A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul

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15th May 2015

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Reckong Peo

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

In the bus to Rakcham

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

Tedious roads

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

Rakcham Village

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

Candid :P

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

Bridge connecting Rakcham to the glacier

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

A stroll around Rakcham

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal
Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal
Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal
Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

Wish I could get clicked like that ;)

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal
Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal
Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

The road to Tibet starts here

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal
Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

The last school of India

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

serenity

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal
Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal
Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

Military checkpost

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

A view of Chitkul village

Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal
Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul by Ashwani Chahal

Day 1: 15th May

11PM: Boarded the bus from Kashmeeri Gate Delhi to Shimla (A Volvo can be easily available)

Day 2: 16th May

9AM: Reached Shimla, had breakfast and took a bus to Reckong Peo (ordinary Himachal Roadways bus which played Kumar Sanu songs in the entire journey) 

10PM: Reached Reckong Peo and found a room to sleep. (Below is the map that describes the way from Shimla to Reckong Peo via Rampur)

 Photo of A walk around the last village of India: Chitkul 1/1 by Ashwani Chahal      

Day 3: 17th May

10AM: had a walk around the town. Ate breakfast @The Little Chef (best in town)

1PM: Boarded a bus to Rakcham Village (via Sangla)

4PM: Reached Rakcham, stayed in Hotel Rupin View (Best in town)

5PM: After having lunch, took a stroll around the village. Full of serenity.

8PM: Collected wood splinters and lighted a fire somehow to rest a while. Had to rush back as it soon started raining. Weather was 10 degrees C

10PM: had dinner and slept 

Day 4: 18th May

10AM: after checking out from Rupin View in Rakcham, I got a lift in a van going to Chitkul.

1130AM: Reached Chitkul; had amazing Alu Parantha and found a cheap stay. Whole day spent walking around the village.

Day 5: 19th May

10Am: Started towards the last point of India (till military check-post). ITB (Indo-Tibet Border) Check-post is 3kms walk far from the village. 

3:30PM: Boarded the bus to Chandigarh from Chitkul Bus Stand (runs daily at 3:30 PM)

Day 6: 20th May

7AM: Reached Chandigarh.

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