Chitkul – Home of the finest Potatoes in the World
Chitkul is the last possessed village close to the Indo-Tibet fringe. The Indian street closes here. Amid winters, the spot generally stays secured with the snow and the inhabitants move to lower areas of Himachal. Potatoes produced at Chitkul are one of the best in the World and are expensive. Chitkul, on the banks of Baspa River, is the first town of the Baspa Valley and the keep going town on the old Hindustan-Tibet exchange course. It is additionally the last point in India one can go to without a license. Exceptionally compelling at Chitkul are its homes with either slate or wooden board rooftops, a Buddhist temple and a little tower. In any case, there has been an expanded utilization of tin-rooftops, particularly the secondary school and the armed force/ITBP encampment.
The Kagyupa Temple has a very esteemed old picture of the Shakyamuni Buddha, a Wheel of Life mandala and four Directional Kings on either side of the entryway. Chitkul is for all intents and purposes the last purpose of the well known Kinner Kailash Parikrama as one can hitch a climb from here onwards. After one traverses the 5,242 m high Charang Pass, it is a long and steep once-over through slithery scree inclines to Chitkul(3,450m). The effective goddess of Chitkul is the main non-Buddhist god to which regard must be paid by the Parikrama travelers. It is accepted that the neighborhood Deity is identified with the Deity of Gangotri and till as of late local people would convey the Deity to Gangotri by walking over high mountain passes.