Trivia / Serene Spiti

Dalai Lama has expressed his wish for retiring to the town of _______ in Spiti.

  1. Kaza
  2. Tabo
  3. Langza


The holiness of Tabo is recognized by none other than 14th Dalai Lama himself as he believes that the illustrious Tabo Monastery is one of the most sacred monasteries. The town is located at the altitude of 10,760 ft/ 3,280 meters. The climate is usually erratic — sometimes it is cloudy and starts to snow while other times, it is sunny.

Founded by Tibetan Buddhist Rinchen Zangpo in 996 CE, Tabo Monastery is a hub for a wide range of frescos, invaluable assortments of thankas, statues, murals, and manuscripts. A wide gamut of wall paintings and mud statues in temples inside the monastery complex can keep anyone enchanted.