Jitendra  Singh

Chitkul Village, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India

Chitkul is the last and highest inhabited village near the Indo-Tibet border in Baspa valley . It is situated on the right bank of the Baspa river at the height of 3450 mt. In winters the place remains covered with the snow. Pea is the main cash crop and some farmers grow potatoes which are one of the best in the world but sometimes very costly. In ancient times Tibetans would come through this village to barter wools, leather, tools in exchange of salt, wheat, vegetables and other food items. It is also the last point in India one can travel to without a permit. Of particular interest at Chitkul are its houses with either slate or wooden plank roofs. Roads to Chitkul closes around November after the first snow fall.

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