5 things to do in Kinnaur

Published on
Dec 22 2021, 12:41 pm

5 things to do in Kinnaur
Kinnaur has a lot to explore and enjoy

Located about 235 kilometers from Shimla, Kinnaur is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. It offers a unique confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism.

You can also experience Tibetan culture here as the place shares its borders with Tibet.

From paragliding to rafting to angling, the Land of God offers tourists a lot.

Here are some things you can’t miss.

Kinnaur does not have rail or airport connectivity. The nearest airport is Shimla Airport from where you can take a taxi or regular bus to Kinnaur. You can also catch a train from Shimla Station, which is approximately 224 kilometers from Kinnaur.

Trek through the valleys

If you are an adventure enthusiast and love trekking then Kinnaur is the best place for you.

The place offers incredible options for trekking due to its magnificent valleys and irresistible landscapes.

There are around nine trekking routes in Kinnaur and you can select the altitude according to your ability, ranging from 2,500 meters to 5,500 meters.

Trout fishing in the Baspa river

Trout fishing in the Baspa river

The Baspa River is the perfect place in Kinnaur to enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Sangla Valley, streams and snow-capped mountains.

If you are fond of fishing, you must visit the crystal clear waters of the Baspa River to fish for trout.

April and October are the best months to fish for rainbow trout and brown trout.

Crossing the valley at Sangla

Crossing the valley at Sangla

Crossing the valley is an exciting activity to try when visiting Kinnaur. It will surely get your adrenaline pumping.

The activity is offered at Sangla Valley and Apple Orchard Farm. Imagine the rush as you are suspended from a rope with rivers and steep valleys below you.

It might sound dangerous, but it’s a great activity for those who dare.

Visit temples and monasteries

Visit temples and monasteries

Kinnaur has a rich cultural heritage and a strong presence of Hindu and Buddhist culture.

Once here, take a tour through some of the beautiful temples and monasteries like Maheshwar Temple, Durga Temple, Mathi Temple, Rarang Monastery, and Brelengi Gompa.

These monasteries and temples attract pilgrims all year round and will surely calm your mind, body and soul.

Try delicious Tibetan cuisine

Try delicious Tibetan cuisine

Besides sightseeing and various adventure activities, Kinnaur also offers mouthwatering Tibetan cuisine.

Some of the popular Tibetan dishes that you can try are Thukpa, Yaksha, Tsampa, and Yak meat. Momos are also a delicacy here and are prepared on special occasions.

Besides Tibetan food, a special type of salty tea called Cha and another called Satu is a local favorite.