Kibber


Kibber is a village, high in the Spiti Valley in the Himalayas, at 4270mts in Himachal Pradesh in Northern India (The highest inhabited village in the world).
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It contains a monastery (K1) and the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary.  Kibber lies in a narrow valley on the summit of a limestone rock.  It is located 16kms from Kaza, and a bus service connects them in the milder summer months.  Agriculture forms the backbone of the local economy and lush green fields are abundant.  Villagers come on the 3-day traditional trade route over Parang La to Ladakh, to barter their horses for yaks or to sell for cash.
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The village has around 80 houses, which are unique, given that they are made out of stone instead of mud or abode brick used extensively elsewhere in the Spiti Valley.  Kibber has a civil dispensary, a high school, a post office, a telegraph office and a community TV set in the village.
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The K1 monastery was founded by Serkang Rimpochhe Tabo.  The Kibber wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1992, and spans over an area of 140,050 hectares of land.  The elevation range of this sanctuary is 3,600 — 6,700m above sea-level.  The vegetation, here, is sparse and have high medicinal properties.
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