Best Time To Visit Spiti
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Best time to visit
May - Oct
Best Time To Visit Spiti
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
Literally translating to “The Middle Land”, Spiti Valley is one of the most charming gifts of nature to Himachal. This cold desert mountain valley offers enthralling views of the Himalayan mountains, and is known for its culture which has a Buddhist influence. The culture, landscape, weather, tranquility, and the pristine face of nature attract a large number of tourists to this valley who flock to this place to escape from the bustling city life. This breathtaking valley is also famous for a number of monasteries which add to the beauty of the place.
As the valley is situated at an enormous height, therefore, it witnesses drastic climatic changes, and hence, one cannot visit this place during any time of the year. The best time to visit Spiti highly depends upon the seasons. Visiting Spiti in winter is strictly not recommended as temperature drops drastically during this season. One can visit Spiti during the summer season which is the best time to visit Lahaul Spiti as the temperature of the valley remains quite pleasant during this season, and hence, it is apt for sightseeing, and outdoor activities. Here’s a seasonal breakup of Spiti Valley weather which will give a better idea about the best time to visit Lahaul Spiti:
Climate in Spiti
Summer Season in Spiti
Summer season in Spiti begins from the month of April and runs till June, Spiti Valley weather in May marks the beginning of the tourist season as the route via Manali opens in this month. Late May to June is the best season to visit Spiti Valley as the temperature rises above the 0 degree celsius which makes traveling possible in this area. The temperature in Spiti Valley in June ranges between 0 and 15 degree celsius which makes it perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities. It is because of the pleasant Spiti valley weather in June that most of the bikers begin their journey to this wonderland.
Monsoon Season in Spiti
The rainy season in Spiti sets in the month of July, and runs till September. Monsoon is also not a good time to visit the valley as, during this season, the rainy weather in Lahaul Spiti makes traveling quite difficult. The roads become quite muddy, and the waterfalls are also on full flow. Therefore, travelers get stuck for days while traveling during the monsoon season. The heavy showers of rain hinder sightseeing of the city’s major tourist attractions as well.
Winter Season in Spiti
Winter season in Spiti sets in the month of October and runs till the end of March. During this season, Lahaul Spiti temperature starts dropping steadily, turning the valley into a cold desert. Travelers who want to visit Spiti Valley in October will have to take Srinagar and Kargil route as the route from Manali is shut by the authorities during winters. Temperature in Spiti Valley in December ranges from -1 to -5 and at night it may drop to -20 as well. Therefore, due to the extreme temperature in Lahaul Spiti, it is not recommended to travel to the valley in winter.
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FAQ's of Spiti
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For a trip from Manali or Shimla to Spiti, it takes around 10 days.
Spiti can be reached via road only. Being one of the remotest locations, it is not well-connected via rail or air.
The best duration for a tour of Spiti is between the months of May and October.
One may relish Indian and Tibetan food in Spiti restaurants.
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.
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