A Valley desert covered with sheets of snow at the foothill of beautiful monasteries.

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Lahuli - Spiti language 

4 Days

May to October

Chandigarh Airport
-2℃ to 4℃

Spiti Tourism

Spiti is located in the high Himalayan region. It is a cold desert mountain valley that is located in Himachal Pradesh and is a place of wonderful beauty. It has an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level and receives sunlight only for 250 days in a year and hence Spiti is one of the coldest regions in the world. Spiti means "middle land" and this can be seen by its geographical location. It is bordered by Ladakh in the north, Tibet to the east, Kinnaur to the South East and Lahaul and Kullu to the south. 

Spiti is a must visit destination if you're an adventure enthusiast. It provides trekking facilities in different regions of Spiti. There are various destinations in the region that give you a glimpse of the same place from different angles, but you will not get bored of the sight you see because it is mesmerizing a feast to the eye. The mountain ropeway from Kibber to Chichum is another popular tourist attraction that gives a beautiful view of the region.

Spiti is a region where you can see beautiful villages, snow-covered mountains, a beautiful valley region that is guaranteed to give you an experience that you will cherish and value for a long time.

Attractions

Kibber

1.Kibber

10 kilometres from city centre

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Kardang Monastery

2.Kardang Monastery

101 kilometres from city centre

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Shashur Monastery

3.Shashur Monastery

102 kilometres from city centre

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Dhankar Lake

4.Dhankar Lake

25 kilometres from city centre

Dhankar lake is the cherry on top after you start trekking from the Dhankar Monastery. The trek will take only about 2-3 hours. The monastery is mo...

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Tangyud Monastery

5.Tangyud Monastery

4 kilometres from city centre

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Chandratal Lake

6.Chandratal Lake

47 kilometres from city centre

Chandratal Lake is situated on Samudra Tapu plateau and overlooks the Chandra River. It is a beautiful site for camping and the trekking part of th...

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Kunzum Pass

7.Kunzum Pass

41 kilometres from city centre

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Baralacha Pass

8.Baralacha Pass

81 kilometres from city centre

Baralacha Pass (el. 4,890 m or 16,040 ft) is a mountain pass in Zanskar Range that connects Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu ...

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Tabo Monastery

9.Tabo Monastery

37 kilometres from city centre

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Suraj tal Lake

10.Suraj tal Lake

83 kilometres from city centre

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Pin Valley National Park

11.Pin Valley National Park

31 kilometres from city centre

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Tibetan Shops

12.Tibetan Shops

4 kilometres from city centre

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Yak Safaris

13.Yak Safaris

4 kilometres from city centre

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Kungri Monastery

14.Kungri Monastery

23 kilometres from city centre

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Key Monastery

15.Key Monastery

6 kilometres from city centre

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Dhankar Monastery

16.Dhankar Monastery

24 kilometres from city centre

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Trilokinath Temple

17.Trilokinath Temple

135 kilometres from city centre

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Mountain Biking

18.Mountain Biking

4 kilometres from city centre

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City Shopping

19.City Shopping

2150 kilometres from city centre

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Trekking

20.Trekking

1579 kilometres from city centre

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Tayul Monastery

21.Tayul Monastery

98 kilometres from city centre

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Spiti is the second least populous district in India according to the 2011 Census with a population of 31564 residents. The thick Himalayan snow cuts Spiti off from the rest of the country for around 6 months and during this time it is also a bit challenging to get to the region but Spiti is still one of the most beautiful places to visit all year round.

How to reach

Spiti is a remote valley region that is easily accessible in the summers but is challenging to get there at other times of the year. But once you get there, it is definitely worth it.

How to Reach by Flight

There are no direct flights to Spiti as there is no airport in the region. The closest airport is the Kullu Airport at Bhuntar which is 245 km away from Spiti. But this airport has limited operations; hence the suggested airport closest to Spiti is the Chandigarh Airport (IXC), located at a distance of 522 km away from Spiti.

How to Reach by Train

The closest railway station to Spiti is Joginder Nagar railway station but it has poor connectivity. The better railway station is the one in Chandigarh as it has better connectivity. You can take a cab or board a bus to reach Spiti from the railway station.

How to Reach by Bus

Direct buses are available from Chandigarh, Shimla, Kullu, Manali and some other parts of North India. HRTC buses ply buses on Kullu – Manali – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum Pass – Kaza route.

How to Reach by Road

Road routes are easily accessible during the months May - November and is also well connected to nearby areas. At this time bus services are also available or if you wish, you can rent taxis or cars and get to Spiti. Some routes are accessible all around the year while some of them are completely covered by snow. if travelling via Manali, your route will be Manali – Rohtang Pass – Gramphu – Chattru – Kunzum Pass – Kaza (Spiti Valley) and in the case of travelling via Shimla your route will be Kinnaur Valley as Shimla – Kinnaur – Nako – Sumdo (Spiti Valley) – Tabo – Kaza.

 

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Activities

River Rafting: Spiti river and Pin river have rafting facilities.

Camping: By the side of Chandratal lake.

Trekking: Trekking to Dhankar Lake which is situated above the Dhankar Monastery on a cliff at 4,270 metres.

What to Eat

Spitian bread, dal, rice, and vegetable is considered staple cuisine that is served across the valley. May it be food from the monasteries or from local stores, Spiti offers enough to relish your taste buds.

Spiti Itinerary

 

 

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