I like to utilise my weekends well to balance out my love for exploring new places with my work life. Gandhi Jayanti (2nd Oct - a Public holiday in India) was on Tuesday, hence a perfect opportunity for an extended weekend getaway.
I have been wanting to explore Kinnaur and Spiti valleys for quite some time now. But, since it takes a lot of time in transport, I couldn't visit these earlier. This particular instance, however, I realised that I had enough time to explore at least a couple of villages from Kinnaur.
The above mentioned trip cost is per person. I was accompanied by my mother on this trip and hence some of my choices were based on comfort over money (unlike my most backpacking trips). So, there is enough scope for tightening the budget.
If you have more time available with you, do combine your Kinnaur trip with a trip to Spiti Valley.
Places of Interest in Kinnaur Valley: Kalpa, Sangla, Chitkul, Rakchham, Karcham, Sarahan
Places of Interest in Spiti Valley: Nako, Tabo, Kaza, Ki, Kibber, Hikkim, Langza (and many more small villages)