Category: Lahaul & Spiti Valley

Ladakh vs Spiti Valley

Difference between Ladakh and Spiti Valley

Ever thought of a place where the landscape would simply wow you with the tranquility of nature and the culture which has a unique way. Ladakh is the land of many passes. It lies on the great Himalayas on the eastern side of Jammu and Kashmir. It has the mighty Karakoram range in the north and in the south, it is bound by the Zanskar mountains. Major rivers like Indus,…

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Himachali words that will help you travel better

The state of Himachal Pradesh is known for its beauty and landscape. As far as the local languages of Himachal Pradesh are concerned, they are varied and spoken all around the region. Some of the popular local languages of Himachal Pradesh are Mandiali (spoken in Mandi District), Kulavi (spoken in Kullu), Chameali (spoken in Chamba), Hinduari (spoken in Nalagarh and its surrounding area), Pangwali, Miahasvi (spoken in Mahasu region), Kehluri…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Dorje and Sonam from Langza

The Langza family, as we at tlow fondly refer to them are amazing people who are always ready to help others. There are six members in the family and the head of the family is Dorje and his wife’s name is Sonam. They have two sons and two daughters. [caption id="attachment_33688" align="aligncenter" width="300"] langza home stay[/caption] On a freezing day in the village, they have been saviours for many of…

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Ten facts about Losar, Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh

Losar is a peaceful, soothing, and absolutely delightful place. Your visit to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh is incomplete if you have not visited this heaven, situated near the confluence of the Losar and Peeno streams. Losar village in Spiti Valley is located adjacent to the Indo-Chinese border at an altitude of 4,085 metres above sea-level. It is located at the extreme end of the Spiti Valley, which…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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