Recong Peo : (2670m) located 240 kms from
Shimla, 7 kms from Powari and 13 kms from Kalpa. Recong Peo is the
Headquarter of the district Kinnaur. Provides fine view of the
Kothi :Just 3 km from Recong Pea. Kothi has an ancient
temple dedicated to the goddess Chanadika Devi. Set against a
backdrop of mountains of deodar the temple has an unusual
ard1itectural style and fine sculpture. An exquisite gold image of
the goddess is enshrined in the sanctum.
Sangla Valley: If a landscape had
the powers of casting spells, then the Sangla Valley would be a
magician-extraordinary. Once seen, it is a place that can never be
forgotten. Even the rushing waters of the Baspa river, that flows
through its 95 km length, seem to absorb some of the magic and slow
down to savour its Snow-framed beauty. 2 km from Sangla is the fort
of Kamru (3000m) its tower like architecture, resembles that of the
Bhimakali complex and this was the original seat of the rulers of
Bushehar;Chitkul (3450) is the last village of the Valley and beyond
lies Tibet. The area is well known for its saffron farms and the
Baspa river is an excellent place for angling for trout. The Hotel
shrikhand acts as the perfect base to visit the enchanting
Rlba (2745m) ; Just 18km from Powari on NH-22 is Riba,
famous for its vineyards and local wine " Angoori" that is made from
Jangi (2790m) : 26 km from Powari, the inner border is
located here beyond which foreigners require permit to travel upto
Tabo. From this point the famous Kinner Kailash Parikarama
Trek starts touching Morang. Thangi and Kunocharang villages and
entering Chitkul village in sangla Valley. From here one can
drive to Leh in the neighbouring state of Jammu and Kashmir. This
road is being increasingly used by tourists to Leh for the past 5-6
years. If Kinnaur is "god's gift," then Spiti is the place "where
the gods live." The gompa at Tabo is called the "Ajanta of the
Himalayas" as it has exquisite frescoes and stucco statues. The
monastic complex here has nine temples, 23 chortens, monks' and
nuns' chambers. Tabo's sanctity, in transHimalayan Buddhism, is next
only to Tibet's Tholing gompa. Further above is Kaza, the base to
visit the Hikim, Komik and Langja monasteries. En route from Tabo is
Dhankar gompa, a masterpiece of local architecture as also castle of
the ruler of Spiti. Still further is an important monastery at Ki
and Kibber (4,205 metres above sea level) is the region's highest
permanently inhabited village connected by a motorable
Puh (2837m) : Lush green fields orchards of apricot
vineyards and almond trees, are to be seen on the route of Puh. Just
58 km from Powari along the NH-22, Puh has rest house and hotel
Nako (3662m) : 117 km from Kalpa. In Hangrang valley
is the largest village above sea level.
It is also famous
for Nako Lake which has boating facilities in summer and during
its frozen surface is used for ice skating.
Buddhist monastery is located here.
KAZA: (3600m) Once was the capital of Nono the chief
of spiti, Kaza situated at an altitude of 3600m above sea level on
the left bank of Spiti, presently is the Head quarter of spiti Sub
Division. This beautiful place has buddhist monastery and Hindu
HOW TO GET THERE: Nearest Airports are at
Kullu (Bhunter) 250 km and shimla 445 km. Kaza
be approached by road from shimla (May to October) and from Manali
200 km via Kunzum Pass (June to October).
TOURIST LODGE KAZA
Tourist Lodge Kaza is an ideal base to make sorties to discover the
beautiful valley of spiti.
Climate: This region is called as cold
desert and not having monsoon.
In winter the
temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy woollens are
required, in summer the weather
remains pleasant when light
woollens are advised.
Address. Tourist Lodge,
Kaza-172114, spiti Sub Division, H.P. Tel. : (01906) 222566.
Accommodatian: 4 DBRsand Tented Colony with 5 tents.Facilities
Spacious rooms having attached bath with running hot and cold water.
Parking within premises. Restaurant.