Losar

Losar has a gem which goes away unnoticed, the Mani carvings. Similar to the lock bridge in Paris, there is a practice of carving the Buddhist chant of ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ along the roadsides and rivers as an offering to the spirits. The practice has evolved into a tradition and the people of Losar ensure that this tradition is passed over generations and these carvings stand tall as an example of the tradition.
Losar is peaceful, soothing, and absolutely delightful. Your visit to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh is incomplete if you have not visited this heaven like place, situated near the confluence of Losar and Peeno streams. Losar village in Spiti Valley is located adjacent to the Indo Chinese border at an altitude of 4,085 meters above sea level. It is located in the extreme end of the Spiti Valley, which is much similar to Ladakh in appearance. There are magnificent mountains, stunning rivers, and breathtaking vistas in Losar that can spellbind any tourist with its unparalleled beauty.

Highlights

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. This place is relatively unexplored, with various scenic spots and each has a uniqueness of its own. The ardent travelers, 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.
One can visit the beautiful Chandratal or the Moon Lake to enjoy the visual delights it offers to the visitors. To reach the spot, one has to cross over Kunzum Pass, which also connects to Manali via Rohtang Pass. Lohar Village passes through some breathtaking patches of precipitous ravines where any sound echoes three times.

Other aspects of Losar

One can actually hear the sound of silence in Losar Village. 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. The best time to visit Losar Village in Spiti is between the months of July and September, when the roads are open to the general public. 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.

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