How to Reach Chitkul by Flight


Nearest airport to Chitkul is Jubbarhatti Airport at Shimla at a distance of about 263 km. Taxis and cabs for Chitkul are easily available outside the airport at reasonable price. Bhuntar Airport is the second nearest with a drive of nearly nine hours to Chitkul. This air base is widely connected to many major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Dharamshala, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Shimla


How to Reach Chitkul by Car


If anyone asks me how to reach Sangla valley from Delhi, I would promptly answer going in your own car is truly one of the best ways to reach Sangla valley from Delhi. It is an almost 16-hour journey via road from Delhi despite Google suggesting only 14 hours. The route includes Delhi – Chandigarh – Shimla – Kufri – Narkanda – Rampur – Karcham – Chitkul. Another alternative route may include Manali in place of Shimla, but that again has its level of difficulties as that incorporates Rohtang Pass. Rohtang Pass is also closed in winters, so if you plan to visit from Delhi to Sangla Valley, Manali is not an ideal choice of route.


How to Reach Chitkul by Bus


Chitkul valley is almost cut off from the parts of the country in terms of no direct medium to reach there. As per date, no direct buses are available from Delhi to Chitkul valley. But Chandigarh and Shimla does cater bus services till Chitkul valley so again the journey needs to broken in parts if you’re planning to visit Chitkul valley via bus. From Delhi, Volvo buses are available from Himachal Roadways which are nice and comfortable as opposed to the non AC ones. The drivers are a lot competent but yes sometimes a tad rash as well. So keep this mind before cursing your way on your entire journey from Delhi to Chitkul Valley. Those with weak stomach & fear of heights then non-AC buses are best so open windows will be of relief.


How to Reach Chitkul by Train


As Chitkul valley is at 11,319 feet above sea level and still developing so, unfortunately, no direct trains are available till here. Yet, some distance from Delhi to Chitkul Valley can still be covered via train. There are various trains till Shimla from New Delhi with interchanges available. From Delhi to Kalka the train takes almost 6 hours which is the interchange point. From Kalka to Shimla Toy train is available – moving at an average speed of 18 km so it will take almost 5 hours till Shimla. But the train route will mesmerize you with breathtaking views of the Himalayan state. Upon reaching Shimla, you may take a bus or hire a private cab for the journey till Sangla valley. Although cars are ideals, if asked for how to reach Chitkul valley from comfortably with an advantage of incredible views, I would probably choose trains.


Local Transport in Chitkul


Apart from hiking, trekking and mountain climbing, you can easily commute within the area by local cab or taxi service. However, plan your trip according to the season. Do not travel duirng monsoon due to large number of landslides.

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