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Chitkul

Chitkul village is the last inhabited village near the Indo-Tibetan border. It is the last village on the India side in the breathtaking Baspa valley famous for wooden plank roof houses. Chitkul can only be visited during months from May to October, during winters the roads get blocked dew to thick snow. The inhabitants of Chitkul and other villages move to lower regions of Himachal during this period.

Chitkul is the last point of the famous Kinner Kailash ParikramaOn way from Sangla to Chitkul tourists can stop by at Rakcham which is absolutely beautiful yet not very well know location.

Special Inner Line Permit needs to be taken if one wants to travel beyond Chitkul towards Indo-Tibet border. Not long ago, such permit was required to enter Sangla valley as well due to it being close to the Indo-Tibet border. 

Chitkul does not have HPTDC hotel or any other good hotels, so most travelers stay at Sangla and visit Chitkul during the day. Banjara Camp Resorts at Sangla is a good option.

A small town called Kalpa is another nearby location that can be visited. Kalpa is next to Sutlej river valley in the Kinnaur district. Kalpa gives amazing views of Kinnar Kailash Mountain. 

Chitkul is around 570 KMs from the New Delhi and about 25 KMs from Sangla. Chitkul is 13 KMs far from its regional headquarters Reckong Peo and113 KMs far from Shimla.

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Famous for/as: Hillstation, Scenic, Offbeat
Languages: Hindi, English, Himachali
Altitude: 3429m
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