If it is an escape from the madness of city life that you are looking for, there can be no better option than going on an excursion trip to Spiti valley which is going to be both fascinating and rejuvenating!
Having reserved its space on almost every traveller’s bucket list in India, Spiti valley is beautifully nestled between India and Tibet and invites visitors throughout the year for its magnificent snowcapped mountains and exquisite beauty.
Whether you decide to follow the Shimla-Kinnaur route or the shorter one via Rohtang Pass, there is a lot to explore and experience along the way. Some of the most popular places for you to visit on your way to the beautiful valley are
- Chandratal Lake: As the name suggests, it is a barren but beautiful moon-shaped lake located at an altitude of 14100 feet near Batal.
- Kaza: Also known as the capital of Spiti valley, Kaza is a beautiful town to explore.
- Kee Monastery: Kee Gompa is the largest monastery in Spiti valley.
- Kibber: Kibber is a short drive away from Kee and is actually a part of a wildlife sanctuary.
- Chicham Bridge: The highest bridge in Asia!
- Komic, Langza, and Hikkim: While Komic is famous for having the world’s highest restaurant, Langza and Hikkim are known for a magnificent Buddha statue and the world’s highest post office, respectively.
To make the best out of your trip to the valley, you can try and have a roundtrip, that is, taking up one route to travel to the valley and another for travelling back. Some of the things you might want to carry when travelling to Spiti valley are torchlight, power bank, raincoat, a BSNL sim, and a lot of warm clothes! The best time to visit Spiti valley is NOW.