Bordered by Tibet in the east, Ladakh to the north, Kinnaur to the south east, and Lahaul and Kullu to the south, Spiti Valley is situated at an average altitude of 3,800 m above sea level. It is popularly known as the ‘Little Tibet’ owing to the geographical features of Spiti. The valley is similar to that of Tibet by the topography, climate, and flora. We offer a wide range of meticulously crafted Spiti Valley tour packages with which tourists can explore the breathtaking beauty of this place and indulge in numerous outdoor activities. The region is blessed with glacier lakes, high altitude mountain passes, age-old monasteries, and stunning landscapes, which makes it a popular tourist destination in Himachal.
Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Spiti means ‘the middle land’, and is rightfully called so because it is snuggled in between Tibet and India. There is a dominant influence of Buddhist culture in Spiti, owing to its closeness with Tibet. This region is the least populated in the country, covered with a high altitude alpine land, with scattered villages and monasteries.
During Spiti tour, tourists travel from the Kullu valley by the Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass that are two highest mountain passes in the country.
The alluring beauty of the place is mesmerizing; surrounded by snow-capped mountains, long stretches of dry lands with hills, and ever flowing rivers and lakes. A trip to Spiti will be a complete holiday to get refreshed and content; there are spectacular natural sites to visit like Kaza, Dhankar, Lhalung, Losar, Tabo, Kibber, Langza, and Hikkim.
Spiti Valley is home to world’s highest post office in Hikkim, world’s highest village connected by motorable road is Komik, and fossil village of Langza. Chandertal Lake, Suraj Tal Lake, Dhankar Lake, and Nako Lake are a part of Spiti Valley, which enhances the immense beauty of this region. Suraj Tal Lake is the third highest lake in India and 21st highest lake in the world. The ancient monasteries of Tabo, Dhankar, Komik, and Key holds a special significance for Buddhists. The cultural diversity and hospitality of Spiti Valley leave everyone spell bounded.
Through our Spiti holiday packages, travelers get opportunities to explore this offbeat gem of Himachal and enjoy a thrilling experience. To ramble across, in a place like Spiti, tourists need expert guidance in order to completely eradicate the discomfort and have a hassle-free trip. We offer customizable tours with which visitors can modify the itinerary as per their requirements and budget.
We provide the travelers with the best deals on Spiti Valley travel packages that suit their comfort and preferences, at unbeatable prices. They can also enjoy numerous facilities including pleasant stay, guided tour, outdoor activities, and smooth transfers. Contact us for more information and book Spiti Valley tour with us to enjoy unforgettable vacations!
Best Places to Visit on your Spiti Valley Trip
Spiti Valley is a trans-Himalayan region, which is home to some of the exquisite tourist destinations and gems of Himachal. This enchanting place is a high altitude valley and is known for glistening river, placid lakes, ancient monasteries, and breathtaking hamlets. It is a paradise for nature lovers and thrill seekers who can indulge in adventure activities here as well rejuvenate amidst the serene environs during Spiti trip. This majestic place leaves everyone surprise with its beguiling beauty and surreal surroundings. Some of the famous places to visit in Spiti Valley are:
- Key Monastery
- Tabo Monastery
- Dhankar Monastery
- Dhankar Lake
- Nako Lake
- Kibber National Park
- Kunzum Pass
- Chandertal Lake
- Giu Temple
- Pin Valley National Park
- Suraj Tal
Best Time to Plan a Visit to Spiti Valley
The best time to visit Spiti Valley is during summer season when snow melts and high altitude mountain passes started to get clear to travel. From May to October, the weather in the valley remains comfortable for the sightseeing tour and outdoor activities including camping, trekking, rock climbing, and hiking.
The Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass remains accessible in summer season only. In these months, the region enjoys moderate climatic conditions neither too cold nor too hot. The temperature during daytime hovers around 11? C and drops up to -1? C during the night. It is advisable to carry woolen clothes if someone is planning Spiti tour in the summer season.
Spiti Valley is situated in a rain shadow region due to which the region receives little or virtually no rainfall at all. However, en route Spiti Valley via Shimla and Manali, the chances of landslides increases in the August month as these regions receive torrential rainfall. In winters, from November to April Spiti Valley receives heavy snowfall due to which the road from Manali gets blocked.
Also, it becomes difficult to visit the valley from Shimla side. During this time, the climatic conditions in the valley remain harsh and tough. The temperature ranges from -5? C to -18? C, which makes the trip to Spiti Valley difficult.
How to Reach Spiti Valley for a Wonderful Vacation
Spiti Valley is located on the northernmost area of Himachal Pradesh. There is no airport and railway station situated in the valley. The nearest airport from Kaza, which is the sub divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley is Bhuntar Airport in Kullu. It is located at 233 km from Kaza and is accessible by taxi and bus.
There are direct and connecting flights from Delhi, Jammu, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, and Chennai on the regular basis for Bhuntar Airport. Tourists can hire a private cab from Kullu and Manali as well as board a HRTC bus from these two places for Spiti Valley.
The nearest railhead from Kaza is Chandigarh Railway Station, which is situated 430 km away. The trains from Delhi, Amritsar, Lucknow, Kolkata, and Una runs on this route regularly. Tourists can board shared taxis, or HRTC buses from Chandigarh to Shimla or Manali from where they can get the conveyance for onward journey. However, private taxi is the most convenient option to travel to Kaza without hassle.
Spiti Valley connects with Shimla and Manali from various national and state highways. The valley remain connected with the rest of the state during summers only. In winter season, the roads get blocked due to heavy snowfall and to travel to Spiti Valley is not safe.
Best Accommodation to stay on your Spiti Valley Tour
Spiti Valley is a popular tourist destination among adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. This idyllic valley flocks by a large number of tourists every year. In the recent years, Spiti Valley has gained popularity among families along with the youngsters and couples. To serve the tourists and provide the best staying options, a large number of hotels, hostels, homestays, guest houses, and resorts have been built in the valley.
They are equipped with basic amenities and luxury resorts provide state-of-art facilities, which can make the Spiti Valley trip memorable for the tourists. They houses budget to mid-range of accommodation facilities, which provides relaxing stay. Some of the best staying options available in Spiti Valley are:
- Spiti Village Resort
- Hotel Deyzor
- Tethys Himalayan DEN
- Tendel Home Stay
- The Alpinist Café & Retreat
- Zangchuk Hotel & Restaurant
- Moustache Kaza
- The Monk Shego Kaza
- Hotel Dhankar Heights
- Hotel Spiti Heritage Himalayan
- Ri-dzong Residency Hotel