From the world’s highest motorable road in Ladakh to the world’s highest post office in Himachal Pradesh, India in its kitty wraps the wonders that if trekked could allow you a lifetime of memories.
And one place to make memories in is this beautiful village called Hikkim in Himachal Pradesh.
Hikkim, in the Lahul & Spiti district in HP, is set at an elevation of 4,440 m and is also home to the World’s Highest Post Office.
Hikkim, despite staying cut from the world for the most part of the year due to heavy snowfall, is visited by many travelers to behold the highest post office in the world. It, honestly, offers the vicinity to take some of the most instagrammable pictures.
Postmaster Rinchen Chhering shares how the post office remains shut for approx 6 months during winter due to heavy snowfall. He doesn’t say but even during the rest of the year, it’s a pretty daunting task to send out mails to the lower regions.
The post office was set up back on November 5, 1983. Rinchen Chhering started working at the same when he was 22 years old. And ever since has been sending out mails from one of the remotest corners of the world.
All the mails posted at the Hikkim post office are first sent to the Kaza town near the Spiti valley. From there, mails are then taken to Reckong Peo by bus and then to Shimla. From Shimla, the mails are sent to Kalka and then to Delhi on a bus.
Is it all not fascinating?