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Best Things To Do in Lahaul - Spiti

Things to do in Spiti Valley includes river rafting, camping, trekking, biking, shopping, stargazing, and much more. The thrill of entering one of the most untouched and unexplored regions of the country is something that is enough to make you reach out to Spiti, and that is exactly why you must read this guide and get the proper idea of what really awaits and excites you about this beautiful valley region in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

If you are wondering what to do in Spiti Valley, the answer will lead you to a number of adventurous and aesthetically pleasing activities that make Spiti look the kind of beauty it is, only a little more up close. Be it experiences of adventure in the rivers, trails, and valleys, or the soothing sights of the so many monasteries, lakes, and passes, or maybe the idea to shop authentic souvenirs and winter wear from the markets of Spiti, the idea of being a part of something great and beautiful is always something that excites travelers. The dusty hills, the deep and unending valleys, and the views of snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas are what greets you when you come here.

Rafting is one of the most adventurous activities, and easily one of the best things to do in Spiti Valley. The rapids of the River Pin and River Spiti make for a great ground for enjoying the best of rafting in the region. While the adrenaline is on a high as you glide on the river, the view of the snowcapped peaks all around you is something that will captivate you to no limit. All the way as you ride on the raft, snowy mountains, hilltop monasteries, and picturesque sceneries will greet you.

And if you are a road fanatic, biking on the roads of Spiti is something you must do. With the valley on one side and the hills on the other, you are in for a treat. Arriving here is tough because of the remoteness, and if you are wondering what to do in Spiti Valley, bring your bike along and find some of the best viewpoints on the way and immerse yourself in the experience of riding on the almost clear roads. On this way, you will cross many famous high mountain passes, including the famous Baralacha La Pass, where the valleys of Ladakh, Spiti, and Lahaul meet, making for another great way to enter into the valley.

Trekking is another name in great things to do in Spiti Valley, where you can experience walking in some of the most formidable trails in the country. Explore the passes, dusty hills, mountains, and valleys as you trek along with your group. Reach lakes, passes, and monasteries of Spiti as you enjoy the views of the snowcapped mountains right above the valley.

These are some of the best things to do in Spiti, which as you read on, you will find that all of them have one thing in common; adventure.

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    Fixed Departure Dates - July 1, Sep 9, Sep 23 About the Activity:Spiti, fondly referred to as ‘Little Tibet’ is known for its snow-capped peaks and natural surroundings. This 12 day Spiti Valley tour promises a trip of a lifetime.In the following 12 days of your tour you...

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    About the Activity:Feel relaxed with a bike ride to Lahaul- Spiti, one of the most beautiful snowy valleys in the Himalayan ranges, ride for about 1000 kilometers with the seven day trip.Start your trip from Chandigarh to reach Narkanda or Tanidar, a small town, relax fo...

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    About the Activity:Fixed Departure: August 19, 2016Embark on this amazing tour to the magical mountains of Lahaul and Spiti valley and explore the beautiful snow-clapped mountains and picturesque valleys. This tour is for women only.The tour will depart from Delhi and ta...

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    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 ...

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Attractions

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Key Monastery

While Himachal Pradesh is home to a dozen different monasteries, this spectacular place is not just the biggest, but also the oldest one around. A must visit tourist place in Spiti Valleythe Key Gompa is encircled by picturesque mountains and soothing valleys.

A wonderful example of monastic architecture and decorated with beautiful paintings, murals, manuscripts, and wind instruments – the Kye attracts history and cultural buffs round the year. If you are seeking spiritual enlightenment, the monastery is home to a large number of nuns, monks, and lamas who receive their religious education here.

If you plan to visit during June-July, you’ll also get to witness the beautiful festival involving Chaam dancers, lamas and a devil made out of butter!

Location: Spiti Valley, Lahul.

Best time to visit: May to October.

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Chandrataal

Perched at a staggering altitude of 4200 meters above sea level, you have to witness the unparalleled beauty of Chandratal to believe it. A sanctuary from the lightning fast city life, this lake is slowly becoming one of the most attractive tourist places in Spiti valley. With the spellbinding backdrop of majestic mountains and meadows covered with gorgeous wildflowers, the lake is the perfect place to click some Instagram worthy pictures for photography enthusiasts.

Besides, if you have an adventurous spirit, take the scenic trekking route from Batal to the lake and camp under the stars on the banks of the lake. Experience nature in its most glorious splendor at Chandrataal.

Location: Spiti part of Lahul, Keylong.

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM round the week.

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Lahaul Valley

One of the most spellbinding places to visit in Spiti Valley, the Lahaul Valley is a staple for adrenaline junkies and solitude seekers alike. Bare mountains covered with null vegetation, clear blue skies, pollutions free environment, green meadows – Lahaul is a paradise for nature lovers. Pick up your camera and go crazy as Lahaul enchants you with its rare and diversified vistas.

Capture spectacular views of the Bhaga river and admire the snow-covered mountain passes. Filled with a number of hiking trails, every year tourists throng the place to satisfy their thirst for adventure.

Location: Keylong, Himachal Pradesh.

Best time to visit: May to mid-October.

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Suraj Tal

Third highest lake in India and 21st highest in the world, the Suraj Tal is a divine water body surrounded by barbaric bare mountains and soothing valleys. It is a common belief that anyone who takes a dip in the pristine emerald waters of the lake is cleaned off their sins.

Whether you want to visit the Suraj Tal for spiritual reasons or to simply revel in the unsurpassed natural charm – you won’t regret it. An absolute haven for avid trekkers, the lake offers an asylum to refresh and recharge during the hectic Manali-Leh trek. Adrenaline junkie motorcyclists and mountain bikers will find this place a wonderful stopover on their journey.

Location: 
Lahul Valley, Keylong.

Timings:
 No timing restrictions.

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Dhankar Lake

Tucked atop a small hill at an impressive altitude of 4100 meters above sea level, the Dhankar, with its dazzling blue waters, is one of the most popular places to visit in Spiti Valley. The lake sits at the end of the famous Dhankar Lake trek known for its treacherous paths, rocky snow-capped mountains, and incomparable vistas. Adventure enthusiasts and photography lovers are enchanted alike by the magical realism of the trek.

The Dhankar Fort Monastery sandwiched between Spiti and Pin rivers offers a special spiritual touch as it plays hide and seek on the trail. And once you reach the lake, the rare and diversified views will make your jaw drop!

Location: 
Near Rohtang Pass connecting Kullu and Lahul. 

Timings:
No timing restrictions.

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Pin Valley National Park

India's highest cold valley National Park, this place was constructed to preserve the unique natural flora and fauna of Himachal Pradesh and is named after the gorgeous Pin River and acts as an interface between the Lahul and Spiti Valley. Against a backdrop of barbarous, rugged snow-covered mountain peaks of the Spiti Valley, the national park is home to Himachal's ferocious predators, the snow leopards, and their prey, the ibex.

The terrain is rough and precarious, so train hard and get into those fitness programs before you undertake this captivating journey. The sanctuary also witnesses a strong spiritual influence due to the presence of Buddhist monasteries around the area.

Location:
Near Kaza.

Timings:
6 AM to 6 PM throughout the week.

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Baralacha Pass

Tucked next to the Leh Manali highway and connecting Lahul to Ladakh is the striking and stupendous Baralacha Pass. A mecca for adrenaline junkies, the pass is a starting point for many famous treks including Suraj Tal lake trek and Chandratal trek. Because it is perched at a 16000 feet high plateau, Baralacha offers an exquisite view of three different mountain ranges - Pir Panjal, Zanskar and the Great Himalayas.

So, pick up your camera and go crazy capturing the indescribable natural beauty around. Whether you cover the pass on foot or go mountain biking – the outstanding journey will stay with you your entire life!

Location:
Leh Manali highway.

Best time to visit:
April to October.

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Dhankar Monastery

At a cursory glance, you might miss the Dhankar sitting between spurs of rocky cliffs and barren mountains, overlooking the confluence of Spiti and Pin valley. A truly curious landmark, the monastery is perched so precariously amongst rocks that it appears as if it is seconds away from falling all over.

The unique and inconvenient position inspires wonder and astonishment. The location is also a photograph’s dream – offering perfect shots of the cold valley, tiny mud houses and the rough terrain around. Just 2 kilometres from the famous Dhankar Lake, the monastery is one of the most impressive places to visit in Spiti Valley.

Location: Lahul and Spiti Valley

Timings: 6:30 AM to 5 PM throughout the week.

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Traveller Tales From Lahaul - Spiti

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Akshainie Kaniyar

20 June 2018

The lake is so out of the world, never thought I would be visiting something as magical as this. All thanks to the platform Thrillophilia.

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Agneya Chaturvedi

20 June 2018

The moon lake is a wonder, so beautiful, so still and captivating. I am glad I took this deal, it is totally worth paying such a minimal amount of having a jeep safari on the bumpy roads and the deadly...

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Karan Iyengar

20 June 2018

This deal was my dream ride to Spiti valley and I am so happy that it met my expectation. The Spiti jeep safari showed me high mountain pass, ravishing river and river beds, gorgeous waterfalls on almo...

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Kartik Khanna

20 June 2018

I loved my trip to the beautiful Chandratal and I am planning to come back here with my friends again. I started solo from Delhi and got bored in Manali, just wanted to do something adventurous and sea...

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Sarisha Chaturvedi

20 June 2018

Like most of the bikers and travelers, I also wanted to do the Spiti and Chandratal tour on a bike but I kept waiting and my friends made the bookings to this deal. I was not very convinced that I want...

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Smriti Bandopadhyay

20 June 2018

We arrived at Manali around 6 or 7 in the morning and after we had chai and bun maska in a tiny stall at the bus stand, we called the representative who was supposed to attend us. When we called he see...

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Anjali Malik

20 June 2018

Tents were small but were enough to spend a freezing night, we woke up to a glorious morning surrounded by snow-clad peaks and then we trekked for another half-an-hour to reach the Lake. All in all was

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Hiranmaya Shah

20 June 2018

The toilet at the camp was very basic and it was common for all but the good part is, everything at the camp was clean and well maintained.

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Sanya Abbott

20 June 2018

Mountains are calling and Thrillophilia is making you meet the mountains in the best of the ways. One day stay in Manali and the next day around Chandratal, such brilliantly planned that it will overwh...

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Lahaul - Spiti

  • Q. What are the things to do in Spiti Valley?

    Things to do in Spiti Valley includes the name of activities like River Rafting, Camping, Trekking, Biking, Stargazing and much more. Here is a look at all these activities and the best way to enjoy them.

    • River Rafting: Easily one of the most adventurous things to do in Spiti, River Rafting is a mix of adrenaline and the aesthetic beauty of one of the most beautiful valleys in the country. The Pin and Spiti Rivers have some of the most raging rapids in the region, and the valley that these flow through offer a breathtaking view of the Himalayas and the rest of the valley.
    • Camping: Camping in Spiti Valley may seem like a far-off idea, but there are a few locations in the region that make for a great experience of camping and are a constant beacon of attraction for travelers around the world. The best of all this is the camping experience at Chandratal, where you pitch your tents on the banks of the Crescent Lake, and at a height of about 4,300 m above sea level.
    • Sightseeing: There is a horde of places to visit in Spiti Valley, and thus, sightseeing definitely is an activity that you must participate in. Not only can you explore the architecture and natural beauty of the place, but can also get close to the culture that makes Spiti famous and loved. You can go to the Pin Valley National Park, the Key and Tabo Monasteries, Mummy of Village of Giu, the lakes of Dhankar and Chandratal, and Baralacha Pass.
    • Trekking: Situated in the Himalayas, there has to be trekking in Spiti Valley. There are a number of trails that lead you through and around the area. You can see some of the most amazing views of the valley, the rivers, the lakes, the monasteries, and the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. The most famous, however, is the trek to the Dhankar Lake. Located at a height of 4,270 m above sea level, the thrill of trekking here is unmatched.
    • Biking: The best kind of thrills that you can get for yourself is the one that comes when you ride into the Valley and through the mountain passes. Spiti is no stranger to these thrills, which makes biking a prime activity in Spiti. The way to get to Spiti passes through the Kunzum Pass, or from Shimla, and to bring your bike through these roads is a great way to arrive here. Not only these, but the Baralacha pass is also a dangerous yet beautiful spot and makes for a memorable riding experience.
    • Shopping: Kaza is one of the biggest cities of Spiti Valley, and thus, is a center of commerce for a lot of locals. Travelers arriving from everywhere also prefer staying in Kaza, as Kaza has a large market. You can shop for souvenirs, locally made winterwear, Tibetian and Buddhist handicraft, and human bone and skull sculptures. It is a great place to enjoy your leisure evenings.
    • Stargazing: With such height, remoteness, and clear skies, Stargazing is surely one of the best things to do in Spiti. On clear nights, you can see a great number of constellations, and if lucky, the entire milky way. The view of the heavens above is enough to mesmerize you because there is a great chance that that is something you may have never seen before in your city life. And to add more charm to it, the sighting of a shooting star will surely blow your mind and take your breath away. This view of the stars attracts a large number of photographers from around the world.

  • Q. What is there to see in Spiti Valley?

    This place is a beautiful and untouched piece of land, and one of the best things to do in Spiti Valley is to set out to explore the amazing beauty. Some of the best places to visit in Spiti Valley include the following names:

    • Key Monastery
    • Tabo Monastery
    • Lhalung Monastery
    • Gandhola Monastery
    • Chandratal
    • Suraj Tal
    • Dhankar Lake
    • Kunzum Pass
    • Baralacha Pass
    • Pin Valley National Park
    • Kibber
    • Udaipur
    • Darcha

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Spiti Valley?

    The best time to visit Spiti is the summer months between June and September. Because of it being on the rain shadow side of the Himalayas, the rainy seasons is also a pleasant time to visit, with slight temperature drops occurring, and the winters seeing the celsius hitting as low as minus 30.

  • Q. What adventure activities can I do in Spiti Valley?

    If you are wondering what to do in Spiti Valley, there are many great activities that await you.

    • River Rafting
    • Camping
    • Trekking
    • Biking
    • Shopping
    • Stargazing

  • Q. Where can I stay in Spiti Valley?

    If you are looking for some of the best options on stays in Spiti, here are some options you must definitely consider for the wide variety of facilities and amenities available:

    • Hotel Sakya Abode
    • Hotel Spiti Heritage
    • Grand Dewachen
    • Spiti Valley Hotel
    • Hotel Deyzor
    • Hotel Kunphen
    • Hotel Snow Lion

  • Q. Where can I eat in Spiti Valley?

    Food is what powers a traveler, and one of the best things to do in Spiti Valley is to get the chance to taste their local cuisine. Here are a few restaurants that you must hit up in Spiti for the Hunger Pangs:

    • Sol Cafe
    • Hotel Deyzor
    • The Himalayan Cafe
    • Taste of Spiti
    • Cafe Zomsa
    • Tara Travellers Cafe in Pin valley
    • Mahaboudha

  • Q. Is Spiti Valley safe?

    With the locals’ intervention, support, and maintenance, Spiti Valley, though remote, is perfectly a safe place to travel to.

  • Q. How do I get to Spiti Valley from Manali?

    Although it is advised that you halt at the Solang Valley instead of Manali for better acclimatization, the way to Spiti from here will take you through Rohtang Pass, Gramphu, Khoksar, and Kunzum Pass before bringing you into Kaza in Spiti Valley. Since the two places are connected only via road, you can either take your own vehicle (car or bike), hire a taxi or rent a bike. There are also buses by HRTC that start from Manali and take the Manali – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum Pass – Kaza route.

  • Q. Is there snow in Spiti in June?

    The chances of finding snow in Spiti in June are highly rare. However, there are chances that it can snow anytime in the after mid-September which makes traveling to Spiti in these months a little tricky. So plan your trip wisely,

  • Q. Can we visit Spiti Valley in December?

    The short answer is yes, but prepare for the cold. The descriptive answer would be that while the place is accessible throughout the year, the only route open in winters is from Shimla, which has a lot of troubles on its own. The cold is so harsh that water in taps and pipes freezes, leaving no room for running water. Also, because of snowing and other factors, you will have to leave out a number of places from your plan. So yes, it can be visited in December, but you will have to leave some room for glitches along the route.