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Kunzum Pass Overview

Ranked 1 of 17 sightseeing in Lahaul and Spiti

Located at a high altitude of 4551 m above sea level, Kunzum Pass or locally known as Kunzum la) is the pass leading to the Spiti Valley from the district of Lahaul passing through the Rohtang Pass. The pass is known for its terrain which provides an amazing view of the Himalayas.

The pass is quite popular among the adventure enthusiasts and trekkers, who can explore the rough yet exquisite terrain and the chilly environment. The pass remains open during the months of June to October. The rest of the year, the pass remains inaccessible due to the heavy snowfall.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Smriti Das5.0/5

375 reviews

The highest point of the Spiti Valley

Mesmerizing views of Kunzum Pass at a height of around 15059 feet which connects Spiti valley with Lahul and Kullu valleys. It is one of India's highest mororable mountain pass and is one of the route to Kaza. The road up to the pass is not a National Highway, just a link road made up of dirt, mud and often loose gravels. Journey took around nine to ten hours on an average as several parts of the roads are flooded with water coming down from melting glaciers and also there are several sharp hair pin curves. So it was very tough and challenging driving on this road. Need very skillful and expert driver to go through the pass. On the top of the pass there is a temple of Goddess Kunzum. We got down from the car and took a round of the temple to seek the blessing of Kunzum Devi. We halted there for a while to engulf the magnificent view of "BARA-SIGRI" glacier which is the second longest glacier in the world. In a word Kunzum pass is a most panoramic and photographic place.

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Amit Ghosh4.3/5

581 reviews

Highest motorable pass

This pass connects Spiti to other parts of Himachal Pradesh. At a height of 4551 metres from mean sea level, this pass is the highest one you can reach via vehicle. There is also a Kunzum Devi temple considered very sacred. It is used as a road to reach Spiti via Kasol. You can also go for a 8 kilometres trek to Chandratal from this place. The beauty is mindbogglingly beautiful from where the entire Valley gets a birds eye view.

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Vivek Sharma5.0/5

66 reviews

Serene location with awesome view

A pass on NH-05 which separates moderate difficult road and worst difficult road. Most adventurous road starts after this pass towards Manali, with football size boulder on road and knee depth water crossing. These water crossing can easily engulf big SUV's during hours of afternoon when snow is melting with fast pace. A temple is there of Kunzum maa. No basic facilities are available here, so be prepared from all the aspects like health wise, finance wise, food backup wise etc etc.

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4 reviews

A photographer's paradise

It's an amazing experience of nature. A photographer's paradise. Deep blue sky with picture perfect snow capped mountains. Truly beautiful. Don't forget to stop at Batal for your breakfast or lunch with hot rajma chawal.

Shitiz Chaudhary4.3/5

7 reviews

Amazing place with breathtaking views

Crossed Kunzum Pass in mid December with a group of locals from Spiti who were going on a religious tour. We made a brief stop at the top of the pass for prayers. It was so windy, it was difficult even to stand. The scenery was absolutely brilliant with panoramic views all around.

Bikram Khalkho3.6/5

3 reviews

Out of this world!

It was thrilling and adventurous.The journey was long and tiring, but got refreshed when chilly breeze flows through your hairs and ears and the view is out of this world

Joydip Shee5.0/5

5 reviews

Unmatched view!

This pass is situated at he middle of the main Himalayan Ranges. The view from the top is unmatched. You will be completely lost.

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Kunzum Pass, Lahaul and Spiti

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Vivek Sharma

Snow capped mountains
Kunzum Pass, Lahaul and Spiti

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Vivek Sharma

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