Sangla Valley Of Kinnaur | Best Time To Visit In 2021

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The picturesque and heavenly Sangla valley of Kinnaur attracts backpackers and travelers alike. It is named after Sangla village — the largest village of the Sangla valley (aka Baspa valley) and one of the largest in Kinnaur.

Located in the middle of the valley, 18 km from the nearest highway NH5, it has become a must-see place for backpackers and travellers as it offers plenty of charming places like Kamru village and fort, Basteri, Rakcham, Chitkul , Chansu village, Rankanda and Dumti meadows.

Sangla Valley

The valley is acclaimed for the Sangla Bering Nag Temple, Kamru Village Fort, Sangla Buddhist Monastery, beautiful Baspa riverside and riverbanks, India’s last village from Tibet side – Chitkul. Sangla valley is also the gateway to many high altitude Himalayan treks like Lamkhaga Pass, Rupin Pass & Borasu Pass Trek.  

Best time to visit Sangla valley?

The weather remains cold to bitterly cold from November to March. May to September are pleasant days  So better to visit Sangla is in the months of April to October.  If you want to experience the snow, then December to early March is the best time.

Sangla average rainfall | Sangla weather
Sangla average rainfall
Sangla average temperature | Sangla weather
Sangla average temperature

The Weather Of Sangla Valley:

Sangla valley is located in the temperate zone. The average yearly temperature of Sangla hovers around 17°C. It peaks in the months of May and June when it reaches 30°C but the weather remains pleasant.

In July, August and September the average rainfall reach its apex point. It crosses the 300mm mark in the month of July. After July it starts decreasing and the average rainfall plummets to less than 100 mm in September month. In October it barely rains. With dwindling rains temperature graph also takes a nose dive and it crosses below 5°C mark in December month.

How to reach Sangla valley?

Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is easily accessible from Sangla.
From the Shimla ISBT (Tutikandi bus stop), many HRTC buses run on Delhi-Chandigarh-Shimla route.

Mostly the buses leave from Chandigarh in the night, then reach Shimla in the morning. An HRTC bus will leave for Sangla or Rakchham in the morning around 7:00 AM from the Shimla Bus stand.  The long 12-hour bus ride is an adventurous one!

There is a Bus with number HP 25 A 3043 which runs every alternate day from Shimla around 7:00 – 7:15 AM from Shimla Bus stand to Sangla. One can call Shimla Bus Depo Control Room for details on Bus timings, they will help you. For us, Shimla to Sangla HRTC Bus road journey cost just Rs. 354

Tip: Women travelers get 25% concession if they travel in HRTC buses.

The helpline number of Shimla Bus Depo Control Room is 01772656326.

If you are visiting Sangla with friends or family, try to take or book Innova, XUV, Tata Sumo or Tempo Traveler from Shimla. This will help you to stop & spend enough time en-route Sangla. The journey from Shimla to Sangla is Epic & Deadly dangerous one with Breathtaking views of Sutlej River, High Mountains, Mountain Villages, Lovely Bridges, Some Beautiful Towns of Kinnaur Valley.

Distance from different cities:

If you are traveling from the different States of India, it is better to reach Delhi or Chandigarh by Flight, Train or other transport options then plan accordingly in advance. This will help to reach Sangla without any transport issues.

From Delhi: Around 590 Kms. via NH44 and NH5 (Delhi to Sangla)

From Chandigarh: Around 354 Kms. via NH5 (Chandigarh to Sangla)

From Shimla: 240 Kms. via NH5 (Shimla to Sangla)

How to reach Sangla from Shimla: From Shimla, Take following route to Sangla: Shimla –> Kufri –> Fagu –> Rampur –> Tapri –> Karcham –> Sangla

Altitude: Altitude of Sangla Valley, Kinnaur District, Himachal Pradesh comes to around 3000 Mtr.

Bucketlist Best Places To See Around Sangla Valley In 2021  

Kamru village 

From Sangla town, the village of Kamru is a 2-kilometer easy hike away. The Kamru fort & temple is lesser visited place by the tourists. Most skip this place and drive straight to Rakcham and Chitkul. While in Sangla, don’t forget to check out these ancient Buddhist architectures. You must visit this place if you’re in Sangla, because it’s incredible!

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