Landing in the seventh heaven ! Sangla Valley Himachal Pradesh

Tripoto
20th May 2019

Baspa river in the Chitkul Village

Photo of Landing in the seventh heaven ! Sangla Valley Himachal Pradesh by Rajib Das

Our journey started from Shimla on Day-1, When our cab driver Raju came at 6 A.M and knocked at our hotel door with an amiable smile. He was very friendly in nature.

Sooner we headed towards the outskirts of Shimla at a place called Theog, and after two hours of drive on the Hindustan Tibet Road (NH-05) reached a place called Narkanda.

Narkanda is about 65 kilometers away from Shimla and it is a skiing resort in winter. We visited the Hatu peak in Narkanda and headed our way towards the Rampur which is also known as Bushahr.

Rampur falls on the left bank of the famous Sutlej river, served as Bushahar’s winter capital. There is also a famous temple in the heart of the city which you could visit.

Once you reach Karcham via (NH-05), where there is a hydro electric project plant, there is a road bifurcation where one road heads towards the Kalpa and the other one to the famous Baspa valley.

At Karcham, one has to cross the road over to the other side, and then head straight towards the road which goes towards Chitkul.

Sangla is only about 20 kilometers from Karcham, but the road is extremely bad from here and with numerous hairpin bends, you will actually feel like your heart is in your mouth.

At around 8 PM after almost 12-13 hours journey from Shimla we reached Sangla. We were disappointed that we could not see anything as it was already dark. We had an early dinner and headed inside our blankets.

The next morning we were greeted with the spectacular views of the Baspa valley and the ice capped mountains. The Baspa river which rises from the Indo-Tibet border forms the Baspa valley which is one of the most scenic valley in the Himalayas.

After breakfast we headed towards the Chitkul village. On the way we were greeted with plenty of apple orchards. We actually stopped and sneek-peeked into some apple gardens taking the owner’s permission. Took some pictures as well !

Chitkul Village, Sangla Valley, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh - Most Beautiful Villages of Himachal Pradesh.

Chitkul (Chittkul) 3,450 mt is a village in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. It is the last inhabited village near the Indo-China border. The Indian road ends here.

Chitkul Village, Sangla Valley, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful villages of Himachal Pradesh.

Kinnaur Woman in Chitkul Village

Photo of Landing in the seventh heaven ! Sangla Valley Himachal Pradesh by Rajib Das

Hatu Peak Narkanda

Photo of Hatu Peak Shimla, Hatu peak, Narkand, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rajib Das
Day 2

Beautiful Baspa Valley

Photo of Sangla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rajib Das

Photo bombing inside the Apple Orchards

Photo of Sangla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rajib Das
Day 3

One can stay inside tents in the Banzara Camp or the Baikunth Nature Camp over here and enjoy the breath taking beauty.

Day 1
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rajib Das