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With a landscape that is dramatic and out worldly, it is no wonder that Trekking in Spiti valley has seen such a boom in the last few years. The terrain here is so unearthly and has a view that is so drop-dead gorgeous that you will feel as if you have stepped on another planet.

The challenging lands of this place seem to awaken a deep longing in the adventurous and thrill-seeking souls, that can only be satisfied by trekking in this valley. Additionally, the variety of trails in the valley are ripe for exploring and satisfying that part of you that urges you to leave the comfort of your home and get on the road.

Spiti valley trekking is a completely different experience that you cannot find anywhere else. After all, where else will you find a combination of pristine lakes, hot Sulphur showers, and the majestic Himalayas – if not in Lahaul Spiti? Spiti valley trekking at an altitude of 4000 meters is a perfect example of surrealism amidst nature.

As you trek, you will find several crystal-clear lakesand the views that are worth capturing in your cameras. On the way, there are also various Buddhist monasteries to explore that make for an integral part of the trek. 

Earlier, due to the very less development of infrastructure, people used to hesitate trekking in the treacherous terrains. But now, with the speedy development of convenient roadways, the valley has become a prominent destination for such expeditions.

A lot of tourists and adventurers enjoy the easily accessible trails amidst the Spiti Valley. There are also some amazing trek groups and operators that organize great trekking experiences for the avid trekkers. All in all, trekking through the alluring Spiti valley is the best way to get to know this untouched gem of nature.

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Spiti Valley Tour 2020 | Book Online @ Flat 24% off Featured
Spiti Valley Tour 2020 | Book Online @ Flat 24% off

8D/7N

Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley Tour Highlights:Experience local Spitian homestay.Visit Ajanta of HimalayasVisit ancient monasteries – Tabo, Dhankar, KeyVisit highest post office at Hikkim and highest village with a motorable road in the world at KomicAbout the Places:Chandigarh: Capital of both Punjab as well as Haryana, Chandigarh is also known as the City of Gardens. Imbibing the culture of two states, the city is one of the best destinations to go.Nako Village: Highest village in the valley, Nako owns a lake formed out of the masses of the ice. Fauna including, Yaks, kine, horses and asses, can be found in abundance here.Tabo Monastery: Known as Ajanta of the Himalayas, Tabo Monastery is situated at a height of 3050 meters above the sea level. Located in the valley of Tabo, the monastery was founded back in 996 A.D.Dhankar Monastery: At an altitude of 12,774 feet, Dhankar Monastery or Dhankar Gompa is one of the main centres of Buddhist art and culture.Key Monastery: A famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Key Monastery is also known as the Kye Monastery and Ki Monastery. Explore the long and interesting history of the monastery with this tour.About the Spiti Valley Tour:The Spiti Valley Tour starts in Chandigarh from where we head towards Rampur. Before leaving for Rampur gather all the required medicines from the pharmacy we stop at. Overnight stop on day 1 is at Rampur. Meet your guide and know other travellers there in Rampur before going to sleep. Day 2 starts at 4:00 in the morning. This 9-10 hours of the journey will mesmerise you with the scenic beauty it holds. We will have our lunch at Nako Village, where you can walk over the frozen lake. On this day you will be sleeping in a local Spitian homestay. At the homestay, get a chance to talk to locals and have dinner.On day 3 of the Spiti Valley Tour, we visit 100 years old Tabo Monastery. After visiting Dhnakar Monastery, used to be the Seat of the King in ancient times, we have our overnight stay in Kaza. In the morning of day 4, we go on a snow drive towards Langza, Hikkim and Komic. Click as many photos as you can. At night, learn about local life, festivals and traditions from the host family at Kaza. On day 5, we head to either Khiber/Chicham via Key depending on which area has seen the maximum amount of trails during the season. On day 5 and 6, we will be tracking the snow leopard and other wildlife following their trail surrounding the villages.On day 7 of the Spiti Valley Tour, we leave for Rampur. This is a long journey and both breakfast and lunch will be done during the journey itself. On Day 8, get back to your homes from Chandigarh with a lot of memories and maybe some new friends you made during the trip.
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All Women Tour of Spiti Valley
All Women Tour of Spiti Valley

9D/8N

Spiti Valley

About the Activity:Fixed Departure - 13th August.Embark on an all women tour of Spiti Valley and experience the majestic Himalayas.Start your trip from Delhi at around 08:00 AM with a car ride to Manali.In this trip you will get a chance to explore Manali, Kaza, Rohtang pass, Kunzum La, Kye monastery, Tashigang and Gette.Komik, Langza, Chandrataal lake, Batal and Chattru are other major attractions to visit during the trip.This is a 9 day 8 night trip which ends with a drop to Delhi.
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Chandrataal Lake Camping
Chandrataal Lake Camping

4D/3N

Spiti Valley

About the activity: With this Chandrataal Lake trek, you will be visiting the magical Chandrataal Lake or the 'Lake of the Moon' in Himachal Pradesh. Cossetted by the alluring charm of the mighty Himalayas, this pictorial water reservoir is located at a height of 4,300m in the Lahul and Spiti district. While Chandrataal Lake camping allows you quintessential moments besides this mystique lake, the Chandrataal Lake trek within the 4 days will allow you to discover its mesmeric charm and appeal! Moreover, as the expedition begins from Manali, you will also be offered with ample of opportunities to blend your trek with the gracious beauty and enthralment of the Rohtang Pass and other fascinating destinations of Himachal Pradesh. Over the 4 exciting days of your Chandrataal Lake camping, you can also enjoy overnight camping in Chatru, take a drive to Rumsu and delight in the warm hospitality of Himachal homestays.
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Trek to Mount Kanamo in Himachal Pradesh
Trek to Mount Kanamo in Himachal Pradesh

7D/6N

Spiti Valley

About the Activity:Fixed departure: 13th August, 2016Be amused by this 7 day trip to mount Kanamo in Himachal Pradesh; get an exhilarating trekking experience over there.The mount is situated at a height of 5964 meters. Head out to face the challenge wholeheartedly.Report at Rumsu base camp on the first day from where you will start your long tour.Proceed through the favourite destinations of trekkers in the Himalayas such as Chandrataal lake, Kibber and Kunzum.Finish the trip in Manali on the last day with plenty of enthralling memories.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
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An Exhilarating Jeep Safari To Chandra Taal Lake
An Exhilarating Jeep Safari To Chandra Taal Lake

4D/3N

Spiti Valley

About the Destination:    Nestled high up in the majestic Himalayan Mountains, in the Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, is the breathtakingly beautiful lake, Chandrataal. Situated at an altitude of 14,100ft, this ‘Lake of the Moon’ as it is popularly called, is a favourite among trekkers and campers. This crescent shaped water body has no visible source and water gets filled from underground. The banks of this  mesmerising lake, which is situated on the Samudra Tapu plateau, gets blanketed by colourful wild flowers during summer, which makes it looks like a scene straight out of paradise. About the Departure: Take a trip to heaven and back, with the 3N/4D trek to the exquisite Chandrataal Lake. Trek to the quaint town of Rumsu with jeep safari to Chandrataal lake; explore ancient temples and mysterious medieval castles on the way. Visit the famous Chandrataal Lake and camp on its banks. Enjoy nature in all its splendour, as you revel in paradise on the banks of this gorgeous water body. Witness the unforgettable sunrise and travel back with wonderful memories of a day spent in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Activities:  Trekking, Camping Duration: 3N/4D Highest Altitude: 13,940ft Difficulty Level: Easy
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Spiti Bike Trip from Chandigarh Featured
Spiti Bike Trip from Chandigarh

9D/8N

Spiti Valley

Start Point: ChandigarhEnd point: Manali-DelhiPackage Options:- Solo Rider- 2 People on 1 Bike- Seat in SUV - Self VehicleHighlights of the Spiti Bike Trip from Chandigarh:- Visit World's highest post office in Hikkim.- View the beautiful Chandratal Lake.- Take in the views of the Chau Chau Kang Nelda Peak and the Buddha statue.- Visit the world’s highest village connected via motorable road, KomikPlaces to Visit:- Spiti: Spiti is full of monasteries and Tibetan culture and is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. This Spiti valley bike trip promises a Himalayan trip that you will remember for a lifetime.- Chandratal Lake: Paradise to trekkers, Chandratal lake is referred to as one of the most beautiful lakes located in the mighty Himalayas. It snuggles at an altitude of about 4300 m and is crescent-shaped.- Hikkim: Boasting to have the world's highest post office, Hikkim is home to snow-capped peaks and will take your heart away. It is a place where you will admire spectacular views.- Komik: Located at the height of 4,513 m, Komik has a population of 84 people and is Asia’s highest village. This place is a must-visit and will help you create memories.About the Spiti Bike Trip from Chandigarh:Have you ever dreamt of riding a Royal Enfield on the mountains of Spiti and exploring all the beautiful places? It is your time to fulfil that dream. The Spiti Bike Trip from Chandigarh promises you a perfect adventure and a time that you will never forget for a lifetime.The tour starts from Chandigarh and takes you to Narkanda, which is the first destination. You can visit the Hatu Peak or the Hatu Temple at this place. Next, you will be visiting Chitkul. Chitkul is the last inhabited village in India and is full of mesmerising points. After visiting Kalpa, you will be visiting Kaza. Before that, you can pay a visit to 500-Year-Old Mummy in the Gue Village.Tremendous views of the Chau Chau Kang Nelda Peak and the Buddha Statue looking down at the valley awaits you on this trip on day 6. On day 7, stay at Chandratal lake and enjoy viewing a million stars in the sky. The trip ends on day 9 at Delhi with a lot of memories.With Spiti Bike Trip from Chandigarh, fulfil your dream of visiting Spiti and that too on a Royal Enfield. Capture as many pictures as you can and boast your experience back home.
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Pin Parvati Trekking Expedition
Pin Parvati Trekking Expedition

10D/9N

Spiti Valley

About the Activity:If you have been planning for an exciting trekking in the mountains then Pin Parvati trek is the perfect trek for you.Start your exciting trekking expedition once you reach your Rumsu base camp and register there.Begin your trek the next day and soak in the beauty of the region with the amazing views.Explore some of the most unseen paths as you trek through the small villages.During this trek, you will come across small villages, bridges stunning plain grounds.Also, get a chance to visit some of the temples and the religious places of this region.Feel the thrill as you trek through some of the difficult paths but also be careful at the same time.Enjoy some delicious meals in between you trek.COnlude your tour after 10 days and head back home with lots of memories.
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Left Bank Trek in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Left Bank Trek in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

7D/6N

Spiti Valley

About the Activity: Spiti, also known as the ‘Middle Land’ is crowned at a towering altitude of around 4000m and serves as the Trans-Himalayan terrain bordering Tibet. Home to some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries, unravel the treasure of silence while trekking through this untouched valley. Delight in the ancient awe-inspiring beauty of these stunning Buddhist monasteries like Tabo monastery, Dhankar monastery, Sherkhang monastery and Kye monastery. Enthrall in the timeless beauty of Buchen Lamas in Pin Valley which is well-acclaimed for Tibetan medicine system and Amchis. Gather your wits as you make your way through highest motorable villages and passes in the world along with your buddies. Glee in the rugged beauty of this otherwise remote land decked in the upper Himalayan ranges of India. Enjoy the rustic beauty of this serene valley while embarking on this Left Bank Trek in Spiti. Throughout the trek you will be accompanied by the cool – hilly breeze and auspicious Tibetan flags further adorning the amazing trek. Make some wonderful memories with your gang and rest of the group members while embarking on this fascinating Left Bank Trek in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. Meal Types: Depends on the package selected Accommodation Types: Hotel Accommodation on Twin sharing basis Transportation Types: Non A/C Tata Sumo Activities: Sight seeing Difficulty Level: Easy
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Cycling along the Spiti River was an experience of a lifetime for me. The cycles provided by Thrillophilia were really amazing. The assistance, arrangemments and the experience can never be forgotten at any cost. Thanks Thrillophilia for such a stupendous tour.

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  1. Which are the famous treks in Lahaul Spiti?

    1. Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek

    When it comes to Trekking in Spiti valley, one of the most unmissable trails is the Hampta pass leading up to Chandratal lake. Located at 14000 feet above sea level, the pass connects the Kullu valley to the Spiti Valley.

    The trail itself is extremely picturesque. The serpentine path winds across the magnificent Pir Panjal mountains and ends in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. The variety of landscapes that you experience as the trial progresses is what makes this trek a simply unparalleled experience.

    From the green meadows of Kullu and Manali to the bare landscape of the Lahaul region, you can literally feel the ground changing underneath your feet. But what will steal your heart is the destination – the turquoise blue Chandratal lake which has mesmerized many travellers over the years.

    The pristine waters of the lake, the disconnect you feel from the rest of the world, the natural splendour of the forests surrounding the lake, and the reflection of the majestic Himalayas in the waters – it will all make you feel as if you have stepped into a fairytale world.

    Trek Duration: 5 to 6 days

    Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

    Average Cost: INR 8500 per person

    2. Bhrigu Lake Trek 

    Featuring a significant climb of nearly 6,000 feet from the Gulaba village located at 8,000 feet above sea level to the pristine Bhrigu Lake at a height of 14,000 feet – this Spiti valley trek is known for its adrenaline releasing adventures and picturesque landscapes.

    The lush green forests and aromatic orchards of Gulaba village form a pleasing starting point for this trail. As you climb towards the lake, you will get to walk through the beautiful jungles featuring groves and pine and deodar trees.

    The snowy peaks of the Pir Panjal mountains will please your eyes and the fresh mountain air will calm your senses. Now, the landscape will start getting more barren as you move upwards.

    During the trek, you will also get a glimpse of the Seven Sisters Peaks, the Deo Tibba, and the Hanuman Tibba. What’s more, you will camp at an altitude that is the same as the Rohtang Pass, the highest motorable road in the world. Who wouldn’t want to brag about that!

    At the end of the trek is a high altitude glacial lake that will delight and mesmerize you. Legend says that Maharishi Bhrigu used to meditate here, hence the lake is now considered sacred.

    If you wish, you can also stop at the hot Sulphur spring near Vashisht on your way back. It will be a calming and relaxing experience to take a dip into the hot water at the spring.

    Trek Duration: 4 days

    Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

    Average Cost: INR 7000 per person

    3. Kheerganga Trek

    One of the easiest Spiti valley trek, Kheerganga trail is perfect for beginners who don’t have a lot of experience in trekking. The achingly beautiful Parvati valley, along with pristine views of the Tosh river, the glacier of Lahaul valley, and the majestic Himalayan peaks await you at this trail.

    The trek starts in Barsheni village, the meeting point of Parvati and Tosh rivers. As the trial proceeds, you will be walking along the top of the ridge, and you can expect some tricky terrains like difficult descents, crossing gorges, and walking along the gushing Beas river – but the overall trail is still easier than other trails in the valley.

    You will also get to see many interesting sights such as the Shiv temple and the Rudra Nag waterfall which looks like a serpent. Enjoy the views of ancient shrines, and go through quaint tribal hamlets with beautiful wooden homes. You will also get to see many marijuana fields on the path.

    Stretched out amongst beautiful green fields and rocky outcrops, the vistas of this trek will leave you spellbound.

    Trek Duration: 2 to 4 days

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Average Cost: INR 2000 per person

    4. Pin Parvati Trek

    Starting at the Barsheni village, this Spiti valley trek features a variety of fascinating views of the region.

    You will reach the maximum height of 5300 meters during this trek, and you will be crossing the lovely green valleys of Kullu, steep slopes, barren mountains, gushing rivers and dramatic landscapes of the Spiti Valley. The Pin Parvati pass links the Parvati valley of Kullu to the Pin Valley of Spiti, hence the name.

    The most exciting part of this trek is that you will get to witness abundant natural beauty in your path. Dense alpine forests and colourful meadows full of flowers await you in Parvati valley. As you head to Rudranath and then Khirganag, you will witness the barren Himalayas and beautiful villages.

    Soak in the striking views of snowy peaks as you cross over to Spiti Valley. You can also visit the Pin Valley National Park and the Great Himalayan National Park on your way, where you can catch a glimpse of some indigenous Himalayan flora.

    Trek Duration: 11 days

    Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

    Average Cost: INR 5700

  2. Which are the famous treks in Lahaul Spiti?

    For all the adventure lovers, Spiti valley treks include Pin Parvati expedition, Hampta pass, Chandrataal lake, and Mount Kanamo. All of them are brilliant in some of the other ways in terms of spending time, landscape features, presence or absence of snow, camping, and variety of peaks.

    Some of the treks allow passing through green meadows whereas some do not have even a single green patch, few of them depict monasteries even from far away whereas few would land you in knee deep snow.

  3. What should I carry while trekking?

    Call the area a little barren with small villages and low connectivity, you might need to carry a good amount of essentials apart from woolens and layered clothing to save selves from cool weather up on the peaks.

    Do not forget to carry trekking boots, high-quality water bottle, an extra pair of socks, snacks, energy drinks, chocolates, and full-sleeve clothing. An extra day pack in your bag pack is also required so as to fill it up during short expeditions while staying in the tents.

  4. How difficult is Spiti valley trek and what's the duration?

    Spiti valley trekking is 55 km long, and it will take you at least 5 days to cover the entirety of it. As far as difficulty level is concerned, the trail is easy to moderate and can be done easily with a little bit of training.

  5. What is the best time to do trekking in Lahaul Spiti?

    Quite an important information to note, the best time for Spiti valley trek counts summer season in. From the month of April to October, one can trek in the hidden treasures quite smoothly. It is so as the maximum temperature strikes around 23 degrees whereas minimum hangs in around 3 degrees.

    Moreover, as winters are about to approach in October, some areas experience snowfalls as well, allowing the peaks to get covered with white-clad. During extreme winters of January, most areas become inaccessible even at the base camp, so no question arises to hike to the top.

  6. How is the Dhankar Lake trek?

    Considered as one of the most beautiful Spiti valley treks, Dhankar lake trail is a magnificent offbeat route that you will love exploring. It will take you through the lush green parts of Manali as well as the barren, dramatic landscapes of the Spiti valley.

    It is an easy to moderate trek, so it is recommended to undergo some training before you take it up. But despite the challenging terrain of this region and the difficulty of trekking to the 4200-meter cliff where the lake is nestled, you will enjoy your trek because of the magnificent views it offers.

  7. How difficult is ChandraTal trek and how much it costs?

    Chandratal is a moderately difficult trek. It is classified as an easy to moderate trek and therefore, it is not recommended to commit to it without any training or acclimatization.

    As for the cost, it largely depends on what kind of transport, accommodation and meal options you choose. A budget trek can be completed in INR 10k per person if it is done in 6-7 days.

  8. Which are the famous places to visit in Lahaul Spiti?

    If you are striking Spiti only for trekking expedition, you may need to change your mind once again and visit famous places like Tabo monastery and Lhalung monastery in Spiti valley.

    Visit Kunzum pass which is settled at 4590 m, Pin valley national park, Kibber village, Losar village, charming Udaipur, Darcha to name a few. Even while crossing from one place to another, views within Spiti valley are indeed breathtaking. While choosing trekking as a major call, Chandratal, Suraj Tal, Dhankar lake are all waiting to get explored.

  9. What should I carry while trekking?

    If you want to try trekking in Spiti valley, here are some of the most important things you should carry:

    1. A water bottle to keep you hydrated
    2. Snacks like trail mix, dry fruits, energy bars and chocolates
    3. A backpack where you can keep all your things and travel hands-free
    4. Trekking shoes or hiking shoes so that you can walk comfortably
    5. A swiss knife for multi-purpose functioning
    6. A torch or flashlight for helping you see things in the dark
    7. A hand sanitizer to keep things germs free
    8. Trek pants or trousers to keep yourself comfortable
    9. A cap or hat
    10. A sunscreen or sunblock to protect yourself from sunburn

  10. How much does trekking in Lahaul Spiti costs?

    When concerned about trekking costs, it all depends upon the package you wish to select or the peak you wish to hike to. It is so as the number of days spent on the trek and stay, along with camping, food cost and shopping vary.

    For example, since Hampta pass trek can be done in 4-5 days, a mere cost of approximately Rs 8000 will work. And if Pin Parvati is taken into account, the days required are around 10, and cost hikes up accordingly to around Rs.20,000. So a range of around Rs 8000 to Rs 22,000 can be kept in mind, apart from personal and travel expenses.

  11. What adventure activities can I do in Lahaul Spiti?

    Start the trip with biking towards the valley to mark the adventure beginning. After here, do not skip out a trekking session on the wonderful peaks, camping under the stars on the barren slope and river rafting to satiate the adventure crave.

    Moreover, take your bike or car around the monasteries, passes and experience the nature love with your own eyes.

  12. How much does trekking in Lahaul Spiti cost?

    Spiti valley trekking can cost you anywhere between INR 5000 to 50,000 – depending on the circuit, how many days you plan on spending there, and what kind of accommodations and meal options you want.

    For example, for a 3-4-day trip to Chandratal lake or Kheerganga, INR 10k would be enough. A shorter trip to Pin Valley would be done in 5k per person. But if you want to complete the entire Lahaul-Spiti circuit, you will spend a minimum of 80k per person for a 10-day trekking trip.

  13. What are the best things to do in Spiti Valley?

    Here are some of the most interesting things to do in Spiti Valley:

    1. River Rafting

    For adventure loving people, river rafting in the valley is one of the most exhilarating things to do. With a background of snowy mountaintops, picturesque views all around you, and the cool breeze in your face – you will feel all your senses coming alive. You can try river rafting in Spiti and Pin rivers.

    2. Visit the Pin Valley National Park

    For animal lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, the national park offers a chance to get a glimpse of the endangered animals of the Himalayas. You can see snow leopards, Siberian ibex, snow cocks, gazelles, and partridges here.

    3. Camping at Chandratal lake

    Nestled at 4300 meters above sea level, the lake is one of the most beautiful places in the valley and camping here will offer you a chance to witness the pristine waters of the lake sparkling in the moonlight.

    4. Trekking in Spiti

    The valley has a variety of treks and trails that allow you to explore its untouched and unparalleled beauty in raw form. You can trek to Kheerganga, Pin Valley, or Chandratal lake. All the treks are easy to moderate, so with a little training, almost anyone can undertake these treks.

    5. Visit Buddhist Monasteries

    The valley is a religious centre for Buddhists, and you will see a variety of monasteries and gompas here. Most of these places are thousands of years old and you will see a variety of ancient manuscripts, murals and paintings here. It is worth exploring the spiritual spaces to get to learn about the Buddhist religion, and also to get a glimpse of the architecture of those times.

    6. Photography at Dhankar Lake

    If you want to take some stunning photos of the natural, pristine beauty of the Himalayas, the best place to do that is the magical Dhankar lake. Still untouched by the hordes of tourists, this lake is simply stunning with clear blue waters, dramatic landscapes and lovely vistas.

    7. Visit the mummy at the village of Giu

    Sandwiched between the towns of Sumdo and Tabo, this charming little hamlet houses one of the most interesting things in the valley, the shrine of a 500-year old dead body. Legends and sayings in the village believe that it is the body of a meditative lama.

  14. Is it safe to do trekking in Lahaul Spiti?

    Yes, and again yes! Lahaul and Spiti are settled nicely in Himachal’s northern region and to begin with, the locals are very helpful and cheerful in case you require anything for support.

    Moreover, the availability of guides shall surely give you confidence for trekking safe and secure where they guide your paths and you can reach your destination safely. Keep the first aid kits and a basic set of medicines along the trail as the paths are usually rocky and weather remains comparatively cold.

  15. What can I do in Lahaul Spiti in a day?

    A day though might not be enough to cover the extended charm of the valley, yet one can cross through major attractions in a day. Begin your morning with the charm of barren sunrise, and head for white water rafting to mark the adventure beginning.

    Visit Pin valley national park and get inspired by the flora and fauna which are really distinct from others. A great set of monasteries wait for you with the names of Key monastery, Kungri monastery, Kangra monastery etc. Bow your heads down and enjoy some camping experience, if time permits. Do not miss out some shopping in local Kaza market while enjoying yummy momos and tea along.

  16. Which are the famous places to visit in Lahaul Spiti?

    Here are the best places to visit in the valley:

    1. Rohtang pass – perched at a height of nearly 4000 meters, this pass features the highest motorable road in the world. You will get to witness the magnificent glaciers, pristine waterfalls, and some of the most breathtaking views of the valley from here.

    2. Chandratal Lake – located at a distance of 7 to 8 km from the beautiful Kunzum pass, the Chadratal lake is an extremely pristine water body that has attracted travellers for years. The clear blue waters, the reflection of mountains in the lake, and disconnect it offers from the rest of the world makes Chandratal a perfect destination for photography and nature lovers.

    3. Key Monastery – one of the oldest monasteries in the valley, Key Gompa enshrines the idols of Buddha in his Dhyana position and also features a large collection of ancient books and beautiful murals.

    4. Kunzum Pass – the high mountain pass is located in the Kunzum mountain range and connects Kullu and Lahaul valley. It offers picturesque views of the Chandra Bhaga mountains and is surrounded by snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. You can also trek to Chandratal lake from here.

    5. Pin Valley National Park – nestled in the middle of the frozen rivers of the beautiful Parvati Valley, this park is home to some of the rarest species of the Himalayas, including the majestic snow leopards and the ibex.

    6. Suraj Tal – located just below the Baralacha La pass, this is an unmissable destination for photography lovers. The pristine natural surroundings also attract people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of more touristy spots.

    7. Dhankar lake – set amidst the lush green pastures and offering a captivating view of the majestic mountains around it, this lake is an unmissable destination if you are planning to trek in the valley. The stunning parade of colours near Dhankar lake also makes it one of the most photogenic places in the region.

    8. Hampta Pass – the pass offers an entryway into the Spiti valley from Kullu. Hence, it has some of the most contrasting views in the region – with green valley of Kullu on one side and dramatic landscapes of Spiti on the other. That is why it is highly recommended to check out this incredible pass.

  17. How to reach Spiti Valley?

    There are two routes which could take you to the serene cold deserts of India. Here are the details about both the routes but it is highly important to know that we suggest you to go via Shimla and come back to Manali as it helps in acclimatization as well as covering all the places in one trip.

    1. SHIMLA TO KAZA:

    This route remains open throughout the year and it covers more places and terrains on the way. You must choose this way to go to the valley as it is less steeper and longer route which helps you and your co-travellers adjusting to the heights before reaching the ultimate heights.

    2. MANALI TO KAZA:

    If you are travelling after the second week of June and before the 15th of October, then this route can scooch in your plan as it is closed for the rest of the year. However, it is always ideal to choose this route while coming back from Kaza as it is the shorter and steeper route. Or, if you have less days in hand then you can use this route for going and coming back both.

    TIP: You have to take a permit before stepping on the Rohtang Pass with your personal vehicle.

  18. Do we have to carry food while doing trekking in Lahaul Spiti?

    We would say, that totally depends on whether you are taking a wholesome package or not. If a package is taken, food will be served at the campsites, whereas if you have planned to pitch in your tent all by yourself, do not forget to carry your own food.

    Yet if you are trekking with or without a guide, carry snack bars, chocolates, energy drinks, and water bottles, for sure. You never know how much energy your stomach will require after reaching the top.

  19. How to reach Lahaul Spiti?

    Talk about any airport or railway station directly, it’s a No! Connected with Shimla and Kullu, choose to travel through roadways, either by your own bike or car or even decide to hire a cab.

    As you begin from Shimla, pass through Kinnaur and with some twists and turns, Spiti is right in front of you. Though the distance between the two is around 420 km, yet the time consumption would be higher than expected due to different roads.