Kinnaur Kailash Yatra From Delhi
Durations: 8 Nights / 7 Days
Cost per person: 20000/- + 5% Gst
Places Covered: Delhi - Shimla - Charang Village - Lalanti meadows – Base Camp of Charang La - Charang La Pass – Chitkul - Shimla - Delhi
Region: Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh
Apex Altitude: 5300 m
Difficulty Level: Moderate to challenging
Timings: June, July, August
Best Time to Trek: May To Early October
Activities: Camping, walking, hiking, climbing, glacier and stream crossing, boulders and scree slope crossing
A Bit About Kinnaur Kailash
The Kinnaur Kailash also kown as Kinner Kailash in the local dialect is a mountain range in the kinnaur district of the most exemplary Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur Kailash (6349m) and Jonkarden (6473m) are the most famed peaks of Himachal that dominate the range bordering the district of Kinnaur in the south. Through the routes of Kinner Kailash Trek, the expeditors can achieve the only pass called Charang La at an altitude of 5300m. This pass is considered as sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist Kinnauris. The entire trek path is endowed with lush green valleys, orchards, vineyards snow-clad peaks and cold desert mountains. The Kinnaur region is being gifted with rich flora & fauna and the massive snow clad ranges serve a regal dignity to the scene dominated by the peak of Kinner Kailash.
The landscape of the region differs from the lush green orchards of the scenic Sangla Valley to the bleak magnificent Hangrang valley. May to September is the most preferable time to make a trip to the enchanting Kinnaur kailash.
Kinnaur Kailash Cost
Kinner Kailash trek (circuit) price starts from 20,000 INR. A multitude of variables will influence the final price, including group size, pick-up location (Chandigarh or Shimla), departure date (pre-monsoon in June or post-monsoon in September), and add-ons such as backpack offloading, gear (crampons or gaiters), accommodations before and after the trek, and drop-off location (Shimla or Chandigarh). Shoot us an email if you’re interested in group or early bird discounts. The cost of the Kinnaur Kailash Shivling trek will be determined by the same variables.
Are you a Match For Kinnaur Kailash Trek?
ou must have done at least one high altitude trek before. Those who do not have the requisite trek experience of high altitude passes should not apply.
You must be physically fit to do the 4-day Himalayan trek. The Kinnaur Kailash circuit trek leads you up to 17,400 feet high pass of Charang-La and through a long expanse of Charang-La glacier.
At this altitude, the air is thin and the rigors of the mountain can grind you down. You must give yourself sufficient time to prepare yourself for the trek.
Delhi - Shimla
Yatra will start from Delhi. Lunch enroute and upon arrival check in the hotel and can walk in the main market and also the lake & rest of the evening free – Overnight in the Hotel. (Hotel on Twin / Triple sharing basis)
Shimla - Charang Village
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.
On Third day, 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.
Charang - Lalanti Meadows
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.
Lalanti - Base Camp of Charang La
Trek to the base camp of Charang La today. The climb is relatively steep today and we will reach the base camp by evening. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Base Camp of Charang La – Charang La – Chitkul
Today we start early and climb steeply to Charang La. The view of the Kinnaur range is spectacular from this point. We pass Charang La and descend down to Chitkul village. Overnight stay in the village.
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.
Shimla - Delhi/Chandigarh
Today we will Drive back towards Shimla to Delhi or Chandigarh with a bag full of lifetime memories.
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.
Trekkers are required to bring a medical certificate deeming them fit for high-altitude trekking at the start of the trek.
Backpack carrying: A porter will carry your backpack, please do not bring extra items but only the essentials needed for high altitude trek. Besides detailed planning, taking care of all the logistics, food, and good equipment, packing a backpack efficiently and carrying essential things play a key role in the success of an expedition.
Essentials For Kinner Kailash Trek:
A pair of good quality waterproof trekking boots.
Three pairs of socks.
Two pairs of waterproof hiking pants.
A pair of shorts
Two pairs of fleece jumpers.
Two pairs of thermal tops and bottoms
One down jacket.
Headgear (1 beanie/skull cap, 1 buff, and 1 trekking cap).
A pair of thick gloves
Personal hygiene essentials (alcohol-based gel, hand sanitizer, soap, towels, toilet papers, baby wipes, etc.)
First aid kit.
Water purifier and filtration bottle.
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) valley of Kinnaur.
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.
Ribba village-Parvati Kund-Kinner Kailash Shivling route.
Purbani village-Parvati Kund-Kinner Kailash.
What is Kinner Kailash?
Kinner Kailash (6050 m) 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 apex of Kinner Kailash peak. However, the trek to Shivling pillar, located below the 6050 m high Kinnaur Kailash peak, is doable (not recommended) even if you have no prior trekking experience.
What is the 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 yatra before or after the time window approved by the administration.
However, the Kinnaur Kaliash Parikrama (circuit) trek is doable from May-September month period.
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 ‘Kinners’ in almost all major Hindu religious texts and epics. In these texts, the Kinners are described as a tribe of great singers and dancers living in the Himalayas.
Artists of India and Central Asia made sculptures of the Kinner tribe during the ancient and early medieval period. Cave 1 of Ajanta caves is dedicated to the Kinners. During this period, the Kinner tribe was spread from Bhagirathi valley of Uttarakhand in the east to the source of Chandrabhaga river in the west.