Reckong Peo is is the headquarters of Kinnaur District. It is located 232 KMs from Shimla. Good number of buses plies between these two cities. It is located 12 kms from the main highway and can be reached by taking diversion from the highway after Powari. One can get down at the Junction and take another bus going to Peo or Kalpa.You can get bus after every 15 minutes from the Junction.
Kalpa is about 5 KMs from Reckong Peo. Both private and HRTC buses ply between these two places.
Things to do in Kalpa
1. Beautiful Kalpa-Roghi walk
2. Suicide Point
3. see the huge mountain Range from Buddhist and Hindu temple
4. try some super delicious tibetian food in Kalpa Market.
Where to Stay
Option 1- There are lot of stay options available in Kalpa and Reckong Peo. If you have planned for Spiti as well then I will Suggest to stay in Reckong Peo as the bus to Kaza leaves at 5'30 AM and you are not going to get anything from Kalpa at this Hour. You will get a decent room in Rs. 600-800. And dorm at Rs. 200ight.
Option 2- In case you have no plan for Spiti, then you should stay at Kalpa. You will get one in range of 600-800 around market with a good view.
My Experience -
After spending a beautiful day at Chitkul, I took a early morning bus to Reckong Peo which is also the headquarters of Kinnaur District. I reached Reckong Peo at 1 PM. I got accompany of one more traveller going to Spiti the next day. We decided to look for a room with decent view. We got one and got fresh quickly went out for Kalpa and suicide point. Initially, we planned to cover all by walk but It was raining so we decided to book taxi which costed us 500 Bucks. We headed towards the famous Suicide Point, Roghi.
After 15 mins of beautiful drive from Peo to Roghi, we reached to this very famous Suicide Point. The view from the point was magical. Tried looking through the gorge but it was damn deep which took the breath away for a while. I walked through the roads around this point and took some beautiful photographs of this point..