Kibber, also known as Kyibar, is a small village located in the Spiti Valley at an altitude of 4270 metres in Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and barren landscapes, Kibber boasts of being the highest village with a motorable road. The village is particularly famous for the local monastery and Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary. The high altitude and pollution-free environment make the village a perfect place for sky gazers and photographers.
Located at 4,270 meters above sea level, it is the highest inhabited village with 77 houses with 366 people only. There are 187 men and 179 women in the town.
A feature of this village is the similar-looking houses. Around 40 houses had been built in Tibetan architecture and Tibetan Buddhism is the predominant religion. The apartments are all built with stone and similar patterns and barring the conventional building materials and bricks. Due to the lack of transportation material, the raw materials are taken from the neighbouring villages. The similarity of houses enhances the beauty and outlook of the town.
Besides these, there are several nearby villages worth exploring for their ancient culture and beautiful views. Tibetan Buddhism is practised here and the village holds a special significance for Buddhists as the teacher of Dalai Lama, Serkong Rinpoche died here. He was also the founder of Kibber Monastery. There isn't much to do in Kibber, but the sceneries and landscapes around you, as well as the altitude, will keep you fascinated. It may be remotely placed, but it is well established with hospitals, high school, post office, telegraph office, and community television.
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