Himachal : Sangla Nako Kalpa Tour

7 Days

Overview

Escape the ordinary and delve into the enchanting Kinnaur Valley with the Himachal Pradesh: Sangla Nako Kalpa Tour. This off-the-beaten-path adventure unveils the Himalayas’ hidden gems. Imagine tranquil villages nestled amidst snow-capped peaks, vibrant apple orchards, and the gentle murmur of the Baspa River. Your journey begins in Sangla, a picturesque village known for its ancient Kamakhya Devi Temple and the nearby Kamru Fort. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and explore the surrounding meadows bursting with wildflowers.

Next, we head to Kalpa, a village often referred to as “Little Switzerland” for its resemblance to the European country. Here, witness the majestic Kinnaur Kailash peak dominate the horizon and immerse yourself in the rich Buddhist culture, evident in monasteries like the Narayan Nagini Temple Complex. As we wind our way through the valley, a stop at Nako, a charming village with a serene lake, is a must. Here, experience the simple life of the Kinnauri people and soak in the tranquility of the Himalayas. This Sangla Nako Kalpa Tour promises breathtaking landscapes, unique cultural encounters, and a chance to reconnect with nature’s serenity.

Key Destinations

  • Sangla: Nestled amidst apple orchards and overlooking the Baspa River, Sangla is a paradise for nature lovers. Explore the ancient Kamakhya Devi Temple, a sacred site steeped in history. Hike to the nearby Kamru Fort for panoramic views of the valley, or simply relax by the river and soak in the tranquility.
  • Nako: Experience the serenity of a true Himalayan village. Visit the Nako Lake, a haven for birdlife, and admire the traditional mud brick houses that line the narrow streets. Explore the serene Nako Monastery, a treasure trove of Buddhist art and culture.
  • Kalpa: Often referred to as "Little Switzerland," Kalpa offers breathtaking views of the majestic Kinnaur Kailash peak, a sacred mountain revered by Hindus and Buddhists alike. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture by visiting the Narayan Nagini Temple Complex, a collection of ancient temples showcasing exquisite architecture.

Detailed Itinerary

Early morning we will pick from Delhi & the Kinnaur tour package from Delhi begins. Today you will be taken to Shimla. Overnight stay and dinner at hotel in Shimla.

Early morning after breakfast, checkout from Hotel and drive towards Sangla Valley in Kinnaur. Enjoy the mountainous terrain on the way and finally reach Sangla Valley in the evening. Sangla is a town in Baspa valley, located near the China border. The Baspa river flows through this valley. It is famous for trekking, nature walks and adventure activities. The beauty of this place will certainly make you fall in love with Sangla valley. Overnight dinner and hotel in Sangla.

Wake up early morning and enjoy the morning view while you have breakfast. Start the half day excursion to Chitkul and Sangla valley. You can visit the the nearby monastery and also take nature walks. Overnight stay in Sangla.

About Chitkul:
Chitkul, is the last inhabited village near the Indo – China border. Distance from Delhi to Chitkul is 591 kms via Shimla. The beauty of Chitkul is simply mesmerizing, therefore it is a popular travel destination. The best time to visit Chitkul is from March to October. Reaching Chitkul becomes difficult during the winters due to heavy snowfall in the area.

After breakfast in Sangla, you will be taken towards Nako. Reach Nako in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Nako.

About Nako:
Nako is a small village situated at an height of Rs 11,800 ft. There is a beautiful lake located near the village which is named after it. The distance from Delhi to Nako lake is 660 kms approx. It takes around 5 -6 hours from Sangla to Nako.

Wake up early in the beautiful town of Nako so you can have breakfast and take time to explore the beauty of the place. In the afternoon leave towards Kalpa. Overnight stay and Dinner at hotel in Kalpa.

About Kalpa:
Kalpa is a small village famous for apple orchards in Kinnaur. Kalpa village is situated just above Recongpeo. You’ll see the majestic Kinner Kailash peak (also known as Kinnaur Kailash) from Kalpa, which is certainly a beautiful sight. You can take a walk to the nearby suicide point which is approx 3 kms from Kalpa. Suicide point Kalpa has a dangerous trench which is famous among photography and selfie lovers.

Early morning, explore the town of Kalpa and experience the amazing view of the Kinner Kailash mountain range. Then leave towards Shimla and checkin to hotel.

Have a fulfilling breakfast in Shimla and checkout from Hotel for your journey towards Delhi. You will reach Delhi in the evening. Thank you for choosing our special Kinnaur tour package from Delhi!

Morning checkout from simla. And Leave towards Delhi.
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FAQs

What is the best time to visit Sangla, Nako, and Kalpa?

The best time to visit is generally considered to be from April to June, when the weather is pleasant and sunny. Shoulder seasons (September-October) offer beautiful fall foliage, but be mindful of potential monsoon rain in July and August. Winters (December-February) are stunning with snow-capped peaks, but some roads may be closed.

What should I pack for the Sangla Nako Kalpa Tour?

Pack comfortable walking shoes, warm clothes (even in summer for evenings), sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a raincoat (depending on the season). Bring comfortable clothing for evenings and be prepared for potential power outages, so pack a headlamp or flashlight.

Is there ATM access in Sangla, Nako, and Kalpa?

While some larger towns may have ATMs, cash is still king in the Kinnaur Valley. It’s best to withdraw enough cash in Shimla or Recong Peo to cover your expenses.

What is the local food like in the Kinnaur Valley?

The cuisine features fresh, local ingredients like potatoes, buckwheat, and seasonal vegetables. Expect simple yet flavorful dishes like Siddu (steamed bread) and Thukpa (noodle soup).

Do I need a special permit to visit the Kinnaur Valley?

Yes, all tourists require an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter the Kinnaur Valley. Permits are easily obtainable online or from designated government offices in Shimla or Recong Peo.

What are some things to be respectful of while visiting the Sangla Nako Kalpa region?

Dress modestly when visiting religious sites. Be mindful of the local culture and ask permission before taking photos of people. Practice responsible tourism by leaving no trace and minimizing plastic waste.

What is the mobile network connectivity like in the Kinnaur Valley?

Connectivity can be patchy, especially in remote villages. Check with your service provider beforehand and consider downloading maps or information you might need offline.

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Himachal : Sangla Nako Kalpa Tour