A mountainous area, ranging in altitude from 2,320 to 6,816 meters, Kinnaur is one of the smallest districts in India by population. It is famous for the Kinner Kailash, a mountain sacred to Hindus, close to the Tibetan border. Climate Most of Kinnaur enjoys a temperate climate due to its high elevation, with long winters from October to May, and short summers from June to September. The lower parts of the Sutlej Valley and the Baspa Valley receive monsoon rains. The upper areas of the valleys fall mainly in the rain-shadow area. These areas are considered to be arid regions, similar to the climate of Tibet. Best Time to Visit Kinnaur is a beautiful district to visit. Great natural scenes, rivers, valleys, high mountains, lakes and green pastures creates a mesmerizing scenes for tourists. Best time to visit the district is from April to October.
Reckong Peo also known as Peo is considered to be the land of Gods and is a splendid beauty showcased by the Himalayas. It is a place which is believed to be the abode of Gods. Reckong Peo is the headquarter of the Kinnaur district and lies in the middle of the Himalayas. The town is serene and is famous for its apple orchards. It is inhabited by Kinnauri people and has a diverse culture even in today's modern era. Some of the other key attractions include the stately deodars, apple orchards and pine trees which enhance the beauty of the place even more. Reckong Peo is not a very famous place and was not even discovered till a few years back. However, it is worth a visit. You can easily view the two greatest wonders of the Himalayas, i.e. the Kailash mountain and the Shivaling rock from Reckong Peo. Reckong Peo is situated at an altitude of 2290 meters above the sea level. As per history, it was born on 1st May 1960 and was known as Kinnaura earlier. Between the 9th and 12th century, the district was ruled by the Guge Kingdom of Tibet. It was after the rule that the district was divided into seven parts which were collectively known as Sat Khund. The district was then conquered by Akbar after which it became a part of the Mughal Empire. After the Mughal Empire came to an end, the district came to be known as Chini Tehsil which was an important part in the progress of the region. Reckong Peo has numerous facilities including medicines, electronic accessories and general stores. There are numerous small hotels present in the main market ranging from INR 300 to INR 500. However, in these hotels, no parking facility is available. There are some resorts present on the way to Kalpa as well. Since tourists preferably stay at Kalpa (13km away from Reckong Peo), fewer resorts are present in Reckong Peo.
The beautiful Bhabha valley is situated in the east of river Sutlej, in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. It is located along the river Bhabha and is well known for its splendid picturesque, Reservoir Lake and alpine meadows. No wonder, its amazing beauty makes it an ideal place for the tourists and numerous trekkers. Kinnaur is about 250 Km from Shimla on National Highway-22. It is a pleasant uphill journey amidst the canopy of tall deodar trees, deep ravines and gorges. One can enter Kinnaur district at village Chshora. Bhabha Valley leads to the Pin Valley in Spiti in the east and in the west, it leads to Kullu through Parbati Valley. The trekking route to Bhabha Valley begins at Kafnoo, a small village which comes after crossing the Wangtu Bridge. Trekkers, after visiting the famous Bhimakali Temple in Sarhan are driven to Kafnoo, which is almost 5-6 hours drive. The road head finishes here at Kafnoo and from here onward begins the famous Bhabha Valley trek.
TROUT FISHING IN BASPA RIVER
For the enthusiasts it is a treat to angle for trouts in the crystal clear waters of the Baspa River in Sangla Valley. Day permits can be arranged from the local authorities. India’s first trout breeding farm was set up in Sangla way back in 1926. Besides April, October is the best time to angle for Brown and Rainbow Trouts
Valley Crossing at Sangla Valley
A very great activity like Valley crossing by a rope can be experienced at Apple Orchard Farm and Camping Sangla Valley. It seems to be risky and dangerous but it is not as we are tightly hold by TWO safety belts and experts of adventure conduct this activity under the guidelines to make our guest secure and safe and at the same time enjoy the activity.
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