Chitkul Road Trip
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The last inhabited village on the Indo-Tibetan border is Chitkul, around 569 kilometers from Delhi and 24 kilometers from Sangla. It is famous for its sunsets, potatoes, apples, and the incredible hospitality of the locals
At 3450m, Chitkul is well over a few mountain tops in Himachal alone that makes it witness frigid winters during which the snow makes the inhabitants move to the lower regions of Himachal
Chitkul is famously known for the quality of potatoes produced; they are one of the finest in the world. Situated on the bank of river Baspa, Chitkul is the first village of Baspa Valley and the last village on the old Hindustan-Tibet trade route and is also the last point in India that one can travel to without a permit
Moreover, it is proved that Chitkul has the cleanest air in India by the researchers of IIT. So, if you're someone who wants to be out of the polluted air in a metro, Chitkul should be your first pick
Not to forget the 'Aakhri Dhaba' present at the very far side end of the village. It is named so because it's the last dhaba in the previous town of India
But your life can get a little bit tricky if you're someone who does not carry enough cash with them. Since Chitkul is an offbeat remote area, you'll not get access to ATMs. But not only that, even medical centers, hospitals, fuel stations, and many other necessities are not present in Chitkul
So, what if you're in an instant? Well! One has to move back to Sangla, which is about 28 to 30 kilometers away from Chitkul
While all that is true, one last thing to make it the perfect offbeat destination would be 'no network zones.' Yes! Chitkul comes under that only. So, you can drop off the Instagram or even call for a few days while you're in Chitkul
But it doesn't mean that the Chitkul is not developed; they have their hydropower flour mill, which is prideful for all the villagers living in the vicinity
Lastly, if you're to talk about the people of Chitkul, then they are way too friendly and helpful. Also, the Buddist religion is the primary one in Chitkul, but Hinduism is also there to chime in
If you're planning a trip to Chitkul, then the month of April to June and September to October would be the best
Having difficulties planning a trip to Chitkul? Well! We're here for the help, come along and join our latest batches of Chitkul Road Trip.
The group assembles at the pick-up point by 09:00 PM (tentative)
We'll meet the team captains and a small tour briefing would also be conducted
Afterwards we’ll head out on an overnight journey to Shimla
*The pick up point would be Majnu Ka Tila.
Early in the morning, we’ll arrive in Shimla via the Hindustan-Tibet highway
We’ll be changing our transportation from bus to Tempo Traveler at this point and will head out for Chitkul
En-route, We’ll be traversing through the beautiful towns of Kufri, Narkanda, Rampur, Sangla, Rakcham, and witness the Karcham Dam with the Sutlej river flowing alongside
Upon reaching Chitkul, we will check into our hotels where we will indulge in group bonding exercises. Dinner followed by overnight stay in Chitkul/Sangla.
After early morning breakfast, we’ll head out for a sightseeing tour
Our first halt would be ISBT camp from where we will enjoy the beautiful view of the Baspa Valley and sit by the Baspa riverside.
We will pay our reverence at the Kagyupa temple and then visit the iconic Hindustan Ka Aakhri Dhaba to indulge in local cuisine
Return to our Campsite / Hotel for dinner followed by overnight stay in Chitkul.
Resume our return journey after breakfast and head towards Shimla
Upon reaching Shimla, we will board an overnight bus towards Delhi
We’ll reach Delhi early in the morning and the group will disperse with fond memories.
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Transportation with Tempo Traveller / Innova Shimla to Shimla
Delhi to Shimla and Shimla to Delhi Volvo Bus
Accommodations in Hotel/Camps on sharing basis as per itinerary.
Meal Plan as suggested in the descriptive itinerary.
Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.
First Aid Kits
All Required Permits
Early check-in at the hotel.
Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.
Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.
Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
Any Airfare/Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation from which is outside the itinerary.
Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
THINGS TO CARRY
Down Jacket /Main Jacket
Thermals (Upper & Lower)
Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes
Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)
First Aid Kit
Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Mobile Charger / Travel Charger
Policy and Terms
No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp message. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.
Free Cancellation up to 45 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 44 days to 30 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 20 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 19 Days to 10 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 10 Days to 06 Days of the Departure Date then only 75% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 06 Days from the Departure Date then 100% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
You are not applicable for a refund if you fail to show up on the day of departure under the given timeline that has been provided to you beforehand.
There would be no refund provided in case there occur some problems due to government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances. On the occasion of any such happenings, we have a backup plan ready most of the time and we'll be moving onto that. There are times when we would have to cancel some activities mentioned in the itinerary but it's only due to the reason that we would be bound by a circumstance that is not in our control.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.) then the participants would be provided with a travel voucher for the same amount that can be used within 365 days of the issuance date for any package worth the same amount.
If a trek/trip has to be aborted midway due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). In that case, no refund would be provided.
JustWravel will not bear any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.).
Cancellations policy differs for popular destinations and also during peak season, kindly confirm with your operator once.