Yulla Kanda Trek– Yulla Kanda (3,895m) is located in the Rora Valley of Kinnaur. It is home to the world’s highest Lord Krishna Temple located inside the lake, built by the Pandavas during their exile. The trek starts from Yulla Khas, a small village located on the slope of hills. Yulla Khas is 3 km away from Urni Village. Total trek to reach Yulla Lake is of 12 km. It goes through the dense forest, then into the meadows, and finally towards the holy lake.
People from all over Kinnaur and other parts of Himachal Pradesh visit this holy lake during Janmashtami festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. People from Kalpa and Pangi village go through arduous trek via Kashang Pass (4,800m) to reach this lake. One can also approach Kafnu village via Listigarang Pass (4,680m) located towards North-West of Yulla lake. From Kafnu one can further continue the trek towards Bhabha Pass, a gateway from Kinnaur to Spiti. An hour trek towards the North-East of Yulla Lake will take you to Rora Kanda (3,900m). Here one can do the overnight camping with the breathtaking view of passes around.
On a clear sunny bright day, one can also witness Buran Pass from Yulla. Buran pass is the gateway to Chandernahan Lakes, which is the source of Pabbar river flowing through Rohru and finally which gets merged with Yamuna river. To have the beautiful experience of Yulla, one can visit this place in May-June and September-October with a mesmerizing beauty all around.
Arrival in Shimla and start your journey towards Tapri, Kinnaur from Shimla at around 8 am in the morning in comfortable Tempo Traveller, reach Yulla Khas village in the evening. Night stay and dinner at a homestay with an awesome view of the village.
Rise up early and after breakfast start trekking towards Yulla Kanda Base Camp (8 km, 4-5 hours) through a dense forest towards the meadows. Briefing about the ranges, passes, and peaks visible from there. Stargazing, dinner, and night stay in tents.
After Breakfast 4 km trek towards the Yulla Kanda Lake, After spending amazing time near the lake, we will descent back towards the meadow i.e base camp for lunch. Stargazing, dinner, and night stay in tents.
After breakfast early morning descent towards Yulla Khas village (2-3 hours) and drive back to Shimla. At Shimla, we part ways to meet soon for another trekking adventure. (Night stay in Shimla would be arranged if required by you)