Kibber – The highest motorable village in the world

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Location

Kibber is situated 16 km away from Kaza. It is situated in Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It lies between 32.331667°N and 78.008889°E.

About

It is the highest motorable village in the world. The Key Monastery is the largest in Spiti Valley. Kibber lies in a narrow valley on the top of a limestone rock. The agriculture is the backbone of the local peoples. Potato, barley and peas are the main crops. The Purang La is the main trade route. The Spiti remains snowbound during winter and temperature reach zero degree. The village has a high school, a post office,dispensary,post office. The kibber monastery was founded by Serkang Rimpochhe of Tabo.

Kibber Village
Kibber Village

Source: Lahaulspiti

Places of interests in Kibber

Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary

The Kibber wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1992. The wildlife sanctuary is spans over an area of 2,220.12 sq.km of land. The altitude of this sanctuary is 6700 meters form sea level. The wildlife sanctuary is home of ibex,blue sheep,red fox,Tibetan woolly. The wildlife sanctuary is also home of Himalayan wolf and snow leopard.

History

The village has around 80 houses, unique, given that they are made of stone instead of mud or adobe brick used extensively elsewhere in the Spiti valley. Kibber Monastery was founded by Serkang Rimpochhe of Tabo.  Source: Wikipedia

How to access

By air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar.

By Train: There is no railway network in Kibber. The nearest railway station is Shimla.

By Bus: The kibber is well connected by roads. Daily buses are ply on the Shimla-Reckong Peo – Kaza route and the Manali – Kaza route.

Climate

The winter are very cold and temperatures drop below freezing point. Woolens clothes are recommended during the winter. In summer the max temperature is 20 centigrade woolens clothes are recommended.

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