Chitkul is a village in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Located at an altitude of around 11,000 ft, it becomes quite difficult to reach up here. But as they say, no good things come easy. With the backdrop of Kinnar Kailash, Chitkul offers totally breathtaking views along the Baspa River. It is said to be the last village on the Indo-Tibet Route and the first village of Baspa Valley.
How to Reach Chitkul
From Sangla, you will get many local taxis for Chitkul. Road condition up to Chitkul, is quite bad, at some points there is no road and also chances of landslides are there in this area. Although you can self-drive up to Chitkul, However, I would suggest opting for the local taxi which will cost you around 2k for one day trip.
Must place to explore
Lunch at Akhri Dhaba
Akhri Dhaba is famous as the last Dhaba on Indo Tibet Road. Have lunch here with the breathtaking valley view right from your table.
Mathi temple is another must-visit place in Chitkul. The temple is dedicated to Devi Mathi and is said to be around 5 centuries old. The architecture of this temple will make you wow with its beauty, with the snow-covered Kinnar Kailash view in the backdrop.
Take a walk along the Baspa River
Enjoy a peaceful walk along the Baspa River, and feel the serenity of this place. A trip to Chitkul will be incomplete if you haven’t sat along the baspa river and dipped your feet in the cold glacier water.
Experience the Village
Do not miss spending some time in Chitkul village. Interact with locals, try local cuisine and immerse yourself in the beauty of this nature’s paradise.
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