Hikkim village is situated at a height of 14,400 feet in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. The place is famous for highest situated Post office in the world (Rinchen Chhering is the only post master since 1983). This village once bagged a record for world’s highest polling station. Main economy is dependent on Agriculture & Tourism.
Hikkim is a small village and major tourist attraction is due to snow clad houses, picturesque and landscape view of mountains from the hill top. It remains closed half the year due to heavy snowfall and can be accessed via trekking from Kaza.
The average temperature is around 10-12 °C in day time and remains sub-zero during the night.
Local people are Tibetan descendants and prefer Tibetan cuisines with an Indian touch
Hikkim connects another nearby village; Komic which has the famous Tangyud Monastery.
- Komic Village (Highest inhabited village in world)
- Tangyud Monastery