Chitkul

Chitkul is known as the last village on the Indo-Tibetan border in Himachal Pradesh, at an altitude of 3450 m. This tiny hamlet is like Heaven on the earth, surrounded by forest of birch, oak, cedar and apricot trees. Chitkul can be quite an offbeat place for those, who thinks Shimla or Manali tours in Himachal Pradesh. Distance from Sangla is about 24 kilometers, road from Sangla to Chitkul is very charming. Population of this area is very few, total 600 -700 inhabitants residing here. You will see small wooden houses all around in Chitkul, local people are warm and welcoming. In winter entire area (Kinnaur district) is covered with think snow, local people move to lower areas of Himachal. Baspa River is mean point of interest in Chitkul, flowing through the valley, in summer you can deep your feet into water. Mathi Temple one of the main religious place at Chitkul, this is very holy place for pilgrims, its worth visiting if you are with family. The wooden carvings on the temple will fascinate you. Also you can visit Chitkul Helipad, which is controlled by ITBP. Potatoes grown at Chitkul are very costly and one of the best in the world.

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How to Reach Chitkul

Chitkul located at very remote place of Himachal Pradesh, exclusive rental car is best and cordial way to reach. Only one bus plays daily from Reckong Peo (locally known as Peo) to Chitkul, which starts very early from both the sides. Distance from Chitkul to Peo around 65 kms.

Best Season to Visit Chitkul

Chitkul can be visited April to October, in monsoon and winter road became inaccessible due to too remote location & heavy snowfall. Best time to visit Chitkul is spring time which is late April & May, in this time can witness clear & sunny weather.  


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