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Kinner Kailash Parikrma Trek


Kinner Kailash Parikrma Trek: Overview

Mount Kinner Kailash is located in Kinnaur Valley of Himachal pradesh, Its is one of the 5 mount Kailash , Is believed to be the Abode of Lord Shiva, It is said that Lord Shiva regulated the Universe from Mount Kinner Kailash. Earlier the Parikrama ( Circumblation ) was of 200 kms , But now the route is been shorterned.  Kinner Kailash Parikrma is one of the toughest treks in Himachal, around the holy Mount Kailash, also called Kinner Kailash in Kinnaur. One of the most challenging treks in the Indian Himalayan region, the Kinner Kailash Parikrama trek takes you into a deep wilderness of the Kinnaur region in Himachal. It’s a 60 Km trek, which starts in Thangi through Charang, Lalan Ti, crossing Charang La pass  (17,194 ft) and ends in Chitkul village - the last inhabited village accessible by road, near the Indo-Tibet border in Baspa valley of Kinnaur, Himachal. it’s a difficult trek and there are no specific directions to follow, just a few stones kept on top of each other by former trekkers marks the path.There is no cellular connectivity here or any villages on the way, so unless you have a compass and a map, or a guide, you’re sure to get lost. It’s a non-touristy, difficult trek and the most difficult part is the climb up Charang La pass. 

  • Area: Himachal Pradesh

  • Duration: 10 Days (5 days travel/4 days trekking)

  • Best Season: Mid May – September

  • Group Size: 6-10 Pax.

  • Grade :Tough

  • Altitude: 5242mts/17200ft

  • Total Trekking: 35 K.M

 

 

Top Highlights of The Tour

  • Opportunity to witness unmatched scenic beauty of Baspa and Sutlej rivers.

  • Explore 360 degree panorama of Kinner Kailash range.

  • Get the lifetime opportunity of crossing some of the high mountain passes in India, namely Charang La and Kunzum La.

  • Get the opportunity to camp next to flowing streams accompanied with bonfires.


KINNAR KAILASH PARIKRAMA TREK - Rates & Dates


Package Inclusions:

  • 5 Night Accomodation in Hotel (  Shimla, Kalpa, Chitkul)

  • 4  Night Accomodation in Camps

  • All Meals (Himachali, Indian, and Continental) will be provide on MAP Basis(i.e. Bed tea, Breakfast and dinner) during journey and during stay in Hotel or during journey. No meal will be provide during.

  • Assistance upon arrival at reception point.

  • Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas of Himachal Pradesh.

  • English / Hindi Speaking Professional tour guide.

  • Luxury water proof tents, sleeping bags/ Bedding, insulated mattresses and camping equipments.

  • If ponies or porters are required to visitors for personal luggage will be available on extra

  • charges. Ponies @1500/day and porters @ 800/ day

  • All wildlife, trekking & camping fee.

  • Driver allowance, toll charge, state govt. taxes

  • Basic first aid kit carried by our tour guide.

  • Separate Utility for Staff and camping equipment.


Package Exclusions

  • Any fare before reception & after departure.

  • Meal during Yatra from Bharmour – Manimahesh – Bharmour as there will be lots of Bhandaras.

  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.

  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, and Internet services, Phone Calls etc.

  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated) Camera fee, soft or hard drinks, starters.

  • Porter/ Ponies services for Travellers personal luggage.

  • Temples, Monument & Museum Entrance Fees

  • The facility of picking and dropping to nearest Railway head / Airport and nearest cities is also available

  • but on extra charges.


KINNAR KAILASH PARIKRAMA TREK - Itinerary

Start the tour from Chandigarh Airport/Railway station and proceed to Shimla. It is around 115 km and  takes 3-4 hours to complete journey. After arrival, check into hotel take some rest and visit local sightseeing of shimla  like  Jakhu Temple, Kalibari Temple,  Church,  Mall Road, The Ridge. In between your visit have lunch And some rest at Hotel Alfa Resturant. After that check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Shimla-kufri-Narkanda-Rampur Bhushar-Sarahan-Jeuri-Tranda Dhank-Kapla (290 kms)
Altitude-        2950 mtrs
Humidity-       Normal
Temp-           10 to 20 degree

After breakfast trip begins with a drive through Narkanda, Kufri, and Shri Bhima Kali Temple in Sarahan Bhushar, Rampur Bhushar, then we will proceed to Jeori (which has hot water sulphur stream and offers stunning views of the valley). In between your visit have lunch at Rampur Bhushar. We will travel mainly on the metalled roads and pass through the thick woodland to reach Kalpa. During this time of year the Apples has a subtle fragrance that is tantalizing. Some of the finest chilgoza and apple orchards are found here. Here, one can enjoy an awe-inspiring picturesque view of the 6050 metres towering Kinnar Kailash range. We will stay overnight in Kalpa in a hotel for some rest and dinner.

Kalpa: Kalpa, the main village of Kinnaur, in the Sutlej River Valley is a place to remember and cherish. Known for its many beautiful temples and monasteries, this town is also famed for its apple orchards. The majestic Kinnaur-Kailash range peeking from across the Sutlej River makes for a blissful break. From Kalpa tourists can enjoy the most stunning views of the peaks. The sunrise in Kalpa should not be missed.

 

Altitude-       2890 mtrs
Humidity-       Normal
Temp-          5 to 20 degree

After breakfast we will drive from Kalpa towards Lambar in the morning, a startlingly stunning destination, situated high on top of an abysmal gorge, with the quaint village nestled atop. We will then come back at the campsite, enjoy to have packed lunch and rest for the entire day at leisure for the acclimatization and stay at camp for overnight.

Lambar Village: Lambar is a small Village/hamlet in Pooh Tehsil in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh State, India. It comes under Lambar Panchayath. It is located 45 KM towards East from District head quarters Reckong Peo.

 

Altitude-         3150 Meters
Humidity-       Normal
Temp-            5 to 15 Degree 

We will commence our trek to the Kinner Kailash Parikrama, in the morning post breakfast from Lambar to Shurting towards the northern east direction climbing the height and following the stream. It is a parallel stroll. Shurting is a little high land, here two river watercourses meets together forming the Lambar River. In between your trek enjoy to have packed lunch. An ultra-modern advanced ITBP post located at 3150 meters where your names will be entered with regard to movement of the trekkers. Bonfire and overnight stay in the camp set up in Shurting.

 

Altitude-         3150 Meters
Humidity-       Normal
Temp-            5 to 15 Degree 

We will commence our trek to the Kinner Kailash Parikrama, in the morning post breakfast from Lambar to Shurting towards the northern east direction climbing the height and following the stream. It is a parallel stroll. Shurting is a little high land, here two river watercourses meets together forming the Lambar River. In between your trek enjoy to have packed lunch. An ultra-modern advanced ITBP post located at 3150 meters where your names will be entered with regard to movement of the trekkers. Bonfire and overnight stay in the camp set up in Shurting.

 

Altitude-        3450 mtrs

Humidity-       normal
Temp-            5 to 15 degree

This is a parallel hike of about 3-4 Hours. Charang is well-known for its 11th century monastery known as the Rangrik Tungma Complex. After reaching the destination you can explore the spectacular surroundings and indulge in some relaxation and acclimatization and also visit Charang Temple. We will stay overnight in the camp located near to a gorge in Charang village.

Charang Temple: Charang is a Hindu temple of the eleventh century known as Rangrik Tungma complex. This Hindu temple name comes from the goddess Shri Rangrik Tungma and her small metal image. She was sitting astride a horse is the oldest at the temple. Shri Rangrik Tungma must have been a pre-Buddhist deity, absorbed into the pantheon of the later  theology. Two other bronze  idol appear to be of considerable value. A Maitreya seated with legs pendant, in bhadrasana and a Buddha in bhumisparsha mudra. 

 

Altitude -         4420mtrs
Humidity -         normal
Temp-             2 to 15 degree

Next morning we trek uphill in the Charang valley and cover 8 kms in around 6 to 7 hours. Lalanti has beautiful meadows with thousands of high altitude flowers. It is a yellow and red vast spread carpet of flowers under an open blue sky with roaring sound of gushing Mountain Rivers adds to the scenic beauty and overall experience. Camp next to stream in Lalanti.This is moderate level of ascending and we will camp below Lalanti Pass.

Lalanti- Lake and Darshan –Lananti Pass( Charang Pass)-Chitkul (30 kms)
Altitude -         5242 mtrs
Humidity-       Normal

Today is the most challenging and tough day for the trekkers as, during the trek approximately 30 kms will be covered which will take nearly (12 -14 hours). At around 4:00 AM, we will start the trek. It's a difficult climb up to the Charang Pass (5242meters) or Lalanti Pass. Coming down towards the pass is a long portion of strolling. After a walking for all day long we will finish our trek at Chitkul Lalanti. It is a soaring altitude shepherd territory and you can also get to see snow leopard here in the winters. Ibex can also be seen in this area. We will stay here for overnight in the hotel.

Altitude-     3500 mtrs
Temp-        5 to 20 degree
Humidity -  Normal

Rest for whole day and sight seen around the village chitkul.

The village chitkul is situated at an altitude of 3500 m is the last and highest village of the Sangla Valley, Chitkul. Beyond Chitkul is the difficult and unwelcoming mountain terrain. Still further is Tibet. Actually, Chitkul lies in an area that, earlier, was the trade route between India and Tibet. One look at the people of Chitkul will conform this connection with Tibet. The looks of these people as well as the jewelleries they wear reminds of the Tibetan influence. Within Chitkul itself, there are three temples of local goddess Mathi. The main temples here are believed to be built around 500 years ago.

Chitkul: Chitkul is the last village on India China boarder in Kinnaur, located at a height of 3,500 metre in the Baspa valley and has three temples dedicated to Mathi Devi, the oldest which is said to be about 500 years old. According to a local legend, the Devi undertook a long and arduous journey before settled in this village. She visited several villages presided over by the members of her family. Lord Badirnath of Kamru is her husband. Nag of Sangla and Shamshares of Rakhcham are her nephews. When Mathi Devi finally settled in Chitkul, the village found a great prosperity and she continues to be worshipped with great fanfare. Chitkul remains closed in winters and is extremely famous for its potatoes in the whole world which are extremely costly as well.

After breakfast proceed to Shimla. It is around 262 Km and take 8-9 hours to arrive. The Journey is too long so we will break journey at Rampur Bushahr. Have lunch and some rest there and proceed to Shimla. After arrival Check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

 

After breakfast proceed to Chandigarh. It is around 115 km and take 3-4 hours to arrive. Our representative will drop you at Chandigarh Airport/Railway Station.



Other Major Attractions:


Shimla

Jakhoo Temple: One of The famous place of Worship At Shimla is Jakhoo Temple. Jakhoo hill is located the famous Jakhoo Temple of Shimla. It is hardly 2 kilometers from the Ridge and is an uphill climb through the beautiful deodar trees. The Jakhoo Temple of Shimla is dedicated to the monkey God, Hanuman. The temple is located at the Height of 2455 meter and situated at highiest peak in Shimla.

Kufri: Kufri: Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India. It is located 13 km from the state capital Shimla. The name Kufri is derived from the word kufr meaning "lake" in the local language. Kufri has a Himalayan wild life zoo which hosts rare antelopes, felines and birds including the Himalayan monal, the state bird of Himachal Pradesh.

Kalibari Temple: The another famous  place of worship is Kalibari Temple of Shimla. This is a popular tourist attraction and is situated at a very strategic location. The temple was built in the year 1845 and is dedicated to Goddess Kali who is also known as Shyamala. Shimla derived its name Fom Goddess Shyamala. 

Christ Church & St. Michael's Cathedral: The famous Christ church & St. Michael's Cathedral of Shimla is a beautiful architectural masterpiece. The construction of this church took a span of 11 years (1846 - 1857) and is considered to be the second oldest church in North India. The church looks absolutely magical during night when lights placed at strategic corners illuminate this beautiful church. It is designed in the typical Elizabethan style and consists of a great collection of books and ancient scriptures.

Mall Road Shimla: The Mall Road is the main street in Shimla,the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India . All colonial structures are located on the Mall Road. The Mall Road is also famous for its wooden furniture shops that sell exquisite wooden articles, which look like antiques.

Bhimakali Temple:  Bhimkali temple is an important religious site in Mandi. The main deity of the temple is Goddess Bhima Kali -an incarnation of Goddess Durga. There is a huge museum inside the temple which exhibits the exclusive images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. It is believed that this is the only sight on this earth which has witnessed the Great War between Lord Krishna against the demon Banasura


Accessories To Bring For Trekking Tour

Plan Holiday travelling agency so we provide comfortable journey to travellers. We will provide Meal, transportation, lodging. It is advised that the participant should bring along the following equipment only other than wearing cloths.

  • Water Proof Trekking Suit.

  • Sweater & Heavy Water proof jacket and Thermals

  • Camera & Video cam (Optional)

  • Cutlery: Carry a spoon, coffee mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons. 

  • Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.

  • Glucose Candies and Mushki Kapoor: Keep some Packets of Mushki Kappor with you, These are helpful when you might have some problem in breathing.

  • Any Personal Item & personal medicines

  • Goggle or sun glasses (Most important Item)

  • Gloves & One / two Pair of warm Shocks.

  • Torch & Umbrella/ light weight raincoat

  • Backpack (40-60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.


Best Time to Visit Kinner Kailash Parikrama Trek:

The trek can be commenced between the periods of May to October but, the ideal time is between September and October as before that, the region may face heavy monsoon showers resulting in landslides, avalanches and cloud bursts.


How to Reach Kinner Kailash Parikrama Trek?

Chail, near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is the main starting point for the Kinner Kailash Parikrama trek. Following modes of transport can be used to reach the location.

By Road:Volvo, Himachal state run buses, Delhi tourism buses and taxis can be directly hired from Delhi and Chandigarh up till Shimla or even directly to Chail. Further, cab can be availed to reach Thangi.

By Rail: Kalka is the nearest railway station connected through Delhi and Chandigarh railway stations. To reach Chail, Himachal state run buses or taxis can be hired from outside the Kalka station. A toy train also runs between Kalka and Chail. If time permits, do take this option to have a memorable experience of a train journey that passes through winding hilly trails and tunnels.

By Air: Nearest airport is located in Shimla, the 'Jubbarhati Airport' to which flights regularly ply from the Chandigarh airport. Buses and private/shared taxis can be easily availed from the Shimla airport to reach Chail.

Package Inclusions:

  • 5 Night Accomodation in Hotel (  Shimla, Kalpa, Chitkul)

  • 4  Night Accomodation in Camps

  • All Meals (Himachali, Indian, and Continental) will be provide on MAP Basis(i.e. Bed tea, Breakfast and dinner) during journey and during stay in Hotel or during journey. No meal will be provide during.

  • Assistance upon arrival at reception point.

  • Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas of Himachal Pradesh.

  • English / Hindi Speaking Professional tour guide.

  • Luxury water proof tents, sleeping bags/ Bedding, insulated mattresses and camping equipments.

  • If ponies or porters are required to visitors for personal luggage will be available on extra

  • charges. Ponies @1500/day and porters @ 800/ day

  • All wildlife, trekking & camping fee.

  • Driver allowance, toll charge, state govt. taxes

  • Basic first aid kit carried by our tour guide.

  • Separate Utility for Staff and camping equipment.


Package Exclusions

  • Any fare before reception & after departure.

  • Meal during Yatra from Bharmour – Manimahesh – Bharmour as there will be lots of Bhandaras.

  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.

  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, and Internet services, Phone Calls etc.

  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated) Camera fee, soft or hard drinks, starters.

  • Porter/ Ponies services for Travellers personal luggage.

  • Temples, Monument & Museum Entrance Fees

  • The facility of picking and dropping to nearest Railway head / Airport and nearest cities is also available

  • but on extra charges.

KINNAR KAILASH PARIKRAMA TREK - Itinerary

Start the tour from Chandigarh Airport/Railway station and proceed to Shimla. It is around 115 km and  takes 3-4 hours to complete journey. After arrival, check into hotel take some rest and visit local sightseeing of shimla  like  Jakhu Temple, Kalibari Temple,  Church,  Mall Road, The Ridge. In between your visit have lunch And some rest at Hotel Alfa Resturant. After that check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Shimla-kufri-Narkanda-Rampur Bhushar-Sarahan-Jeuri-Tranda Dhank-Kapla (290 kms)
Altitude-        2950 mtrs
Humidity-       Normal
Temp-           10 to 20 degree

After breakfast trip begins with a drive through Narkanda, Kufri, and Shri Bhima Kali Temple in Sarahan Bhushar, Rampur Bhushar, then we will proceed to Jeori (which has hot water sulphur stream and offers stunning views of the valley). In between your visit have lunch at Rampur Bhushar. We will travel mainly on the metalled roads and pass through the thick woodland to reach Kalpa. During this time of year the Apples has a subtle fragrance that is tantalizing. Some of the finest chilgoza and apple orchards are found here. Here, one can enjoy an awe-inspiring picturesque view of the 6050 metres towering Kinnar Kailash range. We will stay overnight in Kalpa in a hotel for some rest and dinner.

Kalpa: Kalpa, the main village of Kinnaur, in the Sutlej River Valley is a place to remember and cherish. Known for its many beautiful temples and monasteries, this town is also famed for its apple orchards. The majestic Kinnaur-Kailash range peeking from across the Sutlej River makes for a blissful break. From Kalpa tourists can enjoy the most stunning views of the peaks. The sunrise in Kalpa should not be missed.

 

Altitude-       2890 mtrs
Humidity-       Normal
Temp-          5 to 20 degree

After breakfast we will drive from Kalpa towards Lambar in the morning, a startlingly stunning destination, situated high on top of an abysmal gorge, with the quaint village nestled atop. We will then come back at the campsite, enjoy to have packed lunch and rest for the entire day at leisure for the acclimatization and stay at camp for overnight.

Lambar Village: Lambar is a small Village/hamlet in Pooh Tehsil in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh State, India. It comes under Lambar Panchayath. It is located 45 KM towards East from District head quarters Reckong Peo.

 

Altitude-         3150 Meters
Humidity-       Normal
Temp-            5 to 15 Degree 

We will commence our trek to the Kinner Kailash Parikrama, in the morning post breakfast from Lambar to Shurting towards the northern east direction climbing the height and following the stream. It is a parallel stroll. Shurting is a little high land, here two river watercourses meets together forming the Lambar River. In between your trek enjoy to have packed lunch. An ultra-modern advanced ITBP post located at 3150 meters where your names will be entered with regard to movement of the trekkers. Bonfire and overnight stay in the camp set up in Shurting.

 

Altitude-         3150 Meters
Humidity-       Normal
Temp-            5 to 15 Degree 

We will commence our trek to the Kinner Kailash Parikrama, in the morning post breakfast from Lambar to Shurting towards the northern east direction climbing the height and following the stream. It is a parallel stroll. Shurting is a little high land, here two river watercourses meets together forming the Lambar River. In between your trek enjoy to have packed lunch. An ultra-modern advanced ITBP post located at 3150 meters where your names will be entered with regard to movement of the trekkers. Bonfire and overnight stay in the camp set up in Shurting.

 

Altitude-        3450 mtrs

Humidity-       normal
Temp-            5 to 15 degree

This is a parallel hike of about 3-4 Hours. Charang is well-known for its 11th century monastery known as the Rangrik Tungma Complex. After reaching the destination you can explore the spectacular surroundings and indulge in some relaxation and acclimatization and also visit Charang Temple. We will stay overnight in the camp located near to a gorge in Charang village.

Charang Temple: Charang is a Hindu temple of the eleventh century known as Rangrik Tungma complex. This Hindu temple name comes from the goddess Shri Rangrik Tungma and her small metal image. She was sitting astride a horse is the oldest at the temple. Shri Rangrik Tungma must have been a pre-Buddhist deity, absorbed into the pantheon of the later  theology. Two other bronze  idol appear to be of considerable value. A Maitreya seated with legs pendant, in bhadrasana and a Buddha in bhumisparsha mudra. 

 

Altitude -         4420mtrs
Humidity -         normal
Temp-             2 to 15 degree

Next morning we trek uphill in the Charang valley and cover 8 kms in around 6 to 7 hours. Lalanti has beautiful meadows with thousands of high altitude flowers. It is a yellow and red vast spread carpet of flowers under an open blue sky with roaring sound of gushing Mountain Rivers adds to the scenic beauty and overall experience. Camp next to stream in Lalanti.This is moderate level of ascending and we will camp below Lalanti Pass.

Lalanti- Lake and Darshan –Lananti Pass( Charang Pass)-Chitkul (30 kms)
Altitude -         5242 mtrs
Humidity-       Normal

Today is the most challenging and tough day for the trekkers as, during the trek approximately 30 kms will be covered which will take nearly (12 -14 hours). At around 4:00 AM, we will start the trek. It's a difficult climb up to the Charang Pass (5242meters) or Lalanti Pass. Coming down towards the pass is a long portion of strolling. After a walking for all day long we will finish our trek at Chitkul Lalanti. It is a soaring altitude shepherd territory and you can also get to see snow leopard here in the winters. Ibex can also be seen in this area. We will stay here for overnight in the hotel.

Altitude-     3500 mtrs
Temp-        5 to 20 degree
Humidity -  Normal

Rest for whole day and sight seen around the village chitkul.

The village chitkul is situated at an altitude of 3500 m is the last and highest village of the Sangla Valley, Chitkul. Beyond Chitkul is the difficult and unwelcoming mountain terrain. Still further is Tibet. Actually, Chitkul lies in an area that, earlier, was the trade route between India and Tibet. One look at the people of Chitkul will conform this connection with Tibet. The looks of these people as well as the jewelleries they wear reminds of the Tibetan influence. Within Chitkul itself, there are three temples of local goddess Mathi. The main temples here are believed to be built around 500 years ago.

Chitkul: Chitkul is the last village on India China boarder in Kinnaur, located at a height of 3,500 metre in the Baspa valley and has three temples dedicated to Mathi Devi, the oldest which is said to be about 500 years old. According to a local legend, the Devi undertook a long and arduous journey before settled in this village. She visited several villages presided over by the members of her family. Lord Badirnath of Kamru is her husband. Nag of Sangla and Shamshares of Rakhcham are her nephews. When Mathi Devi finally settled in Chitkul, the village found a great prosperity and she continues to be worshipped with great fanfare. Chitkul remains closed in winters and is extremely famous for its potatoes in the whole world which are extremely costly as well.

After breakfast proceed to Shimla. It is around 262 Km and take 8-9 hours to arrive. The Journey is too long so we will break journey at Rampur Bushahr. Have lunch and some rest there and proceed to Shimla. After arrival Check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

 

After breakfast proceed to Chandigarh. It is around 115 km and take 3-4 hours to arrive. Our representative will drop you at Chandigarh Airport/Railway Station.

KINNAR KAILASH PARIKRAMA TREK - Rates & Dates

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