Spiti is a beautiful valley which is situated at an elevation of 2745 mts above the sea level. The meaning of Spiti is ‘Middle Country’ and also known as the Little Tibet. Spiti lies in between Tibet, Ladakh, Kinnaur, Lahaul and Kullu and the people who live here are honest and simple. The Spiti River is one of the major attractions which is fast flowing. This beautiful valley is spread around 4800 sq km and the main valley is split into eastern and western valleys. Summer is the best time to visit Spiti with cool and pleasant weather with green grass and alpine flowers. There are little monsoon in the valley which makes the destination unique. Beautiful Sunshine explored the charm of the place and makes the destination an ideal location for tourists. The months July and August and September are the best for trekkers.
Spiti is popular paradise for Adventure lovers, thousands of the Adventure enthusiasts take part in trekking every year and visit this most beautiful nature paradise. Don’t forget to carry heavy woolen clothes during visit in all season. All the treks are starts from Kaza and the peaks where you can enjoy the most amazing trekking and panoramic views of Himalayan Mountains. The mountain ropeway from Kibber to Chichum is a major and popular attraction of the place. This charming ropeway is opened manually which is offered the picturesque views of the gorge below.
Spiti has interesting and delicious mix of Cuisine and mostly Tibetan food is served here. The town Kaza is the hub of shops, hotels, restaurants and houses etc. The comfortable accommodations are easily available for tourists. Spiti is a perfect destination for Adventure lovers.
Summer: Summer is the best season to visit and the temperature drop down is around 5 degree Celsius. March to June is summer season here and best for trekking and camping. The days are quite but the nights are cool in Spiti.
Winter: October to till February is the winter season and received heavy snowfall during these months. The weather condition is not good during winters and the temperature is drop down as the -5 degree Celsius.
Monsoon: During the monsoon the spiti valley received moderate rainfall and the monsoon fall during July to September here. The temperature is around 17 to 20 degree Celsius.
Chandratal Lake: Chandratal is a Paradise for Trekkers and it is referred as the one of the most beautiful Lake which is located at an elevation of 4300 mts above the sea level. It is one of the best camping sites surrounding by the green meadows and attract thousands of the Adventure enthusiasts from all around the world.
Key Monastery: It is a famous Buddhist monastery located in the Lahaul and Spiti district. It is located at an elevation of 4166 mts above the sea level. This beautiful monastery is very close to Spiti River in the Spiti valley. It is believed that this monastery was found by Dromton in 11th century and who was the student of Atisha. Key monastery is around 100 years old and it is the largest monastery in the entire spiti valley. Now ths monastery is a major attraction of Spiti and visited by locals as we as tourists from all around the world.
Kunzum pass: Kunzum Pass is referred as the highest motorable mountain pass of India which is located at an elevation of 4551 mts above the sea level. This beautiful pass is served as the gateway of Spiti Valley via Kullu and Lahaul. This pass is referred as the mixture of two different landscapes like rugged mountains and charming Glaciers. Kunzum Devi Temple is one of the major attractions dedicated to Goddess Kunzum Devi. It is believed that the worship of the Goddess is protected you in any mishappening and it is surrounding by the Buddhist style Gompas.
Suraj Tal Lake: Suraj Lake is a dream lake and perfect for photography. The water of Baralacha Glacier is fed on this lake and offered the best route for trekkers and bikers. This beautiful lake is situated at a distance of 65 km from Keylong.
Pin Valley National Park: Pin Valley National Park is situated in the Lahaul and Spiti Valley district in the coldest desert of Biosphere Reserve. This valley is home of the rare species of Animals and Plants like –Himalayan Snow leopard etc, due to its cool climate limited species are found here. This beautiful park is established in 1987 and one of the major attraction of the place.
Dhankar Monastery: Dhankar monastery is a beautiful Monastery situated in between Kaza and Tabo offered the most amazing views of Spiti River. Inside the temple complex a statue of Vairocharan is situated.
Kibber: Kibber is situated at an altitude of 4250 mts above the sea level. Kibber is referred as the highest village in the world.
Pin Valley Park: It is situated in the cold desert region in the area of Lahaul and Spiti and also a paradise for nature lovers. It is situated at an elevation of 11,500 ft to 20,000 ft above the sea level. This beautiful park is established in 1987 which is covered an area of 1150 sq km. Pin Valley par is the home of more than 20 species of Flora and fauna like snow leopard.
Tabo Monastery: Tabo is a most popular and famous monastery which is situated at an elevation of 10,000 ft above the sea level. This charming monastery is established in 996 A.D and built by the Buddhist King Yeshe-O. Tabo is referred as the one of the oldest monastery of Himalayan and popularly known as the Ajanta of Himalayan. The walls of the monastery is decorated by the Ancient paintings and Murals.
Baralacha Pass: Baralacha Pass is a high mountain Pass which is located at an elevation of 16,050 mts above the sea level. This is a 8 km long pass which is connected to the Lahaul district in Himachal to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. Bhaga River added the charm of the place that is the tributary of Chenab River. Travelers can enjoy the trek from Baralacha to Chandra tall.
Trilokinath Temple: Trilokinath Temple is a religious temple and referred as the both Hindu and Buddhist. The Hindu are refer as Lord Shiva and the Buddhist. It is situated at the end of a street in the Tunde Village.
Thangka Painting: Thangka is a beautiful painting which is made of Silk and Cotton. It is a Buddhist Painting and describing the life of Buddhist deities. It is served as the important teaching tools and it is helped by the famous thangka painters.
Dhankar Lake: This Lake is situated at a distance of 5 km from the Dhankar Monastery. You will take an hour to reach this fast flowing river from the monastery.
Gandhola Monastery: This monastery is famous for its wooden idol which is founded by Padma Sambhava around 800 years old.
Kungri Monastery: Kungri Monastery is situated in the Pin Valley which is offered the picturesque views. It is the second oldest monastery in Spiti. This monastery has silk Paintings of Buddhist deities.
Komik: Komik is the highest village in Asia which is situated in Lahaul and Spiti district. This village is famous for its Lundup Tsemo Gompa Buddhist Monastery which is popularly known as the highest motorable Buddhist Monastery in the world.
Lassar: It is the first village of Spiti to reach Kunzum Pass. The culture and traditions are same to Tibet. The most beautiful Spiti River, Large spread meadows, charming nature beauty, pleasant weather, amazing trekking routes etc adds the charm of the place.
Lhalung Monastery: Lhalung Monastery is popularly known as the Golden Temple which is situated in Lahaul and Spiti district. This beautiful monastery was founded by the Rinchen Zangpo and the meaning of Lhalung is ‘Lamd of Gods’. Travel to Manali then Lhalung is the best choose to visit which is offered the first inhabited village.
By Air: There is no direct flight to reach Spiti valley but Bhuntar is the nearest Airport to reach Spiti which is 245 km from away. Bhuntar is a small Airport and the other nearest Airport is Chandigarh which is located at a distance of 522 km. Outside the airport Buses and Taxies are easily available.
By Train: The nearest Railway station is Gauge to reach Spiti which is well connected to the Chandigarh. Apart from this the other nearest Railway station is Jogindernagar which is the nearest Railhead to Spiti.
By Road: Regular bus services are easily available to reach spiti valley. You will hire a bus or cab from Delhi, Pathankot, Shimla etc. Apart from then you also go through Manali.
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