Sangla – A Village & River Valley In Kinnaur!

Sangla,Baspa valley,Kinnaur

The picturesque and heavenly Sangla valley of Kinnaur attracts backpackers and travelers alike. It is named after Sangla village — the largest village of the Sangla valley (aka Baspa valley) and one of the largest in Kinnaur. Located in the middle of the valley, 18 km from the nearest highway NH5, it has become a…

Sangla village of Baspa valley Kinnaur

Amazing exteriors in the monastery in Bairing Nag temple complex. Temples in Kinnaur are beautiful blend of Tibetan architecture and local Kath-Kuni architechture

Visiting Kinnaur and spending some time with the locals was high on my bucket list for a long time. Finally, I got a chance to check out the Chitkul village in Sangla valley before our Lamkhaga Pass trek in May 2017, thanks to the impeccable planning of Gautam Baliga ji. On the 18th of May,…

Lamkhaga Pass Trek Blog – May 2018 Expedition

Jalandhari Gad amphitheater

Chitkul to Harsil/Gangotri trek Lamkhaga Pass (5282m) (Chitkul to Harsil), May 2018 The trek starts from the last village of Kinnaur, Himachal and ends at Harsil in the Gangotri valley of Uttrakhand. That is why, the Lamkhaga pass trek is also known as Chitkul to Gangotri trek or vice versa.  This Himalayan high pass divides…

Lamkhaga photostory: The Chitkul-Harsil Trek

Witnessing the onset of autumn in the Himalayas! Lovely contrast of fall colors against the snowy summits with clear blue skies, something I didn't expect before the trek.

Lamkhaga photoblog Lamkhaga Pass (5284m) is one of the most beautiful and challenging treks I’ve done so far. This 8-day trek connects the beautiful village of Chitkul in Sangla or Baspa valley of Kinnaur, Himachal to Harshil (Gangotri region, Uttarakhand) through some of the remote regions, usually not accessible for the civilians. The amount of…

Kinnaur Kailash Trek Blog

Charang - La base camp

Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama Trek Otherwise called Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama, this trek is circumambulation (parikrama) around the holy Kinnaur Kailash Range.Kinnaur Kailash is one of the 5 Kailash a Shiv Bhakt must-visit (others being Shrikhand Mahadev, Manimahesh Kailash, Adi Kailash, and Kailash Mansarovar). Kinnaur Kailash itself has two important routes from the pilgrimage perspective.1) Kinnaur Kailash…

Baspa Valley Kinnaur: Valley Of Brimming Beauty

In the western Himalayas, bordering along with Tibet and Garhwal, the Baspa valley—also called Sangla valley—of Kinnaur has been open to visitors since the early 90s. The valley got its name from the Baspa river which originates from Chung Sakhago pass and meanders for around 30 km before meeting Satluj on its left bank near…

Kinner Kailash Parikrama Trek in Winter

View from the 5,266 m (17,275 ft) Charang La

Kinnaur-Kailash Parikrama Trek Blog by Micah Hanson “How will you know the way, the weather is bad, there is a lot of snow,” the senior officer said. “I’ve hiked all over the Himalayas, I hiked the Pin-Paravati pass in a snowstorm,” I retorted.  “Ok, I’ll give you permission if you write a statement that you…

Baspa River Crossings Enroute Lamkhaga Pass

Soaking up the sight and enjoying every moment in the valley

Baspa River originates near the Indo-Tibetan and Himachal-Uttarakhand border. The valley of Baspa is named after this river. It is also known as the Sangla Valley – one of the most scenic valleys in the Himachal Pradesh. The Chung Sakhago Pass lies at the head of the valley. Baspa river is fed by the perennial…