Kaza Himachal Pradesh – Spiti’s Dream Village


Kaza Himachal Pradesh – Spiti’s Dream Village

Kaza is a beautiful town in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. In Kaza, you can enjoy being among the snow-clad mountains, pristine rivers and streams, picturesque landscapes, and the exotic beauty of the local monasteries. To describe Kaza in one word we would say it’s ‘splendid’! However, Cliffhangers India’s blog will describe Kaza in much more detail, which may reveal the abundant natural beauty of Kaza!

Everyone visiting Kaza in the months from June to September can travel, stay, and enjoy sightseeing and the culture of Kaza in Himachal Pradesh very conveniently. As a result, we recommend that all of you readers choose Kaza as your next vacation destination, a town filled with snowy and scenic beauty.

The whole town of Kaza can be explored in two distinct sections, Old and New Kaza. Older Kaza mostly has Government offices while New Kaza opens up the doors to the King’s Palace. The town of Kaza also has historical heritage and monasteries, beautiful accommodations, and eateries. For those who like adventures, Kaza is also home to trekking and mountaineering activities. Visitors to Kaza can also enjoy village life!

Kaza himachal Pradesh is one of the best holiday destinations in North India. Cliffhangers India is a trusted travel planner for tours of North India. You can choose Cliffhangers India as your travel planner for the Kaza tour!

Kaza can be reached via the Lahaul and Kinnaur valleys. The Kinnaur Valley Route is open all year, whereas the Lahaul Route is only open in the summer. This brings us to an important climatic consideration when visiting Kaza: the temperatures in Kaza drop too low in the winter, and the locals prefer to stay inside their houses during cold and snowfall. So, the months of winter are only for a select few to visit Kaza while the months from June to September are open to all.

Best Places to Visit in Kaza Himachal Pradesh

Kaza Spiti is a spectacular holiday destination for tourists during the summer, and monsoon months, and for the adventurous, the winter months could be an option too. Depending upon your suitability, whenever you are landing in Kaza some of the best places to visit in Kaza are:

Kibber: Kibber village is famous not just among Indian tourists but also internationally for its charm and tourist attractions such as Kibber wildlife sanctuary, Parang La Trek, and Tso Moriri Lake. Kibber has a school, telegraph office, hospitals, and post office that have an old-world charm with a modern twist.

Tabo: This beautiful town is externally decorated by brown mountains and internally by the Tabo Monastery. Tabo monastery is around 1000 years old and is one of the biggest monasteries with twenty-three chortens and nine temples. All in all, Tabo is a picturesque and spiritual place.

Key Monastery: The Key Monastery has beautiful architecture, an amazing presence of the Buddhist Lamas, a quiet and harmonious environment, and much more that you can explore and experience. Tourists all over the world visit Key Monastery in the Spiti Valley for its spiritual and scenic exuberance. Some people stay as long as they can just to be in this place! Such is the effect of being in the Key Monastery.

Dhankar Monastery: Dhankar monastery is in a state of endangerment. What makes it special is the museum, the idol of Dhyana Buddha, the presence of the beautiful Dhankar Lake located at a distance of about 2 kilometers from the Dhankar monastery, and a lot of surrounding natural beauty.

Dhankar Lake: The Dhankar Lake is at a distance of 2 km from the Dhankar monastery. It takes around an hour to get to this lake from the monastery. The tranquil, picturesque, and crystal-clear waters of Dhankar Lake can be enjoyed by visitors.

Kunzum La: Kunzum La pass can lead you to the mesmerizing view of Shigri-Bara Glacier, Spiti Valley, and the beautiful Chandrabhaga Range. It’s a 15 Km long trek from Kunzum Pass to the famous Chandratal Lake. Kunzum Devi temple is liked by all the trekkers. They pray to the goddesses for a safe journey through the terrain.

Chandratal Lake: Chandratal lake is a convenient place not just for tourists to spend time but also for Tibetan traders from Kullu and Spiti Valleys. The best activities which are common at Chandratal lake are trekking, camping, and photography.

Pin Valley National Park: The wildlife, birds, and Pin Valley Trek are the top three attractions at Pin Valley National Park. This national park is home to rare wildlife species like the Himalayan Snow Leopards, Siberian Ibex, Red Fox, Marten, Weasel, and Bharal. You can also come across birds such as the bearded vulture, golden eagle, Himalayan chough, snow cock, pika, griffon, raven, and chukar in this park. Pin Valley National Park also offers an interesting trek for visitors.

Sakya Tangyud Monastery: Sakya Tangyud Monastery is a good place to gain insights into Buddhism. The look of this monastery impresses all. The white and red architecture is simply spectacular. This monastery is near the Kibber wildlife sanctuary. Sankya Tangyud Monastery is a must-visit for all tourists.

Komic: Komic village is famous for several reasons. Firstly, it is the highest-placed village at a height of 4275 meters. Komic is filled with beautiful green meadows and pastures. The villages of Langza and Hikkim which are nearby are also good places to visit.

How to Reach Kaza

Roadway: The town of Kaza can be reached from major parts of the country by roadway. Both state transport and private buses reach Kaza. Buses are also available from Shimla and Manali to reach Kaza. Generally, these buses have a fixed schedule.

Airway: The nearest airport to Kaza is Bhuntar airport. This airport is around 250 kilometers from Kaza. There are buses from the airport to reach Kaza.

Railway: Joginder Nagar, the nearest railway station for reaching Kaza is at a distance of 365 Km from Kaza. Buses to reach Kaza from this railway station are available.

Best time to Visit Kaza

The months from June to September are the best time to visit Kaza as the climate is moderate, and the roads and routes to Kaza are open also, these are the tourism-friendly months for Kaza. Here, winter begins in the month of October. In winter, the temperatures in Kaza are very low, there can be heavy snowfall and some routes are closed while only the Shimla route remains open.

For some though, the winter months in Kaza are a preferred time to travel to enjoy the winter fun such as frozen water bodies, winter sports, snow treks, watching snow leopards, enjoying snowfall, etc. Local people however prefer to stay indoors during the winter months especially when it’s snowing. These people then resort to making handicrafts staying inside their houses during winter. Tourists however have options to go sightseeing when accompanied or guided by authentic travel planners.

What and Where to Eat in Kaza

  1. Sol Café: serves vegetarian and vegan food in a lovely setting and can fill you up for breakfast, lunch, or an evening snack. You can also relish and buy the chocolates, cakes, sandwiches, and many other interesting foodstuffs available at the café. Sol Café is situated in the Kaza market area.
  2. Himalayan Caféis an Oriental and Asian food outlet. Breakfast, lunch, an evening snack, and dinner are available throughout the day. It’s an awesome hangout place and offers some interesting activities for its visitors. This is also situated in the Kaza market area.
  3. Taste of Spiti is the place to eat for all those who enjoy Italian cuisine. You can enjoy pasta, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, and much more here. Taste of Spiti also offers some exotic and delicious Tibetan and Asian food.
  4. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Hotel Deyzor. You will enjoy eating here.
  5. Tara Travelers Caféin Pin Valley has a varied menu. They serve Oriental, Indian, and Tibetan food. Tara Traveler’s Café is a very clean eating joint, with a view of the Pin valley as a cherry on the top!

Places to Enjoy your Stay in Kaza:

Kaza Himachal Pradesh has many hotels, guest houses and homestay where you can enjoy your stay. But you will find mostly homestays in Kaza. The stay cost per night may range from INR 3000+ to 1000 or a little less according to the chosen stay option in Kaza.

  1. Winter White Guest House: This is one of the best places to stay whether you are a family, couple, group, or solo traveler. They provide all the essential and added facilities for you to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay in Kaza. They are open to bringing in your pets too! This is a high-end stay option of Kaza.
  2. Nyingma House: Besides a cozy and comfortable stay you can avail free parking facility, rental bicycles, and rental ski equipment for skiing at Nyingma House.
  3. Wanderer’s Nest: Wanderer’s Nest has a beautiful garden, a breezy terrace, and a lounge for you to enjoy and relax. This is a low-cost lodging option.
  4. Spiti Sojourn: Spiti Sojourn offers English, Irish, and Continental delicacies. You can enjoy a cozy and comfortable stay here. It’s a good place for couples and families to stay.
  5. Mustache Hostel Kaza: Along with a beautiful stay, Mustache Hostel Kaza offers a riverside stroll, a stargazing experience, a bonfire, and some other leisure activities.

Hope you liked reading about Kaza, an amazing holiday destination in Himachal Pradesh. We are sure you will be now interested in knowing about some good tour packages of Kaza. Cliffhangers India specializes in organizing North India tours.


The town of Kaza is located at a distance of just 5.5 Km from Spiti Valley and can take a mere 10 to 15 minutes to be in Kaza from Spiti Valley. Kaza is 202 kilometers from Manali and 407 kilometers from Shimla. It takes around 6 hours to reach Kaza from Manali while it can take 12 hours from Shimla.

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