Chitkul Kalpa Kinnaur Backpacking Trip

Chitkul Kalpa Kinnaur Backpacking Trip


A backpacking trip to Kinnaur valley is the perfect natural retreat that people crave when looking for a break from the daily humdrum of their daily lives. 

From witnessing apple and apricot orchards gracing the green meadows of Sangla Valley to breathing in the clean air of India’s last village Chitkul, Kinnaur has many gems hidden in its embrace and we explore the best places in Sangla valley and other nearby spots as we embark on this Kinnaur Valley backpacking trip.

Kinnaur has gained recognition recently because of its picturesque landscapes and the stunning view of the Kinner Kailash ranges but the history of this valley remains obscured and the only mention of its existence in the record is through mythological tales and local legends, adding more mystery to this land that remained forbidden for a long time. 

Nestled on what was the ancient trade route between India and Tibet, it is surrounded by many natural wonders. On one hand, the great Himalayas beckon you closer while on the other hand, the Zanskar river flows ceaselessly with a promise to wash you anew.

We start this 7-day backpacking trip to Kinnaur valley from Delhi as our rendezvous point. The overnight drive from Delhi takes us approximately seven hours but every turn that we take just means that our destination would be closer and that excitement is what makes this otherwise long journey seem short. 


(Delhi to Delhi)

  • The group assembles at the pick-up point by 08:30 PM
  • We’ll meet the team captains and a small tour briefing would also be conducted.
  • After which, we’ll head out on an overnight journey to Shimla.

Note: The pickup point would be Majnu Ka Tila.

  • Upon reaching Shimla, we will freshen up and head towards Chitkul/Sangla.
  • En route, we will make a pit stop at Narkanda. 
  • Upon reaching Chitkul, we will check into our designated hotels.
  • Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Chitkul. 
  • After breakfast, we will head towards Kalpa which is known for its scenic landscapes
  • En route Kalpa, the small town of Reckong Peo town, serves as the perfect pit stop. If the weather gods are in your favor, you will be able to catch a glimpse of Kinner Kailash Peak.
  • Upon reaching Kalpa, after spending some leisure time, we’ll head out to visit the 3000-year-old Kalpa Monastery and the Suicide Point which offers a picturesque view of the Kailash ranges.
  • Post-check-in, Dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Kalpa.
  • After having breakfast, we’ll continue our journey towards Nako, a tiny hamlet situated in the trans-Himalaya ranges.
  • En route, we will make a pit stop at Khab, the site of the union between Sutlej and Spiti river.
  • In Nako, we’ll visit the serene Nako lake and pay our reverences at the Nako Monastery.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Nako.

Note: In case of heavy snowfall, staying in Nako becomes extremely tough. In that case, we’ll stay in Tabo instead. 

  • After having breakfast, we’ll continue our journey towards Sarahan.
  • Sarahan is known for the Bhimakali temple where we will pay our reverence upon reaching this small town in Himachal. The rest of the day is at leisure.
  • Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Sarahan. 
  • Embark on our return journey after early morning breakfast and head towards Shimla.
  • Upon reaching Shimla, we will indulge in local sightseeing at the Mall road and local market.
  • In the evening, we will start our overnight drive to Delhi via Volvo.
  • We’ll reach Delhi early in the morning and the group will disperse with fond memories.
  • End of Winter Kinnaur Valley backpacking trip.


Batches in 2023
  • 04-Mar To 10-Mar

  • 18-Mar To 24-Mar



  • Transportation in Volvo Bus from Delhi to Shimla and back. 
  • Innova/Tempo Traveler for local sightseeing 
  • Accommodations for 4 nights on sharing basis as per itinerary
  • Meal Plan: 8 Meals (Starting from Day 2 Dinner till Day 6 Breakfast)
  • An experienced trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.
  • Sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • All Kinds of Permits
  • Toll & Parking Charges
  • Driver Allowances
  • Medical Support.



  • 5% GST
  • Early check-in at the hotel.
  • Any additional expenses of personal nature.
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delayed 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.
  • 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.
Travel Mode Triple/Quad
Travellers or Volvo Bus

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