Chitkul is a village in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. This is the last Indian village on border with China. The Indian road ends here. Potatoes grown at Chittkul are one of the best in the world and are very costly. Chitkul, on the banks of Baspa River, is the first village of the Baspa Valley and the last village on the old Hindustan - Tibet trade route. It is also the last point in India one can travel to without a permit.
Particular interest at Chitkul are its houses with either slate or wooden plank roofs, a Buddhist temple and a small tower. Chitkul is around 569 km from the National capital Delhi and 28 km from Sangla. There are wooden houses turned into hotels and these hotels are a bit expensive that why most of the tourist prefer to stay at Sangla. There is no ATM facility or fuel stations in this hilly area. There is also neither a clinic nor any hospital in this area. Chitkul is very cold and windy and the road normally closes down around November after the first snowfall.Hide.