Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder!

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Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

The mountains of Kinnaur are irrefutably one of the most pristine and magnificent places in Himachal. It is only recently that roads have been built to access these valleys, previously it was only a trekker's paradise. Apart from its unique cultural diversity and gender norms (this is the only region in Himachal where women also wear Kinnauri caps), it is an ideal home for overwhelming sunrise and sunsets and grandeur mountain views. One of the most beautiful valleys in Kinnaur is the Sangla Village. It takes 22 hours to reach Sangla from Delhi and there is only one HRTC bus that goes and comes from Delhi-Sangla.The bus leaves from ISBT kashmere Gate or you can take a flight to Shimla and take a bus to Sangla. It is a backbreaking tiresome journey but its completely worth it. If you are not up for it, you should stop at Mashobra which is a beautiful village ahead of Shimla and take a day's rest before leaving for Sangla. Yes, with an ideal bike ride to Spiti and Ladakh , Sangla becomes a must stop in your itinerary. The best and cheapest place to stay at Sangla is Roojoom Bagpacker's Guesthouse. It is one of the most unique places with most amazing view of mountains which feels like Home and you make amazing friends and share art,music and stories with Travellers. The hosts will become your BFF's and you will be among warm friendly people.You can cook your own food, make friends and trek to Sangla lake, go to Kamru Fort, Rakcham and Chitkul.

Things to do and tips

- Metal and stone works, wool and Sadri are best and unique things to buy at Sangla.

-Must try mint tea and thukpa at tibetian café and the local wine.

-Take an evening walk to the fish farm, Azaad Kashmir forest, the river and the temple.

-Raksham is one of the most beautiful village with unique woodcrafted houses and best forest trails.

-Places nearby are reckongepeo and Chitkul , Buses after 6am from the bus stand.

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The view from Roojoom's rooftop

Photo of Roojoom Backpackers Guesthouse, Kinnaur, הימאצ'אל פרדש, הודו by Saumya Tripathi

The Village Temple at Karcham.One is not allowed to enter without the Kinnauri Cap .It offers the mot breathtaking view of the mountain ranges.

Photo of Karcham, Himachal Pradesh, India by Saumya Tripathi

The map of all places in and around Sangla. Painted at Roojoom!

Photo of Roojoom Backpackers Guesthouse, Kinnaur, הימאצ'אל פרדש, הודו by Saumya Tripathi

Rainbows and snow after rain !

Photo of Roojoom Backpackers Guesthouse, Kinnaur, הימאצ'אל פרדש, הודו by Saumya Tripathi

My doodles made in fond memory of Kinnauri mountains!

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

Byaas river on route to Azaad Kashmir forest!

Painted pebbles

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

Karcham Forest

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

My doodles inspired by mountains

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

Sangla Lake

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

You will truly feel this at Roojoom

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

Home

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

We imprint the mountains we travel.

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

entrance to Karcham Village

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

Azaad Kashmir Forest

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

sangla glacial lake

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi
Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

Who wouldn't like to waking up to this view!

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi
Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

The hobbit at Sangla Lake!

front view of roojoom

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi
Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

Star gazing and singing with fairy lights at Roojoom's rooftop

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

All the lovely Kinnauri people you will meet at Roojoom!

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

The mint tea and momos of Tibetian cafe are a delight!

sunset

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi

sangla lake and friends for life

Photo of Kinnaur!! The hidden paradise of wonder! by Saumya Tripathi
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Mon 07 31 17, 07:59 · Reply · Report
Awesome article Saumya. Loved reading it. Truly aww-some ! :) Great vivid pictures and thanks for so much information regarding travel n stay. Mast Hai.....
Thu 07 27 17, 23:12 · Reply · Report