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Small village below mountain peaks
Jispa is located in Himachal Pradesh
Jispa is located in India
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 32°38′0″N 77°10′0″E / 32.63333°N 77.16667°E / 32.63333; 77.16667Coordinates: 32°38′0″N 77°10′0″E / 32.63333°N 77.16667°E / 32.63333; 77.16667
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Lahaul and Spiti
Elevation 3,200 m (10,500 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 332
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Jispa Monastery
Pilgrims at Jispa for Dalai Lama's teachings. August 2010
Jispa - hotel. 2010

Jispa (elevation 3,200 m or 10,500 ft; population 332)[1] is a village in Lahaul, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Jispa is located 20 km north of Keylong[2][3] and 7 km south of Darcha,[4] along the Manali-Leh Highway and the Bhaga river.[3] There are approximately 20 villages between Jispa and Keylong.[5]

According to the 2001 census, of the town's 332 residents, 235 were male and 97 were female.[1] Four belong to scheduled castes, and 149 belong to scheduled tribes.[1] The village has 78 households.[1]

Houses in Jispa

The village has a helipad, a post office,[6] and a monastery.[7] Travellers often stop for the night here; the village has a hotel, a mountaineers' hut, and a campground.[2][3][4] Jispa also has a small folk museum.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d 2001 India Census. See census.gov.in Archived 14 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine. (requires registration).
  2. ^ a b c Joe Bindloss & Sarina Singh. India. Lonely Planet (2007), p. 341. ISBN 978-1-74104-308-2.
  3. ^ a b c "Jispa". Himachal Tourism (2009). Accessed 22 October 2009.
  4. ^ a b David Abram. Rough Guide to India. Rough Guides (2003), p. 523. ISBN 978-1-84353-089-3.
  5. ^ Sudha Mahalingam. "On the trail of two rivers". Frontline (18–31 December 2004).
  6. ^ S.C. Bajpai. Lahaul-Spiti: A Forbidden Land in the Himalayas. Indus Publishing (2002), p. 131. ISBN 978-81-7387-113-9.
  7. ^ Sandeep Silas. Discover India by Rail. Sterling Publishers (2005), p. 187. ISBN 978-81-207-2939-1.

External links[edit]

  • Information and photos on Jispa and surrounds, and distances from Jispa to other centres [1]