Tour : Kinnaur
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Places of Interest : Bhaba Valley, Satluj River, Gompa's
Best Time to Visit : May to October
Kinnaur is situated on the Indo Tibetan border. It is bordered by Tibet to the East and Garhwal, Himalyas to the South. This stunning place is at a distance of 200km from Shimla. It houses the river Satluj that flows through the high mountains. The river rises on the southern slopes of Kailash Mountain, near Mansarovar in Tibet and passes through the Kinnaur valley. Most of the villages in Kinnaur have a gompa (temple).
Sarahan: Sarhan is famous as the gateway to Kinnaur and is at a distance of 40 km from Rampur. The route to this place passes via Jeori on National Highway No. 22. This scintillating beauty is placed at a height of 1920 meters. One of the very famous attractions of this place is the centuries-old Bhima Kali temple. It was previously, the old capital of Rampur. Nearby lies Bushehar, a small exotic village sandwiched between apple orchards.
Bhaba Valley: It is a fascinating valley along the Bhaba river. The link road to this place originates from Wangtu. With beautiful landscapes and scenic beauty, the alpine meadows and the reservoir lake form the best places for avid trekkers.
Rampur: Rampur is located on the banks of the river Satluj and commences its flow from the Mansarovar in Tibet. Towards the west, gorgeous wide terraces of this river extend upto Tattapani. Here, the most coveted hot springs are present. The place hosts the annual Lavi fair, which is an important event for the locals and thousands throng to this place during the festival. The festival becomes lively with cultural activities, sports and colourful markets graciously displaying shawls and handicrafts and dry fruits.
Karcham: The exquisite town is placed at a height of 1899 meters and lies at the confluence of the Satluj and Baspa rivers. The beautiful and serene Sangla valley is 18 kilometres from the Karcham.
Moorang: Moorang is 26 km from Powari. This village is famous for its apricot orchards. Placed at a fearful altitude of 2276 meters. A small surrounded by high mountains on three sides, it houses an ancient fascinating fort.
Recong Peo: Also known as simply Peo, this wonderful place is 260 km from Shimla and 7 km from Powari. Recong Peo provides a scenic view of the Kinner Kailash.
Kalpa: 14 kms from Powari, this place is connected by link road. It is 84 kms from Rampur, at an altitude of 2759 meters. It offers a spectacular view of Kinner Kailash ranges.
Sangla: Sangla Valley is well placed at an altitude of 2860 meters. The Tehsil village is the largest in Sangla and is 18 km from Karchham. The Kamru village resides at a distance of 2 kms from Sangla and is 2800 meters high giving a marvellous view of the fertile Sangla valley.
Chitkul: Chitkul, the last and most inhabited village in Sangla Valley, is 26 kms from here and is 3450 meters above the sea level. It lies on the banks of the river Baspa. The alpine meadows and snow-capped mountains here add to the extravagant beauty of this place.
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