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.
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.
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 only.
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.