The Fossil Village of Spiti
Updated: Oct 10, 2018
Langza village in the Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India, is a cradle of fossils reminding us of the prehistoric times. It possesses a rich reserve of fossils from thousands of years ago when Spiti was undersea. The quaint village reminds of the marine past of the mighty Himalayas.
It is a picturesque high altitude Himalayan village at a height of 4435 meters, set against the scenery of the magnificent Chau Chau Kang Nilda peak. Green meadows, snow-clad peaks and barren landscapes surround the village. The towering golden statue of Buddha stands out from a distance. Inside the village, you will find houses made of mud and most people belong to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Langza is located at a distance of 12 km from Kaza, the sub divisional headquarters of the Spiti Valley in the western Himalayas. It has a motorable road and one can either travel in their own vehicle, take a bus or hike through the mountains. The best time to visit the village is from May to September as snow covers the valley in winter.