Spiti to Kinnaur trek: Day 4 – Muling to Kafnu, last day of trek

We had chosen this particular trek route mainly because it offered variety in landscape, climate, vegetation and people. It did live up to it. We had started our trek from Mudh (in Spiti): a cold desert at high altitude with zero vegetation, mainly consisting of people from Tibetan origin – mostly Buddhist, towards Kinnaur: moderate […]

Spiti to Kinnaur Trek: Day 3 – Kara to Muling, scenic camp site

Day 3 of the trek was relatively easy – we had to cover a distance of 13kms, which was only downhill; after the Bhabha pass crossing, anything would have appeared easy! But our travails were far from over: It snowed rather heavily the previous night, which was rather un-expected when we camped in the evening. […]

Spiti to Kinnaur Trek: Day 2 – Bhabha Pass

The longest and toughest day of the trek. Starting from the first days camp @4050m we had to cross the Bhabha Pass @4900m and from there we had to climb down to an elevation of around 4100m to reach the evenings camping ground near a place called Kara, covering a distance of 17-18 kms in the process.

Spiti to Kinnaur trek: Day 1 – Mudh to Paldor

The first day of the trek was considered to be relatively easy – from Mudh @ 3850m we had to reach Paldor @ 4050 m (14 km). The second day was considered to be the toughest – from Paldor we had to cross Bhabha pass @ 4900 m and climb down to a camping site near Kara @ 3800 m (15 km). The third day from Kara to Mulling @ 3100 m (13 km). fourth day, Mulling to Kafnu @ 2450 m (14 km). In four days, we were supposed to cover a distance of around 60 km, and in the process gain an elevation of 1000 m and lose about 2500 m.

Spiti to Kinnaur trek: Acclimatizing in Kaza

Two day stay in Kaza with the intention of acclimatizing to the high elevation (3800 m) before we undertook the 4 day Spiti-Kinnaur trek.

Spiti to Kinnaur trek: Getting there – Shimla to Kaza

A photographic journey of my travel through Shimla to Manali to Kaza in Himachal Pradesh in preparation for my 4 day Spiti to Kinnaur trek.