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Rakcham is a village in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. It is located 10 kms before the last inhabited village near the Indo-China border where the Indian road ends . During winters, the place mostly remains covered with the snow and the inhabitants move to lower regions of the district .
Rakcham is not so well known offbeat travel destination which is a culmination point of the beautiful trekking route along the Baspa valley. The name of the village is derived from 'Rak' meaning stone and 'Chham' meaning a bridge. Located on the right bank of the Baspa river, Rakcham is a sight to behold.
Once upon a time, Rakcham was a quaint village of Himachal Pradesh and without any recognition. The village residents got together to metamorphose it into a clean place.
Almost 9 years back in 2008, Rakcham received the “Nirmal Gram” Award. On 15th August 2015, the village was given “Maharshi Valmiki” award at the district level.
Places Of Interest near Sangla / Rakcham
Chitkul, on the banks of Baspa River, is the first village of the Baspa Valley and the last village on the old Hindustan-Tibet trade route. It is also the last point in India one can travel to without a permit. Chitkul is very cold and windy and the road normally closes down around November after the first snowfall. A special care needs to be taken while travelling in this picturesque himalayan region, especially in winters. Weather changes very rapidly and even in summers a sudden fall in temperature may trigger winter like conditions.
Sangla tends to be the spearhead of the so called Sangla Valley because of its prime and central location with basic market area and other facilities like hospital and ATM.It is the biggest market area for the small villages like Themarang,Batseri,Rakcham,Chhitkul , the people of which are primarily dependant on Sangla for fulfilling their basic needs.A small monastery and Bering nag ji temple are located in Sangla.
Kamru is a village located in the Sangla Valley of Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh, India. It sits c. 2,700 m above sea level.The village is an ancient capital of the Bashahr principate. It is especially known for the tower-like fort at its highest point, which was made by Lord Badhrinath Ji thousands of year ago. Inside the fort there are about 36 crore (360,000,000) gods and goddess. There is also a shrine to Kamakhya Devi inside the fort campus, which was brought there many years ago from Assam. It is about 2 km from the tourist town of Sangla, on the foot of Kinner-Kailash (House of Lord Shiva).
Batseri is the second biggest village of the valley after Sangla.It is located on the right bank of the Baspa river and is located at a distance of 10 kms from sangla.Surrounded by Apple Orchards ,it is known for the beautiful and architectural specialities that the local houses carry.The temple located in the middle of the village is very famous for its local handicrafts and wooden architecture.
Rakcham is located at a distance of 230 kms from Shimla, 350 kms from the nearest broad guage railway Kalka and 360 kms from Chandigarh( International Airport).
Perched at an altitude of almost 3350 mts, the weather remains very cold during the winters(0 degrees to -25 degrees). During the summers the weather is very pleasant (5 degrees to 25 degrees)
Woolens are required during the summers and very heavy woolens during the winters.