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Kinnaur Kailash

Location: Kalpa Village, Himachal Pradesh

 
Height: 6500 m
 
Recommended Season: April to October, Except Monsoon 
 
Difficulty: Moderate
 
The Kinnaur Kailash (locally known as Kinner Kailash) is a mountain in the Kinnaur district of the Indian state Himachal Pradesh. The Kinnaur Kailash has a height of 6500 meters and is considered as sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist Kinnauris. This mountain is sometimes confused with the Mount Kailash in Tibet. The Kinnaur Kailash Range borders the district of Kinnaur in the south and is dominated by the Kinnaur Kailash (elevation- 6349m) and Jorkanden (elevation- 6473m) peaks. The pass accessible on the trek is the Charang La at an altitude of 5300m. It is considered as the toughest trek in Himachal Pradesh.
 
Most of Kinnaur enjoys a temperate climate due to its high elevation, with long winters from October to May, and short summers from June to September. The lower parts of the Sutlej Valley and the Baspa Valley receive monsoon rains. The upper areas of the valleys fall mainly in the rain-shadow area. These areas are considered to be arid regions, similar to the climate of Tibet.
 
According to Hindu Mythology this is a very sacred place in the Indian Himalayas as it is associated with lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. A natural pond/Kund near Kinnar Kailash peak, known as Parvati Kund, is considered to be a creation of Goddess Parvati. She worshipped here for a long time. It is also the meeting place for Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. For this reason Ganesh Park or Kailash Darshan Park was earlier called Ashiqui Park.
 
Mount Kinner Kailash (6500 Meters) Parikarma Trekking in Kinnaur is the finest adventure in Himacahl Pradesh. Kinnaur surrounded by the Tibet to the east, in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh, about 235 km from Shimla is a beautiful district that holds three of the world's grand mountain ranges - the Zanskar, the Greater Himalaya and the Dhauladhar.  Mount Kinner Kailash has religious significance for a huge "SHIVA LINGAM"- the representation of Lord Shiva which is a 79 feet vertical rock formation that resembles a Shiva lingam and changes color as the day passes. This is one of the mythical abodes of Lord Shiva. This mountain is sometimes confused with the Mount Kailash in Tibet. The Kinnaur Kailash Range borders the district of Kinnaur in the south and is dominated by the Kinnaur Kailash (elevation- 6349m) and Jorkanden (elevation- 6473m) peaks. The pass accessible on the trek is the Charang La at an altitude of 5300 Meters. 
 
Hinduism is the main religions in the district followed by Buddhism, although Bon is also practiced at few places. These three religions have undergone religious mixing, along with some indigenous shamanistic practices. In the ancient mythology, the people of Kinnaur are known as Kinners, the halfway between men and gods. Thousands year old monasteries still exist in the area.
 
Location- Kalpa Village, Himachal PradeshActivities to do- Trekking, Camping, Bonfire, exploring, rock climbingFacilities:
How to reach?

By Air: Nearest Airport: Kullu airport, Kullu which is 129 KM, By Rail: Nearest Railway Station: Dharmpur hmchl railway station Junction which is 107 KM, By Road: Buses are available from Kullu or Dharmpur.


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