A cold mountain desert, Spiti Valley is called as Ladakh’s Lesser Known Neighbor that is nestled between India and Tibet, therefore also called as “The Middle Land”. The isolated mountain ranges in Spiti Valley will mesmerize any individual and there isn’t sole adjective to define its captivating beauty. It is yet unexplored, is a different world which has spectacular magnificence and is ‘Tibet of India’ for tourists.
For those who adore the mountains and its surrounding areas, well you must make a Spiti Valley trip without a second thought. Since there are a number of scenic places to visit in Spiti Valley, it has gained much fame for its lovely monasteries and the natural exquisiteness which remains intact. Walking on the terrain of Spiti Valley is not an easy task and the whole area is totally isolated during the rough winter weather conditions. The summer months from mid- May to late September are hence the best time to visit Spiti.
A visit to Spiti Valley is incomplete without visiting the places such as the Kunzum Pass, Kibber and Trilokinath Temple. If you are an adventure aficionado, then there are a number of Spiti Valley trekking trails and a few mountain biking roads which you should simply not miss. Those who love picturesque lakes must head straight to the lakes of Surajtal and Chandratal, which are one of the most stunning ones in the world.
All said and done, so here are top 5 reasons why you must book a tour package and visit Spiti Valley:
1. Stare At The Night Sky In Pin Valley And You Will Be Amazed
The night sky is full with myriad stars and owing to a pollutant-free air, a marvel unknots right in front of your eyes. You will not only notice the stars but also the Milky Way Galaxy which will capture your attention.
2. Abode To The Highest Motorable Town In Asia
The village of Komic is well-thought-out to be the highest motorable place in Asia. If you are planning a Spiti Valley road trip, then you should add this to your bucket list. The beautiful village has a populace of about 50 to
60 people and the temperature here have a tendency to to dip to -30 degree Celsius. The houses here are parted from each other by luxurious lawns that endows ample amount of space to head for a sun bath whenever the sun makes its rare appearance. You can also find budget accommodation in Spiti Valley.
3. For The Adoration Of Buddha
The Spiti Valley is considered as a main centre for Buddhism. If you are listing things to do in Spiti Valley, then how can you skip visiting the ancient monasteries. The valley cradles a lot of monasteries; amongst them the Ki monastery is known to be the oldest which dates back as early as to 996 AD. The monastery is served to the followers of Tibetan Buddhism and is positioned atop a hill which is at an altitude of 13,668 ft above sea level. The other monasteries are the Dhankar monastery, Tabo Monastery, Shashur Monastery, Gandhola Monastery and Kardang Monastery which are a again must-visit.
4. The Stunning Lakes
There are about dozen lakes which are pushed away in the several parts of the valley. One amongst them is the famous Chandratal Lake which is one of the top popular choices amongst the tourists and seizing the starry sky at night from its shoreline is once-in-a-lifetime experience. The other lake that must be discovered is the Surajtal Lake.
5. The Vast Spreads Of Natural Land
The valley is located at an altitude of about 12,500 ft above sea level, which makes it one of the less populated mountainous places. The altering shades of the cold deserted mountains are a spectacle which is truly awe-inspiring. Besides, it is the land of the Buchen Llamas, who are worshiped by the natives as they are supposed to push out evil forces. Spiti Valley being one of the less populated places, the locals here are very hospitable to their guests and offer accommodation within their homes.