Ki Gompa, the largest in the valley, is 11 kms away. Located above Kaza at a height of 4116m, fine murals and valuable collection of Kangyur - ancient Buddhist texts are its main attractions.Gete and Kibber
Gete at 4270m and Kibber at 4205m are perched on a vast rocky stretch of land and surrounded by mountains of limestone rocks, the view from here is truly breathtaking.Chandertal
Situated at 4270m, Chandertal is a crystal clear natural lake that lies in a broad grassy plain. Perched between a low ridge and the main Kunzum range, the lake is a wonderful camping site and a spectacular trekking destination.Dhankar Monastery
Dhankar, the traditional capital of Spiti, is a 30 km/approx 1 hr drive from Kaza. The Hilltop fort here that overlooks the Spiti Valley, used to serve as a jail in earlier times. Today, more than 160 lamas reside here. A statue of Dhyan Buddha where four complete figures of Buddha sit back to back is the main attraction of this more than seven-century old monastery. About an hour’s walk from here on a slightly uphill track is a small lake that sits languidly in a bowl. The size of the lake in the summer varies every year depending on how much snow the catchment area had the revious winter.Pin Valley National Park
Declared a National Park in 1987; the Pin Valley is located in the cold desert region of Spiti and takes its name from the Pin River. Because of its high altitude (3500 M to over 6000 M) and extreme temperatures, the vegetation in the area is scant and mostly dominated by alpine trees, patches of Himalayan cedar and smatterings of several medicinal plants. It is the natural habitat for a number of endangered animals including the Snow Leopard and the Siberian Ibex and rare birds like the Himalayan Snow Partridge, the Tibetan Snow Finch etc. Pin is the greenest area in Spiti. But one does not get that impression while entering the valley from Attargo on the Tabo- Kaza road, as the first 10 kms are very narrow with steep narrow rock walls rising on both sides. Most of the villages are along the Pin River, the largest tributary of Spiti River, with a catchment area of 2200 sq Kms. The fossil rich soil of the upper valleys; the carpet of lush green pasture dotted with sheep, goats, yaks, horses, herds of Ibex; striking rock faces in myriad hues; snow covered mountains thrusting up the azure skies; all join to create images that leave a lasting impression.Tabo Monastery
The Tabo village is about 46 Kms from Kaza, on the left bank of the Spiti River. The monastery here- Tabo Gompa, is referred to as, ‘Chogs-hkhor’ (doctrinal Enclave). It is one of the most sacred Trans- Himalayan Buddhist shrines and is endowed with a wealth of wall paintings and stucco images. The gompa complex holds nine temples, 23 chortens, a monks' chamber and an extension that houses the nun’s chamber. On the sheer cliff-face, above the enclave, are a series of caves, used as dwellings by the monks. Founded in 996 AD, by the great translator and teacher, Rinchensang Po, it is the oldest continuously functioning Buddhist monastery in India and the Himalayas, with its original decoration and iconographic program still intact. The Kal Chakra ceremony of Tabo Gompa, conducted in 1996 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, was witnessed by thousands of people from across the lobe.Langza- Hikkim
A good trek from Kaza is the Langza- Hikkim- Komic circuit which passes through a virtual treasure trove of fossils, the highest motorable villages at 4460m and highest monastery at 4560m respectively. The panorama from these villages is enthralling and inspiring. The mighty peaks can be seen from here in their full glory. The Chocling La Peak (6510 M) is visible clearly like a Shivalingam from these villages.