Reckong Peo, also known as Peo, is the capital of the Kinnaur District. Located at a distance of about 260 km from Shimla, the place rests at an altitude of 2290 m above sea level. According to history, it is believed that Reckong Poe was formerly known as Kanaurra or Kinnaura. The district was ruled by the Guge Kingdom of Tibet, between the 9th and 12th century. Later it came to be known as Sat Khund after it was divided into seven parts (considered together).The place hosts one of the four Buddha Mahotsav, a major Indian festival, which is organised by the state government. Travellers visiting this place can enjoy the picturesque view of the Kinnaur Kailash Mountain. Adventure lovers can trek to Kinnaur from Reckong Peo, which takes around 4-5 days to complete.