Kinnaur with a density of population of about 12 per sqkm is one of the least populated areas in Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur has its head quarters in Reckong Peo. Kinnaur is known for its trekking trails especially the Kinner Kailash trekking trail. The old India - Tibet road passes through the Kinnaur valley along the bank of river Sutlej and enters Tibet at Shipki La Pass.
Kinnaur is dotted with small pictureque villages and almost all the villages has a beautiful temple or a gompa set against the backdrop of snow clad moutains. The rugged terrain, valleys and rivers along with numerous trekking trails in Kinnaur makes Kinnaur one of the best off beat holiday destinations in Himachal Pradesh.
Located in the Baspa valley in Kinnaur, Chitkul is the last inhabited village near the Indo-China border. Chitkul is practically the last point of the famous Kinner Kailash Parikrama
Kinner Kailash trek starts from Tangling village. Ashiqui Park enroute the trek comes after Kailash Dhaar which is a 6-7 kms of steep incline climb. Ashiqui Park is a high altitude meadow which is an ideal camping site. The distance between Ashiqui Park and Kinner Kailash is around 8-10 Kms. The distance between Ashiqui Park and Kinner Kailash is around 8-10 Kms. Two landmarks on the way up from Ashiqui Park are Bhim Dwar and Parvati Kund. From Ashiqui Park onwards upto Kinner Kailash its almost a vertical climb.
Kalpa is a small village against the backdrop of Kinnaur Kailash and surrounded by snowy peaks for almost the whole year. In kalpa there is wooden hindu temple complex and a Buddhist gompa. Trek to Chakka from Kalpa is a popular trekking trail.