Kinnaur Village Expedition
The mythical land of Kinnaur represents an intoxicating landscape shrouded in a blanket of mystery since centuries. The ancient customs & traditions, having withstood the sands of time, now wait with open arms, to enamor and fascinate the outside world.
Vacation TypeLeisure & Relaxation
Best Time to VisitApril to October
And what better way to explore the region than a visit to its hidden villages and a conversation with its charming inhabitants !!
The 'Kinnaur Village Expedition' takes you inside the hidden world of the Upper Kinnaur region, and lets you experience the daily life in one of the remotest parts of the Indian Himalayas - up, close and personal !!
Interact with the locals, savor their cuisine, attend their festivals/ceremonies, and be a part of their ancient customs & traditions in this trip of a lifetime !!
* Note : This tour can be customized from 1 to 5 days, as per your available days.
- Duration - 1-5 days
- Altitude - 3000m (apprx)
- Vacation Type - Leisure & Relaxation
- Best time to visit - April to October
Day 1 : Kalpa / Roghi / Kothi
Today you go on a tour of the three beautiful nearby villages of Kalpa, Roghi and Kothi.
You'll get an opportunity to admire the exquisite artwork - wood carvings / metal work, done by the locals. Taste the local tribal cuisine and study the beautiful Kinnauri architecture sprinkled in the form of homes & monasteries.
Overnight stay at the 'Little Heaven Retreat', a charming wooden house in Kalpa, and be awestruck with the stunning view of the mighty Kinner Kailash Range !!
Day 2 : Lippa / Spillo / Kanam
Post breakfast, you begin your village hopping with a short drive to Lippa. It's a charming little hamlet, where the inhabitants live in their own little world, far away from the modern mayhem. Stroll around the village and interact with the smiling locals.
Your next stop is the village of Spillo, another marvel to experience. Have local lunch and feel the crisp mountain air caressing your body, mind and soul.
You then drive through Labrang village to your final stop for the day Kanam.
Overnight stay at the cozy Kanam Homestay.
Day 3 : Kanam / Ropa / Kalpa
Post breakfast, we go on a walking tour across the historical village of Kanam. Besides the beautiful Kanam monastery, Kanam is also known to be a weaving centre of authentic Kinnauri shawls and mufflers. In fact, according to the locals, design of the local Kinnauri shawls called 'Yungrung' was first designed and weaved by one of the weavers of Kanam Village.
We then embark on a beautiful drive through the villages of Sunnam, Rushkalang and Giabong to Ropa. Apart from providing gorgeous scenic vistas, Ropa is also famous for being a centre of wood and metal artwork.
By evening, we return from where our journey started. Upon reaching Kalpa, we head straight to 'Little Heaven Retreat', a lovely wooden house providing one of the best views of the mighty Kinner Kailash Range. Overnight stay at the Little Heaven Retreat.
Accommodation in Homestay
Terms & Conditions:Cancellation Policy:
- Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek - 50% refund
- Cancellations between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek - 25% refund
- Cancellations less than 20 days to the start of the trek - No refund
If a trek is canceled at the last moment due to unforeseen circumstances / govt. restrictions / weather conditions (like landslides, rain, earthquake, strikes, bandhs, etc), 'The Offbeat Soul' will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
Cancellations requests are entertained only on mail.
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
Though maximum efforts are made to ensure the safety of the trekkers, 'The Offbeat Soul' will not be responsible for any injuries, both physical or mental, caused directly or indirectly in the trekking activities.
All participants are requested to download the 'Risk Form' and get it along with them on their respective treks.
It is understood that while registering yourself for any trek, you are well aware of the all the risks involved in high altitude trekking. You have taken efforts to understand what AMS (Acute Mountain sickness' is, and you are in a good state to manage your altitude related emergencies.
When you register for the trek, it is presumed that you are in a perfect physical and mental condition to undertake the rigours of a high altitude trek with low oxygen levels. We assume that you are able to jog a distance of 5 kms in 30 minutes.
The Offbeat Soul has the right to ask a trekker to discontinue the trek at any point if he/she does not meet our expected fitness requirement. In this case, the trekker will be accompanied by our staff back till the base camp.
Last minute changes / Delays
It may happen under some extreme circumstances, that there may be some last minute changes in the planned itinerary. The trek may start a day later or end a day earlier due to volatile climatic conditions, political restrictions, or any other reason. In such cases, The Offbeat Soul is not liable to refund the trek, either fully or partly. The participant cannot ask for compensation for any injury, loss or damage due to such changes.
- Drinking and Smoking are strictly prohibited during the trek. You will be disqualified from the trek with immediate effect if found flouting the rules.
- The Offbeat Soul is not responsible for any loss or damage of your belongings or equipment on the trek.
- Any damage to the equipments by the participant, other than the normal wear and tear, will be billed to you. Our decision on such matters will be final and binding.