It was 21st feb '2016 the day we reached sangla , the local's recommended us not to travel further because the roads were closed for chitkul but we mandyals always love to do what obstruct others.
We took a taxi to chitkul but the driver was little scared off the road conditions.
The moment we reached rakcham we found the roads are not in proper shape to travel further . So we took a risk and started walking.
It was around 10kms that we decided to go by foot .
The snow was almost touching our shoes bottom ,but After few hours the snow started rising from mm to cms .
The beauty around the valley was getting more exotic .
It took us more than 4hrs to complete the 10kms patch between raksham and chitkul .
Finally after the tiring journey we made it to Chitkul ,we had a comfortable stay in HPPWD resthouse. The best part was that the electricity was on full voltage which kept us warmer in such weather .
The next morning we roamed around the chitkul village .
My friend decided to take some vitamin D before we walk back 10kms to raksham to catch a bus to reckongpeo.
While he was having a sun on his head i decided to have a cup of tea with the locals.
Somebody said it true , Chitkul looks best in winters .
The only thing I learned from this trip , that life in winters is really difficult here and I experienced it in this short trip to Chitkul , kinnaur (H.P)
If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -
- Manage your waste well and don’t litter
- Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
- Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
- Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.
- Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite