4 days. 70 kms. 2800 meters-5240 meters. Extremely difficult.
Performed by both Buddhists and Hindus, a parikrama second only to that of
. August and September are the best times. Trek begins at Thangi on the right bank of the Tedong, about four hours by road from Reckong Peo. It is 10 kms. to Lambar (2950 m.), all along the steep Charang khad. Day 2 takes one 20 kms. to the larger Mt. Kailash (3400 m.), situated just above the confluence of the Charang and Shurtingting streams. There is a rest house here and a gompa where pilgrims receive blessings before moving on. Day 3( 13kms.) involves crossing the high pastures of Charang and ascending up a stream to Lalanti (4300 m.), camping on its left bank. Day 4 (27 kms.) is the most difficult, ascending more than a thousand meters,over immense rockfalls, past the snout of a glacier on the right, and then clawing one's way up a steep, scree slope to the Charang Pass (5240 m). The view from the top is awesome. From the saddle it is a steep descent of almost 2000 meters to Chitkul (3400 m.), the last village in the Sangla valley and the road-head. village of Charang
Across the Baspa river one can see the huge, verdant pastures known as "kandas" which offer infinite trekking and camping possibilities themselves. High above is the Rupen Pass, guarding the western flanks to the remote Dodra Kawar valley. Conclude the trek by worshipping at the temple of the Chitkul Devi and offering thanks. Incidentally, beyond Charang one is prohibited from plucking any wild flowers or shrubs by an edict of the Devi! One can stay at the rest houses in either Chitkul or Sangla, 24 km down the valley. From there it is a fantastically beautiful drive down to Karcham, and on to Shimla.
Kinner Kailash Parikrama is an Extremely difficult Trek and really Challenging one.