The Kinnaur District is one of the 12 administrative districts of Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur is situated in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh and it is bordered by the Tibetan territory to the east, approximately 235 km from Shimla. It is an extremely picturesque district and has the presence of all three tall mountain ranges, that is to say Greater Himalayas, Zanskar, and Dhauladhar, bordering basins of Spiti, Sutlej, Baspa and their tributaries.Shipki La is a mountain pass and border post on the India-China border. The river Sutlej, which is called Langqên Zangbo in Tibet, enters India through this pass. It is an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road.The pass works as the third frontier post of India for carrying out trade and commerce activities with China. The other two passes are the Lipulekh Pass in Uttaranchal and Nathula Pass in Sikkim . The pass enjoys its proximity to the town of Khab.