Tabo is a typical
Himalayan village on Rekong Peo and Kaza highway in Lahaul-Spiti region of
Indian state of Himachal Pradesh around high mountains. The small village Tabo
located at bank of river Spiti and situated on 10,000 ft. above sea level.
Distance from Nako to Tabo is 64 K.M through Sumdo. At Sumdo, now you are in
Spiti valley. The entire route to Tabo is natural sculpture, carious stones
made an amazing landscape. The green valley will drastically disappear from the
landscape once you are in Spiti valley from Kinnaur.
Accommodation in Tabo
Tabo is famous for its ancient
monastery, this monastery is awarded with World Heritage site by UNESCO. Tabo
Monastery also known as “Himalayan Ajanta “ due to number of collection of
fresco, painted on wall. These fresco was painted by Kashmiri artists by using
herbal colors, you can find “Jataka Tales” is painted throughout the wall.
Take a tour or sightseeing to
Dhankar Gompa and Dhankar fort, on the way to Kaza, situated on 12,700 ft.
above sea level. The Pin valley can be seen from rooftop of Dhankar monastery.
Gompa at Tabo
Spiti River near Tabo
Tabo is lying in very
remote area of Himachal Pradesh at Indo-Tibetan border, number of small private
hotels and rest houses has been developed here. Tabo monastery guest house is
one of the best accommodations in Tabo.
Maitrey Home Stay: This homestay is very near of Monastery,
provides 3 rooms for guests, tariff starts Rs.1,200/ onwards per head per night,
good homely food with reasonable price. Owner Mr. Rinchen Chhering is very
noble and caring person for guests. Sightseeing can be arranged to Kaza, Kye
Monastery and Kibber Monastery.
Dekit Norphel Tiger Den Restaurant: A small but good Tibetan hotel near Old Tabo
monastery, tariff starts Rs.450/ to Rs.600/ per person per night for lodging
Hotel Dewachen Retreat: They provide luxury stay at Tabo with
hygienic food, tariff starts Rs.3,500/ onwards.
Nearest airport is
Bhuntar Airport also known as Kullu Airport (KUU), Air India and kingfisher
Airlines connects with Delhi.
Route 1: New Delhi to
Rampur bus (distance 480 K.M) then bus to Tabo (distance 236 K.M).
Route 2: New Delhi to
Manali bus (distance 400 K.M) then bus to Tabo (distance 248 K.M).
Route 3: New Delhi to
Kullu bus (distance 500 K.M) then bus to Tabo (distance 290 K.M).
Tabo can be reached
from Nako, distance is 64 K.M to Tabo from Nako. Himachal Road Transport
Corporation (HRTC) is key transport provider, it connects Tabo with Kaza and
Kalpa. Hiring an exclusive car from Shimla or Manali also an option.
Summer is best season
to visit Tabo, rest of the year entire area become inaccessible due to heavy
snowfall. Travelers are used to go Tabo in the month of May to September.