The last village of India Chitkul Village Himachal Pradesh is about an altitude of 11,319 feet and is located in the Kinnaur Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Chitkul is one of the most hidden beautiful places in India.

It is said because of no pollution at all, the place is always full of pure air around. 

Chitkul Village is a small village in the Himalayas with snow-clad mountains around. One side of the terrain is with few wooden houses and apple orchards.

The Baspa river in Chitkul, near the Tibet border of India, is one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas. (Baspa River) The view of the snow-capped mountains from the Baspa River is really worth seeing.

You will not be able to compare this view with any other view. From the side behind Chitkul, you can clearly see the mountains of Kinner Kailash.

This place will surely give you the feeling of heaven on earth and ultimate peace. Here your phone will not work properly because of very less signal and the internet very tough, you can enjoy nature here for a few days without any hassle, you should definitely add this place to your travel list if you are planning a tour of the Himalaya or somewhere near to Shimla.

LOCATION OF CHITKUL VILLAGE

Chitkul is located in the Kinnaur Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur, the land among heaven and earth, is encircled by Tibet on the east, Garhwal on the south, Spiti Valley on the north, and Kullu on the west. Curiously, the Uttarakhand line is only 20 km from Chitkul. In the event that you decide to, you can stroll into Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary in the wake of crossing Borasu Pass (17,880 ft).

The distance between Delhi to Chitkul is 588 km, and the closest settlement of Sangla Valley is roughly 22 km. Rakcham town is the halfway point between Sangla and Chitkul and the drive from Rakcham to Chitkul is amazing, courageous, and simply unadulterated gold wonderful!

The Indo-Tibet line is roughly 90 KMs from the Chitkul town. Be that as it may, no non-military personnel development is permitted past Chitkul, which is the reason it is broadly known as the last village before the Indo-Tibet Border. The region past the town is in charge of the Indo-Tibet Border Police 2nd BN Nagasthi Post Indias (Chitkul).

Chitkul Himachal Pradesh
Chitkul Himachal Pradesh

BEST TIME TO VISIT CHITKUL VILLAGE: 

Chitkul remains very cold even in summer, the temperature here during the daytime is 18 degrees in summer, and goes up to 5 degrees by night. Chitkul remains very cold for 12 months only.

Chitkul from March to June

From June to March, the temperature of Chitkul remains around 18° to 2° degrees. At this time, a large number of tourists come to visit here.

Chitkul in August

The maximum temperature during August will be around 20 °C and the minimum will be 7 °C. It will rain for the whole month.

Chitkul from September to November

Between September to November, the temperature here will range from 3 ° C to a maximum of -15 ° C.

Chitkul from December to February

In this season, Chitkul is completely covered with a white sheet of snow. In this season you will get to see snow all around, at this time the temperature of Chitkul is -2 ° to – 21 °.

ATTRACTIONS NEAR CHITKUL

Sangla Meadows –

Sangla Meadows, also known as Sangla Kanda, is a very popular attraction nearby Sangla. It is known for its natural views and snow-covered mountain ranges.

Baspa River –

Baspa River rises near the Indo-Chinese border and forms the Baspa Valley or Sangla Valley & one of the most scenic at Chitkul Village.

Kamru Fort –

The ever stunning Kamru Fort stands at an altitude of 2600 meters above sea level and is only 2 km from the beautiful Sangla Valley.

Mathi Temple –

Mathi Temple is dedicated to the goddess of the people of Kinnaur. The oldest temple in the temple complex is believed to be built around 500 years ago.

Chitkul Village –

Chitkul is a small village in the Himalayas with snow-clad mountains around. One side of the terrain is with few wooden houses and apple orchards.

Rakcham Landscapes –

A beautiful village that looks just like cartoon movies in which you see the starting of all stories. Rakchham is a Sanskrit word and the first part of the word ‘Rak’ means rock and ‘chham’ means bridge. Earlier there used to be many bridges made from stones and hence this name.

Kagyupa Temple –

The Kagyupa temple has a highly valued old image of the Shakyamuni Buddha, a Wheel of Life mandala, and four Directional Kings on either side of the door.

Shree Badri Vishal Ji Temple, Kamroo –

It’s a beautiful Hindu Devta Shree Badri Vishal Ji Temple, Kamroo at the center of the village.

Buddhist Monastery –

It was established in 1992 to perform the Kalachakra ceremony by the Mahabodhi Society. It is one of the major attractions in the area, attracting a large number of tourists.

Bering Nag Temple –

This beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Jagas, also known as Lord Shiva, whom the local people worship for the well-being of the village and its inhabitant.

Tibetian Wood Carving Centre –

The Tibetan Wood Carving Center is one of the most famous attractions of Sangla that offers amazing items made out of wood carvings in Tibetan style.

Batseri –

Batseri is a beautiful village in Kalpa Tehsil of Kinnaur District in Himachal Pradesh and is known for its picturesque surroundings and amazing landscapes.

Hindustan Ka Akhri Dhaba –

Hindustan Ka Akhri Dhaba is Last Indian Restaurantat Chitkul. Makes sure to have a great food experience.

Trout Farm –

The Trout Farm of Sangla was set up by the Himachal Pradesh fisheries department, to protect and raise the Trout fish. 

On the way to Sangla to Chitkul
On the way to Sangla to Chitkul

TREKS YOU CAN DO FROM CHITKUL

Borasu Pass Trek –

The Borasu Pass Trek is a great way to explore the cultures of the Himalayas of Garhwal and Kinnaur both.

Lamkhaga Pass –

Lamkhaga pass trek is a 90 km long trail, passing through the remotest valleys of Kinnaur (lower and upper Baspa) and Garhwal.

Kimilay Pass –

Kimilay Pass, also known as Khamiloga Pass, connects Baspa Valley with the Garhwal region of the Himalayas.

Charang Chitkul Pass Trek –

Charang Ghati pass is one of the most strenuous treks in the Kinnaur & Spiti valley region. It is located at an altitude of 5242 m & The trek is 60 km long.

WHERE TO STAY IN CHITKUL OR CHITKUL HOTELS

Homestays:

Travellers Homestay Chitkul

Leela Homestay 

Vanshika Homestay Chitkul

Avika Homestay Chitkul

Bhandari Homestay

Vinod Homestay Chitkul

Budgeted Hotel:

Zostel chitkul

Rustic Paradise

Samaa Resort Chitkul heights

Adobe The Cloud

LAP Stays – Wanderer’s Nest

Kinner Retreat

Camps:

Pebble Park Camp

Ibex Camp

Baspa River Camps

Banjara Camps & Retreat Sangla

Swiss Camps in Chitkul 

Luxury Hotels:

Sattva Pine Resort

Prakriti The Retreat

HOW TO REACH

Via Air 

There are daily flights from Delhi to Shimla and Chandigarh to Shimla Airport situated at Jubbarhati at a distance of 260 km from the city which has limited functioning depending upon the weather conditions. 

Via Train  

The closest railway station is the Shimla railway station which is situated at a distance of around 244 km.

Via Road 

Every type of transportation is available to reach Chitkul, and Roadways are one of them. Chtikul has good road connectivity and anyone can easily get a Taxi or can even book a bus. But for buses, we do have very limited options. 

Wooden House Chitkul
Wooden House Chitkul

COMMON ITINERARY FOR A ROAD TRIP TO CHITKUL

Day 01 –Shimla – Karcham – Sangla / Rakcham (Baspa Valley)
Day 02 -Sangla / Rakcham – Chitkul / Sangla / Rakcham
Day 03 -Chitkul / Sangla / Rakcham – Rampur – Daranghati / Narkanda / Chail
Day 04 -Chail – Shimla

OTHER TIPS, TRICKS & RECOMMENDATIONS

  • No clinic/hospital is in Chitkul. The nearest hospital is in Sangla or Reckong Peo. However, the Army is especially helpful in case of any emergency.
  • Don’t forget to take woolen clothes because of changing weather.
  • Jio & BSNL works, no other connections will connect. 
  • No ATM facility – carry enough cash.
  • No Petrol pump is present in Chitkul. You can get the Petrol Pump in Reckong Peo or near Tapri.
  • Don’t forget to canary your power bank as you can’t rely on an electricity connection.

DISTANCES FROM CHITKUL

Destinations Distance in Km
Delhi To Chitkul588 Km
Chandigarh To Chitkul331 Km
Shimla To Chitkul242 Km
Manali To Chitkul313 Km
Narkanda To Chitkul181 Km
Rakcham To Chitkul09 Km
Sangla To Chitkul22 Km
Kalpa To Chitkul53 Km
Reckong Peo To Chitkul54 Km
Chitkul To Nako147 Km
Chitkul To Tabo210 Km
Chitkul To Kaza258 Km
Dehradun To Chitkul393 Km
Ludhiana To Chitkul409 Km

F&Q’s Chitkul

If you are planning to travel in the Himalayas then a Chitkul trip is something not to be missed. Chitkul village is a favorable destination all year round. Chitkul is mainly known for its mesmerizing beauty and pleasant nature.
The Indo-Tibet border is around 90 km from Chitkul village. All civilian movement beyond 2nd BN Nagasthi Post Indias (Chitkul) is prohibited. This is why Chitkul is called the last village in India.
Phulaich Fair, One of the festivals of Himachal Pradesh is held in September. Celebrated in Kinnaur, the festival is organized to remember those who have passed away.
The best time to visit Chitkul Village is during the summertime in the months of March, April, May & June. If you want to visit Chitkul during winters you must prepare for it accordingly because winters are extremely cold.
The summer months especially May and June is a popular time for visitors. This is when most hotels and homestays are booked to capacity. So, if you are planning during this time book hotel at least 2-3 weeks prior.
The best places to visit in Chitkul Chitkul Village, Chitkul Fort, Hydro flour mill, Rakcham, Sangla Meadows, Bering Nag Temple, Buddhist Monastery, Mathi Temple, and Baspa River.

CONCLUSION: 

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