Kunzum Travel List #1: Kunzum Route K13 – Lahaul Spiti, Himachal Pradesh: It all started here

The Kunzum Pass

The journey of Kunzum started in the stunningly beautiful Himalayan region of Lahaul Spiti in 2007. And, our brand was inspired by the Kunzum La (pass) on the way to Kaza from Manali. It is thus befitting the first entry on the Kunzum Travel List as Route K13, one of the greatest drives on this planet.

[The Kunzum Travel List is a compilation of great holiday ideas and available as an e-book, and one on paper by late 2011. To read more and to order the book, click on Kunzum Travel List.]

This route will take you through high altitude cold deserts, marked in pockets with village fields, meet people living in a world of their own, get a peek into their culture and society, be touched by spirituality and religion even if you don’t want to and have one great adventure all along.

The best part of the journey starts from Kullu or Manali, takes you over the Rohtang Pass, on to Kunzum La and further to Kaza, Tabo and Nako Lake. Add Kalpa and Sangla in Kinnaur district to the itinerary and visit Thanedar before heading back. You can add Shoja to the list, dropping in either at the start or the end of the journey.

Read more in the ‘Kunzum Travel List 1-25.’ You will get detailed distance / time charts for this route. In addition, you will know about road conditions, places to eat on the way, attractions on the way illustrated with images and peppered with anecdotes and other travel tips.

The Kunzum Travel List is a compilation of great holiday ideas for you in India and neighbouring countries. Each of these are a complete experience in themselves and include cities, train rides, driving circuits, wildlife safaris, individual attractions and more. Each entry is extensively illustrated with images and peppered with anecdotes. With useful information for travellers. And these are being put together as a series of books (electronic initially, and on paper soon). Click here to know more about it.

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  1. Nice article. It is shame growing up in Kashmir i never got chance to visit Ladhak. now living thousand of miles away from Kashmir longing for a day when I can visit beautiful place in my birth city.


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