Flanked by the Spiti River on one side and craggy peaks on another, Tabo is a quaint Himalayan town that is a part of Spiti Valley. Perched at an altitude of 3,280 m above sea level, Tabo is encompassed by snow-clad peaks and scree slopes. This is an offbeat tourist destination that can be explored with our well-designed Tabo tour packages. We offer a wide range of Tabo holiday packages, which allow tourists to explore the mesmerizing beauty of this beautiful destination. It is a perfect spot for those who wish to spend some time away from the hustle-bustle in the lap of nature.
Boasts of ancient Buddhist Monastery, Tabo is home to several revered temples and prehistoric caves. The caves of Tabo were once occupied by monks who used to take shelter there to save themselves from harsh winters. This quaint town lies on Shimla Kaza Highway and is a major stopover during the Shimla Spiti tour. Tourists take a halt there to witness the architectural wonders and natural beauty of this region. Also, it is located just 40 km away from the India and Tibet border. There are numerous accommodation options available in Tabo as well to offer a memorable trip to Himachal.
The most prominent attraction of the town is Tabo Monastery, which is considered the second holiest site after Tholing Gompa in Tibet. This is a 1000-year-old monastery and is one of the oldest Buddhist centers in the Trans-Himalayan region. This monastery holds archeological and historical importance due to which it is maintained by the Archeological Society of India. The monastery comprises nine temples and Gompas where visitors can witness the intricate carvings, thangkas, murals, and sculptures. Tabo is popularly referred to as ‘Ajanta of the Himalayas’ owing to the mural and stucco sculptures. The monastery houses nine temples, 23 Chorten, and a chamber for monks as well as nuns who used to meditate here.
With the help of our travel experts, tourists can plan a perfect itinerary for themselves. Our tailor-made Tabo travel packages are customizable and can be modified as per the requirements. We provide several facilities during the Tabo trip including meals, guided tours, comfortable stays, and swift transfers for a hassle-free journey. Contact us to book the Tabo tour and avail exciting offers to make the vacations memorable.
Best Places to Visit on your Tabo Trip
Boasting about the ancient monastery, temples, chortens, caves, and mud huts, Tabo houses some of the amazing attractions. It is situated in a bowl-shaped flat valley with the monastery lying at the bottom of it, unlike other monasteries that perched on the hilltop. The architectural marvels of Tabo are historic treasures, which one must visit during the Tabo trip. It is a paradise for nature lovers and historians who love to explore the old mud-houses and caves. There are numerous other popular places that are situated in the proximity of Tabo, which should be added to the Tabo holiday package. Some of the famous places to visit in Tabo are:
- Tabo Monastery
- Monastery Museum
- Tabo Caves
- Lari Monastery
- Giu Temple
- Dhankar Monastery
- Dhankar Lake
- Sopona Lake
- Pin Valley National Park
Best Time to Plan a Visit to Tabo
The best time to visit Tabo is in the summer season when the weather remains pleasant and soothing which is comfortable for the sightseeing tour. From May to October, the region experiences moderate climatic conditions such as neither too cold nor too hot. In summers, the temperature during daytime hovers around 20? C and drops up to -5? C during the night. It is important to carry woolen during the summer season also. Spiti Valley is situated in a rain shadow region due to which there is little or virtually no rainfall taking place here. However, en route to Tabo via Shimla and Kinnaur, the chances of landslides increases in the August month as these regions receive torrential rainfall.
In winters, from November to April the region receives heavy snowfall due to which the road to Tabo gets blocked. Also, during this time, the climatic conditions in Tabo remain harsh. The temperature ranges from -15? C to -25? C, which makes the excursion and outdoor activities difficult.
How to Reach Tabo for a Wonderful Vacation
Tabo is situated in Spiti Valley, which does not have its own airport and railway station. The nearest airport is situated in Kullu, which is Bhuntar Airport that is situated 280 km away. There are regular direct and connecting flights from Delhi, Chandigarh, Kangra, Shimla, Amritsar, Jammu, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Bangalore to Bhuntar Airport. The airport is well-connected with Spiti Valley by cabs, taxis, and buses.
The nearest railhead is Shimla railway station, which is situated 360 km away. Shimla is well-connected with the major cities and towns of the country by numerous toy trains. From Shimla, tourists can easily avail themselves of private cabs, shared taxis, or board HRTC buses to reach Tabo. The best way to reach Tabo is by road as it is situated on Shimla Kaza highway and taxis are easily available from Shimla as well as Manali. Tourists can ride a bike or drive a car to the monastery.
Best Accommodation to stay on your Tabo Tour
Tabo is an offbeat yet major attraction for the tourists vising from Shimla to Kaza. The breathtaking natural beauty and mesmerizing architectural splendor make it a wonderful tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh. To cater to the demands of the travelers, there are a plethora of accommodation options ranging from economical to mid-range hotels, homestays, and guesthouses. If someone is looking for a luxury hotel to stay then they can find them in Kaza. There are some camps also which come under the luxury category and offer the best facilities. The staying options of Tabo are equipped with basic amenities and provide a comfortable stay. Some of the best accommodation options in Tabo are:
- Banjaara Camps
- Hotel Mentok Dumra
- Hotel Maitreya Regency
- Hotel Tibetan Den
- Tabo Monastery Guest House
- Hotel Dekit Norphel
- Panma Guest House and Zion Café
- Palkit Home Stay
- Trozan Guesthouse
- Nirvana Homestay
- Dechen Ling Homestay