About Mudh Village
The beauty of the Spiti valley is well renowned over the country and around the globe. Although, in this valley of dry, vivid, and exotic landscapes, the standalone village of Mudh is the very last hamlet of this valley. Once it was only an arid landscape with only 8 houses struggling against the tide of nature. Now, it is home to more than 200 people, with 40 odd but appealing houses of wood and concrete. The motorable road of Spiti Valley ends here in this village, whereas the entrance of Pin Valley National Park which covers an area of 675 sq. km. Farming is the main source of funds in this village as there is fertile soil along the stream of the Pin River. The picturesque setting of this village throws the conceptual idea of imagination aside and exudes a beauty that only reality offers. As you go wandering about the village, the painted hues on the hills with a gradual increase in green puts you in an eternal lock, without any willingness to get released. The village is a gem amid the cluster of 17 villages of Spiti Valley.
Mudh village stands at an elevation of about 3600 meters, which makes it a perfect destination for tourists who prefer a less crowded spot to relax and enjoy the epitome of nature’s beauty. The village is about 50 km from Kaza (known as the center of the valley), 65 km from Tabo, and about 51 km from Dhankar. It is also the starting and ending of two famous trek routes – Pin Bhabha Pass and Pin Parvati trek.
How to reach Mudh Village
To reach Mudh village, two routes experience a considerable influx of tourists. The first one is Spiti Valley via Shimla, which is the easier route and it takes around 2 days to reach the topic of discussion. Route unravels some major attractions along the way including Narkanda, Rampur, Jeori, Pooh, Nako, and Tabo, either ending at Kaza or Mudh, depending upon your willingness.
The second way is Spiti Valley via Manali. This route takes our through Rohtang pass, Kunzum pass, and finally arriving at Kaza. From Kaza onwards, you will reach Attargo Bridge, which leads you to seclusions of the Spiti Valley and the village of Mudh.
Travel by personal vehicle or shared cabs, and public transport buses are viable in Spiti Valley. Taking public transport cost less than personal vehicles and shared cabs whilst providing minimum comfort but a maximum adventure.
Kaza to Mudh Bus
The bus from Kaza leaves for Hikkim at 5 PM every day. The bus covers the Kaza-Langza-Hikkim-Komic circuit, and it takes 90 minutes to do so. The fare is 50 rupees for the trip. The very next day, the same bus returns from Komic to Kaza in the morning, following the Komic-Hikkim-Langza-Kaza circuit, which starts at Komic at 7:30 AM. During winters, there is a discontinuity of this bus service, and people can either take shared taxis or book entire taxis to themselves. Hitchhiking is also possible, more so during the summer months, when the influx of tourists is higher. Spiti Bus Service
Best time to visit Mudh Village
It is safe to say that the best time to visit Mudh is from late May till the starting week of October. The pleasant and easy-going weather conditions are very frequent in this period. In this time frame, you can experience a change in weather from cool breeze tantalizing your cheeks, monsoon that fills up the valley with its liveliness, and an ever-present pleasant exchange with the sun. After mid-October, heavy snowfall clogs up most ways to reach this secluded beauty and tourism in these parts face a tremendous blow due to it.
Where to stay?
Despite very few people living in this village, it houses around 3-4 homestays, offering rooms to choose from according to the capacity of the travel group. Tara homestay and Ibex homestay are amongst the few to offer very good hospitality with homely cooked, presenting a spread of Spitian cuisine at your disposal. Having a cup of tea while nature studs its clothes with multifaceted hues of the sun truly suffices the peace of mind to an extent. There is no conventional way of getting a connection on your mobile phones and trying to catch any signal at the end of the cliff is not advisable. There is a satellite connection at Tata homestay that connects you to the desired telephone directory
Treks from Mudh Village
Pin Bhabha Pass Trek – Amongst the acclaimed trek routes of India, Pin Bhabha is a moderately difficult trek. This extensively vivid route takes you on an adventure of a lifetime with constantly changing landscapes ranging from dense to barren. The highest point in the trek is around 4850 meters, known as the saddle point. There is a small shrine where the locals present their prayers to the mountain god for a constant watch over them. People write their names on prayer flags explaining their existence in the form of their desired language, while the high altitude and velocity air constantly hang these flags with a wavy finish. This trek ends at Kafnoo in Himachal Pradesh, which is a small village with dense vegetation around it.
Pin Parvati Pass Trek – To be labeled as a difficult trek by many professionals, the awaiting adventure surely elevates one’s adrenaline. In this trek, you will see beautiful verdant hills decorated with colorful vegetation of red, white, and yellow. The trek starts from Barsaini via the Manali route, then you walk through the famous destination amongst young adults of cities. Further, into the route, you will discover the serene landscape of Tunda Bhuj and Manatali Lake. The crossing to Spiti valley is at an elevation of 17,457 ft. and about 100 km marks the pleasing sighting of Mudh Village. Only experienced trekkers should attempt this high altitude trek as it packs a dangerous adventure.
The monastery in Hikkim is relatively lesser-known, but if you plan to visit this monastery, you won’t be disappointed as fewer people visit it. You will be all alone with your thoughts and ideas. Perhaps talk to the monks about their lifestyles and Buddhism in general. The monks over here are very friendly, since a lot less people visit the monastery.
At what height is hikkim situated ?
Hikkim is situated at 4400 metres or 14,400 feet.
Is accommodation available in Hikkim ?
Yes accommodation is available in Hikkim.However it is limited. Hikkim Homestay List
What is the distance between Hikkim and Kaza ?
The distance between Hikkim to Kaza is 15.4 Kilometres and it takes around 50 minutes to cover this distance in a vehicle.
What is the Hikkim post office address ?
The postal address of the Hikkim post office is Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh 172114. This is what you will have to use if you were to send a postcard to Hikkim.
How to reach from langza to hikkim ?
The hrtc bus runs between Langza and Hikkim in the morning.
What is the hikkim to komik distance ?
The distance between Hikkim and Komik is 4 Kilometres and it takes 15 minutes to reach Komik.
Are hotels available in hikkim ?
Hotels are not available in Hikkim only homestays are available.There is also one cafe that provides staying options.