Jispa is a scenic village in Lahaul District of Himachal Pradesh, on the banks of river Bhaga. Jispa village is 2 hours away from Baralacha La and the view of the snowcapped mountains from Jispa is truly heavenly and looks like a picture out of a postcard. Situated at the height of 10,500 ft., with only 78 households, this village serves as a halt for travelers on the long road trip to Leh-Ladakh. It is a calm and quiet village with a very small population, offering you a perfect getaway from the noisy urban life.
Jispa is widely regarded as a spot to just halt for the night but actually, it is a destination by itself. 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. Enjoy a pleasant walk by the river or enjoy a picnic at one of the scenic spots near Jispa village. There are camping grounds and many other stay options but to enjoy your stay to the fullest then opt for a camp in Jispa. The campsites provide a comfortable stay with waterproof tents and electricity service.
The main features of Jispa village are a helipad, a Post Office, a monastery and a small museum. The village also has a grocery store and a school. Another popular attraction of Jispa is the handicrafts made by the women living here. Visitors can buy these beautiful handmade souvenirs at a very reasonable price. Jispa Rural Housing Museum is a small museum with things that remind the history and way of life of the residents of the Tod Valley. It gives an insight into the culture, traditions, beliefs, values, history, and achievements of the local people.
There exists a small monastery in the village and also the construction of two more monasteries is going on. There are small Buddhist stupas and one can witness worship flags fluttering in the wind making the place look serene. Visitors often stay in these monasteries to meditate and enjoy the serenity and calmness of the Himalayas. The breathtaking view of the mountains and river Bhaga flowing by the side makes Jispa beautiful and serene with its own simplicity.
Jispa village hardly experiences hot summers and the mercury level never rises above 15 degrees during the entire summer season. With the onset of winters, the temperature begins to drop and stays below zero degrees and brings snowfall. Jispa is simply adorned by the rugged mountains in the background and the village seems very small when you see it from a distance. Enjoy the hospitality of the local people as they are very friendly. Take a sip of Himalayan tea with snacks and experience Buddhist culture in this small village of India.