How to reach Chitkul - It is about 60 kms away from Reckongpeo and one can go to Chitkul either by public buses or tourist cabs. Public buses departs from Reckongpeo bus stand at 9.30 am and 12 pm and reach Chitkul about 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm respectively.
If one is travelling by own vehicle and coming from Shimla side, there is no need to go to Reckongpeo. About 20 kms before Reckongpeo at Karcham, near JSW Hydropower Dam site, a small paved road from NH-22 goes towards Chitkul.
Accommodation - Chitkul has many guesthouses with basic facilities and hot water is available for extra charges.
Food - Some guesthouses provide basic food such as Dal Chawal, Chapti and food is relatively expensive. I preferred to eat Dal Chawal and Maggi at 'Hindustan Ka Akhri Dhaba' near bus stop. There are some grocery shops where mineral water, snacks and chocolates are easily available.
Best time to visit - The best time to visit is from March end to Mid December as due to heavy snowfall the way to Chitkul sometimes closes down in the months of December to January. April to October is peak season.
Useful bus details -
Sangla to Delhi Bus - 6.45 am (via Shimla & Chandigarh)
Sangla to Reckongpeo Bus - 7.00 am
Sangla to Rakcham Bus - 8.00 am
Sangla to Mandi Bus - 10.30 am (via Shimla)
Chitkul to Sangla return - around 1.30 - 1.40 pm
Chitkul to Chandigarh Bus - 4.00 pm