Overview/Itinerary

 

About Sangla Valley Tour

If a landscape had the powers of casting spells, then the Sangla valley would be a magician extraordinary. Once seen, it is a place that can never be forgotten. So aptly portrayed in the song "Nothing But" by John Kay. The gorgeous green valley of Sangla is where the tired mind and body gets relaxed and rejuvenated.

Sangla Valley, also known as the Baspa Valley, is located in the greater Himalayan Range of Himachal Pradesh. The valley extends from Karchum to Chitkul, the last village at the Indo-Tibetan border. The word ‘Sangla’ in Tibetan language denotes ‘Pass of Light’. Sangla travel guide is full of references to the mesmerizing sceneries and picturesque spots. The region and its vicinity are famous for its cherry and apple trees and pine nut orchards. Apart from the amazing natural vegetation, some of the interesting sightseeing places that attract tourists are Kamru Fort, Buddhist Monastery, Sangla Meadow and Tibetan Wood Carving Centre etc. The place is famous worldwide for Kinnauri caps and handmade shawls.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: CHANDIGARH TO NARKANDA (180kms/ 8 hours)

Our Driver will meet you today at Chandigarh, We will start our drive to Narkanda. You will be passing the beautiful city of Shimla, Kufri, Chail, Solan on your way towards Narkanda. On arrival, you will check at the hotel, Rest of the day you can spend at your leisure time. You will stay tonight in Narkanda. 

DAY 2: NARKANDA TO SANGLA (180kms/ 8 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Sangla. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Sangla valley. Have lunch on your way to Sangla. Check into the camps in Sangla and spend an evening leisurely.
Overnight in Sangla camp.

DAY 3: SANGLA LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, head out for local sightseeing in Sangla. Drive to Chitkul (23km), the last Indian village on the Indo-Tibet border.Drive down to Rakchham, a quaint nomadic village, where you can experience the ‘pahari’ lifestyle of the people. Carry packed lunch and have it on the banks of the Baspa river, which is a 5 min walk from the camp. Come back to camp for tea. Rest of the evening is free for leisure.
Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

DAY 4: SANGLA LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

Wake early morning and go bird watching yourself count the number of specifies you were able to identify. Your breakfast will be served at 8 am. Today you will visit Batseri Village famous for apple orchards and Lord Badrinarayan temple followed by Glacier trail walk. 

After your Glacier walk, next stop will be Rakchham village a charming disconnected town, you can feel the Pahari way of life here. Enjoy a small picnic near the banks of the Baspa River a few minutes walk from Kinner camps.  Afternoon you can visit Hurba famous for spring water. Post high tea relax at the campsite or take part in adventure camp activities. Night stay and Dinner will be at Kinner camps.  

Day 5: Sangla To Shimla

After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Shimla. Overnight at Shimla. Explore the beautiful hills of shimla and places to explore.

The Mall Road is the main shopping street of Shimla. It has many restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, post offices, and tourist offices. The lower part of Gaiety Theatre lies here.

Jakhoo - Jakhoo temple is 2 km from The Ridge, at a height of 8,000 ft, Jakhoo Hill is the highest peak in the city and has views of the city and of the snow-covered Himalayas. At the top of the hill is an old temple of Hanuman, a Hindu deity which is popular among tourists and locals alike. 

Kufri is situated near Shimla. Kufri sees the annual sports winter festival in February. Adventure activities like skiing and tobogganing.

Day 6: Shimla to Chandigarh

After breakfast journey to Chandigarh Airport from Shimla. Places to explore

Sankat Mochan Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Hanuman. It is situated on the Shimla-Chandigarh highway.

 

 

 

5 Nights 6 Days 11 Aug
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • 5 Nights accommodation at Hotels & Luxury Camp 
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner 
  • All Transfers by Innova or xylo or Tempo Traveller 
  • An experienced backpacking expert & a Friend who will help you take the hassle out of your travel.
  • Guide and entry tickets charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Airfare / Train fare for Chandigarh - Mumbai - Chandigarh 
  • Camera Charges.
  • Personal Expenses
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Anything is NOT mentioned in the “Inclusions” or personal in nature.
  • Lunch (We want you to try out local Cuisines & not restricted to a particular restaurant, cafe)
Things to Carry
Things to Carry

Things to Carry

Things to Carry

  • 2/3-liter water bottle
  • Masks and sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Goggles
  • Hiking/ trekking shoes
  • Lip balm
  • Thermals
  • Woolen socks, Woolen cap, Muffler
  • Wind cheater
  • Sweat shirt, Jacket
  • Woolen gloves
  • Toilet paper
  • Moisturizer
  • Extra camera batteries / Portable Charger
  • Personal first aid kit and personal medicines 
  • Identity proof
  • Cap
  • Face Wash
  • Body Soap
  • Vaccine Certificate of 2 Doses Completed / RT-PCR Certificate in case of 1 Dose completed
     

Things to Carry

Things to Carry

  • 2/3-liter water bottle
  • Masks and sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Goggles
  • Hiking/ trekking shoes
  • Lip balm
  • Thermals
  • Woolen socks, Woolen cap, Muffler
  • Wind cheater
  • Sweat shirt, Jacket
  • Woolen gloves
  • Toilet paper
  • Moisturizer
  • Extra camera batteries / Portable Charger
  • Personal first aid kit and personal medicines 
  • Identity proof
  • Cap
  • Face Wash
  • Body Soap
  • Vaccine Certificate of 2 Doses Completed / RT-PCR Certificate in case of 1 Dose completed
     
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Things to do in Sangla Valley? 

  • Bering Nag temple
  • Visit Trout farm
  • Visit Buddhist Monastery 
  • Trout Fishing 
  • Alpine Meadows trek 

Shimla to Sangla Valley Distance? 

Total Distance, 225 km via National Highway 5, takes about 8 hours ideally to be covered during daylight.

Sangla Valley Weather? 

Sangla Temperature during summer between 4 to 25 degree, Monsoon valley sees deficient rainfall 
During winter it will be between 10 to -20 Sangla Valley can get cut off  due to significant snow periods not recommended to travel during winter 

Sangla Valley Hotels?

You would be staying in comfortable tents with all the comforts. Sangla is famous for camps stay by the Baspa River. Where campsite stay is not possible, we have arranged 3-star hotels. 

Hotels in Sangla Himachal Pradesh?

In case you are not comfortable with tent stay, we can customize hotel stay for you during your Sangla Valley Tour depending on availability. This can only be done before booking is completed 

Chitkul Weather? 

Chitkul Temperature during summer between 4 to 25 degree, Monsoon sees deficient rainfall 
During winter it will be between 10 to -20. Chitkul, India in Baspa Valley can get cut off due to significant snow periods not recommended to travel during winter.

Best time to visit Chitkul?

During summer and monsoon would be an ideal time to visit Chitkul village. During winter all camps and hotels are closed, and Chitkul Himachal Pradesh can be cut off due to snowfall. 

Delhi to Chitkul road distance?

Distance is 600 km one way can take up to 16 hours non stop journey. The road can be closed in winters and bad weather. 

Chitkul Hotels?

We can arrange chitkul hotel stay is required as per your requirements please email us highfive@treksandtrails.org 

 

 

Activity
Offbeat Tour
Destination
Himachal Pradesh
Duration
5 to 7 Days