Hiking The Pin Valley National Park
The 20th most popular hiking trail in India.
Saturday 13 August 2016 05:59 GMT
Northeast of Chandirgah and Shimla near Spiti, the Pin Valley National Park is known for hiking and trekking in the India state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a 675 square kilometer national park known for the chukar, snow leopard, ibex and the Himialayan snowcock. The main trekking routes in this park are all above 3,600m, so make sure to acclimatize in Shimla before hitting the trail.
To reach Pin Valley National Park by air, use the Jubbarhatti airport near Shimla, and then hire a taxi from Shimla to Spiti.
To reach Pin Valley National Park by railroad, use the Kalka railway station.
To reach Pin Valley National Park by road from Shimla, follow National Highway #22, to Sumdo via Narkanda, Rampur Bushehr, Wangtu, Karchham, Spello, Pooh, Yangthang and Chango. From there, follow the state highway to Atargu via Tabo and Poh, from where a link road leads to Mudh village via Mikim. The route from Manali is through the state highway to Atargu via Kothi, Rohtang Pass, Gramphoo, Batal, Losar, Rangrik and Kaza. From here, take the link road to Mudh village.
Note: The good roads are considered to end in Mikkim. Most people continue from Mikkim on foot into the park via Manali, Rohtang Pass and Kumzum La, or via Shimla, Tapri and Kaza.
Overall, Pin Valley National Park is the 20th most popular hiking trail of all 42 hikes in India.