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Hikkim

Located at a distance of around 6 km southwards of Langza, on the way to route to Komic, the tiny hamlet of Hikkim is known for being the home of the highest post office in the world, lying at an altitude of 4440 m (14567 feet) above the sea level (listed in the Limca Book of Records also). At the first glance, you might mistake Hikkim for being an extension of Langza or Komic as this village too is bowl-shaped and equally tranquil.

As you reach the village, this lovely place simply mesmerizing you with its beauty. Enjoy a leisure walk here, soaking-in the serenity. The houses in Hikkim, Spiti valley are made up of stones and mud with white colored walls. The houses here are in groups, closely placed, right below the road. Path towards these houses is a steep 65 degrees road. Prayer flags fluttering near the houses is a pointer towards the presence of Buddhism in the village.

Located at the far end, the monastery in the village overlooks the place. Like Komic and Langza, Hikkim also is rich in fossil life from the Indian Ocean before the mighty Himalayas came into being. If you look properly, you might even spot a few! And yes, do not forget to visit the Hikkim post office.

Accommodation in Hikkim is limited with few basic home stays offering just a mattress, though they offer all three meals and are absolutely clean. If you really wish to spend some memorable days, away from the hustle-bustle of the city life, this is the place to be. However, due to snowfall, the area remains cut-off from the civilization during the winter months.