Location: Between 31o5′ to 32o5′ North latitude and 77o45′ and 79o East longitude.
Boundaries: Tibet in the east Uttranchal in the south, Spiti valley in the north and northwest, Kullu in the northwest Shimla to the southwest.
Elevation: The district is wholly mountainous with elevation ranging from 1200m to 6000m. Reckong Peo is at an elevation of 2290m.
Climate: Cool summers, cold winters, temperature varies between subzero in winter to 22oC in summer
District headquarters: Reckong Peo
Area 6401 sq. kilometers
Literacy: 75.2% (84.3% male, 64.4% female)
Nearest Airport: Jubberhatti (Shimla)
Nearest Railhead: Shimla
Road Network: Good
Medical facilities: District hospital/dispensaries/pharmacies, medicines available at government hospitals/health centres.
Telecommunication: Linked with telephone/mobiles(Aitrel/BSNL), fax, STD Codes: Kalpa/Reckong Peo/Sangla-01786; Pooh-01785. The Telephone/Mobile are not available at remote areas of Kinnaur i.e Kunu, Lamber, Charang etc.
Banks: Nationalised banks at Reckong Peo and other main destinations. ATM facility of SBI(State Bank of India) and PNB(Punjab National Bank) at Reckong Peo.
Best Time to Go: May-June; September – October
Language/Dialect : Hindi/Kinnauri/English
Administrative Set-up : 3 subdivisions, 5 tehsils, 1 sub-tehsil, 3 development blocks. There are 62 gram panchayats (GPs).