Reach Chandigarh and after early breakfast, sdrive to Chail. Visit the world's highest cricket Pitch at Chail. Here the vegetation is extremely dense of Deodar & Silver fur forest. In the early 19th century, this place was the private estate of Maharaja of Patiala. Overnight in Chail.
On second day of The Charang Trek / Kinner Kailash Parikrama, Drive through Kufri, Narkanda and Rampura mainly on metalled roads, through dense forest to reach Kalpa. During this season the fragrance of apples is enticing and luring enroute .This is home to some of the best apple and chilgoza orchards in the world. It also offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the 6000 mt. high Kinner Kailash Range. Overnight in Kalpa. Bon-fire in the evening. Overnight in camp.
On third day of The Charang Trek / Kinner Kailash Parikrama, we drive to Thangi 2966 m (65kms/3hr). This is the starting point of the trek. Trek to Lambar 2896 m in the Northeast direction ascending in height following the rivulet. Overnight in camp.
Next destination is Charang( 4 hr. trek). On this route we walk along the rivulet and natural forests. We camp near the stream. O/n in camp.
We trek uphill in the Charang Valley and cover 8 kms in around 6 hours. Lalanti has beautiful meadows with thousands of high altitude flowers. It is a yellow and red vast spread carpet of flowers under an open blue sky with roaring sound of gushing mountain rivers adds to the scenic beauty and overall experience. Camp next to a stream in Lalanti.
RESERVE/REST Rest at the base of the Charang Pass if the weather permits.
(Lalanti - Chitkul) We steeply descend to reach Chenab River and then we ascend to reach Bindrabani. On route, we have serene and beautiful views of many virgin peaks, hanging glaciers and towering rocky mountains. O/n in Chitkul.
Chitkul Rest day. Kamru Fort and sightseeing around Sangla.
(Chitkul - Tabo).On the 8th day of The Charang Trek / Kinner Kailash Parikrama, we follow the river bed of the Sutlej river, but as we proceed ahead the unmetalled stretch of road starts winding up amidst the boulders. From the top are some interesting views of the snow covered peaks. O/n at camp in Tabo.
We visit the Dhankar (3870 m) & Tabo Monasteries (3050 m) .Dhankar Gompa is app. 40 kms from the camp location. It rests high over the valley and is a stupendous example of local architecture. Dhankar is a repository of Buddhist scriptures in the Bhoti script. The Tabo Monastery is a thousand years old and second in importance only to the Tholing Gompa in Tibet. This is the largest monastic complex in the Spiti region with several caves adorned with fine frescoes.
Tabo - Kaza. We drive for 5 hours and visit Ki Monastery (4116 m) and Kibber Village – one of the highest motorable villages in the world. The locals here offer a nice of blend of Hindu and Buddhist cultures. Ki Gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors and at one time acted as a fort. It houses many valuable Thankas. We also visit the famous monastery of Key ,Kibber and Langjha Monastery, the highest village in the world connected by road.
Kaza-Manali Drive from Kaza to Chandertaal over the Kunzum La (4550 mts).This drive takes you from the barren slopes of the Spiti valley on to Kunzum la and brings you to the lake of the moon “Chandertaal”.
From Chandertaal to Manali across the Rohtang pass on to the lush green valley of Kullu from where the trek was started. Evening Rest Day at Manali. O/n Sunshine Guesthouse in Manali.
Manali Local sightseeing. After paying a visit to the ancient Hadimba Temple we start for Naggar- the summer capital of the Kullu Valley to visit the famous Roerich Art Museum and the Castle Hotel. Evening campfire at Sunshine Guest-House in Manali. Farewell Dinner with the whole team at Mayur Restaurant Manali. O/n Sunshine Guesthouse.
Evening departure by Volvo coach to Delhi / Chandigarh.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
Number of Persons : Minimum 7, Maximum 12
- A pristine trek with minimal tourism/trekkers, uncluttered, clean trails,
- Spectacular Himalayan vistas.
- Opportunities to observe one of the most unique cultures of the western Himalayas
- Rich and dense flora and fauna of the Himalayas.
- Experience aspects of the age-old Buddhist traditions of the KinnaurValley.
- Unique participation in the “Tantric Prayers” at the Charang Monastery.
- Witnessing the unique Kinnauri Oracle.
- Visit the home of the Lamas living in age-old monasteries, some of which date back to the
- Cultural Evenings by VTS members.
Duration : 15 Days –Chandigarh / New Delhi to Chandigarh / New Delhi.
Grade of Trek : Moderate to strenuous.
Maximum Altitude : 5242 Mts. at the Charang Pass.
Permits : Inner line permit from the Government of India required and will be arranged by VTS.
Namoh is pleased to offer one of the most unique tours in Himachal Pradesh. Our clients will have the experience of dramatic and pristine Himalayan trekking and the opportunity to visit one of the most scenic areas of the Himalayas.
Ancient Cultures of the Indian Himalayas
The Charang Trek or Kinner Kailash Parikrama as it is popularly known, takes us to Kinnaur, the land of fairy tales and fantasies. It has a spectacular terrain of lush green valleys, orchards, vineyards, snow-clad peaks and cold desert mountains. Kinnaur is also rich in flora & fauna and its culture and language is different from other parts of the State. The landscape of the area varies from the lush green orchards of the scenic SanglaValley to the stark magnificence of the HangrangValley. The massive snow clad ranges that provide a regal dignity to the scene are dominated by the peak of Kinner Kailash.