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We reached in Kibber now, the village located at an height of 4200m and 18 km from Kaza In Himachal Pradesh., The highest village in the world which is connected by motorable road.

While Kaza is beautifully painted in vibrant shades of red and yellow, Kibber’s location is the real draw. A vista of India’s highest peaks is accompanied by a triumphant sense of accomplishment.

Agriculture is the main source of livelihood in Kibber as well as whole spity and it shares a delicate balance with the geo-climatic conditions of this cold desert region. The process is limited to one crop a year and is solely dependent on the winter snow melt.
Potato farming is common. Traditional crops largely grown are barley and a local variety of pea (kala matar or black pea). These are well-suited to the region's peculiar geo-climatic conditions since they require minimum irrigation and are fairly drought resistant and hardy. Moreover, they are well known for their high nutritional content and capability for increasing soil-fertility.
Water for irrigation comes almost totally from glacier melt transported over long distances through small channels, locally known as kuhls.
Took the snap placing a cluster of weather bitten old stupa on the very right side, at the entrance of the village Kibber.

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