Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley, which is located high in the Himalayas. Vajrayana Buddhism is followed by the local population. it’s similar to those found in nearby Tibet and Ladakh regions. It is the gateway to the northern reach of the country. The valley and surrounding areas are one of the least populated areas in India.

Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley

 

Key Monastery

Key Monastery

Kye Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. it’s located on top of a hill at a height of 4166 meters above sea level. It is said that Kye Gompa was founded by “Dromtön”. it’s a religious training center for lamas. and also It is the largest monastery in the Spiti Valley. 

Hikkim

Hikkim

Hikkim

Hikkim is a village in the Lahaul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh. The village is located at an altitude of 4400 meters. It is 46 km from the nearest town Kaza,  which is connected by road. There are residences in the area from 4330 to 4400 meters, And it is one of the most populated places in India for many years. The majority of the population here is Buddhist. To build houses and structures people make extensive use of stones and wood. 

Kibber

Kibber

Kibber also called Kyibar. Kibber is a village in the Spiti valley at an altitude of 4270 meters in the Himalaya. There is a monastery and Kiber Wildlife Sanctuary. Kibber is located in a narrow valley on top of a limestone cliff. The village is located 20 km away from Kaza. The bus service is running here during the mild summer months.  

Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary

It was established in 1992, covering an area of ​​2220.12 k.m. The height of this sanctuary is 3,600-6,700 meters above the average sea level. The plants are scattered here, with high medicinal properties.

Dhankar Lake

Dhankar Lake

Dhankar Lake

Dhankar Lake is a high altitude lake of Spiti Valley. It is located at an altitude of 4140 meters. It is located above the Dhankar monastery in Lahaul-Spiti district. It can be reached by trek from the monastery.

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