The most chilling village in Spiti.
Losar is a remote Himalayan village situated at an altitude of 13,400 feet above sea level, in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies adjacent to the Indo Chinese border, and lays claim to be the last mountain range before one reaches China through India.
Losar connects Spiti valley with Manali and is a popular stopover for travelers. Losar can be accessed from Manali, but only during the summer months (end of June to September). It is about 145 km from Manali and the route is filled with breathtaking beauty of snow peaks, colored Rocky Mountains, waterfalls, wildflowers and Chandra River. The route is like, Manali – RohtangLa – Gramphu – Chattru – Batal – KunzumLa – Losar. Kunzum is considered to be one of the most treacherous passes in the world.
One can also access the village via Shimla as this route is fairly open for most part of the year. This route is like, Shimla – Sangla via Sarahan – Kalpa – Nako – Tabo – Kaza – Losar. The path between Losar to Kaza is the most beautiful path. One can actually hear the sound of silence in Losar Village. The place is so beautiful and refreshing that people from all over the world come here to relax in its tranquil atmosphere. The weather at Losar is very windy and chilling during the night and is usually pleasant during the day.
Losar is relatively unexplored, due to its remoteness and inaccessibility and very few travelers dare to travel this road. Due to its remoteness it has very few accommodation and food options. 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. The locals here are very warm and welcoming towards travelers.