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Wish to breath some cold air, visit Sangla. Explore the postcard-perfect pine forests that line the snow-capped mountains. Camp out on the shores or River Baspa or just get lost amidst nature. The temperature doesn’t go above 18° C.

Nivedita Wani: Apple orchards, Hydro project, Trout fishing, treks on sangla Meadows, Baspa river front, Kamru Fort and many small big temples. You can say a paradise for photographers.

Visiting Sangla and want to stay close to all this goodness:

Budget stays:Prakash Regency

Mid-range stays: Kinner Camps

Luxury stays:Banjara Camps

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2For an incredible trekking experience
For an incredible trekking experience

HolidayIQ Reviewer Smriti Das says, “We visited the snow-capped mountains at our left-hand side which maintained the border area of Tibet and on the right-hand side are the high peaked mountains are Kumaon (Uttarakhand) border hill ranges. We stayed there for one hour. We clicked many pictures including Chitkul Govt. High School (India's last high school) which is situated on the bank of Baspa river. Returning from Chitkul, it started drizzling & within an hour the surrounding mountains were covered with fresh snow and ideal for some strenuous trekking experience. After having breakfast our next excursion was to Chitkul, the last village of Sangla.

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3Try Your Hand At Rock Climbing In Sangla
Try Your Hand At Rock Climbing In Sangla

HolidayIQ Traveller Vibhor Parikh from Ahmedabad shares, “Special about Sangla is its location i.e mountains, valleys, snow, river etc. One can feel like you're in heaven. One who are nature lovers will definitely like this destination. Places like hatu peak, batseri river and chitkul were very good. We did river crossing, rock climbing, trekking etc.”

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4Go Apple Picking Across Orchards In Himachal
Go Apple Picking Across Orchards In Himachal

Take a apple trail in Himachal Pradesh! Sangla Valley in Kinnaur is set amidst a sprawling orchard with plump, red apples waiting to be plucked. You can pluck and relish the fruit or even can see laborious jobs from plucking to packing the fruit to lugging the boxes.

HolidayIQ Traveller Priyanka Jaiswal from Noida says, “One should definitely visit the place once in a life for its beauty and serenity. The views you get when travelling through mountains by bike cannot be matched with any other place, the best time to visit is September to October. We have stayed for a night in the adjoining place called Chitkul, "the last village" at a HPTDC resort which is quite awesome. We also got a chance to eat fresh apples from HPTDC orchards, which felt really wonderful. You should try the minced chicken recipe from Chitkul, believe me it's really tasty. I would love to go back there for sure.”

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HolidayIQ Traveller Ratika Thakur recalls her good times spend in Sangla: “The best time to visit is September to October. It has beautiful places like Chitkul, the last village on this side of India, Kamru Fort and many more. The food is more influenced by Buddhist culture. Trekking and apple picking are amazing experiences. Use local transport means to experience the local culture”

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Reviews (28)

Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu4.3/5

51 reviews

Kinnaur essence

Sangla is the essence of Kinnaur travel, without visiting Sangla, Kinnaur is just incomplete!
Best time to go is essentially summer. And it is always better to check both the road condition and weather in advance. Aug-Sep can also be great time as that's when the great Kinnauri apples ripen fully. However, there may be traffic snarls because of the big trucks and also with the rainy season active, raods can be troublesome.
In general, part of the road from Karcham to Sangla is really tough and scary. It is always advisable to get help of a local driver rather than trying out oneself.
Honestly other than local fruits and woollens and Kinnauri caps, there is nothing specific local. Of course one can definitely try local food in the restaurants.
Chitkul is the must visit place while staying in Sangla. The last village of India is indeed beautiful with the Baspa river flowing out of the snow clad mountains. The monastery iin Chitkul is also worth a visit. There are hotel options but it is wiser to stay in Sangla where hotel options will be more and a bigger marketplace. Other places where we visited were Sangla village to see the monastery & the Bering Nag temple, and the Baspa river bank. There were few other spots which one can try based on personal interest like Kamru Fort, Toout Farm & Tibetian Wood Carving Centre.
Based on where you are coming from the route needs to be chosen and its essentially roadways, one has to come to Karcham and then take the route to Sangla.
Even in summer there can be chances of snow particularly in Chitkul. So keeping good woolens is always advisable. Also before coming into Sangla a check of the road condition is advisable and that's whay local drivers have the connection advantage.

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Parin Rupani

Parin Rupani5.0/5

5 reviews

Nature Beauty place

It's an extraordinary nature lovers place although it takes time to reach Sangla as there is much travelling but then too you will love nature in travelling. BANJARA hill is great experience over there. As there is no tv and you have to leave with nature and your family or loved ones that the best experiences.

Recommended Duration in Sangla

Number of days to spend in Sangla as recommended by our travellers.

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2 days

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Sangla Overview

Sangla is a popular hill town located in the Baspa Valley of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. Located close to the Tibetan border, this place is covered with forest slopes and mountains. It is situated in the range of the greater Himalayas that gives it a cold climate.

Because of its location on the Indo-China border a special permit was required from the Indian Government to travel to this place until the year 1989, when this formality was abolished to promote tourism. The name of the town Sangla has been derived from the village by the same name. The word ‘Sangla’ in Tibetan language means ‘Pass of Light’.

Sangla is popular for its pine nut orchards, apples and cherry trees. The glacial streams and the villages located in the region like Chitkul, Karchham and Batseri add to its popularity. One of the most popular attractions here is Kamru Fort, which is an ancient fort. Now it has been converted into a temple dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi. On the third floor of the temple, there is a large image of the goddess.

Other places of interest include Sapni, Kanda Trout Farm, which is a valley popular for flowers and Kilba. Located 8 km from the town of Sangla is the village of Bastseri. It is a place known for handmade shawls and Kinnauri caps. Besides that, it is the only place in Sangla where Chilgoza is grown. Most of the villages here provide a glimpse of old age wooden architecture.

The best time to visit Sangla is between the months of April and May or in September or October. These months are also ideal for activities like trekking and camping. The most popular festival celebrated here is the annual flower festival, Fulaich, in the month of September.


Photos of Sangla

Sangla, Himachal Pradesh

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Dev Nagar

Beautiful view of Mountains
Baspa River, Sangla

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Akshaya Patil

Baspa River, Sangla
Chitkul, Sangla

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Akshaya Patil

Chitkul, Sangla
Chitkul, Sangla

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Akshaya Patil

Chitkul, Sangla

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