I am planning a trip to Kinnaur by mid September. We are a family of 5 traveling.

I have some questions:

1) I will be traveling from Chandigarh. How long will it take to reach Sangla from Chandigarh?

2) Is it advisable to travel by my own City Honda to Kinnaur or should I hire a taxi from Shimla assuming Himachal drivers will be better drivers in the hills. I have never been beyond Shimla.

3) Is September the best time to travel to Kinnaur as I am aware of flash floods in the area.

4)What will be the rates for taxis to Kinnaur.