Raacho Kanda trek3 min read

RAACHO  KANDA TREK

Raacho Kanda offered amazing views of Phawrang peak ( 6050m) and Raacho group of peaks along Indo-Tibetian border. Charang (altitude 3400 mtrs )offers a delightful blend of spiritualism and adventure with its beautiful ancient monastery Rangrik Tungma and many chortens. 

Overview

Region: Kinnaur Himachal Pradesh

Duration: 6 days

Grade: Easy – Moderate

Minimum group size: 5

Maximum group Size: 10

Maximum Altitude: 4000 METERS

Best Season for the trip: MAY TO OCTOBER

Itinerary:

Day 01: Shimla to Kalpa

Day 02: Kalpa – Charang

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

Day 04: Raacho Kanda – Raacho  Glacier – Back to Raacho Kanda

Day 05: Raacho Kanda to  Kalpa- Sucide point – Roghi- Kalpa.

Day 06: Kalpa – Shimla

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Shimla – Kalpa

Reception at Shimla and drive up to Kalpa from Shimla. The scenery along the way is really beautiful and the winding roads passes through Kufri and Narkanda and lead us up to Kapla. Reach Kalpa by late afternoon and check into a hotel in Kalpa. Explore the surrounding area and enjoy the backdrop view of Kalpa with the Kinnaur range of mountains overlooking the town.

Day 02: Kalpa – Charang

Drive from Kalpa to Charang and stay in village home in Charang. Charang is a picturesque village in Kinnaur and is surrounded by lofty mountains. We reach by afternoon and spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring the surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay in village homestay or camping near the village.

Day 03: Charang – Rangrik Monastery – Raacho Kanda

We start from Charang and trek up to Rangrik Monastery. It is a very beautiful and old monastery and is the perfect place to spend some time. After spending some time in Rangrik Monastery we head for Raacho Kanda. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 04: Raacho Kanda – Raacho Glacier- Camping at Raacho Kanda

Today we trek up to Raacho Glacier. The climb is a little steep at places. We savour the views of Phawrang and Raacho groups and peaks and finally head back to camping site. We pitch our tents in the meadows and camp for the night.

Day 05: Raacho Kanda – Charang- Kalpa

Wake up early in the morning and we trek back from Raacho Kanda to Charang village.  Drive back to Kalpa and explore places near Kalpa like suicide point and Roghi village. 

Day 06: Kalpa – Shimla

Drive back from Kalpa to Shimla today.

Inclusions

All arrangements for overnight stays during the trip.

All meals

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.

It will be a cultural and traditional experience as all stays will be mostly in villages and Camps.

Backpack carrying by the porters.

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

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

Exclusions

Any kind of personal expenses.

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

Start date and end date: Dates are flexible