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Where To Stay In Kunzum Pass

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Where to Stay 

Kunzum Pass doesn’t have hotel or any option to stay as in lodges, resorts or budget hotels. However, you will find home stays managed by locals.Travellers can opt to go to Kaza which is about 75 kms for better stay in hotels or Keylong on way to Leh.

 

Hotels in Kaza 

Hotel Snow Lion

Hotel Sakya Abode

Banjara Retreat

 

 

Hotels in Keylong

Hotel Chander Bhaaga,

Hotel Valley View

Hotel Dekyid

Hotel Snow Land

PWD Rest house 

 

 

You can contact us at: +91-96463 38600  +91-98143-24607,+91-172-5005543, email - sales@holidaytravel.co 

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ACCESS:

Kunzum Pass is accessible from two sides.

 

From the West: Kunzum Pass is accessible via Keylong from the North or Manali from the South. Both routes converge in   the small village of Gramphu, located in the Lahaul Valley. From here, the road runs eastward into Spiti Valley via the pass and Losar. Travelers can either continue on to Kaza, Tabo, and Reckong Peo, ultimately completing the circuit in Shimla. Trekkers can access the pass via the Chandra trail beginning in Manali from the southern approach or in Bara Lacha La (Bara Lacha Pass) from the northern approach.

 

From the East: Kunzum pass is accessible via National Highway 22. From Shimla, travelers follow the highway to Sumdo near the Tibet border. From here, a single lane road runs through Tabo, Kaza, and Losar before reaching Kunzum Pass. Trekkers can access the pass via the Parbati trail beginning in Manikaran where it ends in Mud. From here, trekkers must navigate via the road or by bus to the pass.

 

  By Air: The nearest airport is at Bhuntar town, 50 km south of Manali and 170 km from Kunzum Pass. Indian Airlines and some private airlines operate regular flights to Manali. From Manali travellers can take bus or hire jeep for Kunzum Pass.

 

  By Rail: Being a hilly & difficult terrain railway is not possible. However nearest broad-gauge railway station  Pathankot is 324 kms from Manali. From Manali travellers can take bus or cabs.

Climate: Extremely cold during winter and difficult to approach, temperature drops well below even – 20 degrees, cold during summer. Rainfall is almost zero and Heavy Woolens are required in Summers too.
 
 

Best time to visit:  The best time to visit Kunzum Pass is from June end to September end. Rest of the year, the Pass remains cut off from rest of the world due to heavy snow fall.

Things to bring : The travelers should bring with them clothing consisting of layers which can be added or removed as the temperature varies considerably from day to night. One should carry a warm windproof jacket, sweater, comfortable trekking shoes, sun screen lotion, sun glasses, a salve for the lips, a hat, scarf, tissue papers, flashlights, can opener, personal medicines, water bottle etc.  It is recommended not to over exert oneself during the trip and to drink plenty of fluids.

 

Fitness Level : As Kunzum Pass is located at a very high altitude, it is advisable that travelers with pre existing problems of the heart, lungs or anemia should consult their doctor before this trip. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema is a major threat for those having serious lung and breathing problems. For those interested in trekking, levels of physical fitness should be good.

 

 

Dhankar Monastery :It is located on the left bank of Spiti River at a distance of 41 kms from Kunzum pass. The Dhankar fort was built to keep an eye on enemies and offers unhindered views of the Spiti Valley. Dhankar's old temple is known as Lha-O-pa Gompa. The gompa is built like a fortress.

 

Lossar: It is the first inhabited village on the Spiti side while coming from Kunzom pass. Situated at a height of 4,085 m. & located at a distance of 18 kms from Kunzum pass, the village is singularly secluded. Sight of Lossar to a trekker coming down from Kunzum brings instant relief. The neatly white-washed mud houses with red bands look extremely picturesque. The contrast is rendered all the more appealing by verdant fields and willow plantations around the village.There is a small gompa in the village. The flat roofed houses are topped by white flagpole which the superstitious believe saves them from evil spirits and brings prosperity.

 

Kye Monastery: Overlooking Kaza from a height of about 13,500 ft , the Kye monastery is the largest in the valley and holds a powerful sway over the most populous part of the valley around Kaza. The gompa is an irregular heap of low rooms and narrow corridors on a monolithic conical hill. From a distance it resembles the Thiksey monastery near Leh in Ladakh. The irregular prayer chambers are interconnected by dark passages, tortuous staircases and small doors.Thousands of devotees from all over the world here attended the Kalachakra ceremony which was performed by His Holiness Dalai Lama.

 

Chandrataal or the Moon Lake, located at an altitude of 4270m lies at a distance of 6 kms from Kunzum Pass, which connects Lahaul and Spiti. With a circumference of 2.5 km, this deep blue lake is the source of the Chandra River. The overlooking hanging glaciers, craggy peaks and acres of snow and scree make it a nature lover's delight. The legend says that this lake is the place from where God Indra's chariot picked up Yudhishthir to be transported to heaven in his mortal form. This makes it a revered location for the devotees.There is a brownish patch "Samundari Tapu" in the middle of the lake which a number of people have tried to reach but in vain. There is also a story of a mermaid living in the glacial lake.A number of temples exist on the periphery of the lake. Thus it draws domestic and International tourists alike. Water here is crystal clear and you will be simply amazed to see the reflection of mountains in it. 

 

Kibber:  Kibber village is located at an height of 4205m and 18 km from Kaza. This is the highest village in the world which is connected by motorable road and is the highest habituated village in the world which has its own polling station during elections. Apart from Kibber the other villages in this area are Komic, Hikkim and Langshu. All of them look similar and while the folks stay all year in Kibber, the villagers move down from the other villages to warmer locations during winter.

 

Pin Valley :One of the four local units of Spiti is the Pin valley which lies on either side of the Pin river. Geographically, the Pin valley is shut off from the rest of Spiti by high mountains. The only opening has been provided by the Pin river that forces its way through a deep narrow gorge to join the main river Spiti, at Attargu.
The Pin valley is famous for its internationally recognised Chaumurti horses that are bred and sold for considerable sums in Rampur-Bushahar during Lavi fair and in Ladakh.

 

 

Where to Stay 

Kunzum Pass doesn’t have hotel or any option to stay as in lodges, resorts or budget hotels. However, you will find home stays managed by locals.Travellers can opt to go to Kaza which is about 75 kms for better stay in hotels or Keylong on way to Leh.

 

Hotels in Kaza 

Hotel Snow Lion

Hotel Sakya Abode

Banjara Retreat

 

 

Hotels in Keylong

Hotel Chander Bhaaga,

Hotel Valley View

Hotel Dekyid

Hotel Snow Land

PWD Rest house 

 

 

You can contact us at: +91-96463 38600  +91-98143-24607,+91-172-5005543, email - sales@holidaytravel.co 

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