One of the twelve administrative districts of the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, Kinnaur is one of the often preferred tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, separated into three administrative areas, namely Pooh, Kalpa, and Nichar.
Reckong Peo is the administrative headquarters of the district. Located about 235 kilometers from the state capital, Shimla, the district is placed in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh, bordering Tibet to the east.
It has three vast mountain ranges, expressly, Zanskar and Himalayas that include valleys of Sutlej, Spiti, and Baspa, covered with thick orchards, wood, fields, and hamlets.
One of the smallest districts in India by population, it is famous for the Kinnaur Kailash, a mountain sacred to Hindus, which is close to the Tibetan border. Juniper, pine, fir, cypress, and rhododendron alpine species can be found in Middle Kinnaur.
Chestnut, oak, maple, birch, alder, magnolia, apple, and apricot, the temperate-climate trees are found at lower altitudes. Reckong Peo, Kalpa, Sarahan, Nako, Ribba, and Moorang are some of the most prominent tourist destinations in the District.