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“Best property in Kalpa and adjoining areas”
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The Monk-Kalpa
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kalpa
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, Delhi, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best property in Kalpa and adjoining areas”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

I am an avid traveler and a trekker, I had been visiting Kinnur since 1996 and have done some really tough treks in this region including Kinner Kailash parikarma .In the past I have stayed in circuit house with proper permissions but during my last visits to the region with my family I didn’t got the permission to stay in Circuit house.
Since I was on my own vehicle I got the chance to find the best hotel for me and my family(with kids) though there was one more family with me along with kids.
First thing make sure to not to stay in Recong Peo since it is not a proper tourist town, that more like Delhi suburb. In Kalpa there are around 20 Hotels for every type of Budget, I visited each one and most of them were like Apartments having dingy rooms with stereotypes Balconies with no privacy. There were no play areas for kids. My kind of holiday is whenever you come out of your room you should put your feet in grass or lawn instead of gallery and smell fresh air instead of Kitchen or anything else.
Three hotels stands out among all ,Hotel Rakpa, Kinner Villa and Monk. Rakpa have a big lawn , good parking space and helpful Manager (Sharma jee) but negative point are Bad rooms, substandard food . Kinner Villa is bit expensive and Monk seems to be best.
Monk is the ultimate property , what I like about Monk is its beautiful location with awesome view, All the cottages and tents are located inside beautifully landscaped garden with wide variety of flowers. The lawn is full of wild peach, wild apricot , Chilgoze and Devdar tress. The service and food is extremely good.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank Prashant B
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GSNegi, Guest Relations Manager at The Monk-Kalpa, responded to this review, 3 September 2012
Dear Sir We are humbled by your comments and look forward for your next visit and hope you will explore more of Himachal with us by way of Safari trips and Trekking trips or combination. Thanx once again for appreciating our efforts.
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

We reached Kalpa at noon and found the board to Monk. I had read about it on Tripadvisor so we went straight there. They had space available so we booked a tent for couple of nights.

The place has some amazing views of Kinner Kailash range and you can see the snow covered peaks right from your tent. The tents were pretty nice and big with lot of space.

The service and food was amazing. We also tried the herbal tea and fresh golden apple juice; thanks to the caretaker Rawat. We did not go anywhere and just relaxed at the resort for the 2 days that we were there.

Only disappointment were the toilets which did not have a washbasin and were very basic.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 June 2012

Great location ! Great view! Even though the road trip was bumpy and long, Kalpa was breathtakingly beautiful. We stayed in The Monk for 2 days. We loved everything about it. We were exploring Himachal and we fell in love with Kalpa. We stayed in the tents. What was more pleasing was the hospitality and the people.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

We stayed at the tent camps in Kalpa. Amazing location, amazing people, food and service. All this at amazing budget. Far away from the chaos of any city is this camp site in Kalpa. I can visit this again and again and make it my base to see all the amazing places around. The stay was so great that I felt that I was staying at a friends place. Surely waiting to visit again!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2012

We were travelling kinnaur visiting monasteries ; stayed at The Monk for three days. The location offers excellent view of Kinner kailash,with just some orchards in between, the mountains seem so close as if you could pick up some snow by stretching your arm.
Pleasant stay made more memorable with unparalleled hospitality by the care taker Naveen. Good vegetarian cook, very affectionate. prompt and caring. He even called as back home to check whether we enjoyed our stay.
They also have a property at Nako, which did not start for the season when we were there (May 2012).
Highly recommended, on grounds of personal care and hospitality.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Monk-Kalpa

Property: The Monk-Kalpa
Address: Roghi Road, Kalpa 172108, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kinnaur District > Kalpa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kalpa
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,420 - ₹ 1,742
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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The Monk-Kalpa Himachal Pradesh

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