Kinnaur Kailash

  • Kinnaur Kailash - © Flickr user Nivedita Ravishankar
  • Kinnaur Kailash - © Flickr user Nivedita Ravishankar
  • Kinnaur Kailash - © Flickr user Mani Babbar Photography
  • Kinnaur Kailash - © Flickr user Motohiro Sunouchi
  • Kinnaur Kailash sunset - © Flickr user Nikhil.Hirurkar

Key information: Kinnaur Kailash

  • This tough, high trek crosses the 5,280m Charang La in the Kinnaur range, near the sacred peak and pilgrim destination of Kinnaur Kailash (indeed it is part of the sacred kora round said peak). 
  • You will enjoy gorgeous mountainscapes as well as the area's strong Buddhist culture.
  • Tough walking in remote mountains, where altitude can cause real problems (the Charang La is at 5,280m). Come fully prepared, including proper acclimatization. Briefish info in Lonely Planet's Trekking in the Indian Himalaya. Check the current permit requirements.
  • This page is at an early stage of development (and note our photos so far relate to Kinnaur  Kailash generically - we need specific pics for this trek). Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating91
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest12
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points3
  • Total rating91
  • Note: Neg: altitude

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 46km
  • 4 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,280m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Kinnaur Kailash - © Flickr user Motohiro Sunouchi
Kinnaur Kailash - © Flickr user Nivedita Ravishankar

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Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

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Kinnaur Kailash sunset - © Flickr user Nikhil.Hirurkar...
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