Spiti Travel Guide

Spiti Valley is literally translating to “the Middle Land” which separates India from Tibet. This valley has mixed traditions and cultures of both nations. It is a cold desert mountain valley that provides enthralling views of the Himalayan Mountains Ranges. This place is well-known for its rich culture that has a Buddhist influence. Spiti Travel Guide provides you all the information about this faraway land whichattracts a large number of tourists due to its picturesque landscapes, culture, tranquility, weather, and the pristine face of nature. Also, this breathtaking valley is popular for numerous monasteries which add to the beauty of the place.

Deep valleys and long winding roads represent unforgettable glimpses of the cold desert, as well as snow-capped mountains, welcome people when they set their foot into this valley. Spiti Valley is surrounded on all sides by the Himalayas and is perched at an enormous height of 12,500 feet above sea level, thus, this valley witness drastic climate changes. It is one of the coldest places of India due to the thick Himalayan snow cutting peaks. Moreover, this valley cuts-off from the rest of the country for around 6 months a year.

This valley is an adventurer’s paradise and is an ideal place for the hikers and trekkers. Spiti Valley houses several oldest monasteries in the country such as the Tabo Monastery, Dhankar Monastery, the Key Monastery, the Lhalung Monastery, and so many more. Besides, it has become the research center for Buddhist due to its innumerable temples and monasteries. Furthermore, this valley consists of high altitude lakes including the Suraj Tal Lake, the Chandertaal Lake, Dhankar Lake, etc.

In addition to it, bird watchers or nature lovers can simply sit on the isolated slopes of Langza village and look up at the sky in order to get thrilling glimpses of hawks, eagles, and even vultures. Moreover, the famous festivals of Spiti Valley are Gochi or Gothsi Festival, Ladarcha Fair, Gataur Mela, Kungri Festival, Tribal Fair, Halda or Khogla, Pauri Fair, and much more.

Apart from it, the mountain ropeway between Kibber and Chichum offers bird’s eye view of the surrounding peaks as well as offers spectacular views of the gorge below. Also, Spiti Valley Travel Guide gives the opportunity of trekking to various high altitude peaks to the tourists.

Lahaul Spiti Travel Guide contains information about local food and restaurants in Spiti Valley. The cuisine of Spiti has an interesting mix of delicacies that one must indulge in. Here, tourists can easily find North-Indian food as well as a dash of Israeli food to satisfy their cravings. The biggest source of food is Barley fields and is used to produce chang (barley beer), arrack (barley whiskey), and roasted flour is made into breakfast cereal or laddoos called Thungpa. The local food items are Thukpa, Momos, Arkah, Chang, Butter Tea and many more. Book your tour with us and you get an opportunity to explore this amazing place in the best possible way.

Sightseeing and Things To Do in Spiti

Best Time to Visit Spiti

Spiti Valley is considered as one of the most charming gifts of nature to Himachal Pradesh. Spiti Valley tour's best time is from March to June when the weather of the valley is moderate and pleasant. During this time the temperature usually varies between 0-15 degrees Celcius while in winter, the road connectivity is unreliable and is being cut-off from the Manali-Kaza highway.

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How To Reach Spiti

Spiti and Lahaul areas are separated from Kullu by the Kunzum Pass and Rohtang Pass. Spiti lies on the Manali-Leh Highway. The Manali-Leh Highway route is fine to reach Spiti Valley during the summers but is inaccessible in winter due to heavy snowfall. So, the tourists can easily reach to Spiti Valley from Shimla via Kinnaur throughout the year except for occasional disturbance due to heavy snowfall or landslides.

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