Where to Visit in Spiti & When
April to mid-May: At this time, the snow starts to melt. Several roads are opened too like the road from Kaza to Losar. However, the road from Kunzum Pass towards Manali open only in the June month. This is the time when reaching Spiti is feasible from the Manali route. This is an ideal time to admire snow-clad mountains and play in the snow. If you do not mind low tourist count, can stay amid basic facilities and do not mind certain road blockages, you can travel during these months.
Winter - October to March
These are winter months in Spiti filled with extreme weather conditions, lack of necessities like electricity, several road blockages, water freezing in taps, and almost no hotels offering accommodation. Several road links at this time on both the routes are closed. If you still make plans, be sure of your mental and physical fitness as there can delay and a lot of risks.
Monsoon - July till September
Spiti has no monsoon season and the valley receives virtually no rainfall.
These are the monsoon months when the monsoon is in full swing in Kinnaur and it is better to avoid the Shimla route during this time as the area is prone to landslides. However, Spiti valley itself remains fine at this time, so if you make plans do not forget to buy cartons of apple as they grow the best at this time.
One can travel from the Manali route in this season as well without any hassle. These are the best months to travel to Spiti Valley as the climatic conditions during this time is perfect to travel.
Summer - April till June
The autumn season makes Spiti colorful with lush green trees, orange leaves, aqua clean waters and white snow in the background, making the valley, a beauty. The mornings and evenings are quite cold with temperatures going to 2-3 degrees Celsius while the days are pleasant. Do not forget to pack woolens. This is the best time to visit the Spiti Valley. The valley experiences the balmy and warm afternoons and the perfect time to explore the valley. Try to confirm the weather conditions before planning the as sometimes Kunzum pass starts getting snow as early as September.