Kibber Village, Kaza

Kibber also Kyibar is a village high in the Spiti Valley in the Himalayas at 4270 metres or 14,200 ft in Himachal Pradesh in northern India. It contains a monastery and the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary. Kibber lies in a narrow valley on the summit of a limestone rock. It is located 16 kilometres from Kaza and a bus service connects them in the milder summer months. Agriculture forms the backbone of the local economy and lush green fields are abundant. Villagers count on the 3 day traditional trade route over Parang La to Ladakh to barter their horses for yaks or to sell for cash.
The village has around 80 houses, unique, given that they are made of stone instead of mud or adobe brick used extensively elsewhere in the Spiti valley. Kibber has a civil dispensary, a high school, a post office, a telegraph office and a community TV set in the village. Kibber Monastery was founded by Serkang Rimpochhe of Tabo.
Kibber Khas is small village located in Spiti of Lahul and Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh with total 77 families residing. The Kibber Khas village has population of 366 of which 187 are males while 179 are females as per Population Census 2011.
In Kibber Khas village population of children with age 0-6 is 36 which makes up 9.84% of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Kibber Khas village is 957 which is lower than Himachal Pradesh state average of 972. Child Sex Ratio for the Kibber Khas as per census is 565, lower than Himachal Pradesh average of 909. Kibber Khas village has lower literacy rate compared to Himachal Pradesh. In 2011, literacy rate of Kibber Khas village was 72.73% compared to 82.80% of Himachal Pradesh. In Kibber Khas Male literacy stands at 82.93% while female literacy rate was 62.65%.
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  • One route from Kaza goes to Key Monastery and then to Kibber and Chicham villages. Kibber and Chicham villages are located in a very beautiful landscapes. You will enjoy the way. Also, you will be awe...  more »
  • Good place to hike. The village is at 14200 feet altitude. The road to Kibber from Kaza is scenic and surrounded by picturesque mountains, barren landscape, and green meadows. Kibber Wildlife Sanctury...  more »
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