Wanted to say that most of the great reviews about this place is very true, specially the geniality of Mr. Rawat Ji (I should call him Mr Genie). If you are going to visit Kalpa, this is THE PLACE. Amazingly beautiful and tranquil. One should go there to do nothing but to see and hear the nature, find all your senses and soul rejuvenated. I found the monk inside me in this trip that I started from this place in Kalpa.
Don't forget to track/Hike, have awesome food (request anything to Mr. Rawat and most probably you will have it on your table soon), local wine, bonfire, the tent stay, local stories from local people, the views of Kinnar-Kailash, wild flowers, golden apples and the smell of a real heaven.
The only thing I wish is the removal of the cell phone tower from the property.
One can plan a 7-10 days trip from this place to Spiti valley, Tabo, Nako, Kaza and Kibber if you like to explore distinct types of landscapes, old Buddhist monasteries and deserted mountains.
I hope to visit this place again and explore more in future. All the best to The Monk-Kalpa staff and the owner Sushil Ji who all are very welcoming and cheerful people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Monk-Kalpa Property is managed by Kinnaur Geo Tourism Pvt. Ltd. It is located on Roghi road just below the Army Camp and has two independent Huts, Five Premium Swiss Cottage tents. All the accommodations are fully furnished with attached bath and toilet. Guests can enjoy simple, healthy and delicious food and beverages at the Monk. The locations offer an amazing view of the Kinner Kailash which is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. One can see a clear view of the Shiva Linga and the Gauri Kund. Kinner Kailash is covered with snow almost for the whole year. From the resort all the places of tourist interests are in a radius of two kms. One can also cover Sangla valley and Chitkul from here. Trekking enthusiasts can avail our services for short trekking and picnic. ... more less