Located at an altitude of 9711 feet in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Kalpa is placed in the Kinner-Kailash range. It sits above the Reckong Peo, which is a hub of Buddhist culture and home to various monasteries. Kalpa is a home to many Hindu shrines from where one can view the breathtaking snowy peaks. Tourists may also enjoy the beautiful view of the Sutlej River in Kalpa that flows down the Great Himalayas and passes through the rocky surface of Kinnaur. Earlier, the region was under the reign of the Magadha Dynasty that was followed by the Mauryan Empire during 6th century.
In fact, Kinnaur was also ruled by the Guge Kingdom of Tibet during the 9th and 12th centuries. Later, King Akbar ruled the region and brought it under the Mughal Empire. Once you visit Kalpa, you'll find a picturesque view of green orchards, gorgeous valleys, forests of cedar, high altitude deserts and striking gorges. A long drive through the rugged mountains rising up from the riverbanks and the Sutlej slicing deep gap through the Great Himalayas give a wonderful experience to cherish forever.