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About Kibber

Kibber is a village in the Spiti Valley in the Himalayas at an elevation of 4270 metres or 14,200 ft in Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Kibber lies in a narrow valley on the peak of a limestone rock. It contains a monastery and the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located 16 kilometres from Kaza and a bus service connects them in the milder summer months. Agriculture forms the backbone of the local economy and lush green fields are abundant. Villagers count on the 3 day traditional trade route over Parang La to Ladakh to barter their horses for yaks or to sell for cash. Best time to visit Kibber village is from July to mid October.

Kibber stands apart from the entire Spiti Valley as it boasts of fertile fields and produces adequate amounts even for trading. Barley and peas are the main crops. The economy of the village is based mainly on trade with Ladakh. The trade with Ladakh is based on barter system with Kibber locals often trading horses for yaks. The Purang La or Purang Pass is the main trade route.

Spiti remains snowbound during winter and temperature falls to sub-zero levels. Climatic condition compels villagers mostly to stay within their houses. Villagers stock food to last the winter and utilize the time while to weave clothes and make handcraft items.Though remote, Kibber has all the basic facilities like electricity, school, civil dispensary, post office, etc.

The Kibber Village is locally known as Khyipur which is one of the highest villages in the world at an elevation of 4205 m above sea level in a narrow valley surrounded by mountains from all sides. It is a scenic tourist destination. Kibber village is popular among adventure lovers too. Trekking and mountaineering are the main adventure activities. Dandmachan Peak is popular among trekkers and mountaineers. Kibber is also a photographer’s delight. The barren landscape, rivers and mountains and gompas provide excellent opportunities to experiment with their camera skills.

The village has about 80 unique houses which are made of stone instead of mud or adobe brick used extensively elsewhere in the Spiti valley. The architecture of the houses and fortified look of the village are worth seeing. Kibber has a civil dispensary, a high school, a telegraph office, a post office and a community TV set in the village. Kibber, in Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, has the distinction of being the highest motorable village in the world. The village is famous for its scenic mountains, barren splendour and monasteries. The landscape of Kibber and the whole Spiti Valley look likes that of Tibet and Ladakh. The culture also is similar to that of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism is the predominant religion.Large amount of fossils are present in and around Kibber. The village is among the most fossil ferrous region of the world and has earned Spiti the sobriquet of ‘Fossils Park’.

Tourist Attractions of Kibber

Kibber Monastery
Kibber Monastery was founded by Serkang Rimpochhe of Tabo. Ki Monastery, the most important Buddhist centre in Spiti Valley, is located close to Kibber. The monastery is well-known for its murals, rare manuscripts, thankas, wind instruments and stucco images. Ki Monastery was founded by Serkang Rimpochhe of Tabo. According to local legend when the mortal remains of the Lama was being burned, a water source explode from the earth.

Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary
The Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in 1992, which extends over an area of 140050 hectare of land. The altitude range of this sanctuary is 3,600-6,700 m above mean sea level. The vegetation here is thin and have high medicinal properties. This sanctuary has been widely surveyed by Prof. C.P. Kala for distribution of plants and their indigenous uses as established by the amchis - the practitioners of Tibetan medical systems. Eight rare and endangered medicinal plant species have been discovered by C.P. Kala from this sanctuary. Arnebia euchroma, Gentiana kurroo, Aconitum rotundifolium, Ephedra gerardiana, and Dactylorhiza hatagirea are such threatened but medicinally important plants occur in this sanctuary.

How To Reach Kibber

By Rail
Jogindernagar is the nearest railway station. The rail route from Jogindernagar to Chandigarh is narrow guage one. Shimla and Chandigarh are the nearest broad guage railway stations.

By Road

Regular bus services ply between Shimla via Kinnaur and Kaza. The route from Shimla to Kaza remains open from May to October and is about 412 km long. From Kaza, Kibber is 16 km. Buses ply to Kibber from Kaza; however, the frequency is limited. Taxis can be hired to reach Kibber.’

By Air
Kibber can be reached either from Manali or via Shimla. Indian Airlines and some private airlines operate regular flights to Bhuntar Airport, the nearest airport to Manali. Pre-paid taxis are available from Bhuntar airport. Buses and taxis can be hired from Manali to Kaza. Kaza is 115 km journey from Manali and takes six hours. Flights from New Delhi, Chandigarh and Kullu operate on a daily basis to Shimla airport.



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