Spiti valley is one of the dreamy places you would find in Himachal Pradesh. The valley offers spell-binding views and is a treat to the eyes. It weaves magic through its beauty that is sure to leave you enchanted. From cute little villages to culturally rich monasteries, it offers a plethora of great places. While the valley oozes with unbounding beauty and charm throughout the year, visiting Spiti in May will take you to the depths of its beauty as it is the time when everything comes to life and can be explored without any hassle. This is the reason that brought Santosh and his wife to Spiti. They had the most extraordinary trip and were more than happy with the place. Read further to know how they rolled in summers in Spiti and what were their favorite experiences.
I used to see videos of Spiti posted by people on youtube and it fascinated me a lot. I used to hear from people that it is like heaven on Earth. I also like mountains and snow and moreover I love to click them too. So, when my wife and I decided to plan a holiday, the first place on mind was Spiti and I was determined to go there anyhow. The trip was much more adventurous and awesome than our imagination and we enjoyed a lot. Here are some details of their whole journey and expedition in Spiti.
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- Details of the trip
- Itinerary of Spiti in May
- Spiti weather in May
- Places to visit in May
- Places to stay
- How to reach
- What to pack
- Do’s & Don’ts
- Travel Tips
- Experience with TravelTriangle
- Frequently Asked Questions
Details Of Our Trip To Spiti Valley In May
Trip Type: Family trip
Cost: INR 58,850
No. Of People: 2 Adults
Duration: 7 nights 8 days
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Govt Taxes, Sightseeing
Exclusions: Insurance, Entry Charges, Airport transfers, Visa, Lunch, Airfare
Itinerary Of Our Trip To Spiti Valley In May
Day 1: Arrival, Transfer to Narkanda
Day 2: Transfert to Kalpa, Sightseeing
Day 3: Transfer to Nako, Sightseeing
Day 4: Transfer to Tabo, Sightseeing, Transfer to Kaza
Day 5: Sightseeing in Kaza
Day 6: Sightseeing, camping at Chandratal lake
Day 7: Transfer to Manali, Activities
Day 8: Departure
Weather In Spiti Valley In May
The weather in Spiti during the month of May is quite pleasant. The average temperature of Spiti in May is 15 degrees celsius during the daytime and during the night it remains from 5 to 0-degree celsius. The weather is perfect to explore the tourist attractions of the place. However, the sun is really sharp during the day but cool breezes keep blowing. The warm weather during the night allows for the valley to shine brightly which is just beautiful and there is lush greenery as well.
Best Places To Visit In Spiti Valley In May
Here is a list of the best places to visit in Spiti valley in May that turned out trip into the most awesome and memorable one. Read along for details!
1. Mummy Village
After landing in Chandigarh, we had our breakfast at Babli Dhaba. After that, we were taken to our hotel via Shimla route. During our journey, we visited the beautiful and famous Hatu temple and Hatu peak. The experience was heart-rending and we happily went to our hotel in Narkanda. On the second day of our trip to Spiti Valley in May, we headed for Rampur. While we were traveling, the view of Kinnaur Kailash left us simply mesmerized and speechless. We also visited the suicide point and stayed at Kalpa. The third day was the most fun-filled as we got to see mummy village. After filling our tummies with delicious snacks at Khab Sangam and absorbing the beauty of Nako lake, Spiti river, and more, we reached the thrilling gue mummy village. It was totally amazing and we enjoyed a lot.
2. Kunzum Pass
On the fourth day, we visited the famous Dhankar monastery and got to know a lot about the buddhist culture. It is also a good place to click nice pictures. Langza and Hikkim were some of the other places that we explored and loved them. Our most awaited place was Kunzum pass that was set for the fifth day. After being mesmerized by the beauty of Kibber village and Chichum bridge, we left for Kunzum pass that totally stole the show! The view from the top of the pass was breathtaking. We also witnessed snow mountains which looked really beautiful just like movies. Visiting Spiti valley in May gave us this opportunity and we were totally happy about it.
3. Pin Valley
On the sixth day of our trip to Spiti valley in May, we visited the beautiful pin valley. The valley offers picturesque views and is a great place for clicking pictures. After that, we visited the mud village and Tabo monastery. Also, we stayed at the Lake view hotel from where we could get scenic views of Nako lake. The experience was totally blissful and memorable. After enjoying at the mud village, we went for Sarhan. We witnessed Sarhan hills, seeked blessings at Bhimkali Devi temple and happily returned to our destination with innumerable memories.
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Places To Stay In Spiti Valley In May
We were really happy with all our hotels. The hotels offered cozy staff and helpful staff throughout our trip. Apart from the comfortable stay, they all provided delicious food as well. The meals were so good that we didn’t have to go anywhere for food in Spiti Valley. The rooms were clean and offered picturesque views. These hotels were exactly what we wanted as places to stay while we were holidaying there. Some of the hotels that we stayed in were Sara hotel in Narkanda, Namsay homestay in Tabo, Delek house hotel in Kaza, Lake view hotel in Nako and hotel Snow view in Sarhan.
How To Reach Spiti Valley
The only way to reach Spiti Valley is by road. You could take the route via Rohtang Pass but it is not accessible during winters. You could take the route from Shimla via Kinnaur in the winter months. Take a bus from Delhi to Manali and then to Kaza. From Kaza, you can hire a jeep or taxi for Spiti Valley.
What To Pack For Spiti Valley
Here are all the things you should have in your backpack if you have decided to explore the remote regions of Spiti Valley.
- Down Jacket
- Cotton Socks
- Woolen Socks
- Woolen Cap
- Cotton sleeve t-shirts
- Trail mix or munchies
- First-aid kit
Do’s & Don’ts In Spiti Valley
Keep these pointers in mind during your trip to Spiti Valley if you do not want any unnecessary hassle.
- Do carry enough cash. There are hardly any ATMs in the valley.
- Do plan your stay in advance.
- Do not expect much in terms of food. You will be in one of the most difficult areas in the region. Be humble and show gratitude.
- Do give yourself enough time to acclimatize.
Spiti Travel Tips
- If you want to visit Spiti valley on budget, plan everything in advance.
- Before booking your vehicle, make sure it is in good condition to run on the mountain roads.
- Also, prefer a local driver who would have knowledge about the whole area.
- Carry Diamox and other medicines for in case you have mountain sickness.
- Do buy plums and almonds from Spiti, it is known for such fresh fruits.
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
We would like to say that TravelTriangle did a great job in planning a trip to Spiti for us. Kashish mam is a very nice person and helped us throughout the entire trip. We did not face any issue and had the most amazing trip ever. From the hotels and vehicles to drivers and food that were provided were simply awesome.
We had an extraordinary experience on our trip to Spiti valley in May, something beyond our imagination. We enjoyed everything without any hassle and witnessed the best of what it offers. If you are also interested in a blissful vacation in this place oozing with beauty, then plan a trip to Spiti with TravelTriangle now!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Spiti valley dangerous to visit?
No, Spiti valley is not dangerous to visit at all. It is a beautiful valley and offers picturesque views. If you wish to do white Spiti, you could take a trip to Spiti in winter.
How do I get from Kaza to Chandratal Lake?
In order to reach Chandratal lake from Kaza, you will have to take the local bus and get down at Batal. From there you will have to either walk or hitchhike till the lake.
Does it rain in Spiti?
Yes, it rains heavily in Spiti during the months of July and September.
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