Jispa is a beautiful village in the Lahaul Valley in the Lahaul & Spiti District, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. This serene village lies along the banks of River Bhaga, at an elevation of 10,500 feet. Jispa is located around 20 kilometers from Keylong, the capital of the Lahaul and Spiti District, along with the Manali-Leh Highway. Most travelers generally stop at Jispa to spend the night here, ahead of the long journey the next day. To cater to traveler’s needs, many hotels have come up in the region and camps are also set up. The largest and most popular hotel here is Hotel Ibex which is also known as Hotel Jispa.
Jispa is only 2 hours away from Baralacha La Pass and the view of the snowcapped mountains from Jispa is truly heavenly and totally looks like a picture out of a postcard. The main features in this little village are that it has a Helipad, a Post Office and a Monastery and a small Museum. The Jispa Rural Museum offers visitors an insight into the way of life of the Tod Valley, where Jispa is located. The village also has a grocery store and a school. Another attraction of Jispa is the handicrafts made the women of the village.
According to the census of 2001, Jispa had a very small population of 332 residents, out of which 235 were male and 97 were female. A large majority of the population belong to Scheduled Tribes. The village, on the whole, has a total of 78 households.
Jispa is widely regarded as a spot to just halt for the night but it is a destination by itself. It has a very small population and is a very calm and quiet village, offering you a perfect getaway from the noisy urban life. Spend a couple of days in Jispa and be one with the splendor of Mother Nature.