Meals Include: Breakfast Only
At an altitude of 2,320 the villages in Kinnaur varies till the height of 6,816 meters above sea level. The district is divided into three regions namely Pooh, Kalpa and Nichar. Abode of famous Lord Shiva, Mt.Kinner Kailash stands tall opposite the mountain ranges of Kinnaur and looks magical from Kalpa and Chitkul village of Kinnaur. The village has a presence of divinity and serenity in here with numerous ancient temples and Buddhist monasteries. The cultural diversity is also relevant in the smallest district of Himachal and people follow Hinduism and Buddhism in large number. The locals of Kinnaur are highly religious people and have firm belief in their local deities which are huge in number and almost every village has its own deity. Due to the presence of utmost divinity and values, people of the town are simple, humble and hospitable. You won’t feel away from home as they make comfortable enough to have a journey full of memories and fun.
Apart from enjoying the natural bliss and modesty, one can you can enjoy the variety in local markets. Go on and buy the local dry fruits and juicy fruits here. Pine nuts and apples grown here are of best quality in the world. Besides, the town has some amazing adventure activities at your disposal and you can indulge in them while challenging your guts. Rock climbing, rafting, zorbing and skiing are to name a few.
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 sights eeing.
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.
Day 01: Transfer from Shimla to Sangla
On day, your journey begins from Shimla. As you arrive in the queen of hills- Shimla, our representative will drive you in a comfortable cab to Sangla via Rmapur and Narkanda by road. A short halt at highly revered Bhimakali temple at Sarahan is on the checklist wherein you will seek blessings of powerful godes Durga and continue you journey ahead to Sangla. Upon arrival at Sangla in the evening, check into the hotel and stay overnight and relax till morning.
Day 02: Sangla to Chitkul
As you wake amidst best of views and noise of Rivers hurtling down the gorges, your morning has already is gratifying. As you freshen up, it’s time for short walks around the area. Now you will leave towards Chitkul, the last inhabited village on the Indo-Tibetan border. The picturesque village of Chitkul gets you so many moments to cherish in your lifetime. Stroll around nearby markets and interact with locals to get the first hand experience and information about the culture and tradition of the village. Drive back to Sangla for lunch at the local restaurant. Evening is free to check out the markets. Rest at the hotel for a night in Sangla.
Day 03: Sangla to Kalpa
Kalpa is the most beautiful village around Sangla and in Kinnaur district with Apple as it major cash crop. Today you will be driven towards this picturesque village from Sangla while halting at Reckong Peo on the way where you can enjoy a good local lunch while getting a glance at the local markets. Postlunch, drive to kalpa (7 kms), check in to your hotel. In evening explore the Kalpa Valley. Spend the night at the hotel in Kalpa.
Day 04:Kalpa Local Sightseeing
Today’s the day to explore the scenic village of Kalpa and Roghi- well known for thick pine forests and apricots and apple orchards. Mt.Kinner Kailash is quite prevalent from the town and you can get an exquisite view of the majestically divine mountain where Lord Shiva is believed to have stayed in mythological era. Being a heritage village, Kalpa cannot be missed when you are in Kinnaur district. Stay at the hotel in Kalpa Valley and indulge in leisure activities to enjoy yhe evening in mystic mountains.
Day 05: Transfer From Kalpa to Shimla
Waking up to the valley so surreal and naturally blissful, it is difficult to return back. But, everything comes to an end and so has our tour to Kinnaur. Drive back to Shimla today while enjoying a gut-filling lunch at Narkanda. You will be dropped to your respective transport station ahead in Shimla for your further journey back home.
The tour ends here leaving you all rejuvenated and revived.