Kinner Kailash Yatra - An Epic Journey of Adventure and Devotion

Kinner Kailash Yatra - An Epic Journey of Adventure and Devotion

What is Kinner Kailash?

There are a total of 5 Kailash on earth and Kinner Kailash is one of them, the others are Kailash Mansarovar, Adi Kailash, Mani Mahesh Kailash, and Shrikhand Mahadev Kailash

The Trek to Kinner Kailash Shivlingam will take you deep within one of Lord Shiva's most legendary residences. The route to this peak, which is regarded as one of the most strenuous ones, is undoubtedly neither simple nor for everyone. The Kinner Kailash Circuit is highly recommended to people searching for an adrenaline kick.

This wonderful trekking path will lead you to some of the most stunning locations in the area, including snow-capped mountains, magnificent, lush green valleys, and flowing rivers.

History of Kinner Kailash

The Kinner Kailash is believed to be the resting abode of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. The Kinner tribe, who reside in Kinnaur, were honored by having the mountain named Kinner Kailash. The term "Kinner" has various mythical meanings associated with it and has been mentioned in various pieces of literature, including the Shiv Purana, Vishnu Purana, Matsya Purana, Ramayan, and Rajtaringini. This collection of epics honors the Kinners as a distinctive clan of demi-gods who stand halfway between mortals and gods.

Kalidasa, a renowned poet, and sage wrote a great deal about the Kinner people of Kinnaur. He depicted Kinners as attractive people with melodious voices who sang and danced at Lord Kuber's royal court in his masterwork of Sanskrit literature, Meghdoot.

Significance of Kinner Kailash

Kinnaur is of the utmost mystical significance to devout believers of Lord Shiva. The site houses a 79-foot-tall Shiva linga which is just a concrete pillar that has been carefully balanced on a rock slab resembling a trident. It switches colours many times during the day, like white just before sunrise, yellow just after sunrise, crimson just after sunset, and black just before nightfall.

Parvati Kund, which is 14,900 feet above sea level is situated nearby Kinnaur Kailash Parvat. According to a widespread belief, Goddess Parvati herself invented the kund. There is a Ganesh Bagh located near Parvati Kund. Moreover, it was also referred to as "Aashiqi Park" because it was the location where Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati met.

According to mythology, Lord Shiva used to host a gathering of gods and goddesses in Kinner Kailash every winter.

Where is Kinner Kailash?

The Kinner Kailash range is located in the Kalpa region of the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, hence gets the name Kinnaur Kailash Kalpa. It is situated in close proximity to the Indo-Tibetan border at a height of 17200 ft above sea level. The Kinnaur Kailash region is breathtakingly scenic as it is among the remotest and the less explored areas of the state. 

A Kinner Kailash circuit tour provides a spectacular view of the Kinnaur Kailash range as well as nearby peaks such as Raldang (5499m) and Jorkanden (6473 m). The Indo-Tibetan border, as well as the peaks of the Zanskar and Greater Himalayan range, encircle the area on its northeastern side whereas the Dhauladhar mountain separates it from Uttarakhand on the southern side.

How to reach Kinner Kailash?

There are three different ways of getting to the highest point of the Kinnaur Kailash Shivling Trek, namely:

  • Tangling- Maling Khata Meadows – Gufa – Parvati Kund – Kinner Kailash 
  • Ribba village – Bato Kanda meadows – Parvati Kund – Kinner Kailash.
  • Purbani village – Purbani Kanda – Parvati Kund – Kinner Kailash.

All three routes traverse past villages, apple orchards, and vineyards. The route from Tangling is the most preferred one to visit the Shivalinga of Kinner Kailash. One can easily access to reach the base point of the Kinner Kailash trek by flight, train, and road. 

Kinnaur Kailash by Air:

The nearest airport to Kinner Kailash is Chandigarh Airport. Frequent flights from all over India are available to reach Chandigarh and then one can hire a taxi or take a bus from here to reach Tangling.

Kinnaur Kailash by Rail:

Kinnaur does not have a rail network. Kalka, which is five to six hours away by train from Delhi and Chandigarh, is the closest station. Thereafter one can choose between local buses and taxis to go to the base point of the Kinner Kailash trek.

Kinnaur Kailash by Road:

Taxis, Jeeps, Buses are the best way to go to Kinnaur. The most convenient road network to reach Kinnaur is National Highway 22 (NH22). Himachal Pradesh Transport Corporation (HPTC) operates a number of buses to different parts of Kinnaur. Regular buses and taxis are easily available to reach Kalpa and Reckong Peo. One can also hire a taxi or cab from Delhi or Chandigarh to reach Shimla and then hire a local taxi further to reach Tangling.

The Kinnaur Kailash route followed by us is Shimla — Reckong Peo — Tangling Village — Ganesh Bagh — Gufa — Parvati Kund — Kinner Kailash Parvat — Ganesh Bagh — Tangling Village — Shimla. The trek for Kinner Kailash starts from Tangling village which is located at a 6 to 7 hours drive from Shimla. 

Weather & Temperature at Kinner Kailash 

The Yatra to Kinner Kailash begins between the months of May and October every year. Pilgrims can go on the Kinner Kailash Trek anytime during these months. However, the best time to go on the Kinner Kailash Yatra is May, June, September, and October. 

Summer in Kinner Kailash:

 April to June is the summer season in Kinner Kailash. The temperature varies from 8 to 30 degrees Celsius. Pleasant weather can be enjoyed during this time, hence it is considered the best time to visit the Kinnaur region. 

Monsoon in Kinner Kailash: 

July to mid-August is the monsoon season in Kinner Kailash when the region experiences heavy rainfall, which makes it a little difficult for trekkers. Landslides and cloud bursts are quite common during peak monsoons, so it is advisable to avoid visiting the Kinner Kailash region during monsoons.

Post-monsoon in Kinner Kailash: 

Late August to Mid October is the post-monsoon season in Kinner Kailash. It is a good time to visit Kinner Kailash during these months as the beauty of nature is at its peak and the weather is soothing post-monsoon.

Winter in Kinner Kailash:

Late October to March is the winter season in Kinner Kailash. The temperature drops below 0 degrees Celsius and the entire region witnesses extreme snowfall and harsh cold during this time. The Kinner Kailash area becomes inaccessible due to the sub-zero temperature. Hence visiting Kinner Kailash in winter is not a good idea.

Official time for Kinnaur Kailash Yatra

The Kinner Kailash Yatra committee formally announces the official dates for the Kinner Kailash yatra (for a period of 4-5 weeks) after consulting with the local authority. One cannot participate in a yatra before or after the administration-approved window of time. The circuit of the Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama trek, however, can be completed between May and September.

The office of deputy commissioner Reckong Peo sets the Kinner Kailash Yatra schedule which is typical during the third week of July or the first week of August. Local tour companies registered with Tourism Department, DC office Kinnaur, before leaving must submit the list of trekkers going on the Kinner Kailash hike at the nearby Police Station.

Kinner Kailash Trek

The difficulty level for the Kinner Kailash trek is moderate. You will go through the stunning Sangla and Hangrang Valley on this journey, where you may encounter nature in all of its unfettered glory. The breathtaking vistas of the snow-covered, mountains, the verdant apple orchards, and the breathtaking scenery are simply unimaginable. 

The Tangling Village (base camp) in Himachal Pradesh, located at a height of 7050 feet on the banks of the Sutlej River, serves as the trail's beginning point. Two transportation options are available from here: the thrilling but perilous Jhoola Pul (the hanging bridge), and the Shongtong Bridge. The trek is a total of 14 km where in you hike from Tangling to Maling Khata (8 km), then continue on to Parvati Kund (5 km), and from there, you hike for 1 km to reach the final destination- the Shivalingam of Kinner Kailash. Beyond Tangling village, the path becomes nearly perpendicular in its steep ascent to the Kailash top and it takes about 8 to 9 hours to get to Maling Khata Meadows.

Kinner Kailash Yatra Tour Package

Trip To Temples offers 4 night and 5 day Tour Package for Kinner Kailash from Shimla to Shimla. 
The pilgrims will drive from Shimla to Tangling Village on Day-1 followed by a 12 km trek from Tangling to Ganesh Bagh on Day-2. On Day-3 the pilgrims will trek a distance of 5 km to reach the Gufa, followed by a dip in Parvati kund and darshan of Kinner Kailash Shivaling on Day-4. On the last day of the trip, the pilgrims will drive back to Shimla to end the Kinner Kailash Yatra with the blessings of Lord Shiva. 

For more information on Kinner Kailash Tour Package, visit or call/sms Kinner Kailash at 9911937751.

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