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Losar Travel Guide

Situated near the confluence of Losar and Peeno streams, Losar village is worth a visit being the first big village and because of its Location. Yak and horse riding are other charms to add to its beauty and unique experience. Being the last habitude spot, the population of this village is about 242. There are four shops, a school, a Post Office and a Health Centre in the village.

Location: Himachal Pradesh
Altitude: 4,079m
Places of Interest: Kibber, Kunzum Pass, and Kaza
Best Time To Visit: June to October

Kaza: 60-km
Kibber: 76-km
Dhankar Monastery: 84-km
Pin Valley National Park: 89-km
Tabo Monastery: 106-km
Kunzum Pass: 136-km

Kunzum Pass (4590m):
76-km from Kaza, Kunzum provides chief access to Lahaul valley by the great Kunzam range. Kunzam is safer and provides easier ascent and descent. While going to this pass, the panoramic view of Bara-Sigri glacier, the second longest glacier in the world is enthralling and inspiring. There is a temple at the top of this pass dedicated to Goddess Durga. The view from the top is breathtaking, on one side is the Spiti valley and to the other are numerous Chandra-Bhaga range peaks.

Kaza (3800m):
224-kms from Manali, 197-kms from Keylong and 425-kms from Shimla, Kaza is a sub-divisional Headquarter of Spiti valley. It is situated at the foot of the step ridges on the left bank of Spiti River. Once it was the headquarters of Nono, the chief of Spiti. It is connected by road with Manali & Shimla except in the winter months.

Kibber (4205m):
Locally known as Khyipur, Kibber one of the highest villages in the world at an altitude of 4,205m above sea level in a narrow valley surrounded by mountains from all sides. Surrounded in summer by lush green fields, Kibber stands at the head of a trail that picks its way north across the mountains, via the high Parang-La pass (5,557m) to Ladakh. The village of Kibber locally known as Khyipur, is perched on a vast rocky-stretch of land. In Kibber, stone, instead of mud or unburned brick so commonly used in the houses of the Spiti valley has built all houses. Even at this height, the village has plenty of cultivable land and Barley and peas are cultivated once in a year. There is also a Buddhist Gompa known as Yaktin Gompa located over here.

Air: Nearest airport is at Jubberhatti, 30-km from Shimla.
Rail: Nearest railway point is at Shimla.
Road: Regular buses run daily from Shimla.

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