Charang La trek - 10 days
Kinnaur Kailash, Mystic Kunu Charang village at Charang Ghati, Beautiful Vaspa valley & typical Kinnauri architecture
Trip Route: Shimla - Sarahan - Recong Peo- Lambhar - Lalanti - Charang La - Chitkul - Sangla - Rampur- Shimla
Kinnaur region - Himachal Pradesh, India
Difficulty Level - Moderate to Strenuous, Max Altitude - 5230m
Trip Length - 10 days Delhi to Delhi, 8 days Shimla to Shimla, 6 days of Trek and 6 nights of Camp, 3 nights hotel
Activity - Trekking expedition
Best time - Mid June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct
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).
High pass of Charang La
Beautiful Vaspa valley
Included in the price
6 nights camp with all camping facilities.
2 men spacious sleeping tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, dining tent, toilet tent. Nordic walking sticks.
All meals: We serve Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.
Transportation to and from per itinerary and sight-seeing trip, Airport pick up and drop.
Support staff, well English, Tibetan, Hindi speaking local guide, cook and Trekking mules with one riding horse. Medical first aid support.
Rest of hotel accommodation in Manali
Domestic flight, personal insurances. Mineral water and soft drinks. Entrance fee at monasteries.
Personal tipping to staff. Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule
Outline Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in New Delhi or Chandigarh. Drive to Shimla. Hotel.
Potala services starts here
Day 02: Drive Shimla - Kufri - Narkhanda - Sarahan - Recong Peo.
Day 03: Drive to Thangi (2650m) 2 hrs, trek to Lambhar (2950m) 4-5 hrs. Camp
Day 04: Trek to Shurting (3370m), 5-6 hrs. Camp.
Day 05: Day trip to Charang (3500m), 5 hrs. Camp
Day 06: Trek to Lalanti (4200m), 6-7 hrs. Camp.
Day 07: Trek to base camp (4670m), 4-5 hrs, Camp
Day 08: Trek to Charang la (5250m) – Chitkul (3450m), 7-8 hrs, Camp
Day 09: Drive to Sarahan –Narkanda – Kufri- Shimla, 8-9 hrs. Hotel
End of our services
Day 10: Drive or Train to Chandigarh or New Delhi. Fly home
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Detailed Trip Dossier
Day 1: Arrival in New Delhi or Chandigarh. Drive to Shimla. Hotel.
Day 2: Drive Shimla - Kufri - Narkhanda - Sarahan - Recong Peo.
Day 3: Drive to Thangi (2650m) 2 hrs, trek to Lambhar (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 4: 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 5: Day trip to Charang (3500m), 5 hrs. Camp
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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: Drive or Train to Chandigarh or New Delhi. Fly home