Welcome to Around Kaza
The small, high-altitude villages on the east side of the Spiti valley (all well above 4000m) have a pristine, desolate beauty all their own – clusters of whitewashed, flat-roofed houses against a stark mountain backdrop with minimal vegetation except their carefully tended fields of barley and other crops. This is the abode of the Himalayan wolf, snow leopard, blue sheep, golden eagle and griffon vulture. Several of the villages have seasonal guesthouses or homestays and interesting old temples or monasteries. You can visit them in day-trips from Kaza but you can also stay over and take local walks – or trek between several of the villages along the homestay trek route which links Langza, Komic and Demul with Lhalung and Dhankar – a great way to get a sense of the lifestyle of Spiti's amazingly resilient people.