Day 1 - Delhi to Shimla
Our jeep picks you up in Delhi and we proceed to Shimla - Overnight at Shimla, in a hotel.
Day 2 - Shimla to Kalpa
We drive to Kalpa by jeep (220 km /8 h) and we check in at the 'Little Heaven Retreat Centre’, a lovely wooden house offering the best view in Kalpa village.
Day 3 - Kalpa to Tangling to Ganesh Park
> Difficulty: Tough / Distance: 8 km / Average duration: 6-7 h
We leave Kalpa early in the morning and drive 23km to Tangling Village (2150m). The Kinner Kailash trek starts from Tangling, situated on the left bank of the Sutlej River.
After a tasty breakfast at a guesthouse, we start our trek from Talangpi at around 8 am. We’ll be reaching Ganesh Park (Melling Khata) by 3-4pm.
Day 4 - Ganesh Park to Gufa to Shivalinga to Ganesh Park (Meling Khata)
> Difficulty: Tough / Distance: 18 km / Average duration:12-14h
We pack our breakfast and start this important journey early in the morning, around 4am.
- From Ganesh Park we proceed to a cave (3800m) 3 km away. The first 2km is a steep walk through boulders and across a small glacier. Then, there is a 1.5 km descent to the Cave.
- From the Cave, there is about 5.5km to the Shivalingam. Now we have to trek 3.5km to Parvati Kund (4550m): The 1st half (1.5 km) of the trek is a vertical cliff and the 2nd half up to Parvati Kund is covered with rocks, boulders, and snow.
- When we meet Parvati Kund, there are still a tough 2km up to the Shivalingam. The trail is steep and covered with big boulders; the oxygen level gets low, which makes the trek very tough.
- We finally reach the sacred place by 11am; it is situated at 4820m altitude. After the Shivalingam darshan and pooja we start to trek down, taking the same trail towards Ganesh Park. We make a stop at the cave to have our lunch around 3pm and after a small rest, we proceed to Ganesh Park and reach there by 6-7pm.
We camp at Meling-Khata (Ganesh Park).
Day 5 - Ganesh park to Tangling to Sarahan
> Difficulty: Steep down / Distance: 9km / Average duration: 6-7h
Early in the morning we trek down to Tangling where a generous lunch will be served in a guesthouse.
End of this mystical trek.
Then we proceed to Sarahan village (85 km). Sarahan is famous for its pagoda style Bhimakali Temple, one of the 51st Shakti Peetha and once the seat of the Bushahr Kingdom. Close to the Bhimakali Temple there is also a pheasantry sanctuary known for a rare blue pheasant called Monal.
Day 6 - Sarahan to Shimla
After breakfast, we leave for Shimla (165 km). We make stops at Rampur, Narkanda, and Kufri for sightseeing.
Lunch will be taken on the way of the national highway.
In Shimla, we first check into our hotel and by the evening, we will go shopping at the famous Mall Street of Shimla.
Day 7 - Shimla to Delhi
Early in the morning after breakfast at the hotel, we proceed to Delhi to drop you. End of the tour!
THIS JOURNEY CAN ALSO BE A FOUR-DAY TREK ONLY
Day 1 : Kalpa to Tangling to Ganesh Park.
Day 2: Ganesh Park to Gufa.
Day 3: Gufa to Shivalinga and back to Ganesh Park.
Day 4: Ganesh Park to Tangling Village.