Chitkul is a small and less inhabited village. It is elevated at a height of 11,320 feet in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh and is the last Indian village situated close to Indo-Chinese border. An awe-struck place, Chitkul is perched on the banks of River Baspa and is beckoned by the majestic peak of Himalayas.
Since the place is surrounded by the snow capped Himalayan peaks, one can surely assume that temperatures never soar high. The summers in Chitkul experience cool summers as the mercury level stays between 10°-20° whereas winters are bone freezing. The temperatures stays below 0° and snowfall can be experienced during the months of December and January. The inhabitants usually move to lower places during winter season.
Chitkul isn't a bustling place but boasts Buddhist monastery like Kagyupa and temple like Kinnaur Kailash that is the hiking point for Kailash Parikrama. Apart from this, the local houses also catch the sight of visitors. The flocks of sheep can be sighted in Chitkul as well.