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Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Dhankar

Dhankar Gompa

The spectacular 1200-year-old Dhankar Gompa perches precariously between eroded rocky pinnacles on the edge of a cliff. One glance at the crumbling cliffs and it's clear why it was listed in 2006 as one of the world…
Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Tabo

Tabo Gompa

The gompa was founded in AD 996 by Ringchen Zangpo, the Great Translator, as Tibet's Guge kingdom expanded into these outlying territories, and is reckoned to be the oldest continuously functioning Buddhist monaster…
Top Choice Lake in Gramphu to Kaza


This tranquil glacial lake is among snow peaks at 4270m. The track off the main road to the Kunzum La ends after 12km and the final 1km is on foot. From June to mid-October you can stay in comfortable tent camps 3km…
Buddhist Monastery in Ki

Ki Gompa

On the road up to Kibber, about 12km from Kaza, the tiny village of Ki is dominated by the whitewashed buildings of Ki Gompa. Set atop a conical hillock, this is the largest gompa in Spiti and the views of it from t…
Museum in Dhankar


Library in Tabo

Buddhist Library

Museum in Tabo

Religious Museum

Cafe in Kaza

Sol Cafe

Ecosphere operates this cool cafe, offering coffee, teas, and snacks that showcase local ingredients such as sea-buckthorn, a berry with an amazing list of health-giving properties. There are sometimes movie or open…
Tibetan in Tabo

Cafe Kunzum Top

Kunzum Top serves tasty Tibetan and Spiti dishes in its sunny garden and cosy interior, and has decent coffee. The Sonam Homestay is attached.
Multicuisine in Tabo

Tashi Khangsar

Serves a wide range of good international fare.