Kinnaur valley is one of the 12 districts
of Himachal Pradesh which is known for its ethereal as well as rustic beauty. The place
is surrounded by majestic mountains, picturesque small hamlets, beautiful meadows, thick dense
forests, and adventurous roads. Apart from the scenic beauty, you can enjoy adventure
sports like trekking and skiing at Kinnaur. Here is a complete tour plan of this beautiful
valley. Day-1 We start our tour from Shimla. On day-1 of
your tour stay at Shimla. In the afternoon, enjoy a walk around the famous Mall road of
Shimla and enjoy some shopping. Day-2 On day-2 morning, start your journey towards
Sarahan. On your way first, visit Kufri. Kufri is a small hill station just 20 km away from
Shimla. The place is famous for natural beauty and is one of the most visited tourist places
near Shimla. Next visit the Sun temple at Nirath. The Temple
is located at a height of 950mt from sea level and is the only Sun temple of North India.
Upon reaching Sarahan, go to visit Bhimkali Temple. The temple is one of the 51 Shakti
peethas of Devi Shakti. As per legend, the temple is built at the place where Devi Sati’s
ears fell after she self-immolated herself. Next visit Shrikhand Peak. There is a temple
of Lord shiva near this peak. According to legends, Lord Shiva meditated at this point. Day-3 On day 3 morning, drive to Sangla valley.
This is the most charming place in the entire Kinnaur. The place is named after a pristine
village of the location. The valley is surrounded by snow-covered mountains, evergreen forests,
apples, and cherry orchards. The beautiful Baspa River flows through this place. If you
are a nature lover then this is the ideal holiday location for you. Day-4 On day 4, go to visit Chitkul.
Chitkul is the last inhabited village within the Indian boundaries on the old Indo-Tibet
trade route. The village is situated at a height of 3450 meters and is located at a
distance of 28 km from Sangla. According to a recent study by the Centre of Atmospheric
Sciences at IIT Delhi, Chitkul has the cleanest air in India.
There are orchids, mountains, meadows, huge rocks, rivers, and grasslands in the village
which makes it a unique tourist destination of India. Day-5 On day-5 morning, first, visit Kamru village
and fort. Located at an altitude of 2600 meters above
the sea level Kamru fort is just 2 km away from Sangla Valley. The fort is situated at
a beautiful location and it offers stunning views of Sangla Valley, apple orchards, and
streams. The Kamru Fort has a beautiful wooden balcony and at the top of the building, there
is an idol of Kamakhya Devi, which is worth visiting.
After visiting Kamru fort start your journey towards Kalpa. On your way visit Reckong Peo.
Reckong Peo, also known as Peo is the head-quarter of the Kinnaur district and lies in the middle
of the Himalayas. Situated at a height of 2,300 metres, this tranquil town is famous
for its apple orchards. It is inhabited by Kinnauri people and has a diverse culture
even today. Day-6 On day-6 of your tour go for a local sightseeing
tour around Kalpa. Kalpa is a small town in the Sutlej river
valley. The place is inhabited by Kinnauri people and known for its apple orchards. Apples
are a major cash-crop for the region. Enjoy a tour around the apple orchards of
Kalpa and observe the local lives. Day-7 On day-7 morning, start your journey towards
Tabo from kalpa. On route, first visit a beautiful village
Nako, situated on the banks of a beautiful lake.
From there go to visit Tabo. Tabo is a small town in the Lahul and Spiti
district on the banks of Spiti River. The town surrounds a Buddhist Monastery which
is believed to be over thousands of years old.
From Tabo, go to visit Lalung Monastery. Located at a tranquil hill top, this Buddhist monastery
is a treat for eyes. From there go to Dhankar Gompa. This striking
Buddhist gompa is located between two towns Tabo and kaza.
Kaza is a tranquil town located on the plains of Spiti River. Surrounded by majestic mountains,
gushing rivers, and barren landscape this is an ideal holiday destination for nature
lovers. Here you can put up for the night. Day-8 On day-8 morning, visit Ki Monastery. Almost
7 km from Kaza, this Monastery, established in 11th century is the largest in Spiti valley.
The monastery houses beautiful Thankas, paintings and ancient Buddhist scrolls.
After visiting Ki Monastery go to visit Kibber. Kibber village is located 4205 meters above
the sea level and is the highest permanently inhabited village of the region. During
winter the snow-coved place looks gorgeous. Day-9 On day-9, go to Manali from Kibber.
On your route first, visit Kunzum Pass. It is a high mountain pass that connects Kulu
valley and lahul valley to Spiti Valley. After Kunzum pass visit Rohtang Pass. It is
another high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of Himalayas. The pass provides
a natural divide between the Kullu Valley and Lahul and Spiti Valley. Day-10 On day 10 return back to Chandigarh from Manali
for departure. How to Reach To reach Kinnaur, first, you have to reach
Chandigarh or Delhi from any part of the country. From there you can go to Kinnaur via Shimla
by road. In this route, a reserved cab will charge around Rs 4000 per day. For the total package, cost check the description
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