The Yulla Kanda Trek takes you to World's highest Shri Krishna Temple inside a beautiful lake surrounded by dense clouds and snow covered great Himalayan Mountain ranges of #IncredibleIndia

Seasoned trekkers know the importance of Yulla Kanda trek very well while it may be new for many. Anyways, today we are taking you to a blissful trekking experience of Yulla Kanda trek. This trek takes you through beautiful meadows and you land around a lake on hill top which is surrounded by snow covered peaks of Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh state in India. The very first photograph of this blogpost says a lot about the place, it's ambiance and beauty. So let's start this meditative journey to Yulla Kanda trek in Kinnaur district of Himalayan State of India.

Seasoned trekkers know the importance of Yulla Kanda trek very well while it may be new for many. Anyways, today we are taking you to a blissful trekking experience of Yulla Kanda trek. This trek takes you through beautiful meadows and you land around a lake on hill top which is surrounded by snow covered peaks of Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh state in India. The very first photograph of this blogpost says a lot about the place, it's ambiance and beauty. So let's start this meditative journey to Yulla Kanda trek in Kinnaur district of Himalayan State of India. 

Above photograph shows Krishna Temple inside the lake surrounded by mist all around. The photograph talks a lot about the weather at the top of Yulla Kanda Trek and not to miss that weather changes very fast, hence it's unpredictable. You always need to be prepared for harsh sun, clouds or rain.  It is believed that the Pandavas made this holy lake during their exile in the Himalayas. This Krishna temple inside the lake is highest Krishna Temple in the world.


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Above photograph shows Krishna Temple inside the lake surrounded by mist all around. The photograph talks a lot about the weather at the top of Yulla Kanda Trek and not to miss that weather changes very fast, hence it's unpredictable. You always need to be prepared for harsh sun, clouds or rain.  It is believed that the Pandavas made this holy lake during their exile in the Himalayas. This Krishna temple inside the lake is highest Krishna Temple in the world. 

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On Yulla Kanda trek, you climb upto ~3900m height and it's a spiritual trek in Rora valley of  Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. The best time for doing Yulla Kanda trek is between Mid-May & Mid-October. Urni is the nearest village from the base camp and the total trek length is approx 12 km. Yulla Kanda trekking starts from Yulla Khas, a small village located on the slope of hills. Famous for its Kinnauri apples, this small village is just 3 km from Urni Village and is rich in culture.

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On Yulla Kanda trek, you climb upto ~3900m height and it's a spiritual trek in Rora valley of  Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. The best time for doing Yulla Kanda trek is between Mid-May & Mid-October. Urni is the nearest village from the base camp and the total trek length is approx 12 km. Yulla Kanda trekking starts from Yulla Khas, a small village located on the slope of hills. Famous for its Kinnauri apples, this small village is just 3 km from Urni Village and is rich in culture.

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The trek goes through the dense forest of oak, pine and deodar trees, then leading into the meadows, and finally towards the holy lake. Hikers from all over Kinnaur and other parts of Himachal Pradesh visit this holy lake during Janmashtami festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. This is very special about many treks in Himachal that these places are also pilgrims. The other such treks are Shrikhand Mahadev and Kinner Kailash. You must have guessed the gods associated with these treks. Both of these treks are difficult in comparison to Yulla Kanda Trek. Locals from Kalpa and Pangi village go through the trek via Kashang Pass , which is at the height of ~4800m. One can also approach Kafnu village via Listigarang Pass located towards North-West of Yulla lake. From Kafnu one can further continue the trek towards Bhabha Pass, a gateway from Kinnaur to Spiti.

The trek goes through the dense forest of oak, pine and deodar trees, then leading into the meadows, and finally towards the holy lake. Hikers from all over Kinnaur and other parts of Himachal Pradesh visit this holy lake during Janmashtami festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. This is very special about many treks in Himachal that these places are also pilgrims. The other such treks are Shrikhand Mahadev and Kinner Kailash. You must have guessed the gods associated with these treks. Both of these treks are difficult in comparison to Yulla Kanda Trek. Locals from Kalpa and Pangi village go through the trek via Kashang Pass , which is at the height of ~4800m. One can also approach Kafnu village via Listigarang Pass located towards North-West of Yulla lake. From Kafnu one can further continue the trek towards Bhabha Pass, a gateway from Kinnaur to Spiti.


Yulla Kanda trekking offers brilliant landscape view of Kinnaur mountains, which are usually heard a lot in context of hiking in Himachal Pradesh. An hour trek from Yulla Kanda towards the North-East will take you to Rora Kanda, where 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 Kanda. 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.

Yulla Kanda trekking offers brilliant landscape view of Kinnaur mountains, which are usually heard a lot in context of hiking in Himachal Pradesh. An hour trek from Yulla Kanda towards the North-East will take you to Rora Kanda, where 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 Kanda. 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.


There are multiple treks like this in Kinnaur region and this region has more difficult treks in comparison to other parts of Himachal Pradesh. But you know that it's not fair to compare one trek with another as all of them are unique in many ways and expose you to some lifetime experiences.

There are multiple treks like this in Kinnaur region and this region has more difficult treks in comparison to other parts of Himachal Pradesh. But you know that it's not fair to compare one trek with another as all of them are unique in many ways and expose you to some lifetime experiences. 

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