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Kibber

Perched at an altitude of 4205 m above the sea level, located 18 km from Kaza and 8 km from Ki, Kibber village boats of being the highest inhabited village in the world with a motorable road that also has its own polling station at the time of elections. You need to drive past Key Monastery to arrive at this tiny peaceful hamlet. The scenery of Kibber looks similar to the other nearby village like Hikkim, Komic, and Langshu.

One of the most beautiful destinations in the Spiti Valley, Kibber is ideal for a number of activities such as short treks to place such as Chichum (2-3 hours), villages like Gete and Tashigang, a visit to the Ker Monastery, trek to Tso Moriri lake in Ladakh, and a hike up the Dangmachan peak (5157 m), right above the village for some mesmerizing views. There is an old temple in Kibber with a huge pray wheel inside.

The main source of livelihood of people here is agriculture along with and other businesses including crafts such as weaving. Houses in Kibber are typical Tibetan style of architectural. There are around 70 houses with shite walls and red rooftops.

Kibber village is only accessible in the summer months, from April to October as during the winter season, like other parts of the valley, it stays disconnected due to heavy snowfall. In summers, public buses are available from Kaza, twice a day (morning and evening). Shared taxis are also available. The high school in this village is also one of the world’s highest school. There are only a few shops here selling basic commodities. Accommodation in Kibber is limited to a number of home stays and guest houses, serving three meals a day.