Kinnaur is a valley surrounded by beautiful meadows, widespread apple orchards, lush green valleys and mesmerizing aesthetic beauty. Being one of the 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh, it is a visual treat for visitors traveling from all over.
Although modernization has begun to show its effect in Kinnaur yet, it’s still peaceful and pure. Kinnaur is the second richest district due to its agricultural produce in terms of apples, dry fruits and other fruit products.
Chilgoza is one of the popular dry fruit delicacies found in Kinnaur and is sold for very large prices. You get to easily experience these tasty fruit products when you visit the majestic land of Kinnaur. Kinnaur is also known for its Himachali handmade materials which reveal it rich traditional heritage.
Since Kinnaur borders the Tibet region, you will get too see the flavor of Tibetian culture in Kinnaur. You will notice many Buddhist monatries spread across the region of Kinnaur. The most noticeable feature of Kinnaur is its atmosphere, which according to the research survey has the most pristine air in entire India.
You get a chance to detoxify your body and souls in the pure land of Kinnaur. Kinnaur is also famous for Himalayan black bear and rearing cattle breeds of Yak and Dzos. Transportation means to reach Kinnaur is not a problem anymore since you can reach it by air, rail and road.
Some of the jaw-dropping attractions are the splendid view of Kinner Kailash, a sacred Hindu mountain, visit to Sangla/ Baspa valley or Chitkul which is the last village in India. You will find that the valley of Sutlej, Spiti and Baspa are enclosed within lofty snow capped mountain ranges.
This scenic view is a source of attraction among tourists from all over the world.
Kinnaur is also the favorite hotspot among adventure lovers. The tough and challenging topography of the land proves to be a thrilling destination among travelers.
The most favorable time to visit Kinnaur is during summer season which is also the peak time. Since the temperatures are bearable and the weather is pleasant around summers to do a local sightseeing.
So if you want a peaceful holiday experience in the lap of nature with only scenic beauty around, Kinnaur is the best option for you. So, let’s give you a quick view of your 5 Days trip to Kinnaur valley, which will cover all the main destinations that every travel lover would ever want to visit.
On your arrival at Shimla, you will start your journey to Sangla valley that will take you through the beauty of mountains. On reaching Sangla, check into your hotel and have your breakfast. Later, you will be taken to attractions like Kamru & Sangla villages, historical temples and Buddhist monasteries. Walking around the Himalayan lanes, and communicating with the locals will give a fresh start to your Kinnaur trip. Overnight stay at a hotel in Sangla.
Have your breakfast at hotel drive to Chitkul which is 20m km from Sangla and is at 11,318 feet. It is also the last Indian village and lies on Indo–Tibetan border. Walk around to explore the beauty of this mesmerizing village and interact with the locals. For lunch we will drive back to Sangla. After lunch, enjoy the entire day in the lap of beautiful landscapes of Sangla valley. Overnight stay at hotel in Sangla.
After enjoying a splendid breakfast head to Kalpa village which is a 2-3 hours journey from Sangla and is located at a height of 9,048 feet. Your journey will en-route Recongpeo, the district headquarters of Kinnaur. Explore the streets of Recongpeo and have lunch in a local restaurant with a choice of Indian or Tibetan food. From there we will drive to Kalpa which is 7 km ahead. Evening will be free to explore the Kalpa valley. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kalpa.
After an early morning meal head to the unexplored areas of Kalpa and the nearby Roghi village. Kalpa is situated at an altitude of 2759 m and resides on the old Hindustan Tibet Road. This place will give you the finest view of the Mt. Kinner Kailash Mountain which is 6000 metres above sea level. You will feel completely ecstatic on having the early morning view of the rising sun touching the snowy peaks and bursting a crimson gold light. Stay at the hotel where British Governor General Lord Dalhousie stayed during his visit to Kalpa in 19th century.
After morning breakfast at hotel, start your journey to Shimla. On your way back experience nature’s beauty at a local place called Narkanda. Once reaching Shimla you will be dropped at desired location which brings us to the end of this memorable trip.