How to get to Komic in India, one of the highest towns accessible by car on Earth?

Komic is a high mountain town at an elevation of 4.572m (15,049ft) above sea level, located in Lahaul and Spiti district of Northen indian state of Himachal Pradesh.


Is Komic the world's highest village connected with a motorable road?

Located in the Spiti Valley of northern India, Komic is often referred to as 'the highest village in the world connected by a motorable road,' though this claim is not accurate. It isn't even the highest village in Asia, as China has many towns situated at greater altitudes. [For more details, refer to our list of the highest towns accessible by car on Earth.] However, Komic is the highest town in India and has the world's highest permanent post office. Due to its elevation, Komic is cut off from other regions for half the year because of heavy snowfall. The town attracts many tourists every year due to the great views of snow-capped mountains and valleys.

Can you drive to Komic?

Yes, you can drive to Komic. However, the road to the town was very challenging before it was paved in October 2022. Even as a now paved road, it remains difficult to navigate. It has 25 hairpin bends, narrow sections, and steep drop-offs.

How long is the road to Komic?

Starting from Kaza, on the Spiti Valley Road (Road 505), the road to Komic is 17.0 km (10.56 miles) long.
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