is the capital of Spiti Valley. Rudyard Kipling describes Spiti in "Kim"
in these words: "At last they entered a world within a world - a valley
of leagues where the high hills were fashioned of the mere rubble and
refuse from off the knees of the mountains... Surely the Gods live here.
The valleys of Kullu and Lahaul bound Spiti, locally pronounced “Piti”,
on its south and west; the region of Ladakh lies to the north and the
Kalpa valley lies to the southeast. Geologically and archaeologically,
Spiti is a living museum. The mountains are devoid of any vegetation and
erosion by wind, sun and snow over thousands of years has laid bare the
rocks. The rugged and rocky mountain slopes sweep down to the riverbeds
giving the landscape a moon-like appearance.
How To Reach :
By road from Shimla
Kaza is 412 kilometers from Shimla. From Tabo, Kaza is only 47
By road from Manali
Kaza is 201 kilometers from Manali via Rohtang Pass (51 kms.) and Kunzum
Pass (115 kms.).
Eleven rooms with attached bathrooms with
Best Time To Visit :
April to October are the
best times to visit Kaza.
Places to visit around the Retreat :
Ki Gompa, the largest in the valley, is 11 kms. away. Located above Kaza
at the height of 4116m, fine murals and valuable collection of Kangyur -
ancient Buddhist texts are its attractions.
Gete and Kibber
Gete at 4270m and Kibber at 4205m are known for being the highest
inhabited and motorable villages in the world. Perched on a vast rocky
stretch of land and surrounded by mountains of limestone rocks, the view
from here is truly breathtaking.
Situated at 4270m, Chandertal is a crystal clear natural lake that lies
in a broad grassy plain. Perched between a low ridge and main Kunzum
range, the lake is a wonderful camping site and spectacular trekking
Langza-Hikkim-Comic Day trek
A good trek from Kaza is the Langza-Hikkim-Comic circuit which passes
thru’ a virtual treasure trove of fossils, the highest village at 4460m
and highest monastery at 4560m respectively. The panorama as viewed from
these villages is enthralling and inspiring. The high and mighty peaks
can be seen from here in their full glory. The Chocling La Peak (6510
Mts) is visible very clearly like a Shivalingam from these villages.
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