Postmaster Rinchen Chhering of HIKKIM..Do i have to describe him? .
Photo and Caption by @sayannath
A 40 minute uphill drive from the town of Kaza in Spiti valley for 14km and one will reach the village of Hikkim. This place houses the highest post office in the world. The village of Hikkim is situated at a towering altitude of around 14,400 feet above sea level. Hikkim also has the highest polling booth in India.
There are two options of getting to Hikkim, the first is to hire a taxi from Kaza. The second option is to take the local HRTC government bus from Kaza to Hikkim.The bus ride takes around 70-90 minutes to reach Hikkim and is the most economical way of getting to the village.
At first glance, Hikkim can be easily mistaken as an extension of either Komik or Langza since the village has a very similar bowl shaped setting and is located between these two high altitude villages.
Hikkim much like the other two villages in this belt is rich in fossil life since it was also a part of the might Indian Ocean before the Himalayan fold mountains were formed. Here fossils are found a lot more easily as compared to in Langza which is known as the fossil village since very few travellers visit Hikkim. In Hikkim, fossils can be found everywhere all you have to do is just look around.
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