The Himalayan Mountain range covering the entire north of the Indian subcontinent is famous for many delights of nature and ancient living traditions. The cold desert in the uppermost Himalaya covering the district of Lahul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir provides a different specter of the higher Himalaya in many respects. Our tour to Kaza and around the town in Spiti in the summer time revealed many wonders of nature that we will enumerate here. The nature, life and historical wonders Tour of Kaza and the Spiti are one of the most exotic kinds that truly engulf tourists from all over the world like us. We will introduce here some of the most cherished experiences of the nature, life and historical wonders of Kaza and beautiful locations around the town.
A walk through the Kaza town
The first impression that you get standing before the stone craved gate of Kaza just when you are entering the town is of a town wrapped up in oblivion of history amidst the sprawling mountain range and great river basin of Spiti river at the left hand side. The Tibetan Buddhist icons and sayings from scripture engraved all over the façade gives an impression of reverence, but the long stretch of houses down the shadow of the towering hills look like small cardboard boxes in the open lap of the rock terrain. Kaza is a small town and in the left the Spiti River is flowing beside it and in the north the town ends in the grey nowhere of mountains and. The main road in twists and turns with market of daily provisions and eating joints of Tibetan style in both sides enters the town and ends in the north to the Kaza monastery. The Kaza monastery though not built long ago provides all aspects of Tibetan style architecture of monasteries and with meticulous design of forms and motifs related to the Buddhist religion and worth visiting tourist attraction within the small town of Kaza.
Walking beside the Spiti River
The spectacular Spiti River with its wide and sparkling streams all over the rocky terrain is flowing just beside the Kaza town and this river alone can provide all the delights of the picturesque nature of the cold desert and mountain specter in and around Kaza. Wherever you travel within Spiti region of the district, the river of the same is never far away and almost encircled all the habitations of the district. Thecool and dazzlingly beautiful water streams of the river gives you different specter at different times of the day according to your closeness to the riverbed and focal point. From the soft glow of the morning sun to the dazzling golden rays of the midday to the fading glory of the late afternoon and the dusk and the charismatic specters of the shadow of the vacillating clouds on the hillside and the water, Spiti River is always ablaze with beauty and provides different specters at different occasions. If reaching in Kaza you did not have a long daytime walk just alongside the nearby Spiti, you missed the most beautiful splendor that the town can offer at first sight. Without this wide open river specter the nature, life and historical wonders of Kaza is utterly incomplete.
A trek in the surrounding mountain locations
Kaza is considered to be one of the most sought after trekking points to start for journey into higher recesses of Himalaya. Around the town of Kaza some of the most exotic high altitude tourist spots and trekking attractions are situated, like the famous village named Komic which is the highest village in the world reachable by motorable road, some of the famous and oldest monasteries of the world of the Tibetan tradition, great range of archeological wonders involving ancient stone carvings, ancient Tibetan text and Tibetan architecture. The most astounding grace of the nature of Spiti will accompany you in all these treks. The Buddhist heritage and natural splendor in succession of one over the other provide the tourists the inner vibe of the Himalayan nature, life and historical wonders of Kaza.