Koksar Is The Best Kept Secret Of Himachal With Kaleidoscopic Terrain And A Charming Monastery

Koksar Himachal
by Suchismita Pal
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Cold and secluded yet startlingly wonderful, that’s the perfect definition of Koksar, the first village that comes after entering Lahaul. Lying on the Leh-Manali highway, the village is often left behind in oblivion by the passersby. Nestled around 14 hours away from Delhi, Koksar is one of the coldest villages in the Lahaul-Spiti district and remains snow-covered during winters. After entering Lahaul, the landscapes change dramatically with more mountaineous slopes and lower temperatures.

Koksar Is Caressed By Chilly Winds All Throughout The Year

At Koksar, chilly winds blow almost all around the year and thus, it can be an ideal destination to escape the scorching heat of summer. And if you’re lucky, you might experience snowfall too. The village has a very unique terrain, with patches of greenery beautifully complementing the turquoise streams cutting through the golden pebbles. The place offers some of the best trekking routes in the entire state.


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Mother nature has painted Koksar in diverse hues and its beauty can take your breath away. Koksar is one of the best-kept secrets in Himachal and doesn’t have many shops and resorts, except for a PWD rest house and some local eateries. The village also has a charming monastery flanked by the lofty mountains.


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Get Sightings Of Mountain Yaks And Enjoy Local Cuisine

Koksar is the perfect place for someone who would take a halt simply to immerse in nature. The Lingti plains of the village might ofter sightings of furry mountain yaks and brown foxes. Do not expect fancy food here but you can definitely crave great momos and thukpas. If you’re putting up at the rest house, you can relish local cuisine too including succulent Himachali chicken. Koksar also houses a dainty wine shop.


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The ideal time to visit Koksar is from June to September as the Leh-Manali highway remains open during these months. You can also club your Koksar vacation with a visit to Jibhi and Tandi, as Koksar is roughly 1.5 hours away from Tandi. Below are some more mesmerising images from the Tourist Information Centre of the destination.

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