Kinnaur Valley Tour

Destination: Sangla-Chitkul- Kalpa

Number of Days: 5N/6D

Altitude: 2276 meters to 3700 meters

Best Season: May to October

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Chandigarh to Shimla/Narkanda

Day 2: Shimla/Narkanda to Sangla

Day 3: Sangla to Kalpa

Day 4: Kalpa to Shimla

Day 5: Shimla Sightseeing

Day 6: Shimla to Chandigarh/Delhi

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Description

Overview:

Kinnaur valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in Himachal Pradesh that has gained popularity in recent few years. The Facebook posts and Instagram feeds has influenced number of travelers and tourists to visit this incredible place. Situated in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur is about 235 km from the state capital, Shimla. Often referred as ‘The Land of Gods’, Kinnaur is well-known for its traditional custom and rituals which are still alive in this modern world. Snow-clad mountains, green valleys, icy cold rivers, beautiful hamlets and kind people make it a perfect valley to explore for the travelers.

Kinnauri people are known as Kinners, the halfway between men and Gods according to ancient mythology. Kinnaur is known widely for apples, chilgoza (Pine nuts) and other dry fruits.  The Kinnaur Kailasha (also known as Kinner Kailash) yatra is a popular trekking route in Kinnaur. A large number of trekkers and adventurers trek up to the monolithic pillar (Shivling) located at an altitude of around 4500 meters every year during the month of July-August.

Places of Interest

Sangla valley:

Sangla Valley also known as Baspa Valley is situated on the right bank of Baspa River. Sangla is the biggest village of the valley surrounded by high mountain ranges. Slate-roof temples and low wooden houses depict traditional Kinnauri architecture throughout the valley. Sangla is situated at a height of 2712 meters and is about 223 km from Shimla. The Sangla Valley is renowned for royal apple orchards, apricot, cherry, walnut and Cedar and Fir trees. The glacial streams are a good source of the famous trout fish. Bering Nag temple, Kamru Fort and Sangla Buddhist temple are few other attractions nearby.

Chitkul:

One of the most popular places in Kinnaur district, Chitkul is the last inhabited village on the old Hindustan-Tibet trade route. Situated at an altitude of 3450 meters, it is the first village of the Baspa Valley. The blue-colored Baspa River originates at Nila range near Chitkul. It is about 23 km from Sangla and remains covered in snow during winters.  Social media has made Chitkul famous among tourists and that is why lots of homestays, hostels and hotels are coming up at Chitkul.  According to a study by Centre of Atmospheric Sciences at IIT Delhi, Chitkul has the cleanest air in India.

Kalpa:

Kalpa is a small town in the Sutlej river valley at an elevation of 2,960 meters and at a distance of 265 km from Shimla. Kalpa is about 8 km from Reckong Peo, the headquarters of district Kinnaur. Chandika Devi temple and Shree Bharma Vishnu Narayan ji temple are few ancient places one can visit in Kalpa. Besides that, one can also go to the Roghi suicide Point for some adventure. Kalpa offers grand views of the Kinnaur Kailash mountain range which looks spectacular in the morning.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Chandigarh to Shimla/Narkanda

Our representative will pick you up from Chandigarh and your alluring journey to the Himalayas will begin. On the way to Shimla, you’ll cross places like Kasauli, Solan and Shogi. You can explore few places before proceeding to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Shimla/Narkanda to Sangla

The journey will start around 9 AM from Shimla. It’s a long 223 km journey to Sangla but you can’t keep your eyes closed for a moment as breathing views will keep you excited and engaged. You’ll see some exquisite places such as Kufri, Narkanda, Rampur and Karchham on the way to Sangla. Tranda Dhank is one of the deadliest roads where half-tunneling is done through huge rocks. You would definitely stop here to click some adventurous pictures. You’ll reach Sangla by evening and can explore few places nearby after checking into your hotel.

Day 3: Sangla to Kalpa

You can get up early and visit the Kamru Fort and other temples in the morning. The next stop of your journey will be Chitkul which lies ahead of Sangla along the Baspa River. You can take a stroll in the village or can drive up to The ITBP Check point. Enjoy some time at Chitkul and enjoy a snack at “Hindustan ka Akhri Dhaba” before heading back to Sangla and then to Kalpa. It will take you around 2.5 hours to reach Kalpa from Chitkul so you’ll have plenty of time to wander after checking into the hotel.

Day 4: Kalpa to Shimla

You can visit Roghi suicide point and the local temples before heading back to Shimla. You can take a small break at Kufri while heading to Shimla. Stay at hotel for the night.

Day 5: Shimla Sightseeing

This is the final day of your trip so you can be lazy to get up. Visit places such as Jakhu temple and Viceregal Lodge in the afternoon. After visiting these places, you can relax at the Mall road and Ridge. You can do some shopping for your loved ones and enjoy quality time strolling at the Mall road. You can enjoy your dinner at a restaurant as well before returning to the hotel.

Day 6: Shimla to Chandigarh/Delhi

Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation of a tour/package, we expect you to inform us at the earliest by contacting us through phone or email.

The cancellation charges are as given below:

30 days or more prior to check-in date:    90% of the total package fee refundable

Between 15 to 30 days of check-in date:  50% advance amount will be refunded

Less than 15 days of check-in date:             No amount will be refunded

If you don’t show up at the hotel/campsite:    No refund

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