Visit Langza - Set at an altitude of 4400 meters, Langza falls under the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary and is close to Kaza, the headquarters of Spiti. Langza gets its name from 2 words; Lang which means temple and Za (short for Zama) which means mud craft. Langza once had a large community of artisans skilled in mud pottery. The mud vessels made here were supplied to the whole Spiti Valley. This craft started slowly dwindling over the years and today has only 4-5 people practicing it.
Drive to Kibber, situated at a height of 4320 meters, from where we get a beautiful view of the Spiti Tal.
We also visit Kye Monastery. This magnificent hill-top monastery at Kye (3800 meters) is the most prominent feature of the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. The monastery, belonging to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, is a striking example of monastic architecture that proliferated in the Western Tibetan kingdoms, during the fourteenth century. An architectural grandeur, you will be welcomed with a complimentary tea and witness the ancient Buddhist scrolls and paintings. Make sure you do not click photographs in praying room which is strictly prohibited.
Hikkim Village - Located at a distance of around 6 km southwards of Langza, on the way to route to Komic, the tiny hamlet of Hikkim is known for being the home of the highest post office in the world, lying at an altitude of 4440 m (14567 feet) above the sea level (listed in the Limca Book of Records also). At the first glance, you might mistake Hikkim for being an extension of Langza or Komic as this village too is bowl-shaped and equally tranquil. The houses in Hikkim, Spiti valley are made up of stones and mud with white colored walls. The houses here are in groups, closely placed, right below the road. Path towards these houses is a steep 65 degrees road. Prayer flags fluttering near the houses is a pointer towards the presence of Buddhism in the village.
Komic Village, situated at a height of 4275m is a location where fossils are found. Villagers might tempt you to buy the fossils, however do not get trapped since buying and transporting fossils is not legal. The village also owns a small monastery where women are not allowed during prayers.
Shopping in Kaza - Kaza, although a small town, is famous or its pure wool shawls, carpets and woolen clothes. Ceramic items and local jewellery is also on the top list of buyers. Lets check out some major shopping outlets of the town.
Accommodation: hotel/ lodge Meals: Breakfast & Dinner