FAQ Category: Trek FAQs
Frequently asked questions about trekking preparation, planning and gear required for trekking in Kinnaur, Spiti valley and Garhwal region of the western Himalayas.
Are the Kinner Kailash & Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra routes same?
No. Shirkhand Mahadev Yatra route is located in outer Siraj region of Greater Himalayan National Park of Kullu district, whereas the Kinner Kailash Yatra route falls completely in Sairag (Kalpa) […]
How to reach Kinner Kailash?
First you need to reach Reckong Peo, the administrative HQ of Kinnaur district. You can take any one of the three routes from Reckong Peo. Tangling village-Gufa-Kinner Kailash Shivling route. […]
What is Kinner Kailash?
Kinner Kailash (6050m) is a holy peak towering over the Kalpa (called Sairag by the people of Kinnaur) valley of Kinnaur. You must have previous climbing/mountaineering experience to reach the […]
What is best time to go for the Kinnaur Kailash trek?
The yatra dates of Kinnaur Kailash are officially announced (for a period of 4-5 weeks) by Kinner Kailash Yatra committee after consultation with the local administration. One can’t go for […]
Why is it called Kinner Kailash?
Kinner Kailash peak is named after the Kinner tribe — the people of Kinnaur. There are many mythological connotations attached to the word ‘Kinner’. You would find a mention of […]
Is Buran Ghati trek doable in October?
Yes. Buran Ghati trek in October month is recommended for people are into astrophotography or dawn & dusk photography. The sky during this time stays clear and the air is […]
How can I find a trek guide for Buran Ghati?
Raacho Trekkers have a team of local guides who have trekked this region for over 10 years now. Apart from trek/terrain expertise, they offer valuable insights on the everyday life […]
What is the difficulty level of Buran Ghati Trek?
Buran Ghati is a moderately difficult trek. If the weather conditions are perfect, the pass can be climbed by a person (who is in good shape), who never been to […]
Which trek would you choose? Buran Ghati or Rupin pass?
Both Buran Ghati and Rupin pass are located on similar altitudes — Rupin pass is slightly higher. The terrain and landscape is also similar. In fact, the Rupin pass is […]
Is Buran Ghati trek Doable In May?
Yes! We recommend May month to be the best time for the Buran Ghati trek. In May, you’lll witness the panoramic vistas of Himalayan ranges and lush greenery of the […]