Kinner Kailash peak is located in the Kalpa region of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. The parikrama route is best known for the panoramic view of Kinnaur Kailash Shivling peak & surrounding peaks like Raldang(5499m) and Jorkanden(6473m). The region is located on the Indo-Tibet border and gives an eye-opening introduction to the confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Kinnaur Kailash Yatra
The official yatra to the holy Kinnaur Kailash peak commences in July month, but Parikrama is doable in May and June month as well. The route to the summit is steeply inclined and it gets almost perpendicular just after Tangling village. It takes around 8-9 hours from Tangling village to reach the next pit stop i.e Maling Khata meadows.
Following the June 2019 accident that happended near Parvati Kund, the Kinnaur district administration under Himachal Pradesh Miscellaneous Adventure Activities Rules, 2017 has mandated the permit for every trekker wishing to register for the Kinner Kailash Yatra.
Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama (Charang – La) Trek
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 circumambulation or Parikrama is done around the holy peak of Kinnaur Kailash. The trek starts from Charang village.
What Does Kinner Kailash Trek Cost?
The Cost estimation is based on the number of factors like the group size, pick-up place(Chandigarh/Shimla) and add-ons needed(like backpack offloading, accommodation before and after the trek & drop off point(Shimla/Chandigarh). Drop us an email to get detailed cost breakup & to avail group or early bird offers.
|Region:||Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh|
|Difficulty level:||Moderate to Challenging|
|Best Time To Trek:||May to early October.|
|Trek Distance:||Around 30Kms|
Kinner Kailash Trek Itinerary
- Day #1: Shimla – Charang
- Day #2: Acclimatization at Charang. Village walk and visit the Rangrik monastery.
- Day #3: Charang – Lalanti
- Day #4: Lalanti – Base Camp of Charang La
- Day #5: Base Camp of Charang La – Charang La – Chitkul
- Day #6: Chitkul – Shimla.
The landscape of the area varies from the lush green scenic valley of Sangla 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 rented accommodation.
Day 02: Acclimatization at Charang.
Village walk and a visit to Rangrik monastery and last ITBP post on the Indo-Tibetan border. 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 we 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
Chitkul is the last village on the Indo-Tibet border. We can explore the places around Chitkul like Nagasti ITBP post and Ranikanda meadows. Drive back from Shimla with a bag full of lifetime memories.
Kinnaur Kailash Trek Cost Includes.
- 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.
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Camera fees or any other costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances and situations beyond our control