My Journey To India's Last Village

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It was last year when I went to Maharashtra from Himachal Pradesh on December 6, 2018. This is the first time that I left the Himalayas for so long. I used to trek everyday in Maharashtra, roaming around Sahyadri mountain ranges, but every moment I missed the Himalayas.

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And finally, in this May, I got an opportunity to return home. This time I did not go to my home better to walk in other places in Himachal Pradesh. From Delhi, I took the Ordinary bus to Himachal Pradesh, who departed me to Rampur. The bus took 16 hours to reach Delhi from Rampur. The next day I took the bus to Chhikkul from Rampur, which dropped me in six hours, and in this way, it took 22 hours to reach Chhikkul from Delhi.

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Chitkul village is the last village on the Indo-Tibet border. This village is situated on the bank of the river "Baspa" and has a population of 800 people. Chhitkul is situated at an altitude of 3400 meters above sea level. There is a very beautiful 360 degree view. If the visitors wish, they can also go to the last check post on the Indo-Tibet border, but for this, they will have to get an inner permit from Reckongpeo.

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Chitkul village in India is famous for its beauty as well as its potato. The potatoes here are mostly exported abroad. There is a school in the village which is up to the eighth grade, students have to go to Rampur to read further from eighth. In the case of trekking, there is a very amazing routes, this place is already located at an altitude of 3400 meters, after a few attempts trekkers reach a height of 5000 meters. From here, Charang La (5300 meters), Lamakhanga pass (5380 meters), Rupin Pass (5100 meters), Borasu Pass (5450 meters) etc. Mountain passes can be coverd. From here, a Rangrik Rang peak can also be summit, which is 6553 meters high.

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In Chhitkul village, I visited the Mother Goddess Temple, visited Buddha Temple, Baspa River, Sangla Valley, Kamru Fort and Trout Fish Farm.

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I stayed in Chhitkul and Sangla Valley for about 8 days, and in these eight days I spent 5000 Indian rupees (Almost $72 US dollers).

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Your photos are amazing. I so envy you the nature that you have around you. I have never heard of Indian potatoes.. why are they so famous? We have some typical Swiss mountains potatoes here which are purple :) And crazy expensive of course!

Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day!

Thank you @delishtreats for kind words.
These are sweet and red potato and pure orgenic. They are special because of altitude. Villagers grow them on 3400 meter asl.

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Oh wow - your images are stunning!! India has long called my name but I got "distracted" for 15 years here in Thailand, raising child.

I'm actually planning my first visit to India later this year, finally! It will be to the South, specifically to see some Earthship design and building. But I am sooooo looking forward to visiting the North - I have several friends living in Dharamasala.

I really liked the way many of your images contain roads and pathways, visually INVITING me! Very cool and suggestive.

Following you from Chiang Mai, Thailand and hope to see more of your beautiful India.

I always feel proud when India is in someone's bucket list. Your most welcome. From South to North India is different and colorful country.
Thank you for your visit to my blog.
Another thanks to @chiang mai.

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Awesome place...as heaven on earth. Just enjoy dear.

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It is really heaven on Earth. Thank you sir for your visit and kind words

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What a beautiful place. Cold, I guess.
That last picture and the one of the sunset are perfect postcards.
Very thorough report, very informative.
Amazing the kind of adaptation people can go through to move from one place to the next in an environment this challenging (altitude, temperature, distances).

Yeah it was cold out there, while rest of country is handling temperature between 40-48 degrees there Chhitkul was on -2 degrees. Thank you for your visit to my blog.
Still plenty of villages in Himalayas where villagers do not have electricity facility, no mobile service, no road will there, but still they are happy with Nature and mountains.
Namaste from India.

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That is a long bus trip and can't believe 8 days only cost you $72 for that length of time. The area looks amazing and the photographs you have taken are fantastic. I would love to visit the Himalayas at some point just to see and not to climb.

Travelling in India as compare to many other countries is not that expansive. Thanks for liking the Himalayas. We use to say in India that Himalayas are the Adobe of God, so welcome to the Temple.

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Thanks for all these amazing photos and descriptions, @himalayanwomb! These landscapes are really out of this world.

I wish you included the brand and model of your camera, at the end of the post.

Thanks buddy for visit. I do not know about my photography but what I know that when I see the Himalayas it feels really alive.

Actually I have been using my friends old camera since last year. It is Canon 1100D with 18-55mm lens and 55-250mm lens.

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