans Himalayan region with a flexible body one can easily achieve full range of movement and this can be really helpful for trekkers as well as trek leads. A good flexible will be an advantage while walking on trails, climbing and river crossing etc. Flexibility can be achieved by simple stretching, yoga etc.
- Cardiovascular Endurance : Cardiovascular endurance is defined as the ability of lungs and heart to transmit oxygen to the body muscles. All Himalayan treks are basically ascending descending the slopes and for this trekkers should be having a good cardiovascular endurance. Anyone planning for a Himalayan trek can attain this capacity by doing any cardio exercise like running, swimming, cycling etc.