Following breakfast we will spend day 10 exploring 3 further villages within the surrounding area of Kaza, including the highest village in Asia, Komik, which is situated at 14806 ft. As with the other villages in the region it is agriculturally based, but on a smaller scale catering for a community of 84 people. Due to the isolation of the village it is occasionally possible to see local wildlife, such as Tibetan wolves, red foxes, Bharal goats and hares. Mid way we will stop by Hikkim, which is said to have the highest post office in the world, where, if the post master is about, you may have an opportunity to send a quick postcard back home. The lowest of the villages in terms of altitude, at 14436 ft, is Langza Village, which is often cited as the most beatific within Spiti due to its lush green pastures, akin to an oasis within an otherwise desolate landscape. There are approximately 130 people residing in the village across 30 homes and as the village has been predominantly Buddhist for centuries, it has a 1000 year old temple, called Lang Gompa, belonging to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, accompanied by a gold statue of Buddha from the same era. Langza is further nicknamed 'Fossil Village', as marine fossils are often found in the sedimentary rock, from when it lay submerged under the Tethys sea millions of years ago. On completion of our tour of Langza we will return to our hotel in Kaza.
Kaza: Sunrise 05:12; Sunset:19:28; Daylight: 14:16; Temp: 4° - 19°;