KINNER KAILASH SHIVLING TREK

Trek Highlights

  • Visit the highest Golf Course in the world at Naldera.
  • Visit the abode of Mata Bhimakali (One of 51 Shaktipeethas.)
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of Shrikhand Mahadev.
  • Get one of the most fantastic views of the Kinner Kailash – the 70 m Shivling.
  • Visit Chitkul Village, the last village of India on this side towards the border.

TRIP OVERVIEW

Permits: No need of any kind of permits.
Difficulty Degree: Moderate
Duration: 14 days
Value: xxxx

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OVERVIEW

Day 1 : Arrival At Delhi
Arrive and transfer to Hotel and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 2 : Delhi – Chandigarh (4-5 Hrs, 244 Km) – Shimla (3 Hrs 30 Min, 122 Km)
Morning take Shatabadi to Chandigarh, later drive to Shimla using the Himalayan Expressway. Rest of the evening free on leisure to walk the famous Mall Road or get a feel of Colonial British Empire with its Gothic Buildings and Victorian Bungalows spreaded all over the town. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 3 : Shimla (2202 M)
Start sightseeing with the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies & the State Museum. Also visit the Highest Golf Course in the world at Naldera en route stopping at Kufri for splendid views of the Himalayan Ranges up north. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4 : Shimla-Sarahan (6 Hrs 30 Min, 180 Km)
After reaching Sarahan make an evening visit to the Bhimakali Temple, Beautiful hamlet with complete tranquility, abode of Mata Bhimakali (One of 51 Shaktipeethas). A paradise for adventure lovers/ trekkers, picturesque carving of Mother Nature in the majestic Himalayas, enchanting snow-capped peaks all around. Soaked in nature’s beauty at its best, Sarahan is flanked on the banks of meandering Sutlej River. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5 : Sarahan – Kalpa (3 Hrs, 110 Km, 2761 M)
The Kinner-Kailash range is silhouetted against the lovely town of Kalpa, the ancient capital of the Kinners of Kinnaur. In ancient Hindu mythology, the Kinners were birdlike men akin to Gods – midway between man and God. Once you reach the town of Kalpa, you are rewarded by the most fantastic views of the Kinner-Kailash, of the 70 m Shivling that juts out of the peak and the striking sunrises and sunsets that light up the mountains. Overnight at the camps.

Day 6 : Kalpa – Thangi (2 Hrs, 50 Km, 2767 M)
We visit the Kalpa temple in the morning. Waking up early and watching the facing Kinner-Kailash peaks from your place would be highly rewarding. Some time will be spent in acquiring permits from the ITBP post, as the place is under control of Indo Tibetan Boarder Police. We reach the campsite in the evening. Overnight camping .

Day 7 : Thangi – Lambar (4 Hrs, 12 Km, 2895 M)
We trek deep in the Tirung Valley of Kinnaur. The trail gradually ascends to village Lambar which is a small village with ITBP check post. Overnight at the camp.

Day 8 : Lambar – Shurting (3 Hrs, 8 Km, 3501 M)
After breakfast, we move along the trail that passes by Tirung Valley and a narrow gorge. Leaving behind the pine forests, the trail enters lush forests of juniper and wild roses. As you near Shurting, you can view rich, lush meadows. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 9 : Shurting – Charang (5 Hrs, 12 Km, 3752 M)
Shurting is a small high land and here two river streams meet forming the Lambar River. We leave the campsite and start trekking towards Charang valley.

Day 10 : Charang – Lalanti (6 Hrs, 9 Km, 4200 M)
Soon after breakfast, we ascend up the valley, cross the Lalanti River and enter lush meadows. The trail further narrows as it follows steep ascents and finally arrive in Lalanti at an elevation of 4200 m. We will camp for the night at an amazing campsite with a mesmerizing view of Zanskar range.

Day 11 : Lalanti – Charang La – Chitkul And Drive – Sangla (8-9 Hrs, 22 Km, 3460 M)
The trek on Day 11 is very challenging and will take about 8-9 hrs. to accomplish. The trek starts with crossing of rich pastures. The trail winds its way to a glacial lake, moraine fields and rock cairns. It normally takes six hrs. to reach Charang La from Lalanti, where about 200 meters at the last stretch is a steep climb. Charang La is a superb vantage point that offers an awe-inspiring view of the Kinner-Kailash range and other stunning snow-capped peaks. Thereafter the trail descends to Chitkul Village, the last village of India on this side towards the border. From here, we drive to Sangla Village taking one more hour to cover 21 Km.

Day 12 : Sangla – Full Day Excursion
A beautiful valley to relax after a strenuous trek. If a landscape had the powers of casting spells, then the Sangla valley would be a magician extraordinary. Even the rushing waters of the Baspa River that flow through its 95 km length, seem to absorb some of the magic. 2 km from Sangla is the fort of Kamroo, its tower-like architecture resembles that of the Bhimakali complex. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 13 : Sangla – Shimla (8-9 Hrs, 220 Km, 2202 M)
We return to Shimla through Rampur and Narkanda on the Old Hindustan Tibet Road.

Day 14 :Shimla – Chandigarh – Delhi
Easy day. After a lazy morning drive down to Chandigarh, we take the Shatabdi to Delhi in the evening. At arrival transfer to Hotel or Delhi departure.