Duration: 7 Days | 6 Nights
Best season: May-Sep
Maximum elevation: 5242 mtr
Kinnaur Kailash/ Kinner Kailash was not known to the trekkers over the world till a few years ago, though this trail was discovered two centuries ago.The Kinnaur Kailash range lies on the south of district of Kinnaur,which is dominated by Kinnaur Kailash (6349 mts) and Jonkarden (6437 mts). Kinnaur Kailash Peak is one the 5 Mount Kailash. It is believed that the Lord Shiva took care and regulated the universe from here. Earlier the parikrama used to be of 200 kms, but it has been shortened up. To reach this lost land, India’s northern tip, in summers; you have to travel through the Hindustan – Tibet highway, the ancient silk route following the Satluj, the natural boundary between India and Tibet (China). The circuit attracts the a lot of pilgrimages. The holy parikrama starts from Kalpa via Triung Valley and then back to Kalpa via Sangla.
DAY 01:- SHIMLA – KALPA (290 KMS)
The trip begins with a drive through Narkanda, Kufri, and Shri Bhima Kali Temple in Sarahan Bhushar, Rampur Bhushar, then we will proceed to Jeori, which has hot water sulphur stream and offers stunning views of the valley. We will travel mainly on the metalled roads and pass through the thick woodland to reach Kalpa. During this time of year the Apples has a subtle fragrance that is tantalizing. Some of the finest chilgoza and apple orchards are found here. Here, one can enjoy an awe-inspiring picturesque view of the 6050 metres towering Kinnar Kailash range. We will stay overnight in Kalpa in a hotel for some rest and dinner.
DAY 02:- KALPA – LAMBAR (60 KMS) 2890 MTS
On day three we will drive from Kalpa towards Lambar in the morning, a startlingly stunning destination, situated high on top of an abysmal gorge, with the quaint village nestled atop. We will then come back at the campsite, rest for the entire day at leisure for the acclimatization and stay here for overnight.
DAY 03:- THE ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AT LAMBAR
This day you can spend sightseeing and relaxing for the acclimatization at Lambar
DAY 04:- LAMBAR – SHURTING (8 KMS) 3150 METERS
We will commence our trek to the Kinner Kailash Parikrama, in the morning post breakfast from Lambar to Shurting towards the northern east direction climbing the height and following the stream. It is a parallel stroll. Surting is a little high land, here two river watercourses meets together forming the Lambar River. An ultra-modern advanced ITBP post located at 3150 meters where your names will be entered with regard to movement of the trekkers. Bonfire and overnight stay in the camp set up in Shurting.
DAY 05:- SHURTING – CHARANG (6 KMS) 3450 MTS
This is a parallel hike of about three to four hours. Charang is well-known for its 11th century monastery known as the Rangrik Tungma Complex. After reaching the destination you can explore the spectacular surroundings and indulge in some relaxation and acclimatization. We will stay overnight in the camp located near to a gorge in Charang village.
DAY 06:- CHARANG – LALANTI BASE (8 KMS) 4420MTRS
On this day early in the morning we will begin an uphill trek in the Charang valley, covering about eight kilometres in approximately six to seven hours. Lalanti has gorgeous pastures with stunningly amazing high altitude flowers. It is an extensive carpet of blossoming red and yellow flowers under the expanse of blue sky with the sound of garrulous Mountain Rivers that adds up further magnetism to the charming exquisiteness of the valley and the overall experience of trekking. The Camp site is situated adjacent to a stream in Lalanti. Here, you will need to ascend moderate incline and from here we will camp below the Lalanti Pass.
DAY 07:- LALANTI – CHITKUL (THROUGH LALANTI PASS) 5242 MTS
Today is the most challenging and tough day for the trekkers as, during the trek approximately 30 kms will be covered which will take nearly (12 -14 hours). At around 4:00 AM, we will start the trek. It’s a difficult climb up to the Charang Pass (5242meters) or Lalanti Pass. Coming down towards the pass is a long portion of strolling. After a walking for all day long we will finish our trek at Chitkul Lalanti. It is a soaring altitude shepherd territory and you can also get to see snow leopard here in the winters. Ibex can also be seen in this area. We will stay here for overnight in the hotel.
DAY 08:- CHITKUL 3500 MTS
On this day you can spend the entire day enjoying the spectacular and picturesque sights around the Chitkul village.
Chitkul is located at an altitude of 3500 metres. It is the uppermost and the last village of the Sangla Valley. Ahead of Chitkul is there is the complicated and astonishing mountain territory and further moving ahead is Tibet. In fact, Chitkul is located in the region that was earlier used as the route for trade and commerce between Tibet and India. One can simply see the Tibetan influence in the jewellery they wear and as well as in the looks of the people. Chitkul is packed with distinctive and spectacular sights. Trekkers will come across cutting and twisting streams, gorgeous countryside, thickly forested hillside, extensive alpine meadows and last but not the least, deserted mountains. In Chitkul, there are three Goddess Mathi’s temples. The earlier temples situated here are believed to be built about five hundred years ago.
DAY 9:- CHITKUL – SHIMLA – DELHI
On this day we will leave Chitkul in the morning and drive back to Chandigarh passing through (Sangla, Narkanda, Rampur Bhushar, and Shimla). From Shimla take AC Volvo coach for Delhi 10:00 P.M. Overnight journey.