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#1 Oct 29th, 2008, 20:27
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Hi,
I am planing to go to Kinnaur sometime in November for a month or so. I understand it would be quite cold there, many places may even be difficult to reach in December. I have seen spring, summer & autumn now i want to experience winters in this beautiful place.

Kindly, share if you know or have heard of least/hardly known places in Kinnaur. Even if it is part of any trekking trail, do write in, please. If that is the case, atleast, i will be able to collect details from locals about the trek for my summer/autumn sojourn.

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Wishing you a great trip Uttam
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Thank you, Bhaswaran
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Try Harang Ghatti . Its a 3700m pass, the route for which starts somewhere at the last bridge before climbing to Peo. The pass leads to Kamroo /Sangla. On top is a wonderful pasture to camp. Will post a pic and more details in a few days.

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I have been to Kinnaur in mid november and the weather was fabulous in Sngla,Chitkul and Kalpa in the daytime, try a trek to Sangla kanda if possible.
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Gobbledegeek, thanks. Harang pass has been on my mind for summer 2009. Photos and other details would be of great help.

Rishab, thank you. I have been to Sangla-kanda before. Here is the link to the photo of Lake at the kanda:- http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/s...ser/20738/sl/u

Rishab, this year winter set-in early so i expect November and December to be a bit more cold than previous year. BTW, which week of November you were there?
#7 Nov 3rd, 2008, 09:57
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Hey Uttam, im off from 3 months in kinnaur and spiti now heading to kumaon and darma valley. I suppose you remember me.

When i was in kinnaur..i went on the larsa we trail from asrang to pokchang and also from pin valley side to ensa sumdo (Spotted ibex)..this trek looks really special to me...maybe you would like to see beyond this beautiful village asrang to their kanda called pokchang

Also Try kunnu/charang and rangrik monastry incase you havent..the world ends at rangrik..very nice vibrations.
More places can be yulla village up the kilba stretch..kilba itself is an interesting village with amazing woodwork on the old houses...besides when i was in sangla a local told me that there are beautifull set of lakes above rakcham village called parvati kund..maybe you would want to see that place..if not this then kashang kanda.

and ofcource if you like wildlife..rupi bhabha santuary is the place..you will definately spot wildlife there in november.(salaring village)

cheers and all the best for this
karan


p.s > its interesting too see so much water at sangla kanda when i was up there in august.. it was almost dried. but the flowers made it up for the lake.
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Three months in these magical mountains! Wow!!! Lucky you.

So, Mr. EEL ESS DEE transformed to LUCID, i do remember you, firend. I have been till Asrang village but not beyond. I turning back thinking that i will soon return to the village for Larsa-We pass. But some how it did not happen till now. Since, the time is such that i can not venture out to cross over the pass, i would push for Pokchang. How far it is from Asrang? Is Porang-kanda and Pochang same? If you clicked any snap at Pokchang, will you post it here, please.

Kasang pass is one of those passes in Kinnaur i want to trek through. I have been to Kunu, Charang, Rangrik- Tungma and Yulla before.

Do you know locals believe that coins do not sink in the Parvati Kund. Have you came across any legend associated to the Kund??

Happy trails to kumaon and darma!!

Warm greetings!
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Hey uttam.
Im sorry it is porang kanda..i mistook it for pokchang in thango side of pin valley national park.

Yes i have pictures of this kanda..unfortunately not at this moment since im in rishikesh and the pictures are in my laptop back home..the trail is 2 hours approximately from tokto monastary..1 km before asrang village. Its the farming land of asrang people..and not veryyy beautifull,..but good nonetheless..larsa we looks enchanting from there.Well i am upto doing larsa we next year if possible.

Coming to parvati kund.. im not aware about the coin factor..but all i heard was that there are a set of 4-5 lakes up from rakcham village as per the villagers of sangla.
Speaking of sangla valley...people in chitkul told me that :dhunti: beyong nagasti after rani kanda is heavenly and very very beautiful..so if you can get permission to cross nagasti, you might want to see this apparent wonderland.

For more im sure you know which book to refer( the deepak sanan one )

Have a good one my friend.
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"Wonderland" beyond Nagasti

Hey uttam, make investigations about the old Chor gad route via Chungsakhago Pass...
http://books.google.de/books?id=u4ST...ckjQ#PPA233,M1

...or Nesang - Gangthang La - Dubling

Happy journey, it's a lot to explore!
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#11 Jan 5th, 2009, 04:21
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Sangla Kanda looks heavenly, can you please give some details re the trek route to reach there ?
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^ its a straight forward trek from sangla village, an approximate 3 hours steady climb to the meadows..the duration depends on how fit a person is

best time is june - july..with flowers blossoming.
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Thanks for your reply and its encouraging too. If we make it to Kinnaur this year, we will incorporate this for certain..
Some more pics please..
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Dear Uttam,

Is it possible to trek upto Yulla Kunda, around 21st Feb-23 Feb08.
Reagrds,
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#15 Feb 7th, 2009, 11:36
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I will leave for uttam to address your question

But i feel like butting in :P
I dont think yulla kanda will be possible so early in the year because of 2 reasons 1) Height 2) Recent Snowfall in this area, uttam all yours..
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