Himachal. Sangla valley in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh is a very beautiful place. which attracts the world. Sangla Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in the world in the Himalayas. The Baspa River flowing through the Sangla Valley joins the Sutlej River at Karcham. Sangla Valley starts from Karcham and reaches Chitkul. Chitkul is also the last village on the Indian border.
Sangla is a beautiful valley nestled in the middle of high snow-capped mountains. There are apple, apricot, walnut and other fruit orchards in Sangla. Apples here are very different and better than other parts of Himachal. Most of the villages are along the river. The valley is surrounded by cedar forest. These valleys only attract them. Trout fish are found in the cold waters of the Baspa river in the glacier. Some tourists are enjoying the cold by kneeling in the river to kill trout.
Camping is also done on the banks of the river in this valley full of adventure. Camping places near Racham are very good. Where spending the night in a tent under the open sky is a special pleasure. Reaching Sangla Valley by one of the most dangerous roads in the world is no less exciting. Sangla Valley travel is becoming the first choice of adventure and thrill loving people.
Some Important Places and Treks in Sangla Valley
Kamru Fort – This fort is the only fort here, built at a height of 2,600 meters at a distance of only 2 km from Sangla town. There are many entrances to this fort. There is a large statue of Lord Buddha at the main entrance. A beautiful view of the Sangla valley can be seen from this fort.
Sangla Buddhist Vihara – The Buddhist Vihara located in Sangla is also known as Barelengi Gompa. This is a famous gompa of Sangla Valley.
Bering Nag Temple – The main deity of the valley is considered to be the serpent. Located in the center of Sangla city, this temple is the main religious place of the valley. Where a special fair is held every year in September.
Rakcham Village – This village is located almost in the middle of the valley. This is a very beautiful place. It is famous for visiting Rakhcham valley. There is a trek from Rakcham to Batsari. There is also a 4-hour trek from Rakcham to the glacier before June.
Chitkul – Located at an altitude of 3500 meters, Chitkul is 23 km from Sangla. It is the last inhabited village on the Indo-Tibet border in India. Tourists are forbidden to go outside this village. Chitkul also has a beautiful temple built in hill style. Situated on the left bank of the Baspa river, this village is topped by the high peaks of the Himalayas.
Rupin Pass Trek and Sangla Meadows Trek – are the major treks starting from Sangla Valley.
The Sangla Valley is also home to many rare wildlife species of the Himalayas. Many types of herbs and especially Bhojapatra trees are found here. Cold water from the valley, waterfalls and snow in the mountains attract everyone.
The journey from Shimla to Sangla valley can be seen in this video.
Best time to visit Sangla – Summer season is the best time to visit Sangla. It is considered suitable especially from May to July. Definitely bring warm clothes before coming to this high altitude valley.
Where to stay – Many hotels, guest houses, restaurants and dhabas are available in Sangla Valley from Sangla to Chitkul. In addition, home stay facilities are also available in some villages. Camping is arranged for those staying in the open area. Check out some pictures taken during the summer season in Sangla Valley.