Lahaul Spiti Valley Travel Guide
One of the most exhilarating journeys and a spellbinding vacation to Lahaul Spiti Valley is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Delve into the opulent heritage and mystical Tibetan culture of the region. The rugged landscape and the grand monasteries perched high on mountain tops seem to be like picture postcards. A vacation to Lahaul – Spiti is incomplete without experiencing camping and trekking.
Mighty Himalayas, meandering rivers, and cool mountain breeze will rejuvenate you with unmatched happiness. The destination is a delight for foodies, photographers, nature lovers, shopaholics, and riders, so whatever your interests be, Lahaul – Spiti Valley is waiting for you.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
10°C to 30°C
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(July to Sep)
10°C to 15°C
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The Enigmatic Valley with roads less traveled, literally
If you dream of an ideal break or a serene holiday in a picture-perfect villages at the foothills of snow-crowned mountains and a stay amid mountainous terrains outlined by relentlessly meandering rivers, then it has to be Lahaul Spiti Valley for you. A Spiti Valley holiday can be the most engrossing vacation that will revitalize you. Perched atop at 202 km from Manali, the scarcely populated Spiti parts Indian mainland from Tibet. Travelers have defined everything serene here, from abundantly green miles of meadow to pre-historic monasteries that look no less than a fine painting on a canvas. The picture-postcard village views, narrow mountain passages that you cross, and the chilly wind that permeates your skin as you embrace this divergent terrain at altitudes of around 5000 meters above mean sea level, it is Lahaul-Spiti that perfectly feeds your soul an heart.
The average elevation here is 4270 m and weather is very unpredictable hence, travelers need to be responsible here. One needs to embrace the inner self for a detached period of life when you are here, understanding that phone or internet network connectivity is next to be non-existent and the locals are absolutely ok with it. The simple life style here is a great teaching, and relaxing if embraced with grace.
A holiday here in Spiti definitely involves trekking and camping. The valley is also a home to numerous variety of Himalayan flora and fauna and one can see Snow Leopards and Himalayan Wolves at the Pin Valley National Park during winters. Known as the “Mid-Land” between India and Tibet, Spiti is a mirror image of Tibet in lifestyle, rituals, culture etc. People here are majorly Buddhist and monasteries here worth a visit. Places that have interested tourists here are Tabo Gompa, Dhankar Gompa, Rohtang La, Chandratal, Kunzum La, Ki Gompa, Triloknath Temple and the Lhalung Monastery. From wide stretches of snow to wide lands of barley farming, from opulent green meadows and valley to chilling cold desert in shades of brown, Spiti exhibits the most breath taking scenery that one would ever experience. Immerse and indulge yourself in this most astonishing valley of the Himalayas and enjoy the beautiful terrains, the deep blue lakes, snow peaks shimmering like gold on the top and the most remote villages of India.
Spiti is a world within a world, as described by Rudyard Kipling. The place is also lesser known neighbor of Ladakh, so secluded and serene. Tucked away in the lap of the Himalayas, this quaint village in the foothills of Himalayas boats of age-old monasteries, incomparable Himalayan wildlife and of course a captivating culture and warm people. The best time to explore this snowcapped peaks and scenic villages is from May end to early October as it is during this time the passes and highways to this zone are open making the place accessible to the world.