Welcome to the Surreal Wonders of Spiti Valley
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Best time to visit
Mar - Jun, Oct - Dec
About Spiti Travel Guide
Spiti Valley is known for famous trekking, ancient monasteries, stunning lakes, and rivers. Explore places like Chandra Taal, Pin Valley National Park, Dhankar Lake, Suraj Tal Lake, Komik, Kibber, and Kungri Monastery with Spiti Tourism.
Nestled in the Himalayan mountain range in Himachal Pradesh, Spiti tourism offers an impeccable experience as one navigates through the intermittent greenery, picturesque deserts, snow-capped mountains, and long winding roads. With an altitude of 12,500 feet above the sea level, this place is one of the coldest locations in the country. Accessible via motorway only during the months of summer, Spiti is one of the remotest locations to visit. Hence, this lesser-known place- a hidden isolated gem- is for the ones who dare to drift from the usual tourist trails. Aptly named as ‘Spiti’ which means ‘The Middle Land’, it divorces India from Tibet. Evoking strong comparisons with the latter, it leaves visitors spellbound while one gets acquainted with quaint old Spiti valley monasteries, monks in their robes and prayer flags fluttering in the wind that portrays a duplicate picture of Tibet.
Tourist Attractions in Spiti
Replete with jagged mountains, blue skies, and pristine lakes, Spiti Valley has a magical charm that makes it beguiling for tourists. Hop on a tour to this scenic place, and grab a chance to visit some of its most beautiful attractions for a fascinating experience. WIth tourism in Spiti explore all these below mentioned places.
Pin Valley National Park
Suraj Tal Lake
With close proximity to the Baralacha Pass, the spectacular Suraj Tal, i.e Sun Lake makes for a popular place to visit for adventure enthusiasts, photographers, and nature lovers. Being a holy pilgrimage site, this wonderful attraction is also visited by thousands of devotees. This photogenic place can be visited during the months of May to October.
Located at a distance of just 6 kms from the Kunzum Pass, this alluring lake is fringed with blue azure waters and acres of snow. Deriving its name due to its crescent moon-like shape, this is one of the most beautiful lakes in Spiti Valley. A paradise for nature lovers and adventure junkie, here people can cherish awe-inspiring views and indulge in trekking and camping for a thrilling experience.
Famed for its ancient monasteries, pre-historic buildings, and incredible scenery, Langza Village offers an enchanting experience to its visitors. With numerous marine animals and fossils of plants and containing a 500-year-old statue of Lord Buddha, this place manages to attract a huge flock of anthropologists and history enthusiasts. Tourism in Spiti is increasing at a faster rate due the existence of
Adventure Activities in Spiti
With a bevy of trekking trails to choose from, this scantily populated place is a paradise for adventure lovers. As one gears up for trekking in Spiti from Kaza to various peaks, a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains and mesmerizing lakes await them for a breathtaking experience. While taking an easy trek from Dhankar Monastery to Dhankar Lake, one can savor spectacular views and enjoy some soulful moments amidst the chilled mountain breezes. And, as one crosses the mountain ropeway from Kibber to Chichum, a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding peaks are there to blow them away.
6 Top Things Not To Miss Out in Spiti Valley
With Spiti tourism explore adventurous things to explore in Spiti such as:
Go for river rafting
Witness a wide variety of flora and fauna
Pay visit to ancient monasteries
Go for camping at Chandratal
Explore trekking to Dhankar Lake
Visit mummy in the village of Giu
Go for shopping in Kaza main market
Besides trekking, there are plenty of things to do in Spiti Valley. Here people can also indulge in mountaineering, river rafting on the Spiti and Pin rivers, enjoy a yak safari, nature walk, and camping while gazing at thousands of stars.
Though, Spiti remains cut off from the rest of India for almost 6 months, it still manages to attract many visitors thanks to its fascinating culture, picturesque valleys and delish cuisines. With thick Himalayan snow blocking the mountain passes, the summer duration ranging from mid May to mid October is the best time to visit this offbeat tourist destination. Besides culture and natural beauty, a tour of Spiti has a lot to offer. With a travel to Spiti, here’s a chance to visit the world’s highest motorable village- Komic village. Having a monastery at its entrance, this storehouse of ancient fossils with small hills to hike around is the highest point of the Spiti trip. In addition to camping and trekking, and enjoying the sightseeing of monasteries and wildlife sanctuary, Spiti Valley has a romantic place like Kaza to allure newlyweds also. And, that’s what makes people asking for more!
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Places To Visit In Spiti
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Kinnaur in Spiti
Kinnaur is a beautiful district with snow capped mountain ranges in Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur is divided into three administrative areas namely Pooh, Kalpa and Nichar, further it is divided into five tehsils. Kinnaur has three mountain ranges also which adds to the charm, the Zanskar and the Himalayas which envelopes Stulej...
Nako in Spiti
Located at an height of about 12000 feet above the sea level, Nako is a captivating and scenic village that is full of eye capturing surroundings and is the most beautiful village situated in the Spiti valley of the Himachal Pradesh. The village is situated on the eastern end of the Kinnaur District and is one of the most p...
Key Monastery in Spiti
The Key Monastery is one of the most famous Buddhist monastery in the Lahaul and Spiti District of India and has Tibetan roots. Located at an altitude of about 13,667 feet above the sea level, the monastery is very close to the Spiti River of Himachal Pradesh in India. Also known as the Key Monastery, it was founded by Drom...
Kunzum Pass in Spiti
One of India's highest motorable mountain pass, Kunzum La Pass is the majestic gateway to the Spiti Valley via Kullu and Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Kunzum pass is situated at an altitude of around 15,059 feet above the sea level and lies on the eastern Kunzum range of the Himalayas, around 122 kms from Manali. Biker...
Tabo in Spiti
Located about 40 km from the Indo Tibetan border, Tabo in Spiti Valley is a small town on the banks of Spiti river in Himachal Pradesh. Located 3050 meters above sea level, Tabo lies on the road between Reckong Peo and Kaza surrounded by snow capped Himalayan peaks. Tabo in Himachal Pradesh is a serene, tranquil and beautif...
Things To Do In Spiti
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Bike Tour in Spiti
Located high in the Himalayan mountains, Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley in the North-Eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. With its dangerous roads and bridges, luscious green fields, unbelievably tall and old mountains colored brown and grey towering high into the clear blue skies with puffy clouds, Spiti is unf...
Hampta Pass Trekking in Spiti
Hampta Pass is an eye-popping destination for nature lovers. The pass is positioned at an altitude of 4270 meters on the Pir Panjal of Himalayas. The Hampta Pass Trek is also considered to be a cakewalk as compared to other trekking expeditions. The area is devoid of the crowd, one can find peace and solitude amidst the bea...
Travel To Spiti
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Traveling to Spiti by air is not an easy task because the Spiti Valley nearest airport is in Kullu which is around 260 kilometers away. Therefore, one still has to cover a lot of ground while traveling to Spiti by air. It takes around 7 to 8 hours to reach Spiti from Kullu airport. Another demerit of traveling to Spiti by air is that one might not find direct flights to Kullu airport from their hometown as it is a domestic airport. The nearest international airport is in Chandigarh which is kilometers away. Hence, traveling to Spiti by air can be quite challenging as well.
The nearest railway station to Spiti Valley is Joginder Nagar Railway Station which is 360 kilometers away from the valley. Hence, while traveling to Spiti by train, one will still have to cover a long road journey.
As the Joginder Nagar railway station might be connected to all parts of the country, travelers can book tickets to Shimla Railway station as well which is another 100 kilometers extra (456 kilometers approx.) as compared to Joginder Nagar station.
Traveling to Spiti by road is one of the most adventurous as well as convenient options for people traveling from nearby cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and more. There are various routes via which one can reach Spiti. Travelers can either take the route from Manali via Rohtang Pass, from Shimla, or from Srinagar via Kargil. A Spiti Valley map provides useful information to tourists traveling by road via these routes.
One can choose to travel to Spiti Valley by bus, taxi, or a personal vehicle. Here’s a list of cities with their respective distance from Spiti:
Distance between Manali and Spiti Valley: 196 kilometers (approx.)
Distance from Shimla to Spiti Valley: 416 kilometers (approx.)
Distance from Delhi to Spiti Valley: 737 kilometers (approx.)
Distance from Chandigarh to Spiti Valley: 503 kilometers (approx.)
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Somashekhara's 7 days trip to SpitiIt was an awesome trip from the classic expedition team, the guys were amazing...love to accompany them in future as well At -34 degree temperature in KAZA was an excellent unforgettable moment in our trip
Mohitmisr's 8 days trip to SpitiSpiti in winters where you get temperature low as -34 degrees. Journey which can froze your blood and can make u numb in senses. I have decided to go with classic expedition and get in touch with them, As i had already been into himalayas in winters but my friends were too scared and were trying to back out the trip but when we reach Shimla the guidance and support provided by classic expedition is fabulous and they helped us while journey and after that too and within journey i would say we have best facilities whether its home stay(which is equivalent to any 4 star hotel services ) , travelling vehicle . Also the relationship they build with you is tremendous and the knowledge they have around the place and history is impeccable. Sandip ( contact number 7650-983523) has been with us to take care of everything make sure that our vehicles food and stay should have all required things and we should go to each and every destination planned. And i would recommend you all to plan your trip with classic expedition as they will take u as family member not as a client to the trip Best memories are many which we have as a group and also along with people of classic expedition they are always helpful and have provided us more than we expected
Tejas's 10 days trip to SpitiIMM ventures was great. First Ambika helped us with itinerary and hotels. Then Anil bhai was with us throughout the tour. Anil bhai was really helpful and his team was great to. We actually made friends. The hotels was good bikes was also good. Spiti valley has mobile coverage problems but still everything was managed. Even the route in spiti valley have weather problems road blocks but Anil bhai had a plan B always helped us to complete the spiti circuit. Anil bhai even helped us on the worst road condition he himself drove the bike when needed. His team was also great helpful and friendly. Henceforth IMM ventures will be my first choice if I visit Noth India. Thank you IMM ventures Team.
Yogesh's 8 days trip to SpitiFirst of all we would like to tell you that we all are very thankful to you to plan such a wonderful trip. Considering the logistics, coordination and terrain of the region, the efforts that were put down by you are really commendable. We believe that you will keep on serving other customers/travellers with same dedication and commitment. Overall our trip were with in the range of expectations. We would like to point out some points/feedback about our trip so that it can help you to serve/plan other people better What went good on the trip: Itinerary for the trip was well planned as per the region of spiti valley. We covered most of the places considering the time that we had for the trip. You also supported us in customising the itinerary as per our convenience. The accommodation(hotels/tents) that was provided was nice and comfortable. Rooms, bedding and washroom cleanliness was up to the mark. The tents at chandratal lake was inferior as compared to other locations but we can understand the remote location of chandratal lake can be the reason for this. The location and views from hotels was mesmerizing specially at Sangla and Kalpa. The staff was also very courteous at all the locations considering we had a 1.5 years old also kid with us. The driver of traveller was very skilled and knew the manoeuvring of vehicle in narrow hilly regions like a professional. He drove with utmost perfection in hairpin bends and rough roads during the trip. We are also very thankful for the unplanned complimentary stay provided by you on the last day at Manali. Although it was for 1 hour only but it was very helpful to get freshen up and repack the stuff. What could have been done better: Although it was mentioned in the itinerary and we were also running short on time but we would have really appreciated if we would have covered the Pin valley considering its natural beauty. We think many travellers similar to our itinerary will always miss it, no matter how so ever they plan it. The driver that was assigned to us was driver only. He never acted as the guide in any sense in order to make us familiar with the places in and around of our stay during the trip. It was just a point to point travel with him with no information or knowledge sharing in between. In Kaza, we requested him to take us to a place which was merely 3 km away. He simply refused our request stating baseless reasons like he will take us tomorrow or I am sleeping now(in daytime). It was really a setback for us as Kaza was the only place where we had some free time to explore nearby places. Tempo traveller could have been in a better condition for such trips. The interiors were in average condition and many times we have to stop for minor defects like oil leakage. The tasks like collecting water, air pressure checking, fuelling the vehicle could have been done before we boarding the vehicle thus saving our time for traveling. I hope you will take above points as constructive feedback to serve future customers better. It was wonderful being in touch with you.
Javed's 6 days trip to SpitiCab driver was good, Spiti hotel could've been better, we couldn't go to chadrataal lake due to bad weather conditions so no refund for that has been given neither the extra day we spent in spiti was adjusted for our camping amount which we couldn't do due to bad weather conditions.
Anish's 8 days trip to SpitiHi, From the perspective of Travel Triangle, all the things were great & we had a nice trip. However, I have some comments on the agent Travel Talkies. There's a scope of improvement on that part. The on-trip communication was not there, we were unexpectedly pushed having veg mean every night and they asked for extra money for availing Non-veg dinner (I clearly mentioned we all are not vegetarian) In some cases, the hotel was closed way before our booking date but we did not get any intimation on that part. In the middle of a fine evening when we reached our destination, we found that the hotel is closed 20 days back and we had to shift to a Home Stay. Itenary was too hectic. We almost travelled more than 1500+ KMs in 8 days.
Jayanth's 5 days trip to SpitiNikita was our coordinator, she has been in constant touch with us right from the planning of the trip to completion of the trip. We had initially planned to go to Kaza but due to weather we couldn't continue with the itinerary, Nikita made another itineary in manali on the last moment and it turned out to be good. This guys give the best service and any one who is looking to travel around spiti, manali should consider them to plan their trip
Aarushi's 7 days trip to SpitiIt was a fanstastic experience. At first I was quite skeptical about this group tour because it was a new experience for me. I have never travelled in a grouo with strangers that too in a land with zero network connectivity. But fortunately had the most amazing people join us and also our tour guide was quite helpful. Our tour guide made sure we explored each and every spot mentioned in itinerary and at the same time not rushing. He gave us enough time to explore each place and capture enough memories to last for lifetime. All in all Immventures and team and Travel Triangle restored my faith in group travelling and I am grateful to them for giving us such a nice experience. Kudos Team Immventures! Snowfall on the chandratal campsite
Chiragsanghvise's 5 days trip to SpitiExpected a driver who can guide us, give more information about places we visited. Overall experience was good. Worth it in given budget.
Rahul's 4 days trip to SpitiIt was great experience with Travel Triangle & Tanish Himachal Tours. They are always supported and available to any help. Thank you !
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FAQ's of Spiti
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Though, one may book government accommodations and private guest houses for stay in Spiti; it is highly recommended to go for local homestays for an unforgettable experience and to get acquainted with their traditions and culture.
One may relish Indian and Tibetan food in Spiti restaurants.
The best duration for a tour of Spiti is between the months of May and October.
Spiti can be reached via road only. Being one of the remotest locations, it is not well-connected via rail or air.
For a trip from Manali or Shimla to Spiti, it takes around 10 days.
Spiti Valley is famous for its ancient monasteries, temples, and pristine surroundings.
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