Beautifully nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Sangla is a scenic mountain town that is located close to the Tibetan border. Chitkul village is the last inhabited village before the Indo-Tibetan border. Know what's it's like to be in the borders from villagers, their culture, traditions, hardships and the simple joys that make it all worthwhile. The Kamru Fort is a perfect place to get a glimpse of artistic legacy of the past. The fort is set at a picturesque location and offers beautiful views of the Sangla valley, streams, and apple gardens. Placed on the left bank of Baspa River, the stunning Batseri village can only be accessed by foot. Find unique handicrafts, handmade shawls, Kinnauri caps and much more.
Drive to Narkanda
Drive from Delhi or Chandigarh to reach Narkanda during the day. You can also take a flight or bus to Shimla or Chandigarh, and we will pick you up from there.
Hatu Temple Joaba Hike
A hike through the varied colours and serenity of fascinating deodar jungle takes you to the famous and revered Hatu Temple atop Hatu Peak. This small wooden temple is dedicated to 'Mandodari' wife of 'Ravana'. Spend some time at the Hatu peak as you enjoy the splendid panoramic views of Narkanda on one side and Rohru on the other side. Just a little further down the path is the lush green meadow of Joaba. Stop for a short picnic and laze around the nature-trimmed Joaba Meadow at the end of this beautiful walk. An expert local will guide you through this 1.5-kilometre hike providing you with info about the peaks, the trees and the local life.
Picnic in Narkanda
Spend time enjoying views of the mountains. Soak in some much-needed sun and watch the clouds pass by. Enjoy the silence that only nature can provide as you sit beside a gushing river under tall trees. Take a moment to listen to the earth turning while we provide cots and a scrumptious picnic lunch.
Drive to Sangla
Post breakfast, start driving to Kinnaur valley, and settle in for the day in Sangla.
Chitkul Visit and Walk
Officially the last Indian village before the Tibet border, Chitkul is renowned for its natural beauty and quaint architecture. Spectacular views of the Baspa valley coupled with its quaint wooden houses make Chitkul the day-trip village to visit from Sangla. Renowned for its, rather expensive, potatoes, Chitkul is surrounded by lovely golden buckwheat that is covered with snow for a good 6 months (October to February). With a little over 600 inhabitants here, Chitkul has some very friendly inhabitants who are always happy to interact with visitors. Get to know a little more about life in this high-altitude border village - the culture, traditions, hardships and the simple joys that make it all worthwhile.
Picnic at Mastrang
Drive to Mastrang from Sanglawith the constant company of the deep gorge and the river on boulders. Mastrang lies on the way to Chitkul, the laskasot Indian village before the Indo-Tibetan border. Surrounded by local farms of buckwheat and seclusion, this tiny village offers spectacular views of snow-covered peaks with the Baspa river gently flowing alongside. The perfect absolute solitude and serenity here in Mastrang makes it the ideal picnic spot for some much-needed downtime, far away from the crowds and the tension that urban living tends to bring along with it. We'll make adequate seating arrangements and set out a sumptuous meal while you sit back, and enjoy.
Kamru Fort Sangla Walk
The walk starts from Sangla, the main town of the Sangla Valley. Fortified by high peaks with a sparkling river for company, Sangla is loaded with nature's beauty. Agriculture is the daily bread-earner for inhabitants of this valley. Apart from apple orchards, Sangla grows of one of the best quality potatoes in the world. We then move on to Kamru Fort. Built around the 15th century, Kamru is considered one of the oldest forts in Himachal. Made of wood, the fort's architecture is a blend of Indian and Tibetan architecture. The Fort houses an idol of Kamakhya Devi (originally brought from Assam) as well as a 15th century shrine of Lord Badrinath. Our local expert will let you in on details and the folklore behind this picturesque fort.
Prepare for the journey back home, refreshed and rejuvenated after your stay in the mountains.