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Ten facts about Langza, Spiti Valley

Langza is a beautiful destination, located in one of the most majestic valleys in India’s Spiti Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This picturesque village is blessed with ancient monasteries and buildings of a pre-historic era. It is surrounded by green pastures, snow-clad mountains and barren landscapes that awe-strike every person who visits this stunning location, which is certainly one of the best places in Spiti Valley. The magic…

Ten facts about Komik, Spiti Valley

The picturesque Lahaul and Spiti Valley embraces several treasures in its vicinity and Komik is one such place, which is set beautifully amid the stunning mountains in the state of Himachal Pradesh in North India.   Komik is the highest village in Asia and is located at a height of 18,000 feet above sea-level. The beauty of this place cannot be described in words; it can only be felt and…

Key Monastery

Ten facts about Key Monastery, Spiti Valley

Key Monastery or Ki Gompa is a beautiful Tibetan Buddhist monastery situated right on top of a hill, which is close to the Spiti River in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India. Key Monastery or Ki Gompa is a beautiful Tibetan Buddhist monastery situated at 4,166 metres (13668 feet) above sea-level. There are only a handful of people that make it up there. It is the largest monastery in the Spiti…

Ten facts about Kaza, Spiti Valley

The town of Kaza, Kaze or Kaja is the sub-divisional headquarters of the remote Spiti Valley in the Lahaul and Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Western Himalayas of India. Spiti, which is a part of the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal, is a high altitude or cold desert having close similarities to the neighbouring Tibet and Ladakh regions in terms of terrain, climate and…

Ten facts about Hikkim, Spiti Valley

Located at a distance of around six kilometres southwards of Langza, on the way to Komic, as you reach the village, this lovely place simply mesmerises you with its beauty. Enjoy a leisure walk here, soaking-in the serenity. If you really wish to spend some memorable days away from the hustle-bustle of city life, this is the place to be.   Hikkim is known for being the home of the…

Dhankar lake

Ten facts about Dhankar, Spiti Valley

Dhankar Gompa (also Dankhar, Drangkhar or Dhangkar Gompa; Brang-mkhar or Grang-mkhar) is a village and also a Gompa, a Buddhist temple in the district of Lahaul and Spiti in India.   It is situated at an elevation of 3,894 metres (12,774 feet) in the Spiti Valley above Dhankar Village, between the towns of Kaza and Tabo. The complex is built on a 1000-foot (300-metre) high spur overlooking the confluence of…

View from Demul village

11 things to experience in Demul, Spiti Valley

Demul, a small village hidden deep in the mountains of Spiti Valley, With the scarcity of local buses to this village, it is best to hire a cab, come by your own vehicle or hitchhike while enjoying the scenic beauty. At the entrance of the village, you’ll be greeted by smiling faces, welcoming you by saying “julley”, which means hello in the local language. You’d be greeted by every villager…

Chandartal

10 things to experience in Chandrataal, Spiti Valley

Chandrataal or Chandratal as the name translates to is the Moon lake, which is believed to be so because of its moon-like shape. It is nature’s gift to mankind. Situated in Spiti Valley, in the Lahaul and Spiti district of India at an altitude of 4,242 meters above sea level, the lake is at 14,000 ft above sea-level.   Kunjum pass: Enroute to Chandrataal, you would pass by the famous…

Tabo prayers

10 experiences in Tabo, Himachal Pradesh

In the Lahaul and Spiti District, on the banks of the Spiti River is this small town of Tabo in Himachal Pradesh, India. You may come to this sub-divisional headquarters of Spiti after exploring the Nako and Gue villages or directly via the Kunjum pass.   The moment you enter Tabo village situated at an altitude of 10,700 feet, you will be welcomed by the extreme cool breeze reminding you…

10 experiences in Langza, Spiti Valley

After exploring the cafe connected by the highest motorable road in Komic, posting postcards from the world’s highest Indian post office in Hikkim next is the remote village of Langza in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh. 1. Here you’d almost feel like a nomad as you experience living in one of the highest inhabited villages in the world with villagers in their humble homestay. 2. Some of us may have experienced…

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