the word Kinnaur is eloquent of stunning beauty and a remote mystique. This part of Himachal borders Tibet, and was opened to tourism as late as 1922. The varied errain of the region inlcudes Sutlej river that flows in from Tibet and cuts its way through seriously deep gorges meeting many tributaries on its way, the majestic Kinner Kailash Range, forested mountains, apple orchards, peaceful villages and towards the upper reaches - snowy barren mountains.

Kinnaur valley of Himalaya is lying at a distance of 235 km from the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla. This lusty greenery is the land nestling surrounded by Zanskar, Himalaya and Dhauladhar ranges. The slopes are deeply enveloped by thick wood, fields, orchards and small hamlets. The view of the peaks are providing an enchating view to all who are making a footfall at this place for years. Kinnauri people and their cuisines will keep that mark in the mind of all because of their uniqueness.  The harvesting of apple orchards attracts tourists at this place also. The district headquarter is at ReckongPeo. Sangla, Chittkul, Nako, Tabo can be reached from this point.

The most visited part of Kinnaur is popular called Sangla valley since Sutlej meets its tributary Baspa near village Sangla. The area is a heaven of forests, meadows, orchards, old villages and temples, carved wood architecture and spectacular mountains.

Varieties of the Tibeto-Indo-Burman-Bhoti language spoken in this region.



Travel Tips

One must taste the cuisines of Himalaya which bears uniqueness.

There are other small villages nearby to Kinnaur.

It is advisable to stay indoor after the sun goes down.

Do not make this place litter with plastic garbage.

Take light woollen clothes during summer time and heavy woollen clothes during winter time.

Avoid going during the rainy seasons.

Hear the Kinnauri live music, songs. If possible watch Kinnauri dance.

Best time to visit the place is June to December.

When to visit

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sprinkles Very Cold
  • 33° Max
  • Min
  • 3.0 mm
  • Heavy woollen
Things to do

Those who wants to stay at a place offering pleasant scenery and seclusion must come at this place and spend some days to abolish all kind of sorrows and tensions. Going for a nature walk or a walk on the nearby places could be enchanting. Shopping at the local market can offer you the heritage clothes of the people of this area also. Trekking to Kinnaur Kailash Mountain can be started from this place. Charang Ghati and Hangrang Valley are two of the popular paths to the trekking lovers.

Getting Around

The best way to rich at the far away tourist attractions are rental cars. There are public buses available also.

Places to Stay

Kinnaur Camp offers tents, meals and a variety of outdoor activities from taking you down nature trails to birdwatching and rock climbing.

Swiss Cottage tents are beautifully located in an orchard on the banks of the Baspa. Village treks, trout fishing, nature walks or outdoor games are the order of the day. By evening, sit around a bonfire under the stars.

How to Reach

  • Nearest airport is at Shimla which is 96km away. There are domestic flights connecting this city with other major metro cities of India on regular basis.
  • There are no railway station near to Kinnaur. However tourist can come via Shimla which is 96km away from this place.
  • A road connection from Manali via Rohtang Pass is available. Tourists can reach by hiring cars from Shimla or Rampur which is available on daily basis. NH 22 is connecting this place with other parts of India.

Surrounding Attractions

Nature and its beauty is the prime point of view from this place. There is a Durga temple where religious Hindus can make a visit. The peaks of the mountains can be seen from the balcony with an ease. Nako and Tabo villages along with Chitkul, Sangla, Baspa, Lippa, Leo, Kothi, Poo, Karchham, and Changa are the other attractions surrounding the region.

Emergency No.

Police: 100

Fire: 102

Ambulance: 103