A cold, otherworldly land, Located in the Himalayas in northern India, the Spiti Valley is one of the highest inhabited places on Earth. Characterised by barren mountains, treacherous passes and serpentine rivers, the high-altitude, cold desert landscape looks almost otherworldly.At 4,400m above sea level in northern India’s remote Spiti Valley, the Hikkim post office is a vital connection to the outside world. 'Tsedup's house' is just next to this highest post office in the world. From food to your rooms,everything at this place speaks of ethnicity of Spiti!Hikkim is a must visit place if you are traveling to Spiti as you don't want to miss a chance to send postcards to your loved ones from this highest post office.Hikkim stays close for six months due to heavy snowfall in this area and hence the post office. Postmaster Rinchen Chhering has been running the operations since its inception in 1983.