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10 Fun facts about Losar, Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh

Losar is a peaceful, soothing, and absolutely delightful place. Your visit to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh is incomplete if you have not visited this heaven, situated near the confluence of the Losar and Peeno streams.

1. Location

Losar village in Spiti Valley is located adjacent to the Indo-Chinese border at an altitude of 4,085 metres above sea-level. It is located at the extreme end of the Spiti Valley, which is similar to Ladakh in appearance.

2. Population


Being on the border of the Spiti Valley, the population of this village is about 242 and there are a few shops, a school, a post office, and a health centre in the village.

3. Coldest place

Losar is the coldest place in Spiti Valley and it becomes so cold that even water pipes get frozen.

4. Nearest Airports

The nearest airports are Kullu (186 kms), Dharamsala (379 kms), Shimla (392 kms). While the nearest railway stations are Una (392 kms), Shimla (392 kms), Ropar (408 kms).

5. Scenic spots

Lossar Spiti valley

This place is relatively unexplored, with various scenic spots and each has a uniqueness of its own. The ardent travellers, especially the trekkers and photographers love to explore this cold desert, which is surrounded by many natural splendours. There are a few hotels and home stay options in the valley, having come of late that offer comfortable stay to the guests.

6. Sound of silence at Losar

One can actually hear the sound of silence. The place is so beautiful and refreshing that people from all across the country and the world come here to relax in the tranquil atmosphere and eventually forget all their problems.

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7. Best time to visit


The best time to visit is between the months of July and September, when the roads are open to the general public.

8. Kaza

The distance between Losar and Kaza is only 56 km and therefore, tourists can visit the main town of Spiti Valley, Kaza in just a few hours from Losar.

9. Culture

The people of Losar have realised the rapid loss of culture and are now ensuring that youngsters learn this art. There are workshops held near the monastery in Losar where locals congregate and make various kinds of coloured Mani stones. It is akin to watching the entire culture of Spiti closely as Losar is the biggest village in all of Spiti Valley.

10. Biking route

Losar features on a biking route through Spiti Valley and here typically bikers take a stopover before moving onto Chandratal Lake or Manali or Keylong.

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