Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

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Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

Pin Bhaba Pass Trek is less treacherous than its sister Pin Parvati Pass Trek. Yet it has a stunningly beautiful view that changes from a desert-like view to a forest-covered hill. This trek is at an altitude of 16,125 ft and is a moderate to difficult level trekking. Trekkers should be experienced in trekking to trek as the trek becomes difficult as you go up. The trek will commence from Shimla and reach Pin Bhaba Pass. When you reach Pin Bhaba Pass Trek you will see the magnificent view of Hansbeshan Peak, Nimish Khango, and Tari Khango. The Bhaba Trek trail leads through the glacial riverbed, which is one of the most beautiful treks from Katgaon and Kafnu. This trek connects the two scenic valleys of Spitti and Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. On the trek you must cover is a 51-kilometer trail, leading through a dense alpine forest of oak and silver birch. On this trek, the campsite is beside the Bhaba River, this is a sight to behold. You would be waking and sleeping hearing the sound of the river flowing.

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Adhish was born and brought up in the Pauri Garhwal region. Since childhood, he has had an inclination towards Mountains. To fulfil this dream, Adhish did his Basic mountaineering Courses from Nehru institute of mountaineering, Advance mountaineering courses from Himalayan mountaineering institute Darjeeling and Skiing courses from ABVIM Manali. He has done various expeditions in the Himalayan region. And his love for mountains and adventure is never-ending. Make sure to get detailed help related to the Himalayan trek from him.

Why You Should Do Pin Bhaba Pass Trek?

As the name suggests you would be passing through Bhaba Riverbed and through meadows and grassland. This trek begins at Kafnu, a remote village with homestays and a landscape of Himalayan culture with the Sutlaj River flowing nearby. From there on if you are trekking in September, you will see bewitching glaciers. At Kara, you will walk through the sprawling blanket of flowers in various colors.

1. On the way you will pass through apple orchids in Kafnu village.

As you climb up the steep slopes of the village, you will find a captivating sight of apple orchids. There is a community in the tribal regions of Kinnaur and Spiti that produce the finest apples known all over India.

2. Kafnu Dam is another beautiful sight in the Kafnu village.

This hydroelectric project is on the Bhaba River and has a beautiful view surrounded by forest and meadows and deep blue color water in the middle.

3. Mulling holds the sight to behold.

As it is a short forest trail followed by the greenest moss and vibrant yellow flowers. You will be passing through roaring streams, rocky trails and meadows that look like scenes from a fairy tale.

4. Kara Lake is the best attraction.

Kara Lake campsite is an amazing experience to see the picturesque lake reflecting off its surroundings.

5. Pushtirang campsite is right beside the calm river.

You will wake up and sleep in nature with the sound of a river flowing, which is such a rare sight.

Best Time For Bhaba Pass Trek?

The most ideal time to do the Pin Bhaba Pass Trek is from mid-July to early September. In July the snow is melting, and the hills start turning green, as it is monsoon time, which is the right time to do this trek. In September the valley experienced rain showers which made beautiful flowers bloom which in turn turned the hills into beautiful colors of red, orange, and yellow.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary Of Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

Day 1: Shimla to Kafnu via road

  • Stay: overnight stay at homestay
  • Meal: Dinner
  • Trek Distance: 208 km by road, Time Taken: approx. 8-9 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Shimla (7467 Ft / 2276 Mtr.), Kafnu (7900 Ft / 2400 Mtr.)
  • Altitude difference: approx. 433 Ft / 124 Mtr.
  • Trek Grade: easy by road

You will start your journey from Shimla by road and catch the sight of beautifully designed wooden houses as you come close to Kafnu. In addition to being longer than usual, the road has a few turns and twists. By the time you reached Kafnu it would be late evening and you would be relaxing at the homestay.

Day 2: Trek starts from Kafnu to Mulling

  • Stay: overnight stay at the campsite
  • Meal: B/L/D
  • Trek Distance: 11 km, Time Taken: approx. 8-9 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Kafnu (7900 Ft / 2400 Mtr.), Mulling (10,700 Ft / 3250 Mtr.)
  • Altitude difference: approx. 2800 Ft / 850 Mtr.
  • Trek Grade: Moderate – Difficult

The morning will begin with a warm breakfast and hot tea at the homestay. You will embark on the trail which is motorable for a short while and then it turns narrow. The trek starts from the small abode village of Kafnu. Once you have left the village of Kafnu you will see pine and deodar forest. As you start walking at high altitudes you will start seeing the cliffs of Spitti and Kinnaur mountain ranges. From there on you will be seeing a lot of apple orchards on the way. After just walking you will come up to sight of the underground hydro project. The trek is normal from there on. But after crossing the Bhabha River you will be entering the dense forest of oak and pine. The trek then becomes steep until you reach the point Jhandi Top, then you have to walk a little more to reach the campsite Mulling which is right beside the river.

Day 3: Trek starts from Mulling to Kara

  • Stay: overnight stay at the campsite
  • Meal: B/L/D
  • Trek Distance: 6 km
  • Time Taken: approx. 4-5 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Mulling (10,700 Ft / 3250 Mtr.), Kara (11,700 Ft / 3550 Mtr.)
  • Altitude difference: 1000 Ft / 300 Mtr.
  • Trek Grade: Gradual – Moderate

You will wake up in the morning to the sound of the river flowing, and today’s trek will be a bit less challenging than the last. You will be climbing for a short while till you reach the alluring view of meadows and cascades. After crossing the waterfall, you will be walking along the river when you reach the campsite at Kara.

Day 4: Trek starts from Kara to Pushtirang

  • Stay: overnight stay at the campsite 
  • Meal: B/L/D
  • Trek Distance: 5 km 
  • Time Taken: approx. 3-4 Hrs
  • Altitude: Kara (11,700 Ft / 3550 Mtr.), Pushtirang (13,500 Ft / 4100 Mtr.)
  • Altitude difference: 1800 Ft / 550 Mtr.
  • Trek Grade: Gradual – Moderate

You would wake up with the cold breeze of snow cliffs, blowing over the chilly river and passing through your tent. This trek will be the shortest than before and is the most enjoyable trail as you are walking by the river trail. From there, you will climb up the hill until you reach your camping site. The river trail is a little rough as you are passing boulders and crossing streams. However, as you reach the top you will come to a clearing, and peaks like Nimish Khango, Tari Khango, Hansbeshan, and Pin Bhaba Pass will come into sight.

Day 5: Rest Day at Pushtirang

  • Stay: overnight stay at the campsite
  • Meal: B/L/D

This morning you will have breakfast, the whole day is to rest and acclimatize yourself to the atmosphere. You can walk around and enjoy the blooming flowers on the slopes nearby. Treakup India Team Leader will be putting you through a drill in which you will be doing different activities to acclimatize.

Day 6: Trek from Pushtirang and trek to Pin Bhaba Pass, then back to Mangrungse

  • Stay: overnight stay at the campsite
  • Meal: B/L/D
  • Trek Distance: 12 km, Time Taken: approx. 10-12 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Pushtirang (13,500 Ft / 4100 Mtr.), Bhaba Pass (16,100 Ft / 4900 Mtr.), Mangrungse (13,600 Ft / 4150 Mtr.)
  • Altitude difference: Pushtirang to Bhaba Pass (2600 Ft / 800 Mtr.), Bhaba Pass to Mangrungse (2500 Ft / 750 Mtr.)
  • Trek Grade: Moderate – Difficult

On this day you will be trekking and reaching the main destination, which is not going to be easy. But the experience is going to be one of a kind, as you will be climbing a steep hill to make it from Pushtirang to Bhaba Pass. The pass lies between Pin and Bhaba. Upon reaching the point you will be seeing the drastic landscape change from green meadows to the frozen desert of Spiti. After that, to reach the campsite, you would have to descend to the trek on the gravel and you would have to cross pin river by foot.

Day 7: Trek from Mangrungse and trek to Mudh

  • Stay: overnight stay at the campsite
  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Trek Distance: 17 Km, Time Taken: approx. 6-7 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Mangrungse (13,600 Ft / 4150 Mtr.), Mudh (12,300 Ft / 3750 Mtr.)
  • Altitude difference: 1300 Ft / 400 Mtr.
  • Trek Grade: Gradual – Moderate

On the final day of the trek, the trail from Mangrungse to Mudh will be easy to walk. From Mangrungse you will first arrive at Bara Boulder campsite. There you will cross pin river tributary via a wooden bridge. After crossing the bridge, you will reach Pharka village, there will be another river you will be crossing, and you will finally reach Mudh village. Once you reach Mudh, your trek would have been complete. Your team leader will see you off as soon as you reach Mudh. If you desire, you can stay at the homestay available here or can go on there to other places as you desire.

Food Provided by Us During the Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.

After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.

The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek. You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya,  Corn flakes, Maggie, along with tea or coffee.

In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast. After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

Safety During Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

Trekking with us for Pin Bhaba Pass Trek is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches. During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional. For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.

Know About Us:- You need to know that our company Trekup India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.

We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Sikkim and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.

We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain

Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks. One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.

Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.

For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Priority

At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore. All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.

We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks . Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.

Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.

How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us

Right from our establishment, we at Trekup India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers. For walking on snow, Trekpp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks. In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.

Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.

Explore our New Safety Protocols

In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. 

Our On-trek safety checks includes:

  • Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
  • Stretchers team appointed on every trek
  • Radios
  • Trained mountain staff and full safety
  • Additional oxygen cylinders
  • Special medical kit for high altitude treks
  • Microspikes on all types of snow treks
  • Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
  • Technical team on all snowy slopes

What should you pack for the Pin Bhaba Pass Trek?

Being an trekking, adventure & travel company, we get many questions from our trekkers and most common question that arises is what to carry or what should we pack for the trek? Sometime it becomes difficult to explain in details and therefore below we have prepared the detailed packing list, helpful for all trekkers coming to the Himalayas. Whenever we go on trek or start packing things one should remember the packing pattern i.e. either you start from head to foot or foot to head, this way there will be rare chance that you will forget the items to pack, so go step by step.

  1. Backpack

Make sure your backpack should be comfortable neither too big nor to small and for a week trek 60-70 liters of backpack should be enough to hold all your belongings. Ensure that your backpack has good hip & Shoulder support and pockets should be accessible quickly.

  1. Daypack

All trekkers should keep in mind that daypack is very important, this will be a great help to you while on trek, also every single day you won’t be carrying you backpack therefore for day excursion , shorter hikers, sightseeing you can carry your stuff in it.

  1. Footwear
  • Trekking shoes: Preferably water proof, ankle support.
  • Walking / Hiking sandals: This can be used off trek i.e. in the morning and evening hours, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometime used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safe than crossing barefoot or wetting your boots.
  • Sneakers (Optional): For normal driving days or can use  around the camp
  • Socks (3-4 Pairs) – Make sure to choose material wisely, it should be quick drying, warm and comfortable.
  1. Clothing’s
  • Hiking / trekking jacket: Carry good quality layer jackets
  • Hiking pants: Check some kind of long nylon blend, light and quick drying pants. Warm covers ups like fleece-lined tracksuit pants or ski pant.
  • Undergarments as per your habitual requirement
  • T-Shirts and Shorts (3-4 Warm comfortable)
  • Ordinary Shirt / T-shirt – Just in case everything gets wet this will help for roaming around.
  • Long Sleeve shirt – can be used as a base layer on colder days
  • Socks – at least 4-5 pairs
  • Leggings – Can be used specially chilling morning and evening , to keep your body warm
  • Thermals – get 2 pairs of thermals, this will be great need a body to keep it warm.
  • Buff / Balaclava – This is a must to carry to cover your neck and this item is an ideal solution to keep your neck / throat warm.
  • Beanie Cap- Very helpful item for colder and windy days should carry 1, also sometime when its freezing cold you can use it a night as well.
  • Hiking Hat- this will basically help during the day time specially from the sun rays, make sure it has a strip so that wind does not below is far from your headJ..
  • Gloves – 01 pair will be enough to keep your hand warm and nice.
  1. Rain wears
  • Rain Coat and Pant – Carry a pair of it to protect you from the rain OR
  • Rain Poncho – during long rains, the waterproof jackets starts leaking but poncho does get work in keeping you dry, so choose accordingly.
  • Rain covers: Some small water proof to cover your backpack and daypack as well for your gadgets.
  1. Gadgets and Electronic
  • Trekking Poles
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries for phone and camera, powerbank
  • Light weight flash light or headlight
  • Waterproof bag made up of plastic for camera
  • Music system / Bluetooth
  • Plug/converter for electrical items
  • Sunglasses
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • Journal with pen would be good idea to keep your notes.
  • Some book of your interest for ideal time
  • Get into habit of keeping Map and guide book of the region.
  1. Hygiene & Personal toiletry
  • Sunscreen with UV protection
  • 1 or 2 small quick-drying towels
  • Toilet paper/tissues/wet-wipes
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/ mouth freshener
  • Deodorant / Talcum powder
  • Shampoo
  • Lip-gloss/salve
  • Sanitary pads/tampons (For female traveler)
  • Bio gradable Soap
  • Nail clipper
  • Your other personal items that you use on daily basis
  1. Personal First aid Kit and Energy – below are some common medicine generally required / used during your adventure trip, however please consult your doctors prior.
  • Antiseptic towel or water syringe (to clean the wound)
  • Butterfly bandage for small cut
  • Cotton and elastic bandages and sterile gauze pad for larger wounds
  • Latex gloves used when its wound bleeds
  • Medicine for Diarrhea (Upset stomach)
  • Medicine for cold, flue / fever headache
  • Some pain killers
  • ORS pouches
  • Quick pain relief spray (External use)
  • Any personal medicine prescribed by your doctor
  • Dimox / Similar for high altitude sickness
  • Bug Repellent
  • Carry some nutria / energy bars and drinks (non-alcoholic)

Note: Kindly consult your doctor before purchasing or taking any medicine.

9.Compulsory Documents to Carry

These are files needed to be submitted at Forest Department before ypur trek. With no of these, you will not be permitted to trek .Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Id’s like adhaar, voter id, etc.

Important note: You can book rent gears, what you can rent & buy from us and what you need to get from your home town, make your bagpack easy not heavy.

Click the link: https://rent.trekupindia.com/

Now you are all set for your Adventure trip with Trekup India!!

Trek Cost Inclusion

Stay: 6 Nights tented accommodation at respective campsites of Trekup India on sharing basis and 1 night at the homestay

Meals: Trekup India provided cooked meals during the trek starting with Dinner on Day 01 to Breakfast on day 07 (Meals are simple, nutritious, and vegetarian and non-repeated meals)

Transport: Shimla to Kafnu on sharing jeeps 

Trek Equipment’s:  Sleeping bag, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet Tents.

Amenities: All utensils, sleeping mattress (Black form mats), Crampons, Gaiters for snow.    

Health & Safety:  First Aid Box, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretchers, Oxi meters, BP Machines, health.

Permits: Forest Permits and Camping Permission Fee

Trek Crew: High Altitude Chef, Helpers, Trek Leader & Guides, and other support team.

Potters & Mules: Potters and Mules to carry all trek equipment’s, ration, and vegetables.

Trek Cost Exclusion

GST 5% (it is Mandatory)

Any kind of insurance (Trekup India recommends each trekker to get insurance)

Any Meals / accommodation beside the itinerary or no mentioned in the program.

Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start / end point

Personal Medical expenses, do carry your own person medication.

Any personal services such as Laundry, phone call, liquors, mineral water etc.

Any still / video camera fee

Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay direct on the spot

Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 500 per day, per bag. Note: bag weight should not be more than 10 kg.

Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

Any services that are not mentioned in cost inclusion section.

How To Reach Shimla?

For getting to Shimla, the capital of Shimla, the capital city of the Indian state Himachal Pradesh, you have various transportation options. These are the most popular routes to Shimla:

  1. On Air: The closest Airport to Shimla is Jubbarhatti Airport, approximately 22 kilometers from the city. But, the airport is restricted connectivity, and flight times might be irregular. Another major airport with greater connections can be found at Chandigarh International Airport, located about 120 km from Shimla. From Chandigarh, there is the option of hiring taxis or taking the bus to Shimla.
  2. By train: Shimla has yet to have an immediate railway connection. The closest railway station is Kalka. Alternatively, you can use a taxi or the bus to Kalka towards Shimla.
  3. On the road: Shimla is well-connected by roads, and it is possible to travel to the city via taxi, bus, or private vehicle. Numerous state-owned and private bus companies provide regular transportation from Shimla to the nearby cities of Delhi, Chandigarh, and Manali. Traveling by road provides breathtaking panoramas of the hills and valleys.

If you’re starting from another city, like Delhi or Chandigarh, then you’ll need to follow these directions:

  • Delhi to Shimla Distance between Delhi to Shimla is about 350 kilometers. There are buses from Shimla’s Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT), or you can book a taxi to arrive at Shimla. The trip takes 7 to 8 hours, based on the road and traffic conditions.
  • Chandigarh to Shimla Distance between Chandigarh and Shimla covers about 120 kilometers. Taxis can be hired or bus to the Chandigarh Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) to get to Shimla. It takes about 3-4 hours.

It’s recommended to research the availability of flights, buses, and trains before departure and make essential reservations for an easy trip from Shimla.

Trek Route

Day 1: Shimla to Kafnu via road

Day 2: Trek starts from Kafnu to Mulling

Day 3: Trek starts from Mulling to Kara

Day 4: Trek starts from Kara to Pushtirang

Day 5: Rest Day at Pushtirang

Day 6: Trek from Pushtirang and trek to Pin Bhaba Pass, then back to Mangrungse

Day 7: Trek from Mangrungse and trek to Mudh

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