15 Things to Do in Spiti Valley 2020 (Starting from ₹6500 Only)
Are you looking for some of the best things to do in Spiti valley that will remain as a treasured memory in your heart forever? If yes, then Spiti valley is the hotspot for all kinds of thrilling activities such as trekking, camping, hiking and other fun activities. You can even enjoy the scenic vistas of nature here that will leave you totally awe-inspired.

Tourists can roam in the halls of the monasteries to get a peek into the simplistic life of the monks. You can read the ancient inscriptions, pay homage at the radiant statues of Lord Buddha and sit amongst the monks to have the divine meal prepared at the monastery. 

Boasting of a rich culture that is a perfect blend of Indian and Tibetan traditions, the breathtaking beauty and warm culture of Spiti attracts adventure lovers from across the globe. From daring adventure sports to exploring the ruins, from excavating fossils to admiring skilled handicrafts, you can indulge yourself into endless activities over here.

And whichever village you visit, make sure to explore the fascinating carvings and artefacts put on display in the local market to take with you like memoirs. Each hamlet tucked away in this valley offers a one-of-a-kind experience. If you’re traveling to Lahaul Spiti from Manali side then you can have an amazing camping experience between Batal to Gramphuor or Losar.

You can find splendid campsites over here that are quite spacious and offer excellent services. You can also set up little camps and count the stars glowing in the night sky here. The gorgeous passes that lead up to these villages are popular for biking and road trips. The solitude and serene ambience of this Himalayan haven help you escape from the commotion of city life. So scroll below to discover the hidden gems and plan on things to do in Lahaul Spiti.

Places to Visit and Things to Do in Spiti Valley

Showing 1-15 of 15 results
Filter
Categories
Duration
Price Range
Tour Type: Activities
Spiti Valley Tour Best Seller
Spiti Valley Tour

8D/7N

Spiti Valley

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 Tour:The 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, 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, 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.
Superb

23 Ratings

4.0

23 Ratings

Starting from

INR 30,500

INR 23,000

Send Enquiry
Chandratal and Spiti Jeep Safari Featured
Chandratal and Spiti Jeep Safari

3D/2N

Spiti Valley

Himachal is a land of wonders and a great proof of that is the untouched wonder of the Himalayas, the Spiti Valley. The remote region in the rain shadow side of the Himalayas is so serene and still natural that you can still see all of the stars in the night sky on a clear day. And to explore the highlights of this wild region, the best way is to embark on a jeep safari of Spiti Valley. This 3-day tour takes you through the best of the region, which includes the bewitchingly beautiful lake of Chandra Taal, The moon lake. The blue waters of the lake are set against the barren mountains of the region.About the activity:Arrive in Manali and explore the local sights before embarking on the journey to the Spiti ValleyCross one of the highest passes in the country, the Rohtang Pass, to enter the region of Spiti ValleyReach the campsite by the lake in the early hours of evening and settle in for a beautiful nightWake up to the majestic color changing lake and take a 4 km walk around the beautiful lake. After a wonderful time here, you will leave to reach Manali by afternoon to end the tour
Excellent

277 Ratings

5.0

277 Ratings

Starting from

INR 6,500

Spiti Valley Bike Trip 2020 Best Seller
Spiti Valley Bike Trip 2020

9D/8N

Spiti Valley

Start Point: Delhi - ManaliEnd Point: Manali - DelhiPackage Options:- Tempo Traveller- Solo 350 cc Bike- Solo 500cc Bike- 2 people on 1 500cc Bike- Solo on Himalayan Bike- 2 people on 1 Himalayan Bike- Self BikeAbout the Destination:Spiti Valley can be said as the synonym for the paradise it is also known as the ‘Little Tibet' of India. It is the place that is full of monasteries and Tibetan culture, it's one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh and is known for its snow-capped peaks and natural surroundings. This Spiti valley bike trip promises a Himalayan trip of a lifetime. You will be visiting many places by this Spiti bike trip which will blow your mind with their scenic beauty. You will start this trip from Chandigarh and will get to witness places like:Komik: which means “eye of snowcock”, located at the height of 4,513 m with a population of 84 people this village is Asia’s highest village. Hikkim: where you will get to visit the world’s highest post office. Langza:  situated at an altitude of 4,400 meters and belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. You will also visit 1000 years old lang(temple).Key Monastery: A must visit tourist place in Spiti Valley, the 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.Tabo Monastery: Tabo Monastery is one of the most wondrous places to visit in Spiti Valley. Founded a millennium ago, the temple is a unique amalgamation of history, culture and natural splendour. In the cold barren deserts of Tabo valley, the monastery appears as a sanctum from the brutality of barbarous rocky mountains around.About the Spiti Valley Bike Trip:Thrillophilia offers you the best Spiti valley motorcycle tour, and lets you live the dream of your life. This trip will start from Delhi and you will ride through Narkanda, Chitkul to the Spiti Valley. you will ride through a beautiful scenic valley. During this trip, you will be visiting the ancient monasteries, which are famous all over the world like Key monastery, Tabo monastery. You will get to experience the traditional blend of Buddhism and Tibetian culture. You will be meeting the local people and will get to know about their lifestyle. You will also be witnessing the amazing Chandratal and will visit villages like Komic, Hikkim. During the trip, your comfort will be our priority you will be staying in a comfortable hotel/homestay, will get well-maintained bikes and will get to eat delicious local food. Get ready to lose yourself amidst the beauty of this scenic valley. This  Spiti valley bike tour will give you once in a lifetime experience through the mountains and valleys of Himachal Pradesh.
Excellent

165 Ratings

5.0

165 Ratings

Starting from

INR 33,400

INR 26,400

Send Enquiry
Manali to Spiti Valley Bike Trip 2020 Best Seller
Manali to Spiti Valley Bike Trip 2020

7D

Spiti Valley

About the Destination:Known widely for its ancient monasteries, mystical topography, semi-frozen lakes, and amazing trekking routes, Spiti Valley happens to be an absolutely quaint destination. Inviting adventure lovers, photographers, and nature buffs from across the globe, Spiti has gained a lot of popularity for its adventure activities and sightseeing opportunities.  Featuring incredibly surreal vistas, Spiti Valley is packed with many stunning destinations including Chandra Taal, Pin Valley National Park, Dhankar Lake, Kibber, Kaza, Lahaul Valley, and Kungri Monastery. Offering visitors the chance to hike, camp, raft, and hike, this destination has everything it takes to satisfy the wanderlust souls.    About the Manali to Spiti Valley Bike Trip:Embark on an adventurous Manali to Spiti valley bike trip and get ready for the ride of your life through the mountains and valleys of Himachal Pradesh. From exploring the Spiti Valley to the Kee Monastery and the beautiful lake of Chandra Taal, the trip is an adventure that will leave you astonished at the beauty of the Himalayas.Your 8-day adventure starts from Gushaini. You travel all the way around seeing popular, beautiful and hidden sites in the Spiti Valley and come back to Manali. Stay at great places, eat local food, travel around the valley, know the culture and visit landmark spots that will take your breath away. Read the advisory and inclusions carefully before going for the tour. Note:  - Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of participants, etc. May cause itinerary change. The operators reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort and general wellbeing. - In peak winter i.e. January and early February, all the places might not be open due to adverse weather conditions. We will keep you updated on the same in case any last-minute changes need to be made to your plan. - All the riders are required to wear a riding jacket(won’t be provided by us) at all the times they are riding the bike, else won’t be allowed to ride the bike.Wondering what you will be ticking off?Key Monastery: One of the famous Buddhist monasteries located at an altitude of 4166 metres. It is the biggest monastery in the Spiti Valley and also functions as a religious training centre of Lamas. Surrounded by beautiful scenic mountains and a soothing view of mother nature this place is filled with peaceful vibes.Tabo Monastery: Founded 1000 years ago this monastery it is also known as the oldest Buddhist monastery in India. This place is a blend of history, culture and natural beauty. It is also famous by the name of “Ajanta of Himalayas”.Kibber: A small but beautiful village which home to beautiful landscapes, mountains, meadows covered with varieties of wildflowers. This place will refresh you through its beauty. Chandratal: 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.manali to spiti valley bike trip
Excellent

147 Ratings

5.0

147 Ratings

Starting from

INR 26,199

INR 22,500

Send Enquiry
Hampta Pass and Chandrataal Lake Trek
Hampta Pass and Chandrataal Lake Trek

5D/4N

Spiti Valley

About the Activity:Fixed departure dates: 18-06-2017, 25-06-2017, 02-07-2017, 09-07-2017, 16-07-2017,  06-08-2017, 13-08-2017, 20-08-2017, 27-08-2017, 03-09-2017, 24-09-2017, 01-10-2017Tight your shoelaces and head out for engaging in a majestic trekking to Hampta Pass and then to Chandrataal  Lake which are the two most scenic locations in the Himalayas.This 5 day long adventurous trek starts from Manali and then you will come across the scintillating river Rani, then Chika, Balu ka Ghera, and Shea Gahru which are depicting the enthralling views of green meadows and colourful orchids.The shimmering waters of Chandrataal Lake indeed will be a delightful sight for nature lovers. The trek from Manali to Hampta Pass is rated easy to moderate on the difficulty scale and is recommended for most beginners and experienced trekkers, alike.The short itinerary is as follows: Day 1: Manali to Jobra drive and then to Chika.Day 2: Chika to Bhalu ka GheraDay 3: Bhalu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass to Shea GahruDay 4: Shea Gahru to Chatru and then drive to Chandrataal LakeDay 5: Drive back from Chandrataal Lake to ManaliHow to reach:By air:- The nearest airport for Manali is Bhuntar, 50 km (Approx.) from Manali. Air India and Air Himalayas (9 Seater Non-Scheduled Flight) have flights for Kullu. Air India have flights to Kullu fromDelhi Airport and Air Himalayas operates flights from Chandigarh Airport.By train:- The two nearest Railway Station for Manali are at Chandigarh (350 km.) and Ambala (360 km). Onward journey can be traveled either by Chartered Taxis, Buses or by Air as Himalayan Bullsa private 8 seater charter is available between Chandigarh and Kullu.By road:- You can also reach Manali by road. There are many Volvo buses running from Delhi and Chandigarh daily. Delhi to Manali buses is available from RK Ashram Marg as well as ISBT Kashmiri gate. Chandigarh to Manali Buses is available from Sector 43 Bus Stand.Delhi to Manali :- 585 km, 14 HrsChandigarh to Manali  :- 350 Km,  8-10 HrsAmbala to Manali :- 360 Km, 8-10 HrsShimla to Manali :- 270 km, 7-8 Hrs
Excellent

27 Ratings

5.0

27 Ratings

Starting from

INR 10,000

Send Enquiry
Spiti Valley Motorcycle Tour
Spiti Valley Motorcycle Tour

11D/10N

Spiti Valley

About the Activity:A strikingly beautiful valley in Himachal Pradesh is the Spiti Valley, claimed to have the best sights in the Himalayas enhanced by the small streams, green meadows, snow-laden pathways, tiny hamlets and umpteen number of Buddhist cultural centres.Spiti, perched at a height of 12500 feet, is the wild and untamed valley of the clouds, with the Himalayas guarding it like a mother; it is where the skies speak, and the mountains echoes and the poppies and the edelweiss bloom.Grab this opportunity to express your happiness without limits with a 11 day long bike tour of this pristine valley with a highly enthusiastic group. Experience the nature is unfolding many of its privileges before your eyes as you pass each destination.Start the trip from Manali after you get transferred from Delhi in the morning on the first day. It is assured that you are going to capture the glimpses of unfiltered beauties of nature in the form of Chandrataal Lake, Kaza Village, Key Monastery and Kibber Village, Pin Valley National Park, Tabo Village, Dhankar Gompa, Nako Village, Kalpa, Sangla Valley, Rampur etc.The package includes food, accommodation in guest houses and tents and transportation from Delhi to Manali and return in a Volvo Bus.
Superb

36 Ratings

4.0

36 Ratings

Starting from

INR 33,790

Send Enquiry
Hamta Pass Trek
Hamta Pass Trek

6D/5N

Spiti Valley

About the Activity:Hampta Pass trek is an ideal one for first time trekkers also and it is obviously an absolute one for all those who look for a Himalayan adventure.Partake in this 6 day adventurous trek to the highest motorable pass and relish the magnificent sights possible here.The trip starts from Manali, and Hampta Pass's appeal lies in the fact that it connects the picturesque valleys of Kullu and Lahual along with providing amazing landscapes and natural foliage to the trekker.This trek poses fewer challenges than most other treks and since the roads are covered by snow, the level of challenge would be heightened.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation from Manali to the base and return.
Superb

27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

Starting from

INR 10,500

Manali - Chandratal - Kaza Jeep Safari and Photo Tour
Manali - Chandratal - Kaza Jeep Safari and Photo Tour

8D/7N

Spiti Valley

About the Activity:Embark on this amazing tour of exploration of Spiti Valley and its surrounding areas.Start your adventurous jeep safari from Manali and head for Spiti valley, which is about 6 hours drive via the Rohtang Pass.The next day, visit the Lossar, the first village in the Spiti Valley, via the Kunzum Pass.Aftermath, get inside the Spiti Valley and explore the magical world of Tibetan Monastery and proceed to the Kaza, the capital city of Spiti.Explore the capital city, Kaza and visit some of the most iconic tourist destinations like Ki Gompa monastery, etc. During your trip, also visit the hidden village of Komik, located in the Spiti valley.End your trip by visiting the Langcha Valley and get a chance to witness its fossils and 900 years old Gompa. 
Very Good

32 Ratings

3.0

32 Ratings

Starting from

INR 29,500

Send Enquiry
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.
Very Good

25 Ratings

3.0

25 Ratings

Starting from

INR 20,000

Send Enquiry
Hampta Pass and Chandrataal Lake Trek
Superb

38 Ratings

4.0

38 Ratings

Starting from

INR 9,400

Send Enquiry
Motorcycle Tour through Lahaul - Spiti
Motorcycle Tour through Lahaul - Spiti

7D/6N

Spiti Valley

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 for sometime, get an overnight stay in Lakeside Apple Farm resort.Relish the journey from Narkanda to Sangla and rivet in the sight of Sarahan in the middle of Shrikand Mahadev peak.Prepare for the next trip to Tabo via Ribba, visit other monasteries such as Morona and Tila en route, see the vast artistic talents hidden inside each monastery.Get an exciting drive to Kaza via Pin, Kungri and Dankar monasteries, enjoy your stay in Kaza.Visit Ki monastery which holds very ancient paintings and scriptures, aftermath travel to Kibber, the highest village and finally, reach Loshar for your overnight home stay.Rivet in the beauty of Kunzum pass and Chander Tal lake, the ultimate beauty and serenity mixed together and then relax in tents at Chander Tal.Reach Manali for shopping, feel an awesome time in Hot Spring in Vashisht and then your trip gets over by dinner.
Superb

40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

Starting from

INR 21,999

Send Enquiry
Women's Tour to Lahaul and Spiti Valley
Women's Tour to Lahaul and Spiti Valley

10D/9N

Spiti Valley

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 take you to Manali in an AC Volvo bus from where you will head towards the Lahaul and Spiti valley, visiting Kaza, Langza Village, Dhankar, Chandratal Lake and returning to Manali and concluding your trip in Delhi during the course of 10 days and 9 nights.The tour includes stay, all meals and transport throughout the tour.
Superb

36 Ratings

4.0

36 Ratings

Starting from

INR 46,650

Send Enquiry
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.
Superb

32 Ratings

4.0

32 Ratings

Starting from

INR 24,950

Send Enquiry
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
Very Good

24 Ratings

3.0

24 Ratings

Send Enquiry
Trek to Hampta Pass
Trek to Hampta Pass

5D/4N

Spiti Valley

About the Activity:Indulge in an invigorating trekking tour to Hampta pass, one of the freezing pass in the Himalayan ranges, the trek lasts for five days.Reach Manali from where you will travelling to Jobra and start the first day trek to Chika and it is an easy trek for 2 hours.On the second day you will be trekking from Chika to Balu ka Ghera which is at an elavation of 10,100 feet, the trek is for 2 hours.Trek from Balu ka Ghera to Siagoru, then you will cross the Humpta pass to have an incomparable adventure experience.Siagoru is where you will be camping on the third day, wake up for a fresh morning and you will trek to Chatru and then get driven to Chandra Tal.Enjoy the scenic beauty of Chander Tal where a clear nature with frozen mountains around exists and on the fifth day you will be travelling to Manali and your tour ends.
Superb

37 Ratings

4.0

37 Ratings

Starting from

INR 9,120

Send Enquiry
Newly Added Spiti Valley Experience

Spiti Valley Top Attractions

Places To Visit In Spiti Valley

Popular Related Destinations

18 July 2015
Excellent
Beautiful, unexplored place and the best part away from all the cobwebs of city.This place is heaven on earth. It is hard to believe that such beauty even exists. But yes, beauty comes at a price. Its hard to reach. Weather is extreme. I went there via Kinnaur. And Kinnaur is not for the light hearted. Its a long, tiring and dangerous journey with a treasure at the end.
18 June 2019
Excellent
I went to Spiti Valley with my family from Chandigarh and we booked our trip from Thrillophilia. The place is so beautiful, the view is so captivating. the trip was really wonderful we had a very nice ti me on the trip. Thanks, Thrillophilia for the great experience!!!
15 October 2019
Excellent
We went to Spiti from Shimla. We booked the trip from Thrillophilia and must say they have arranged everything so nicely, the stays, meals everything was so nice. We had an amazing time on the entire trip.
27 September 2019
Excellent
The Spiti Valley trip from Delhi was so amazing, The entire trip was so nicely planned, the meals and stays everything was so good. we had a great time on the trip. The place is so beautiful.
22 October 2019
Excellent
we went to Spiti valley from Delhi and it was one of the best trips ever, The beautiful hills and mountains are so alluring, Key Monastery, Lhalung Monastery, Dhankar Lake, Pin Valley National Park, and Kunzum Pass all are so beautiful. We had an amazing time at the trip. Thanks Thrillophilia for the wonderful experience!!!
10 July 2019
Chapala Pothuvaal Spiti Valley Bike Trip 2020
Excellent
Thrillophilia just arranged the best trip of my life! The guide was excellent, the bikes were in good condition and so were the other arrangements! The whole trip was so well arranged that we saw the best of Spiti.
18 May 2019
Excellent
I opt for solo bike trips regularly, but this is the best experience- bike in perfect condition, itinerary well planned, and the best support team to help out whenever necessary!
18 May 2019
Aanandaswarup Pothuvaal Manali to Spiti Valley Bike Trip 2020
Excellent
I opt for solo bike trips regularly, but this is the best experience- bike in perfect condition, itinerary well planned, and the best support team to help out whenever necessary!
03 July 2019
Vidur Namboothiri Spiti Valley Bike Trip 2020
Excellent
It was a great trip for me. However, there were some pros and cons. Pros: • The bikes were in good condition, and there were regular breaks for riders. • The trip guide was excellent and very clear with instructions. • They selected excellent viewpoints and regular stops. All the pre-decided places were duly shown to us. Cons • The food could have been improved • The internet connectivity throughout was very poor.
06 August 2019
Excellent
An unforgettable trip for my friends and me- Thrillophilia arranged it in the best way possible! The trip could not have been better executed! Our operator was the best- he gave us the whole itinerary minute by minute in Chandigarh on the first day and was there for every issue we had!

People Also Ask About Spiti Valley Things To Do

  1. What are the things to do in Spiti Valley?

    1. Biking: It is true that wanderlust takes you to unbelievable places. Adventure lovers find the winding roads of Spiti Valley a paradise. Hence, those who love to travel on wheels prefer biking even despite the challenging terrain of the valley. Some travel in groups while some go on solo biking expeditions to explore each hamlet hidden in this magical valley of Spiti. While the roads are well-constructed, many places experience landslides during heavy rainfalls. Nonetheless, biking here is not for the faint-hearted and requires skilled balancing. Kunzum Pass and Baralacha Pass provide angelic vistas but are only visited by professional bikers due to its difficult terrain.

    2. Camping at Chandratal Lake: Thousands of meters above the sea level cuddled peacefully amidst the foothills of Himalayas is the sparkling lake of Chandratal. The towering mountains overlooking the turquoise waters of the lake forms a perfect postcard scene. Fresh breezes brush against your cheeks as you sit near the shore of this placid lake. The lake gets its name from its amusing natural shape of a crescent moon. The serene environment encompassing the landscape makes it an ideal location for camping. People enjoy group hiking over here from base camp to the vicinity of the lake where they set up cosy camps. 

    3. Trek to Dhankar Lake: From the valley of Dhankar village, as you start trekking up the sloppy hills, you will finally reach the ethereal setting of Dhankar Lake. Trekking to Dhankar Lake is one of the favourite things to do in Spiti Valley for adventure lovers. It takes almost an hour to reach the lake. A small stupa, with sacred threads of prayer tied around it, is erected near the green waters of the lake. Due to the steep mountainous terrain, this trek falls in the moderate to difficult range. 

    4. Rafting: For the brave-hearted adventurers, who like to feel their adrenaline rush, rafting is a perfect sport to engage in. Two tremendous rivers coursing through this valley are ideal for rafting. They are the Spiti River and Pin River. The rapid currents and exquisite mountainous backdrop make river rafting a hit adventure sport amongst travellers over here. However, one should avoid planning this sport in their itinerary if they are visiting Spiti Valley in the monsoon season.

    5. Visit 500-Year-Old Mummy in Giu Village: Lovers of historical relics take delight in visiting Giu Village for one sole purpose- to see the preserved mummy. Army personnel stepped upon the remains of this mummy while excavating in the village area. It was then they preserved it inside a glass container at a site near Gompa. The lotus posture derived the theory of it being a lama, a revered monk, who was mummified while he was meditating. Carbon dating by archaeologists revealed it to be almost half a century old. The rusted appearance of this mummy intrigues all history lovers, and visiting this spot is definitely one of the best things to do in Spiti.

    6. Shopping in Kaza Market: The ultimate destination for shopaholics in Spiti is the traditional Kaza market. Always bustling with tourists collecting handcrafted memoirs, Kaza market is the largest and most popular market in the entire valley. Authentic handicrafts depicting Buddhist and Tibetan culture are put for sale here. From bowls and utensils to small statues of Lord Buddha and multicoloured prayer flags, a myriad of intricate artefacts are available here. You can also try out the savoury sweets prepared at the local shops or buy personalised t-shirts as gifts. Uniquely designed artwork made from silver and golden coated human bones are also sold at some shops.

    7. Fossil Hunting: If you want to get the vibes of being an archaeologist like Indiana Jones, then the hamlets of Hikkim and Langza form the perfect setting for your wish. These remote villages have been noted for being abundant in fossils belonging to all eras. It is believed that the tourists come across at least one intriguing fossil within ten minutes over here. 

    8. Eat at World's Highest Restaurant: Spiti's Organic Kitchen: Lying in the middle of the glorious monasteries of Komick village is the world's highest restaurant called Spiti's Organic Kitchen. With a view of snow-capped mountains sparkling with the shining sun, and cold breezes swaying gently in the air, this restaurant offers delicious local cuisine. Despite a limited menu, you will find all delectable Tibetan dishes and refreshing beverages served in a homely environment.

    9. Send a Postcard from World's Highest Post Office: In the rural area of Hikkim lies the highest post office in the world. Said to be situated at an altitude of 4400 meters, this hamlet lies somewhere between the villages of Komik and Langza. Locals give travellers a walk through history by proudly narrating the origin of this post office. Tourists of the valley make sure to travel to this small post office and send a postcard or a letter to their loved ones as a special memento. It is one of the most sought after things to do in Lahaul Spiti.  

    10. Night Stay at Tabo Monastery: The picturesque valley of Spiti is equally renowned for its charming vistas and religious influence. It is the abode of many eminent monasteries. Thousands of lamas and Buddhist monks meditate in the prayer halls and study ancient preaching in the schools of these hilltop monasteries. Dating back to its formation in 99 AD, Tabo monastery is the second oldest Tibetan monastery. Its interiors are constructed purely of stone and mud. The mild fragrance of sandalwood fills the air inside the rooms. Tourists can have a night stay in the lodgings inside the monastery complex to experience the pristine way of living like the monks.

    11. Indulge in Stargazing: Snuggling in a blanket outside your little tent, you can sip your hot coffee and quietly enjoy the view of the starlight night sky. Scattered in the valleys of the Himalayas, the high altitude villages of Losar, Kibber, Tabo, Dhankar and Komik provide clear skies during the night, making stargazing one of the most enchanting things to do in Spiti. Amidst the tranquility of your surroundings, you can look up to the sky and spot countless stars glowing in the sky. You can try finding the famous amusing constellations. You can even spot some shooting stars and wish upon them.

    12. Refuel at the Highest Fuel Station at Kaza: A sign proclaiming 'World's Highest Retail Outlet' welcomes passengers on the fuel station at Kaza. Situated at an altitude of 3740 meters, this Indian Oil fuel station is not only the highest commercial fuel station in the world but also the only station to refuel your vehicles in the entire valley. Hence, anyone travelling to Lahaul and Spiti Valley has to make a mandatory stopover here. Hence, refuelling in the rural hamlet of Kaza is always a check on the list of things to do in Lahaul Spiti.

    13. Visit Asia's Highest Bridge: Chicham Bridge : One of the recent things to do in Spiti is getting on top of the world's highest bridge and capturing the bird's eye view of the entire valley. Inaugurated in 2017, the Chicham Bridge took about 15 years for its construction and has strategic importance as the world's highest bridge at 13596 meters above sea level. It connects the village of Chicham to Kibber. The sturdy construction of this bridge overlooks the deep gorge of Samba Lamba Nallah. The bridge is a popular site amongst tourists to click panoramas of the valley.

    14. Wildlife Spotting at Pin Valley National Park: While the entire valley of Spiti is encompassed by a cold desert, the Pin Valley has scattered greenery thriving with a variety of flora and fauna in its terrain. With the Himalayas fringing the plains, this valley can be reached by travelling towards south from Dhankar village. The gushing sound of Pin River can be heard as you travel through the valley in search of the fascinating creatures resting in it. You can spot the Siberian ibex, Tibetan gazelle, and Himalayan snow cocks. Lucky ones can also sight and capture photographs of the endangered species of snow leopards hunting their prey.

    15. Try Local Food: Authentic luscious dishes from Tibetan gourmet are served in popular cafes to those who wish to satiate their taste buds by trying the local cuisine. Be it the tea, or the Spitian bread, or a simple dal and rice, each flavour is piquant and unique. You can stop and eat at the luxurious cafes or sit at the local food joints to get a cultural touch. However, the most memorable experience one can get is by having divine meals with the lamas at their monastery. At the monasteries of Komik, Kungri and Key, one can taste the delectable Tibetan dishes by having lunch inside the monastery.

  2. What is the must-try local food of Spiti?

    Foodies should make a point to try out the real tastes of savoury dishes from Tibetan gourmet at the restaurants of Spiti valley: 

    1. Channa Madra: It is a traditional Himalayan recipe where chickpeas are cooked in a thick yoghurt gravy. 
    2. Thenktuk and Thukpa: The traditional Ladakhi soups of Thenktuk and Thukpa are served hot with chopped vegetables and noodles. While Thenktuk can be for vegetarians as well, Thukpa is only prepared with chicken. 
    3. Dhaam:  Served on leaf plates, Dhaam is a savoury dish prepared from different dals immersed in dahi and piquant species.
    4. Chha Gosht: Aromatic spices are sprinkled along with buttermilk and gram flour to make the delicious gravy of this mutton curry dish. It is best enjoyed with rice. 
  3. What can you buy in Spiti Valley as a souvenir?

    Local craftsmen of the valley make ravishing handicrafts and apparels which catch the eye of tourists visiting the markets. From wooden carvings to hand embroidery, from traditional jewellery to metal works, you have a variety of artifacts to take home as souvenirs.

    1. Choktse: Intricate carvings are chiselled with precision over designer wooden tables. These wooden tables are coated with rich colours and varnished for sale.
    2. Buddha statues: Gold and silver coated statues of Lord Buddha, and Guru Padmasambhava is the shopped souvenirs in Spiti.
    3. Singing bowls: These traditional brass and copper bowls are said to have therapeutic and spiritual powers if they are struck to produce music. 
    4. Shawls: Fine quality woolen shawls are designed in Kashmiri and Kullu styles that make a perfect gift.
  4. How do I get to Spiti Valley?

    The remote location of Spiti Valley makes it difficult to be accessed directly by air or train. It is well-connected by roads to the adjoining cities. However, the connectivity of these is subject to weather conditions. Given below are some possible routes and transport options you can take to reach Spiti Valley.

    By Air: The well-developed airport of Bhuntar, called Kullu-Manali airport, is the nearest terminal to the valley. All major airlines like Air India, IndiGo and SpiceJet operate on this airport. However, you will have to hire a cab or book a taxi from a tour operator present outside the airport. It will then take you about 5 to 6 hours more to reach Spiti Valley.

    By Rail: The railway stations of Joginder Nagar and Shimla are closest to Spiti Valley. Local trains operate on the route from all the major cities. You can take a bus or hire a private cab to travel further. 

    By Road: Most travelers visiting the valley plan road trips to enjoy the picturesque beauty of the journey. However, as said before, the connectivity and condition of these roads are subject to the weather. Local buses and private Volvos operate from cities of Shimla and Manali. If you are traveling on your bike, you can take any route as per your convenience. One route goes from Manali and requires you to cross Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass to finally reach the hamlet of Kaza. Another route starts from the beautiful Kinnaur Valley of Shimla and crosses Tabo and Kaza to reach Spiti valley. 
  5. How many days are enough for Spiti valley?

    Eight days are enough for travelling the entire Spiti Valley. Although your itinerary totally depends upon your bucket list of things you plan to do in the alluring Spiti valley. No matter how many days you decide, they will always seem insufficient.
  6. Is there network in Spiti valley?

    Up to the Kinnaur valley, the signals of all major networks like Idea, Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio can be received in the phones. However, as you travel further to the more remote villages of the valley, only the networks of BSNL and MTNL can be accessed.
  7. What are the things to Carry for Spiti trip?

    If you want your trip to Spiti to be a cherished affair then don’t forget to carry these essentials with you:
     
    First aid kit and important medicines.
    Woolen coats, jackets, and caps.
    Hiking boots or trekking shoes
    Munching items such as energy bars, chocolates, and dry fruits
    Torchlight to find your way when it gets late or dark
    Hand sanitizer
    Sunscreen to protect yourself from sunburn
  8. What range of temperature will we experience from day to night?

    The hilly location at such an elevated altitude blesses Spiti Valley with a pleasant climate throughout the year. Summer months from March to June experience sunny weather over 20-degree Celsius during the daytime. Monsoon witnesses mild showers with temperature averaging between 10 to 30 degrees throughout the entire day. However, during winters, temperatures can dip as low as -5 degrees at night
  9. What is there to see in Spiti Valley?

    1. Key Monastery: This is a famous Buddhist monastery in Spiti valley located at 4166 meters above the sea level. The monastery holds the title of being the biggest and the oldest training centre for the lamas in Lahaul Spiti of Himachal Pradesh. Around 300 lamas receive their education here, and the entire monastery looks like a defensive fort rather than a religious spot. This monastery is a splendid example of monastic architecture which came into prominence in the 14th century due to Chinese influence. The walls of this monastery have been adorned with beautiful paintings, stucco images and valuable manuscripts. 

    2. Chandratal lake:
    This moon-shaped lake is surrounded by the mighty Himalayas from all four sides and is a paradise for nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. Earlier this lake served as a resting point for the voyagers and traders who came to Ladakh or Tibet but now it has become a popular tourist spot. The best thing about this lake is that its colour keeps on changing gradually with the colour of the sky. It serves as the starting point of Lake-Baralacha Pass trek which takes you to undiscovered monasteries and lush green forests. 

    3. Pin Valley National Park: This is only the wildlife national park situated in the cold desert of Lahaul and Spiti. Set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of icy mountains it is known for its sub-frozen rivers and sub-zero temperature. It was set up to preserve and protect the unique and rarest species of flora and fauna. This national park serves as the home to grey ghost of the Himalayas, snow leopard and ibex. Some of the famous gompas and Buddhist monasteries are also located over here.

    4. Suraj Tal: It is the third-highest lake across India and twenty-first highest across the world known for its enthralling beauty and splendid grandeur. It is surrounded by gigantic mountain ranges from all the sides that get completely covered in snow during winters. This is also known as the lake of the sun god and a holy dip in this river can absolve you from all your sins. 

    5. Tabo Monastery: This is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Spiti valley that stands on the rocky and cold desert of Tabo valley. Spread across an area of 6300sq m it comprises of nine gompas and temples. The monastery has several statues, murals and thangkas that depict the history and culture of the Himalayan region. The main temple at this monastery has a huge entrance hall called Go Khang, and towards the western side of this hall, you can find a recess area with an ambulatory passage. 

    6. Kunzum Pass: This is a high mountain pass located on the eastern Kunzum Range of Himalayas. It connects the Lahaul valley and Kullu valley with Spiti valley. A huge number of bikers visit this pass to have the most exciting ride through the treacherous entryway of Kunjum Pass. The entire mountain pass is so beautiful that the visitors stop over here to have the view of the Bara-Sigri glacier, which is the second biggest glacier in the entire world. 

    7. Kaza: This is a small town in Spiti valley surrounded by gigantic mountain peaks, crystal clear streams, green meadows and landscapes. It houses beautiful palaces, gompas, monasteries and other marvellous spots. Tourists from across the globe visit Kaza to have a glimpse of the breathtaking mountain terrains and scenic trails. The popular trails from Kaza connect the local villages plunged in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Spiti valley.

    8. Kibber: This is the highest village in Spiti valley located at an altitude of 4270 meters above the sea level. It houses a wildlife sanctuary and a monastery. It is surrounded from all sides by limestone rock mountains that offer a panoramic view. The houses in Kibbar are unique as they’re made of mud instead of stones. You can find here the dominance of Tibetan Buddhism as Serkong Rinponche who was the teacher of the current Dalai Lama died here.

    9. Dhankar Monastery: This is a famous Buddhist monastery located at around 24 km from Kaza. The monastery is so beautifully perched amongst the rocks that it seems as if it is just a few seconds away from falling down. Around one fifty lamas reside over here and it is an important pilgrimage site for the Buddhists. On the southern side of this monastery, you can spot a national park that is home to faunal species like snow leopard.

    10. Nako Village:
    This beautiful lakeside village is a treat for nature lovers as it is fringed with willows and oak trees. Located on the bank of Nako Lake this village offers several sightseeing options to the visitors like Rakham and Buddhist temples. It also has a rock that is said to have the footprints of saint Padmasambhava.

  10. What is the best time to visit Spiti Valley?

    The best time to explore all the tourist attractions and try adventure sports in Spiti valley is from March to July. Sun shines, and cool breezes blow throughout the summer months. Travelling to Spiti during the monsoon months from the end of July to September is very risky. Not only do the showers spoil your outdoor activities, but the roads also witness frequent landslides. And while most tourists fascinate the heavy snow that blankets the entire valley during winters, the road connectivity decreases due to the snow, making driving a very hard task. The chilly weather becomes unbearable at night when the temperatures dip to -5 degrees.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Is Spiti Valley safe?

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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,

  17. 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.