(12000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Himachal Pradesh | India
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Kaza is categorised as Pilgrimage / Adventure / Remote Himalayas

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Kunzumla Pass (Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
Wading through Glaciers (Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
Chhatru Tea Stopover on Kaza - Manali route (Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
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Reasons to Visit
  • Kaza is capital of the Spiti valley and its largest town.
  • Kaza is characterised by Monasteries, villages, high altitude farming, a rugged / rocky terrain and rocky mountain slopes.
  • Kaza offers spectacular snow peak views and a rugged desert like backdrop.
  • Kaza has monasteries (Most notably Ki Monastery), world's highest petrol pump, World's highest inhabited villages and amazing high altitude views.
  • One can trek around the area. Kaza lies on the Tibetan Plateau and one gets a feel of Tibet and Ladakh moving around the area.
  • Kaza is the last point before one moves towards Manali and joins the legendary Manali-leh road enroute.
  • Kunzumla pass journey enroute is considered an epic for bikers and self-drive adventure enthusiasts.
Know It
  • Kaza home to only Petrol pump in the area and it happens to be worlds highest petrol pump The area around is a high altitude desert and the population share the same ethnicity with Tibet (China) and Ladakh (J&K) region. In winter temperature dip to upto minus forty and region still is able to grow high quality potatoes and apples in few months of the summer. Kaza is accessible during June-Sept period and remains inaccessible for tourists for rest of the year
  • Destinations to visit for Tibetan Monasteries and Buddhist Heritage in India"Kaza (12000 ft asl) is a remote town in Spiti Valley and home to Ki Monastery. Key Monastery is said to have been founded during 1008-1064 CE period and one of the most ancient monasteries in Spiti Valley. "
  • Offbeat Traveller Destinations around Manali"Kaza (12000 ft asl - 200 kms from Manali) in Spiti Valley is a rugged desert like terrain having some very significant Tibetan monasteries, world's highest inhabited villages and some spectacular view points around it. The drive is spectacular via Kunzum La Pass (15000+ ft asl) which is open June 10th onwards till end Sept. "
  • Remote Destinations offering exceptional Himalayan Views"Kaza (12000 ft asl) in Spiti Valley is located 200 kms (10 hrs drive) from Manali and is renowned for high altitude ancient monasteries and a rugged landscape. Kaza also offers close range Himalayan views and some of the villages around offer a spectacular 270 degree Himalayan views. Kaza is Open during Mid-May to Mid-Oct"
  • Significant Pilgrimages of Sangla-Kinnaur and Spiti Valley"Ki Monastery is set near Kaza at 13500+ ft asl overlooking Spiti River and is the biggest monastery of Spiti Valley and a religious training centre for Lamas. Ki Monastery (dated 1008-1064 CE) and monasteries around Kaza is of interest for any Inbound and experiential traveller with interest in Buddhism. Kaza is visited as ex-Manali Break or as part of Sangla - Kinnaur - Spiti Valley high Himalayan road trip."
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Kullu (240 kms)

Kaza has 7 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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3 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Kaza

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Holiday (7 or more)1

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List of Holidays for Kaza

Short Break

  • Manali with Spiti Valley (Kaza) (6 Nights)
  • Manali with Spiti Valley (Kaza) and Chandertal Lake (6 Nights)


  • Sangla Valley - Spiti Valley (9 Nights)

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Kaza has 1 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Car hire - Manali to Kaza (Spiti Valley) Drop via Kunzum La PassRs. 10560

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Destination Ideas

  • Adventure Getaways ex-Manali
  • High Altitude Monasteries in and around Kaza
  • Kaza Experience
  • Kaza-Manali Driving Experience
  • Spiti Rural Homestays

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Ki Gompa, is a 11th century monastery the largest in the valley. Located above Kaza at the height of 4116m, fine murals and valuable collection of Kangyur - ancient Buddhist texts are its attractions.
    High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    18 km from Kaza. The highest village in the world which is connected by a motorable road and also the highest village in the world which has its own polling station during elections.
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Langza-Hikkim-Comic circuit 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.
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    24 km from Tabo, 800 year old Dhanker Monastery is one of the most significant Tibetan Buddhism monastery in the area. The monastery overlooks the confluence of Pin and Spiti rivers. An hours walk from the monastery takes you to the beautiful Dhankar Lake.
    High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    Tabo Monastery is situated in centre of Tabo. Tabo is home to the second most important Buddhist monastery in the entire Himalayan region - the Tabo Gompa. It is now more than 1000 years old.
    High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    Kunzum La Pass lies at about 15000+ ft asl and it connects Spiti Valley with Lahaul valley eventually connecting Manali - Leh route. Kunzum La Pass opens around 10th June and is one that offers one of the most rugged biking and driving experiences. Road between Gramphu and Kunzumla Pass (50 kms stretch) is actually a no mans land with no habitation, no cellphone signals and road passing through riverbeds and waterstreams
    View Point
    Himalayan Views

Destinations within reach from Kaza

  • Tabo ( 47 Km )

    Tabo is home to the second most important Buddhist monastery in the entire Himalayan region - the more

  • Losar ( 57 Km )

    Losar is a remote Himalayan village that lies on Kaza - Manali Road, 18 kms short of the Kunzum La more

  • Nako ( 110 Km )

    Nako is about 100 kms from Sangla Valley; Set around a lake, Nako is a important centre of more

  • Keylong ( 185 Km )

    Keylong (10000 ft asl) lies about 117 kms from Manali beyond Rohtang pass on the legendary Manali more

  • Kalpa ( 200 Km )

    7 km from Reckong Peo. Kalpa is a temple town with very good Himalaya views around the Shiva more

  • Manali ( 200 Km )

    Manali (7000 ft) is a major hill station and a preferred Ex-Chandigarh weekend Getaway and a more

  • Jispa ( 210 Km )

    Jispa is visited as a part of Adventure Himachal Itinerary or as stopover on the legendary more

  • Sangla ( 220 Km )

    Sangla is a village, situated at an altitude of 8,792 ft in Baspa Valley of Kinnaur District. It more

  • Naggar ( 220 Km )

    Naggar (20 kms from Kullu and Manali) on the left bank of the Beas River and offers commanding more

  • Raison ( 230 Km )

    Raison is a riverside location 15 kms after Kullu and 26 kms before Manali, known for off-beat and more

  • Kullu ( 240 Km )

    Kulllu area is known for apple orchards and trout fishing besides a range of adventure activities more

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Nearest Airport in Kaza
  • Bhuntar Airport Kullu ( KUU ) , Kullu-240 Kms
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