Places To Visit In Spiti
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Tourist Places In Spiti
Spiti Valley is home to countless monasteries, waterfalls, treks, mountain streams, and glaciers. There is always something new lurking around the corner of a road waiting to be explored by travellers, honeymooners, adventure seekers, and nature lovers. Located in the eastern Himachal Pradesh, the valley is nestled between the Tibetan Plateau and Himalayan ranges. Its name literally translates as the “Middle Ground”. From the gorgeous treks to majestic monasteries, there’s no dearth of places to visit in Spiti Valley in Himachal. Let’s take a look at the famous tourist places in Spiti Valley up close:
Kaza is the largest settlement and the administrative centre of the Spiti Valley. During the summer months, the town serves as a base camp for adventures in Spiti Valley. The town is located some 120 km from Manali via Rohtang Pass. It remains a popular hotspot in the winter months when the tourist activity is less. Dhankar Fort, Gette Village, Langza village, and Komic monastery are top tourist places near Kaza. Visitors in Kaza can explore mud-brick homes, local non-profit organizations such as EcoSphere, and pray with lamas at the monasteries.
All major tours of sightseeing in Spiti Valley begin from Buddhist monasteries perched atop hills. With an altitude of 4,166 meters, Key Monastery or Key Gompa is the largest monastery in the Spiti Valley. Travellers can admire the 14th-century monastic architecture and wall paintings at Key Gompa in Kaza. One of the oldest Buddhist enclaves in India, Tabo Monastery features a priceless collection of scroll paintings (thangkas), statues, frescos, and manuscripts. Dhankar Gompa is located between towns of Kaza and Tabo. Tayul Monastery, Kungri Monastery, and Tangyud Monastery are top monasteries in Spiti Valley.
One of the top places to visit in Spiti Valley, Chandratal Lake is a popular spot for camping and stargazing. Located about 9 kilometres from Kunzum Pass, the lake lies at an altitude of about 4,300 metres. Kunzum Pass connects the Kullu Valley and Lahaul Valley with Spiti Valley. This high mountain pass separates the fertile valleys of Kullu with the semi-arid valley of Spiti. It is on the route from Manali to Kaza. Known for its cold desert landscape, Pin Valley National Park is spread across Lahaul and Spiti Valleys. The Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary and Kibber Monastery, 20 kilometres from Kaza, are other notable tourist attractions in Spiti Valley.
Nako, near the Indo-China border, is another popular tourist attraction near Spiti Valley. The town of Tabo is situated between Rekong Peo and Kaza. After traversing a length of about 150 km through the valley, the Spiti River flows into Satluj River at Namgia in Kinnaur district. The town of Hikkim is known for being India’s highest polling station at an elevation of 4,572 meters. Suraj Tal, Rohtang Pass, Keylong, Baralacha Pass, Reckong Peo, Kalpa, and Chitkul are major places near Spiti Valley.
Chandratal Lake in Spiti
Located at an altitude of 4300 m in the Himalayas, the Chandratal Lake is situated on the Samudra Tapu plateau in Spiti Valley. The name, Chandra Taal, originates from its crescent shape. Enclosed by scree mountains on one side and magnificent cirques on the other, this Lake offers breathtaking views of clear blue skies, w...
Kaza in Spiti
Situated along the Spiti River, Kaza is the sub-divisional headquarters of Spiti Valley. Divided into two parts-Kaza Khas and Kaza Soma, the town of Kaza is the largest town and commercial centre in the entire valley.
Surrounded by brunette mountain ridges on all sides, the town of Kaza is home to the administrative buil...
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...
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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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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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