Diary

The Mountain Walker Diaries: Across The Hangrang Valley

Nako-Chango Road, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India, 10 July 2017, 1130 hours

We are now driving through one of my favourite parts of Himachal – Hangrang Valley.

Hangrang and Sangla are the two main valleys of Kinnaur. And on this trip we were fortunate to have spent time in both valleys (usually it is either or). Hangrang is a wide expanse of lofty mountains, rugged peaks, barren landscape, and stunning natural beauty. The drives here are exciting, thrilling even, given the narrow roads, cliff-edge views, and chilly winds.

Hangrang has Eight lush green villages  suspended amidst harsh, barren, remote mountains,  surrounded by lofty snow-capped peaks, with the Spiti winding its way in serpentine fashion as the wind whistles in your hair.

Check out this drive.

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