Pin valley is one of the biggest attractions when it comes to places to visit in Spiti valley. And if you are first time traveler to Pin valley, you will surely have a question on “How to reach Pin valley”
Based out on my experiences on traveling to Pin valley a couple of times, I am going to be discussing about how you to reach Pin valley. So lets get started.
How To Reach Pin Valley – All The Relevant Details You Need
First things first, there is no direct rail or Air connectivity to Pin valley. Road is the only way you can reach Pin valley.
Pin valley is located in Kaza division of Lahaul & Spiti district. It can be approached in two ways. First from Manali via Manali-Kaza road and second via Shimla-Kaza road.
The route to Pin valley via Manali is the open only for 4-5 months from June to October. While route to Pin valley via Kaza is open almost throughout the year. The link road to Pin valley from Attargo bridge itself might not be accessible for a couple of months during peak winters due to heavy snow.
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How To Reach Pin Valley From Manali ?
The quickest way to reach Pin valley is from Manali via Manali-Kaza road. With Atal Tunnel now operational you can easily make it to even Pin valley in a matter of 10 hours.
This route is open only from June to October. Heavy snow at Kunzum La leads to closure of the roads. By the way, here is a detailed blog on how to reach Chandratal lake from Shimla and Manali.
Here is how you can reach Pin valley from Manali via Lahaul valley.
- Getting to Manali from Atal Tunnel
- Reaching Gramphu from Atal Tunnel
- Getting to Losar from Gramphu
- Reaching Kaza from Losar
- Making to Pin valley from Kaza via Attargo bridge
Getting to Manali from Atal Tunnel
A fairly straight forward drive from Manali with decent metaled roads via Solang. This stretch should be fairly easy and without any hassles. The distance between Manali and Atal Tunnel is around 30 km.
Reaching Gramphu From Atal Tunnel
Once you reach the north portal of Atal Tunnel you need to drive towards Khoksar. After Khoksar some few km towards Rohtang La you’ll spot a diversion to Spiti valley at Gramphu. Continue on that diversion.
The distance between Gramphu and Atal Tunnel is around 18 km
Getting to Losar from Gramphu
The entire stretch from Gramphu to Losar via Chatru, Batal, Kunzum La is a dirt track. The road conditions are extremely poor. During monsoons one needs to be very careful while driving on this road.
The distance between Losar and Gramphu is around 78 km.
Reaching Kaza from Losar
A fairly uneventful drive with insanely scenic vistas of Spiti. The road will now be metalled up until Kaza and Attargo bridge. The distance of this stretch is around 60 km.
Finally making it to Pin valley via Attargo bridge
Continue towards Tabo from Kaza and you’ll spot a diversion to Pin valley at Attargo bridge. Take that diversion and head to wherever you had decided like Mudh or any other place.
The distance from Kaza to Mudh via Attargo Bridge is around 50 km. Road conditions are average.
How To Reach Pin Valley From Shimla ?
The road to Pin valley from Shimla is open almost throughout the year. But the link road to pin valley from Attargo bridge might be closed during peak winters months of January and February.
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- Reaching Rampur Bushahr from Shimla
- Getting to Reckong Peo from Rampur Bushahr
- Getting to Nako from Peo
- Finally making it Pin valley via Attargo Bridge.
Reaching Rampur Bushahr from Shimla
A fairly simple drive with decent road conditions. Marvel at the scenic views of Upper Shimla on this stretch. The distance from Shimla to Rampur Bushahr is around 126 km.
Getting to Reckong Peo From Rampur Bushahr
Peo is the administrative capital of Kinnaur and Also, the last place where you’ll find petrol before Kaza.
The distance between Peo and Bushahr is around 100 km.
Getting to Nako from Peo
This stretch has a mix of average roads but incredibly scenic vistas of Upper Kinnaur. The distance between Peo and Nako is around 101 km
Finally making it to Pin valley from Nako
Enjoy the barren landscapes of Spiti and reach Attargo bridge via Nako and Schiling and Lingti. As soon as you cross Attargo bridge you enter Pin valley.
Mudh village in Pin valley is where most of the tourists go and is around 128 km from Nako.
To conclude, I hope now you know how to get to pin valley from Manali, Shimla and Kaza. In case you have any queries related to the same, do drop them in the comments below.