Category: Kinnaur Valley

Kinnaur and Spiti Valley FAQ

Where is Kinnaur and Spiti Valley located? In Himachal Pradesh of North India. Is  Kinnaur and Spiti Valley safe? Yes, Kinnaur and Spiti are an extremely safe region of Himachal Pradesh. What about the Chinese issue? The issues with China are an ongoing thing which is at the border where travellers are not allowed to go to. It's the media who creates a mountain out of a molehill. Network related…

TLOW diary | Week 6 – Kinnaur & Spiti Valley

May, 2017 Travelling to Himachal was on my mind for quite some time, but Kinnaur and Spiti were something I had never thought of. I had read some bit about Spiti before the trip, Kinnaur was a pleasant surprise! Snowcapped mountains, Baspa river flowing through the villages of Chitkul and Racckham. The monastery and lanes of the villages and much more which was completely breathtaking!  Driving through the treacherous roads…

12 days backpackers road trip around Kinnaur & Spiti Valley

A road trip through some of the most rugged roads and barren terrains to meet arguably the kindest people in the world. From living in wooden houses and having absolutely no network coverage, a trip to Kinnaur & Spiti Valley will surely take you back in time and help you reconnect with Mother Nature. By the end of 12 days you will surely find your self and much more.  TRIP…

Ten things to do in Chitkul

Chitkul is situated on the border of India and Tibet. It is a small village unknown to the outside world. Situated in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, here are 10 things to do in this hidden gem of India with its unique ethnicity. Home stay  The only way to get a real feel of the Himalayan village life in Chitkul is to spend a night in the very few…

Ten things to do in Langza

Langza is one of the highest villages in the world which is remotely situated. The village is in a bowl shape with a population of 140 people. The temperature drops to around 5 degrees during summer nights. Here are 10 things to do in the village of Langza. Home stay In this tiny village, the real backpacker feel comes when you live with a family. Experience the simple lifestyle of the…

Last village on the Indo-Tibet border: Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh

A 28 km bumpy uphill drive from the town of Sangla in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh will lead one to Chitkul, the last village on the Indo-Tibet border. Chitkul is situated at a towering altitude of around 11,319 feet above sea-level (3450 m) and is the highest inhabited village in the Sangla Valley. To reach Chitkul, travellers have multiple options ranging from a local government HRTC bus to…

The Nomadic Himalayan village: Rakcham, Himachal Pradesh

Rakcham is a small village of nomads located around 13 km from the apple town of Sangla in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The nomadic village is situated at an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea-level (3048 metres) and is sandwiched between Sangla and the last village on the Indo-Tibet border, Chitkul. There are multiple ways to reach the village of Rakcham from Sangla. The first option is to hire…

Nine day backpacker road trip around Kinnaur Valley

Here is The Land Of Wanderlust's blueprint to a nine day backpacker road trip around Kinnaur Valley the land of apples and stunning landscapes which is still very much unexplored and untapped. Our road trip takes travellers to the towns of Kalpa, Sangla and the nomadic villages of Rakcham and Chitkul the latter being last village on the Indo-Tibet border. TRIP DATES: TRIP COST: Rs. 17,500 + 5% GST = Rs. 18,375/-…

Blissful stop over en-route to Spiti Valley: Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh

Sarahan is a tiny and remote Himalayan village known as the gate way to Kinnuar district in Himachal Pradesh. This small village of Sarahan is located at an altitude of around 7,589 feet above sea level and about 7 km above the River Satluj. To reach the village of Sarahan there are no direct buses from New Delhi, so the only option travellers have is to either take a direct…

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