Chitkul is at a height of 3450 Meter. This is the last village of India to the side of Tibet border and this beautiful village is also by the side of Baspa river. This village is located at a distance of 28 KM from Sangla.
Tourist stay at Sangla and go for half day trip to Chitkul. It will take one hour to reach Chitkul from Sangla and you can plan for one or two hour stay there and return. So, if you are starting at 9 AM from Sangla, then you can return before 2 PM to Sangla. Now there are hotels and guest houses available at Chitkul also to stay.
While traveling to Chitkul valley, river Baspa will be at your right side. On the way you will pass through Rakcham village. There are several camp sites located within the apple gardens by the side of Baspa River.
This river will be at your right side while travelling towards Sangla and Chitkul. Sangla village is located by the side of this river.
From the parking area you have to go down a bit to reach the river bed. It is better to walk a bit towards the village end and then walk down to river as you can avoid the stiff inclination of the steps. Baspa river joins Sutlej river at Karcham 28 Km from Sangla.
Go for a walk inside the last inhabited village of India before the border. There is a temple of goddess Mathi at the center of the village. Total population of the village is around 700.
Wheat fields are there around the plane areas surrounding the village. When we visited, villagers were busy in cutting the wheat cultivation and transporting them back to the village.
Carry your woolen clothes with you even in clear weather conditions to face the cold wind blowing here. Click the image at the side to see the large road map indicating places in the tribal circuit of Himachal Pradesh