Category: Kinnaur Valley

Ten facts about Kalpa, Kinnaur Valley in Himachal Pradesh

Kalpa is a town with a history of ancient temples. The Sutlej River below hurtles through deep gorges, the winding mountain road is bordered by chilgoza forests. The serenity of this sleepy hamlet was not often visited by foreigners until recently, but there are still relatively few visitors.   There are now over five places to stay in Kalpa and more, below, in Reckong Peo where travellers must stop to…

10 facts about Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh

Chitkul (Chittkul) 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. During winters, the place mostly remains covered with the snow. The inhabitants move to the lower regions of Himachal. Potatoes grown at Chittkul are one of the best in the world and are very costly.   Chitkul, on the banks of the Baspa River,…

Nako lake and village

10 facts about Nako, Himachal Pradesh

Nako is a small village in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies in the sensitive restricted zone along the border with Tibet, which requires an Inner Line Permit (ILP)  to travel through. That, coupled with its remote location and limited tourist infrastructure, makes it a little-visited but rewarding destination.   Nako is a village in the Himalayas of northern India, located near the Indo-China border in the Trans-Himalayan region of…

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…

10 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…

10 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…

7 must do things in Sangla, Himachal Pradesh

Sangla in Himachal Pradesh is known as the light pass and is called so because the valley receives sunlight during the day. There are snow clad mountains surrounding and the Kinner Kailash peak can be seen as well. The Baspa River flows through the valley and that is why it is also known as the Baspa Valley. 1. Camping in the mountain forests  There are a number of camps in…

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…

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