Mulling-Kara Lake

Destination: Mulling and Kara Lake

Number of Days: 3N/4D

Altitude: 2276 meters to 3700 meters

Best Season: May to September

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Shimla to Kafnu (205 km)

Day 2: Kafnu to Mulling (11 km trek)

Day 3: Mulling to Kara Lake (3700 m) and back (12 km trek)

Day 4: Mulling to Shimla



The Pin-Bhaba trek is one of the most popular treks in Kinnaur. Mulling is the first pit-stop one takes during the Pin- Bhaba trek. Situated at an altitude of 3350 meters, the trek to Mulling is moderate and perfect for beginners. It is about 11 km from Kafnu village and is one of the most majestic places in Bhaba valley, Kinnaur.
Kara Lake is around 6 km from Mulling. The last section is a steep ascent of about 1.5 km to the top. After finishing the ascent, you’ll find a large meadow covered with a variety of flowers. The Lake is not a big one but together with surrounding mountains and lush green meadows, it is quite a sight to watch.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Shimla to Kafnu (205 km)

The expedition will commence from Shimla (preferably local bus stand or ISBT) around 9 AM. It will take us about 7-8 hours to reach Kafnu after passing through various towns including Narkanda and Rampur. The link road to Kafnu village cuts from the main highway near Wangtoo. The ascending road from Wangtoo runs zigzag and gain a huge amount of altitude in a matter of minutes. In about an hour, we will reach Kafnu village, our home for the night.

Day 2: Kafnu to Mulling (11 km trek)

We will start early after getting a healthy breakfast for a long day walk ahead of us.  We will start by taking the motorable road which disappears into a dense coniferous forest after crossing the bridge. The first few kilometers are the testing one with elevation increasing quite rapidly. The noisy Bhaba River along with silver birch, pine and oak trees adds to the beauty. We will take a break at Champoria after covering more than half of the trek. The final break will be at Jhandi top from where we will be able to see our campsite at a distance. We will pitch our tents near the abandoned hut to spend a peaceful night at this breathtaking place.  Overlooking the Bhaba River with snow-clad mountains in the backdrop, one can surely witness nature’s magic here.

Day 3: Mulling to Kara Lake (3700 m) and back (12 km trek)

We will get up at Mulling to witness a beautiful sight of snow-clad mountains in front of us. After finishing breakfast, we will start towards Kara Lake which is about 6 km from Mulling. Well, the rocky terrain and gradual climb will test us in the first section of the trek. After a tiring walk, the breathtaking view of a beautiful meadow covered in variety of flowers will rejuvenate our body and soul. The stunning Kara Lake is just 1 km from here. The lake is not that big but its calmness and serenity makes you sit in its vicinity for a while. The snow peaks in the background adds to the beauty of this place.

We will have some snacks at the lake before exploring the nearby places. After exploring and clicking pictures, we will return to our campsite at Mulling by the evening.

Day 4: Mulling to Shimla

We will get up early to enjoy heavenly views before heading towards Kafnu after breakfast. We will reach Shimla by the evening.


  • 3 Nights accommodation in hotel/tents as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfer from Shimla to Mulling and Kara Lake & return.
  • All meals during the trek.
  • Experienced local guide.
  • All necessary support staff (cooks, helpers etc) as per size of the group.
  • Sleeping bag with mattress.
  • Basic Medical first Aid.

Package Exclusions:-

  • Meals other than those specified above
  • Personal expenses like portages, tips, laundry, mineral water etc.
  • Monument entrances, camera charges, etc.
  • Any activity not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional cost due to flight cancellation/ road blocks, Political unrest etc.

Note: -All Non-Refundable services


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