"Abode of Gods"
Reckong Peo, the dazzling HQ of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh is an energetic town that leaves the travellers revived after a long drive from Rampur. Located at a height of 2,300 meters, this town is renowned for its conventional architecture, distinctive culture, and rambling apple plantations, on account of the mellow weather consistently throughout summers.
Known for the calm atmosphere and modesty of the locals, Peo is the main spot in Himachal from where two of the best Himalayan pinnacles are observed. The Kinnaur (Kinner) Kailash (6,500 meter) and Raldang (5,500 meter) are the two giant mountain peaks that are clearly visible from this town.
The peak of Kinnaur Kailash is viewed as one of the “Shivalingas” of Lord Shiva which is a 79 feet high holy rock formation visited by many pilgrims of India by trek. The trek route is treacherous and takes around 4-5 days to reach this holy mountain peak.
Main Attractions of Reckong Peo
Main attractions of Peo are the Chandika Temple, Khab, Bhaba Valley, Chango, Leo, Kanam and some flawless Buddhist monasteries. Reckong Peo is ideal for the travelers who try to be in the midst of nature. The food is delicious and authentic that matches with Himachali culture unlike other hill stations.
Famously known as the residence of Gods, this tranquil town is possessed by Kinnauri clan that has still safeguarded its way of life. On your visit to this town, remember to pay tributes to the holy temple of Mata Chandika Devi. Though the town of Peo is small, still it has all the amenities for the travelers including dispensaries, general stores, electronic shops required during your journey while you are ascending.
Gas stations (Petrol Pumps) are available at Peo, in the event that you are traveling further into Lahaul and Spiti, it is recommended to refill your vehicles here.
Best time to visit?
Reckong Peo is a town that invites the guests consistently all through the year. Since it is situated between high altitude mountains, the climate remains charmingly cool even during summer season.
What are the things to do?
Remember to eat the freshly plucked apples from the orchids. They taste juicy and delicious and are completely organic.
How to reach?
The most ideal route to reach Peo is by road since there is no nearby airport in the vicinity. The nearest Airport is Kullu Manali Airport (245 Km from Peo). The state-run buses are accessible much of the time for going from any point in Himachal Pradesh to Peo in Kinnaur.
Distance towards Lahaul & Spiti
- Reckong Peo to Nako is 102 Km
- Reckong Peo to Tabo is 152 Km
- Reckong Peo to Kaza is 199 Km