Kalpa is perceived to be a land of fairy tales and fantasies which has spectacular lush green valley, vineyards, snow clad mountain of mighty Kinner Kailash (6050m) and Jorkanden (6473m), grab your eyeballs and don’t let go. Reached by a winding 7 km road up through pine woods and apple orchards from Rekong Peo, Kalpa is the base of few most beautiful treks of India. It also is the home of Shyam Saran Negi, the first voter of Independent India who celebrated his 100th birthday in July 2017.
Kalpa Homestay is a little gem of the village. Located in the middle of an apple orchard, away from the village and road, it was built by Sh. Kamleshwar Singh in 1973 in a traditional Himachali architecture. It’s a peaceful place conducive to meditate, to relax and to balance your energies. Completely made of wood, it can be a dream home for any nature lover. The main house has 2 double bedrooms attached with a shared bathroom and a single room with a private one. There is mezzanine lounge to socialize with fellow travellers with hot masala tea. You can also bask in the garden while admiring the beauty of Kinner Kailash.
Himmat Singh Negi may not be highly educated but surprisingly speak fulent English and has proficiency in French. That’s why Kalpa Homestay is very popular among foreigners. He also is a good cook, an experienced trekker and guide.
Himmat serve freshly cooked Kinnauri cuisine and North Indian food. Most of the vegetables come from own organic farm. Since he hosts many foreigners, he learnt to cook excellent continental food like French Pan Cake. Breakfast is served as per guest choice like Paratha with curd or tea, Sandwich, Butter Toast, Bread Omelette or Puri Bhaji. Dinner is mostly traditional Indian food. Try cheese Momos with coffee in the evening.
Trek to Tsaka (day trek) • Kinner Kailash Parikrama (6 day) • Village Walk, Trekking • Hiking • Jungle picnic.
Ayurveda Body Massage • Laundry • Tibetan & Ayurveda treatment and medicine • Guide • Running Hot Water
Single Room: 1200/-
Double Room: 1900/-
Including: Breakfast, morning & evening tea.
Dinner: 200/- PP
Lochawa La-Khang (the monastery) • Fort • Narayan-Nagni Temple
Roghi Village • Pangui Village • Pangi • Recong Peo • Sangla
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