Kalpa, a small town in the Sutlej river valley, lies in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 9711 feet. Resting above the Reckong Peo, it is the centre of the Buddhist culture and has a number of monasteries situated here. There also exist many Hindu shrines, from where the scenic beauty of the Kinner-Kailash Mountain and a 70-m Shiva Lingam is simply marvellous.
Spending your holidays here in Kalpa is a decision you will definitely be proud to make, especially for adventure seekers. You get to choose from a wide variety of options ranging from trekking, biking and mountain cycling, jeep safaris, camping to river rafting and even start gazing.
To make your trip to Kalpa, a memorable one, we have listed for you the places that are a must visit and should not be missed.
Located on the banks of Bapsa river, 8900 feet above the sea level, the Sangla Valley has offers you a beautiful landscape of snowy mountains and lots and lots of greenery. The various options for sightseeing in this area include the renowned Naga Temple as well as Kamru Fort, Rackchham, Sapni and Kilba.
The Kinnaur Kailash or Kinner Kailash ( as many call it), is sacred to both the Buddhists and the Hindus. It is a 6500 m high mountain peak and is worth a visit. The Kinnaur Kailash mountain range has two very important peaks- Kinner Kailash and Jorkanden.
At a distance of about 8 km from Kalpa, lies this small but very beautiful village, Roghi. It is known for its vast apple orchards and a typically rooted village life. There is also a temple and the entire area is surrounded by gardens of infinite apples. So, all the apple lovers, this place is no less than a paradise for you.
As the name suggests, Suicide Point is known for its risky trench and a visibly steep slope. It is hardly at a 10 minutes distance from Kalpa and you get to see vast apple orchards on the way.
Chaka is for those who love trekking, as you can reach here by trekking upwards along the water channel from Kalpa.The height of this peak is around 15000 ft above sea level. The treks are usually early morning ones as it takes 2-3 hours to go uphill and approx. 1.5 hours for the downhill journey.
What are you waiting for? Take a break and lose yourself in the beautiful and peaceful landscape of Kalpa.