Dhankar (35 km)
Are you planning to take the road less traveled to Spiti Valley? Then, missing out on Dhankar is the last thing you will want to do.
It is the long-lost capital of Spiti which can only be reached after a nerve-wracking motorbike ride. However, it is not the natural fiestas that help Dhankar secure a place on the map of Himachal. Rather, it is the Dhankar Gompa and Dhankar Fort doing the honors. So, if you are someone who enjoys the company of infinite sky and brown slopes, this is the place for you to be.
Kaza (50 km)
The capital of Spiti, Kaza is the epicenter for every Buddhist trip and adventure venture at this terrain. Moreover, Kaza is the largest town in Lahaul and Spiti and is located at the altitude of 12,500 feet on the bank of Spiti River.
Housing a good number of the population, a trip to Kaza feels like traveling to a wonderland resting in another. Furthermore, this soul-stirring beauty is probably the only place in Spiti Valley where you can see markets, hotels, and other new-age amenities.
Key (54 km)
Key in Himachal is the epitome of bliss in Spiti Valley.
Ornamented by an array of white structures, the valley drenches in tranquility amidst the monochrome of nature.
Key is the home to the largest monastery of Spiti Valley, Key Monastery. However, if it is not for the scenic charms or spiritual relevance for what it is famous, it has to be for its survival through the sands of time.
The village of Key lives by the principle of Buddhism, making it a prime attraction for Buddhist tours in India.
A shutterbug paradise, a natural marvel and one of the stars of the Indian rural sky, Kibber is everything a traveling heart desires. Moreover, at an elevation of 4205 meters above sea level, this village basks in the glory of its wildlife sanctuary.
Kibber houses not more than 80 homes which are built in the same Tibetan fashion. Furthermore, Kibber accords that “end of the world” vibe and makes you never forget the way it made you feel. Isn’t that just amazing?