Enchanting and magnificent Spiti valley, Himachal Pradesh

A small district of Spiti in the gorgeous state of Himachal Pradesh is known for its unspoiled beauty of nature’s creation. Well-known by the name of Little Tibet, this destination is extremely wonderful as a cold desert mountain valley. It is a piece of paradise on the earth. This wonderful gem on the part of Himachal Pradesh makes it one of the top-visited destinations of India.

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Best time to visit in Spiti valley

Visiting during the months of March to June is the best time when you can actually relax and enjoy the magnificent beauty of nature.  The temperature is around 0-15 degrees Celsius and stays cool until June.

Top things to do explore at Spiti valley

River rafting

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Among the snowy mountains, and sea blue colored river flowing, river rafting is a must to do things at Spiti Valley. Spiti and Pin River is the best for the river rafting. The level is much moderate and the distance is 180 kilometers from Tuting to Pasighat.

Pin Valley National Park

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Admiring the flora and fauna in this destination is the most beautiful thing. You will notice wildlife like snow leopards, Tibetan gazelle, Siberian ibex, Himalayan snow cocks, snow partridges, and more adds to the traveling dairy a new story of nature and its creation. 

Buddhist Monasteries

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Visit the peaceful and vibrant Buddhist Monasteries at Spiti Valley to witness the architecture and the amazing sight and feel inside the monastery is incomparable. The tops monasteries are Kungri Monastery, Key Monastery, Kardang Monastery, and many more. The most popular Chaam festival is grandly celebrated around the month of July, where masked dance, spinning prayer wheels, and ancient rituals are explored.

Camping at Chandratal

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The crescent-shaped Chandratal located at Spiti valley is the most beautiful view that one can witness in this lifetime, especially, during the night the location is much more magnificent and incredible.  Paying 1500 per person this camp retreat in the mid of the Himalayas and Spiti Valley is a must visited location. If you are planning for camping at Spiti valley, then ensure that your experience it.

Trekking to Dhankar Lake 

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Trekking to Dhankar Lake is one of the best things you can explore here. There is a Dhankar Monastery which is located at the top of the mountain cliff around 4270 meters, from where the entire lake seems mesmerizing. Trekking here is quite a challenging job, but worth exploring it.

Village of Giu

A small village named Giu is situated in between the town of Sumdo and Tabo. This is a steep roadway which is around 8 kilometers from the branches of the NH 22. There is a shrine of a dead body that is over 500 years old.

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It is well known for the mummy preservation which is visited by travelers on every trip to Spiti. This place is mysterious and it is said, “meditation lama is the mummy”. The timings are around 8 am to 5 pm in the evening, no entry fee is charged.

Baralacha Pass

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Feel the thrill of the most amazing and rugged view of the snowy mountain from the Kunzum pass. It is a very dangerous tor trek here, but expert trekkers love to explore the place. It is listed as one of the deadliest passes loved by adventure lovers travelers. 

Foods to explore at Spiti valley

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The delicious local food including Tsampa, Thukpa, Buckwheat chiltas, Churpe, momos, and incredible steamed rice recipes will make your travel more memorable.  The chilling winter climate with non-vegetarian recipes makes it most amazing.

Shopping destinations at Spiti Valley

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The most talked-about shopping destination is Kaza which covers the entire Spiti valley town. This large market is great for buying ideal gifts, artifacts, Tibetan and Buddhist Wares, food bowls, wheels, and prayer flags.

Resorts or homestay at Spiti Valley

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There are notable top resorts and homestay at Spiti Valley. It includes Spiti Village resort, Sakya Abode, Spiti Heritage, Spiti Valley resort, Deyzor, Kunphen, and other amazing resorts.

Exploring Spiti Valley is no less than a heaven. India has much greater and amazing places to explore. Try it out on your upcoming holidays.

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Anjali Sharma said…
nice and informative.. it will surely help me when I visit there. thanks