Know About Amazing cool splendid and adventurous Summer Holiday at Kinnaur – Himachal Pradesh – North India Hill Station

One of the most picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful, Himalayan hill area Kinnaur always attract tourist crowd. when we say Kinnaur travel and tourism it does not limits to a village/ city or town but is expanded to entire Kinnaur valley, located in world’s two great mountain ranges the Zanskar and the Great Himalaya.

Kinnaur is renowned for the Kinnauri folk songs and shawls.  Kinnaur region is home of Sangla Valley filled with orchards. Snow-clad peaks, cold desert mountains, views of Kinner Kailash mountain , alpine meadows and Buddhist Monastery of Tashigang Gompa has made Kinnaur valley land of fairy tales

There are more than 75 villages in the Kinnaur valley with the altitude difference of over 1000 meters, a few prominent are listed at must visit places. Do include additional role for your camera as area is highly picturesque and you will be tempted to click more and more pictures on Kinnaur travel.


Vital Tourist Information : Kinnaur

Location :
Kinnaur valley is located in north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and shares its eastern boundary with Tibet.


Mountain Range : Zanskar and the Great Himalaya


Altitude : Kalpa 2670 Meter & Nako 3662 Meter


Near By City : Shimala & Ramnagar


State : Himachal Pradesh [India]


Region : North India


Famous as / For :
Most picturesque sun rise [crimson and golden light]
Snow Fall


Weather & Climate :
At most part of Kinnaur valley there are just two seasons, October to May extended winter season with snowfall and summer June to September.


Temperature :
Summer : Max. 26°C Min. 8°C
Winter : Max. 16°C Min. (-) 6°C


Tourist Season : May to October


Spoken Languages :
Kinnauri - Hindi - English - Tibetan


Souvenir / Shopping :
Kinnaur is shoppers paradise as the region is renowned world over for Handloom and Handicraft items like shawls, caps, mufflers, article of wood carving, metal work and silver & gold ornaments. Apples and dry fruits are also signatory for Kinnaur. Tourist can have delightful shopping at Kalpa, Reckong Peo, Karchham, Tapri etc


Trekking/Excursions :
Kinnaur have many passes connecting two valleys [Kinnaur & Hangrang Valley], hence there is more than ample space for the trekking. Many of the passes here are mysterious, challenging and revealing to the world.


Fair & Festivals :
Local fairs and festivals of Kinnaur valley are :
Ladarcha fair (July-August) ,
Tribal Fair (August),
Phulaich Festival (August-October)
Tribal Festival (October-November)
Sazo [in January]


Travel Tips :
Jeep Safaris as well as trekking and climbing routes are open during July to October for Kinnaur tourism from Shimla.
Foreigners visiting Kinnaur [for going beyond Jangi in Kinnaur to Kaza in Spiti] needs to opt permit from the tourism department.


Must Visit Places :
Chango - Chitkul - Kalpa - Kothi - Lippa - Morang - Nako - Nichar- Puh - Rrakchham - Recong Peo - Ribba - Sangla Valley


How To Reach Kinnaur Himachal Pradesh [India]


Basic Travel Info :
Kinnaur is best accessible from Shimla. The best way is to fix the schedule and have jeep or taxi for a fixed amount for entire Kinnaur tour.


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Train Journey to Kinnaur valley ends at Kalka and road journey starts from Shimala. On the main rail routes train journey to Shimala terminate at Kalka from where the 100 odd km distance is covered by Mountain train journey of about 6 hours which is a most enjoyable traveling experience.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
National Highways -22 connecting Reckong Peo, the District Headquarters of Kinnaur and Shimala is the source of road journey Kinnaur Valley. The best way is to hire a tourist vehicle / Jeep / Taxi for entire tour of Kinnaur.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Shimala is the nearest and most suitable airport for the Air travel to Kinnaur Valley.