Banjara Camps Kaza Retreat - Himachal - Himachal Pradesh
Founded in 1993, Banjara Camps & Retreats is a travel company with deep roots in soft-adventure travel to the lesser known Himalayan regions.
We operate mountain lodges in nine pristine locations - six in Himachal Pradesh and three in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand; and we run customized journeys across the Himalayas; from Kashmir–Ladakh in the west till the eastern extremities of Arunachal Pradesh, as well as the trans-Himalayan plateau of Tibet.
We advocate a style of travel that combines cozy stay experiences in remote, undisturbed Himalayan locales with deep excursions into the surrounding mountainside to witness the untarnished natural beauty of the inner Himalayas as well as the timeless culture & traditions of its inhabitants
Our mountain lodges include campsites, retreats and a homestay in nine little-explored & still-untouched locations: six in the inner reaches of the Eastern Himachal Himalayas and three in the Kumaon region of the Uttarakhand Himalayas. They are perfect for those wanting to just unwind and relax in a serene mountain locale as also for those seeking a more active holiday with day hikes, driving excursions and even trek style overnight camping experiences. While each lodge is unique in its own special way, here are the common factors across our properties:
Pristine, tranquil & peaceful locations far from the maddening crowds
Exquisite natural landscapes and phenomenal views of snow peaks
Abundant opportunities for exploratory hikes, nature walks, and authentic experiences of the local culture
Surprisingly cozy & comfortable dwelling units with en suite facilities and warm hospitality; despite the remoteness of the locations
Eleven rooms with attached bathrooms. All the rooms are fully furnished and have attached baths with 24 hr hot/cold water supply.
Places to visit around the Retreat:
Ki Monastery: Ki Gompa, the largest in the valley, is 11 kms away. Located above Kaza at a height of 4116m, fine murals and valuable collection of
Kangyur - ancient Buddhist texts are its main attractions.
Gete and Kibber: Gete at 4270m and Kibber at 4205m are perched on a vast rocky stretch of land and surrounded by mountains of limestone rocks,
the view from here is truly breathtaking.
Chandertal: Situated at 4270m, Chandertal is a crystal clear natural lake that lies in a broad grassy plain. Perched between a low ridge and the
main Kunzum range, the lake is a wonderful camping site and a spectacular trekking destination.
Dhankar Monastery: Dhankar, the traditional capital of Spiti, is a 30 km/approx 1 hr drive from Kaza. The Hilltop fort here that overlooks the Spiti Valley,
used to serve as a jail in earlier times. Today, more than 160 lamas reside here. About an hour’s walk from here on a slightly uphill
track is a small lake that sits languidly in a bowl.
Pin Valley NP: The Pin Valley National Park has extreme temperatures (3700-6000M), scant vegetation and mostly dominated by alpine trees,
patches of Himalayan cedar and smatterings of several medicinal plants. It is the natural habitat for a number of endangered
animals including the Snow Leopard and the Siberian Ibex and rare birds like the Himalayan Snow Partridge, the Tibetan Snow Finch
etc. the soil is rich in fossils.
Tabo Monastery: The monastery is referred to as, ‘Chogs-hkhor’ (doctrinal Enclave). It is one of the most sacred Trans- Himalayan Buddhist shrines
and is endowed with a wealth of wall paintings and stucco images. Founded in 996 AD, by the great translator and teacher,
Rinchensang Po, it is the oldest continuously functioning Buddhist monastery in India and the Himalayas, with its original decoration
and iconographic program still intact.
Langza- Hikkim: A good trek from Kaza is the Langza- Hikkim- Komic circuit which passes through a virtual treasure trove of fossils, the highest
motorable villages at 4460m and highest monastery at 4560m respectively. The panorama from these villages is enthralling and
inspiring. The mighty peaks can be seen from here in their full glory. The Chocling La Peak (6510 M) is visible clearly like a
Shivalingam from these villages. Now-a-days, you can even drive up to these villages.Address: Kaza,Himachal Pradesh
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