Kinnaur Kailash Shivling Spire Trek

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Mahadev Har. Om Namah Shivay.

By Vishal Trivedi

As promise I am publishing my experience of Kinnaur Kailash Shivling Trek which Our group had done in August-2009.
(Please pardon me for my writings as I am not an author)

First of all some information about Kinnaur Kailash.

Kinnaur Kailash is one of the Five Kailash mountains( Lord Shiv's abode) as mentioned in vedic puran's and other Hindu mythology granths(ancient books by various saints).
other four are
1)Mount Kailash (Man sarovar) in Tibet.
2)Mount Adi Kailash(chota Kailash) in Uttarakhand.Dist:Pitthoragarh
3)Mount Shrikhand Kailash in Himachal Pradesh.Dist: Rampur
4)Mount Mani Mahesh Kailash in Himachal Pradesh.Dist: Chamba
Kinnaur Kailash also in Himachal Pradesh.Dist:Kinnaur

There are two types of trek for Kinnaur Kailash.

1)Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama(circuit) Max. altitude approx. 17500 feet
2)Kinnaur Kailash Shivling(spire) Max. altitude approx. 18000 feet

Time for doing both the treks is between May-September, but as per localites best period is July-Aug.

Reckong peo city is base for both the treks, which is situated at height of 8800 feet(2670 meters) approx. & 230 kms from Shimla on NH-22.(which was old silk route for trading with china).

Information on How to reach Reckong Peo:

Himachal Pradesh is well connected state of India by Air, Rail & Road. Shimla is capital of HP which is having Railway Station and Airport & Inter state Bus Terminal to connect with various part of the state.
Trekkers can journey by flights from various cities of India to Shimla.
Trekkers can also take various road transport service like Bus, Taxies from surrounding state like Punjab, Delhi, Hariana etc.
For traveling by Rail, trekkers have to reach either Ambala Cantonment or Kalka station. Then from Ambala Cantt. One can take road transport to shimla and to further towards Reckong Peo.
But I strongly recommended everyone to take Toy train from Kalka to Shimla which is included in World Heritage Trains and a life time experience for every trekker & traveler.
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If any one taking road transport from Ambala Cantt(say if up to 10:00AM in morning) for Reckong Peo, I recommend taking a night halt at Rampur, which is enroute on NH-22 and aprrox. 240-260kms from Ambala Cantt. It will take 9-10 Hours, he/she comfortably able to reach Rampur by 8:00PM in evening. Reckong Peo is around 100 kms from Rampur and it will take 5 hrs. Of journey so taking night halt at Rampur is best Idea. Rest is individual’s choice and his/her convenience of traveling schedule.

Information on Rampur :

Rampur Bushar is situated at bank of River Satluj on NH-22, 130 kms. From Shimla. Rampur is a business center and an important market city of HP. If any one wants to purchase their daily needs, any trekking gears, it’s easily available at Rampur. There are several hotels available for stay and dine.(rates for stay are varies from 200 Rs. To 500 Rs. Per day) Hotel Bhagwati is a good hotel for both stay & dine. One can also stay at Shree Satnarayan Temple in main bazaar.

Second route:

If any one traveling from Kalka route, I recommended to take toy train up to Shimla, and and then proceed further to Rampur by Roadways if starting in the morning. Or one can stay at Shimla for night halt and then next day can take direct service to Reckong Peo, which is approx. 11-12Hrs. journey.

There are several good places to stay in Reckong Peo, Apple resort is good hotel to stay. Rates for the stay are around 300-400 Rs. Per day.

Guide & other arrangements :

Trekkers are advised to arrange a good guide for trekking. As both the treks are difficult and at some places dangerous also, so Guide can provide his expertise for safety & other things to take care of.
Guide can make arrangements like ration, porters, tents, sleeping bags etc., if you prefer, otherwise one can arrange all those from Main market in Reckong Peo.

We hire Mr. Bhagwansinh Negi, Major (Rtd.) Indian Army as our guide, as he is well known guide and have great experience and expertise in Mountaineering expeditions. He is well trained in Army. Cell numbers of him are 1) +91 9459271400, 2) +91 9418119617. His office is situated at Tourist Information Center Complex, near parade ground, Peo.
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Acclimatization & beginning of the trek:
As all the trekkers are aware that before beginning of the trek, trekkers have to acclimatize with the local weather and altitude of the base camp. So I strongly advise to spare one day for acclimatization at Reckong peo. You can utilize this day for making various arrangements also. Our leader had made mistake by not sparing a day for acclimatize at peo which result in High Altitude Sickness for 4-5 members of the group. As a result we have to take unnecessarily one day rest at higher camp (which is not advisable in Mountains) and 2 members could not be able to complete trek up to Shivling spire. That’s why I am emphasizing on acclimatization for one day at least.
Actual trekking program from Start:

Our program was to start on 11th of August by taking train from our home station Jamnagar to reach Ambala Cantt. Station on 12th. So we take Jamnagar-JammuTawi train no: 2477 up to Ambala cantt. The train is having good pantry car & also u can have your meals, snacks, cold-drinks, tea-coffee etc. though out the route so no problem regarding the same. After reaching Ambala cantt. Station @8:00AM second day, we took some rest in rest room of station, while I & Mr. Bhavesh taken responsibility of arranging of hire of vehicle for journey up to Rampur. One can take bus service (fare approx. 240 Rs.) or can arrange for private taxi for approx. Rs.3000-3500. You can find taxies in various seating capacities up to 17 persons. We took Max cab having 14 persons capacity. We started @10:00AM from Ambala Cantt. Via Shimla to Rampur.

The road to Shimla was good enough and one can enjoy the travel as sceneries were good through out the road. First we were reached Kalka which is last city of Haryana state bordering Himachal Pradesh and railway station for Toy train. The traffic was very heavy and we stuck in Jam for 1 & half hrs. So it’s better to start journey as early as possible. We passed Shimla(which is situated at approx. 2400mts) and is (famous hill station and capital of HP) around 1:00PM and continue our journey. IF any one wants to take lunch, there are numerous restaurants on Highway, so lunch is no problem at all. We took our lunch in a highway hotel near Solan(which is famous industrial city of HP). Food was good as majority of hotels made fresh meals when u ordered. After finishing lunch, we continued our journey and reached Narkanda situated on NH-22, at 2700 mts. Altitude. Narkanda is famous for its skiing resort and apple orchards. Travelers can take tea-coffee and snacks at Narkanda, which good place for it.We saw some vultures en route, which is rare now a days in India. After taking tea-snacks we continued our journey and reached Rampur(altitude 950 mts. Approx) around 8:30PM in the evening. We were late by 2 hrs. as per our journey’s scheduled time. We have made our bookings in Shree SatNarayan Temple for night halt. All are advised to make haste (be quick) for dinner as Rampur’s hotels are getting close by 10:30PM. We took our dinner at Hotel Bhagwati, food was as usual good.
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Next day(13th August) morning we took bus for our journey for Reckong Peo. Buses are available every half hour for Peo from Rampur, state buses as well as Private buses. Peo is 100kms. From Rampur and it will take 4-5 hrs. Travelers can find several army areas and various construction site for Hydro power project of JP Hydro Ltd. Which is situated at Tapri Village. Hydro power project is having capacity of 1000 MW and it’s a wonderful engineering construction project. We reached Peo at 2:00Pm and our booking was done at Apple resort by our guide Mr. Bhagwansinh Negi. After arranging our luggage, we took our lunch in a Punjabi restaurant in Main Market area of Peo. Reckong Peo is famous as Peo by local people. After taking lunch our group members came back to Hotel for some rest and we 4, I, Bhavesh, Jatin(our leader) and Bimalbhai went with guide for checking trekking arrangements like tents, sleeping bags etc. It’s seems alright at first glance. After finishing that we separate our luggage i.e. luggage to be taken with us in trekking and extra luggage to be left behind in hotel.
Our guide gave glimpse of the Kinnaur Kailash Shivling trek, general precautions to be taken care of and other instructions. We were ready for start of the trekking next day.

Our Original Schedule of the Trek.

D1 : 11/08/2009 From Jamnagar to Ambala Cant.
D2 : 12/08/2009 Ambala to Rampur ( Night Halt)
D3 : 13/08/2009 Rampur to Rekong Peo ( night Halt)
D4 : 14/08/2009 Rekong Peo to Dongari Trek
D5 : 15/08/2009 Dongari to Gufa (CAVE)Trek
D6 : 16/08/2009 Gufa (CAVE )to Shivling & Back to Gufa (CAVE) trek
D7 : 17/08/2009 Gufa (CAVE)to Tangling Trek
D8 : 18/08/2009 Tangling to Rekong Peo ( night halt)
D9 : 19/08/2009 Rest @ Rekong Peo (night halt)

Read the original schedule and after reading what happen to our program, read it your self. Be prepare for unexpected.

14th August, First day :
We woke up at 5:00 in the morning for our preparation and at 7:00AM we were ready for breakfast. We pray to God and Sung Hanuman Chalisa before starting our trek. We completed our breakfast and be ready for peak up by our guide for starting base point of the trek. i.e. Tangling Village. Tangling village is approx. 7 kms. Far from Peo. We saw a passenger carrying trolley which can carry max. 2 persons over River Satluj, which is manually operated. Passenger had to pull the rope for traveling from one bank to other bank of the river. It’s great experience, crossing river by trolley, u can see water passing under u by great force. Imagine if someone drops into the water, there is no chance of surviving. But don’t worry it was safe enough.
Though we didn’t took trolley to cross the river as we were in Jeep and lots of luggage was with us, so cross the bridge and reached at Tangling Village base.
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Around 9:00AM we started to climb stairs made by people of Tangling, which were lead to actual Village. After about half hours climb, we met Mr. Amarsi Dharejiya of Bhavnagar Youth Hostel Unit, a great and experienced trekker. He and his group were coming back after completing the trek. He shares his experience with us and made some suggestions which were very helpful. Then after we started to trek further, about half n hour and voila, we have a problem!! Porters, who were carrying our luggage, had some weight related problem. After another half hour we started to walk, we left guide and porters to sort out the problem, and taking only one porter with us. We reached at Nala(one of the very few water point on whole trek) around 11:00 AM.
That was our lunch point as per original schedule and we were supposed to take lunch at 12:00. We were waiting for our guide and porters to came at Nala and prepare lunch for all of us. But the luggage problem seems to be taking more time; they arrived at last at 1:15PM. After than they prepared our lunch and we had our first trek lunch at 2:15PM. After having our lunch and 15 min. rest we started again. The route was like express highway ( just joking), u can imagine the route which was constantly climbing around 50-60 degree upside. Around 4 o’clock we reached at place where a big stone was lying (I mean how it was there I couldn’t imagine). It was enormous in size, about 10-12 person could be able to sleep comfortably on it. We were supposed to stay at Dongari for the night halt on first day, but I think luggage and porter problem seems to be following us very closely. So we waited again for the guide and porters at the great stone. We waited for about 1 hour then we saw our guide & porters. It started raining (even though Upper Kinnaur lies in rain shadow area), but some luck for us, it was just occasional showers and nothing much. Our guide decided that we have to stay there for the night halt because it was not possible for porters to reach at Dongari which was original place of night halt. So we stay at the spot and tents were fixed for us in such a manner that we have to make efforts to sleep properly, as the tents were fixed at 30 degrees descending position. If we don’t pay attention to ourselves & luggage, we could fall down to below path!!! What an experience we had. Never before in life and suppose to be never in future again. We fall sleep at 9:00PM, as we supposed to start early next morning.
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15th August, Second day:

We woke up early at 4:00AM in the morning and tea-breakfast around 5AM. After that we pray to God and sung Hanuman Chalisha for our safe trek. It was 15th of August so we sang our National Anthem with great enthusiasm. This was our second time when we were at trek on 15th of August (first was In Adi Kailash Trek-2006). Oh great.
We started our trek at 5:45AM and continued our trek till Dongari(which was supposed to be our night halt place on day one) around 10 in the morning. There was second water point near Dongari, so we had our tea-snacks break. That was the trek, between the spot of night halt & Dongari, where HAS (High Altitude Sickness) symptoms started to develop in two members. Also we had some rest as all were tired after 4 hrs. of continuous trek. Dongari was situated at around 12000 feet of height, so after crossing Dongari trees were not present to welcome us!! As above 12000 feet of height u could not find trees in mountains as there was lack of Oxygen in the atmosphere. About 15-20 min trek from Dongari, there were some huts of herds men, who were living at 12000-12500 feet of height. Very tough life. There was a small temple (not actual temple, but herds men & porters made temple like shape from stones), where we pray for our further journey to be safe. Just after 10 min. we reached a very dangerous place, path was just 2 feet wide & where we have to descend, and imagine of at what degree!! It was 75-80 degree, and it was not possible for a lone person to descend by himself. One had to took help of the porters otherwise, one could fall down to God knows how much down below. Imagine if u have to step aside for giving pass to other people who came from opposite path after completing trek!! At times we have do walk on all our fours. It was really very dangerous & scary. The scenery was so awesome, but how can one enjoy if it was matter of life & death. Even in that condition we enjoy as we were in between clouds, watching mother nature’s beauty at it best. Experience of a life time. After that awesome experience we reached another Nala (water point no: 3). Be cautious at this place, as first u could not be able to find the way to cross the Nala, as there was no proper path, as well as water was flowing so forcefully if caught in between and u gone. (I am not joking or not trying to scare u people, I just wrote what the actual situation there). Stay with your guide or porter to cross the Nala or at least 2-3 people together. Our guide told us to occupy nearest cave beside Nala, but our 5 members reached at upper cave, far away from the Nala, so we set at the Nala to decide in which cave we would spent our night. At the same time our two ladies members were so tired that they could not able to walk, even baby steps. We have to send porters back to literally take them to the cave. This chaos took 2 precious hours of us, which we would like to spend for taking rest. At last we all reached safely at cave which was our night halt spot, and not only of ours, there were other caves also, which serves as natural shelter for trekkers and pilgrim’s. The caves are situated @14500-15000 feet approx. There at the cave HAS started its effect on our members including me. Condition of the ladies was so bad, they could not be able to take dinner, three other members couldn’t be able to take dinner, that includes me,bimalbhai & chunibhai. Chunibhai got cold, so he was fallen in to sleep. We decided to start early at 4:00AM in the morning for our final climbing to Shivling, but Nature had something different in its own mind, but that we comes to know the other day.
All the caves were so full of people; we all have to take position in separate caves. Me,bimalbhai and Jatin, got the worst place to spend night at. After 9 or 10 PM it started to rain and water was fallen upon us, our luggage got wet, my sleeping bag totally got wet, and inside it me and my cloths completely wet. I spent whole night in that situation.
Most of the members were not able to take proper rest and a good sleep. So it was decide to start late around 6:00 in the morning.
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16th August, third day:

Finally we woke up in the morning and to our bad luck, found the weather bad. And all the members in bad condition to start the trek. Bimalbhai, two ladies and I, was not even in a condition to walk even 10-15 meters. After consulting all the members, it was decided to take rest for the day and try our Shivling yatra or trek tomorrow. All were very glad and enjoying the rest day. (This was the day which was not originally schedule as rest day, as I earlier mentioned, one can avoid unnecessary delays by acclimatize well enough). If we spend one day for acclimatization earlier we should be able to avoid the HAS problem.
It is necessary to take proper meals in the trekking expeditions to successfully complete.
Everybody had good breakfast, lunch & dinner except me. I couldn’t be able to take even one cup of tea in whole day (This was the second consecutive day when I was not able to eat anything). HAS been at its best, at least for me. I had HAS problem in every trek, but this time intensity was too much for me.

17th August, fourth day:

We woke up at 3:00 o’clock in the morning and have our tea-breakfast (not me). At 4:00AM, we started our trek for the Shivling with our torches in one hand and second hand either held by a porter or another member of our group, as the path was very steep or became slippery because of rain yesterday night. If by mistake any member held his/her torch upwards and if it fell on other members face, he shouts at the person as, he/she can not see what’s on the path; it’s dangerous as the path was slippery. There was clear instruction given by our guide, do not to walk alone, walk in group or at least with one other member. So that’s how we began our final trek. We were walking within clouds as clouds were everywhere. U couldn’t be able to what’s lay ahead even only 5 feet away. We have to take rest every 5-10 min. because of the path was so steep, and also lack of oxygen and too much cold. Even any one standing to take for 2-3 min. he/she shivers badly by cold. After about 1 hrs. Steep climbing HAS struck me (), I mean I got vomit & diarrhea at the same time. So I decided not to proceed further as it was not possible and not advisable to continue with the trek. Even if I try to do so, and something happens to me it will become very difficult for my fellow trekkers. So it was decided and Bimalbhai also decides to come with me, back to cave. I said All the best to other members and they proceed further.
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Now in following paragraph, whatever I am going to write is not my experience, but it is of my group member’s (dipti bhabhi). So I am writing in my usual style like I was doing the trek.


Here we are, at 15500-16000 feet height, above the clouds, no trees, only grass and some other flowers and eager to reach at Shivling. But for that we have to do rigorous trek which lies ahead of us. We started our trek after taking some rest. Now there we have to climb, sometimes jump from the boulders to boulders, which were in 3 to 5-6 feet in height and width. It was like monkeys who were trying to jump from one boulder to another. There was a spot, which was surrounded by 2-3 very big boulders, and we have to pass it on our four. Local person call this spot as “Papi gufa” Sin Cave). They believe that person who passes through this gap is good and who didn’t able to pass it is sinner. Even when we try to cross it, we believe that we might not able to cross it, but we pray to Lord Shiv and voila we cross the papi gufa. After crossing that spot we reached at Parvati Kund, water of the kund is believed to be holy water. After some time Jatinbhai was coming back after completing his trek or u can say darshan of Shivling. He said Shivling is only 15-20 min. walk away. So we were filled our heart with enthusiasm and started to walk.We reached at Shivling around 10:00am. Mahadev Har. No one is able to say anything as there was a feeling of joy, cry, happiness, and sorrow all together. It’s an experience of a life time. Lord Shiv’s blessing’s was on us. If any one believes in Hindu mythology, the Shivling is one of the five Kailash of Lord Shiv’s residence. The rock which is 79 feet in height, how it was standing on that cliff, u couldn’t be able to imagine. It’s just matter of belief and disbelief. You can not explain in words. We pray at the Shivling do “pooja”. After that everyone talked with their parents and relatives from Shivling as there were signals available of BSNL. So relatives also were happy for all of us. Bhavesh then said he will never recommend this trek to even enemy as this was the toughest trek he had done. Bhavesh is very experience trekker and done various othe tough treks. He said this trek is not advisable to be done by a couple together, as this is dangerous trek, and if something happens then………

We started our back journey at 11:00AM and reached Parvati kund at 1:00PM. There we take our lunch, which was for all the members, but half the members were already passed the parvati kund so we only 3-4 person took the lunch, what a lunch, only able to take 2-3 bytes. But at above 16000 feet. Wow. We fill our water bottles by holy water of the Parvati Kund. After finishing lunch we started to descend towards cave. Our guide told us to be quick, as there were chances of rain in mountains after 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Even descending was tough as it was muddy and somewhat wet & 60-70 degree at some places. Somehow we reached at the Cave at 3:30PM, and there we have a warm welcome by our fellow members who reached earlier and Vishalbhai & Bimalbhai. We took some rest and have our dinner at 7:00PM. And then we set our luggage for tomorrow’s descending trek towards Peo.
(Dipti bhabhi’s narration is over from here.)
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18th August, Fifth Day:

We woke up at 5:00AM in the morning and had our tea-coffee. We were ready to start for our final day’s descending trek. After descending about 3000 feet, we reached a place called Aashiki Baug, where we had some tea & snacks. But I again had vomiting problem and couldn’t be able to eat snacks. My health was worsening every minute. My energy was totally drained out from my body. And from Aashiki Baug we have to climb up to Dongari. So it was decided that one porter remains with me and take me up to the base camp of Tangling village any how. Diptibhabhi & Bimalbhai also have to take one porter each for themselves (we personally have to pay Rs. 300 per porter). Now imagine 3 persons had to take help of porter even for descending. After about 1 hour of steep climbing, we reached Dongari, where we took some rest. After 1 and half hour we reached at the big stone, where we had our first night halt. Again I had vomit at there, so we take some rest, and Diptibhabhi gave me lemon, which was a relief for me. After some time we continued our trek. All the members were worried for my health. They gave me Glucose-C to me for my stamina to remain intact and replenish. If any stamina is there. He He. My porter is a good one; he literally had to pull me all the way as I lost my energy and was not able to even walk on my own. Around 2:00Pm we reached at the Nala(first water point near Tangling Village). Where our whole group was get to gather and all are having enjoying the cold water passing over there legs, resting leisurely and relaxing a bit. After resting & enjoying for some time, we again began our journey. From this Nala to the base of Tangling village porter repeatedly said to me that, please climb on his back and he will took me up to base, as he can see that I was not able to put my steps even properly. I was seeing the path ahead of me, everything surrounding me, but my mind registers nothing, I was not able to recognize anything at that time. But I said no; just take me by pulling my hand. That was the condition I was in. Anyhow I reached at the base, thanks to porter, thanks to guide, thanks to all the members of my group and above all thanks to Lord Shiv, without his blessings, I couldn’t going to made it. After some rest, I was able to walk on my own. We reached at the spot, where we saw trolly, by which one can cross the river. Now we have to cross the river by the trolley ourselves. I never did it before. I enjoyed the experience of crossing the river in the trolley, water being passed under me by great force. I enjoyed the scene even in my worst condition. Every time 2 people at a time sit in to trolley and our porter at other side of the river (who reached earlier) pulls the rope, reached opposite bank. After crossing river we waited for Bus to take us up to Peo. At last we reached our hotel at 4:30PM. Most of the shops and hotels were close due on occasion of BHANDARA. Only few were open. Diptibhabhi brings mango juice and mineral water bottles. I drank half of it at once and at last something remains in my stomach and not vomited out. After taking some rest and a good shower I come into condition in which I was able to climb up & down stairs on my own, walk for 15-20 min on my own. Oh great.
The next day was rest day for us, so everyone had exactly that, rest. Original schedule was that, after completing Kinnaur Kailash Shivling trek, we were supposed to do another trek, Mani Mahesh Kailash.
But one bad news came from our home. Father of one member, Tusharbhai, has passed away so he had to reach Jamnagar as early as possible. But we had not told Tusharbhai about this sad news, instead we said that his father’s health was not good and operation had to be done.
Not all the members were supposed to go for Mani Mahesh trek, as Bhaveshbhai & Diptibhabhi already done that, Tusharbhai have to reach back, my health was not good, Bimalbhai and Padubhai decides to come back also. We booked our tickets from a cyber café in the Main Market area of Reckong Peo, So five members were gone for next trek and we six members came back.

That’s all folks!!!!!!!

That is an experience of a life time.
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If any forum member wants further information or any other questions regarding Kinnaur Kailash Shivling Trek, I am happy to help.

Please forgive me for my poor English and my writing.

Some points to be consider.
1) DO NOT TAKE THIS TREK LIGHTLY.
2) IF U R FIRST TIMER, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT. FIRST DO OTHER EAY TREK, HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE AND THEN ATTEMPT THIS PARTICULAR TREK.
3) DO NOT ATTEMPT ON YOUR OWN, PLEASE ARRANGE GUIDE & PORTERS.
4) TAKE YOUR MEDICINES WITH YOU.
5) SAVE WATER AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ON ALL THE DAYS.
6) FILL AS MUCH AS WATER WITH U EVERY DAY.
7) PLEASE PLEASE EAT REGUARLY, WHETHER U LIKE IT OR NOT, DO EAT SOMETHING ANY TIME, DO NOT WAIT FOR REGULAR LUNCH TIME OR DINNER TIME, WHENEVER U FEEL LIKE EATING, JUST EAT. (I AM EMPHASIZING LOTS ON EATING AS, IF U READ WHOLE MY EXPERINCE, U HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT HAPPEN TO ME BY NOT EATING FOR 3 AND HALF DAY CONSECUTIVELY.)
8) WHEREEVER I WROTE FIGURES OF HEIGHT ETC. ARE APPROX. AND IT MAY NOT ACCURATE.
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Thanks

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Originally Posted by tri_vis View Post If any forum member wants further information or any other questions regarding Kinnaur Kailash Shivling Trek, I am happy to help.

Please forgive me for my poor English and my writing.

Some points to be consider.
1) DO NOT TAKE THIS TREK LIGHTLY.
2) IF U R FIRST TIMER, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT. FIRST DO OTHER EAY TREK, HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE AND THEN ATTEMPT THIS PARTICULAR TREK.
3) DO NOT ATTEMPT ON YOUR OWN, PLEASE ARRANGE GUIDE & PORTERS.
4) TAKE YOUR MEDICINES WITH YOU.
5) SAVE WATER AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ON ALL THE DAYS.
6) FILL AS MUCH AS WATER WITH U EVERY DAY.
7) PLEASE PLEASE EAT REGUARLY, WHETHER U LIKE IT OR NOT, DO EAT SOMETHING ANY TIME, DO NOT WAIT FOR REGULAR LUNCH TIME OR DINNER TIME, WHENEVER U FEEL LIKE EATING, JUST EAT. (I AM EMPHASIZING LOTS ON EATING AS, IF U READ WHOLE MY EXPERINCE, U HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT HAPPEN TO ME BY NOT EATING FOR 3 AND HALF DAY CONSECUTIVELY.)
8) WHEREEVER I WROTE FIGURES OF HEIGHT ETC. ARE APPROX. AND IT MAY NOT ACCURATE.
Many thanks for your write-up.

This (I believe) is the first "somewhat detailed" write-up on the Kinnaur Kailash Shivalingam TREK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

All the best and HAPPY TREKKING !!
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GPS Altitude??

BY the way, did you obtain the altitude figures by GPS? If YES, do you have the lat-long points along the trek??

Or some other instrument??
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Can you provide the cell number of the local Guide or Porter arranger, pLease?
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Vishal: Thanks for the great detailed write-up. I am sure this will help many others
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Originally Posted by AvidTrekker View Post BY the way, did you obtain the altitude figures by GPS? If YES, do you have the lat-long points along the trek??

Or some other instrument??
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Can you provide the cell number of the local Guide or Porter arranger, pLease?
Mr. Bhagwansinh Negi, Major (Rtd.) Indian Army as our guide, as he is well known guide and have great experience and expertise in Mountaineering expeditions. He is well trained in Army. Cell numbers of him are 1) +91 9459271400, 2) +91 9418119617. His office is situated at Tourist Information Center Complex, near parade ground, Peo.

As regarding altitude figures, I already mentioned that those are approx. figures and not accurate. They were not measured with GPS device.
Kinnaur Kailash Shivling is at par with Shrikhand Kailash, and Shrikhand Kailash is measured around 17850-18150 feet of height. Also as per our guide Kinnaur Shivling is somewhat higher then Shrikhand Kailash. So that's the situation.
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approx. kms. from one point to other points.

1)Reckong Peo to Tangling base 7kms. upto trolley point. 2kms. more if u cross over the bridge.(height from 8800 feet to 7800-7900 feet)u have to descend first.
2)Tangling Village base to Nala(first water point): 2-2.5kms.(height from 7800-7900 feet to 10000 feet)
3)Nala to the big stone where we had our night halt:1-1.5kms.(10000 feet up to 10500-10750 feet)
4)Stone to Dongari:3.5-4kms.(height from 10500-10750 up to 12000-12500 feet)
5)Dongari to the Cave:4-5kms.(height from 12000-12500 up to 14500-15000 feet)
6)Cave to Shivling:5-6kms. and back:5-6kms.(height from 14500-15000 up to 18000-18300 feet)

Total kms. is approx. 35-36 more or less.
All the figures are approximate and may vary.
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