Kinner Kailash Parikrama ( Charang – La ) Trek

Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama (Charang – La) Trek

Mount Kinner Kailash is located in Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. The parikrama route provides a panoramic view of the whole range of Kinner Kailash mountain peaks. This region is located on the Indo-Tibet border and gives a wonderful introduction to the confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Charang Rangrik Monastery
Crossing Charang Kanda
Camping at Lalanti meadows, enroute Charang - La
Glacial lake at base camp , Charang - La
Camping at Lalanti Meadows , enroute Charang La
Lalanti meadows , enroute Charang - La
Upper base camp Landscape
Climbing Lamkhaga pass altitude 5282 meters
Climbing Charang - La.
Top of the pass , Charang -La.
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The Charang – La pass is at an altitude of 5300m whereas the holy peak of Kinner Kailash (Shivling) is at an altitude of around 4500m. The clockwise circuit or Parikrama is doable around the holy peak of Kinnaur Kailash. The official yatra to the holy peak commences in July month, but Parikrama trek is doable in May and June month as well.

Cost: drop an email or fill up the query form and get group discounts & early bird discounts

Our fixed departures for 2019 is scheduled for May 5th & May 13th. We can arrange customized trek if the dates are not suiting your plan.

Overview

Region: Kinnaur Himachal Pradesh

Duration: 6 days

Grade: Difficult

Minimum group size: 5

Maximum group Size: 10

Maximum Altitude: 5300 METERS

Best time for the trip: MAY TO OCTOBER

Itinerary:

Day 01: Shimla – Charang

Day 02: Acclimatization at Charang. Village walk and visit Rangrik monastery.

Day 03: Charang – Lalanti

Day 04: Lalanti – Base Camp of Charang La

Day 05: Base Camp of Charang La – Charang La – Chitkul

Day 06: Chitkul – Shimla.

Detailed Itinerary

The landscape of the area varies from the lush green scenic valley of Sangla Valley to the snow-clad mountains of the Kinner ranges. This trek is packed not only with some of the best views of the mountains, but also provides an insight into the rich history of trade, religion, and diverse ethnic groups, the experience of which leaves one enchanted.

Day 01: Shimla to Charang

Reception at Shimla and drive from Shimla to Charang via Kufri, Narkanda and Reckong Peo. The drive from Shimla to Charang is a beautiful and scenic village with breathtaking views of the Phawarang peak (6050 m) and the Rangrik range. Reach Charang by evening and the stay would be arranged either at a Homestay or a rented accommodation.

Day 02: Acclimatization at Charang. Village walk and a visit to Rangrik monastery and last ITBP post on the Indo-Tibetan border.

We explore the places around Charang and pay a visit to the Rangrik Monastery. Overnight stay in the village homestay or camping.

Day 03: Charang–Lalanti

Today we trek from Charang to Lalanti. Initially the climb will be steep for 2-3 hours till be reach Charang Kanda. After reaching the Kanda gradient is low till Lalanti. Lalanti is a place with many wildflowers and beautiful meadows. The place is beautiful with flowers and blue sky and the roaring sound of rivers. Camp for the night beside a stream in Lalanti.

Day 04: Lalanti – Base Camp of Charang La

Trek to the base camp of Charang La today. The climb is relatively steep today and we reach the base camp by evening. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 05:  Base Camp of Charang La – Charang La – Chitkul

Today we start early and climb steeply to the Charang La. The view of the Kinnaur range is spectacular from this point. We pass the Charang La and descend down to Chitkul village. Overnight stay in the village.

Day 06: Chitkul– Shimla

Today we drive back from Chitkul to Shimla with a bag full of lifetime memories.

Crevasses enroute Charang la | Kinner Kinnaur Kailash trek
Crevasses enroute Charang la
Climbing the pass | Kinner Kinnaur Kailash trek
Climbing the pass
Negotiating the glacier stretch | Kinner Kinnaur Kailash trek
Negotiating the glacier stretch
The snowscape | Kinner Kinnaur Kailash trek
The snowscape
The climb | Kinner Kinnaur Kailash trek
The climb
Panoramic view of the Baspa valley | Kinner Kinnaur Kailash trek
Panoramic view of the Baspa valley
Glisadding down the pass | Kinner Kinnaur Kailash trek
Glisadding down the pass
Descending down to the Baspa valley | Kinner Kinnaur Kailash trek
Descending down to the Baspa valley
Waiting for warmth | Kinner Kinnaur Kailash trek
Waiting for warmth

Services Included.

All arrangements for overnight stays during the trip.

Camping and Climbing gear.

All food expenses

Food will usually consist of morning breakfast, lunch, evening high tea, and dinner.

All food will be vegetarian.

Trained and certified guides trained for emergency situations.

Local guides and workers with in-depth knowledge about the local area.

One luggage per person will be transported by us.

Inner line permits and arrangements en route will be arranged by the operator.

All stays and lodging on a twin sharing basis shall be provided.

Services not included

Any kind of personal expenses.

Camera fees or any other costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances and situations beyond our control

Besides good planning, logistics, food, and good equipment, packing a backpack and carrying essential things play a key role in the success of an expedition.

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