- Key Points: Chitkul, Sangla, Kinnaur, Karcham-Wangto Dam, Rakchham, Indo-Tibet Border.
- State: Himachal Pradesh, India.
- Duration: 6 Nights 5 Days.
- Altitude: 3450 m (11,320 ft).
- Summer temperature: (6°C to 15°C)
- Winter temperature: (-3°C to -21°C)
- Best Time To Visit: May to October.
- How to Reach: Take the Local/Private Bus from Delhi to Shimla, then again change bus from Shimla to Rampur Bushar and continue towards Jeori. Again change the bus from Jeori to Sangla-Chitkul Road and continue to Chitkul but we recommend taking a direct taxi from Shimla to Chitkul.
- Budget: ₹7000-₹8,000 Per Person.
- Weather: In winter, Snow covers the peaks and in the summers you can experience a cool breeze.
About Chitkul Himachal Pradesh 172109
Do you know about Chitkul Himachal Pradesh 172109 , which is also known as the last village of India?
‘Chitkul’ is a small village situated at 3450 m in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The population of this village is around only 1500. This village is only 75 kilometers away from the Indo-Tibet border, that’s why this village is known as the last village of India. The place is often covered with a blanket of white snow during the winter season, making this village one of the less traveled routes.
‘Chitkul’ village is one of the hidden treasures and very few people know about it. This village situated near the baspa river and upstream from the river. To reach Chitkul, travelers can take a local government HRTC bus or take a private taxi to reach Chitkul. You can easily get taxis from Shimla, Rampur Bushar, Reckong Peo, or Sangla. The fastest way to reach Chitkul is by taking a taxi or hiring a motorbike from Shimla. The government bus is the most economical way to reach Chitkul village. The bike drive from Sangla to Chitkul is a delight for nature lovers, the bumpy road & meadows of Sangla make the valley more beautiful, and the Baspa River separates the snow-clad Himalayan peaks on the left side of Chitkul.
Here people cultivate apples and run their homes, here most of the houses are made of wood and stone. The local people here say that houses made of wood and stone protect the houses from earthquakes and lightning falling from the sky.
Some interesting facts about the last village of India:
- Chitkul village has no cell phone network coverage, no market, and no ATM.
- Rather, you will have to shop from domestic shops to buy essential items here.
- For travelers interested in street photography, this place is just like a Paradise.
- The local people here are always ready to welcome you with a very calm nature.
- The main occupation of the villagers here is either agriculture or animal husbandry.
- The Chitkul area produces the best quality potatoes and supplies them across the country.
- There are two schools in the village, the primary school is located inside the village and the middle school is located on the banks of the Baspa river. The electricity supply in the village is always sufficient.
- In Chitkul, travelers can enjoy nature and the cool breeze together by hiking along the banks of the Baspa River. You can also experience trekking and camping in the forest surrounding the village.
Accommodations at the Chitkul Himachal Pradesh 172109
By the way, in Chitkul village you will find only a few guesthouses which are actually old houses converted into homestays. The village has guest houses and a few homestays which are run by the villagers. But recently some new hostels have been opened here which are run by the private company Zostel.
Most of the time staying in hostels is a very good option for young people and here you can stay at an affordable rate, a hostel room can accommodate up to 2 to 4 people in each room and the rate of per bed is around 500 rupees.
The village has very limited food options. Here you will get Maggi, Rice and Dal, Chowmein, and some other options for food. There is also the last dhaba of Chitkul on the Indo-Tibet border, whose name is ‘the last dhaba of Hindustan’. You can take your selfie with Dhaba which will be very memorable for you.
Chitkul is the hidden gem of India, the village does not offer much in terms of tourism, but it is a place that every traveler would love to visit and take back a lot of experiences.
Things to keep in mind while traveling:
- Do not roam alone at night. It’s not safe.
- Respect Pahari culture and don’t argue/fight with people around you.
- Do not litter in the mountains.
- Save mountains, Save Nature.
- Always carry a medical box, torchlight, Walking stick, Shoes, Warm clothes, and a water bottle with you.
- Always walk carefully, Do not travel in bad weather.
Q1: How to reach Chitkul from delhi ?
Take the Local/Private Bus from Delhi to Shimla, then again change bus from Shimla to Rampur Bushar and continue towards Jeori. Again change the bus from Jeori to Sangla-Chitkul Road and continue to Chitkul but we recommend taking a direct taxi from Shimla to Chitkul.
Q2: How to reach Chitkul from Mumbai ?
Take the direct flight or train from Mumbai to Chandigarh, then take a bus from Sector-43 bus stand to Shimla, then take a bus from Shimla to Rampur Bushar and continue towards Jeori. Again change the bus from Jeori to Sangla-Chitkul Road and continue to Chitkul but we recommend taking a direct taxi from Shimla to Chitkul.
Q3: Where to stay in Chitkul ?
Yes, there are some accommodation options available in Chitkul, ranging from hostels to guesthouses. However, it is advisable to book in advance, especially during the peak season, to ensure availability. Booking Link is available in this blog. Please check below.
Q4: Sangla to Chitkul Distance ?
Approximately 1 hr 9 min (23.3 km).
Q5: Chitkul Pincode ?
The pincode of chitkul is 172109.
Q6: Cleanest Air in India ?
According to a recent study by IIT Delhi, Chitkul has the cleanest air in india.
Q7: Places to Visit in Chitkul ?
There are several locations to explore in chitkul like: last indian village post office, Baspa river, Mathi Temple, Charang chitkul Pass, Chitkul Wildlife Sanctuary, The last Dhaba of Hindustan, The last government school of India at indo-tibbet border.
By clicking on the below link, you can book a room in the Hostel/Resort according to your choice
Cafe’s Nearby Chitkul Himachal Pradesh 172109
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