Day 1 - Delhi to Shimla
Our car picks you up in Delhi and we proceed to Shimla - Overnight at Shimla, in a hotel.
Day 2 - Shimla to Kalpa
We head to Kalpa by jeep (220 km /8 h) – We check in at the 'Little Heaven Retreat Centre’, a lovely wooden house offering the best view in Kalpa village.
Day 3 - Inner-line Permit in Reckong Peo
After a delicious breakfast, we walk down from Kalpa to Reckong Peo through a forest path to apply for the inner line permit. This permit is required for foreigners visiting some areas of Kinnaur that border China.
Day 4 - Tsaka (acclimatization)
We trek up to Tsaka (3800m), a pastureland above Kalpa, to acclimatize to the altitude. This trek takes about 3 hours up and 1.5 hours down to Kalpa.
Day 5 - Shurting to Charang
> Altitude: 3500m / Difficulty: Moderate / Distance: 8 km / Duration: 3 h.
We go to Shurting by Jeep and start our trek from the Charang village - Overnight at the Charang village, in a tent camp. Charang is reputed for its 11th century monastery known as the Rangrik Tungma Complex.
Day 6 - Charang to Lalanti base
> Altitude: 4400m / Difficulty: moderate to tough / Distance: 11 km / Duration: 6 h.
We carry on with our trek to Lalanti, which is reputed for its gorgeous pastures landscape and rich fauna and flora.
Day 7 - Lalanti to Charang Pass
> Altitude: 4570 m / Difficulty: tough / Distance: 7 km / Duration: 6 h.
This part of the trek is one of the most difficult parts of our journey- we climb up to the pass through boulders and snow, and the trail can get very slippery. The campsite at Charang Pass is on snowy ground most of the time.
Day 8 - Charang Pass to Chitkul.
> Altitude: 5100m / Difficulty: tough / Distance: 12 km / Duration: 8 h.
After a relaxing night, we carry on with our journey to a steep trail through snow and gravel until the pass: it is steep for at least 3 hours. Then we trek down towards Chitkul.
This is the end of this amazing trek - Overnight in a hotel at Chitkul.
Day 9 - Chitkul to Narkanda
We head slowly back to Delhi via the Sangla valley - If the schedule allows it, we visit the Bhimakali temple of Sarahan, a marvel of kinnauri architecture and one of the most revered Shakti Peeth - Overnight at Narkanda.
Day 10 - Narkanda to Delhi.