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Kinnaur & Charang la – 8 days

Kinnaur the most fascinating region of the Indian Himalayas. home to some of India’s oldest traditions and legends Ancient texts have gone to the extent of placing the people of Kinnaur--THE KINNERS -- the land of fairy tales and fantasies has a spectacular terrain of lush green valleys, orchards, vineyards snow-clad peaks and cold desert mountains. Set within the Greater Himalayan belt it boasts of the highest mountains in Himachal Pradesh. This is the only area in the world where worship in temples has been going uninterrupted and has not been subject to any outside invasion. Close to the border with Tibet, entry to Kinnaur was restricted even for Indian nationals till 1993 and foreigners still have to register themselves with Inner line permit. Kinaur valley comprising the lower valley of Spiti and Satluj gorge, two river race through valley The Satluj and The Spiti. Sutlej River which has its origin (common to the Indus and Bhramaputra rivers) in Lake Mansarovar beside the holy Mt. Kailash in Tibet.

Kinnaur holds three of the world's grand mountain ranges - the Zanskar, the Greater Himalaya and the Dhauladhar, Mount Kinner Kailash (6'050 mtrs). Which dominates this region.The circuit around the whole range attracts many adventure enthusiasts every year. The Parikrama or circumambulation begins from Kalpa via Triung valley and back to Kalpa via Sangla valley. We drive upto Thangi and the actual trekking begins from here. To reach this forbidden land, India's northern tip, before July, we travel through the Hindustan -Tibet highway, the ancient silk route following the Satluj. The Spiti River joins the Sutlej from the west and runs parallel with the Great Himalayan Range, the natural boundary between India and Tibet (China). In July it is possible to enter Spiti from the north, crossing Rohtang Pass (3980m.) into Lahaul and Kumzum La (4550m).

 

TRIP FACTS

Region: Kinnaur,

Best season: Mid June to Mid October,

Trip length: 7 nights 8 days Manali to Shimla.

Trek grade: Moderate to Strenuous,

Max altitude: 5'230m Charang la

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OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in New Delhi, drive to Manali. Hotel.

Day 02: Manali: Acclimatize: Sight-seeing. Hotel.

Day 03: Manali (1950m):  Drive to Kullu- Banjar – Jalori pass – Rampur – Kalpa. Hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Thangi (2650m) 2 hrs, trek to Lambhar (2950m) 4-5 hrs. Camp

Day 05: Trek to Shurting (3370m), 5-6 hrs. Camp.

Day 06: Day trip to Charang (3500m), 5 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Lalanti (4200m), 6-7 hrs. Camp.

Day 08: Trek to base camp (4670m), 4-5 hrs, Camp

Day 09: Trek to Charang la (5250m) – Chitkul (3450m), 7-8 hrs, Camp

Day 10: Drive to Sarahan –Narkanda – Kufri- Shimla, 8-9 hrs. Hotel

Day 11: Drive or Train to New Delhi. Hotel.

Day 12: Drive to airport, fly home.

8 days Cost Includes: 

all trekking and camping gears. 2-3 men spacious 3-4 season tent, cozy dining tent, toilet tent, 3 season sleeping bags, mattresses, walking sticks.

Transportation to and fro as per itinerary.

All meals: Indian, Tibetan, local and continental cuisine: morning bed tea, breakfast, packed and hot lunch, snacks, dinner, sweet dish and hot drinks.

Staff: Mountain qualified Guide, cook, camp helper and porters.

Medical first aid supply.

Cost excludes:

Hotel accommodation at Manali.

Soft (mineral water) or hard drinks.

Personal insurance. 

Personal Tipping to staff and any unforeseen cost arises beyond trip schedule.

KINNAUR

DETAIL TRIP ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in New Delhi, drive to Manali. Hotel.

Arrival at New Delhi IGI airport, pick up and drive directly to Manali.

Day 02: Manali: Acclimatize: Sight-seeing. Hotel.

Arrival at Manali depending on your flight schedule. Afternoon local sight-seeing and acclimatize.

Day 03: Manali (1950m):  Drive to Kullu- Banjar – Jalori pass – Rampur – Kalpa. Hotel.

Today an early departure from Manali, with beautiful drive first along the Beas River and later Larje River. The drive takes us to Jalori pass and later magnificent drive along the Satluj River. The Kinners were referered as celestial musicials in early Hindu text and known for their great beauty.

Overlooking at the high peaks of Kinner Kailash from Kalpa and exploring local life. We may prepare for our next day schedule.

Day 04: Drive to Thangi (2650m) 2 hrs, trek to Lamber (2950m) 4-5 hrs. Camp

Leaving Kalpa we drive along the Satluj River and passing huge fort at Morang we arrive Thangi. Leaving Thangi we are on trail now, where we walk 11 kilometers today.  Continue to trek we enter Tirung Gad and climb to small settlement of Lamber.

Day 05: Trek to Shurting (3370m), 5-6 hrs. Camp.

Today after breakfast we continue trek to Shurting, which is a longer day. We pass through forest and alpine meadows. We pass above 3000m, Camp at Shurting.

Day 06: Day trip to Charang (3500m), 5 hrs

Today is an acclimatization day, we trek to Charang village and its site of Rangring Tungma temple, the home of small Buddhist community nuns. This monastery built by lamas of Tibet over 500 years ago. Visiting, exploring, meeting locals at Charang afternoon we retrace back to our camp at Shurting.

Day 07: Trek to Lalanti (4200m), 6-7 hrs. Camp.

Today a longer day we should expact for long walk of 6-7 hours. Leaving out and climbing out from Tirung Gad on the ridge above the Shurtingting Gad. We pass numbers of grazing area with wild flowers where sheperds graze their sheep for centuries. Overnight camp at Lalanti.

Day 08: Trek to base camp (4670m), 4-5 hrs, Camp

Today an easy day but altitude makes difference, leaving Lalanti we climb up towards the pass. The trail and surrounding may present spectacular scenery all around. Camp high.

Day 09: Trek to Charang la (5250m) – Chitkul (3450m), 7-8 hrs, Camp

An important to climb Charang la pass, with well acclimatizing of yesterday walk today we take for a big day. A long climb upto the pass. The last stage is steeper. If there is snow on pass we take easily. Upon reaching at top of pass the spectacular view of Kinnaur range of mountains. We descend slowly on rubble and moraine. This descent could be long until reaching at Chitkul village. Overnight camp at Chitkul.

Day 10: Drive to Sarahan –Narkanda – Kufri- Shimla, 8-9 hrs. Hotel

Today leaving Chitkul we drive along the Sangla River, visiting Kamru fort at Sangla and continue uptp Sarahan, our next scenic spot. We pass Narkanda, Kufri along the route upto Shimla. Overnight hotel.

Day 11: Drive or Train to New Delhi. Hotel.

Day 12: Drive to airport, fly home.

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