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"Kinnaur - Kalpa, Nako & Shego" Travel to Kinnaur and marvel the snow cladded peaks of the himalayan range. In Sarahan you will find the Mount Srikhand peak, in Kalpa the Kinnaur Kailash peak of the Lord and Sangla will preesnt you with the option of trekking to various places and to the origin of BASPA River.   "Paradise on Earth" We stayed two nights in Monk Kalpa; one night in the newly built hotel and the other in the tent. The location, room amenities, hospitality & food everything was awesome. Special mention to Mr.Gopal Negi, Mr. Prakash and Mr. Sushil Negi who had taken every possible care to make our vacation memorable. Food freshly cooked by Mr. Prakash was homely and healthy. Cleanliness, service & personal touch in every dealing will remain forever in our memory. We always felt as if we were personal guests of Mr. Negi & Mr Praksah. Planning to explore entire tribal circuit of Himachal with Kinnaur Geo Tourism. Recommend all friends to have this experience once.
Kinnaur & Spiti


Kinnaur
KInnaur has its District Head qrts. At Reckong Peo, 234 kms from Shimla. Kinnaur district came in existence in the year 1960. Earlier it was a part of District Mahasu. The hill district, basically a mountainous region with a temperate climate, is the south eastern district of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude ranging between 2320 - 6816 m. It is situated in the north eastern part of Himachal Pradesh and runs along the river Satluj on the National Highway No - 22 which is also known as the Hindustan Tibet Road. It is also surrounded by the three majestic mountain ranges of Zanskar, Greater Himalayas and Dhauladhar and has got a tremendous appeal to the tourists from all over India. The people of Kinnaur earn their livelihood mainly from farming and handicrafts, apple being the main fruit.

Tourists coming to Kinnaur have a lot to see and do. There are beautiful natural surroundings to relax and refresh. Nearly every village of the district has a gompa or a temple. Moreover, since Kinnaur is located on the Indo - Tibet border, their culture and lifestyle is a considerable mix of both. Kinnaur is also trekker’s paradise.

Foreign nationals require permit to travel in Kinnaur between Akpa and Sumdo, which can be obtained from DC Office (District Collectorate) at Shimla or Rekong Peo. Therefore, foreign nationals who wish to visit Spiti from Kinnaur or visit kinnaur from Spiti must obtain permit.



Approach
The best approach to Kinnaur is via Shimla but one can also come via Manali or from Leh via Keylong. Some parts of Kinnaur are not accessible in the winter season due to heavy snowfall. Best time to visit Kinnaur is March to November.


Spiti Valley
Spiti is the sub division of Lahaul & Spiti district with its head qrs. at Kaza, 412 kms from Shimla. Spiti also means "Middle Country". Spectacular Spiti is originating from the 16,000 feet high Kunzum range bordering Lahaul Valley It lies between Tibet, Ladakh, Kinnaur, Lahaul & Kulu. From Shimla via Kinnaur there is a motorable road which remains open upto Kaza for 8 to 9 months.  It can also be approached from Manali and Keylong.

The scenic beauty of the spiti is beyond ones imagination which reminds one of Ladakh because it has almost the same terrain, vegetation & climate.  The Spiti River flows along the Spiti valley and merges with Sutluj River near the village of Khab in Kinnaur district.

People in Spiti are highly spiritual and this contributes to the numerous Buddhist Monasteries in the valley. Some pf the most famous Monasteries in the valley are Key Monastery, Thang Yug Monastery, Khungri Monastery, Dhankar Monastery and Tabo monastery. The valley is enriched variety of animal species like the popular Himalayan fox, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Brown bear, snow leopards, Musk deer, and Himalayan Blue Sheep, Snow Cock which is a treat for the wildlife lovers.
The Valley is also trekker’s paradise.  There are so many trekking routes soft and difficult both.



Approach
There are three routes to enter Spiti. One from Manali via Rohtang Pass, one from Shimla via Kinnaur and from Leh via Keylong. Best time to visit Spiti Valley is May to October.

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