Chitkul is the last and highest village in the Baspa valley. It is situated on the Right Bank of Baspa River. There is a road along the left bank from Karcham. Also known for its alpine meadows and snow-scapes, there are 3 temples of local 'Goddess Mathi', the main ones are said to have been constructed about 500 years ago.
Location: Himachal Pradesh
Places of Interest: Kamru, Rakchham, Sangla, and Morang-Chitkul Trek
Best Time To Visit: May to November
The N.H.22 that follows the old Hindustan-Tibet route goes past the villages of Jeoti, Wangtu, Tapri and Karchham. Karchham is located on the conflux of the Satluj and Baspa rivers, which is the start of the picturesque Baspa or Sangla valley.
The village of Kumru is a dense cluster of houses and is surrounded by fields and orchards. The main gate of Kumru has an image of Buddha whose blessings must be sought before entering the village confines.
It is situated about 13-km on the way to Chhikul from Sangla, on the Right Bank of the Baspa River and is famous for its panoramic beauty.
The central villages in the scenic valley of Sangla are 18-km from Karchham. A link road that goes off the NH into the Baspa valley offers enchanting visit at every curve. There are saffron fields, orchards and higher up, as the climbs the steep inclines lovely alpine meadows. Sangla is built up at a sharp slope with the houses rising in tiers.