Placed in the staggering Himalayan ranges and 235 km away from Shimla, Kinnaur Valley is a place for adventure and wanderlust. The place is famous for orchards, apples, meadows, and enchanting thick forests. The place offers a great view of the snow-white Himalayas and is also famous for a flabbergasting view of Mount Kinnaur Kailash. Famous for its delicious apples Kinnaur is a paradise in the lap of the Himalayas.
Best Places to visit in Kinnaur Valley
Must-visit places in Kinnaur include the Kinner Kailash Mountain also known as the Parbat of lord Shiva, Baspa river which is an epicenter of various glaciers, Sarahan which is a village in the outskirts of the valley known for its quiet environment and serenity. Other destinations are Chitkul, Sangla, Kalpa, Reckong Peo, Roghi, Ribba, Nako and much more.
Famous Treks in Kinnaur Valley
- Pin Bhabha Pass
- Kinner Kailash
- Sangla to Dodra Kawar
- Sangla to Dhamwari
- Yula Kanda
- Rupin Pass
- Lamkhaga Pass
- Borasu Pass
Best Time to Visit Kinnaur Valley
During Summers the weather is pleasant and suitable for outdoor sightseeing. The best time to visit is during the months of April to June.
During the monsoon, the hills are covered with lush greenery and hence is a delight for trekkers and hikers. The best time to visit is during the months of July and August.
During winters there is a lot of snow evident in the place and hence attracts a large number of tourists. The best time to visit is during the months of November to February.
How to Reach Kinnaur Valley
The nearest railway station to Kinnaur is Shimla for which one has to take the Kalka Shimla Toy Train. Otherwise, Chandigarh is the nearest major railway station.
The nearest airport to reach Kinnaur is Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla which is situated 260 km away from Kalpa & Chitkul.
There is a daily bus service from Shimla and Rampur. A direct bus to Reckong Peo also runs from Delhi. You also have the option of hiring a taxi to Kinnaur. The road is very scenic and hence is the preferred mode.