Kinner Kailash Parikrama
5 day circuit trek around the revered Kailash in Kinnaur
About the trek
Kailash is Lord Shiva's abode according to Hindu Mythology and Parikrama (circumambulation ) in Hinduism is the act of walking around sacred objects.
Kinner Kailash (6050m) situated in Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh, India, is one of the peaks which have 'Kailash' in their name and are all related to Shiva in some way or other. Kinner Kailash is especially known for a prominent 79 feet high natural vertical elongated rock formation on it, signifying the Shivalingam. The formation appears to change colors in different angles of sun light as the day passes.
Kailash Parikrama will take you on a spiritual and adventurous pursuit unlike any other you might have undertaken. It's an adventurous trek through beautiful and divine nature of Kinnaur and holds a spiritual angle to it as well.
Over the years roads have been built along many stretches, as a result many people prefer to complete the Parikrama in 5 days by taking road route.
Sangla - Lambar - Surting - Charang - Lalanti - Charang Pass - Chhitkul - Sangla
Sangla (2600 m ) - Lambar (3 - 4 hours by vehicle) . Lambar - Surting (trek)
We start the Parikrama after recieving blessings from temple near Gangarang. Gangarang is a holy stream that comes down from Kinner Kailash side towards Sangla. Then leave Baspa Valley and ascend along Satluj river from Karchham. Reach Lambar in vehicle. Trek to Surting and camp there for night.Day 2
Surting - Charang Village (~ 3450 m) & Rangrik Tungma Temple - Surting
Trek starts again in morning. Parikrama is considered incomplete without paying regards in the Rangrik Tungma temple which is 2 km from Charang. Return to Surting camp in evening.Day 3
Surting - Lalanti
Trek to Lalanti (altitude~ 4000m )and camp for the night.Day 4
Lalanti - Charang Pass Base
Trek to Charang Pass Base and camp for acclimatization. Can be used as buffer day for weather issues also.Day 5
Charang Pass Base- Charang Pass (~5240 m) - Chhitkul (~3450 m). Drive from Chhitkul -Rakchham - Sangla (~1.5 hours)
This is the toughest day of the trek as the approach to the pass is a steep climb over loose rock. Reach beautiful Chhitkul, which is the last village of India in this direction. Drive down till Sangla. Day 6
This completes a Parikrama around Kinner Kailash
Reserve Day to accommodate bad weather delays.
Reaching - Sangla
Baspa Valley, more popularly known as Sangla Valley,
is in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh and around 240 km ( ~ 9 hours by road) from Shimla.
Buses/taxis are avaialable from Chandigarh and Shimla. If you take buses bound for Reckongpeo, get down at Karchham and change transport for Sangla. Baspa meets Satluj at Karchham and road for Sangla branches off towards right. Sangla is about 26 km (~30 minutes) from Karchham.
Taxis can be arranged on request.
You can consider breaking your journey at Shimla, Narkanda, Rampur en route for less exertion.
Terms & Conditions
The cost includes services of skilled and knowledgeable mountain guides, helpers, and cooks
All meals and equipment during the trek
We will email you the payment mode and detailed instructions on registration
Thereafter, Please make the payment to confirm your booking