Located in the serene Kinnaur Valley of Himachal Pradesh, this beautiful valley is home to the demi-gods. Enjoy the majestic views of sky reaching peaks at 6050 meters from sea level. A 79 foot tall standing rock, you can easily spot an enigmatic shiv linga that changes color during different points in the day. This peak is known as the winter residence of Lord Shiva. You can easily experience the rich flora and fauna of the Himachal landscape in the months of April to Mid-September.
Folklore about kinner kailash
The folklore describes this beautiful scenic landscape as the hosting place for meeting between demigods, which is arranged by Lord Shiva. This spot is also considered as the place where Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva met. The spot is specifically worshiped as the origin place of Goddess Parvati, where she used to worship and pay her respects to Lord Shiva.
Important Places to Visit Nearby
There are many beautiful spots on the way to Kinner Kailash, and some of them are just mystically heart capturing. Some of these spots are-
Tanglin Village- During your ascend to Kinner Kailash, you can enjoy some majestic views of Tangling village, which is surrounded by mountain ranges that will take your breath away. Located on the banks of Sutlej, the trek takes a perpendicular slope just after Tangling, which makes it much more fun.
Sangla Valley- Known as one of the most romantic places in all of Kinnaur District, this beautiful valley is also known as Baspa Valley. Here you can enjoy a quiet view every moment. It is situated about 120 kms before the Indo-Tibetan border.
Chitkul Village- Famous for its potatoes, this village produces some of the best and costliest potatoes in the world. This village is located about 28 kms from Sangla valley, on the banks of Baspa River.
Kamru Fort - This fort is known as one of the oldest forts in the state and is situated at a distance of 2-3 kms from the Sangla Valley.
Kalpa - A spot for viewing the best sunrise and sunsets of your lives, Kalpa can mesmerize you at any instant. It is just 8kms from Reckong Peo, district headquarters of Kinnaur.
Trails and Meadows - If you want to enjoy some snow, you can hike to Glacier Point, or take a stroll to Basteri village famous for its dense Cedar forests.
How to Reach?
By Air - The nearest Airport to the destination is Shimla. Alternatively, if you want to include Manali on your list as well, you can take a direct flight to Manali. Suggestively, many travelers also take flights to Chandigarh and travel to Kinnaur Valley. If you are flying from other cities, you can take a connecting flight from Delhi and proceed further.
By Roadways - The valley is quite well connected with Chandigarh. The buses will take you to Reckong Peo, from where you can take a direct bus. If you are traveling from any other part of the country, you can take a bus to Chandigarh or Delhi and connect to the valley.
By Railways - The nearest station is Shimla, but due to its limited connectivity, your best option is Chandigarh, from where you can get different routes and modes to go to the valley.
Pick and Drop Points
The usual pick and drop points for this location are from Chandigarh or Reckong Peo. As your travel consultants, pick and drop for our travelers can be arranged from many major cities as per the convenience and ask. Major cities like Delhi and Mumbai can also be considered as pick and drop points for groups with many members.
Required documents & Permissions
There are strict guidelines from Tourist Authorities to submit a proper list of trekkers with updated documents in case of any emergency and keeping a proper record of people visiting the region. Please take note of these documents before you travel-
Temperature and Weather
The best time to travel is between April to June, during which this spot experiences the most tourist footfall. The temperature ranges from a nice 8-30 degrees. During the summer peaks, this region is a highly sought after spot for tourists to enjoy the cool breeze. It is not advisable to visit in monsoon months as there is a hefty chance of flash floods and landslides in the area. In winters, the temperature can touch as low as -5 degrees.