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Places To Visit In Spiti

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Tourism 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.


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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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What are the best places to stay in Spiti?

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.

What are the best eating options in Spiti?

One may relish Indian and Tibetan food in Spiti restaurants.

What is the best duration to visit Spiti?

The best duration for a tour of Spiti is between the months of May and October.

How can one reach to Spiti?

Spiti can be reached via road only. Being one of the remotest locations, it is not well-connected via rail or air.  

How many days one require for a comfortable visit to Spiti?

For a trip from Manali or Shimla to Spiti, it takes around 10 days.