Transfer to the railway station for Shatabdi Express Train to Chandigarh and then drive to Mandi (189km). Referred to as the gateway of Kullu Valley, Mandi is situated at the confluence of the Beas with a small rain fed tributary. Once the capital of the princely state of Mandi, the small but busy market located in a sunken garden in the centre of town functioned as a vital link between the hill communities. The market still remains very interesting. There are many temples with beautiful stone carvings all round the town. Overnight in Tourist lodge.
Begin trek to Pulga(2715m). Follow the left bank of the Parvati river and through a lovely valley wooded with deodar, oak and rhododendron trees. Camp is in a meadow with a good view of the village and snow capped peaks ahead. ( 5 hrs).
We cross the Pandu rock bridge after which the valley widens. Cross some streams and then on morraine and scree to camp by a rock cave or we can continue further for another 2hrs to Mantalai. Arrive and overnight at camp.
Day 11 : Base Over to Base of Pin Parvati Pass (4802m)
Make an early start for the Pin Parvati Pass. The climb itself is not very difficult but the snow makes the going slow. The pass offers spectacular views of the Pin valley and mountains on both sides of the pass. Camp is a little further down after crossing the pass or we can continue a little further down near the Pin river. Overnight at camp.
After an early breakfast cross the Pin river on a rope bridge and continue along a fairly undulating trail to Theling, a small village. Cross the river and continue to camp at Gulling where camp is near the Gompa. Visit to Gompa. Overnight at camp.
After breakfast drive to Tabo. The Choskhor Gompa is the oldest living Buddhist institution in the whole region, founded in 996 and laid out in the form of a Mandala round the central assembly hall. There are 60 lamas in residence, a good collection of scriptures and above all wonderfully colourful frescoes, some as old as the monastery itself.Meals and overnight at camp.
Morning visit to the local houses and town. Drive on the spectacular road through the western Spiti panorama across the Kunzum La, haul up to the Rohthang Pass before driving down to Manali.Arive Manali and check into hotel for overnight.