Kalpa & Charang Snow Hikes | Winter in Kinnaur

Snowy peaks of Kinnaur Kailash towering over Chini village --blanketed by fresh snow-- of Kalpa.

After a long delay, I’m finally posting pics of our winter trip to Kinnaur — i.e. Kalpa (Chini village), Charang Village & the Charang Rangrik Monastery of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. Charang village is the last village on the Indo-China Border. The last ITBP post is located in this village. Wintertime in Kinnaur  For the city folks,… Continue reading Kalpa & Charang Snow Hikes | Winter in Kinnaur

Baspa Valley Kinnaur: Valley Of Brimming Beauty

In the western Himalayas, bordering along with Tibet and Garhwal, the Baspa valley—also called Sangla valley—of Kinnaur has been open to visitors since the early 90s. The valley got its name from the Baspa river which originates from Chung Sakhago pass and meanders for around 30 km before meeting Satluj on its left bank near… Continue reading Baspa Valley Kinnaur: Valley Of Brimming Beauty

Chaka Meadows Hike – The Kalpa Trek

Views from Chaka meadwos

Chaka meadows are mountain meadows high above Kalpa village of Kinnaur. It is a hike recommended for the ones in tireless twenties who have just started their trekking journey or for the people ones in late forties a time when knees begin to protest against the gradient and you start appreciating the least challenging of… Continue reading Chaka Meadows Hike – The Kalpa Trek

Pin-Bhabha pass trek

Crossing Kara stream , enroute Bhabha pass trek

Pin-Bhabha Pass Bhabha pass is located between the Kinnaur and Pin valley of Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh. From the beginning of the trek to the end, one experiences wildly vivid landscapes, people, languages, and religions. Pin valley,Spiti to Bhaba valley crossover Bhabha Pass Trek can be done in either direction, from the Mud village… Continue reading Pin-Bhabha pass trek

Sangla – A Buddhist Town in the lap of Himalayas!

Sangla,Baspa valley,Kinnaur

Sangla village of Kinnaur is a scenic & heavenly Himalayan village revered by travelers and backpackers alike. It is the largest village of the Sangla valley aka Baspa valley and one of the largest in Kinnaur. Located at the middle of the valley and about 18km from the nearest highway i.e NH 05,  it has… Continue reading Sangla – A Buddhist Town in the lap of Himalayas!

Kinner Kailash Parikrama Trek in Winter

View from the 5,266 m (17,275 ft) Charang La

Kinnaur-Kailash Parikrama Trek Blog by Micah Hanson “How will you know the way, the weather is bad, there is a lot of snow,” the senior officer said. “I’ve hiked all over the Himalayas, I hiked the Pin-Paravati pass in a snowstorm,” I retorted.  “Ok, I’ll give you permission if you write a statement that you… Continue reading Kinner Kailash Parikrama Trek in Winter

Untouched Kinnaur: Rusklang village Of Ropa valley

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Untouched & Unexplored Kinnaur Kinnaur in northeast Himachal, surrounded by Tibet in the east, is the least explored and the second least populous district, after Lahaul & Spiti, in Himachal Pradesh, India. The old Hindustan-Tibet road, the ancient Silk Route, passes through Kinnaur along the banks of Sutlej River. Kinnaur Kailash is a peak (6500… Continue reading Untouched Kinnaur: Rusklang village Of Ropa valley

Delightful Charang Village

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After trekking for what seemed like most part of the day from Thangi & Lambar, we reached Charang – a delightful little village. I had no clue what lay ahead of us – the Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama! Charang, Last village on Indo Tibetan border:  One of the most challenging, once in a lifetime adventures I’ve had in the Himalayas. A day… Continue reading Delightful Charang Village

Charang Monastery: The most Holy temple of Kinnaur

Charang Monastery, Kinnaur  My first ever trek was to Kedarnath in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, a small town in the Garhwal Himalayas flanked by snow-covered peaks, famous for its Shiva temple. Almost a decade later when I got the opportunity to do the Kinner Kailash Parikrama trek, I was thrilled! After traveling in public transport, bikes, and cars,… Continue reading Charang Monastery: The most Holy temple of Kinnaur

Kinner Kailash Parikrama Trek Blog

Hiking towards the Charang La

Kailash Circuit In Kinnaur Kinner Kailash Parikrama in Kinnaur 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, which starts in Thangi through Charang, Lalan Ti, crossing Charang La pass (17,194 ft) and ends in Chitkul village – the last… Continue reading Kinner Kailash Parikrama Trek Blog