Welcome to Bir & Billing


Bir is also an important centre of the Tibetan exile community, with several Buddhist monasteries and institutes, some offering courses and retreats.

Note that 'tourist Bir' is the area officially called Chowgan (aka Bir Tibetan Colony) while the original village of Bir (now generally called Upper Bir) is around 2km further uphill. It's on the road towards Billing (14km), the ridgetop launch point for paragliding.


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