The summer months of June, July and August are pleasant and the best time to visit as the temperatures remain between 9 °C to 13° C. Summers are the best suited for sightseeing, trekking and exploring the lush green valleys and forests. June, July, September and October are the peak months so if you plan to visit Kalpa then make sure you book your hotel in advance.
Spring, April and May, makes the tiny hamlet bright and beautiful with fresh and colourful flowers. November and December witness a cool and peaceful climate.
Avoid visiting the place during the monsoons, November and December, because the roads en route are bad and prone to landslides.
During winters, January and February, it snows heavily and the temperatures drop below freezing point. There is a slight possibility of avalanches too so it is advised not to visit at this time of the year. Remember that most of the hotels, guesthouses and tourist lodges remain closed due to the heavy snowfall in winters, so plan a visit accordingly.
How to Reach Kapla?
Due to the remote location of the city (in the tribal hills of Himachal), there is no dedicated airport in the city. Kullu/ Bhuntar (225 Km) or Shimla (445 Km) are the nearest airports to travel to in order to reach Kalpa.
Nearest Airport: Kullu/ Bhuntar Airport (225 Km) or Shimla Airport (445 Km) are the nearest airports to travel to Kalpa.
Safety Suggestion: The peak winter and monsoon months pose a problem for tourists visiting Kalpa. However, Kalpa’s pleasant climatic conditions make it a heaven on earth to visit the place during the summer months.
By BusBy Train:
It is the NH22 which connects Kalpa to Shimla and other cities in the lower reaches of northern plains. The highway merges with the Hindustan-Tibet road eventually, where it bifurcates at Powari to head to Kaza and Kalpa. All these are decently motorable roads and frequent buses ply during the summer months from cities like Shimla, Bhuntar, and Chandigarh to Kalpa. There is another bus route through Manali and Rohtang pass which is operational until late September every year. This route goes through the famous Kunzam and Rohtang pass regions in the Parvati valley and is frequently used by tourists.
The city of Kalpa lies in the heart of the tribal belt in the Kinnaur district, which has for long remained isolated from the rest of the world. Shimla is the last station you can get down at, where a toy train fetches tourists from Kalka. The onwards journey to Kalpa will need to be made by car, bike or a local bus as no railroad exists between the two hill stations.
ref: journeymart.com & yatra.com