10 Best Places to Visit in Spiti Valley in July 2024

Tourist Places To Visit In Spiti Valley in July

Spiti Valley in July offers a vibrant landscape with lush greenery, clear blue waters and freshly bloomed flowers. During this month, you will experience mild temperatures and pleasant weather conditions, allowing you to comfortably explore the attractions of Spiti.  Some of the most well-known places to visit in Spiti Valley in July include Key Monastery, Chandratal Lake, Pin Valley National Park, Tabo Monastery, Kaza, Dhankar Lake and Kibber Village.

Even though July is the onset of the monsoon season, you will rarely experience rain in this month. Since it is a peak tourist season, all the roads, campsites and hotels are fully operational which means that you can easily explore any part of Spiti with ease. 

Additionally, Thrillophilia’s Spiti Valley holiday packages offer a wide range of adventure activities such as paragliding, river rafting, trekking, camping and stargazing. If you wish to experience the lively culture of Spiti, make sure to attend the local festivals that take place in July. You can attend Tshechu Festival which includes masked dance performances by lamas. Ladarcha Fair in Kaza is another festival that you can attend in which people from Lahaul, Rampur and Ladakh gather to celebrate their culture. 

Here is the list of places to visit in Spiti Valley in July :

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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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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.

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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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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 splendor. In the cold barren deserts of Tabo valley, the monastery appears as a sanctum from the brutality of barbarous rocky mountains around.

It houses centuries worth of Buddhist culture, tradition and heritage – a treat for history and cultural buffs. For those of you interested in art and handicraft – witness the amazingly preserved paintings, murals and sculptures. Or just kick back and take in the healing environment as calmness ascends over your being.

Discover the peaceful Tabo Monastery in the Himalayas with Spiti Valley Packages, where you can explore ancient Buddhist traditions and enjoy stunning mountain views in a serene setting.

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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.


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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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The Nako Lake is located in Nako village of Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 3662 meters, it is famous for its dense willow forests and beautiful mountain views. This lake in the Nako village is a pilgrimage destination for Buddhist followers. Legends say that Lord Padmasambhava (one of the founding fathers of Tibetan Buddhism) meditated here, making it sacred. So, no one is allowed to bathe, swim, or put their feet in the waters of the Nako Lake.


Location: Nako Village, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh


Timings: It can be visited at any time.


Entry Fee: No entry charges

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Perched above the serene Tabo Monastery, the Tabo Caves are a popular attraction that dates back more than 1000 years. These age-old meditation retreats used to serve as the abode for monks in the monastery. As you explore these caves, you are treated to stunning vistas of the valley below. Perfect for history buffs and peace seekers alike, these caves offer a journey into the heart of Buddhism.

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Kunzum Pass is your high road to adventure, connecting Lahaul and Spiti valleys at an altitude of 4,551 metres. With 15 thrilling hairpin bends, it offers an adrenaline rush amidst the snow peaks and valleys. The temple of goddess Kunzum Devi stands guard here, blessing the travellers. It is a haven for bikers, trekkers, and photographers seeking extraordinary sights and thrilling experiences.

Discover the stunning Kunzum Pass where you can enjoy breathtaking views and thrilling adventures amidst the beautiful Himalayas with Spiti Valley Packages.

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The Spiti River flows gently through the rocky land of Himachal Pradesh. It starts from Himalayan glaciers and goes through Spiti Valley amidst tall mountains. This river supports diverse wildlife and vegetation, which makes it a great place for people to relax and calm their senses. It also provides a source of water for nearby villages like Tabo and Kaza.

Checkout our Spiti Tour Package and experience the gentle flow of Spiti River flowing through the picturesque Valley, offering a serene backdrop for travelers amidst the majestic Himalayan landscape.


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People Also Ask About Spiti Valley

  1. What are the best places to visit in Spiti Valley in July with kids?

    Some of the best places to visit in Spiti Valley in July with kids are as follows:
    •  Key Monastery: Located at a height of 4,166 metres, Key Monastery is one of the most popular attractions in Spiti. You can learn about Buddhist culture as well as meditate for a soothing experience. Additionally, you will get to admire the ancient books, scrolls, paintings and murals related to Buddhism. 
    •  Pin Valley National Park: A tour of the jungle and spotting wild animals is surely something that the kids will love. Pin Valley National Park is the only national park in Himachal Pradesh which is home to a wide variety of animals. On your tour, you may get to spot animals like snow leopards, ibex, red foxes, golden eagles, snow cock, pika, griffon and bharal. 
    •  Tabo Monastery : Found in 996 CE, Tabo Monastery is the oldest monastery in India. It is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Spiti Valley in July which includes structures made from mud and frescoes on the walls. It is a centre for worship and learning where you can get in-depth knowledge about Buddhism and its teachings. 
    •  Langza : Langza is a beautiful village in Spiti which is situated at an altitude of 4,420 metres. It is renowned for offering magnificent views of the Himalayas, friendly locals, endangered animals and a 35 ft tall statue of Buddha.
  2. Is July a good time to visit Spiti Valley?

    Yes, July is an ideal time for a trip to Spiti Valley. The mild temperatures and favourable weather conditions of Spiti in July allows you to comfortably enjoy your trip and explore the attractions. All the roads and attractions are open for tourist visits such as Key Monastery, Dhankar Lake, Suraj Tal Lake, Tabo Monastery, Kibber Village and Chandratal Lake. You can also enjoy outdoor activities in July such as river rafting, paragliding and trekking.
  3. Is it safe to travel to Spiti in July?

    Yes, it is completely safe to travel to Spiti in July. This month is one of the peak tourist months, during which all the roads, campsites and hotels are fully operational. You might experience occasional rains which is why remember to carry proper
  4. Why is Spiti Valley so famous?

    Spiti Valley is mainly famous for its enchanting natural beauty, serene villages and ancient monasteries. The beautiful landscape of Spiti offers giant mountains, crystal blue waters and stunning meadows. You can explore popular monasteries like Tabo Monastery and Key Monastery to learn about Buddhism. Additionally, Spiti also offers exciting activities such as paragliding, river rafting, night camping and trekking.
  5. Are 2 days enough to explore Spiti Valley?

    Ideally, you need a minimum of 5-6 days to properly cover the attractions and activities of Spiti Valley. However, if you only have 2 days then you can cover the major attractions such as Key Monastery, Chandratal Lake, Kaza and Langza. You can even enjoy little treks as well as river rafting for an even more enjoyable experience.
  6. Is there snow in Spiti in July?

    By July, the sun starts to shine bright, melting away all the snow. So it is rare to see snow in the main regions of Spiti such as Kibber Village, Tabo, Dhankar and Kaza. However, if you do wish to witness snow in the month of July you can reach the higher altitude regions like Kunzum Pass or Rohtang Pass where you will get to see the snow-capped peaks.
  7. What are the best places to visit in Spiti Valley in July for couples?

    Some of the best places to visit in Spiti Valley in July for couples are :
    • Chandratal Lake: Situated at an altitude of 4,250 metres, the scenic beauty of Chandratal Lake makes it one of the most romantic places for couples in Spiti. It is a huge lake with crystal clear blue waters, surrounded by the mighty Himalayas and offers stunning views of the nearby valleys. 
    •  Kunzum Pass: If you wish to visit the highest point in Spiti with your partner then Kunzum Pass should definitely be on your list. Located at an altitude of 4,589 metres, this place is where you can see a little bit of snow even in July. Additionally, you can visit the Kunzum Devi temple to offer your prayers and seek blessings. 
    •  Kaza: Kaza is a picturesque village in Spiti, situated at a height of 3000 metres. It is known for its ancient monasteries, giant mountains, pristine lakes and scenic trekking trails. 
    • Tashigang: Tashigang is the highest and the most scenic village in Spiti which you should definitely visit. It is an ideal place for a peaceful getaway where you will get to see ancient monasteries, traditional Tibetan houses as well as agricultural fields.
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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!!!
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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
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18 May 2019
Aanandaswarup Pothuvaal Manali to Spiti Valley Bike Trip
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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
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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.
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