Pin Valley

Pin Valley national park is another cold desert in Spiti region, which remains cutout from the rest of the world in winter. With the only entry point to the national park from the bridge after Lingti, its completely disconnected through roads otherwise.

 

Some of the major villages around Pin Valley are Mud, Sagnam, Mikkim, Gulling, Kungri etc, there are few more at few walk away but connected though roads yet,

 

Sagnam is a big village with a Tourist Rest house and few other basic facilities. Mud is the last village where road ends and you head straight to a small glacier. At an altitude of  3780 meter, Mud village also acts as the base camp for Pin Parvati trek and Bhaba Pass trek. There are few lovely home stays and guest houses in Mud.

 

Pin river is the main source of water for the valley, along with multiple glaciers around the region.

 

Pin Valley is well connected from Kaza through regular buses and local taxis. It takes around 3 hours of non stop drive to reach Mud from Kaza. We even managed it in 2.5 hours, during early morning.

 

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Mud Village at evening

 

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Kitchen of Tara Guest House at Mud

 

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Disappearing glacier at Mud village

 

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