For all those travel enthusiasts who are looking for new places to explore, Spiti valley should be your next stop. Whether you are looking for a vacation or you are a seasoned traveler, this place will blow your mind away. Explore the mysterious valley of Spiti and become one with the ambiance of the place. In case you’re not familiar with it, here is everything you need to know about the place.
Sitting in the lap of the Great Himalayan mountains, Spiti is a beautiful valley located in Himachal Pradesh. Spiti when literally translated means ‘Middle land’ since it lies between India and Tibet. Though the valley is scarcely populated, you can find a perfect blend of diverse culture in the valley. There are a lot of places in and around Spiti Valley that will offer you an expertise of a lifetime. Spiti has been merged with the Lahaul district to form a single Spiti-Lahaul district.
Things to do
Besides the obvious hiking trail, Spiti Valley has a lot to offer. Indulge in some nature photography and visit the Chandratal lake which is named so due to its curved shape. Pay a visit to the Key Monastery that is more than a thousand years old and explore the culture! Stand on top of the Kunzum Pass and be blown away by the breathtaking view of the valley. Another lake to capture your attention is the Suraj Tal Lake. Visit the Mummy Village where a monk has been mummified! Spend a night under the starry sky and fall asleep to the lullaby of the humming wind. Due to its high altitude and clean sky, star gazing is especially popular among tourists. You can look around for fossils which can become a great memory of the place. Who needs to shop for souvenirs when you can simply dig one of your own!
The Spiti Valley is good to visit during the time period between late May to early October. Due to heavy snowfall it receives during winters, it becomes difficult to access the place hence, summers are the ideal time to pay a visit to the valley.
There are two ways to reach the valley. You can either take a two-day trip from Shimla or make a road trip from Manali. Always choose the road according to what suits you. Since the valley is at a height, it is important to carry warm clothes and other necessities. Though the summer weather is pleasant, it is important to dress according to the conditions.
To escape away from the monotony of the daily life, you must take up the Spiti valley tour for it revitalizes you so you can experience a new kind of energy. Pack your bags, book your tickets and flee away to the majesty of the Spiti Valley!