Situated at an average elevation of 12,500 feet on top of sea level, Spiti Valley consist of stark high alpine lands, dotted with small postcard perfect village of whitewashed mud homes and monasteries. Prepare to travel to a world where villages appear like a mirage later than miles of sprawling a turquoise green river nestled between snow capped infertile mountain, blue lake; a world which has the coldest winters you will ever see, but therein reside the warmest people you will meet.
This carefully and comfortable curated seven day Spiti Valley Innova Jeep tour is intended for travellers looking for an genuine Spiti Valley knowledge in a week’s time. Communal by a small group of travellers, this Spiti Valley Tour include travelling in a contented Toyota Innova to some of the most famous villages of Spiti Valley counting Asia’s uppermost villages – Kibber and Komik. Marvel at the amazing organization of the Ki Monastery and get ready to be astonished by the “Tabo Monastery” – a 1020-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Best Places to visit in Spiti Valley
- Key Monastery
- Tabo Monastery
- Lhalung Monastery
- Gandhola Monastery
- Suraj Tal
- Dhankar Lake
- Kunzum Pass
- Baralacha Pass
- Pin Valley National Park
It is one of the oldest and biggest Monasteries in Spiti, hence is the most important tourists destination in this area. It enshrine idol of Buddha in Dhyana place, also has a compilation of very old murals and books. Located at a elevation of 4112 meters, this Monastery was build in the 14th century and its structural design is prejudiced by Chinese style.
Tabo Monastery is also called as the “Ajanta of the Himalayas” which is one of the most famous monasteries in the Spiti Valley and Lahaul, was found more than a millennium back in 996 A.D. This earliest structure stands on the cold, barren and rocky desert of the Tabo valley at a dizzying tallness of 3050 meters on top of sea level. This unharmed beauty has potted the traditions, glorious heritage and culture of Buddhism during the passage of centuries. According to the Tibetan Calendar, the “Tabo Monastery” is supposed to have been recognized in the year of the Fire Ape, by a immense translator and teacher Lotsawa Rinchen Tsang Po, the king of the western Himalayan monarchy of Guge.
Chandra Tal is also called as “Moon Lake” is the source of the Chandra River. It was once a hesitant place for trader from Ladakh and Tibet who went to the Kullu valley and Spiti, but today it attract a maximum number of adventure aficionado from crossways the world. Located at an elevation of 4300 m, “Chandra Tal” Lake is just 6 kms away from the Kunzum Pass in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh state of India.
Best time to visit Spiti Valley
The most excellent time to visit Lahaul Spiti valley is from “June to September”. The climate in these months is comfortable with a enjoyable 25 degrees throughout daytime, quite chilly 3 to 4 degrees all through night. The best time to take a trip on road to Spiti valley is the summer. Before that the road remains closed for approximately 6 months due to heavy snowfall.
How to reach Spiti Valley
By Air : There is no straight flight connection to Spiti Valley. The cloest airport is in Bhuntur which is close to Kullu, 245 kms away from the same.
By Train : There is no straight rail connection to Spiti Valley. “Pathankot railway station” is thet closest railway station to the site, approximately 500 km away from the same.
By Road : Daily bus services ply to and fro the city of Spiti Valley. They function on a regular basis, whether night or day, from places like Pathankot, Shimla, New Delhi etc. You can also take shared taxis orcabs for the similar route.