Kee Monastery in Spiti

Ki Gompa is built in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, about 12 km from Kaza. The monastery was established in the 13th century. It is believed that this is the largest monastery of Spiti Valley. This monastery located in Leh looks exactly like the math, its height is 13500 feet and this monastery is built on the rocks in a conical shape. It was made by Ringchen Sangpo.

It remained safe even in the earthquake of 1975 AD and was affected by the invasion of 19th century Sikhs and Dogra kings. Some ancient manuscripts and some weapons have been kept in this monastery.

Cham Utsav is celebrated every year in the month of June-July. In the year 2000, the Dalai Lama performed the Kalachakra Abhisheka at the Smee Monastery.

Key Monastery is the main tourist destination for the tourists, which is world famous for its natural beauty, spirituality, soulful peace.

Kaza Town Lahaul & Spiti

Kaza is situated at an altitude of about 3700 meters on the banks of the Spiti River in Lahual Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is said to be the cold desert of Himachal Pradesh.

It is an important trading center of Lahaul Spiti which is surrounded by snowy mountains from all sides. If you are fond of adventure along with natural beauty, then definitely make a plan to visit here.

Rivers and waterfalls have a special contribution in enhancing the beauty of this place. This entire Spiti valley is full of ancient villages, mythological monasteries and other places of interest.

It is about 420 km away from the capital Shimla. Many homestays and hotels are also available in Kaza. The nearest rail route to Kaza is Shimla and Airway Kullu is the Bhuntar airport in Manali.

Spiti parallels Tibet and Ladakh regions in terms of its climate and Bodh culture. Kaza town is spread over 4 kms on the banks of Spiti river in Spiti valley.

There are two ways to reach here, one via Manali which is open for 6 months in a whole year. The second via Shimla which is open almost throughout the year till Kaza. Kaza is connected with National Highway 505 Shimla and Manali.

From here you can visit Langja Village, Comic Village, Hikkim Village, Key Village, Kibber Village, Chichum Village, Tashigang Village, Losar Village, Kunzum Pass and Chandertal which are considered to be major tourist destinations.

Pin Valley & Mudh Village

Mudh village is a beautiful village situated at an altitude of 3700 meters in Pin Valley. There is a good arrangement of some hotels and homestays along with some houses here. The people here are dependent on tourism and agriculture. It is situated at about 50 kms from Kaza, 51 kms from Dhankar, about 435 kms from Shimla and about 250 kms from Manali. From here the Bhava pass trek starts which is open till the month of September. Pin Parvati trek also starts from here.

Spiti river accompanies us throughout the journey and the changing scenery at every turn touches the soul. It gives the tourists an immersive visual experience. On the way comes a Sangam village which is very beautiful.

There is a proper arrangement to stay here too. The snow capped high peaks of Pin Valley add to the view here. Pin Valley is a National Wildlife Sanctuary. The main attraction of Pin Valley are various wildlife like Ibex, Spiti Goat, Snow Leopard, Redfox etc. Pin Valley Wildlife Sanctuary was established on 9 January 1987.
The height of the park ranges from about 3500 m to 6000 m. Pin Valley is a colorful valley in a way. This is considered to be the favorite place of tourists.

Dhankar Village

Dhankar village is situated on a hill which was once the capital of Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. Dhankar means a fort built on a rock. Its altitude is 3894 meters above sea level. A monastery is located here Dhankar Gompas which is situated on top of this village.

The view of the Spiti river and the tall conical mountains make this village even more scenic. This is a small village which is about 37 kms from Kaza. It has been the capital of Spiti for many years.

It is situated on a ridge which was meant to defend against attack. Dhankar village is also famous for Spiti Wildlife today. Dhankar Lake is another scenic spot on the trek of about 5 hours from Dhankar Village, so whenever you visit Dhankar village, don’t forget to visit Dhankar Lake. It offers a panoramic view of the sky touching mountains, Spiti river, and all around.

Tabo Village Spiti

The true beauty and essence of Spiti resides in its village. You’ve just passed through the valley, you haven’t experienced it or really seen it.
You do not need to go out much road to reach Tabo village. It is located 3280 meters on Shimla – Kaza main highway.
You can take the unique experience of a lifetime with you by spending a night in the monastery here.

Tabo Village is a small village situated on the banks of river Spiti in Spiti district, about 50 km from Kaza.

The monastery located here is more than 1000 years old. The Dalai Lama believes that Tabo Monastery is the holiest monastery where he has expressed his desire to stay after retirement.

Tabo village remains very cold in winters.
Tabo Monastery is also known for its natural beauty and its natural caves.
There are 2 ways to reach Tabo. The first easy way from Shimla, the second a little more difficult from Manali. The road to Manali remains open from May to mid-October. The road here is open throughout the year except in winter.

Gue Village in Spiti

Gue – The Live Mummy

Gue was found in a tomb located at an altitude of 6000 meters in Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh, India, which is a living mummy identified as Bhikshu Union, Tenjin.
Villagers came to know about the mummy in 1975 when a part of the tomb collapsed due to an earthquake in the area. Since then this place has become a favorite destination of tourists.

It is believed that this Mummy’s nails and hair are still growing. When the Himalayan Wings team reached GUE, we found that the villagers of GUE are very nice people and they do not shy away from helping the passengers. This mummy is now kept inside the Glass in the newly built temple where tourists can see it.

GUE is located about 43 kms from Nako village. To reach here, you should contact Team Himalayan Wings.

Nako Village, Nako Lake View – A beautiful Village in the lap of Snow capped Mountains

Nako Village is situated at the height of about 3600 meters from the sea level.This is located near Indo China Border in Trans-Himalaayan region of Kinnaur district.It is the last village of Kinnaur district. Outsider visitors need inner line permits for staying in this region. All major attractions can be enjoyed by foot.

The hidden gems of Nako village and its untouched natural beauty will make you fall in love with this village. Best time to visit in summers.

A Message For Better Tomorrow

Hello Friends,

Today Himalayan Wings wants to talk and share some things about growing Corona Epidemic and worsening nature.

Himalayan Wings request you all please Wear Mask, Use Sanitizer, Maintain Social Distancing, Follow the maximum of safety measure as per our government guidelines. Stay Safe! Stay Healthy and Keep Everyone safe surrounding you.

Previously garbage piles were found in big cities, but now the situation is the same here in the mountains. Plastic waste, empty liquor bottles, now have started reaching the mountains too. A question arises in the mind again and again as if our elders were entrusted to us by nature, will we be able to entrust them to our future generations?

Earthen houses have been replaced by concrete houses, wells have been replaced by elevator schemes, gurukuls have been replaced by English schools, playgrounds have been replaced by online games.

No public transport is being used, every single person is sitting in his car and going to office, people have stopped raising cows, now people are wondering with dogs in their vehicles, people are going on picnic and they are leaving their garbage at the same place.

Isolated animals from nature and has been imprisoned in zoos and kept a ticket to see them, there has been strange irony that on this earth only and only humans will do the rest of the life so like humans are slaves.

Water sources are drying up, epidemics are spreading from animals, mental disorders are being caused by technology like mobiles, bees from pesticides and other animals/ creatures like them , which plays a vital role in the natural chain, are ending.

People are taking huge vehicles in big houses in a round of appearances, which has nothing to do with reality and far away from our existence.

We have forgotten our original principle, which is as follows-

 If we are born then death is certain.

Our actions are going to be useful for our next birth and the next generation.

Exploit nature no matter how much money you earn – Nothing Will Go Together!

Nature has created us, we should also have some contribution for nature.

What should be done?

Use public transport as far as possible.

Keep your garbage in your bag and then put it in dustbin.

Keep your water bottle with you daily while leaving your home.

Wherever we go, please do not make that place dirty, do not waste any more garbage by looking at you.

Live with a simple and real character.

Plant trees around your house.

Do leave a pot of water for the bird at your home.

Bijali Mahadev Kullu Manali

Bijali Mahadev – Where the lighting strike the Shiv Ligam every year. Bijali Mahadev is one of the sacred place of Himachal Pradesh. It situated at Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh at the altitude of 2460 meters. It is 22 Kilometres from Kullu by road and 3 kilometres trek from road. The Shiv Lingam broke in pieces by lighting from the sky and it is remade by pasting butter on Lingam every year.

Sada Shiv is seated at this place through auspicious times for a long time. While marking the rain in the world, this place is related to the slaughter of the power Mahadev Jaalandhar Asura.

It is also called Kulant Peeth by another name. The Bholenath Parable inside the seven Paroli Bhakals is related to the future Madan katha by Nande Gawale . The deity Carriers came after Mathani Johri, in which priests etc. are related.

Here Lighting falls from sky, sometimes on the flag, sometimes on the Shiv Linga, when there is a huge crises on the Earth. Then Lord Shankar ji endures the huge crisis lying on the earth to lend to the creatures on the lingam of the creation by the power format on which the Bijali Mahadev sits here.

Things To Do

Trekking, Camping, Bonfire, Meditation, Snow covered Mountain View, yoga and Relaxation. Amazing Kullu, Bhunter, confluence of Beas and Parvati River Entire View.

How To Reach

From Kullu Bijali Mahadev is 22 Kilometres along with 3 kilometres beautiful trek. From Kullu one can hire taxi or can rent a bike to reach Bijali Mahadev. For more information call at 9459253917. or click here.

Best Time To Visit

During all season one can visit this place. You can see different natural colors during whole year.

Being Green And Clean Is Not Just An Aspiration But An Acton. please Do not throw plastic .

Chander Nahan – The Trek Of Seven Lakes

Today we are going to take you to the true source of the Pubber River. It is situated at the height of 45,000 ft. The trek start from JANGLIK which is 130 Kms from Shimla. There is a point on the trek which we call the WOW Point at DAYARA THACH. A beatiful meadow at the end of thick forest. Here you may enjoy the most spectaculars of Sun rise and Sun set. The forest have Pines & Oaks tress all around which increase the density of forest.

Adventure, Calmness & various colours of meadows leads the trek through DAYARA THACH to LITHIN THACH. From Lithin Thach one can approch the Chander Nahan water fall. The fall is coming Seven Lakes creating super natural scenic beauty.

Best Time to Visit : July – August.

Trek Details :

  • Shimla to Rohru – Arround 100 kms.
  • Rohru To Janglik – 30 kms (9,200 feets)
  • Janglik To Dayara Thach – 5 hours of trek (Base Camp)
  • Dayara Thach to Lithin Thach – 3 hours (arround 11,700 feets)
  • Lithin Thach to Chander Nahan Lake – 6 to 7 hours (13900 feets)

Descriptions :

  • Rohru : A beautiful place with apple orchids all around situated at the bank of Pabber River. About 100 kms from Shimla. Rohru is well known for its apple, trekking and trout fishing.
  • Janglik : An ancient village of Rohru which is famous for its natural beauties and its old culture. One can reach Janglik By Jeep.
  • Dayara Thach : It is a beautiful grass groud. Situated in the valley of great Himalayas. It is a beautiful meadow in the valley. One can enjoy the Majestic Sun rise and Sun Set. Shepherd are all around the mountains.
  • Lithin Thach : Lithin Thach is the place for very first beautiful view of Chander Nahan Waterfall coming from Seven Lakes of Chander Nahan.
  • Chander Nahan Water Fall : Amazing and stunning view of the running waterfall from the top makes you speech less. Its beauty is attracting Adventure lovers all around the country and world. One can set the camp here and can feel the beauty of this nature.
  • Seven Lakes : Seven lakes belongs to origin of the Pabber River. The lakes are situated around 14,000 feet surrounded by Snow Capped Mountains.The reveler feels most alive here.

Himalayan Wings recommended this trek to Adventure Lovers.

Shree Khand Yatra

Shree Khand Mahadev Yatra is devoted to Lord Shiva (Shivalinga) at the high altitude of 18,570 Feets in Distt. Kullu Himachal Pradesh. Lord Shiva – Shivlinga is about 72 feets long on the top.

Not only Shiva Linga but also have the existence of Mata Parvati, Ganesha and Kartike. In other words as per Hindu religious point of view Lord Shiva Family belongs to Shree Khand Mahadev.

The scenic beauty of this trek is unforgettable.

How to Reach

Shimla to Jaon Village – 140kms. Trek Starts from here.

Jaon Village to Singhad – 3kms.

Singhad to Thachru – 12kms.

Thachru to Kalitop – 3 kms.

Kalitop to Bheem Dwar – 7kms.

Bheem Dwar to Parvati Bagh – 2kms.

Parvati Bagh to Shree Khand – 5 kms.

Beautiful places on the trek are as follow :

Devdhank : Spiritual Cave by which Lord Shiva went to Top of the peak Shree Khand Mahadev.

Thachru : Temple situated here is dedicated to
God of Jungle, where trek leads in between the thick forests of different kinds of species of trees.

Kalighati : By reaching Kalighati peak Lord Shiva Shivlinga is visible first time.
Faithful people often sit here for little rest by gazing the Lord Shiva Shivlinga on the top of the Shiva Nagri.

Bheem Dwar : Bheem Dwar is the same place where Bhasmasur was meet to his death. Where he was killed at the place water comes slightly red till today.

Parvati Bagh : Parvati Bagh is one of the heavenly blessed orchids of different sorts of flower and natural medicines species. Here Jatt Ganga waterfalls are flowing continuously which represents charm and mind relaxing scenic view. Lord Shiva’s favorite flower Bhram Kamal (a flowers) are looks like the electricity bulbs all around.

Nayan Sarovar : A beautiful natural lake in between the snow capped mountains. It is said that it was made up of with the tears of Maa Parvati in ancient time. Faithful people takes holy bath here first than start their holy trekk to Shree Khand Mahadev Darshana.

Bheem Shila Bheem Bahiyan : It is said that Bheem Shila are devoted to Pandvas – Bahiyan belongs to Ladders to Heaven. One can be the witness of Pandva Lipi. It is said that the stones of the Ladders are Carved by the Bheem.

Shree Khand Mahadev Darshan : After crossing the Bheem Bahiyan a glacier is on the trek. This glacier is in the shape of heart. While crossing the glacier You finally can see the Lord Shiva’s (Shivlinga) in front of you Which seems beyond your imagination. All your tiredness naturally got away. By reaching here you feel full of life, spirituality, positive energies and positive thoughts.

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