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Situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur is a picturesque district which is still untouched by the evils of mass tourism. Pristine and serene, Kinnaur is surrounded by the Spiti Valley in the north, the Garhwal Himalayas in the south, Tibet on the east and Kullu on the west.
Besides nature loves, Kinnaur Kailash circuit also attracts a large number of trekkers from all over the country and the world due to the excellent terrain it offers for trekking expeditions. Kinnaur also shows a great deal of Buddhist influence due to its proximity to Tibet and is often frequented by those who are interested in studying the Buddhist culture and heritage.
Kinnaur can be reached through the Indo-Tibet road which passes through the Kinnaur Valley. The trek offers one of the most interesting and memorable experiences that one can have while trekking in India. During the first half of the journey you will find a standard trekking path, while the remaining half will require you to manoeuvre boulders.
The trek begins from Thangi and moves to Lambar and then to Charang. You can explore the Charang temple and move on to Surting. The journey moves on ahead and you will need to cross icy streams and do some rock climbing to reach your destination.
The overall experience will leave you wanting for more. The Kinner Kailash Circuit trek is truly amazing as it not only tests your trekking skills but also opens up a vista of unimaginable natural beauty. Kinnaur is home to three of the world’s most majestic mountain ranges i.e. the Zanskar, the Greater Himalaya and the Dhauladhar ranges.
In addition, the Kinnaur Kailash Parbat, is considered to be of much religious importance to Hindu as it resembles a Shiva Lingam. It is believed to be one of the mythological abodes of Lord Shiva. Due to its religious significance, this circuit attracts pilgrims and devotees from all over the country and the world. The circumambulation of this sacred mountain is considered to be very auspicious and the trek begins at Kalpa via Triung valley and back to Kalpa via Sangla valley.
Best Season: May- September
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Max. Elevation: 5242 m
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Traveller Tales from Kinnaur
18 July 2015
Beautiful, unexplored place and the best part away from all the cobwebs of city.This place is heaven on earth. It is hard to believe that such beauty even exists. But yes, beauty comes at a price. Its...
07 December 2015
i felt that i am in heaven. snowy mountains, green valley and chilling cold. everything is just unforgettable....loved the trip a lot....would try again soon and recommend everyone to go for this trip
07 December 2015
The snow-covered mountains were so refreshing, the green valleys were so beautiful and the trip was so good. Me with my family enjoyed alot. Thanks a lot thrillophilia for such an amazing experience.
15 December 2013
Jeep Safari – WOW! Spiti Safari is a Jeep Safari that can be taken during May to October. This is the best safari in India. From Manali, this safari starts and proceeds forward to Rohtang pass. This is...
24 April 2015
Spiti valley trek has mesmerising views, i am in love with this tour. The weather is little chilly but take warm clothes and it will be all be fine. Its nothing like the south from where I am. It is ve...
19 March 2015
AMAZING and UNFORGETTABLE to say the least! Its not everyday that you get to see such beautiful escapes of the wilderness adorned with natural beauty. It was long and rewarding trip. Had lots of fun wi...
01 December 2015
Wonderful time indeed. Being inside snow for the first time was a heart-warming experience. Since I was small I wanted to see and touch snow and finally in this amazing trip I was able to. I felt great...
28 December 2015
Spiti is more beautiful than the account that substantiate the claims behind its beauty. kaza is at a higher altitude than Leh. the journey is very dangerous either from manali or kalpa but it is worth...
05 February 2014
This shows sightseeing to us like never before. If you want to patiently and happily sightsee around Manali and Rohtang Pass, this is the option. There is no age restriction still due to extreme climat...
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