According to Hindu mythological tales, the mighty Himalayan ranges are the sacred abode of Lord Shiva, where he lives with his better half, Goddess Parvati. Supposedly, Kinner Kailash is the exact point where the gods reside. Considered as one of the most challenging treks, the path leading to this mountain is certainly not an easy one and not everyone’s cup of tea. The Kinner Kailash range in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh is located in proximity to the Indo-Tibetan border at a height of 17200 ft above sea level. It is also among the remotest and the less explored regions of Himachal which is breathtakingly scenic.
Religious significance of Kinner Kailash
For the ardent devotees of Lord Shiva, Kinnaur holds utmost religious significance as the place is home to a 79 ft tall shivalinga, which changes colours every second. It is basically a rock pillar neatly balanced on rock slab and also resembles a trident. Close by is Parvati Kund, which is located at an altitude of 14900 ft above sea level.
As per the popular belief, the kund was created by Goddess Parvati herself. Also, it was the meeting point of Lord Shiva and the goddess, so it was also known as ‘Aashiqi Park’. As per another mythological belief, every winter, Lord Shiva used to conduct a meeting of gods and goddesses here at Kinner Kailash.
Trekking trail to Kiner Kailash
This 14 km long trek is undoubtedly tough, but is magically rewarding too. If you ever take up this challenge, make sure to get rewarded with beautiful fairytale views of the surroundings and nature.The mind-boggling views of snow-clad cold mountains, lush green apple orchards, and spectacular landscape, it is just everything that one can imagine. This trek will take you through the gorgeous Sangla Valley and Hangrang Valley, where nature can be experienced in its purest form.
The starting point of this trail is Tangling Village (base camp) in Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful hamlet is located on the banks of the Sutlej River at a height of 7050 ft. From there, you can either take the exciting but dangerous Jhoola Pul (the hanging bridge) or the Shongtong Bridge.
From Tangling, you trek to Maling Khata (8 km), then move ahead to Parvati Kund (5 km), and from there, a kilometre trek will take you to your destination, Kinner Shivalinga.
Those who require can seek service of guides and porters, available from Reckong Peo or Tangling Village.
Best time to undertake the Kinner Kailash Parikrama Trek
Every year, this trek begins between the months of May and October. However, it is suggested to go between September and October as the months of May, June, July and early August, the region experiences heavy rainfall, which makes it a little difficult for trekkers. Landslides and cloud bursts are quite common during peak monsoons, so avoid.
Kinnaur Kailash Yatra Package from Chandigarh
Duration : 06 Nights/ 07 Days Total Trek: 28 Kms Altitude: 6500 Meters Location: Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh Destination Covered : Chandigarh – Shimla – Sarahan – Rampur Bhushar – Parvati Garden – Ganesh Cave – Kinner Kailash – Narkanda – Chandigarh
Day 01: Chandigarh – Rampur Bhushar On your arrival at Chandigarh Airport / Railway Station, Meet our driver and pickup you and transfer to Narkanda, On arrival at Narkanda, check-in the hotel and Overnight stay.
Day 02: Rampur Bhushar – Tangling – Parvati Garden Second day in the mMorning drive to Tangling. The trek starts from Tangling village base. Trek to Parvati Garden (Approx. 6-7 hours by feet). Overnight camping at Parvati Garden.
Day 03: Parvati Garden – Ganesh Cave Third Day in the morning trek to Ganesh Park (Approx. 6-7 hours by feet). Overnight camping at Ganesh Park.
Day 04: Darshan (Kinnaur Kailash) In the morning continue trekking to Parvati Kund and Shivling. After Shivling darshan and pooja back to Ganesh Park. Overnight camping at Ganesh Park.
Day 05: Ganesh Cave – Tangling Next day in the morning continue trekking to Tangling. Visit Bhima Kali Temple. Overnight at hotel
Day 06: Tangling – Narkanda Next day in the morning after breakfast transfer to Narkanda, On arrival at Narkanda check-in the hotel and Overnight stay.
Day 07: Narkanda – Chandigarh In the morning after breakfast transfer to Chandigarh for Drop at Railway Station/Airport for Onward Journey.
Things to remember/carry
-Make sure you are well-equipped with bottles filled with water.
-Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
-Sunscreen/sun hats/lip balms
-First aid kit
-Energy bars/packed food items
-Extra passport size pictures