Trekking at Kinner Kailash, Himachal Pradesh

Himalaya Shelter
  • 7 days
    (Duration)
  • Moderate
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

Trekking at Kinner Kailash, Himachal Pradesh By Himalaya Shelter



Description

Trip Highlight

Duration: 7 Days | 6 Nights

Level: Medium

Maximum elevation: 5242m

Weather: The nights can be cold, day temperatures are pleasant during the season

Restrictions: None

Equipment: None for walking

Kinnaur Kailash/ Kinner Kailash was not known to the trekkers over the world till a few years ago, though this trail was discovered two centuries ago.The Kinnaur Kailash range lies on the south of district of Kinnaur,which is dominated by Kinnaur Kailash (6349 mts) and Jonkarden (6437 mts). Kinnaur Kailash Peak is one the 5 Mount Kailash. It is believed that the Lord Shiva took care and regulated the universe from here. Earlier the parikrama used to be of 200 kms, but it has been shortened up. To reach this lost land, India's northern tip, in summers; you have to travel through the Hindustan - Tibet highway, the ancient silk route following the Satluj, the natural boundary between India and Tibet (China). The circuit attracts the a lot of pilgrimages. The holy parikrama starts from Kalpa via Triung Valley and then back to Kalpa via Sangla.


Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Shimla to Sarahan(1920 mts) You have to leave early morning to reach Sarahan. You have to go through Kufri. After kurfi you have to descend towards Rampur and finally after crossing that you will reach Sarahan,which is a summer capital of the Rampur Bushera. Here you will get the magnificent views of the Shir Khand Peaks.

  • Day 2

    Sarahan to Kalpa(2290 mts) A bumpy ride for half a day will take you to Kalpa, where you get a clear view of the the most eminent peak in the region, Kinner Kailash Mountain.

  • Day 3

    Kalpa to Lamber(2896 mts) You have to drive to Thangi which takes you around 2 hrs.Thangi is where our trek starts. Thangi is an incredibly beautiful place, situated high above a deep gorge, with the old village perched even higher and looking extremely picturesque.Trek to Lumber is along the stream and throughout the way it will give you mesmerizing views of the famous peaks.Lumber is a small village and has apple orchards everywhere.

  • Day 4

    Lamber to Charang(3506 mts) The trek goes though different terrain.It is a long trek of about 22 kms and most of its part is along the river. At Charang you will find 400 yr old Charang Devi Temple.

  • Day 5

    Charang to Lalanti (4421 mts) From here you have to move towards the Lalanti, to reach there you have to cross a pass above 5000 mts.The climb is tedious but gradual. The will give you views of the Tibet bodering peaks.

  • Day 6

    Lalanti to Base of Charang (4550 mts) This trail goes through Moraine and boulder upwards till base camp.

  • Day 7

    Base to Chhitkul (4950 mts) From base you have to begin your towards the last village of Baspa Valley before the great Indo-Tibet border. There is a steep ascent of about 4 kms till the pass then a descent to Chhitkul.


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