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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 ...
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 an...
Kinnaur is the most scenic but less known district of Himachal Pradesh, located on the Indo-Tibet border. It is surrounded by Tibet on the east, Garhwal Himalaya trek on the south, Spiti Valley on the north and Kullu on the west. The Sutlej River, which rises on the southern slopes of Kailash Parvat near Mansarovar in Tibet flows through the Kinnaur valley. Due to the proximity of Kinnaur to Tibet, the life style and religion of its inhabitants had been influenced by Buddhism, mostly in the northern and central regions, although the majority of the people practice Hinduism.
Set within the Greater trekkings in Himalayan belt it boasts of the highest mountains in Himachal Pradesh. Close to the border with Tibet, entry to Kinnaur was restricted even for Indian nationals till 1993 and foreigners still have to register themselves with Inner line permit. Kinnaur valley comprises of the lower valley of Spiti and Satluj gorge, the two rivers race through valleys of The Satluj and The Spiti. Sutlej river which has its origin (common to the Indus and Bhramaputra rivers) in Lake Mansarovar beside the holy Mt. Kailash in Tibet.
Kinnaur holds three of the world's grand mountain ranges - the Zanskar, the Greater Himalaya and the Dhauladhar, Mount Kinner Kailash (6'050 m) dominates this region, it has religious significance for a huge "SHIVA LINGAM" the representation of Lord Shiva which is a 79 feet vertical rock formation that resembles a Shivalinga and changes color as the day passes. This is one of the mythical abodes of Lord Shiva.
The circuit around the whole range attracts many pilgrims every year. The Parikrama or circumambulation begins from Kalpa via Triung valley and back to Kalpa via Sangla valley. Drive up to Thangi and the actual trekking begins from here.
To reach this forbidden land, India's northern tip, before July, we travel through the Hindustan - Tibet highway, the ancient silk route following the Satluj. The Spiti river joins the Sutlej from the west and runs parallel with the Great Himalayan Range, the natural boundary between India and Tibet (China). In July it is possible to enter Spiti from the north, crossing Rohtang Pass (3980m.) into Lahaul and Kumzum La (4550m).
Reception at the air port and transfer to the hotel, Overnight stay is in the hotel.
Leave for Shimla early in the morning by train. After 12 hours we will reach Simla (The queen of the hills). Shimla is capital of the Himachal Pradesh and one of the most famous hill stations for the vacation, round the year. Stay overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast climb to the Jhaku hill to visit the Hanuman temple (the monkey God, museum and advance study hall, back to hotel for lunch. Its a free afternoon to visit the mall. Stay overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast, drive via Kufri, Narkandha and descend to the Rampur, erstwhile Himalayan kingdom of Rampur Busheher. Continue to Sarahan the summer capital of the Rampur Busheher. Pay a visit to a 1500 years old temple and get a magnificent view of the Shir Khand peaks. Stay overnight in camp.
Today we will move to Recongpeo the district headquarters of Kinnaur. A monastery is built on the top of the town; the majesty of the Kinner Kailash Mountain is in direct vision from Kalpa this is regarded as one of the mythical abodes of Lord Shiva.
We will drive to Thangi followed by a gradual trek along the stream till a beautiful campsite of Lamber. Overnight stay is in Lamber.
This day we will trek from Lamber to Charang. The trek goes through different terrain via Surting shepherd house.
This day we will trek from Charang to Lalanti. Lalanti is a beautiful place for camping with varieties of wild flower.
We will trek from Lalanti to Base of Charang. This trail goes through Moraine and boulder upwards till base camp, camp on glacier field on the moraines.
We do a two hour steep track over rocky terrain till the pass. There is a beautiful steep descent till Chhitkul, last village of Baspa valley before Indo-Tibet Border. Put up a camp near village.
Located in Baspa Valley, the most beautiful valley of Kinnaur dominated by Kamrufort, visit the fort and village followed by an overnight stay in a camp.
Arrive in New Delhi, transfer to hotel, day at leisure, and evening transfer to International airport for onward flight.
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Rated : 4.0
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 food, service, and planning were all value for the money.
Rated : 4.0
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 the challenge.The guides were amazing and really experienced professionals.Enjoyed the trek!!
Rated : 4.0
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 provided on such a long trek.
Rated : 5.0
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 definitely enjoy this trek. I absolutely loved how the whole trek was made into a beautiful experience. I am glad to have taken this package.
Rated : 4.0
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 that our trek would be planned well. As per our expectations, the trek did turn out to be fruitful. It was friendly on our budget as well as it saved a lot of time as most of the things for the trek was taken care of very well by the organizers.
Rated : 4.0
If you haven’t done Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama Trek then maybe you are missing the best trek. By far, this was my most favorite trek. Contrary to my friends opinion, I picked this package trek and it was worth the money.The trek guides were very frndly and helpful, they shared really exciting stories about their previous trekking expedition.Got so much to learn from this trekking expedition!!!
Rated : 4.0
Trekking always enticed me. So far, I have gone on only short treks. This was my first long trek and what’s more this was the best. However, this can be very tiring and tedious one as it is not a very clear trek. The overall trekking experience was brilliant, and co trekkers as well as the guide were very helpful.
Rated : 4.0
For a nice natural sight of the mountains, this trek is a must. It is both an adventurous one as well as an aesthetic one. Moderate difficulty level trek for beginners,but not to worry as they provide expert guides and trekkers.Overall the Money spent on this trip was worth it.
Rated : 5.0
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 am really thankful to my groupmates for suggesting such a great trip.It was an awesome once in a life time experience.
Rated : 4.0
If you are looking for a not so crowded, beautiful looking trek spot, then head to this trek. As this was a long trip, taking this package helped me a lot. Firstly, it was all well-planned and we were preinformed about the trek, safety measures, and essentials to be carried. Also, my co trekkers were friendly and motivating.
What is the best time to go?
The best time to embark on this trek is between the months of June to September.
What is the difficulty level? Is there a minimum age?
Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama is one of the toughest treks in Himachal, around the holy Mount Kailash, also called Kinner Kailash in Kinnaur. It’s a 60 Km trek that requires high levels of fitness,agility and confidence. Minimum age for this trek is 14 years, depending on fitness levels.
What are the clothing and equipment which I should carry at my end?
Make sure to carry warm and comfortable clothing as temperature can drop, pack good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks. It’s advisable to carry sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers as the sun at the top can be harsh. Water bottles and energy bars/snacks are advisable. A Flashlight (with spare batteries) will help once the sun goes down and it’s always smart to carry insect repellent and emergency medical kit.
How many hours would I have to trek in a day?
You’ll be trekking a distance of almost 10-15 kms a day which would take you around 3-4 hours.
Which type of shoes should I carry?
Good quality and sturdy trekking shoes that cover your ankles. Refrain from using sport shoes for your own safety and the trails are uneven and tricky hence requiring good grip trekking shoes. If you are buying new shoes for your trek, please remember to use them for at least a month before you commence your holiday.
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