Kinner Kailash Parikrama ( Charang – La ) Trek3 min read

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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Mount Kinner Kailash is located in Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. The trail 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 of confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism. The landscape of the area varies from 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.


Region: Kinnaur Himachal Pradesh

Duration: 8 days

Grade: Difficult

Minimum group size: 5

Maximum group Size: 10

Maximum Altitude: 5242 METERS

Best Season for the trip: MAY TO OCTOBER


Day 01: Shimla to Kalpa

Day 02: Kalpa - Charang

Day 03: Acclimatization at Charang. Village walk and visit to Rangrik monastery.

Day 04: Charang - Lalanti

Day 05: Lalanti - Base Camp of Charang La

Day 06: Base Camp of Charang La - Charang La – Chitkul

Day 07: Chitkul - Shimla.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Shimla to Kalpa

Reception at Shimla and drive from Shimla to Kalpa via Kufri and Narkanda. The drive from Shimla to Kalpa is beautiful and scenic. Reach Kalpa by evening and check in to a hotel. The backdrop of the ancient Chini village is very beautiful and the Kinner Kailash Mountain is visible from here. We can explore the surroundings here.

Day 02: Kalpa–Charang

Today we drive from Kalpa to Charang village and is the home of the ancient Rangrik Monastery. Overnight in village homestay or Camping near the village.

Day 03: Acclimatization at Charang. Village walk and visit to Rangrik monastery and last ITBP on on indo-tibetan border.

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

Day 04: Charang–Lalanti

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

Day 05: 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 06:  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 village.

Day 07: Chitkul– Shimla

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

Services Provided

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.

Special trained 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 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 success of an expedition.