Thanks to my frind Sanjay, we booked in Kinner Camps and we reached the KINNER CAMPS in the afternoon where we were greeted by Vijay and his team. After a welcome drink we checked-in to our tents.Since the camp was just being opened after the long winter break not all the tents were in place.The tents are having one Double bed with heavy quilts.The bathroom has a WC type toilet seat and running cold water. Hot water is provided on request round the clock in a bucket.The tents are cozy
even with freezing temperature conditions in the night.All around the tents they have planted flowers which will bloom soon.From camp site there is view of huge mountains having snow capped peaks.Also you can view huge forest and Baspa river.Nice location to unwind and relax.
Lunch was then served in the dining place which they have tried to keep as natural as they could. The table is actually a stone cut in round shape and cane chairs are provided.After having a great lunch which seemed like ghar-ka-khanna Vijay
offered us to trek to the Glacier which is visible straight from the camps.We very not very keen but his motivation was strong so we agreed at last.
The journey started by first going down to river bank, crossing through a wooden bridge then climbing up to the BATSERI village. We were really impressed by the village as it seems like a model village with ancient and modern feel.Some of the houses were very old and some were very new.Modern amenenties for public use were avaiable in this village and we could even see sign posts all around.
After crossing through the village we trekked up to the glacier and en-route we crossed a little rivulet on a loose wooden plank brige. We then passed through a little forest and finally there was a somewhat steep climb near the glacier. Once we reached glacier we wanted to go furhter to the top but were a bit tired so stoped midway. Clicked some photos and enjoyed being there. It was great feeling to have completed the
trek and be there. We started journey back with a great sense of acomplishment and in high spirits. The best part was that our 6 year duaghter also climed without any problem at all.On the way back we drank very cold water from a spring but it seemed so very-very refreshing. We also visited a very beautiful local temple in the village on the way back.
It took us a total of 3 hours and once back in camps we shared our expericene with other three families in the camps and motivated them to take the journey the next morning.(Hovever none of them did go).In the evening we enjoyed the bon fire and a great dinner.Finally had a good night sleep with dreams of the glacier.
Early next morning at aroung 6 i woke up to see a great scenary on the mountains.The Sun was about to rise and on the top of the the mountain i could see the snow in golden sunlight.It was a great scene and i clicked photos but the actual scene was much more amazing in comparison.
We had breakfast and then we started for Chitkul which is around 20 Km.It is said to be last village on the India-Tibet border.There is an ITBP post around 3 Km from the village and this is the last point till you are allwed to go.We walked to the place and it was almost a level walk with amazing scenery.This is the place where you are in a meadow with river flowing nearby and high snow capped mountains visible on at least three sides(Fourth side snow had melted).The mountains are having evergreen trees
and you can also view glaciers on these mountains along with little rivuliets joining the baspa river.
In the evening we had nicely made Veg pakora and good soup while sitting outside the tent.We had a lot of photos to transfer to laptop and see again and again.We had dinner and went off to sleep.It was cold outside but they provide very heavy quilts which make you warm quickly.
Next morning we had breakfast and check-out and started on our onward journey.
Like to Thanks Vijay for making the trip so enjoyable.Also like to thank Sanjay for making all his help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Sangla Valley of the Kinnaur Himalayas, Kinner Camps is a dream destination to visit. We, at Kinner Camps, are committed to spread the joy in experiencing this untouched beauty - to refresh and rejuvenate you. Efficiently managed by local professionals, Kinner Camps Sangla, has the magnificent Kinner Kailash peak towering over it, and is an ideal setting for enjoying nature to its fullest. Our Camp has been in existence since 2001, and has played a major part in boosting eco-tourism in the valley. For your comfortable and unforgettable stay, we have the provision of 23 well-furnished Swiss style luxury tents with attached bath and all amenities. A multi-cuisine restaurant serves you Indian, Chinese and Continental food, to satiate your ever-growing hunger pangs. ... more less
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