Jispa is located in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, at an elevation of almost 10,500ft. It lies at a distance of about 20km from Keylong along the Manali-Leh highway. The village of Jispa, which is located along the River Bhaga, is dotted with several Buddhist stupas which is quite a common sight in the villages of this region.
Attractions in Jispa
The village of Jispa offers numerous sightseeing opportunities for the tourists. However, to fully appreciate the beauty of Jispa, an overnight stay is necessary. Whether it is in a lodge or a tented camp, it doesn’t matter. You are surrounded by picturesque views of the mist-covered mountains and clouds, both of which make the village look like a brilliantly painted portrait. What better thing to do here than soak in the dreamy scenery encompassing you. Enjoy a pleasant walk by the river or enjoy a picnic at one of the many picnicking spots around the Jispa village.
You should certainly visit the Jispa Rural Housing Museum which gives the tourists a glimpse of the way of life of the residents of Tod Valley of Lahaul district. Buy some lovely handicrafts made by local women. There is also a grocery store in the village run by an ex-serviceman by the name of Karam Singh. The village also houses several Buddhist chortens or stupas which you should visit during your time there.
Where to stay in Jispa village?
Although you may not have plenty of accommodation options at Jispa, you will certainly enjoy a comfortable stay there. You can choose to stay in a lodge or set-up a camp. Overall, one may describe the accommodations here as decent and comfortable for any traveler.
The nearest ATM is in the Keylong town which is almost 23km away.
The nearest petrol pump is at Tandi, which lies at a distance of almost 32km from the village. It would be better to carry extra fuel just in case.
How to reach Jispa
Buses run by HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) are available from Manali bus stand. You could also travel by shared taxis. Both of these forms of transport make a halt at Keylong. From Keylong, you can avail any kind of public transport to reach Jispa.