McLeod Ganj – “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa”

McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” because of its large population of Tibetans. The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj.

(McLeod Ganj) became a paradise for foreign and Indian travelers who wanted to experience Tibetan culture, enjoy a melange of cuisines from Indian to Tibetan, Israeli to Italian, learn meditation or yoga, and escape from the mundane city life.

McLeod Ganj is the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and home to a large Tibetan population, including many maroon-robed monks and nuns. The Tibetan government-in-exile is based in between at Gangchen Kyishong.


Shipki La Pass – India-Tibet Border


Shipki La is a mountain pass and border post on the India-Tibet border. It is located in Kinnaur district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India, and Tibet Autonomous Region in People’s Republic of China. Sutlej river enters India (from Tibet) through this pass. It is an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road. It is a border post for trade with China.

The Shipki La pass is third Indian border post for business and trade with Tibetian people after the border post of Nathu La located in Sikkim, and the Lipulekh border post in Uttarakhand state of India. Shipki La pass is located very close to the village of Khab. Trade on the Shipki La Pass was re-established in 1993 after being shut in 1962 after Chinese attack. Trade has also been badly affected by flash floods. 


At present this border post Shipki is used mainly for the small-scale local trade just across the border. The Special Permit is given only to the local traders to go to Shipki La Pass to do cross border trade and Shipki La Pass is one of the three main Passes between India and China. This boarder is no more remained opened for nonresident people. In recent time travelers preferring to visit Tibet via land follow the route through Nepal. From year (2010), the Border Roads Organization (BRO) has been constructing a drivable way from the Indian side to join the tall pass.

It is one of the most beautiful places located among deep high altitudes of the Himalayas. Sutlej river almost literally passes by cutting through Himalayan chain near to Shipki la and then after that runs through the center of Kinnaur.

Reo Purgyil – Highest Peak of Himachal Pradesh

Reo Purgyil, also known as Leo Pargialand Leo Pargil,] is a mountain peak at the southern end of the Zanskar Range in the Western Himalaya area of the Himalayas.
Reo Purgyil

Reo Purgyil, also known as Leo Pargialand Leo Pargil,] is a mountain peak at the southern end of the Zanskar Range in the Western Himalaya area of the Himalayas. It is located on the Himachal Pradesh/Tibetan border in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, India. At 6,816 m Reo Purgyil is the most elevated mountain crest in the territory of Himachal Pradesh. Geologically the peak is a dome structure and is part of a great massif that rises above the Satluj River (Sutlej) and overlooks the western valley of Tibet. The Spiti River, a right hand tributary of the Satluj, drains the northern face of the massif.

The highest peak is often obscured by clouds and is located about 2 km to the south of Peak 6791, a well known slightly shorter twin brother with a height of 6,791 m. Peak 6791 is widely referred to as Leo Pargial and has sufficient topographic prominence to be classified as a mountain in its own right. Nako village is the last road head for this expedition, located on the slopes of the mountain, close to the India-Tibet border.