The BUddhist structures at the Kunzum Mata Temple

The Kunzum Mata Temple – Blessings Personified in Spiti Valley

You have to put your shoes off before entring the Kunzum Mata Temple
The Kunzum Mata Temple at Kunzum Pass

There are pilgrimages of the sorts of Kedarnath, Badrinath, and others. Then there is this – an entry point where the flags fly free of all the differences; the mountains overlook with utmost peace and serenity and a small temple – with the Kunzum Mata sitting in the solace of whirl-pooling winds and roaring silence. A deity sitting in the solace of whirl-pooling winds and roaring silence.

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Entry road to the Kunzum Mata Temple
Entry to the Kunzum La Temple

After befriending the humongous mountains on our either sides, we were having a rather warm ride through the gravels and boulders on the roads as we were headed to Kaza. At the distance, we saw colors.

Kunzum Pass Temple View from distance
Mast Of The Temple

Now, in mountains like these, if you have been riding for long, your eyes get accustomed to seeing just three – dark blue, brown and white. A sudden appearance of such vibrant shades unfurling at height was hitting the eye, seemed like they are reaching out for us.

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Winds blow tha falgs and the flags flutter loudly at the Kunzum Pass
Temple with snow-covered mountains at the back

And we reached them. We parked at the temple, the top — CB13 was on ur left, fortresses of other mountains and hills on our other sides and the goddess, diety Kunzum Mata sitting right behind us draped and adorned with Buddhist flags, colors, and harmony.

The Temnple of Kumzum Mata ta Kunzum La
Closer Look at the Temple

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Bawray Banjaray on a bike ride to Kunzum Pass in Spiti Valley
Bawray Banjaray at Kunzum Pass

Trust us you, The Kunzum Mata Temple makes you feel enchanted, empowered, energized and engrossed with the self.

Bawray Banjaray enjoying the view of CB 13 peak at Kunzum Pass
The colors of Kunzum Pass would paint you!

How To Reach Kunzum Mata Temple / Pass

The distance from Manali to Kunzum Pass is around 122 km. For those wondering how to reach Kunzum pass from Manali, there are multiple options. One can travel by the local government HRTC bus from Manali to Kaza which leaves at 5 A.M and reaches Kunzum Pass by 2 P.M depending on the condition of roads. This journey can take anywhere from 8 to 10 hours due to the water coming down the melting snow, flooding the roads. The biggest problem while traveling to Chandratal via Manali is of Rohtang Permits. In order to get to the other side of the pass from Manali; you will need to arrange for a permit issued by SDM Office Manali. You can get this permit online as well as in-person.

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