Location and approachability:
Diversion from NH5 at Karcham Dam, passing through the narrow winding roads crossing Sangla and Rakcham along the Baspa river flowing down deep in the valley. Journey is very adventurous as the roads are very narrow and not in good shape and you are warry of crossings of vehicle coming from opposite side. You have to cross ITBP check post where you need to make an entry some beautiful streams before you see the first view of Chitkul and you are awestruck.
Hotel's first view, surrounding parking and reception:
Nice and clean hotel, being the last hotel in Chitkul it gives an uninterrupted view of mountains and valley. External appearance is pretty raw maybe because the place is under snow for majority time of the year. Awesome surrounding with myriads of colors, river Baspa flowing close by. To compliment you have lovely hosts Manmeet and Manali making you feel at home. Hotel staff helped in parking our vehicle inside near the entrance, they have an open space for parking inside the hotel boundary which can accommodate approx. 4~5 cars and multiple bikes.
Check in process was pretty smooth after making necessary entries and providing the necessary identification documents we got rooms on the second floor with valley view, which we had booked in advance. Our luggage was transferred to our rooms from the vehicle pretty fast and we freshened up in couple of minutes to enjoy the beauty of Chitkul.
Room and Bathroom:
Pretty big room, tastefully decorated, valley view with balcony but it was approachable only via Window. However jumping to the balcony via window was a fun. Neat and clean linen, comforter and toiletries were available. No TV available in the room.
Bathroom was average in size, clean but it was pretty wet which was promptly cleaned on checking-in, later it continued to be wet because of water leakage. It has a geyser for hot water.
Dining and Room Service:
No Room Service, food is served in the dining area on the ground floor. Hot and tasty food you will never miss the homemade food and the conversations on the table either with hosts Manmeet, Manali or other guests makes the stay more engaged, comfortable and homely. Had Chitkul famous potatoes in vegetables along with fresh garden peas and parathas with butter in breakfast. Ginger Tea was pretty good here.
Wi-Fi: Being a remote place no connectivity, only BSNL works occasionally. No other mobile networks are available here. It’s a good opportunity to work on human network and expand your circle.
You can take a walk till Baspa river bank and spend some quality time in the lap of nature. You can also trek approx., 3 KMs to ITBP Post beyond which civilians entry is prohibited. Defense personnel deployed at border post are very friendly and you can engage in some good conversations with them.
After spending some good time at Chitkul we carried forward for our onward journey of Spiti trip. Check-out experience was pretty smooth, settled the food bill including the breakfasts as the tariff includes only the room costs. Luggage was transferred to the vehicle and we moved on.
Place and hotel highly recommended who want to travel and stay at Chitkul. Definitely a place worth repeating. They have a stay a Kalpa also with the same name, we came to know as part of our stay at Chitkul, with our experience at Chitkul we would like to give the Kalpa once also a try next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We provide a perfect place to relax with family or friends and are tastefully furnished to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We have 19 rooms (currently operational) thoughtfully constructed rooms in Chitkul. Beautiful lawn offers total panaroma of the valley. An in-house restaurant offering sumptuous vegetarian food and eggs only... ... more less
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