Parvati Valley to Spiti Trek Over The Sara Umga Pass (4770 meters)

 07 Nights 08 Days      Kasol, Kullu, HP

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    The Route

    • Duration: 08 Days
    • Season: July to mid of September
    • Region: Parvati & Spiti Valley.
    • Grade: Challenging
    • Maximum Altitude: 4700 Mts.


    • Day 01 : Arrive in Kasol
    • Day 02 : Kasol – Grahan – Buddhaban
    • Day 03 : Buddhaban – Sharam Thach
    • Day 04 : Sharam Thach – Shamshi Thach
    • Day 05 : Shamshi Thach – Animal Pass – Shamshi Thach
    • Day 06 : Shamshi Thach – Kuta Thach
    • Day 07 : Kuta Thach – Sara Umga Pass – Putiruni
    • Day 08 : Putiruni – Chhota Dhara – Manali

    Detailed Itinerary

    (Optional at extra cost):– Arrive in Kasol - Explore Kasol - Acclimatize

    Arrive in Kasol in the morning and reach the campsite. Unwind after a long drive and also acclimatize oneself for this challenging trek from the  next day and onwards. Explore this small village and know why it is called “ Mini Israel ”. Back in the day Kasol was predominantly visited by foreign tourists especially from Israel , Russia and Eastern European Nationals.The amalgamation of food , lifestyle and music rightly conferes to a paradise where mixed culture exalts by the banks of River Parvati  embellished in Turquoise. Relax , Enjoy great food and prepare for an amazing journey ahead.

    Assemble in Kasol by 9 am – Tosh village by jeep (2400m) – trek fromTosh village – Buddhaban (3020m) Duration: (1 hour drive & 4 hours trek)

    After breakfast drive to Barsheni, the ascent to Barsheni from Manikaran takes about an hour over steep mountain roads. The trail starts from above the Barsheni village, with a commanding view of the Parvati valley dam that is under construction and the confluence of Parvati and Tosh rivers. The walk is a gradual climb from the Tosh village where we follow the raging Tosh River through dense pine forests to Buddhaban, a largish meadow with a spring of its own and many rocks.

    Buddhaban – Sharam Thach (3505m) Duration: 7 hours

    It’s a long day’s walk as the path climbs from Buddhaban to cross the treeline. It then continues over meadows and rhododendron clusters to the high altitude meadow at Sharam Thach.

    Sharam Thach – Shamshi Thach (3800m) Duration: 5 hours

    An initial steep climb peters out to a narrow path over patches of snow. The Tosh River continues its noisy course throughout. After a short descent, you arrive at Shamshi Thach, beautifully set in a little bowl at the base of the valley. To the north is the Tosh Glacier, to the east the massive face of Kullu Makalu peak and the glacier descending from it.

    Exploratory day at Shamshi Thach Duration: 5 hours

    There is a choice of either going up to Animal Pass (4560m) for the day or hiking up to the snout of the Tosh Glacier (4300m).

    Shamshi Thach – Kuta Thach (4100m) Duration: 4 hours

    Walk to the snout of the Tosh Glacier and continue up on the path bordering the glacier to the small meadow at Kuta Thach.

    Kuta Thach – Sara Umga Pass (4700m) – Putiruni (3800m) Duration: 8 hours

    The day starts early as the pass needs to be crossed before noon. From the camp, the climb to the pass is steep over snow and scree. From the top of the pass, you get fabulous views of peaks in both Lahaul valley as well as the Tosh valley and other surrounding by-valleys. The descent on the other side takes you down to the meadow at Putiruni.

    Putiruni – Chota Dhara (3700m) Duration: 6 hours

    Another long day but this time the path is gradual with not too many ups or downs. Chota Dhara on the Manali – Kaza road will be the camp for the night.

    Chota Dhara – Manali by jeep Duration: 8 hours

    Drive from Chota Dara to Manali where the trek ends and participants can board the bus for Delhi/Chandigarh.


    • Pick up and drop from Kasol bus stand
    • Stay in 2-3 men tents during the trek.
    • All meals during the trek (nutritious freshly cooked vegetarian)
    • Services of experienced MOI/ BMC qualified lead guides
    • Kitchen equipment, high altitude cook and helpers.
    • All the Camping arrangements
    • Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies.
    • All transportation as per itinerary in local cars / jeeps
    • ‘ Leave No Traces’ protocol charges.


    • Cost of travel to and from Manali to your city.
    • Cost of any form of insurance (Personal/Baggage/Medical)
    • Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
    • Any expenses of a purely personal nature
    • Any expenses that arise due to a change in the itinerary because of natural forces like landslides, roadblocks, flight cancellations, sickness etc.
    • porterage @INR. 1200 per day in case trekkers need porter/pony
    • Govt. service tax at 5%

    Essential Information

    • Prior high-altitude trekking experience of at least 4000 meters
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30-40 minutes with a 15 kg backpack.
    • Pulse rate at rest should be between 60 to 90 bpm
    • Blood Pressure – DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg
    • The respiratory rate – 12 to 20 breaths per minute
    • Should not have  Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, Liver and Kidney issues or pacemaker implant
    • People with Sinus and other chronic issues please consult a doctor before booking the trek

    Items to Carry



    • Back pack & rain cover (50 – 60 ltr) with  shoulder straps
    • Day pack + rain cover 20 – 30 ltr (If you hire a mule or porter)
    • Trekking Shoes with ankle support and are waterproof.
    • 2 pairs of cotton socks
    • 1-2 pairs of woolen socks (best to use when in camp. Not recommended while trekking).
    • Pants: 2-3 pairs -Ideally quick dry lightweight synthetic pants or track pants. Avoid jeans/denim.
    • T-shirts 2-3 pairs–Preferably full sleeves
    • Synthetic Fleece Jacket -1 pair.
    • Windproof/Waterproof Jacket -1 pair.
    • Down-filled/Hollow fibre fill insulated Jacket – 1 pair
    •  A woollen cap for the head and ears
    • Thermal liners-1 pair upper and lower
    • Toiletries -Sunscreen SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Soap, Toilet paper.
    • Repair Kit (needle and thread).
    • Headlamp/ Torch.
    • Trekking Pole at least 1
    • Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 liter each.
    • Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
    • Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electrol/ors
    • Plastic Packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc do not get wet while on horses or porters. Also carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)

    How to reach Kasol

    • Delhi/Chandigarh to Kasol – Volvo Bus
    • Delhi to Bhuntar – Flight (we’ll arrange for a pickup at the airport on request)

    *If you need any assistance with your travel bookings, let us know and we’ll be happy to help!


    Safety & Adventure Sports
    The most basic yet prominent principle of indulging in any adventure activity is to take all the necessary precautions for safety.
    We at Yoloo.Life, keep it all in account and ensure maximum safety measures to pre-plan the trip and minimize any kind of risk. We plan to mitigate the risk of high altitude-related problems by preparing and acclimatizing well and staying in comfort.
    We strongly suggest you keep yourself adequately hydrated- possibly double your water intake.

    • Ensure that you take all your medications along to avoid any health issues.
    • Inform your friends and family before you depart for the trip and let them know that this will be a ‘No-Network’ zone.

    We will be your point of contact throughout the entire trip. Our complete staff is trained and certified, including our wilderness first responders on the programs. So in any case, we will be there to help you out.