Langza Village

Langza village is 4400 meters above sea level and is separated into two sections: Langza Yongma (lower) and Langza Gongma (upper). It has a population of roughly 137 people who rely on agriculture and business for a living. The creation of vessels of all shapes and sizes, as well as crafts such as shawls and carpets, is popular in Langza, which assists residents in earning a living. The settlement boasts an ancient Lang or temple that is considered the headquarters of all the Spiti Valley’s Deities.

Winter is rough in Langza, and the village stays cut off from civilization as the temperature goes below zero, making it difficult for the people to carry on with their daily tasks. As summer approaches, the snow fields turn into green meadows, and Langzu opens its doors to a few lucky tourists.

Langza Village is dominated by a statue of Lord Buddha overlooking the valley, a historic monastery, and mud houses, all of which travelers can see during their stay. 

Visitors can also travel a circuit around Langza to a few high altitude lakes and engage in adventure activities like as mountaineering and hiking. This location is rich in fossils of marine animals and plants discovered here millions of years ago, which is why a number of geologists and anthropologists visit the town each year to do research and learn more about the fossils. Spiti Valley is claimed to have submerged in the Tethys Sea millions of years ago, and one may still see remnants of the prehistoric age at Tangza. This is why archaeologists and historians enjoy visiting this site.

How to Reach

Langza is a distant community with no direct rail or air connections. You may reach Spiti from either Manali or Shimla via the Kinnaur Valley.

Langza is only around a 16-kilometer drive away from Kaza. There are no direct buses running from Kaza to Langza. You’ll have to take a taxi or hitchhike here because your options are restricted. Some brave folks walk the entire distance.

The real problem is reaching Kaza.  A bus network connects Kaza to Manali, Shimla, and Chandigarh. Buses from Shimla and Chandigarh arrive in Reckong Peo, from where you must board another bus to Kaza. You can go to Kaza from any of these locations.

Joginder Nagar (364 kilometers from Kaza) is the nearest train station, which is narrow gauge and gets trains from Pathankot (wide gauge). The nearest significant railway station is Chandigarh (500 kilometers from Kaza).

The nearest major airport is Chandigarh, while the nearest domestic airport, Bhuntar (Kullu), has minimal flight service. You can alternatively travel to Shimla and then take a two-day drive down the Hindustan Tibet Highway to Langza.


Best Time to Visit

Of course, the ideal time to visit Langza is also the most ideal time to visit Spiti Valley. There is no use in thinking about visiting Langza village unless you can go to Kaza in Spiti Valley.

Langza weather is cold and dry in the winter. Winters in Langza can be brutal, with temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius. Several feet of snow cover the terrain, making reaching Langza difficult this time of year. Due to excessive snow, the Rohtang Pass is closed in winter.

Summer in Langza sees exceptionally strong sun, as altitude increases the intensity of sunlight. Even though the nights are still cold and call for woolen clothes. Summer, spring, and autumn are the best times to visit Langza due to ease of access and road conditions.

During the monsoon season, there is little or no rain. However, the roads leading to Spiti from Manali or Shimla are prone to flooding and landslides. Due to weather and road conditions, expect extensive delays and unscheduled stopovers. 

Nearby Places To Visit

The Langza Buddha Statue

A kilometer out, when you approach Langza from Kaza, you notice a massive golden-colored Buddha statue. This statue of Buddha appears to be gazing over the globe in the peace that surrounds all mortal beings at Langza (given the elevation of Spiti valley, this may be genuine).

The Lang or Langza Gompa

Lang, the ancient village temple, holds enormous significance for villagers because they think that all the deities of Spiti Valley reside here, acting as the valley’s spiritual nerve center. Langza Gompa is another name for it.

Chau Chau Kang Nilda Peak

Langza town thrives under the shadow of Chau Chau Kang Nilda (meaning snow-capped mountain princess of the sun and dawn). Legends and myths linger around this peak in the community, as they do in other old Himalayan settlements. It is the region’s tallest peak, standing over 20,000 feet.

The view of the mountain from Langza is magnificent and serene. If you wish to climb the summit, you’ll need experienced guides, the right equipment, and prior mountaineering experience. The elevation and climate make it a difficult ascent.

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Frequently Askee Questions

Langza is notable for its massive Buddha Statue, which stands 14300 feet tall and faces the mountains that surround the valley.

This lonely and very gorgeous settlement, located 16 kilometers from Kaza at a height of 14500 feet (4420 meters), is well-known for the existence of a huge number of marine animal fossils in the area as well as sightings of the elusive snow leopard. Langza is a must-see destination for tourists visiting Spiti Valley.

The buddha statue here is quite old, almost a thousand years old.

Visitors can expect high-altitude conditions, including nausea and vomiting. Because of its remote location, medical services are basic, and self-reliance with a first-aid kit is recommended. Respect local customs, dress modestly, and obtain permission before photographing religious places or locals.

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