Chicham Bridge Asia’s New Highest in Spiti Valley is Worth a Visit

20th Sep 2017
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Chicham bridge is now open to all. Chicham has been declared as the highest bridge of Asia. This new suspension stiffened steel truss bridge coming up over the 1000 feet gorge and connecting Kibber with Chicham village over Samba Lamba Nallah on Kiato Chicham Kibber road.

It reduces the journey from Kibber to Lohsar by 40 kms and there won’t be any need to travel back to Kaza to continue your journey towards Lohsar – Kunzum Pass – Rohtang – Manali. Chicham bridge is 120 meters tall at the height. It took 15 years to complete this and the total cost was 10 crore rupees. In September 2017, it was inaugurated by the MLA Ravi Thakur.

Chicham Bridge Expenditure – Rs. 485.50 lacs

Chicham bridge Vent Height – 150 meters

Altitude – 13,596 Ft (4145 meters) above sea level.

We crossed the bridge and spend some time there. Took some photos, videos. We did a hyperlapse video over Chicham bridge.

I have made this Hyperlapse and a short video over the Chicham Bridge, hope you guys like it.

Watch the Video including Hyperlapse Here:

Read the full article about our experience here: Our Chicham Bridge Experience

The Unknown Alien Land after Chicham Bridge

The best part of our Spiti journey started just we crossed the bridge. We explored an unknown alien land towards Chandratal after Chicham village. Do you want to see what was that, why we are calling it as alien land, Read my recent blog: An Unknown Alien Land in Spiti Valley: Read, Go and Explore it.