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Trek to World's Highest Krishna's Temple - Yulla Kanda 3N/4D

Himachal Pradesh - Yulla Khas

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  • 4 Days  3 Nights 
  • Difficulty - Moderate
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Highlights

  • Location: Rora Valley, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Season: Mid-May to Mid-October
  • Distance: 12 km (one way)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highlights:
    • Breathtaking views of the Kinnaur Mountains
    • Highest Krishna Temple in the world, located within a lake (believed to be created by the Pandavas)
  • Start: Yulla Khas village (known for Kinnauri apples)
  • Trail: Through dense forests of oak, pine, and deodar trees, meadows, and finally to the sacred lake
  • Significance: A popular pilgrimage site, especially during Janmashtami (Lord Krishna's birthday)

Departure

Bus

Ac - Semi sleeper bus

Stay Not Applicable

Meals Not Applicable

  • All guests are advised to arrive at the boarding point 45 mins prior to the scheduled departure time. start overnight journey towards Shimla by Semi Sleeper bus without delay.

Private Vehicle

Temp Traveler

Homestay

Dinner

  • Arrive in Shimla at 8:00 AM.
  • Stop in Kufri for breakfast.
  • Begin the journey to Kinnaur via Narkanda, known as the "Apple Capital of India," along the Indo-Tibetan highway towards Urni Village.
  • Enter the Kinnaur valley by passing through Kinnaur Gate, a famous rock tunnel on the Shimla-Kaza road, around 170 kms from Shimla.
  • Arrive in Urni Village by evening.
  • Have dinner and spend the night there.

Yulla Kanda Lake world's highest Krishna temple

Trek

Tents

Breakfast, Dinner

(Veg)

  • After breakfast and freshening up, embark on the trek to Yulla Kanda Lake, the world's highest Krishna temple. Hike through the scenic landscape, passing forests and meadows.
  • Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the campsite near the lake.

Trek

Homestay

All Meals

(Veg)

  • Wake up to the majestic morning view of the Kinnaur mountains surrounding Yulla Kanda Lake. Savor a delicious breakfast at the campsite, energized for the trek down.
  • Begin your descent towards Urni village. The route will likely retrace your steps from Day 1, passing through meadows and forests. Enjoy a smoother pace on the downhill trek.
  • Reach Urni village, the nearest town to the Yulla Kanda trek base camp.
  • Over Night stay in Homestay.

Multiple Modes

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

Return Journey from Urni to Shimla

  • Departure: Early morning from Urni.
  • Arrival: Reach Shimla by late afternoon.

Evening Bus from Shimla to Delhi

  • Departure: Board the bus from Shimla to Delhi in the evening.
  • Overnight Journey: Travel overnight to Delhi.

Arrival in Delhi

  • Arrival: Reach Delhi the next morning around 7:00 AM

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Inclusions

  • Meals:
    • 3 Breakfasts
    • 2 Lunches
    • 3 Dinners
  • Accommodation:
    • 2 Nights stay in Homestay
    • 1 Night stay in Camp (shared)
  • Camping Gear:
    • Camping (shared basis)
    • Sleeping bags
  • Support Staff:
    • Tour Guide
  • Medical:
    • First Aid Box
  • Transportation:
    • All transport from Delhi to Delhi

Exclusions

  • Personal Expenses:
    • Bottled water
    • Bonfire charges (may be offered as an optional extra)
  • Insurance:
    • Travel insurance covering medical evacuation, hospitalization, and baggage loss (highly recommended)
  • Unforeseen Circumstances:
    • We are not liable for expenses arising from factors beyond our control, such as:
      • Weather conditions
      • Sickness
      • Natural disasters
      • Riots or civil unrest
    • We are also not responsible for any liability or insurance coverage against:
      • Injury
      • Loss of life
      • Accidents
      • Loss of personal belongings

THINGS TO CARRY

Must Carry:

  • Authentic Government ID Card
  • Comfortable warm clothing:
    • Woolen socks
    • Cap
    • Fleece jackets or warmers
    • Down jacket
    • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen & lip balm
  • Good U/V protection sunglasses
  • Personal Medicines (if any) & few medicines for altitude sickness

Travel Essentials: Gears:

  • A rucksack bag and a day pack
  • 3-litre water bladder or water bottle
  • Torch

    Clothes:
  • A sun cap and a woolen cap
  • UV protected sunglasses
  • One cotton long sleeves and 2 short sleeve t-shirt
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 heavy Thick jacket/down jacket
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • At least 2 long pants (trek pants and cargo pants are favorable)
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • A small towel
  • A rain jacket or a poncho

    Footwear:
  • Above-the-ankle waterproof and breathable hiking boots with good grip
  • Flip flops/sandals

    Medication:
  • One strip of Diamox 
  • Glucose powder
  • Medicines for headaches, diarrhea, motion and altitude sickness
  • Dettol
  • Bandages
  • Cotton

    Personal Accessories:
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Paper soap, or sanitizer
  • Sunscreen minimum of spf40, lip balm, cold creams
  • Body spray


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Majnu Ka Tilla




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    • Less than 15 days of departure: No refund
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Frequest Questions

  1. What is the difficulty level of the Yulla Kanda trek?

The Yulla Kanda trek is considered moderate. While the total distance is manageable (12 km one way), it involves moderate ascents and traverses through some rough terrain.

  1. What is the best time to do the Yulla Kanda trek?

The ideal trekking season for Yulla Kanda is from mid-May to mid-October. This timeframe offers pleasant weather with clear skies and comfortable temperatures for trekking.

  1. What are the starting and ending points of the trek?

The trek typically starts from Yulla Khas village and concludes in Urni village, the nearest town to the Yulla Kanda base camp.

  1. What is included in the trek package?

Most trek packages typically cover meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), accommodation (homestay and campsite), camping equipment (shared tents and sleeping bags), guide services, first-aid kit, and transportation between Delhi and the trek location.

  1. What are some things excluded from the trek package?

Be prepared to cover additional costs for bottled water, bonfire charges (if not included as an extra), travel insurance, and personal expenses.

  1. Is it mandatory to have a guide for the Yulla Kanda trek?

While not strictly mandatory, having a certified guide is highly recommended, especially for first-time trekkers. They can navigate the trails, ensure safety, and share valuable insights about the region.

  1. What kind of physical fitness do I need for the trek?

A moderate level of fitness is recommended. Regular exercise and activities that build endurance will be helpful for tackling the climbs and descents.

  1. What kind of accommodation will be provided during the trek?

You can expect to stay in a comfortable homestay for two nights and one night at a campsite with shared tents during the trek.

  1. Do I need to bring my own food and water?

Meals are typically included in the trek package. However, bottled water is usually an additional expense, so factor that into your budget.

  1. What should I pack for the Yulla Kanda trek?

Pack comfortable hiking shoes, breathable clothing suitable for varying temperatures, a raincoat, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a backpack, a water bottle, toiletries, and any medications you require.

  1. Is there electricity and phone connectivity during the trek?

Electricity and phone connectivity might be limited, especially at the campsite near the lake. It's best to manage expectations and consider bringing a portable charger for essential devices.

  1. Are there toilet facilities available on the trek?

Most organized treks will provide access to basic toilet facilities at designated points along the trail and at the campsite. However, these might be basic and environmentally friendly options (e.g., digging toilets).

  1. Is it safe to swim in the Yulla Kanda Lake?

The lake's water temperature can be quite cold, and the water depth might vary significantly. It's advisable to avoid swimming in the lake unless under proper guidance and with safety precautions in place.

  1. What cultural sensitivities should I be aware of while visiting the Krishna temple?

Dress modestly when visiting the temple. It's customary to remove shoes before entering the temple complex. Following respectful behavior and maintaining silence within the temple is important.

  1. Can I solo trek Yulla Kanda, or is it a group-only activity?

While solo trekking isn't entirely impossible, it's strongly discouraged, especially for first-timers. The trek involves some remote sections, and having a guide or joining a group ensures safety and assistance in case of emergencies.

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