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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
16 March 2014
Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama Trek is a religious yet very adventurous one. If you are someone who would enjoy really long treks which involves rock climbing, boulder hopping, etc, then you would definitel...
16 October 2015
It was thrilling experience,Bhole Baba helped me in completing the trek,bcoz of which i was able to enjoy each and evry moment spent on the entire trek, I enjoyed trekking, nature, and divine self. I a...
13 June 2014
Kinnaur Kailash Parikrma Trek is one of the best treks I had known about. Trekking Himalayas is no longer a distant dream. There are many moderate level challenging treks that are available in trek pac...
14 September 2015
Finally was able to trek to Bhlenath's land. Amazing trek- what a view guys, the entire trek is adorned with picturesque landscapes. Whats the best thing about this trek is that every new hike opens do...
16 November 2014
It is hard to believe that such a place can exist in India! It is bordered by Spiti Valleya nd Kullu and each of them is more beautiful than the last. The trek is not very challenging and can be attemp...
04 October 2013
We took this trip as a gang of four together and we were glad that we were well welcomed by the pro trekkers. However, I don’t think the trek route is good enough for ladies or first time trekkers. The...
18 June 2015
I started my trekking journey with this trek. It was fine,the views of the peaks made it totally worth it.The trekking path can be quite challenging and tough for the first time trekkers but its worth ...
21 January 2015
The trek was interesting while we went uphill. As we started coming down, it was a little risky and steep. The trek arrangement was good and the food was fine especially for the fact that it was provid
01 February 2014
Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama Trek – When we zeroed in on this place for the trek, we had no idea on who to contact and how to proceed forward with this. After speaking to the organizer, we were so sure th...
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