10 Best Places to Visit in Spiti Valley in May 2024
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Places to visit in Spiti in May

1. Dhankar Monastery
2. Kunzum Pass
3. Pin Valley National Park
4.Chandratal Lake
5.Langza Village
6. Kibber
7. Key Monastery
8. Tabo
9. Dhankar Lake
10. Nako Village

Looking for places to visit in Spiti Valley in May? You've landed at the perfect spot. Spiti Valley, popularly known as the 'Little Tibet' in India, is located among the Himalayan mountains. At 14,000 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest inhabited areas on the globe. In the month of May, you can expect pleasant weather, colorful flowers, and cultural events during your Spiti Valley tour.

During May, Spiti Valley experiences the beginning of summers. The average temperature could range anywhere between 15 to 20 degrees. The nights could still get cold, ranging between 5 to 10 degrees. That being said, you should face absolutely no trouble during the sightseeing tour. Dhankar Monastery, Pin Valley National Park, and Chandratal Lake are some of the most loved tourist places to visit in Spiti Valley in May.

Spiti Valley, which is beautiful throughout the year, becomes extra pretty during May. From trekking expeditions, to adventure sports, everything comes alive in the month of May.The valley has many attractions to visit that include but are not limited to Hikkim, and Chandratal Lake. Discover the true elegance of the Himalayas at Kye Monastery, Lahaul Valley, Komick Village, Kinnaur Valley, and Suraj Tal Lake. You can experience a sense of peace and comfort at your favorite spots in the middle land, Spiti Valley.  
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Essential Information About Spiti in May


Weather of Spiti Valley in May

In May, Spiti Valley starts to get warmer after the cold winter. It's like the valley is waking up from a long sleep. The snow starts melting, revealing the brown mountains underneath. Days become nice and warm, around 15-20°C, perfect for going out and exploring.

But don't forget, nights are still cold! Sometimes, you might see rivers getting bigger because of the melting snow. May is a great time to visit Spiti Valley because you can enjoy the clear blue skies, breathe in fresh air, and see the plants starting to grow again. It's like the valley is coming back to life after the winter.

Places to visit in Spiti in May

Dhankar Monastery is located in Lahaul and Spiti Valley at 3,894 meters. It is recognized as one of the hundred most endangered monuments in the world. This monastery is also known as Dhangkar Gompa, and it was built around 1000 years ago by Lama Lha-od. It is one of the primary Buddhist centres and tourist attractions in Spiti. The Monastery also houses centuries-old Buddhist paintings. Visitors can experience the amazing beauty of Spiti Valley from the Dhankar Monastery.

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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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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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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 Instagram worthy pictures.

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Langza Village is located at 4,400 metres above sea level in Himachal Pradesh. This village is well-known for its stunning views of the Spiti Valley, which is surrounded by snowy Himalayan peaks. The main highlight of this village is a huge Buddha statue that is believed to guard it from the tough climate. People also visit this place to admire the beauty of a 500-year-old Buddhist Monastery.

Explore the charming Langza Village, nestled in the heart of Spiti Valley and included in Spiti trip packages, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with friendly villagers, and marvel at the stunning Himalayan vistas.

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Kibber is a village located in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh at an elevation of 4270 meters. This village is surrounded by stunning mountains and landscapes. The Tibetan-style houses in Kibber, built with stone and bricks, are impressive to see. The village's landscape is unique in the Spiti Valley, featuring fertile fields that yield abundant crops, even for trading. Also called Kyibar, it is famous for the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kibber Monastery.

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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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Tabo is a small village in the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. It is a treasure trove of culture and is home to the Tabo Monastery which is also known as the "Ajanta of the Himalayas." This ancient village is surrounded by snowclad Pir Panjal mountains and it is a great place to learn about Buddhist culture as well as traditions. Tabo is also an excellent destination to visit for those seeking tranquillity and historical exploration.

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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!

Near Rohtang Pass connecting Kullu and Lahul. 

No timing restrictions.

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Nako village, situated in the Himalayan mountains, is a tranquil getaway that captivates visitors with its beauty and quiet. This charming community, encircled by majestic peaks and verdant surroundings, provides an insight into the way of life in the Himalayas. For those looking for peace and natural beauty, Nako is the ideal location because of its gorgeous surroundings and welcoming residents. Nako village promises a memorable experience in the heart of the Himalayas, whether you choose to explore the village's meandering lanes or just take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

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Nestled in the serene Spiti Valley, Giu Mummy is a mysterious marvel that dates back over 500 years. This well-preserved mummy of a Buddhist monk sits in a small temple in Giu Village, close to the Indo-Tibet border. The monk’s body, surprisingly intact without any embalming, offers a unique glimpse into the spiritual practices of the past. Visitors come from far and wide, not just for the mummy but also for the breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan mountains.

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People Also Ask About Spiti Valley

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Spiti in May with kids?

    Dhankar Gompa: Dhankar Monastery is located on a cliff above the Shichilling village. Its name literally translates to 'Cliff Fort'. The Dhankar Gompa is a great place to introduce kids to the culture and traditions of Spiti. More than 100 monks who practice Tibetan Buddhism live in the monastery. You could meditate in peace and enjoy the scenic views with your kids.

    Kye Monastery: The Kye Monastery is among the best places to visit in Spiti in May. It is one of the largest and oldest monasteries located in Spiti. Click amazing pictures with your kids by the beautiful murals, and mani wheels. Get amazed by the location of the monastery which faces the Spiti river.

    Pin Valley National Park: Get a chance to admire the rare wildlife of Himalayas. Take a look at the Red Fox, Golden Eagle, Bearded Vulture, and the rare Snow Leopard. Enjoy spotting the rare Siberian Ibex and various other animals with your kids. 

    Chandratal Lake: Visit the Chandratal Lake, also popular by the name 'Moon Lake' at a height of more than 14,000 feet. It has been given the name due to its shape that resembles that of a moon. Experience the beauty of the lake with your kids and admire its bright blue waters.
  2. Which are the best places to visit in Spiti Valley in May with couples?

    Lahaul Valley: Located near Spiti, the Lahaul Valley is one of the best places to visit in Spiti in May. Some of the locals follow Hinduism, while the others follow Tibetan Buddhism. Enjoy a beautiful drive in the valley, and admire the scenic views of the Himalayas with your partner.

    Komick Village: Komick village is the highest Asian village settlement that is connected by a motorable road. Explore the daily life of the locals and learn about their cultures and traditions. Click amazing pictures with your partner in a village that carries the true essence of the Himalayas.

    Kinnaur Valley: Explore the Kinnaur Valley, popular for its apple orchards, leafy landscapes, and beautiful villages. You can also pay a visit to the Triloknath Temple, which is located at a height of more than 9,000 feet. Discover a hidden gem, Nako Lake, and admire the reflection of the Himalayas in its crystal clear waters.

    Suraj Tal: The Sun Lake, popular by the name 'Suraj Tal' among the locals. It is believed to be the third-highest lake in the country. Suraj Tal is only accessible during the summers, as the routes close during winters. Fall in love with the beauty of the lake located near Baralacha Pass.

  3. Is May a good time to visit Spiti Valley?

    Yes, May is a good time to visit Spiti Valley. The weather becomes pleasant during the daytime and the nights are mildly cold. You can enjoy round-the-clock access to all the attractions in the valley including villages, and meadows. The lakes are among the best tourist places to visit in Spiti Valley in May, as the ice starts to melt.
  4. Why is Spiti Valley so famous?

    Spiti Valley is popular for its villages, landscapes, and some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries across the globe. High-inhabited villages like Langza, Komic, and Kibber, are the popular places to visit in Spiti Valley in May. It is also home to scenic lakes such as Chandratal and Suraaj Tal. You can admire the beautiful reflection of the Himalayas in the crystal clear waters of the lakes.
  5. Will there be snow in Spiti Valley in May?

    Spiti Valley doesn't get any snowfall during the month of May. Although, if you wish to see snowfall, you could find some of it around Kunzum Pass or Kunzum Pass. Usually, during May, the snow in Spiti Valley starts to melt in most of the areas.
  6. Is 2 days enough to explore Spiti?

    In all honesty, 2 days won't be enough to explore Spiti. You would require at least 2-3 days to just commute in and around the valley. Although there are a few places that you can explore on a 5 day tour package for Spiti. Kye Monastery, Komic and Hikkim villages, are among the best tourist places to visit in Spiti Valley in May.
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