Kalpa is an ideal place to visit during the summers, from April to June. However, if you want to feast on the famous Apples of Kinnaur and witness the visually scenic blooming apple orchards during the harvesting season, then the best time to visit Kalpa is from September to October.
Summer Season (April-June):
Kalpa is best visited during the summers. With the temperatures ranging between 8°C and 24°C, the weather in Kalpa remains pleasant during this time. The sky remains clear during these months and thus, it is the perfect time to behold the sight of the Kinnaur-Kailash range.
Monsoon Season (July-September):
The Kinnaur district experiences moderate to heavy rainfall from July to September. With unpredictable and torrential rains, the road leading to Kalpa becomes very prone to landslides. However, during the monsoons, this region becomes a photographer’s delight with its pristine atmosphere and lush green landscape. It is adviced to check the weather forecast before planning a trip to Kalpa in monsoon.
Winter Season (October-February):
During the initial winter month of October, the entire village takes on different shades of red.
This is the apple harvesting season. With its cool weather (temperature ranges between 12°C and 28°C) and cheaper hotel and restaurant prices (off-season), the autumn season is an ideal time to visit Kalpa for budget travellers. With the temperatures ranging between 2°C and 20°C and sometimes dropping to as low as -15°C, Kalpa experiences harsh and extreme winters between December and February. This region experiences heavy snowfall during the winters and hence, becomes a haven for snow lovers.