Sangla - the picturesque little hamlet
Since childhood, I had always been fascinated by the mighty himalayas and I use to often dream myself wandering around on my own to far-off lands, away from the hustle-bustle of city life. Well if you too share the same feeling then come and join me as I make my journey to a hidden paradise, a picturesque little hamlet sitting on the edge of the Indian border, guarded by the mighty Himalayan massifs on either sides, nurtured by one of the most beautiful rivers and home to the “Golden Apples”. Yes this is Sangla - a place you can remember having seen or read in any of “The Lord of The Rings” Trilogy.
And I am not exaggerating that if your keep driving a bit further up from Sangla, you might just topple off into Tibet. Yes Sangla is on the edge of the Indian border with Tibet, cut off from the rest of world for almost 3 to 4 months each year due to heavy snow. This little paradise, Sangla is situated in the Sangla Valley, spread over 42 kms at a height of around 8800 feet on the banks of the Baspa tributary, of the mighty Satluj river, between the Great Himalayan and Dhauladhar ranges, near Himachal’s south-eastern border with Tibet.
It is approximately 220 kms north east to Shimla and around 550 kms from Delhi. If your leaving from Delhi towards Sangla then you will need to take a night halt (usually people halt at Shimla) as it’s very exhausting and tiring to do it in one go.
Anyways let me share with you my storyIt was a dull Saturday afternoon. I was sitting at home doing nothing productive. That’s when I get a call from my friend