Spiti Valley- Heart of Himalayas Where Mountain Whispers

A pleasing paradise is home to many Buddhist monasteries and extraordinary natural sites. It is a long trail of valleys and roads that presents the sights of the cold desert and the snow-peaked mountains of the Spiti Valley. Spiti Valley is located in the Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh and has an altitude of approximately 12,500 feet above sea level It receives sunshine around 250 days a year which makes it the coldest place in the country. The Spiti Valley is also known as the ‘Little Tibet’ because its vegetation, climatic conditions, and terrain are similar to that of Tibet. Spiti Valley is one of the favorite outdoor adventure destinations in India. There are two routes through which you can go to Spiti that is either from Manali or from Shimla.

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How to Reach?

By Air
The nearest airport to Spiti Valley is the Kullu-Manali airport located approximately 250 kilometers away from Spiti which will take around 12 hours to reach. From the airport, you can book a cab or a taxi and reach your destination.

By Road
It is popular for those who want to enjoy scenic beauty and adventure. You can take a bus or hire a cab to reach Spiti Valley. This route offers a stunning view of the Himalayas. You can also take a bus from Delhi to Chandigarh and then from Chandigarh to Spiti.

By Train
Alternatively, you can travel by train but there are no direct trains available to Manali so you can book a train to Chandigarh from there hire a cab, or take a local bus and travel to Manali.

Why to Visit Spiti Valley?

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Here are some of the reasons why you should visit the Spiti Valley:

  • Attractive Monasteries
    The main attraction of the Spiti Valley is its tempting monasteries. 5 monasteries are there that are remarkably built situated at Tabo, Kye, Kungri, Komic, and Dhankar, and among these many of the monasteries are more than 500 years old. Tabo is the oldest monastery that is 1000 years old. The structure of the Spiti is made of mud which looks beautiful. Kungri is the second-oldest monastery built around the 1330s located in the Pin Valley part of Spiti, famous for its sword dance. Kye is the largest monastery in the Spiti and is the biggest training center for monks situated at an altitude of 4,166 meters above sea level.
  • Go on a Thrilling Hike
    You can go for a thrilling and adventurous hike as this place is full of trails that range from easy hikes to difficult hikes. There are some well-known trekking trails in Spiti Kunzum Pass, Pin Valley National Park which is best for travel enthusiasts. People all over the world travel to the Spiti Valley for an adventurous journey.
  • Explore the Beauty of the Villages
    In Spiti, you get to witness the famous villages that are Kaza, Hikkim, and Langza. One should experience the life that exists in Sipit and understand their culture and tradition. Many people often choose to stay in these villages because of their friendly nature. Over the last few years, this place has become more popular as each village has its specialty.
  • Hidden Valley and Meadows
    There are many hidden places to see in Spiti that are not known to the public and that are full of adventure that needs to be explored. Some of the hidden spots are Pin Valley National Park, Suraj Tal Lake, Tabo Monastery, Chandrataal Lake, etc. One of the hidden spots is the Langza village which is considered one the highest villages all over the world. There you can spot a wide range of endangered species such as Tibetan wolf, Himalayan Griffon, snow leopard, and many more.
  • Camping in Spiti Valley
    Spiti can be considered the best place to go camping under the sky with twinkling stars and different camps are available in Spiti to do camping. Camping in Spiti is the most exciting thing you will get to experience, you will spend the time of your life. The trekkers get an opportunity to bathe in the hot water springs which will help them relax their body and mind.
  • Go for a Wildlife Safari
    One can go on a wildlife safari where you will get to see wildlife species such as blue sheep, snow leopards, etc. This is a unique experience for the tourist that one will get to experience in Spiti Valley.
  • Rough and Pleasing Mountains
    Spiti is surrounded by charming mountains all around that are covered with snow during the winter season. During the monsoon season, the mountains are lush green which shows the charm of nature. The hills are a bliss to your eyes and a perfect opportunity to find peace from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is an opportunity for the photographers to capture superb photos as many of these rocks have created their sites, the stunning mountains with the melting snows captures the heart.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the trek is during the summer season which attracts the tourists with its beautiful views. The temperature during this season is 25 degrees Celsius during the day and 3-4 degrees Celsius at night. So, it is best advised to visit the place between May to June.

During the winter season, the weather is too cold making the trip uncomfortable as the place is covered with snow. It is advised to avoid travel to Spiti Valley during the winter and the monsoon season.

Overall, the Spiti Valley offers the best trekking adventure to the tourist with mesmerizing views and a lush green fresh environment. One needs to a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and explore the beautiful Himalayan region. The breathtaking views, the scenic environment, crystal clear water, snow-capped Himalayan region provide peace and serenity to the trekkers. Experience the thrilling and adventurous journey throughout the trek and also explore the panoramic views of the surroundings.

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