KINNAUR (किन्नौर): – The Kinnaur is district of Northern state Himachal Pradesh. The headquarters of the district is Reckong Peo. It is about 235 km from the capital city Shimla. The Kinnour district has three mountain ranges, Zaskar, Himalayas, Dhouladhar. Here the famous natural rock Shivling is in Kinnour Kailash. The scenic beauty of the places in the Kinnour is adorable. The people here have strong culture and beliefs, following the Buddhism, and Hinduism. The high terrain here facilitates adventures and sports. Trekking routes include the "Parikrama of Kinnaur Kailash".
In Kinnour district there are many old and new architecture. Like Chandika temple in Kothi, Rarang monastery at Rarang, Chango temple Chango Maheshwar temple at sungra, Mathi temple Chittkul, Chanrang temple.
SANGLA is the city in the Baspa valley, and is most beautiful valley of the Kinnour district and Himachal spread from Karchham to Chittkul. This valley is a part of the Kinnour and is settled with kinnouris. Here beside the natural beauty, Kamru fort, Mata temple and Bearing Nag temples are the main attractions of the valley.
CHHITTKUL It is the last inhabited village near the indo china border. This is the first and last village on the Indo-Tibetan border where one can travel without permit. The fames here are the wooden plank roofs, Buddist temples, and a small tower. Here Kagyupa temple has a highly valued old image of the Sakyamuni Buddha.
KALPA is a small town in the Sutlej valley above Reckong-Peo. It is famous for its apple orchards which is the major cash crop of the region. This is a beautiful place and is a usually visited by tourist throughout the year. One can visit here throughout the year.
NAKO is a small village in the northern India, located near the Indo-China border. This is famous for the Nako Lake, Nako Monestary, Chango Gompa and Buddist chortens. It is 120 km from Kalpa. Here in the Nako Monestary there are many old monuments of the Buddhist culture which are the subject of the interest. The Nako Lake is attached to the Nako village.
Reckong Peo is the district headquarters of the Kinnour district. And is situated at distance of 250 km from the capital city Shimla.
Winter Season- Oct to March
The weather remain very cold in these months here the mountains remains covered with the snow from December to March.
Summer Season - April to June
The environment here remains cool and pleasant during the summer season.
Rainy Season: - July to Oct
It is the rainy season here and the route remains through up to Tabo, Kaza, Keylong, and Manali and also to Leh. This is considered as the best time to visit the Kinnour.
Mostly tourist visit to Sangla valley, Kalpa, Nako etc. In the month of April to October. Sometimes in winter people visit up to Sangla valley.
Bus Stand -Shimla, Sangla, Kalpa, Nako.
Railway Station Shimla.
Airport – Juberhatti.